Too many thought leaders, change-makers and creatives have a lot of ideas and a lot on their plate, and think that they don’t have time to write a book or get to their dream life. But, as Don Cote mentioned in this week’s podcast. It’s all about lifestyle management. And if you want to write that book, reach. your goals and live your dream, you must check each activity that you put on your calendar against these four things:

“Is this something that gets me closer to my dreams?”

And if not, “Can I eliminate it?”

If it does get you closer to your dreams, ask yourself, “Can I automate it?”

If you can’t automate it, ask yourself, “Can I potentially delegate it?”

And if you can’t delegate it, can you collaborate about it?

And if you do this, you will find that you can get a couple more hours in the day to get it done. Remember, everyone has the same 24 hours in a day.

Take me for example, I have written 9 books, created several courses, and coached hundreds of students and clients personally, and I have done hundreds of trainings and interviews over the years. I also take care of my husband and the household and have suffered from an immune disorder for about 20 years. Is it easy? Hell no. But it can be done!

As Don tells people,” if you’ve ever said, ‘Yeah, if I just had a couple more hours in the day,’ you do, you’re just spending them on doing things that somebody else could do. Or, it could be automated. If you had two extra hours in your day, 365 days a year, and you divide that by forty, as in a forty-hour workweek, that’s over eighteen weeks of vacation a year.

And most people couldn’t tell you if you held a gun to their head…where that eighteen weeks went. It just goes away in five minutes here, fifteen minutes there, and it’s gone. That’s the juice. That’s where you can write the book” (and create your dream lifestyle).

To listen to the entire podcast, The Secret to Getting Rich That Most People Ignore, go to: Episode 47: The Secret to Getting Rich That Most People Ignore

Ellen Violette helps busy creative visionaries, leaders and change-makers, write, publish, launch to #1 bestseller, and market their book to get more clients, make more money, make a bigger impact, and leave a legacy.

She is an award-winning book and business coach, podcast host, CEO of Create a Splash Marketing & Grammy-nominated songwriter.