It Isn't Easy to Wear a TiaraWritten by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee
For a gift my husband bought me a Tiara, something I have always wanted. I thought having a Tiara would be fun. What I didn't realize is that having a Tiara and wearing a Tiara were too different things. Wearing a Tiara takes much more courage than I ever realized. I decided that wearing a Tiara is like being in training, hence I have started calling it "Tiara Training." I call it training because of how much I am learning about myself and about others.
Being in "Tiara Training," has helped me discover a lot about life. First, let me dispel myth that it is easy to wear a tiara in public. It isn't. Wearing a tiara makes one different and being different is not easy. When we are different, we don't fit in. By standing out, we can actually make other people uncomfortable. What I have come to realize is that most people want to be different like everyone else. They are afraid to stand out and be separate from majority. Wearing a tiara has proven to be a great way to learn about diversity and what it is like to be different.
There are days when it is easier to wear a tiara than others. I can't always pull it off. Wearing a tiara requires that I have total self-confidence. It requires that I believe in myself enough not to care what other people think or say. I have to ignore stares and smirks and occasional rude comment. When wearing a tiara, I have to think enough of me not to care what others think.
Wearing a tiara requires bravery. I did not realize this until three ladies followed me into restroom at a local restaurant. They cornered me and asked point blank, "so what's up with tiara?" I found this somewhat amusing and answered honestly,"nothing, I am just wearing it because I like to." They were amazed and astonished. They were sure it was a special occasion or perhaps my birthday. When they realized I was just wearing it because I wanted to, they said in unison, "you are so brave." One of women told me she would never have guts to do it, but wished she did have that kind of courage.
6 Easy Time TipsWritten by Susan W. Miller
You are definitely not alone if you are feeling a need to simplify and organize your life. Many people easily spend 20 minutes a day looking for things. That is 122 hours a year – 5 entire days every year. You are bombarded with information from every direction, with 150,000 books and 10,000 periodicals published each year in USA, before you even consider all material coming at you from every direction online and various parts of your personal and professional life.
A survey of 600 adults commissioned by Franklin Covey Co. shows:
<> 42% of adults report they too often feel “life is a treadmill and I can’t get off.” <> 78% of adults say they wish they had more time to “stop and smell roses.” <> 58% believe technological advances have given them more time. But they are using old habits with new technology. We need new habits. <> 81% of people consider themselves organized, YET – <> 83% say getting more organized is among their goals.
Consider Law of Slight Edge. When you use your time more effectively just one hour a day, 365 days a year (weekends, too), your yield would be an additional 45 - eight hour days. That’s 1 1/2 months! What would you do with that 'extra' time?
And that's how much time National Association of Professional Organizers says professionals spend looking for things. That's 45 days of every year spent looking for stuff, time you could spend doing more of what you would really like to do!
Here are six painless and easy tips to manage your time more effectively, tips to help reassign those hours now spent searching: