We live in an embarrassment of information. We are connected to everything. It's all here. A few keystrokes away.
And the only downside is the intoxication of it. Because we can become drunk with options. Games, blogs, chats, videos, social media, gossip updates; there is no end to where we can go. Oh the places.
Two hours later we step back from the screen wondering where the two hours went. Sure, we took a lot in, but what went out?
That's why the warrior of time must keep his sword sharp and at the ready.
To carve out and cut away the clutter. To open up a clear space for creation. For it is active creation that will produce wealth and well-being. Not information.
Even though we understand the value of self-education, we know intuitively that we must, sooner or later, provide service to others. We must create something of value with our time.
Therefore, more than ever before, focus is vital. Uninterrupted time is the portal through which we now succeed. Not the flurry of multitasking and chaos.
And the addictive seduction of information is huge. It calls us. We may be alone, in silence and solitude, creating something powerful and new… and then: little dings and beeps and clicks from our devices call to us, like little tiny bartenders asking, “Can I pour you another?”
It's so easy to feel important and busy as we scurry like insects along linear time. One hour after another gets strung along. We are strung along and then we back away feeling strung out.
Our only hope is non linear. It’s certainly not in the old-fashioned time-management tools. It’s not the route of anally-retentive linear organizing of task lists. But rather a rising up. A better use of this moment now, this eternal moment.
Pull something out of your future, and do it now.
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NEW COACHING PROSPERITY SCHOOL OPENS
My sixth coaching prosperity school starts April 1 and 2. The school is already partially filled, so those who want to participate please contact me immediately. (Reply to this email… firstname.lastname@example.org so we can set up a phone call).
Please note that the focus of this school is client acquisition and practice-building. We chart and track measurable results weekly, and the sole focus is on building your practice financially. This is not a school on how to coach people (I recommend Michael Neill's Supercoach Academy for that) this school maintains a full six month focus on how to get clients and how to charge what you are worth.
The school features two full days of live training at the outset, will include weekly coaching by phone from the coaches in the school (solely on the subject of client acquisition) and many eCoaching sessions
and monthly conference calls with me (a new addition.) It concludes with two LIVE days in October (October 14 and 15).
The fee is $9,000 to attend the six month intensive, and there is an optional payment plan available upon request. I look forward to talking to you if you'd like to apply to the school. I only accept 9 coaches into each school, so space is very limited.
And why do I do this school for coaches? This quote is what I read every morning to tune me back in:
"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."
"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can."
"I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no "brief candle" for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."
~ George Bernard Shaw