Did you just miss the bonfire because you had some work to do? Or, you couldn’t watch a baseball match because of an office call? Do you take emails and calls while you’re out of the office, too? How many hours do you work on average: 10, 12, or more? Are you at the mercy of a 9 to 5 routine?
For starters, I would say time management should be the first goal when redefining your focus. When you manage time you get to have more fun in life. With this as your goal, and through the use of checklists, you will become be more efficient. Trust me when I say this. My work and personal life are way more balanced than I ever thought they could be. Just the thought of working long hours and only having the weekends to enjoy took all the air out of me. Though I’m not criticizing people who work hard. But where is the fun when all you do is sleep and work? So, today I’ll tell you what happened when I cut my work-day to ONLY six hours.
I Live Life:
I enjoy a fast and target-oriented life. I am a millennial and know what is important and what needs to be cut short. I am a columnist, digital marketer, entrepreneur, blogger. I love chess and pets. Lots of friends, family and fun is what my life is based on. In simple terms: I AM WHO I AM.
Work-life Balance Route To Success:
Grab the opportunities life sends your way. Don’t stress. There are no hard or fast rules. If you want to go for success, be smart. Prioritize; learn to value. I have cut down my work hours to six hours only and when I work, I simply WORK. No playing around. No day dreaming. I catch up on my projects, make progress. My dream is to run a SaaS company, have my virtual business extended and own real estate in Tennessee.
The general rule of thumb is, love what you work and work what you love. I do what I want to, not what others would want me to. I am remarkable at chess, I teach and play at the same time. It soothes me. The balance goes beyond measure and I need it because I make sure I put in the hours to move forward in my goals. I also failed during the early startup, but I never GAVE UP. I tried and tried and WON. Hey, after all winners never quit and quitters never win! It really is as simple as living that saying.
I love creating new ideas and helping businesses to grow. But after my work time is up, it’s up. I close work and focus on life. Isn’t this EASY?
Present, Persistent and Perfect:
Remember, nothing and nobody is perfect. People work hard to reach their goals. Don’t dwell on your past. Learn from your mistakes. Be attentive to your present. Practice is what will perfect you. No one was born knowing exactly how to do something the right way. All the notable businessmen, from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, have had to crack though barriers and succeed. Be attentive to tech developments. Stay connected. Being tech savvy will be handy when you are multitasking. Tune yourself out of your personal life in your work time and vice versa. When I do this it allows me to stay stress-free and achieve more in less time.
Inner Compass Leadership:
I know it sounds crazy, but always pat YOURSELF on the back. If you start raging on mistakes, it will only bring harm. Don’t be afraid of the unexpected. Try new things. I learn daily, even from my juniors. I appreciate people in my life and give credit where it’s due. Be simple. Don’t regret. Done is done, move on. Apply what you learned to better yourself and your efforts for the next go-round.
Nobody cares if you screw up, so be strong, YOU know you can do it…if you can dream it!
Mindset For Family, Friends And Fun:
No kidding to the all-time favorite quote: All Work and No Play Make Jack a Dull Boy.
There is a fine line between stress and passion. Quit overrating things. Strive for that balance. Go out. I travel a lot, which keeps my mind clear as it gives me a different view. Play games.
Eat your favorite food. I’m so fond of the cheese mousse cake that my friends usually bribe me with it.
Life is simple, complicating it is not the solution.
It’s all crystal clear. Your life holds many people. You can’t live alone. Friends and family are a vital part of your journey. Only work will soak your mind to a point of no return.
If I can do it, so can you. Why not give it a shot and see the results?
#Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
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