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Patience Day 24 -Build Cushions Into Your Daily Schedule To Make Time For Patience

September 12, 2018 Leave a comment
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Make More Time For Patience

In yesterday’s post, we covered the concept of feeling rushed in today’s hectic world and how it can lead to impatience. Part of becoming more patience and lowering stress is to learn to slow down. You can do that and limit the sense of urgency that tends to creep up on you by building cushions into your daily schedule. These strategies will help you to feel less hurried and to actually get more done. Your patience will surely increase as a result.

Wake Up Earlier

One way to get more time in your day is to make it. You can easily do this by waking up just a little bit earlier than your usual time. A half hour to an hour of downtime each morning can be a lifesaver when it comes to collecting your thoughts and planning your day. You can use this time in whatever way you desire, and once you do it for a week or so, it will become routine. You won’t even miss the extra sleep.

Build Time In

Another strategy to getting more time in your day is to build it in. This is an easy tweak once you get the hang of it. For example, if you’re an entrepreneur or professional with lots of out-of-office obligations, you can build down time into your day by leaving a period free after lunch. You can use this time before your next client or appointment to sneak in some time of refreshing before starting more work. It’s too tempting to shirk the studying once you get home and comfortable. This strategy can help for working meetings and other duties, as well. Some strategic scheduling can give you extra time to get more accomplished, and you’ll feel far less hurried.

Avoid Overscheduling

Many of us feel pressure to get things done. We want to cram as much as possible into our days, thinking we’re being more productive. Instead, we’re just burning ourselves out and whittling away our patience reserves. Limiting your to-do list involves learning to say no. This is a tough one for many of us, but it’s also what will ultimately set you free from unwanted obligations and help you to stop feeling so on-edge. Part of this involves learning to tell yourself no, as well. Cut down on the things you schedule. When you do, you’re bound to feel more relaxed and truly enjoy the activities that remain.

Building cushions into your day will help you to intentionally structure your time in a way that lessens the sense of urgency you experience. You’ll be less hurried and, thus, have more patience to attend to what’s on your plate. Give it a try and see for yourself how well it works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Your Inner Circle Can Make Or Break You

August 3, 2017 Leave a comment

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Inner Circle Challenge Day 4

Anyone who has ever attempted to reach a goal knows that the road to the end goal is often filled with challenges and changes. While this is necessary, it’s usually not easy, but the reward is becoming a better, stronger, more able person – whether your goal is business, or personal.

What makes the challenges and changes so much easier is to make sure your inner circle – those you spend the most time with – are aligned with your own values and goals. Why create dysfunction in your own life by surrounding yourself with those friends who don’t “get” what it is you’re working towards? It is better to envelop yourself with friends for whom working to attain new and exciting goals is a given.

There will be lots of negativity just waiting to break down your walls. This negativity can take the form of outside forces such as the people who are around you that don’t understand you. They will tell you that you can’t do what it is you desire. They’ll make sure you know all the reasons why it won’t work. What they really are is jealous – jealous that you’ve made the decision to grow and become something that right now, you are not.

Negativity could come from within you. You may want to reach your goals, but internally you don’t believe you can. Maybe the tasks seem daunting and you get overwhelmed.

And, negativity can come from things you have no control over, as well.

Who do you want surrounding you when you need support? Of course, you want people aligned to your purpose – people who will hold you up when things get rough, and when you believe you can’t do it, they’ll tell you that you can.

The one thing you don’t want to do is assume that your own willpower will suffice. This may be true, but why take the chance? What you need is to use your inner circle to help you build up your positive habits, celebrate your successes, and if failures happen, they’ll give you a shoulder to cry on, but then they’ll encourage you to get back to work!

This is one thing that all successful people have figured out for themselves… that by surrounding themselves with positive, uplifting, and supportive people who themselves are always reaching for growth, they will reach their own growth that much easier.

So, your inner circle can indeed make or break you. Make sure you choose wisely!

Challenge Assignment:

Do you have negative people around you? Who are they? What can you do right now to start eliminating the negative in your life?

 

Inner Circle Challenge

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It’s Time for the “Inner Circle” Challenge – The Power of Surrounding Yourself With The Right People.

If you are like me, you have been believing for the right people to connect with to advance to the next level, to support you in life, ministry or business, or just to be there as a genuine friend. So, to encourage myself, I put together a challenge on the Inner Circle – The Power of Surrounding Yourself With The Right People.

I’m tired of making connections with people, that don’t last. My desire is for the real connections that are life-long.

This challenge will  teach you the importance of having a strong and like-minded support system. There will be three main areas the challenge will focus on which include, Inner Circle Pitfalls, Inner Circle Power, and Building Your Circle. Some of the topics addressed during this challenge will be:

*What is an Inner Circle?
•Why You Should Keep Your Inner Circle Small
•Your Inner Circle Can Make or Break You
•Your Inner Circle Environment
•Your Inner Circle Hierarchy
•7 Personality Types to Beware within Your Inner Circle
•8 Traits to Seek in Inner Circle Members
•Finding Your Inner Circle People
•How an Inner Circle Can Help You Reach Your Goals
•Removing Someone from Your Inner Circle

This challenge will include Blog Posts, Facebook Group Posts, Radio Shows, Telecalls, and Webinars.

Let’s Get Started.

Day 1 Challenge Assignment:

Make a list of the names of the  people who have immediate access to you or who surround your life on a daily basis.

