By using the concept of No Extra Time (NET) you can use your time wisely, learn much more and much faster whilst actually enjoying the process!
The NET-concept comes from Tony Robbins and I find it great and yet so simple it is insane that we don’t use it all the time. By using our “dead time” we can learn and grow at the same time! Or we can actually make money whilst simultaneously becoming an expert in our field!
If you say you never have time for yourself, this is a game changer for you!
What is NET?
The concept basically means to make use of the time we would normally not use purposfully and start using it for mental or learning purposes. A great example is when you are out walking the dog, cleaning your house or doing gardening (unless you have already hired staff to do that!). If you use your time wisely that time could and should be used to learn new skills, listen to your mentors or just putting you in a great state of mind. You know the importance of listening and learning the right things and having great and empowering thoughts instead of a negative mind chatter.
You become what you think about and this time is a great opportunity to use for shaping yourself into a better version and having your subconscious working even harder for you.
How to use your time wisely with NET
I want you to live a balanced and fulfilled life with constant growth. By using most (not all) of your NET time to listen to things that will make you grow and are in line with your goals and dreams, you will make sure you reach them faster! I would recommend that you take a few moments to think about what it is that you want to learn and listen to and write down a list. Then take a moment to do the same for all NET-activities you can think of. Some of them will require some degree of attention whilst in other situations you can be on autopilot. Depending on what it is that you wish to learn, dedicate certain NET-activities to certain types of learning depending on the degree of attention required. Have a look at this post on “Brainwashing” for inspiration on what to listen to (in case you need it).
If you are driving for example, you might want to listen to a motivational talk just to get it into your head (autosuggestion works great for this purpose) again and again and again. You will need to be focus on driving and the traffic but having someone inspiring and motivational in the background, reminding you about the importance of taking action and moving forward makes wonders, trust me. Without really being consciously aware of the talk in the background it will still be ingrained to your subconscious mind and help you along the way.
If you are cleaning your house then put yourself on autopilot and listen to something where you have to concentrate. For sure there will be no problem if you happen to vacuum clean the same spot twice :)!
Make sure you listen to the right things, the things that will make you move forward in the direction you are aiming for. Don’t just listen to random stuff or music as it will not help you achieve your dreams!
The benefits of using NET
If you did what I recommended above and sum up the opportunities of NET you have at your hands every week, you can be an expert within your field within a year or two if you use your time wisely! I am sure you have quite a few hours at your disposal which you can use to learn more, pretty sure you have not been doing that..! By putting this concept into practice and learning and listening to what you want, you are basically guaranteeing yourself success. There is so much NET available that we don’t think about!
Cleaning or even sitting in a traffic jam will never have felt as rewarding as when you start using your NET the right way.
You will start enjoying all this “dead time” because you will gain more knowledge! When you start putting attention to the benefits of what you are doing, your mindset will completely shift. Things that used to be boring or even brain numbing now excites you because you know how to use it to your advantage! The rage or procrastination you used to feel before getting certain things done will disappear as you now have time to do what you really love, what you really want to do and learn new things!
You can even make money whilst using your NET! The only thing you need to do is finding a side hustle where you don’t have to use your mental capabilities. For example you could help a neighbor with lawn mowing, clean someone’s house or car and make money whilst at the same time learning! This is so cool. What used to be utterly boring all of a sudden is very appealing as you can use your brain to do what you want whilst your body is on autopilot making money at the same time, amazing!
When NET time is used to your advantage:
- You will be looking forward to what used to be boring and mundane tasks
- You will become an expert within your field within a few years
- Your significant other will love you even more as you will be doing more things 🙂
- You will make faster progress towards achieving your goals
- You will be able to take advantage of your subconscious mind
- You will be able to improve your “average five people theory”
- You will be happier more often (not feeling annoyed that you have to do boring chores)
- Remember that your brain needs to rest as well so make sure to read this post on meditation
I just realized that I can make this list more or less endless because there are so many advantages of this concept, when you use your time wisely and to your advantage. Mentally and emotionally you will change and if applied in a smart way, your road to success just diminished massively!
Actions to take:
- Write down the different NET activities you have in your life
- Read this post and start using Motivational Tools
- Align the usage of your NET with your goals and use your time wisely
- Celebrate weekly based on what you have learned!
- Immerse yourself with your mentors or role models – check out my post from UPW!
This has actually been an eye opener to me. I thought I was pretty good at this but boy can I do more to make things happen even faster for myself and those around me (you guys included)! Definitely an aha-moment to remember so make sure you do the same and take instant action!