My book It Takes 15 Minutes to Change Your Life, is about improving your life in various areas (financial, personal, spiritual) through the investment of 15-minute blocks of time, repeated daily. Since publishing it and shedding my job it really has changed my life significantly. It used to be I was a full-time employee, using my spare time to promote my business, then with 15-minutes every day, working on becoming an author. Now my full-time job is divided between: promoting myself as an author, writing book number two, and promoting my business, using my spare time to act, but I still intend to devote 15 minutes to some task or project to improve myself in some way.
Currently, I’m spending 15-minutes a day cleaning and organizing. Over the years, I’ve allowed myself to become something of a slob. Not quite as bad as some of those “hoarder” reality shows I’ve seen commercials for, but a detailed list of just the stuff I threw out of my bedroom could have been enough material for a second book. Now, I still have a long way to go, but just in the past two weeks, I’ve actually managed to clear out enough space for a home office, with an actual desk and chair and places for files. This may not seem like a big deal, but it is to me, and here’s why: My entire first book was written almost entirely away from home because there was too much clutter and distractions (I did most of my writing at work or I would actually have to drive to a coffee shop just to write for 15 minutes). Now, with an actual office space, I can write at home, which saves me the time it takes to leave the house to find a safe writing spot.
Which gives me back an extra 15-minute block of time to work with. Funny how that works, success begets success. Even in little things.
What is something in your life that you can devote 15-minutes a day to developing or improving?