We all have it, but we cannot sell it or get it back. The above video is a quick explanation of what it is and why it's important.
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I am sharing this story today because everyone has a dream in life … No one wants to live a life where they scrape by paycheck to paycheck. No one really wants to be unhealthy, unhappy, and unfulfilled. And yet through all of the complaints, the two biggest reasons why people do this is:
Before I had gone to Tony Robbins' “Unleash the Power Within” seminar, I had attended several events that were similar, but for whatever reason would motivate me for a day or two … But nothing ever sunk in. The only things that sunk in were that I needed to stay by the fire (be around like-minded people) and that I needed to be better and grow as a person in order to achieve the goals and ambitions I had for myself and my family.
So while I knew what I had to do, for whatever reason I allowed “life” to get in the way of my dreams.
I learned so much from that one weekend with Tony Robbins! I've made several posts about it in an older blog and on my Youtube channel …
But basically the biggest take-aways were that:
You must put yourself in a positive, excited mental and physical state. When you do this, you are preparing and opening up yourself to some of the greatest things the universe can provide to you … whether it be an idea, meeting someone who can help you (or you them), clarity on an issue you've been striving to resolve … Whatever the case may be, you MUST change your state!
Be exact. Add a time frame. Plant that seed in your mind and keep it constantly with you so that you are always thinking about it. We become what we think about. So be clear on what it is that you want.
If you do not focus on what it is that you want, what you DON'T want will surround you. You will be swayed by things that will not get you to the goals you have already set yourself for. Sometimes this means sacrificing something now in order to reap the benefits later. Sometimes it means the creation of a new & healthy habit. Whatever it is — be focused!
If you do not take care of all of the 6 human needs, you will become unbalanced. You'll feel stressed, like there's not enough time in the day, depressed, and a myriad of other things. So you need to ensure that you live a more harmonious life and not neglect some of those needs. While you need to remain focused on your goals, you cannot allow yourself to have other parts of your life wither. Stay nourished!
Because of the things I learned from Tony as well as the events, teachings, etc that I have already been doing, my life now is that of promise & clarity. I know what it is that I want. I'm focused on it and I do what I can to make it happen.
Sometimes I falter. Sometimes I allow other things to keep me from it. But I always have my end goal in mind and it keeps bringing me back to doing what I need to in order to achieve that goal that I have for myself, my loved ones, and the people I have yet to empower!
Now – do you have focus in your life?
Perhaps you're too focused on certain areas and need to make a change to become balanced?
Leave a comment below on how focus has helped you!
Are you achieving the goals you have for yourself and family?
~ To Your Success ~
Hey guys! Kassandra here.
This post was SUPPOSED to be added yesterday (11/20/14) as part of my 21 day blogging challenge … I had it all ready to go … But then some technical difficulties prevented me from completing yesterday's challenge.
They've since been fixed (well, I MADE it work rather) and I'm posting this today!
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Learning to prioritize effectively can help you become more efficient, save time, energy and stress. There are a lot of different schools of thought on how to prioritize, and when I went to Tony Robbin’s Unleash the Power Within Event in Dallas, I was introduced to a new system. But since I haven’t finished that one just yet, I’ll share information on what I already know and has worked for TONS of people!
These often will be from several different categories, and can be anything from things you need to finish before leaving work, things to do before going home, errands, house work, etc.
These would be larger ambitions that need to be broken down in to steps that need to be prioritized. The simple act of breaking it down will simplify and demystify the process.
Decide what you need to do today/this week/this month [both mundane & critical] that need to be accomplished. DO NOT RANK at this point. (Include routine duties)
Be sure to include deadlines – especially if they are important, need to get done, but don’t NEED to get done TODAY.
NEVER rely on your memory! Leave that brain space for other more important things. When you write down your list on paper or keep it digitally:
You prevent good ideas and intentions from floating away
The act of writing reduces the emotion and enhances the rational – it forces you to ask yourself what’s really important
When you know what you want & need to do, you’ll notice you’ll have 3 types of tasks:
Some are more important than others, and that’s why you need to prioritize, because sometimes something that seems urgent isn’t really important, and some things that are important don’t seem urgent. (I’ll talk more on this tomorrow.) If you don’t have it set out you can get confused as to what needs to get done first, and then can run out of time to get done what’s important.
These are where DEADLINES are most important. They will allow you to have a set out plan on completion as well as allow you to take steps instead of trying to do it all at once.
Focus on finishing one project before starting the next.
These tasks are ones that will lead to dire consequences if not done immediately or today. Focusing on consequences creates an urgency factor. Ask yourself – what will happen if I don’t do this?
Here’s an example of categories:
B-Level: activities with mildly negative consequence if not completed today
C-Level: activities with no penalty if not completed today
D-Level: DELEGATE! Actions someone else can do
E-Level: tasks that can be eliminated
What needs to be done soonest? Which ones need to be done by end of day? What tasks might be able to be done a little later?
If you have multiple tasks within each category, you need to ensure that they are ranked in the order that needs to get done. Obviously, A items will be at the top, but within that category you need to figure out what is most important.
Keep in mind Brian Tracy’s Eat That Frog mentality – whatever you dread the most, whatever might take the most time? Do it FIRST! That way you’re not stressing about it all day, dreading it all day, etc. You do it and it’s done!
It’s important to consider length of time to accomplish each task. You may want to consider assigning a set time to certain things. E.g.: Exercise may be a high priority to do daily, but you might have a crazy amount of things to do. So you can put a cap of 30 minutes and find somewhere to fit it in.
For the D-Level category items, consider the 85/10/5 rule — you tend to invest 85% of your time doing tasks others can do, 10% of your time to actions some people can handle, and just 5% of your energy to tasks only YOU can do! Hone in on the critical 5% and recognize the remaining tasks that are easiest to delegate.
It might be critical to get something to the post office by end of day, but isn’t difficult.
Some of the B’s may move up, some of the C’s may leapfrog the B’s and move to the A’s. Be flexible, but be sure that you keep the end in mind.
This is especially true for long term lists, as it will be a reminder for what you need to finish and you can actively cross out or check off the items as you complete them.
Dummies version: How to Manage Time by Prioritizing