Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time, Edition 2 by Brian Tracy – Books on Google Play

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“Eat That Frog” by Brian Tracy

There just isn’t enough time for everything on our “To Do” list—and there never will be. Successful people don’t try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure they get done.

There’s an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that it’s probably the worst thing you’ll do all day. Using “eat that frog” as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day—the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also probably the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life—Eat That Frog! shows you how to zero in on these critical tasks and organize your day. You’ll not only get more done faster, but get the right things done.

Hope this helps…

-John

Source: Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time, Edition 2 by Brian Tracy – Books on Google Play

Permanence needs permission

written by john c ashworth

Permanence needs permission.

In other words, if your world stinks right now, you can change it with a decision and an action plan to go along with it. Sure, it likely won’t happen or transform your life immediately, but that’s the point. It’s far too easy to get complacent, let the weeds grow one by one, until suddenly the job of pruning those ugly beasts from your garden becomes too daunting to consider, and so you continue to leave it alone, ignore the problems, and live with the consequences. No matter how miserable this might make you.

Of course, there are times when your permission to let things ride and the consequences that creates are not so obvious, which is what can get you into so much trouble, and can make it seem like it happened all of the sudden. Most of the time, though, you have ignored certain realities and truths, and have decided instead to pretend that everything is OK.

So…stop complaining and do something about your current reality. And if you’re OK right now and everything is just peachy, good for you. Maintain your awareness and discipline so that you can attack those weeds as soon as they rear their ugly heads from the ground beneath you. Buy a good pair of gloves, keep your flexibility and fitness intact so that you can easily bend over and work your fields, and stay vigilent. Your life and your surroundings are constantly in flux and you need to remain aware of your choices and the potential consequences that follow them.

Remember too that success often comes from doing what failed in a slightly different way, in differernt conditions, and at a different time. The key for you is your awareness and your readiness to act when you need to. To prevent complacency from seeping into your garden and promoting the growth of things you just don’t want there. Things that inhibit the cultivation and growth of a life that is more beautiful. More enjoyable. More in-line with who you truly are. More in line with contentment. More clear.

-John

19 activities super successful people do over long weekends | Ladders

ideas from super successful people

This is a great list.  What are you doing right now?

-John

Some combine exercise with brainstorming like Dia&Co CEO Nadia Boujarwash. She told Business Insider that she and her cofounder, “Almost every weekend we go on a long walk, most often down the West Side highway, and spend a couple hours outside, thinking about bigger-picture questions. Some of the more creative thinking happens then.”

Source: 19 activities super successful people do over long weekends | Ladders

96-Year-Old Legal Secretary Sylvia Bloom Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million – The New York Times

sylvia bloom legal secretary story

This is a great story and a great example of one of the smartest things you can do to achieve success.  That is to emulate others who are successful.  You don’t always need to invent something new.  In fact, many times you don’t.  This is a great example of someone who was smart, insightful, and who made the most of her environment and career path in spite of what might normally might have been seen as a less than inspiring role working for someone else.

-John

Her name was Sylvia Bloom and even her closest friends and relatives had no idea she had amassed a fortune over the decades. She did this by shrewdly observing the investments made by the lawyers she served. “She was a secretary in an era when they ran their boss’s lives, including their personal investments,” recalled her niece Jane Lockshin. “So when the boss would buy a stock, she would make the purchase for him, and then buy the same stock for herself, but in a smaller amount because she was on a secre

Source: 96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million – The New York Times

Jeff Bezos says his advice to Amazon interns and execs is to stop aiming for work-life ‘balance’ — here’s what you should strive for instead | Business Insider

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Bezos believes that his new hires should stop attempting to achieve “balance” within their professional and personal lives, since that implies a strict trade-off between the two. Instead, Bezos envisions a more holistic relationship between work and life outside the office.

Source: Jeff Bezos says his advice to Amazon interns and execs is to stop aiming for work-life ‘balance’ — here’s what you should strive for instead | Business Insider