I’m a fan of Jack Canfield. His books like [Success Principles] may seem a bit fluffy to some, but there’s a wealth of wisdom to be discovered.
On a recent call with Alex Mandossian hosting (as usual), Jack went over some good topics to start the new year off right.
Seems lately that I’ve been hearing the phrase, LIFE IS SHORT, quite a bit. We’ve all been saying it feels like time is speeding up each year – which may very well be the case if you believe the frequency of the earth has been increasing from 7.8Hz to 13Hz by 2012.
Nevertheless, Jack posed the question, How Do You Want To Be Remembered? What legacy do you wish to leave for future generations?
Do you want to change and enrich people’s lives? Do you want to know that because what you did, you enriched another’s life?
Food for thought. As my subtitle of my blog states, design your life. Think of how many free days you are going to have instead of how many hours a week or day you plan on working. Self employed entrepreneurs know what I mean. We don’t have a set schedule like you do in a job.
Yes, I know, thinking of how much time you AREN’T going to work may sound counterproductive and lazy, but really, it’s working smart.
In order to create more free days, you need to avoid burn out while increasing productivity. Here’s a few ideas that will help:
Meet others outside your field – people can give you new insights, ways of thinking and you’ll be exposed to new opportunities.
Set your goals in an environment away from your home. Why? Because we tend to be habituated in our way of thinking when we are in our usual environment.
We are less likely to think outside the cube. Did someone say vacation? Seriously, think about how many times you’ve been on a vacation and came back with a whole new perspective on things? I bet it’s happened more than once or twice.