Time – It is your life

Time – It is your life

TIME

No one knows how much time they will have on this earth. It is up to us to make good use of the time we have. If someone wants you to do something and you cannot say, “Hell YES, I want to do this” give them a polite “NO.”

I am a strong believer in living my life with purpose and with resilience. Knowing your reason for being is important because your purpose should guide everything you do. If a goal you have set is not consistent with your reason for living, you are on the wrong track. If your purpose and your values are not in alignment with what you have to do at work, you have the wrong job.

Being resilient is important for two reasons:

  1. Being resilient prepares you to respond to opportunities.
  2. Being resilient means you can spring back from adversity quickly.

There are three aspects to resilient living:

  1. Opportunity When you see an opportunity you want to pursue, become an expert on the subject. Study everything you can about the opportunity. Then share your new ability with others. You must create a team of fans who want to know what you know and some of whom will want to work with you.
  2. Preparedness You must prepare to deal with whatever life throws your way. Think about the risks you face. What will you do when a natural disaster strikes? Can you deal with an accident? How will you deal with a serious illness? The answer boils down to having the supplies financial resources you need to respond and recover.
  3. Income Taking advantage of an opportunity and preparing for emergencies depends on having an adequate income. If you are living paycheck to paycheck your choices are limited.

Plan to carry out your purpose

Successful people know what they want to do in their lives and, They have a written plan to guide the steps they must take to succeed. When you define your purpose, you priorities will change.

Make sure you keep balance in your life. People’s lives are complex. Understand what is important in you life.

You have many demands on your life:

  • Your faith
  • Your family
  • a job
  • Personal time
  • Community Service
  • and more

I try to assign a day of the week when I will devote a couple of hours a day to one of the things that is important to me.

  • Sunday for faith.
  • Saturday Home and family.
  • Monday and Wed my business.
  • Tuesday, Community Service.

You get the idea. It is only a guide. I usually have to shift things around, but it helps me be sure important things are not neglected.

IMPLEMENTING YOUR PLAN

When you first start implementing your plan you may have to do everything yourself. I guarantee that will not be the most efficient use of your time.

Is yard work something you enjoy or something you must do. How about washing your windows? Do you do it because you cannot afford to hire someone to do it for you? How are you going to do what is important to you, if you constantly have to do things that are not important? If you want to do more, you are either going to have to delegate cutting the lawn to your kids or hire a yard service. If you cannot do either you will have to set priorities. Cut the lawn once a month instead of once a week and devote the other 6 hours to more important things.

Time is the one resource in your life that you cannot store. You can spend your time watching TV, playing with your kids or building your business. How you spend your time determines what you do with your life.

USE YOUR TIME WITH PURPOSE AND LIVE A LONGER, HAPPIER MORE FULFILLED LIFE.

Why do I procrastinate?

Why do you procrastinate? There are those who think you procrastinate because you are lazy. They lay a guilt trip on you. Not so… There are usually good reasons for your procrastination.

A growing body of scientific studies show procrastination is not caused by a character flaw. You procrastinate because:

  • a project is boring,
  • a project conflicts with your personal values
  • the project is just too hard and you can see no way of ever completing it.
  • sometimes it is a matter of priorities. You have other more important things to do.
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Work in the 21st Century

The 21st Century workforce is changing faster than could ever be imagined.

Globalization and new technology are changing the kinds of jobs that are available. Manufacturing jobs are being replaced by smart machines. Cash register clerks will be sensors that know what you took off the shelf and charge your credit card as you leave the store. No lines and no waiting. Truck drivers will be replaced by self-driving trucks. How is your job going to be affected? If your work is routine and repetitive, it will be gone in 10 years.

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A harbinger for things to come?

Today is a historic day with the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States.

Soon after confirmation, the following issues were removed from Whitehouse.gov:

  • Health Care
  • Civil Rights
  • LGBT
  • Immigration
  • Climate Change

The Spanish translation and Accessibility links were removed from the bottom of the page. All of these things may be restored but for now, we don’t know if, when, or what they will look like.