Received this email on Monday, as i'm going through my feeds, I thought interesting, people might like this and it's a reminder of the dangers we all face. Some good questions to ask yourself ~ TLR
Is this the path you’re on?
Burnout wipes out a lot of businesses every year. I heard a clinician say that being in a high stress state all the time literally ages your body faster. Terrifying.
Here are the ingredients required to burnout, pretty much guaranteed.
(if you recognise the ingredients here, I’d recommend re-thinking the recipe you’re using to run your business, before you start to show symptoms… it is not pretty if you don't take stress seriously)
1. A large dollop of ‘hussle’: I just need to work HARDER. There’s a difference between knowing the value of hard work when needed and work for work's sake. The glamour of wanting to feel busy all the time doesn't last
2. A dash of ‘do-everything-myself-itis’: to get this ingredient, refuse to automate or outsource anything. This is an important part of the burnout recipe as you need all moving parts on your shoulders, and your shoulders alone
3. Start every processes from scratch every time: Refuse to standardise any of your repeated admin tasks. No templates. No systems. This way you duplicate as much work as humanly possible for yourself
4. Do everything possible to get more quantity of work than you can handle... regardless of the quality: the more hours you can work in a week, the more successful you are, right?
5. Learn nothing: no iterating, no reviews, no course correction. Just keep your head down and keep going wherever you’re currently headed
You’re ready for a full meltdown!
In all seriousness, please don’t do this. It’s incredibly bad for your health. Especially your heart.
Here’s a quick insight into how you could fix your course…
List out everything you’ve got going on in your business. I mean everything (it wont take as long as you may think).
As a thought experiment answer the following question:
If you had to work no more than 2 hours a day and still had to get 80% of the same output, what would you do?
It may involve outsourcing some tasks.
It may involve removing a lot of things from your to do list that aren’t actually impactful.
It may involve learning new technology to automate things.
The answers to this question can open the door to working less.
Working less means you have more mental resources.
You’re more likely to stay healthy, and far less likely to burnout.
Roger 'work smart not hard' Knecht
President, Universal Accounting Center https://universalaccountingschool.com/
It's a training school in Utah , some different rules in US vs Canada, however, prinicpals apply around the world and are transferable amongst industry, so if your in business or want to improve your employers business and your own life by bringing more value, there might be something here for you.
"We must learn to apply all that we know so that we can attract all that we want." ~ Jim Rohn
Jim Rohn said ..... some day you will be able to affford a ten dollar hamburger
I still want ketchup !
The Japanese word describes piling up books to save for later ... even if you'll never actually read them.
"Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity."
I started my library in a serious way back in 1993 after I met Jim Rohn. I have read most of the books in my library’s , and now I have a word for those that are waiting and willing to share their pages with me. TLR
Are you one of us? A master of tsundoku? Mine takes the shape of the aspirational stack by my bedside table – because I am going to read every night before bed, of course, and upon waking on the weekends. Hahaha. My tsundoku also takes shape in cookbooks ... even though I rarely cook from recipes. And I think I most fervently practice tsundoku when I buy three or four novels to pile in my suitcase for a five-day vacation. Sometimes not even one sees its spine cracked.
My traveling bag of books currently on the go, including a couple rereads for the journey ahead.
A great blog on finances from the UK.
I found this resource when I was searching for the story about taxes and how taxes relates to the care and feeding of the golden goose and how that goose does perhaps eat too much. Jim Rohn spoke about it back 1993 when I first met him. The text is below and a link to the article that inspired the search of the memory bank. ~ TLR
One of the original Financial Fairy Tales – The Goose That Lays The Golden Eggs tells the tale of a farmer with a steady and reliable stream of passive income. Sadly he gets greedy and ends up killing the source in the search for instant gratification.
In this article, one of my mentors Jim Rohn uses the Golden Goose story to discuss taxation. Here’s what he had to say:-
I realize that the topic of taxes may seem like a strange place to begin the discussion of creating wealth. And yet throughout our lives, whether young or old, we must learn the necessity of paying taxes. And as soon as they have any money at all, our children, too, must learn that when they spend money they immediately become consumers. And all consumers of goods and services, no matter how young, must pay taxes. Why?
Because we have all agreed to live as a society, and for that society to function properly, there are some things we cannot do for ourselves alone. For example, we cannot each build a piece of the street. The machinery would be too expensive, and it would take too long to learn how to use it. So we have a government. And a government is made up of people who do things for us that we cannot or do not want to do ourselves. Because the streets, the sidewalks, the police, and the fire department must all be paid for, we’ve agreed to add some money each time we buy something and give it to the government.
