Archive for April, 2012

BEING THANKFUL and GROW YOUR MOMENTUM

As we are all human, we are all prey to certain human emotions and frailties that are not really helpful: self-doubt, short bouts of procrasticationitus, a hickup of lack of faith, an instant of  questioning as to whether we are doing the right things with our lives.  One great help for everyone is to express gratitude.  In fact, the personal growth publishers, Mind Valley, have created a web site for that very purpose.

Logging on to Gratitude.com every morning as their employees do, one has the chance to formulate clear thoughts and be really thankful.  This puts everything is a positive light, first thing in the morning.  What a way to start the day!  Like a good breakfast, good thinking can make the day go great.  A good beginning to anything is way more preferable to a so-so beginning.

In these troublesome times of economic crisis and the reality of our personal freedoms being eroded away, it takes a lot to be positive and cheerful, but a great attitude is necessary, desireable, and is the only way to live, I think.  Don’t you?

Spring is here, more or less, and bringing along with it the usual spring fever.  Ouput seems to be slowing down by some of my marketing friends.  So please don’t let yourself slip into an unproductive rut.

If you find that a day or two goes by without you turning out a whole bunch of work, or perhaps any, don’t put off the whole shebang any longer.  Don’t just add stuff to your to-do list, and file the list.

Let’s figure out how we can break the sled runers loose from the frozen snow!   I say, don’t plan a huge barrage of work that gets put off ever longer.  Just pick one little thing that you can do today.  And another small chore tomorrow.  There, the work habit is starting to return.   Make it two things the following day, and three things the next.   There.   That is the way to regain your momentum and start adding dollars to your bank account.

TIME MANAGEMENT IS JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR MOMENTUM

We all want to get more done! Sometimes we wish that things would happen by themselves, but this does not happen, unless you have slipped into a parallel universe.  Sometimes I think that I am living in a parallel universe here, but all it takes is a quick dose of reality to get my back on track.

My to-do list grows at an astounding rate, as probably does yours too.  What is one to do.  Think about this.  If you look at your whole list, is often too easy to say, “I’ll start tomorrow.  There is no way I could even make a dent in the list of everything I have to do.”  The result: nothing gets done.

I think a better way to approach it is to do only one thing today, even if it is a very small thing.  If you already have monster momentum and are barreling along doing a kazillion things each day, keep on truckin’.  But if you need more traction, then go with this: do one thing each day, and your completed tasks list will grow at a pretty good clip.  There, I’ve updated my blog.  That’s one thing today.  But since I meant to do it yesterday, I still have one thing to do today.  I just bought a very cool, WSO.  Does that count?  Unfortunately, not.  Reading about work is not the same as doing it.  How ’bout laundry, going to the bank and grocery store?  All good activities, and all need to be done today, but unfortunately, we still need to build momentum with our business, with our work, to make any money.   So back to doing one thing today….something I don’t want to do.  I have a pretty good list.  It is easy to look busy, but on to the work pile…