Monday, February 20, 2012

One HUGE way to reach your goals

I'm not going to keep you in suspense. I'm going to tell you right off the bat in this post exactly how to do as the title suggests. You need to sleep.


After watching this TED talk by Arianna Huffington right before the new year started, I determined to do three new things in 2012 to reach my goals. I'm getting  adequate sleep, I'm taking my weekly sacred day off no matter what and I'm planning vacations well in advance. It's another blog for another day but by "vacation" I mean true vacations. This doesn't include times of handling business, visiting people, covering bases, but a true getaway where I have no expectations or responsibilities whatsoever.

A lot of people ask me how I do all that I do, handling multiple jobs and roles. I've been thinking about more intentional answers to this question instead of just saying, "a lot of prayer," or "God's grace." Yes of course I do it with a lot of prayer and without grace I'd be lost. But there are other practical factors that are involved too in working multiple jobs and not only surviving but thriving. I want to be able to help people with the other ingredients that contribute to success.

Sometimes getting one of my jobs done requires me to work until 1 AM. In that case, I might go to sleep at 1:15 AM and then set my alarm to wake me up at 9:15 AM.  (It helps that I do have this flexibility.) Working multiple jobs doesn't mean you never sleep it just means hours of sleep may not be conventional.

If you're going to wear multiple hats, especially big ones, conventionality went out the window a long time ago anyway. :)

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