Being able to take time out and reflect on our life is extremely valuable, especially as most of us are leading very busy lives.
Whenever we reflect on all the things we have going on in our life, it gives us the opportunity to assess whether what we’re currently doing is moving us toward what we want or taking us further from what we want.
As we draw closer to the end of another year, it is extremely beneficial to pause and reflect back on the year gone by.
Usually on the last day of the year, television channels will show the main highlights and lowlights of the year from a news perspective.
It is always fascinating to see all the things that made the news during the year so it makes a lot of sense for us to reflect on our highlights and lowlights as well. The process itself can take between 30 minutes to an hour as outlined in this post.
During the course of this year, the number of visitors coming to my website has steadily increased, which is always a good thing.
Staying consistent with creating new and regular content is still challenging however the rewards are well worth the effort.
Here are my ten most popular posts for the year based on the number of clicks on each link, the amount of shares on social media and the number of comments made.
From time to time, I get asked to name which book has had the biggest impact on my life.
While it is challenging to narrow it down to one book, what I thought I’d do in this post is to share my favourite ten books.
Since it’s almost the holiday season, this can be a really good time to read these books, if you haven’t yet done so.
We all like the idea of having fun. Unfortunately, for most business owners and entrepreneurs, having fun is one of those things that we “hope” we can fit in around our busy work schedule.
The sad truth is that most business owners and entrepreneurs are going about this the wrong way.
Rather than trying to fit in the things we love or really want to do around our work, it is much better to schedule things we can do for fun just like a work appointment.
It is unrealistic to think we’ll make this major shift of scheduling in fun activities and potentially compromise our work commitments straight away. However, we can start taking back our weekends as an initial step to start off with and give ourselves permission to have a break from the work we think we need to do.
There are many cute phrases that describe people who read. They include:
- Readers are learners
- Readers are writers.
- Readers are winners.
- Leaders are readers.
Personally, I find reading to be a crucial part of my personal growth. When I read, I get the mental stimulation I need to generate new ideas, be creative or innovative, plus it also improves my vocabulary and my writing skills. If I am not reading regularly, I feel stagnant.
In the process of striving to achieve more and more, do you sometimes fail to stop and celebrate what you actually have accomplished?
For a long time, I had gotten into the habit of moving onto the next thing after I had completed or achieved something I had set out to, without taking the time to stop, reflect, acknowledge and celebrate what I had achieved.
In recent times, I have given myself permission to actually slow down and celebrate an achievement before moving onto the next thing, which I have found to be extremely beneficial.
For most entrepreneurs, there aren’t enough hours during the week to get everything we’d like to do completed.
Therefore, working on weekends to finish tasks or get a head start for the following week is almost mandatory, especially if you’re a work-from-home entrepreneur.
While there are benefits for working on weekends, it is not a habit that is sustainable over the long term, and if given the choice, most entrepreneurs would prefer to have time away from their work, especially on weekends.
In today’s ever-changing and rapidly progressing world, it’s not uncommon for us to have multiple priorities…at the same time.
Whether it’s in our professional or personal lives, there are many inputs or distractions coming at us at any given time.
Unless we have a method for filtering what is or isn’t important, it can be very easy to get frustrated, overwhelmed or even disillusioned with what we are doing.
How, then, do we find the time to spend on those things that we deem to be important to us? Whether it is spending time with our family, going to the gym or doing some form of physical activity, completing a project that will add additional revenue to our business or even attending social events, what can we do to make the time for these things?
On my birthday in 2013, I decided to start journaling daily. I had heard and been told for years about the importance of journaling each day.
The late Jim Rohn once said, “It is challenging to be a student of your own life, your own future, your own destiny. Don’t trust your memory. When you listen to something valuable, write it down. When you come across something important, write it down. Take the time to keep notes and to keep a journal.”