Time

Time

Cheryl Richardson: “A high quality life has more to do with what you remove from your life then what you add to it”

What that means is: If you want to get more done with your life, don’t keep adding things to do, but rather focus on a few things to do and discard the rest.

The problem with me, though, is that I have too much free time on my hands with not enough to do with it. So I honed in on something important she mentioned about Time Wasters. Time wasters are things that create over-stimulation and keep you from focusing on what’s important. Obviously, the biggest time waster for me is Technology, like my computer, Facebook, iPhone, TV, Nintendo Wii, etc..

My attempt at fixing my Time Wasters is to set aside 2 hours a day with no Technology. No computer, phone, TV… nothing but me with myself. Let’s see what I can come up with. The 2 hours starts now.

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What Happened

What Happened

On Monday, Feb 15th, I went to put a deposit in the bank and found that my checking account had been over drafted with a remaining balance of -$297. “Not again,” I thought to myself. I thought something was wrong, like someone got a hold of my Check Card number and was using it at their leisure. After contacting the Bank on Tuesday I discovered that the overdraft was my Own Damn Fault. This is becoming a regular problem for me, Money mis-management. Obviously my job is a cash-only industry and doing regular banking is not something I engage in often, so my checking account is constantly being over drafted. I thought I finally got a handle on all of this back in December, but that was not the case. Something had to change… Fast!

I hired a Life-Coach back in September of 2009 to help me make my dreams come to fruition. He charged a lot and had lots of success with other people. I didn’t have the success others had attained, but then again I only put in half the effort. He was a Guru Type, all about Visualization, Meditation, and Morning Spiritual Ritual… very good stuff; and working with him I noticed my fears of money, relationships, family, etc… all drifted away. I also landed big-money clients that I actually got along with, visited some pretty cool places and even got to go to the Rose Bowl and watch my Buckeye’s Win! (It was the greatest day of my life). But while the big-fun-stuff was entering my life, the mechanics of my life were still being mis-managed and overlooked. Now I’m back to where I was in September and I’m ready to fix it, only this time doing it better.

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