In your life, would you rather exercise some form of autonomy and control, or simply react to everything you encounter? If acting reactively seems tiring to you, you're right. Reactive behaviour is more stressful and puts more strain on your mind and body. But we often put ourselves in this state through sheer laziness by not planning and not being prepared.
In the month of November, our focus is to act more proactively. Proactivity ultimately has the effect of creating more time and less stress, so for those with a perverse attraction to procrastination, think of preparedness as creating more opportunity for laziness int he future. After all, as the saying goes,
Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't.
Check out Brian Tracy's blog, where he explains how to save up to two hours of time per day with proper prior planning. According to him, the secret to success is making lists.
Each minute of proper planning can save you ten minutes of execution, so this is a great reason for people to invest in planners. Order the Karst 2019 Planner to save up to a month's worth of time in 2019 by spending just ten minutes a day planning our your tasks. With updated monthly themes, reflection questions, while keeping the simple and unobtrusive design that you love from Karst, this planner will help you complete the year with a sense of fulfilment.
If you're not in the mood for reading, check out this Audible recording of Steven Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
The second half of the year has been about setting intentions, goals and breaking these down into plans for me. I have been very go-with-the-flow up until now, but am changing tact to try and grow my business and achieve more (including more balance!)
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