It's Not Okay To Get What I Want

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3. Ask for what you want, even if this belief comes up and says it's not okay to have it. When you first start out, it's difficult to ask for what you want. Ask anyway. It's just a belief.

4. Considerrepparttar distinction: "taking a stand vs. being positional." Taking a stand for what you want is simply stating your want without feeling a need to prove you deserve it. It's what you want. It's your choice. Period. "I'm taking a day just for me next Monday."

Being positional is stating what you want with an underlying need to prove to yourself and/or others it's okay to have it. "I've worked 6 days straight, and I deserve a day to myself!"

5. This one is from "The Portable Coach," but I love it. Say "no" just because you feel like it. How great would that feel? How many times have you wanted to say "no" to something, but couldn't bring yourself to do it?

6. Set aside "me time." This is time just for you to do whatever you want. Why? Say it with me . . . because you want to.

7. Whenever you seerepparttar 102073 belief "it's not okay to get what I want," name it. Name it for what it is - an old, tired, limiting collection of thoughts from your past. Again, it's not Truth.

8. Look at how you can get what you want in a way that's oriented around your core values. In other words, instead of allowingrepparttar 102074 coulds, shoulds and woulds determine what you have and how you get it, find out what your core values are, and let that be your guide.

9. Consider a Coach. If you read any of these and they sound out ofrepparttar 102075 realm of possibility for you, that's a sure sign you've got this belief very deeply embedded in your personal operating system. You probably would benefit from some personal attention.

10. Sleep well. Inrepparttar 102076 end, it's you who has to release yourself from this inner bondage. Whether you control your own life or allowrepparttar 102077 expectations and needs of others to do it, make it a conscious choice, and BE HAPPY with it.

It's your life! Make it great.

Michael D. Pollock is a Personal Coach. He works with small business owners to help them build their business without selling themselves or "selling out" on themselves. Visit his website at Subscribe to his popular ezine "It's Your Life!" by sending a blank email to

10 Tips for More Effective Time Management

Written by Michael Pollock

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6. Plan and schedule as much as you can. Don't just schedule work related appointments. Schedule as much as possible, such as time with your kids, family or significant other, sleep, eating, exercise, spiritual practice, reading, TV time, play time, laundry, shopping, writing, marketing your business, answering emails and phone calls.

7. As much as possible, stay inrepparttar current block mentally. If your block for 8:00 p.m., Monday says "type newsletter," direct all your energies to typing your newsletter. Don't even think about what your block for 9:00 p.m., Tuesday evening says or what you didn't complete in your block for 6:00 p.m., Monday evening. Be and do 100 % inrepparttar 102072 current block.

8. Say "NO" to non-emergency, "out ofrepparttar 102073 block" activities. Eliminate distractions as much as possible. Close your door, turn offrepparttar 102074 ringer on your phone or simply ask to not be disturbed. Withrepparttar 102075 exception of emergencies,repparttar 102076 only thing that matters is what you have to do inrepparttar 102077 current block.

9. Plan "untimed" or free time just for you. It's okay, and I'd suggest even healthy to plan time to just "goof-off" or play. If you set aside time for it in advance, it's less likely to come up spontaneously and distract you from other tasks.

10. Stick to your plan. Need I say more? Your schedule will work only as well as you commit to it. Keep it with you everywhere you go and refer to it often. Keep asking yourself "am being and doing what scheduled forrepparttar 102078 current block right now?"

By incorporating these 10 tips into your time/self management plan, you'll create more space to be, do and have more in you life. Further, you'll also approach your life in a more proactive and intentional manner.

If you have any questions aboutrepparttar 102079 "Inrepparttar 102080 Block" time/self management plan, feel free to email me. I'd love to hear from you!

It's your life. Make it great!

Michael Pollock is a popular on-line writer and Personal Coach. He empowers proactive people to create lives that are inspired, power-full and prosperous. It's your life. Make it great! Visit or subscribe to his weekly newsletter "It's Your Life!" by sending a blank email to

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