Jack Canfield – Redefine Time

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The world is entering a new time zone, and one of the most difficult adjustments people must make is in their fundamental concepts and beliefs about the management of time. – Dan Sullivan

I love this picture in Jack Canfield’s book because this just about paints the picture of what happened to me last year.  After  making a podcast, I was pulled aside for saying things that “probably” provoked other people and some people weren’t happy.  I was told to stop doing the podcast and I retorted, “absolutely not.  If so, I want everyone to stop having a life.”

See what I did there?

I’m a teacher and an occasional entrepreneur (soon to be full-time this year), so time for me amongst work, meeting friends, and recreation could be very thin at times. I talked about this on my last blog in terms of coming up with a unique planning system that structures our time and drop the “new years resolution” parody. So, lets talk about how to structure.

Focus Day

A Focus Day, in Jack Canfield’s book, is a day in which you spend at least 80% of your time operating in your core genius, or primary area of expertise – that goes with interacting with people or processes that give you the highest payoffs for the time you invest.

Example, my focus day would be creating podcasts, editing my blog, focus on my website, creating templates for my website, or coaching someone to achieve a greater level of success.

Buffer Day 

A Buffer Day is a day when you prepare and plan for a Focus or Free Day – either by learning a new skill, locating a new resource, training a support team, delegating tasks and projects to others, or traveling to a work site.  Buffer Days ensures that Focus Days are productive as possible, as Jack Canfield puts it.

Free Days

  • No work-related activity of any kind
  • Free of business meetings, emails, conferences, documents
  • Not available to your staff, clients, students
  • Emergencies ONLY!!

Also, use your vacation time! The Travel Industry Association of america says the average vacation time taken in 2012 was 4.3 days.  What’s even more alarming is that most Americans didn’t even USE their vacation time. Why are the afraid? In the past, my employer even told me if I took a vacation, my job might not be available when I get back. 

OUCH!

Time To Start Scheduling

  1. List three best Focus Days you have ever had.  Write down any common elements. This will give you valuable clues as to how to create more perfect Focus Days. Plan for them.
  2. Meet with your boss, staff, and coworkers on how to create more Focus Days.
  3. Meet with your friends and family to discuss how to create more true Free Days in your life.

HOP TO IT!!

Podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/9200506

No Resolutions – Why Are You Looking To Resolve Something?

Happy New Years to the citizens of the world!

This is the time of the year where the majority of the world commits to doing something by calling it a resolution.

Resolution – the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter.

Jack Canfield says you should just, “face what isn’t working instead.” Not waiting to the New Year to resolve something that should’ve been handled back in April!

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Here’s an example.  How about a success planner? Jack Canfield has a wonderful one, and I’m ultimately going to create one, too.

  • What podcast/audio program are you going to listen to everyday?
  • What video on youtube do you want to watch in terms of success and overcoming odds? (Bob Proctor, Tony Robbins, Lisa Nichols, Mind Valley Academy, etc).
  • When are your holidays? Have you looked up plane tickets? Hotels? How many destinations are in your crosshairs?
  • When are your core days and focus days?

These are things that can get you going en route to a very productive dawn of the New Year.

Jack Canfield – Stay Focused On Your Core Genius

Success follows doing what you want to do.  There is no other way to be successful. – Malcolm S. Forbes

You know when we use to run around in the front lawn of our homes back in the early stages of grade school in euphoric jubilance? The smiles from eye-to-eye on our faces and not a worry in the world? Or maybe it was playing music, sports, drawing, painting, or a number other of activities.

That ultimately ended up being that one thing that I’ve always loved to do whereas I love it so much that I won’t charge people for it.

Compare that with the other people in the world who are waking up going to jobs that they absolutely hate, mundane tasks they do, although they can delegate them for much cheaper….these things take up the downtime of us actually focusing on that core genius within us.

Why are we scared of relinquishing those unwanted projects or to-do tasks to other people? Maybe we’re afraid to give up control or pay money to get extra help.

Example, since I’m a teacher, I have about 7 suits, 4 vests, more than 20 dress shirts and slacks to go along with the shirts.  Do you think I spend an entire evening washing and ironing my wardrobe? Absolutely not. I’ve delegated that task completely to a wonderful lady to whereas 10 shirts and 10 pants total out to $5 USD.

This task was delegated once and it has saved me at least 3-6 hours a week in terms of doing it myself.

Become a con artist at what you do. Example, Anthony Robbins is a speaker and a trainer.  He loves speaking and training. He has arranged his life so that people are constantly paying him large sums of money to do what he loves to do.

Get the picture?

Do What You love – The Money Will Follow

I began teaching primary school students at my first job here in Thailand.  Did I enjoy it? It was a huge change for me, but the environment was too tense.

I went further south and began teaching technical students. Were they serious about learning English? Absolutely not.

When I finally moved to Bangkok and I started teaching people who were eager about learning the English language, everything changed. My love and passion for what I did grew more and more to the point my students started referring there friends to learn with me privately, I started to get huge speaking engagements and jobs at some of the top companies in and around Bangkok, and now I have a podcast, soon-to-be website, YouTube channel and I’m creating so many things in terms of education.

Did I get great compensation at my first job? No.

Second job? Barely.

Bangkok? $$$

Now add in the podcast, website, book, etc….

I’m doing what I love to do and I’m getting compensated heavily for my wonderful services.

What tasks do you have throughout the course of the week that you could possibly delegate to someone else so you can focus more on the core aspect of your life?

Podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/9198385

Jack Canfield – Fuel Your Success With Passion & Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success.  When you do a thing, do it with all your might.  Put your whole soul into it.  Stamp it with your own personality.  Be active, energetic, enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object.  Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson.  

As an educator, you have to be very passionate about wanting to change the lives of children.  I’m not talking about the artificial curriculums being taught all around the world, but more from a spiritual nature.

Since living in Thailand, I’ve seen the vast majority of teachers literally come to work, open a book, sit down and speak in monotone. Not sure where this is derived from, but I can tell you 9 times out of 10 he had to drag himself to work that particular day.

Being filled with purpose and gunning towards your life-purpose in life will instill that unshakable eagerness to get up and continue towards one’s mission.

Even if you’re not able to make a lot of money, like most artists and photographers in the world, you’re already a success because you’re doing what you’re passionate about.

How To Develop Passion

Let’s take a look at our careers, for instance.  This occupies the majority of our time, right? The next question is, “are you doing what you love to do?”

  • Develop the necessary skills and find time to educate yourself
  • Volunteering
  • When you feel most happy
  • Most joyous
  • Most fully engaged
  • Most acknowledged and appreciated
  • Most connected with yourself and others

What were you doing? What were you experiencing? These events are indicators on how to bring passion into your life day-to-day work.

When you start doing what you’re passionate about, you’ll be a magnet to others and attract to you those people in the same vibrational frequency.

I asked myself, “what did I love to do as a child?”

I loved to run, laugh, and speak.

I’m now a speaker, entrepreneur, teacher, and health-guru.

What did you love to do as a child?

If you want to listen to my podcast on this particular blog, click the link below.

Podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/9186860