 

Making Every Moment In Life Count

November 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Need to squeeze more time out of each day? I’m going to get right to it…

If you’re like MOST people, you’re wasting the most precious and limited resource you have – your time. Every second the clock ticks away at another moment of your life, and that’s time that you will NEVER get back. You can’t save it, you can’t hoard it, you can’t stash it away to use another day. When it’s gone, it’s gone, and it’s the most valuable thing you’ve ever been given. Fortunately, with just a few simple techniques, you can mine more usable time from your existing supply, and I can show you how.

Watch the training video I did for the Royal Exchange Challenge Year-End 95 Days Challenge on “Making Every Moment in Life Count Time Management Challenge.” During this fun and interactive video training, you’ll learn… How to identify your high productivity and low-energy periods, and maximize both, Your Top 5 Major Time Wasters, and how to overcome them to get back on track, How to maximize your prime energy times to get the necessary things done and have time for the things you WANT to focus on, and The 3 key elements to effective time management.

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5 Powerful Morning Habits to Help You Become More Successful

November 8, 2016 Leave a comment

Are you a morning person? Many people enjoy getting up at the sunrise and having a cup of coffee while they browse the web and others prefer to sleep in as long as possible but the most successful people in the world embrace the mornings and in fact there are certain habits that the successful people all seem to share. Here are five powerful habits that will help you become more successful.

1. Get up Early: have you heard the adage early to bed, early to rise? The rest of it is that it makes a man (or woman) healthy, wealthy and wise but in this case it really does make you more successful. If you read about the most successful entrepreneurs out there, you will notice that they get up very early and start their day – and they usually get quite a bit accomplished in the morning as well.
2. Start with Exercise: studies have shown that people who exercise in the morning are5-morning-habits much better equipped to handle the day. You’ll be able to use your brain better, you’ll have more energy and you will simply be better at all of the tasks that you attempt after a half hour or so of exercise. This doesn’t have to be extremely strenuous; it could just be a jog through the park or a bike ride. The important thing is that you exercise.
3. Eat a Good Breakfast: breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you probably know that because experts have been saying it for decades. If you aren’t a breakfast person, you’re not alone. There are lots of people out there who prefer not to eat breakfast and just wait until lunch rolls around. But eating breakfast could help you be more productive and if you try it once you might find that you really enjoy the results.
4. Do the Hardest Thing First: when you get started in the morning don’t go with the easy tasks first. Tackle the hardest project that you have; the one that you’re dreading above all of the others. Once you get that one out of the way, you’ll find that the other projects are easy to accomplish and your day will go much smoother.
5. Prepare the Previous Day: the night before, try to prepare as much as you can so that you’re ready to sit down and get to work as soon as morning comes.

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3 Powerful Ways to Recognize an Opportunity

November 8, 2016 Leave a comment

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If you want to be a successful entrepreneur one of the things that you’re going to have to do is be able to recognize opportunity when it knocks. An opportunity to fill a much needed gap in the market or to change your business to take advantage of a trend could mean the difference between a little bit of success and a huge amount. But you must know what these opportunities look like so that you can grab them when you see them. Here are three ways to recognize an opportunity.

1.  It Might Not Be Perfect

One of the earmarks of a good opportunity is that it doesn’t sound too good to be true. A true opportunity that has great potential isn’t going to be perfect when you encounter it. You’re going to have to do the work to make it into a successful venture. However, one thing that should have is potential. If you can see it becoming a great idea in the future than it might just be the opportunity that you been looking for but just be sure that just because an idea is imperfect that you don’t discard it completely.

2.  It Is Built on Previous Failures

The best ideas are the ones that have evolved over time because they have been honed through past failures. If an idea has been through the furnace of discovery, there is a much greater chance of it working when you decide to implement it. In other words, you might want to give an idea time to fail a few times before you decide to run with it yourself, because otherwise, you’ll be making all of those mistakes yourself and that won’t result in the grand opportunity the you’re envisioning.

3.  It Might Not Be What It Was Intended to Be Used for Originally

Some of the best ideas that have ever been thought of were completely different takes on what a product or service was originally intended for. The idea might’ve been a failure as it was intended but it sparked an entire new thought process and brand-new applications. These accidental inventions ended up being something completely different because someone had the ability to see past the original application. For example, both the slinky and silly putty toys were intended for industrial application. However, they failed as intended and instead became some of the most popular toys ever invented.

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn how to help people in a big way? Register for my  FREE Signature Masterclass  starting November 10th- “Discover Your Calling To Coach” here http://www.gingerlondon.com/DiamondCoachingMasterClassReg.html.

 

 

25 Days of Power – Self-Improvement Challenge

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25 Days of Power – Day 1 “You Are Empowered By God”

Did you know God has provided ways in His word to empower His children? Did you know there are specific things you can do to contribute to answered prayer, good health, a peaceful life and more? It’s true!

Once we are saved, we don’t just float through our days hoping to catch God in a good mood when He is willing to answer prayer or provide for our needs. His word gives us many things we can do continually to set His hand in motion.

If we do what God instructs us to do then He will give us all He has promised to give. This if/then type of promise is called a covenant promise. It operates the same as when an attorney draws up a contract between two people. One party agrees to do a particular thing and – after it is done – a second party agrees to do something else. God empowers us to have control of certain circumstances by offering us these covenant promises or blessings.

You Go First

God usually wants us to take the action He has laid out in His word before we are rewarded. He empowers us to do what we should then rewards us once we have done it.

Today’s Self-Empowerment Challenge:

Read through your Bible today, make note of the times God empowers you. You may want to make a list or mark the verses in your Bible as you find them so you can remember when to act and what to do to release God’s best in your life. Many times your actions are all that stand in the way of answered prayers. Is God waiting on you?

 

 

 

 

 

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