|Russell R. Shippee
Author, Speaker, Navigator
T E L E S E M I N A R
January 8, 2013
10:00 am and 2:00 pm
January 10, 2013
Haven't Planned for 2013 yet?
Want to make 2013 your best year ever?
Want to be organized and focused?
"Make no little plans, they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will themselves not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die."
Daniel H Burman
"Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now"
"No matter how carefully you plan your goals, they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto."
W Clement Stone"The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you're not going to stay where you are."
John P. Morgan
|Ahoy Captain |
The last article Fun and Family hit a positive nerve with many of you. It's so easy to lose track of what is important while we are doing the urgent unimportant.
I can see why people keep going back to Disney. There is so much to see and do. Plus, they are always improving and upgrading. There were the young families and grandparents as expected; but also, an amazing number of adults over 50 enjoying themselves without grandchildren.
This is an interesting time of year for me to work with clients. Too often people are concerned about not attaining their goals. Then there is the issue of not being able to set goals for 2013. Interestingly, when we sit down and go step by step, it's easy. Alone, with a piece of paper, people find it overwhelming. It's not.
We have a new Goals Accountability Program. We all need an accountability coach. If you are ready to admit it and willing to grow and stretch, send me an email for the details. This program is limited to 10 people.
Do you have enough time? According to The Financial Times the world spends 300 million minutes a day on a single computer game: Angry Birds. People spend 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook. The typical user spends 15 hours and 33 minutes on the site each month. Unbelievable!
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You are the gift.
You are a gift to others. When you buy a gift for someone realize it is you and the act of buying the gift, the thought itself, is the gift. The actual gift is just a representation of your gift to the other person.
The same goes for receiving a gift. The physical gift you may not like, but that isn't the point. The point is the person who gave you the gift.
The gift of time and attention are the greatest, most valuable, and wonderful gifts you can give to another person. Time and attention are respect, love, and validation. When you care enough to spend your time and attention, it makes the other person worthwhile. It's respect. It's heartwarming to know that others care.
We can and should give gifts every day. A smile, a 'well done', and pat on the back. These are all gifts, gifts we can freely give.
As we get older we don't need gifts of things, but we never get too old to receive the gift of attention and time. When people are retired and unable to do things they used to do, they have time. To visit and spend time with them is the most wonderful gift you can give to them.
Kids relate time spent with them as love. Kids need the time and attention to build their self worth. Sure, kids love the physical presents and the wrappings, but it's the time and the attention that truly matter.
Gifts of time and attention don't cost us anything. We can give them daily. In return we'll get huge dividends. We'll get time and attention that we need. We feel good when we give, and we feel good when we receive.
Give to feel good. Know your value, you are the gift. Give of yourself freely and joyously. You are worthy. You are sought after. Your time and attention have great value, far greater than you realize or appreciate.
Go to the wake. Stop by the house for five minutes. Pick up the phone and call to say hi for no reason. Call someone on their birthday. It doesn't have to be planned, take long, or be elaborate. Just do it spur of the moment. When the thought comes, do it.
How great is it that you are the gift? How great is it that the physical gift you agonize over means less than your thought, time, and attention? How great is it that you are far more valued by the other person than the physical gift you are giving?
Think of those who have given you time and attention and how much you appreciated and valued it. Give that same gift or your time and attention to others.