Time Management! UGG! Time management is a huge source of
frustration. Why? Because I happen to have a lot of it. Yes, I left a teaching
career to start a personal business and I have TIME. And, suddenly I am left helpless to figure out the keys of social media marketing meanwhile trying to decide what is worth my time and what isn't! The solution? It looks like a little book by Dan Kennedy!
This book is a gem! In 161 pocket-sized pages, Dan lays out his key traits
in time management. Although the 2004 version of his book seemed a little
outdated in some areas, Dan makes a case for how to set goals, and stay focused. With all of the fancy gadgets today's technology available to us, Dan shows the reader how much he can get done by scheduling himself and finishing the task.
Interestingly, Dan loves to work from home. He asserts that a lot of time is
wasted traveling to and from work. Because Dan sees time as money, this travel time is expensive. For example, if I could bill $450 for an hour of my billable time . . . would I really waste an hour on a freeway! No Way! And that is exactly how Dan sees time. In fact, he works from home and has his mail sent to him. Dan doesn't want to be bothered. So he hires self motivated, excellent managers to run the office while he is productive from home. He monitors his phone calls and only checks email once a week. I also like Dans daily schedule. Dan has shown me the need to take an hour a day to write. Dan apparently doesn't get writers block and begins his morning with an hour of writing. In Dans book, he is writing to be published, I would assume in magazines and journals. The advice is relevant for anyone with a blog, like me. I also appreciate the advice Dan gives on reading. Since reading his book, I have found a new love for books! I currenlty have 3 books in my line-up of personal development. Dan apparently reads a book a week, as well as journals and newsletters. He is a speed reader. Speed reading is a skill that I have not managed yet, but at least my books are ready! And finally, Dan helps the reader get focused on making money! Here is an excerpt about getting focussed: "identify and write down the three most important, most significant, most productive, most valuable things you can do to foster success in your particular enterprise. Just three! Write them down. From there, translate them into three actions you can take each and everyday. Write them down. Now, Nothing and no one can steal the time required to make certain those 3 things happen. Every single day. No exceptions. No excuses!" In short, " . . . (Dan quoting Jim Rohn) look very closely at the one thing or two or three things successful people get done without fail, every single day."
Dan really hits the "nail on the head" when it comes to staying focussed, valuing your own time, and charging customers accordingly! Thank you Dan! Will Do! (I am off to the library to check out Dan's other books and add them to the list of Personal Development literature)!
Its exactly 1 week after the Tough Mudder, and I have a cold
that will not let up! I felt is come down Tuesday after the mudder, and progressively get worse through out the week. Thankfully, I don't have a temperature, but the hacking has been a difficult side effect of my post Tough Mudder event. NyQuil is my best friend, next to the Zantex that I hope will kick in! But HEY, its worth the bragging rights, right?
I did trudge straight up and down that hill, and the next one and the next hill, leap over the gapping moat, crawl through the claustrophobic tunnels, climb up and over logs and hay, try to carry my own body weight on the rings, and some monkey bars, swim under barrels, climb up and down clay mud hills, scale 5, 10 and 12 foot walls, run up a half pipe only to be caught by burly men at the top! I jumped off of a plank into muddy water, and yes, I tried the electro shock therapy . . . . and although difficult, I have registered for another obstacle type mudder! The Warrior Dash is only 3 weeks away! So, what's a little cold when I have the mudder bragging rights? (smile)
Businesswomen polled on Facebook are making it clear that time is a major obstacle to doing their daily fitness. If they could they would like to destress, look toned, and lose weight. I will be addressing these issues and other at the Silicon Businesswomens meeting. Meeting on August 30, 2012. I will be speaking with fellow business leaders about how exercise and fitness will make them more productive at work. Also covered will be how to get the most out of your workout, and how eating affects metabolism. Tips and tools for successful and conscious bodywieght and muscle tone. It should be a wonderful evening!
Welcome to the coach Tiffany Anderson blog. At the moment, there is so much to write about that . . . I barely have a moment to spare to record it. Warren Mells, a 63 year old client who hit an emotional pit on February 3, 2012 has now become the pennicle of green healthy eating. Daily he is reporting a gorgeous meal produced right in the comfort of his own kitchen. He is serving himself a portion of fitness on the treadmill and we are seeing the emotional, physical and life transformation right before out eyes! And . . . it is truly stunning! And in other news, I have just begun Asylum, a 30-day challenge. Coach Siddartha Bolla changed me to join his challenge and I am filming my daily workout as an accountability update for him. Siddhartha invited Puneet, who invited Christian. I invited Coach Jake Austin who invited Adam Ward. Tayna from Canada also decided to follow us and we are all reporting in from our respective homes all over the Northern continent! And . . . this website is coming together step by step. Little by little, every page has a meaning to it! I feel so blessed!