I find it interesting how the Signs around me all seem to ‘point’ in the same direction, or at the same thing. This morning, TRANSFORMATION is the card I drew for Gentle Warriors and within moments, there were 3 or 4 other comments or happenings which supported the message that today is literally about Change! Love that!
Of course, signs are all in ‘the eye of the beholder’, in this case MY eye. Paying attention to messages from the Universe seems to be a good practice in which to engage – and each time I do ‘engage’ I realise that I would benefit from doing it more.
I’m reading “The 4-Hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferriss; the current chapter is all about Productivity. My life’s theme appears to be all about Productivity, too. When I get the Transformation message, as well, I know change is afoot.
I am also currently attending a Productivity Boot Camp, once a week, through an online webinar. How fascinating that in this week’s session we were exploring how to become More Productive and that is partially supported by the book I’m reading.
Interestingly, having done my next Medicine Wheel One Year Layout for June ’13-May’14, the theme for the year is ADVENTURE. This is a big ‘change up’ for me and very much supported by the approach to life shared by Tim Ferris and by the Productivity Boot Camp webinars.
So, I am immersing myself in this world of Efficiency and Effectiveness. I have stepped out of ‘complacency’ mode – that’s the space I end up in when I stay in ‘one place’ for too long – and opened the door to a world filled with options. All of the learning I am doing is sharing the same message: Change It Up, Step Up, Get Off Your Butt, Be the Best Me I Can Be.
As is the way, that is exactly the message I have shared with clients, this week. Hmm. Looking in the mirror and seeing the same wisdom needing to be applied to myself.
Statements from Tim Ferriss’ book jump off the page at me: “Being busy is a form of laziness – lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.” (p. 75) Oh My God! That describes my life! I am always busy! If I am not busy physically, I am busy in my head either feeling guilty or creating new ‘must do’ lists. Definitely time to Change Things Up!
The Productivity Boot Camp webinar shared a simple and easy plan to follow for Effective Productivity: Organise Your Space, Business Plan, Organise Your Time, Prioritise To do List, and Accountability. I did like the way John Sanpietro made it clear and simple. I didn’t really like finding that I am not as efficient nor as effective as I thought I was. Yet … I did like the clarity I received about this and the inspiration which allowed me to feel motivated rather than complacent!
My intention, now, is to work out just how resistant I am to change … how to Be More Effective in my business/busy-ness/life … and to test out how I can Have-My-Cake-And-Eat-It-Too by applying the principles of the 4-Hour Work Week.
Watch this Space!