Manage your time the way Jesus managed his with a biblical antidote to swamped to-do lists and hurried schedules.
Despite the overwhelming amount of resources for time management and work-life balance, the ability to cultivate the efficiency and equilibrium needed to manage all our worthy pursuits can often feel frustratingly out of reach. The reason for our struggle is that productivity and time-management systems focus on individual habits rather than more meaningful and lasting lifestyle changes. But as it turns out, there is a better way to reach our full potential.
We don't need just another approach to changing our habits. What we need is an operating system that takes into account the full scope of our lives. In these pages, bestselling author Jordan Raynor presents this system, using seven powerful time- management principles drawn from the example of how Jesus lived: 1. Start with the Word:
Find meaningful connection with the author of time daily. 2. Let Your Yes Be Yes:
Accept only the commitments you can fulfill. 3. Dissent from the Kingdom of Noise:
Create room for silence, stillness, and reflection. 4. Prioritize Your Yeses:
Confidently maintain your commitments. 5. Accept Your "Unipresence"
Focus on one important thing at a time. 6. Embrace Productive Rest:
Live the God-designed rhythms of rest which are productive for our goals and souls. 7. Eliminate All Hurry:
Embrace productive busyness while ruthlessly eliminating hurry from our lives.
With these principles, you'll see how Jesus managed his time on earth and how he responded to human constraints much like the ones you face today. More than that, you'll discover corresponding practices that will help you embrace the best, most Christlike version of yourself possible: purposeful, present, and wildly productive.
About the Author
Jordan Raynor is a serial entrepreneur and national bestselling author who has helped millions of Christians around the world connect the gospel to their work through his podcast, devotionals, and books Called to Create and Master of One. He also serves as the executive chairman of Threshold 360, a venture-backed tech start-up that has built the world's largest library of 360-degree virtual experiences of hotels, restaurants, and attractions. A highly sought-after speaker on the topic of faith and work, he has spoken at Harvard University, SXSW, and many other events around the world. Jordan has been selected as a Google fellow twice, and he served in the White House under President George W. Bush. A sixth-generation Floridian, he lives in Tampa with his wife and their three daughters.