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A slightly different take on time and money

A slightly different take on time and money Smaller FB

Everything we do seems to revolve around it: Time is money. Our lives provide us with the time to earn money. Then we can start living, but primarily we live to work. Should it not be the other way around? It all sounds wrong. The shocking truth is that we are looking at money being a thermostat when in fact it should be viewed as a thermometer.

What does this mean? A thermostat regulates heat and air conditioning. Is that not the same with time and money? We direct our doing (and I might add our sense of being) and align it directly with how much time and money may result from it. The result had better be positive and the more we can put away for ourselves the better it is. Time and money directs what we do and sometimes unfortunately also who we are. That would be the thermostat way of looking at time and money.

Now take a look at the thermometer version of this scenario. A thermometer merely tells you the room temperature. It does not directly impact the heating or cooling. Substitute the thermometer with time and money. Both are only the outcome of our doing and being part of life. Therefore, it is the result of how well we live. Now we are talking. Quality of life comes from our choices. It makes a huge difference whom we spend our time and money with, and where and how we earn our money. That in turn is related to our core values, ethics, morality, believes, goals, strategies, tactics, purpose, priorities, etc.

It still all starts with your choices. The most important choice that you can make in your life ever is to start thinking about time and money as your success thermometer and not a thermostat. Do it sooner rather than later, or do you like living to go work over working so you can live harmoniously?

How does one balance and leverage your time and money? Here is an excellent and must-see video by Kris Kelso: (click here to watch his Youtube video).


10 more additions to Gair Maxwell’s blog post “What are the 33 impervious truths?

10 more additions to Gair Maxwell’s blog post “What are the 33 impervious truths?” Ralf a

Gair Maxwell recently posted a brilliant blog about impervious truths. They are impervious because no matter what storm may come, these truths will keep standing once the storm is over. He listed 33 of them and 2 extra bonus ones (discover his blog here). I am going to add 10 more to this fabulous list. See what you think.

  1. If you want to get stuff done, give it to a busy person. Have you ever noticed in wonder how much busy people are capable of doing? Are you not green of envy when they tell you how much they do and how little time it takes for them to get it done? Key difference is that they know when to say no, and whatever they do take on they never mess around and see each challenge as an opportunity to excel. You can do this too!
  2. Nothing gets done unless it is in the first or last minute. It is almost a golden rule. Stuff gets done either right away or at the end of a deadline. Make good use of the first minute and do not let it get to the last minute too often. Haste makes waste. One thing is clear though, very rarely does much happen in between those two time frames.
  3. It’s not about whom you know, but who knows you. Please do not belong to one of those people who think “networking” stands for asking for favors from people you just met. Don’t be trying to sell anything the first minute you meet anyone. Make sure you work on getting a reputation of being genuine, honest, sincere, and most of all being helpful in anything you do. Have an impeccable reputation and trust you me that you will be known for it and people want to get to know you. That is the key difference that will keep you busy and gainfully employed garnished with great and mutually helpful relationships.
  4. You can create predicable miracles by attracting them. Make a daily list of the mood, things, and people you want to attract in your life. It is all but miraculous what can happen to you when you do this. Ask and you will receive.
  5. Never do anything that doesn’t deserve a “hell YES”. Nothing good will ever come from compromising. A compromise means that you are trading what could have been a fabulous result for something that feels like bartering with the devil. Choose to do things that you can honestly say to yourself: “hell, YES”. It is this enthusiasm that will carry you through life with a ton of fulfillment and happiness.
  6. You are the average of the 10 people you spend the most time with. That is the reason why you should be very choosy about with whom you want to hang out. Choose folks you give you energy. Let them be extremely positive. Naysayers have no room in your life. You cannot help them – ever. Move on and help uplift worthy folks who uplift you also. Life is too short not to live a life to the fullest potential.
  7. Nothing ever changes unless the pain of remaining the same is not greater that the pain of changing. It is so true. Only when you have had it and you cannot stand the pain of remaining in a stagnant state will there ever be any change.
  8. One person attracted to you for whom you have become can change your life forever. You never know who will make your day someday because you have been so sincere and hard working on yourself and your future. Sometimes you may never get to know those folks for whom you may have made a difference in their lives. Sooner or later your life will change if you work on getting to know yourself better and when you share your intentions and dreams with others.
  9. Be impeccable in what you do. Always do your 50% first and do so without having to be asked to do it. Do it to the best of your abilities. Don’t ask what you can get; ask what you can bring and offer. With our freedom comes the responsibility to always do your part first before you ask for anything in return.
  10. Serve others without expecting anything in return. Be a loving person. Sometimes loving someone means telling them the hard truth and that is how you serve them best. This does not mean that you knuckle under either. It just means that you offer your unconditional love – no matter what. Get rid of all your hate and nasty thoughts of revenge etc. Watch your life turn around when you no longer take anything personal. It is a spiritual awakening beyond your dreams.


