It's much easier to be thankful when life is going well than when it is not.
Think about it...
How thankful would you be if you got a flat tire in the pouring rain in rush hour?
Or you got a speeding ticket?
Or you received a bad medical diagnosis?
Of course, that would be challenging to say the least.
But I believe you have so much to be thankful for. And not just around Thanksgiving, Christmas or your birthday.
Don't believe me?
I don't know what you're going through right now, but can you be thankful for any of the following right now?
And that's just what I came up with as I wrote this blog post.
I challenge you to take some time today, grab a notebook and your...
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Today I want to talk to you about five ways how you can stay productive active throughout your day, five ways to be more productive throughout your entire day. Because you probably wake up with the best of intentions, that you're going to have a great, super, incredibly productive day. But sometimes, oftentimes maybe, it gets derailed. So here are five ways how you can get and stay productive throughout your day.
Number one, let's start when you wake up. I want you to guard those first 60 to 90 minutes of your day militantly. So this means don't check email. Don't check social media. And for goodness sake, just stop watching the news.
Get up, do something for you. Something that's going to help you. Now maybe this is reading your Bible, or reading an inspirational book, like How to Win Friends and Influence People or Think and Grow Rich. Maybe you pray, maybe you do yoga, maybe you meditate, maybe you get a cup of coffee and you go on the...
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Have you ever been around a jackhammer when it was being used?
Then you know how loud it is!
Today, as I type these words, we are having foundation work done on our house. One of the "benefits" of living in Houston, Texas!
They had to install two new piers in our garage and...oh my goodness was it loud!
Fortunately, it didn't take too long and they were done.
But as I listened and watched them jackhammer our garage floor, I got to thinking: are there any areas in my life that I need to take a jackhammer to?
See...that's not the question.
The question I need to answer is: what am I going to do about it?
I see a lot of people whose life is not what they want. They're operating in a world of negativity, complaining, gossiping and a whole bunch of other emotions and not going...anywhere.
Ask yourself what area or areas you need to take a jackhammer to.
And once you identify them, decide what ONE THING you can do TODAY to begin to address this area.
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We're going to talk about that precious first 60 to 90 minutes of your day.
What should you do?
Once you wake up, two things you shouldn't do is 1) grab your phone. You don't need to check into social media, or check your email, or check in the news first thing in the morning. Why would you want to do that? Why would you want to enter the world of negativity and drama after you've just woken up?
First of all side note here, go on a news fast. I haven't looked at the news in about six weeks and I feel great just like Tony the Tiger, okay. So don't check email, don't check social media and don't check the news in the first 60 to 90 minutes of waking up.
The second thing I don't want you to do is rush. Allow yourself enough time. So when your alarm clock goes off, hopefully, you wake up before the alarm clock goes off. You wake up and you're refreshed. So what do you do when you wake up?
Well after you take a bio break because most people have to do a bio break, first thing...
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I love reading or listening to audiobooks.
In fact, my dream job would be to just read books every day, all day and then either write articles or create videos about what I've read.
But wait...there's more.
I'd like to be paid one million dollars a month to so and to be able to travel the world, staying in the nicest hotels and eating the best food and meeting the best people on this planet of ours. All expenses paid.
Okay...I'll buy the books!
Seriously, I love books. Which is odd because I hated doing so when I was in school (many years ago).
I'm not sure what happened but I'm very glad the switch flipped.
However, I don't read as much as I'd like to. In 2018, I read/listened to 43 books and so far in 2019 (as of November 15), I've read/listened to 30 books. Unfortunately, I didn't begin to track my reading until 2018 (faceplant!).
Now, before I reveal my current all-time top 5 books (who am I kidding, you already skipped ahead, didn't you? LOL), let me point out that I will...
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