Gifted People and Dysfunction

Bethoven was deaf, and given to outbursts of violent anger. I’m pretty sure he never seriously injured anyone, or we probably would have heard about it. Still, his social skills were…lacking. Not the most cordial and graceful guy in conversations, Bethoven was none the less lauded for his intensity when it manifested itself in music.

Savants are those people like the lead character in “Rain Man”. Dustin Hoffman played the role of a savant man who was severely mentally challenged…except when it came to solving complex equations. He could register numbers like a computer. His brother suddenly decided that his slow brother was cool, when he realized he could take advantage of his brother’s skill to win at the casino.

Albert Einstein is recognized as having the highest trackable IQ of anyone who has ever lived. Although we know Solomon is the wisest, they didn’t have iq tests back then to my knowledge.

Albert Einstein helped create the process of splitting the Atom. He will forever be remembered as a genius, although he himself could not remember his telephone number. It is said by those who knew him, that good old Albert was scatterbrained, to say the least. In fact, his peripheal awareness of the world around him got so bad that they actually would not let the man cross the street alone, lest oncoming cars slammed into the brainy man who wasn’t paying attention.

Internet Marketers who are successful are like this. They have tunnel vision when it comes to working on their latest projects or designing their latest product launch. If you are one of those marketers who wakes up drooling on their keyboard, then you know what I’m talking about. It is  a constant challenge to not let your business strategies and ideas take over your life.

I have found that one of the best ways to keep up with everything while continuing to write material and design product launches, is to have a scheduled time for every thing.

The truth is, it’s easy to let the internet take over the whole day, while leaving life behind.

It is so important to schedule the important things, not the urgent things, into your day.

Meeting a client dead line would usually go int the “urgent” category; after all, they are relying on me to get their  capture page ready, or to start their ad campaign. Deadlines make a task fall within the “urgent” task.

But playing ball with your son, or taking the family to a park are not usually written under our ASAP column. Yet, they are important. What I’m saying is, the important things often get neglected for urgent things, when 20 years from now, I won’t even remember that client.

One of the ways I keep things in balance is by scheduling in the important things, first. I have a definate family day which is untouchable. No one and I mean NO one touches Saturdays. We rest and read the Bible on that day. Now, I don’t get my family on Sunday much because my husband takes them to church on Sunday. But on Saturday, they are all mine. I don’t work, and I don’t do any marketing tasks. I don’t (usually) even do any housework on this day.

During the week, I only get on the computer for about an hour to post that day’s articles. I need to tell you that in the beginning, there were absolutely times that I needed to put the business ahead of my family, so that the funds would be there. And that is important. But I have found that by scheduling my family my quiet time, and of course my devotion to God into the equation first, then I always have time for all of it.

Mirror Talk and Money

Hey reader, I’m feeling kind of punchy today. I just want to take you through my house with me for a moment. Here we go, past the laundry in the hallway (can you BELIEVE it reader?) . Try not to judge me too harshly when you see the bathroom, okay? Here we are, at the looking glass. This is where it happens. Does the devil ever meet you at the mirror in the morning? It all starts here. Tell yourself the truth. You’re gorgeous. No, you really are (though I hope you aren’t TOO convinced of that…especially if you so are so beautiful). Take it over the top. Swoon over your looks a moment if no one has done that for you lately (don’t skip this step).

Put a blazer or tie on, wig, whatever you wear to get your look on. Brush your hair if you have some. If you don’t, remind yourself of Telley Savalus; he had it going on and he was bald. If you have belly fat, just don’t look down–look up!

Yes, we are going to talk about self talk, and mapping out your future with your mouth. You’d be stupid to tune me out right now, reader; I am about to CHANGE

YOUR LIFE.

It’s time to let go of all the regrets, doubt, insecurities, and fears you have in your life, family and buisness. Today’s a new day, and we are going to make it happen!

But it all starts up here. If  your attitude is off, you won’t believe and you won’t move forward with confidence. I know that many of you are new at internet marketing, or you’ve been at it for a long time and you haven’t made any money. Or maybe you are going through something personally, and internet marketing is not even a priority right now. But whatever is going on, I’m going to give you a secret into my daily routine and I promisse you, it will change your life.

The roses on my wall

Around my house are a bunch of beautiful roses that grow there. They were the inspiration for my rose blog. But they weren’t always there…I saw them before they got there. I wrote out what it would be like to have all of those roses around my wall. I did this; I wrote the vision and made it plain.

