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No Time Left in Your Day, Your Business Success Depends Upon It

“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.”

-Eckhart Tolle

Would you agree this quote is more than relevant? Are so many of us missing the NOW?
Cell phones, iPads, news blips instead of in depth coverage, more distractions than substance.

A divorced dad is spending his Sunday with his 8 year old daughter. They have two Sundays a month to spend together. They are at Starbucks. He is working on his MacBook. She is texting friends on her iPhone. They sit together for three hours and never speak to each other.

Be present. NOW. Be in the NOW. If you are distracted how will you lead? If you are distracted how will your business follow Your Vision, Your Mission, Your Goals for success?

You must address the critical issues for your business growth right away. These may not be left for reviewing another day. If you require expert help seek it out. The reality is many business owners put the tough issues off to the side where they sit forgotten. It is the rare few who take ownership and immediately act upon the tough issues. These rare few are the exact same rare few who will achieve great success.

They overcome their fear. They quiet the naysayers. They move swiftly, on occasion making mistakes, and then continue to take action learning from each mistake. This is what it takes to be successful. Appreciate where you are now. Be present. Enjoy each step and each moment.

Do not mistake a busy day for a productive day.

Think about your day. Do you enjoy the time to relax when it is time to relax? Or are you checking your cell phone and eating at the same time and looking at email? My suggestion is you must take a few moments during each day ‘off the grid’. Be present in your relaxation. Upon your return to your project, your work, whatever you were working on you will be more productive, more energetic than before your ‘real’ break. Try this out for yourself and let me know how it goes.

If you are ready to create the NOW for yourself and you require the assistance of an expert Executive Coach, contact Mitch Tublin today www.thementorguy.com.


  1. Mitch, how did you know I needed to hear this? The article and quote is so relevant. When I was in Disneyland a few months ago, I saw a whole family playing with their technical toys on a park bench – in the middle of Disneyland. It’s so interesting that I’ve been working this week to tick off items on my to-do list just to get through but really wasn’t present in the moment. My whole focus needs to be more on not just doing but connecting with my customers. Thanks again for your words of wisdom.

  2. Mitch
    Excellent post and so relevant in this day and age. The story of the dad and his daughter in Starbucks is so common and so is eating on the run!
    This says it all! The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

      You will be writing an article soon I assume on the importance of chewing your food. I notice people are so busy they almost swallow their food whole. Yuck!

  3. I feel so blessed to have created a life and business where I can do things on whim like have my office under a beach umbrella feeling the spray of the pounding ocean surf as I did today. I find when I am feeling blissful, time opens up for me, and I can get so much done in a very short amount of “time.” XO, Katherine
    International Association of Law of Attraction Professionals