Thursday, February 28, 2013
                                      Winter Edition 242
russell_newRussell R. Shippee
Author, Speaker, Navigator


 "You will always miss 100% of the shots you don't take."


Wayne Gretzky





The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving."  



Oliver Wendell Holmes




"We are all self made, but only the successful will admit it."    



Earl Nightingale

"You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens." 
Louise Hay

Quick Links
Ahoy Captain 

How was school vacation week?

Mine was great! We went to the pool three times, to a pet show, played some games, and ate. Being a kid and looking from a kid's viewpoint is sure eyeopening to us (older folk).

Yes, I missed some work and some things were delayed. Guess what? They waited, there was no crisis, and all was fine.

"Don't wait" is the article below. Don't wait to have a good time and to spend time with loved ones as well as everything else.

Don't wait to sign up for a tele seminar. It's your life.

J didn't wait. She listened and now she has a job she loves. The goals seminar worked for her. Did it work for you? If so, tell me. If you did not take it but would like it, I'll run it again if there is enough demand.

Now, at the bottom, we have WHY questions. Answer the questions or write you own questions and answer them.  The doing and the achievement is based on your belief, and your belief is in the WHY answer. So, answer them.

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Stop waiting.

Life is to be lived today, not tomorrow.

How often do you sit and wait for something? I'll start when:  
    The form comes
    The house is sold
    When I get my degree
    When they get back to me
    When the letter comes
    When they finish
    When I retire

How much of you life is wasted waiting?  Be silent and do nothing for five minutes. If you actually do this, you will find that the five minutes feels like a long, long time.  It is.

Ideally, you will always have something to do while waiting for someone else. It can be a book, a pad to make notes, or just a pleasant daydream. But, do something. Don't sit and brood because someone is late. Use the time.

We all have the same amount of time. We all decide how we are going to use or abuse our time. Often, we feel something will take a long time, and we keep putting it off until we get a big block of time. We actually spend far more time thinking about getting around to doing it than the time it will take.  Use those five minutes to start.

Often people wait for the phone to ring or the mail to arrive. The phone will ring, and the mail will arrive. Why sit looking and waiting for the pot to boil? It'll boil and it does not need you to watch it.  Keep doing what you need to do. When the mail arrives, you can get it, or get it when you are finished the project. When the phone rings, you can answer it, or if you are in the middle of something important, you can always call back.

You have time. We all have time. It's how you use it. It's how you use it now, right now, rather than waiting. Life passes you by as you wait.

Want to feel good? Want to feel productive? Use the time you used to spend waiting to your advantage. See how much you can get done in a week. Once you measure it and see what you can do, you'll never wait again. You'll use the waiting time to create.

There is an old saying, "A watched pot never boils". Well, that phone call or letter is the same thing. It never comes as you sitting waiting for it. Get busy, get doing things, and it will come. It will come when it is time and not before. Sitting and waiting does not speed things up and it slows you down and demotivates you.

Live your life in balance. Balance work, family, play, learning, and resting. Plan a trip each year. Plan to learn something special each year or to make something. Don't wait for retirement, Don't wait till you get so old you will not fully appreciate it. Life goes fast. Start now, don't wait. Don't rush, but keep life full.

Don't wait, keep going, keep doing, the rest will catch up to you. Plus, you'll be happier and more satisfied with yourself and all you accomplish. You can do it.


write your answers

Why am I going to do ............?

Why am I successful?

Why do my clients enjoy doing business with me?

Why do I make $ X income in 2013?

Why am I good enough?

Why do people want to do business with me?

Why do I weigh only X?

Why can I do ..........?