The Road to 25-hour Days - Part OneWritten by Marie-Pier Charron, Life Coach
Do you wish you had more time to do things you love, to be with your children, your life partner… and maybe with yourself, too? Do you wish you had energy to cook healthy meals for yourself – or to exercise? Are you always too stressed to meditate or pray (or whatever makes you feel at peace)?
Then here’s a clever exercise thought out by a time management specialist. I invite you to follow these instructions in your mind: Start by taking a glass bowl and gathering some big rocks, smaller rocks, some sand, and water, too. Now, fill your bowl with big rocks, until you cannot fit a single one in it. Look at your bowl… would you say that it is full? Yes it is, right? Then, add smaller rocks to big rocks – as many as you can. Now, is your bowl full? Well, yes, it is…Continue by putting in as much sand as you can in bowl… is it full yet? Or will it be full when you will have poured some water?
Lesson #1 is: We can always do more, add more to our schedule or to-do list. Lesson #2 is: We have to put in big rocks first (our priorities). We cannot incorporate them to bowl after other (smaller) elements – our non-priorities.
Many of us would like to find a way to squeeze into our days everything we want to do (trying to push big rocks in a sand-filled schedule). We really want to play a new instrument, to exercise, or to write a book (for example), yet we do not always have time or energy to take first step. We feel like circumstances are more powerful than we are. Why is that? And how do we prioritize our… priorities? First and foremost, we have to evaluate if our priorities really are priorities. There is a major difference between wishes and choices… You may wish to spend a half-hour every day reading one of those 500-page biographies you love so much… But if you aren’t doing it, you haven’t really chosen it – it’s not a priority. Why? Maybe you have a hard time relaxing after work, maybe you feel you should always be doing something “useful” and reading makes you feel guilty. The bottom line is that something is blocking you. Hmmm, maybe you don’t even like reading that much, after all…
What motivates your wishes, or your choices? Sometimes we like idea of a certain activity, but we don’t like doing it that much. Sometimes we want results, but dislike process (exercise, anyone?). Sometimes we want to do things because they are valued by others around us. Or we think we “should” be doing this and that, even when it is not a necessity.
YOU CAN DO BUSINESS ONLINE 101Written by Scarlet S. Paolicchi
In this article I will share a lot of links with you that I found helpful because for me finding links and sorting through them is most time consuming project in setting up an online business. The first step is setting up your website. If you are in Multi-Level-Marketing,a lot of companies provide you with an affiliate website. If this option is not available to you, you must find a website that that will sell you a domain name and host your domain. I recommend www.doteasy.com for very reasonable rates. When choosing your domain name pick something easy to remember that says a lot about what you do right away. Next you can find free templates for you site at www.freesitetemplates.com and you can?t save more money than that! If you need help setting that up, I recommend my favorite webmaster, Linda, whom you can contact at www.paolicchi.com or find your own through a search engine. So now you have a website. The next step is promoting your website so that people will know about it. You can use traditional methods to start with. Get business cards printed with your website on them and give everyone. You can do this for free at www.vistaprint.com and choose from a color printed card selection and only pay for shipping and handling. Why not save money where you can? You can create flyers about your product and/or services and create tearoffs with your website on them. Of course, you can also call all of your friends and family and tell them to visit your website or better yet send or give them all cards. These traditional methods only get you so far. So now it is time to hop online and sort through vast sources of promoting your site over internet. The bad news is that it can be time consuming. The good news is that I will help you sort through all options. The really good news is how very rewarding it is when you get your online promotion running. So if you get on a search engine like www.google.com and type in traffic or advertising you will be overflowed with links. First let me tell you what I avoid. To me all promises of guaranteed traffic are a waste of time. A lot of those companies just use pop ups or other methods of getting visitors but since they are not really trying to reach your site, they probably won?t stay there. Also, email blasting is useless due to same principle.