Here is one more bonus one:

  1. Money is not pursued, it is attracted by who you have become. Can you make a lot of money and pursue it for the money’s sake? Sure. Is this long term sustainable? Nope. Long term success without you suffering a mid life crisis, or burning out is only possible if you attract it by discovering yourself. Self-awareness all but automatically attracts a whole different and higher quality of people. Watch what happens when you work on yourself.

Gair is one of the most prolific branding specialists I know aside from Seth Godin and Jeffrey Gitomer. Check out some more of his stuff below.


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Discover how to eliminate 7 E-mail distraction busters

Discover how to eliminate 7 E-mail distraction busters Smaller FB

Distractions loom at every corner of our lives. There is barely any moment anymore when we are not bombarded by interruption marketers and tons of visual pollution. TV, our online world, our “smart” phones, and the newest domain – our cars are getting Wi-Fi hotspots – all are jam packed full with distractions.

All this clutter means clutter in your head. Clutter and chatter leads to you thinking you got a lot done at the end of a day when in fact you only made incremental progress. Instead of feeling elated you feel frustrated. This distraction is costly.

One key area you can make a huge difference almost instantaneously is how you use your e-mail and the Internet.

  • Turn off your e-mail notification. Do you ever catch yourself clicking on the new mail link right away? You are at least looking at the notification for a while, right? If so, turn it off. Turn off the sounds too.
  • Never read e-mail first thing in the morning. Take a peek if you have any emergencies at hand. Otherwise, do not open or answer any mail until you have carried out your first couple tasks you wanted to get done for the day.
  • Set a time and schedule e-mail responses in your calendar. Yes, putting a place holder in your schedule will allow for fewer interruptions and unscheduled meetings to surprise you.
  • If you are not in the “To” address line, do not read the mail. You may think I am crazy, but this is a great distraction buster. My logic is that if the person mailing you did not think it was important enough placing you in the “To” line, then why should I read it? Skim it when you have time. It teaches your folks sending you mail to really think about if they really need your input.
  • Divide and conquer your inbox. Divide your mail into two types: The ones you will respond to during the course of the day. The other ones you change to the “unread” status. Here is what you do with it if you have not responded to it in three weeks: DELETE it. If this much time has gone by and no one is asking for an answer it could not have been important. Radical? Perhaps, but it is extremely effective.
  • Only leave your “unread mail” view open. This assures that you are not getting side tracked by other and old mail. Out of sight, out of mind.
  • Only leave Internet browser tabs open that are relevant to what you need to do. Leaving social media ones and inactive ones open will only allow further distractions to happen. Leaving them open will also allow certain sites insights as to your online activities and preferences. Close these tabs.

So you don’t believe me how much distractions cost you? Are you up for a challenge? Prove me wrong and for ten days journal how much time you spend on your daily tasks. After ten days read and reflect upon your journal entries. You will be amazed how much time you are spending on e-mail and Internet. Do not let these distractions run and ruin your life.


If you are ok with leading a boring and mediocre life just skip this post

If you are ok with leading a boring and mediocre life just skip this post 20150912_101321

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Great decision to keep on reading! Today’s post is about a book by friend Alvin Brown. He is a personal trainer for top notch athletes who are determined to achieve excellence in whatever field they are in.

Alvin wrote and released his first book “Journey to Personal Greatness: Mind, Body, & Soul: A Blueprint for Life Balance & Self-Mastery” (Discover more of the book here). It is based on his personal journey that took him and his family from Jamaica to Eastern Canada. His mom could make barely ends meet in both places and he was living in the poorest conditions. Yet one decisive day he refused to live a mediocre life any more. He chose nothing but greatness in his life and along the long way to success he managed to work himself up to where he is today: I consider him one of the most inspiring personal trainers and coaches I know. Learn how you can do what he did as well.

I am glad that he took what he learned and placed it into a powerful book that invites you to also invite greatness into your life (that in itself is a sign of him being a great coach). Please make it a point to read his book – you will not regret it.


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