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86,400

Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest:   Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in your private account for your use.

However, this prize has rules, just as any game has certain rules.

The first set of rules would be:

Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you.

You may not simply transfer money into some other account.

You may only spend it.

Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another   $86,400.00 for that day.

The  second set of rules:

The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, “Its over, the game is over!”  It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do?

You would buy anything and everything you wanted right?
Not only for yourself, but for all people you love, right?
Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right?
You would try to spend every cent, and use it all, right?

ACTUALLY This  GAME is  REALITY!

Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank. We just can’t seem to see it.

The MAGICAL BANK is TIME!

Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life, and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is  NOT credited to us.

What we haven’t lived up that day is forever lost.

Yesterday is forever gone.

Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank  can dissolve your account at any time….WITHOUT  WARNING.

SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400  seconds?

Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in money

Think about that, and always think of this:

Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you  think.

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!

Here’s wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day.

Start spending.

Personal Productivity, Time Management

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Thank you to Brendan Rigby from Inspire Fitness in Melbourne.

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Polychronic versus Monochronic People

Time Management, Priority, Pareto PrincipleTime is the great equalizer – everyone of us has the same 168 hours in a week, it’s what we do with those hours that separates the successful from the also-rans. I know it’s harsh, but it’s true.

If you can’t master your time, you become a slave to the clock – your business (or boss’) clock, your home (wife’s/husband’s) clock and of course the ever-present biological clock!

One of the most powerful and liberating things you can learn is TIME MANAGEMENT – but you need a holistic, purpose-driven approach that ensures you attain life-work balance without compromising your goals, dreams and aspirations.

Easier said than done, I know. That’s why I’d like you to explore Exponential Mindset Thinking as an alternative to a stress-filled week of unmet deadlines and never-ending to do lists.

Which one of these are you? Monochronic or polychronic?

Time Management, Polychronic, Monochonic, Time Sense

The key to success is to learn what you need to work on – DEPENDING on which type of person you are.

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Progress Is Relative

Every once in a while I get an e-mail from a client that is so powerful that I have to share it with you. This one’s anonymous for obvious reasons. It puts things in perspective because UNLESS YOU take note of your own progress, you might not realise HOW MUCH YOU ARE ACTUALLY DOING…

This e-mail response is only slightly edited: Continue reading ‘Progress Is Relative’

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A Sense Of Urgency = Faster Results

People who know me are usually astonished by my ‘keen’ sense of urgency. I’ve been told I have the attention span of a goldfish (3 seconds)… But the reality is that I can focus on ONE thing for HOURS if and ONLY IF it is the highest and best use of my time. I never could have completed my Ph.D. thesis in 3 months without that level of singular focus and concentration…

That being said, several people in the last few weeks have asked me where I got this ‘sense of urgency’ and even though I was partially ‘born with a proactive’ and optimistic attitude, my training in the printing / reprographics industry is where it was ingrained in me at the tender age of 15 when I started working full time as a student.

Printing is NOT about the photocopies, the prints, the binding of the reports, the business cards…

It’s ONLY about TIME.

Doing it FAST.

It doesn’t matter that the brochures are perfect if they are delivered the day AFTER the trade show.

Some people just don’t get that.

Of course you have to do the job right, but that is SECOND to doing it ON TIME.

We used to manage our priorities by changing them AT LEAST EVERY 15 minutes – ALL DAY LONG… Can you imagine juggling 10, 20 or even 30 balls in the air at the same time?

That’s what it was like. I learned from the best. The SINGULAR focus on DELIVERY and SPEED was pervasive.

Back in the 1980′s we spent $1 Million out of +/-$10 Million in Revenue picking up and delivery jobs.

$1 Million.

How’s that for commitment? We ran our own fleet of cars and trucks with a full-time dispatcher across 5 branches.

What’s the point?

You need to know WHAT INDUSTRY YOU’RE in so you can have a sense of urgency and IMPORTANCE about what you need to focus on.

  • A sit-down restaurant is NOT about the food – it’s about the EXPERIENCE, FEELING, ENVIRONMENT with food as one of the MAJOR COMPONENTS, but not the singular one.
  • A hire car is NOT about the driving. It’s about WAITING for you and the CONVENIENCE of NOT having to be worried catching a taxi.
  • A hotel is about treating a guest like a king or queen – everything else is SECONDARY – I blogged about this recently.

So how can you learn to be more PROactive?

Set your deadlines and FORCE yourself to meet them. If that means you have to stay up late until 2 AM – DO IT. Set deadlines that SEEM to be unrealistic and see what happens. I just did a website makeover for a client in 3 days “for the fun of it” to see if it could be done. Now I know that it could be done in 24 hours with ONE day of planning.

Push yourself to keep chasing the clock and you’ll soon realise that your competitors will be left in the dust with nowhere to go.

Or just ignore this blog post and hope your competitors don’t lift their game!

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Juggling and Time Management

I was talking to someone recently who was overwhelmed with too many things on his plate and I told him something that I thought was worth repeating here…

Juggling 10 Balls and dropping 6 is not the same as juggling 4 balls

Juggling 10 Balls and dropping 6 is not the same as juggling 4 balls

Juggling 10 balls and dropping 6 is not like juggling 4 balls.

First of all it’s a lot harder and you don’t look very good dropping the 6 balls even though most people can’t even juggle 3 balls. That’s the point – PUT THE BALLS DOWN AND JUGGLE THE ONES you can handle THEN and ONLY THEN do you toss another ball in the air.

Successful people juggle a lot of balls and the less successful think it’s the way to go – doing MULTIPLE things at a time.

It’s not. It’s a recipe for disaster and makes you look foolish.

Stop it! Re-gain your compose, reduce your stress and improve your results.

That’s it for today – short and sweet.

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What is an extra hour/day worth to you?

If you have 20 seconds, I’d like you to answer this one-question poll…

It’s something I am testing on LinkedIn.com.

>>> Click here to vote on what one extra hour per day is worth to you <<<

That’s it for today – I am testing this and of course will let you know how it works out!

Onward and upward!
Marc

P.S.
There are several new options on Linked In that you should consider evaluating.

I cover Internet topics on both my Internet Mastery Blog as well as a contributing author on www.AustralianBlogs.com.au/blog.

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