Do What You Love!
Updated: Dec 29, 2020
The older I get, the more I sound like a hippie wearing a flower headband. I tell my piano students: The music will speak to you. The melody will tell you how it wants to be performed. What happened to me? Did I spend an impactful weekend in silence, sitting in a yurt?! The phrases I used to laugh at, I am now taking under advisement.
What makes me happy? Do that!
Does this bring entertainment and fun or responsibility? Pick the first one!
Live like the Grasshopper! (a great, yet tragic fable from Aesop...)
Of course, balance is always the best approach, but don’t those statements sound great?!
Here is the way I hope to ‘do what I love’ this year as well as pay the bills!
Be organized (and use lots of stickers).
I am using the 30Commit calendar/journal (www.commit30.com) to help me plan my big goals and my little goals. This last year was a test year for the journal and it went pretty well. I didn’t take advantage of all of the bells and whistles the calendar had to offer, but I hope to this year.
30Commit also has great sticker books that go along with their product.
Hobby Lobby is another super place to get stickers.
The brighter my calendar/journal, the more I love to look at the pages of work ahead of me.
Start my day earlier. The 5AM Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast by Jeff Sanders.
Yes, 5 am is supa early! YIKES! I did try this once before and I’m going to try it again. Never give up! Never surrender! (Go see Galaxy Quest!)
Remember: I’m going to be tired at the end of the day, regardless. I might as well be tired AND reach my daily goals in building my empire!
Another great book is: The 12-Week Year by Brian P. Moran.
There’s always a reset button!
One of my favoritest people, Elaine, reminded me that everyone owns a Reset Button. Use. It. If the morning didn’t go as planned, hit Reset. If the afternoon needs a Reset, go for it. Remember: The button is called RESET - not FAILED.
Check with me in 12 weeks, but don’t call me at 5:15 am!