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Productivity focus

A valuable productivity tip is to create something once and use it often – like a checklist. It may take a bit of time up front BUT we save lots of time later. The create once and use often strategy saves time, energy, headspace and money plus reduces stress and allows you to get the things done that matter. Here’s why! Checklists for routine tasks mean you don’t have to start at the beginning every time wasting precious time. We reduce our ‘to do’ lists to one off tasks not repeat tasks. By being organised with good systems in place we can reduce stress and maintain order over chaos. In How To Have It All I’ve listed 16 checklists ideas that will help to increase productivity. The simplest way to set up a checklists is on an excel spreadsheet and place them where you can use them easily. For example; the shopping checklist in your wallet, the packing checklist in your bedroom, the best recipe checklist in the pantry, the children’s activities checklist in their rooms and the work targets and results checklist in the office. Or choose one of the many productivity apps. The next step is to revise the checklists as the need arises….

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The 4 D’s that matter

Self-doubt can paralyse and hold us back from finding fulfillment. The surest way to manage self-doubt is to move forward and take action despite our negative mindset. Believe it’s possible, allow self-doubt to exist and act anyway. There are four steps to help cure mental paralysis – these are the 4 D’s that matter: 1. DECIDE what you want 2. Act with DISCIPLINE regardless of self-doubt 3. Keep moving in the DIRECTION aligned with your values 4. Focus on your DESTINATION daily! Even when we know what we want stress can sometimes overwhelm us and “freeze” our ability to achieve. As we push through our fear a new mental state can emerge bringing with it greater conviction and DETERMINATION – there are many D’s that matter. It’s not self-belief that’s essential to success – it’s having the courage to act in the face of self-doubt until self-belief turns up. Self-belief is a by-product of taking action! Every Minute Counts and You Can Have It All! ®

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Courage to create

True Believers are courageous — they leave the world a better place due to the way they live their life and the way they influence others lives. When I was at a tipping point in 2011 it was one of the toughest periods of my life. The day I couldn’t get out of bed I knew something was seriously wrong. Hiding what was wrong had begun to seriously affect me. I was paralysed by fear. I feared mostly how much I would disappoint others by making the changes I needed to make. I was fearful that those that mattered to me would reject me. I felt guilty wishing for a life greater than the life I already had. I was scared that walking away from a 12-year career and family business was walking away from everything I had worked hard for – high income, relationships and legacy. I was scared that if I made the decision to leave, with no money coming in, we would lose the investments we had worked hard to build up over two decades. For that period in time I had become a non-believer. Even with all of my previous belief, conviction and commitment that had…

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Focus on what is

Every new day is a chance to celebrate your very precious life. When we wake up each day we have a choice to either focus on what is or what isn’t. When we stop being a victim to what isn’t and start being grateful for all that is – life gets a whole lot better. I promise! I reckon a few minutes of gratitude beats the alternative of waking up like this: Oh great (sarcastically) it’s morning! Oh it’s you! (Look sideways at your partner) I’m so tired, how am I going to get through today! I’ve got so much to do – life sucks! Ho hum – another day another dollar… Bring on the weekend! OMG it’s only Wednesday! I just want to go back to sleep! Being grateful is the first step to keeping what you want to keep in your life. If we focus on what we do have at the start of each day, it has an enormous positive impact on our day ahead. The trick is to begin each day spending a few minutes giving gratitude within minutes after you wake – whilst you are still lying in bed. Find several things to be grateful for. The best option is to practice gratitude daily and…

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Time to respect your time

The most common reason we give for not getting things done is…I don’t have time. The moment we give a reason we give justification for why we think, say or do what we do, hindering the opportunity for change. When we stop giving reasons and start taking responsibility in every minute and every moment – life gets a whole lot better! So what’s your reason for not having time? The statement I don’t have time is everywhere – everybody says it at some point. It’s the reason for not getting the things done that matter – like exercise, healthy eating, quality time with loved ones, relaxation, self development and great results at work. What we could say is “I don’t have time for the less important tasks I do that add no value to my life” or “I have no time to waste on the things that don’t matter”. Ask high achievers and they will admit that life is busy but that there is time if you only do the things that matter… the things that truly add value. The one thing high achievers don’t have time for is wasting time. They all say the key to more time is not wasting time on…

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