purpose

Why Did You Get Out of Bed Today? Knowing Your Purpose Fuels You.

Why Did You Get Out of Bed Today? Knowing Your Purpose Fuels You.

It’s a valid question. There must be some reason, something that drove you to rise from the snuggly warm sheets, in the darkness, while the dog snored with content on his own bed at the foot of yours. 


Why did you get out of bed today?

Is it, “Cuz I have to. I have to go make money, pay rent, fill the fridge, and make my friggin’ MasterCard payment on time,”? If so, this will not sustain your motivation. Eventually, no matter how big the paycheck is, you will tire and lose your steam. The pressure of providing wears on all of us.

Money is necessary, wonderful even, and is a good driving force in pulling ourselves from the morning’s horizontal into the day’s vertical.

How This Simple Message Released Me From Being Frustrated in Traffic Jams

How This Simple Message Released Me From Being Frustrated in Traffic Jams

Every morning I have a pretty usual routine (who doesn’t that first 1/2 hour? Most of us are stumbling through our kitchens pretty much on autopilot)…it always begins waking up to a yellow lab who is way too excited with anticipation for 2/3 cup of kibble, feed both 4-leggeds (the sidekick is an incredibly tolerant little sister kitty Lucy), get the coffee percolator gurgling and enjoy that time only morning offers before the day’s launch. 

Because work is the most widely accepted AND expected #1 priority, what is so powerful about having a morning routine is that the other areas of your life are included in the day before you’re off to the races. I am a big believer in the importance of being mentally and physically strong…so it’s important that time for that is carved out. Morning seems to work best (and, that’s a pretty darn good opening act to your day).

If You Are Still Multi-Tasking Please Stop (Do This Instead & Watch What Happens!)

If You Are Still Multi-Tasking Please Stop (Do This Instead & Watch What Happens!)

Multi-tasking’s glory days are a thing of the past. The ROI is simply not worth it. You’re uneasy, anxious, and not focused while becoming increasingly frustrated at your lack of progress.

When multi-tasking, your brain is running through what needs to be done concerning the other tasks while it’s trying to do something else entirely. I hate to say it, but this is the recipe for ineffectiveness. Multi-tasking thins out your efforts, thoughts, and actions, spreading them widely rather than focusing on what’s in front of you through to completion.

Let’s even give ourselves the benefit of the doubt. We are intelligent, high energy doers