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the true price of anything

So you want a new car, a new career, a new house, new clothes, etc. There’s nothing wrong with any of those things. Having goals helps focus your energies, direct your attention and give you the motivation to take spirited action.

But have you really looked at the true price you’ll have to pay in order to get any of those things or anything you really want.

The true price you’ll have to pay for anything is the amount of time (life) you’ll have to give up for it. So before you blast ahead with your action plans take a moment to really look at the price you’ll pay for what you want.

Ask yourself…

How much time is this going to take away from my family?

How much time will I actually have to trade off in order to get this?

How much time will this steal from what actually is truly important to me?

I remember at one point in my career I was working for a extremely wise man. He was successful in every area of his life. I had been working for him for awhile and we were renegotiating my contract. I was asking for a lot (I knew my worth and the value I brought to the organization so I wasn’t shy about asking for exactly what I wanted).

And one of the key items for me was to have more time off to spend with my family. And in the end I got everything that I wanted – except for the time off.

That’s when I realized that time is the most valuable of all currencies. Money didn’t matter to him as I got a huge bump in salary. But what did matter was time.

Time is the most precious of all currencies so guard it and spend it wisely. It’s the true price you’ll pay for anything.

Keep Being Awesome!

Ian

Brainstorming IdeasHow To Turn On, Tune In and Turn Up Your Inspiration and Brainstorm Like a Pro and Produce Ideas That Will Transform Your Life, Make You Boatloads of Money and Maybe Even Change The World

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”
~ Anonymous

Picture this…

You’re an internationally loved, best selling fiction author. You’ve sold millions of copies of your books. Some of them have even been made into movies.

Imagine you’re standing in the front of a room crammed with your loyal and adoring fans.

Correction. Hardcore fans would be a better description. These people love you so much that they’re willing to get tattoos of you on their bodies kind of fans.

It’s the Q+A part of the evening. One of your favourite parts of these nights.

A bright eyed, nervous, pimply faced teenage girl, makes her way to the mic. She musters up the courage to ask you a question. Something that has been gnawing at her soul ever since she finished your first book. You see, she’s a writer too and she wants to know, “Where do you get your ideas from?”

And a little bit of you hates her. Not because of the question. And not because of the pimples. Or the nervousness. No, you find all of that a little endearing. Cute even.

No, you hate her because you know that your answer is going to disappoint her. Break her heart a little even.

But you smile, take a deep breath and answer,”Where do I get my ideas from? I make them up. Out of my head.”

And a little piece of you dies as you watch that tender smile of hers disappear.

But there’s nothing you can really do for her. She wanted to know. She can’t be mad at you. All you did was tell her the truth. Continue Reading…

Personal Goal Setting WorksheetThe Personal Goal Setting Worksheet and The Forgotten Art of Writing Down Your Goals

You’ll find the personal goal setting worksheet PDF link at the bottom of this post.

Goal Setting Myth: “I don’t need to write down my goals. I have them all in my mind.”

Did you know that some sources say that you have about 1,500 thoughts per minute?

That’s 90,000 thoughts per hour.

1,400,000 thoughts per waking hours of the day. (sixteen hours with eight hours sleep)

So with all those thoughts flying around your head how can you expect to even remember what your goals are?

Best selling author Brian Tracy said that, “Only 3% of adults have clear, written, specific, measurable, time-bounded goals, and by every statistic, they accomplish ten times as much as people with no goals at all.”

Writing down your goals works. And that’s why it’s so important to have a personal goal setting worksheet. It takes the guess work out of the process. Continue Reading…

Law of Attraction Tips

Law of Attraction Tips – Part 1

This is Part One of Ten in a Law of Attraction Series that will be completed over the next couple of weeks.

10 Law of Attraction Tips

  1. It’s OK to want, to be and to have more.
    The Universe seeks expression. That expression happens through you. Like Marianne Wilson said, “Your playing small does not serve the world.” It’s your dreams and accomplishments that inspire others to try to share the best of themselves with the world.
  2. Don’t worry so much about the how.
    Just begin to take action now. What is one small step that you can take right now that’ll move you closer to your goal?
  3. Get in alignment with your desires by being it now.
    You want to be rich then start respecting the laws of money. You want to attract your soul mate then start to be lovable now. You want a new job well be grateful for the one you have now. Continue Reading…