Reader, this is what you are missing. You need to map out everything, step by step, from here to your end goal.

You need to write down every single thing that you must do/or accomplish for your business to succeed.

Will you need traffic? How will you get it? will you need a better product (or, a product to start with). If you are an affiliate marketer, you need a plan.

But reader, if you are new at internet marketing, don’t get steamed when I tell you that right now, more than anything, you need to know what you are doing.

If you are sitting there right now thinking “I don’t even know what I am doing” then how are you going to know what step to take next?

So get some real education, and stick with just one thing. If you don’t have alot of money, get started with Ebay and sell your extra stuff.

I think it’s wonderful that you have a big wonderful dream! That is the most important thing. But before you launch off in all directions, make sure that you know what you are doing, and what really works.

What’s down below the street

Remember that Sesame Street song, “down below the street?”

“All those wires, all those pipes, different sizes different types, bring you water bring you heat, that’s what’s down below the street.”

This martial arts guy cracked a sidewalk but he also broke his arem. He said that he over focused…he actually could imagine the pipes below the street, so he hit the sidewalk too hard.

Marketer, to be successful, we all need to pull our focus back each day from the bullseye of changing the world, to the rings around the bullseye (daily life).

Take some time today to look at your immediate, present and future. Maybe cleaning up the bathroom and doing the laundry should happen before the computer today. Only you know which priorities go where.

 

Why your New Year’s Resolution fails you|…Like, every year.

Tell me, reader, why is it that we make impossible New Year’s goals, that we know we will fail at? I think it’s because we get obsessed with goal setting rather than goal reaching. Goal setting is what happens when twenty people say, “So what are YOUR New Year’s resolutions?” and we think, “hmmm, what should I resolve to do” ?

But now, Goal Reaching is different; It works like this…”what do I want to accomplish by the end of this year?” That’s goal reaching.

Now, take that year-end goal, and break it down. Season by season. Month by month. Week by week. Day by day.

Now here’s the deal. If you didn’t come up with some flaky resolution that sounded good, you will take the time to plan this goal out, because it’s what you really want to accomplish (not what sounds good to everyone).

Here are some “Reach your New Year’s Resolutions”  posts from last year which really dive deep into the whole psychology of setting New Years goals that get met.

How to Organize Your day.

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Do you ever wake up in the morning feeling feeling like all of life is hitting you in the face?

Some days, I wake up and just feel pounded with everything there is to do.

It seems like there is just NO WAY to cram everything into one 24 hour period, unless I never sleep.

Now, what I used to do is, I’d start hitting each task HARD, before I forgot to do it.

Then one day, as I was losing it, I saw a verse out on some surface in my house (I read the Bible a lot) and I read the verse that we all know, we’ve all heard of, but that is so hard to follow.

“My yoke is easy and my burden is light”

Man, I thought. I have really missed it. I know I have, Lord, because my yoke SURE isn’t easy, and my burden sure isn’t light.

So I actually sat down and read the whole thing…the part where He says come unto me and rest.

Now, I’ll tell you, I was a bit annoyed. I knew that if I stopped for a moment, I wouldn’t get it all done. But then, I did it. I took a quiet moment and just did …..

nothing.

And in three brief moments, I knew instantly what my problem was. I hadn’t put the Lord first. That’s why everything wasn’t fitting.

Alright Lord, I’ll stop and pray and read my Bible. But as I began to do that, I felt like the Lord was encouraging me just to take a moment and write down everything that had been weighing on me. So, I did.  And within 30 seconds, I could see at a glance, what my problem was.

I felt so strong in my spirit that i just needed to schedule a time to do each of these things.

Not just a to do list, but an actual start and end time.

And suddenly, that mountain of tasks was so…. nothing.

Reader, have you ever taken the time to schedule a time for what you need to do today?

 

 

 

The Restless Marketer

“Restlessness is nothing more than your destiny nipping at your heals and waiting for an assignment”.– Mike Murdoch.

Write the vision, and make it plain, that he may run that reads it

Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.

These are all great quotations on how to write down your dream. But that’s not enough. You need to commit to paper actionable ways to bring your plan to life.

It needs to be:

Plain

Scheduled

Intentional

Specific

Planning your life’s dream can be a lot of work.

That’s why I developed my online workshop “Order you day”. It’s a 12 week program.

Each day, I bring you actionable steps to getting your dream on paper, on your master schedule, and getting her done.

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