|Russell R. Shippee
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Schedules Made Easy
T E L E S E M I N A R
February 5, 2013
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"During his 1956 presidential campaign, a woman called out to Adlai Stevenson: "Senator, you have the vote of every thinking person!" Stevenson called back: "That's not enough, madam, we need a majority!"
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. "
Henry David Thoreau
"Self trust is the first secret to success."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie."
|Ahoy Captain |
Can you believe it's already the end of January?
Yes, it's time to take a few minutes to review your January accomplishments vs your goals for the month. Then, look at February goals, update them as needed, and be sure they are scheduled on the calender for the month. Otherwise, they are not likely to be done.
Have you ever relaxed at home for a weekend? We did this past weekend. The week before was extremely busy, we were tired, and we decided to just stop, to rest, and to recharge. It was great. Our schedule was open, and we did not race around. We did what worked at the moment. Try it, you'll be glad you did.
Last week my grandson had a bad case of the flu, and we cared for him while his mother worked. My plan, the course I had set for the week, changed. OK, it changed. I adjusted. It all worked. Don't get worked up about a change in the course, the schedule. Adjust and adapt. That's life. That's living. That's also why we should never leave things to the last minute. Sometimes we don't have that last minute.
I am glad so many of you are signing up for the Schedules Made Easy tele seminar. You will notice I added one on the 5th. If you haven't, sign up today.
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We should all march to our own drummer.
Did you ever hear the saying, 'he marches to his own drummer'? It's another way of saying someone does their own thing, their own way, without regard to the expected way of doing things.
We should all march to our own drummer. We are all different, we have different tastes, skills, and perceptions. We don't have to follow the crowd, we should not follow the crowd, and it's not healthy to follow the crowd.
No one said the crowd was right. What is right for one person is not right for another. We all have our own lives to live and we can't successfully live our lives through or by way of another person. It just does not work.
Do what works for and resonates for you. That's usually the best for you and it is not for any one else to judge.
If we look at some wildly successful people, such as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, we find they marched to their own drummers. They did not follow the crowd nor the expected norms. They did do what worked for them. And, boy did it work for them.
Interestingly, many of the most successful people in the twentieth century marched to their own drummers, not following the crowd or the expected norms. Does that mean to be wildly successful you have to march to your own drummer? Yes.
If you are going to make your mark in the world you can't do it following the crowd, being one of the herd. You have to step out, take a risk, and make your own way. You have to follow your heart and your passion without regard to what others think and expect.
On judgment day, it's too late to live your life. Living your life is today, right now, what you do today. Tomorrow and the future never come. It's always today.
Marching to your own drummer is to engage in life on your terms. It's your life so why not your terms? You are the captain, you are the navigator, it's your life, and only yours. Don't give control to another. Don't follow the crowd. Don't do what others expect of you, if it's not what you expect of you.
Do what works for you, what feeds you, and what gives you energy and excitement. Do it your way. Your way is the right way for you. It's that simple.
March proudly to your own drummer.