|Russell R. Shippee
Author, Speaker, Navigator
Be a KID
T E L E S E M I N A R
September 18, 2012
10:00 am and 2:00 pm
September 20, 2012
Want to put the fun back
in your life?
Want to be free like a kid?
Want to see the wonder
of it all?
"What is not started today is never finished tomorrow."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Much of the stress that people feel does not come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they have started."
"Never leave for tomorrow what you can finish today."
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving."
|Ahoy Captain |
Yes, summer feels as if it's gone, and fall activities here in New England are in full swing.
Yes, in the USA we are in the middle of election season for our President. It feels like it's been going on forever; but it will soon be decided. Do go out and vote. Research to determine who you feel is best and vote for them. Make an informed decision.
It's a great time of year to eliminate the clutter. Fall, coming next week, is symbolic of getting ready for winter, for the transition. it's time to do what has been pending. it's time to reduce the clutter and finish those loose ends.
We did our annual family pictures last weekend. Talk about herding cats! With 4 families and two young children it's a challenge. But, we have some great pictures and they will make great memories. Be sure you have family photos. You'll enjoy them more and more as the years go on.
Do sign up for a tele seminar on the left. There are spots open, and your name is on them. May we never grow up!
Author, Speaker, Navigator
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How much clutter do you have?
Clutter on your desk, house, closets, garage, car, basement, or mind.
We all carry too much clutter. The physical type is a distraction, causes us frustration, time, and money. There is little, if any, value in all the clutter. Ninety nine percent of the things we don't need, won't need, and won't miss.
When people move, they throw away dumpster after dumpster of stuff. Less is more. Less is better. Less is freeing. Why do we keep all that 'stuff'?
Physical clutter slows us down, takes us away from our focus, and makes us feel cramped. It's an unnecessary distraction. Plus, who doesn't like things looking clean, neat, and organized?
It's September and time to change for the fall. It's time to throw away those summer clothes that have outlived their usefulness, and put away those worthy of being kept. The same goes for the summer beach toys and porch furniture. If worthy, put it away neatly, otherwise, throw it out or, if it still has life left in it, give it to a charity that can find a good home for it.
Physical neatness gives us peace of mind. We are no longer stressed over those things that we have to 'get around to', that weigh heavily on our minds. It's easier, faster, and better to just do it. Plan the day, get up early, and do it. You'll be amazed at how fast it goes -- often quicker than the time you have spent stressing over it.
What about your mind clutter?
You have things that didn't get done this summer. It's September, school is in session, and you have a whole new set of items to do. Plus, you're probably already concerned about the holidays. Yes, September is a month for all of the old to stack up on top of the new.
Many people are behind on their personal goals and have no idea how they will get it all done before year end. The thoughts of all these things clutter the mind and slow it down. Like a computer trying to process too much at once, everything slows and suffers.
Often, reducing the physical clutter in just one area makes you feel better. It might be your desk, your kitchen, or a closet. It might be getting those summer things put away. Take the project that frustrates you the most and schedule a time to do it within the next week. Then, do it. It'll go faster than you thought.
Next, the clutter of things to do. We all have the same 24 hours a day. So, schedule things that can be done and do them. Those that can't be done today, choose a date to do them. Take it all in bite sized pieces. Just knowing when you intend to do it works wonders.
Rome wasn't built in a day. Clutter won't be eliminated in a day. But, each day you can do a little and, at night, you can go to bed feeling great that progress has been made.
Clear the clutter, follow the plan, and you'll be ready in no time to enjoy the holiday season.