Episode 138

Mastering Time Management with Dr. Dawna Ballard

July 16, 2023

In this episode of the podcast, we talk to Dr. Dawna Ballard, an expert in chronemics—the study of time as it is bound to human communication. She teaches us how we cannot control time, but we can control our attention and the importance of balance in our lives.

We also discuss:

  • The power of saying “no”
  • The life-changing effects of meditation
  • Managing your attention is the missing key


  • 3:32 Realizing time is a concept and poor time management
  • 9:44 We can control time but we can manage attention.
  • 11:53 Start saying ‘no’ and meditation
  • 13:11 Step away from distractions
  • 15:16 Managing emotional energy
  • 17:34 Pleasing others costs time
  • 21:35 Passing down the right habits
  • 24:32 Alignment and seeing the bigger picture

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