Archive for December, 2009

The Zero Hour Workweek

“Be yourself, because everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

Many of us say that we would love to have a zero hour workweek without thinking about what that really means. Is it that we don’t have to get up and go to work everyday or that we’re getting paid to do something we love? I ran across this ebook called The Zero Hour Workweek, and thought it was worth sharing. The author proposes that a “zero hour workweek” is the later.  The author discussed how you can “get paid to exist” by finding the intersection between your passion and its market value. The author has some good concepts in helping your understand how to get paid doing what your love. He provides a few real life examples and shares his own journey. The ebook is heavily focused on technology and social media, and how to use each as a means to drive your value and brand in the market.  Check it out. The link is below.

http://illuminatedmind.s3.amazonaws.com/0HWW.pdf

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Invest in yourself

“Invest in yourself. How you invest your time determines your return on life.” – Jullien Gordon

T’is the season of giving and thinking about others in need. While giving to others is important, don’t lose yourself in others so much that you forget to take stock in yourself. Invest in yourself personally by buying yourself a gift or treating yourself to a massage. Invest in yourself professionally by taking a class or starting a side business.

The year is coming to an end and many will embark on setting new year resolutions. Personally, I’ve never set new year resolution because I believe goals should be set throughout the year. October seems to be my main month of renewal and I already have a plan for ways I’m going to invest in myself professionally and personally. I also bought got myself a few early gifts.

I finally bought a DSLR camera, signed up for photography classes, bought a beautiful necklace, scheduled a massage and made dinner reservations three months out for a restaurant I’ve been wanting to go to. Merry Christmas and happy (early) birthday to me! Do the same for yourself.

Go ahead and decide!

Go ahead and decide.

Making a decisions will not get easier by putting it off until later. When a decision is called for, go ahead and make it.

If you keep your options open for too long, those options will no longer be available to you. Choose one option based on the best information you have at the time and go with it.

Give sufficient thought and consideration to your decisions, but don’t drag them out endlessly. The sooner you get started taking action on a decision, the more effective you’ll be.

Accept the fact that you won’t make the perfect choice every time. And remember that you’ll have opportunities to adjust your approach if things don’t work out the way you planned.

You cannot predict the future yet there is much you can do to intelligently and effectively prepare for it. Instead of agonizing over what might or might not happen, get busy creating value that will be there no matter what happens.

Go ahead and decide. The sooner you decide, the more time and energy you’ll have to make the decision work out the way you intended.

— Ralph Marston