Have you ever randomly ran into somebody from your past you would like to hang-out with but you find yourself saying:
“Between work and family I have no life”
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Whenever I ask somebody how they are doing, the most frequent response is:
Is this how you want to live your life?
Below are the 4 main warning signs you are too busy to succeed.
1 Trying To Win Battles Instead Of The War
Every negotiation and sales expert out there say’s to write your goals down before any meeting.
The reason is simple: don’t get distracted with other people’s goals and their negative comments.
“Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory:
1 He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.
2 He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.
3 He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks.
4 He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.
5 He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.”
― Sun Tzu,
2 No Deep Friends
Unfortunately, as I have grown older I have come to meet some extremely wealthy people (net worth well over $100 million). However, the unfortunate thing is some of these people have absolutely no relationship with their families and the friends they do have are artificial.
I have also been fortunate to meet people that are very comfortable and wealthy, yet have amazing relationships with their family and friends.
If you don’t have time to:
Date your spouse
Have long dinners with friends
Go an adventures with your kids
What are you making time for?
My wife and I have a lot going on with jobs, real estate, teaching, et cetera. A life-changing podcast we listened to with Andy Stanley was about quarterly getaways. Instead of stressing about date nights every week we go on quarterly getaways without the kids. This has been a pivotal moment in our marriage
3 Not Organized
Researchers at the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute published the results of a study they conducted that proved physical clutter negatively affects your ability to focus and process information.
Take 15 minutes a day to start de-cluttering and organizing. You will be amazed at how much progress you have made after a week.
I have done a 180 degree change on sleep. I use to brag about only sleeping 4 hours a night. However, what I found was that I frequently got sick and everything suffered as a consequence.
For the past several years I have been purposeful about working out, eating healthy and sleep.
I have noticed a dramatic improvement in all my relationships both personal and professional.
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