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SMALL BUSINESS? SAVE TIME – WATCH THIS!

If you are starting a small business or already have one,  this is a must watch to listen and learn – http://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden

Multi-millionaires assessing businesses and deciding whether or not to invest in the businesses small business people present to them.  It’s fascinating and you can learn a lot about what is really really important in creating or developing a business!

LOVE MODE!

Whenever life gets overwhelming and dark, think love – think of someone you love or your pet or a great beach somewhere – you’ll see how just the thought of loving something really grounds you – it only takes a minute!

HELP YOURSELF!

Help yourself every day to get going by finding a word of inspiration that particularly resonates with you.  Print it in very large letters and paste it on your desk or computer – wherever you would definitely see it before you begin each day.

What do I mean by inspiration?  It could be a quote of someone you admire or it could be a particular goal you are striving to achieve or it could be an image or a picture or it could be as simple as one word.

Try it!  You might find it sets you up for the whole day in a positive, action-oriented way!

WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IS GOOD FOR YOU & YOUR TIME!

Someone was telling me that being a good steward of the environment was way too time consuming.  I was a little shocked since it came from a person who has a lot of time on their hands and often complains of being bored.

Awareness of your impact on the environment doesn’t take any time at all – it’s only seconds – a thought – noticing what you are doing.  For instance, are you throwing a piece of wrapping on the sidewalk?  Are you using bleach when another product would do just as well?  Are you consuming a lot of packaged food when fresh is better for you and the earth? 

Think of the examples above.  Everything that you throw away whether on the sidewalk, down the drain or in your garbage can ends up somewhere on earth – your earth!  Not Mars or the Moon or Saturn – but on the planet on which you live. 

Somewhere along the line, it’ll cost you a lot more.  Why?  You’ll pay to clean up the ocean because it already has miles deep of garbage floating in it and toxic chemicals – sooner or later, it’ll have to be cleaned up and who will pay for it – the taxpaper!  The land dumps are already overflowing and we find ourselves having to export our garbage – and who’s paying for that?.  And our rivers and streams are polluted and you’re already paying for the consequences of fish depletion.

And when you need to pay for more and more and more, you need to use up more and more and more time in order to earn the money necessary to meet your wants and needs!

So next time you eat something, think about whether it’s doing the earth any good at all or using up its resources.  And when you think of resources think of how much of your pay cheque is going to clean it all up!  Remember, the only money government has is yours!

DID YOU EVER WATCH PEOPLE . . .

One of the best ways to understand the usage of time is by watching other people.  Watch not only what they do but what they say.

Most of the time you’ll see contradictions.  For instance, a person may say, “I don’t have the time; I’m too busy”.  Then, you’ll observe them spending a lot of time in trivia such as talking at length about the latest sports scores with their fellow worker or spending a lot of time continuously reorganizing their spaces.

Why?  “I’m too busy” are just words without meaning – it’s a habit.  I saw it happen first when I worked in a very large corporation.  People in the corporation would use that phrase constantly and yet they had the time to surf the net, take extra long coffee and lunch breaks, leave early, etc.  Their productivity in any particular day was very low – it was part of the culture.  I was stunned when I realized people had simply bought into the “norm”.  And today, I see it in all kinds of places – politics – the most famous arena of all – where politicians say one thing and do an entirely different thing.  Yes, people can change their minds, but there is a big difference between a habit and changing your mind when presented with new facts.

Watch what you say – and what you do – are they the same or different?  You might just find some time!

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