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Juggling Your Priorities

by Susan D. Crum on 09/22/17


Every day I bet you find yourself juggling lots of balls, lots of multiple priorities. I know I do!

If my Google research is correct, the most objects anyone has been able to juggle at one time is 16 and that was in 2006. Do you think you juggle more than 16 objects/balls, priorities, every day? You probably do!

Before you begin your day, take a few minutes and reflect on all the balls you have to juggle. If you have time, write them down. Regardless, decide which ones are made out of glass and which ones are made out of rubber. In other words, if you were to drop one of those balls today, would it shatter into a million pieces or would it simply bounce? If you wrote your priorities for the day, go back and write glass or rubber beside each one.

The glass balls are priorities that have to be completed today, such as time sensitive. The rubber balls? Will they distract you from juggling your priorities of the day? Can they wait until tomorrow? If you feel like they can't wait, but yet it's not a top priority, ensure if you have to drop something, it's a rubber ball, not a glass ball, so it will just bounce and not shatter.

Chances are you will drop one, two or maybe more balls every day, but you can choose which ones will not be shattered with a few minutes of intentional planning and organization. Whether you adhere to this exercise or modify it for your own, in the end, you want a great view of all of the balls you have in the air at any time.

I'd love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave a comment below.

Invest in YOU today!

by Susan D. Crum on 08/14/17

When you invest in your personal development you take responsibility for your life, your circumstances and your happiness. You become the agent, the doer, and the effector.

 

What are some benefits of personal development?

  Become proactive rather than merely reactive.

  Better maintain control of your reactions and emotions.

  Better clarify and define your goals.

  Live life more consciously, purposefully and deliberately.

  Be more focused and centered.

  Acquire more self-awareness, self-trust and self-confidence. 

  Enjoy a sense of accomplishment.


Begin today and take time to invest in yourself by developing all aspects of your being: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. To be the best you can be is to live life to the fullest, becoming the best version of YOU possible!




Are you REACHing Your Goals and Getting Results?

by Susan D. Crum on 08/07/17

R – Reflect on the goals you have achieved. This will help propel you to achieve more.

E – Eliminate goals that are too far out of reach and may be sending you in too many different directions.


A – Analyze your goals to ensure you have a compelling why.


C – Clarify: the more specific you are about your goals the more likely you will be to attain them.


H – Help: Who is providing support and accountability to help ensure you reach your goals?



Life is Hard . . . at Best

by Susan D. Crum on 07/17/17

In Dr. Scott Peck’s book, The Road Less Traveled, he reminds us life is difficult. And you know what? He’s right. I have my own interoperation and motto: Life is Hard . . . at Best. Life is not a smooth ride. We don’t coast to success. The road to success is uphill all the way. The sooner we accept that, realizing it’s part of life, we can begin to transform our mindset and attitude when we face challenges. This enables us to be better prepared to overcome difficulties and have greater moments of success. By accepting difficulties are a reality of life, we can also enjoy the fruits of our lives as we become whom God intended us to be. Besides, I don’t think we have another choice. So, beginning today, embrace the difficulties of life. I promise you. They will make you bigger, and better.



Goals - The Oxygen for your Vision and Dreams

by Susan D. Crum on 06/23/17

If you have worked with me before, you know important goal setting is to the success of my clients.

When is the last time you set a goal? The last time you achieved your goal? Learned a lesson from a goal? When is the last time you just quit, gave up on your goal? Or talked yourself out of your goal? Or maybe someone else talked you out of it?

From business goals to relationships, careers and even health, goals are the oxygen which fuel our vision and dreams.

Are you tired of never achieving your vision? Your dreams? Then take action today and make a change. Don't be where you are in three months. Be on your way! Your vision and dreams await!

Share one of your goal achievements below!