Tonight I was looking for an idea to write about and I remembered this trick I saw in a movie one time. You turn on a TV and the first thing said becomes the title. Then you work from there. Well that is what was said: “All done. That’s for you.”
So I want to show how anything you read, hear, or see could be used to motivate you to reach a dream or goal you want to achieve in your life. If you change the way you see things you will get more out of life than you ever imagined.
I have been working hard this week on one of the rental condos that my other business owns. It had been vacant for a month or two. I have been doing some bad advertising and finally a week ago someone came to look at it. The first comment made was: “Are you going to paint this before you rent it out?” My initial response was “No.”
Well with a little money and a week or more, really about 20 hours of work, I am making the place look awesome (including paint) – a place for some nice person to call home. In order to do get the work done, I had to cancel two trips and still work in writing my blogs, still make my coaching appointments.
With no internet at the condo, I have had to run out to the local Starbucks or McDonalds to Skype my clients at appointed times. Well, I’m happy to do this for you guys. I love my life and am always willing to work around those little hiccups that make it interesting. I never look at a challenge anymore and worry about how I’m going to get it done. Instead, I look at and ask, “How will I work this into my schedule?”
So today I’m asking you how you fit in the little things that must be done when you don’t have the time. Here are three ways I’ve found to do it:
- Get help. In my case, I included my partner. When she was done with her job for the day, she ran over to help me out. After all, I’m doing this for both of us, because it’s our business.
- Take on a few extra hours in your day. There are 24 hours in a day. The most it will take is a week, maybe two, of discomfort to get the project done. Then I will rent out the unit so it’s back to providing that extra income to make the business profitable and I can get back to my regular routine.
- Never let your discomfort show. Always let others see you overjoyed to be doing what you’re doing. It takes less energy to do it with a smile than without. Attitude is the greatest asset you could have no matter what business you are in.
Take these three things to heart. No matter what your day or week throws at you, you can fit in what you need to get done.
I hope you like this post. For the record, the title was taken from the movie Up . I turned on the TV at the part where Russell works hard to set up a tent for Mr. Fredrickson and says to him “All done. That is for you.” Then the tent springs off into the dark.
Sometimes my plans go like that – a lot of effort, only to have them go flying off into the dark. However, if you’ve seen the movie, you know Russell always wore a smile, always had a positive outlook and that ultimately he won. With the same perseverance and outlook, we can all win.
You can learn from anything in life if you just look for the lesson. With that in mind what lesson have you learned from your experience this week?
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach telling you to Live, Love and Rock on.