We then move on to federal taxes. Here is a good way to explain federal taxes. I call it “The Care and Feeding of the Goose That Lays the Golden Eggs.” It’s so important to feed the goose-not to abuse the goose or tear off its wings-but to feed and care for it.
What’s that you say? The goose eats too much? That’s probably true. But then, don’t we all eat too much? If so, let not one appetite accuse another. If you step on the scales and you’re ten pounds too heavy, you’ve got to say, “Yes, the government and I are each about ten pounds too heavy. Looks like we both eat too much.” No question about it. Every appetite must be disciplined-yours, mine, and the government’s. Hey, we could all go on a diet!
My mentor, Mr. Shoaff, urged me early on to become a happy taxpayer. Now, I must admit it took a while, but I finally did become a happy taxpayer. Part of this transformation occurred when I began to understand the function of taxes and that it is right for everyone to pay his or her fair share.
I finally decided I didn’t mind picking up my share of the tab for defense. It’s so necessary for our safety as a country to keep the bullies away. Some people say, “Why bother with all that expensive equipment? They won’t come over here.” Obviously, those people haven’t been reading their history books.
Others say, “We’re not about to pick up the tab for defense.” Well then, I suggest they go to a place which doesn’t offer defense as part of the package. If one is going to enjoy the benefits, one should pay a share.
Now, let me add this: Don’t pay more than you should. By all means take advantage of the incentives. They were given to you as a reward for channeling your money into areas the government thinks helps the economy.
All I’m saying is that when everything has been computed, all legitimate deductions have been taken, and you reach that last line on your income tax form, whatever the amount, pay it. And pay with happiness, knowing that you’re feeding the goose that lays the golden eggs-the golden eggs of freedom, safety, justice, and free enterprise. Some goose! Some eggs.
And while here, check out the think tanks other thoughts, I am sure there is some gold nuggets in there !
Bonus ... Goose or Eggs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjF2SvzlOm0&list=PLhhVyaUmOQupT95UiO_74c0-wATcRxceV&index=15
As I'm going through my email today and yesterday, I received a number of encouraging messages and thoughts about being Thankful and Gratitude.
I'm going to list the last one I got here. I think we can all use a little thanksgiving in our life and be motivated by that. At Brock Shores Financial, we are all about #ImprovingFutures , building on a foundation of thankfulness.
Tim Ross, CEO & Founder
From Suzane Hart, Suzane leads a dynamic health networking home based business, she does consulting in this area and has some great marketing ideas. Her message "Fit,Fab & Fulfilled" just inspires. Now ee met several years ago at a BNI meeting at Buds on The Bay in Brockville. My family joined her network and we built a little team, unfortunately we never stuck with it. In a network marketing business you have to stick with it, I had other priorities in my business, by not sticking with it, I did loose out on potentially a lot of dollars as many people I know eventually got vested into that company and they enjoy the products and the income it generates for their families, it's a lot of work, and you have to stay for the long term. So I get little reminders and ideas from Suzanne through out the year. Here is her thankful message and a little gift that can help you.
As I woke this morning I was filled with gratitude. I was present to all the ways both big and small that my life has been blessed. As I watched the sun come up from living room window I gave thanks for all the people who have touched my life. So in the spirit of gratitude on the beautiful thanks giving day, I wanted to say thank you Timothy, for blessing my life.
Here is a link to her gift, a great assessment tool to help you be a more dynamic productive leader, check it out
If you ever decided to start a business, be it a network marketing business or a more traditional business, touch base with us here at Brock Shores Financial, we love the creation of a business and the entrepreneur spirit that you need to have. Setting up properly gives your business a great chance to thrive and capture all the tax advantages that a small business offers.
What is on a Leadership Scale ?
Attitude of Gratitude
These are some of the heavy weight items on the scale, download Suzan's tool and see where you are at. Then you can make better decisions moving forward. be sure and make any comments below that you would like to add, this is a community that we wish to inspire and build people up, so your future is improved. It's not all about the money, as Jim Rohn would say, money is just easy to count if your keeping score, it's not the only value, some things are priceless, yet hard to count.~ TLR
Jim Rohn Bibilical Leadership Lessons : Motivation Infusion #1
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