Thursday, September 29,  2016
                                     Fall Edition 301

" Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."

- Napoleon Hill


"My Ship will not come in unless I have first sent it out."

- Napoleon Hill

" My progress in life begins in my own mind."

- Napoleon Hill


" The secret of getting things done is DO IT NOW!"
-Napoleon Hill


Yes, this letter is later than normal, yet it is not late. 

I have returned from a bucket list trip to the Baltic Sea and have seen the fjords and many ports of call including St Petersburg, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Tallinn, Berlin, Alborg, Stavanger, Flam, and Bergen.  It's such fun to do something you have always wanted to do.

 How about you? What are you going to do in the next twelve months that you have always wanted to do?

For all the daily activity we all have, when we go away the world keeps on going, and we come back to much of the same we left. Yet, leaving recharges us, and we get more done upon our return. 

Yes, you must recharge your batteries. The year end is a time of pressure. Be sure to give yourself a week, or at least a long weekend, to prepare for the year end rush. You'll be glad you did. 

After reading the article below on DRIFTING, if it applies to you, I'd suggest the workbook , Me, My Life on Purpose. It will help you get back on track

IF you need someone to hold you accountable and want to track your results from October until December 15th, I have space for two Accountability Clients.  Email me, and we can discuss if this will be beneficial to you. 

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Are you drifting through life?

Do you have any plans? Or do you just drift along with the others? Are you in control of your life, or do you allow others to control your life?

We all drift at times. After a period of focused work, it's healthy to take a vacation to sit on the beach and drift, or whatever activity relaxes and rejuvenates you.   Yes, to drift for a short period of time is beneficial. 

Don't drift today with the idea that tomorrow, or next week, or next month you can start. If you don't start now, you may well not start. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing now. 

Yet, in saying NOW, we may take now to get other things done so that, when the time comes, we can focus and not have other distractions.   NOW is when we commit and NOW is when we make the plan and put it on the schedule. 

If it's not planned and not on the schedule/calendar, then it is far less likely to get done. 

Drifting is natural and automatic. To avoid the drift, you must plan and commit. Yet, drifting happens so easily. 

Drift is why I recommend writing your obituary every year at the end of the year. Writing your obituary annually will bring into sharp focus what you have or have not done in the past year. It will also motivate you as you plan for the upcoming year. 

Too often people tell me they are not satisfied with what they have accomplished so far in their lives. They wonder where the time has gone. They wonder what happened to all the things they were going to do. Yet, they feel they were busy and occupied. 

We all have 24 hours a day and we all use them. Yet, with no plan, we drift through the hours, and they disappear never to be reclaimed. Yet, we have little, if anything to show for them. 

I had an employee whose productivity was low, yet she was sure she was busy. I had her complete a chart as to what she was doing every 10 minutes throughout the day. By her own admission she found 40% of her time was idle time. She was so amazed she took it home and used the process on her high school son. 

Unless we track it, none of us truly realize the time we waste. 

Don't drift. Be alert. Plan each day and record your accomplishments at the end of the day. If nothing, or little was done, it was a day of drifting.  Don't drift unless it is a planned vacation as a reward for accomplishments.