October 19, 2021 Cory Carlson

Are you managing time or priorities? | Podcast Interview with Tim Carroll, COO of Working Spaces

You know this, but it helps to be reminded, especially as we just started Q4.

We have a finite amount of time…..24 hours in a day.

However, we have an infinite amount of priorities….work, home, hobbies, kids, food, sleep, business development, relaxing, friends, on and on and on.

Yet, the great equalizer amongst all of us, is time.

We all get the same amount. No more. No less.

However, I can look around and think, ‘man, they get a lot more done in their 24 hours than I do.’

Those are the days I am managing my time. I am playing ‘whack-a-mole’ throughout my day! Email, phone call, urgent, back to email, to a meeting, another phone call, here comes a text.

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What I know to be true, is when I am at my best, same for you, is when I am managing my priorities instead of my time.

When I am turning off my phone to make sure I get this email sent to you.

When I don’t look at my emails when talking with clients.

This week’s guest is all about priority management.

is COO of and they were bold the last 18 months and opened in 4 new markets, to bring them to a total of 6 different cities.

He also did it will leading a family with two young boys, moving to a new house, and more.

Tim is very, very busy, so managing priorities was how he succeeded.

There are a ton of nuggets on this podcast! Thanks Tim!

In this episode, you’ll discover… 

  • The question that gives you instant clarity on how to grow your business without sacrificing your marriage. ([6:35])
  • How to empower your team to find giant opportunities in your biggest challenges (even when your entire industry shuts down) ([22:48])
  • Why thinking, brainstorming and reading can grow your business more than reinvesting all your profits ([32:40])
  • How to “rejoice” and bounce back from business problems by giving your problems to God ([44:25])

Tim Carroll’s Bio:

Tim Carroll is the Chief Operating Officer at Working Spaces Inc., a business solutions firm that connects furniture, design, and technology to create work environments that enhance productivity and culture. He is an expert on the intersection between company profitability and the dynamics of a workplace that impact employee engagement.

Tim’s background includes years of experience in sales and leadership in consultative, workplace strategy for businesses ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. He holds an MBA and MA in Leadership and Communication where he published his thesis on the challenges of building corporate culture in a virtual world.

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Cory Carlson

Cory Carlson is passionate about connecting people to greater performance and more significant purpose. Cory's competency of extensive sales/marketing and team development mixed with character of helping people have greater impact allows him to transform businesses and their leadership. As the leader goes, so does the company...and home. Cory's professional experience includes being President of Sales for national contractor, interactions with private equity ownership, boardroom meetings, to sales call with sales personnel. Coaching experience ranges from one-on-ones with CEOs/Executives to team workshops/retreats. If looking for holistic growth, let's connect!