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Question of the Day: Do You Take Enough Time Off?

I bet you don’t.

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Are You Using the ‘F’ Word in Your Work?

One of the things I see people doing is making work harder and less enjoyable than needed.

I understand that not everything we do seems fun. But almost anything can be made more interesting. If we’ve got to do the work anyway, why not make it as fun as we can?

If we can’t delegate it or outsource it, let’s look for ways to make it more enjoyable.

Here’s a few ideas. I’m sure you can think of others. If you look for ways to make what you do more fun, you’ll find them. If you DON’T look and you focus on how tedious your task is, you’ll find only boredom.

Sometimes you can make a game out of a dull task or project. Score it. Maybe add some end zone ‘high fives’.

Or maybe you can get someone to help you with your not-so-fun project and you help them with one of theirs. It’ll make the time go by faster and you might find their job more interesting than they do because you haven’t done it before—and vice versa.

Give yourself a silly reward for the completion of a task.

Approach it like when you were a child. Think of it as a brand new experience. Or do it in a different way than you’ve done it before.

Tom Sawyer’s ploy to get the fence whitewashed is a great example of both getting help and making a dull task seem interesting—and even fun.

Like so much else in life, it’s not what we do, it’s not what happens to us, it’s our attitude and what we do about it that makes a difference.

Have fun today. Enjoy the ride.

Learning and Learning

I just got back from a 5-mile walk. It took me less than 90 minutes, and during that time, I listened to 3 podcasts, and finished listening to the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People (audio book).

I burned calories, increased my knowledge, had a great break in the day and got some fresh air. And it feels great!

My friend John Iams of has been working with me on my attitudes and beliefs around fitness and health. One of the things he’s got me thinking differently about is what he calls “leaning”.

Most people talk about losing weight. But hardly anyone likes the idea of losing—even if it’s unwanted pounds. The subconscious mind can’t really get a handle on weight loss. It can deal with a target weight much better, but I find that most of us are still trying—unsuccessfully for the most part—to focus on losing weight rather than arriving at an ideal body mass.

The concept of “leaning” is much better and I thank John for the distinction. I’m confident that it will make a difference.

I have literally thousands of hours of audio and video files to listen to and watch. And there just aren’t enough hours in the day to avail myself of these rich resources.

Because it enables me to multi-task, my iPod is one of the best investments I’ve made in the last couple of years. I’m leaning and learning at the same time. And that’s a double win for sure.

How about you? Even if you don’t need to lose weight—I mean lean—you can be exercising your body and educating yourself at the same time.

Start walking.

Here’s a no-cost audio for you to start with. It’s the first-ever interview with Dawn and me together—a casual but informative conversation with Frank Sousa asking the questions.

This interview is 36 minutes in length and will give you some real insights into some of the ways Dawn and I think about success.
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