3. How Do You Process Time?
One of the things that most business owners don’t realize is how they process time internally. There are 2 sides to this coin. We have judgers.
These are the people who absolutely love to plan out everything down to the very last second. They are the ones who will work out of a planner, know where they will be at any given day of the year, and they may even have the following year sketched out. These business owners tend to come to networking events or seminars early so they can set-up their spot, they get annoyed when people don’t respect time, and they value organization. Characteristics of a judger tend to be more decisive, organized, quick to complete tasks, structured, responsible, and love to make plans. For judgers, they arrange their outer world in order to achieve internal peace. Then we have our perceivers of the world. Perceivers process the world in the opposite way… Their strength is that they are adaptive and flexible. They thrive when things happen “on the fly” and are open to unexpected changes to their schedule. Perceivers also are the ones who tend to get “shiny object syndrome” in business. They feel like they just need to learn one more thing before they can go out and implement it in their business. To these business owners, deadlines are merely suggestions instead of dates that are absolute.
Unfortunately, for perceivers, they tend to run late to a lot of the events because they lose track of time. Or they put so much focus into one thing but don’t realize they’ve spent an hour working on something that should have taken them 5 minutes. Common characteristics of perceivers are that they are flexible in behavior, spontaneous, care-free, keeps options open, disorganized, and tend to procrastinate until the very last minute. *hint hint* - This is why we use countdown timers on our event landing/sales pages. *hint hint* This isn’t an “either/or” situation. We are all part judger and part perceiver… It just depends on which one we tend to lean into more of. This is extremely important to know because then you will know exactly what you need to do to motivate yourself to get down to work.