Why I Believe in Time Warps

Are you Crazy Busy? Do you need a Time Warp?

Two weeks before I taught a Live Facilitator Training class, I was on the verge of a meltdown. Too many things to do, not enough hands to do them with… and definitely not enough time to get it all done before the participants were scheduled to arrive.

In my frantic state, time seemed to race by and not many of my tasks were getting completed. Furthermore, I had to reluctantly stop in the middle and fly out of state because I was scheduled to meet with one of my mentors – a meeting that was not easy to come by and which I didn’t dare cancel.

After an incredible meeting (getting my head back in the right place), I came home at peace.

I didn’t immediately jump back into my preparations for the event. I spent some time with my kids in a non-rushed manner, and enjoyed peace of mind, knowing that everything was going to turn out okay.

(Note: nothing on my list changed. In fact, I even had even LESS time than before. The only thing that changed was the way I viewed the situation.)

Once I was ready, I returned to my tasks and calmly started checking them off one at a time. When I was done, I realized I still had about four or five days left to prepare, and yet there was nothing more that I needed to do!

Never in my life can I remember feeling so prepared for an event, with time to spare. In fact, I actually worried that the event might flop, because this was the first one I had prepared without feeling attacked by tremendous opposition.

(Previously, the amount of opposition I experienced beforehand was always the indicator for how well the event would go. The tougher the fight, the better the events always turned out, so long as I would just press on and make them happen anyway. As a result, I had resigned myself to the idea that every event I ever did would be a massive test of my faith, that everything would always have to get done in a panic at the last minute – and when there were pieces that didn’t get done – well, we’d just have to be at peace with letting those pieces go.)

Interestingly enough, however, this event did not test me like all the others had. It actually went amazingly smoothly and I felt untouched by the old challenges that used to get in the way and bog me down. I realized that my challenges were now of a different nature, perhaps because I had somehow “graduated” from the old kinds of challenges and was ready to move on to a new level of being.

In retrospect, I am convinced that as I allowed myself to think at a higher level than ever before, I literally experienced a time warp. I’m not talking about science fiction, I’m talking about the reality that “time is only measured unto man” and that with God, all things are possible.

I believe that when your thoughts are held in the right place, and when you hold the right mindset, time can stand still for you (or at least slow down) until you can accomplish what you need to do.

I’ve tested this and seen it help me out every time:

When I’m late and frantically trying to figure out how I will explain my lateness, the clock speeds up. If I calm down and picture everything turning out okay (letting myself feel the relief I’ll feel when I’m in my seat with time to spare), the clock slows down. And if I do this and show up “late” anyway, things have shifted to where my being on time didn’t really matter the way I thought it would.

Time management with these ideas in mind can provide a big boost toward the ultimate life mastery we’d all love to achieve.

So could you use a time warp? Are you running as fast as you can and still falling behind? Let me teach you how to experience this time warp phenomenon – it’s about being a Genius with your thoughts.

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I look forward to helping you enjoy more time doing the things you love to do.

Much love,

Leslie Originally published October 27, 2010

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10 Responses

  1. Thank you Leslie! I have been your student for years. I recently told a friend that I am too busy to be stressed. She didn’t understand so I explained that stressing doesn’t change how much I have to do, it just makes me miserable doing it. By exercising faith that everything will work out, I can approach everything calmly and things work out. Besides my full-time career, I am also serving as the president of our HOA, the bishop of my ward, and look to serve others in any way I can. Yesterday my neighbor said, “You’re way too laid back to be a bishop! You should be running around stressed and worried about all the problems you have to deal with.” I laughed and told him that doesn’t work! Faith is an amazing tool!

  2. Hi Leslie
    Thanks for your articles, always educative and inspiring.
    You have mentioned the “church of Jesus Christ …of Latter Saints…well, I had done no research but someone had mentioned the group in a negative way. But as I read your books, articles, am not able to see anything wrong.
    Rare kind of faith, especially the “feel,” part has really helped me. Am a goal setting person but this dimension of feel is very helpful and takes me back to the feelings I used to experience many years ago – not worrying about anything.
    Thank you. I hope to attend one of your seminars. I live in another continent.
    Thank you!

  3. Thank you for sharing. I am notorious for being late and franticly doing things last minute. I will for sure be picture my desired outcome – (letting myself feel the relief I’ll feel when I’m in my seat with time to spare). I love it!

  4. I can so identify with the rushing and compressing of time. I used to talk about stretching time. If I get centered and focus on the destination/end result then there is more than enough time to do what I need to do. If I am in a stressed now, then there is never enough time!

    I used to test it out when driving and running late. If I got still and focused, I could get to a location 30 minutes away, without speeding, in 5 – 10 minutes and arrive with time to spare before starting a presentation.

    Time stretching – great to be reminded!

    Annie Desantis

  5. You sound like you could really use my expertise. I am highly organized…it’s almost all I can do to think about other things instead of organizing things in my head. I have a secretary in many different organizations and LOVE being the one that does all the stuff behind the scenes…my motto: “If the person in charge looks good then I’ve done my job.” Now if only I could monetize my talent.

    I’d be willing to relocate to be your personal assistant. I have a keen sense about me and usually know what you need even before you ask. I’m here and ready to work hard. Email me anytime. Karen

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