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Design Your Life

By August 17, 2016 #inpermanentbeta, Chronicles of Irís



Good day, amaz­ing and won­der­ful human beings.  I’m so excited about today’s blog post, I could hardly wait to share.

Here’s a secret, we all want to be happy.  We all want love.  We all want to feel impor­tant.  We all want to live mean­ing­ful lives.

Deep down, we want to be accepted–we want to be liked.  We want to live a life that’s ful­fill­ing. We want to feel good about our­selves, our con­tri­bu­tions and our unique­ness.

We are one of a kind.  You, me, your neighbor–we are all unique. There isn’t any­one out there who is exactly like you.  God does not make mis­takes.  You were born good enough.  You are enough.  Period.

God is pre­cise and quite cal­cu­lated.  He wants the very best for you, even if at times we feel for­saken.  He gave us broth­ers and sis­ters, neigh­bors and col­leagues so that we could lean on each other, help one another.

I invite you, beau­ti­ful peo­ple, to design a life exactly as you want it to be.  The pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less, dear friends.   What is it that you want in every area of your life?

Here are some cat­e­gories that are impor­tant for many peo­ple.  Think about the fol­low­ing as it per­tains to your life and write one thing you want to accom­plish in each area:

  1.  God, Reli­gion, Spir­i­tu­al­ity
  2.  Fam­ily
  3.  Career
  4.  Per­sonal
  5.  Finan­cial
  6.  Phil­an­thropy & Giv­ing

Money is impor­tant because it can buy expe­ri­ences, but fam­ily, our health, and most impor­tant feel­ing ful­filled is the surest way to bring hap­pi­ness into our lives.  And isn’t that a uni­ver­sal desire…to be happy?

Start now.  Design a life that will make you feel won­der­ful.  Find hon­est work that you are both excited and eager to get to.  I promise, it exists!  Start with one area at a time.  Develop rou­tines so that you can free up your poor, over­worked and over­loaded brain.  Focus only on a very few things at a time.

Time is going to pass any­way, why not spend it your way?  You can have it your way.  Stick around and I’ll show you how.

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It’s July 2016 and I have man­aged to read 18 books so far this year; this is a record high for me.  I have always enjoyed read­ing, but could never seem to find the time to do it con­sis­tently.  I’d binge-read over a hol­i­day or quiet week­end and sit for hours at a time.  This was not a very prac­ti­cal strat­egy.  Unless you’re retired, do not have chil­dren to care for, bills to pay or you hap­pen to read for a liv­ing, you just won’t have the time to read for hours at a time.

I do have some good news for all my closet-bookworms and book enthu­si­asts.  I have some awe­some tips on how you can read more often, retain the infor­ma­tion you’re reading–thus get more value–and become a con­sis­tent reader.

Sound inter­est­ing?  I’m excited, too!  Let’s go. Con­tinue Read­ing

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You vow to do some­thing about it right away, and then the next morn­ing repeats itself, much like clock­work.

Here are some things you can do to jump-start your morn­ing.  Lay out what you’re going to wear the night before.  If you carry a brief­case, back­pack or purse, make sure it is ready and near the front door.  Add cof­fee to the cof­feemaker the night before, set out non-perishable break­fast items, such as dry cereal and a bowl, if that’s what you nor­mally eat in the morn­ing.

I will give you a quick glimpse of how I spend 15 min­utes the night before and 15 min­utes each morn­ing.

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By writ­ing ten­ta­tive con­clu­sions for your project and focus­ing on the final prod­uct, you will be able to break­down the project into smaller, man­age­able actions, eval­u­ate your tasks and rank them in order of impor­tance.  Spend a day (or more) gath­er­ing research and estab­lish­ing your ten­ta­tive con­clu­sion.  This data will help you drive your project’s strat­egy.  You can apply this method­ol­ogy to what­ever project you’re work­ing on.   Con­tinue Read­ing

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