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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 294 :: trust the weekend

25 Oct

{trust}  

Tomorrow I am off to a much-awaited and celebratory wedding, and what a way to celebrate the weekend. So tonight I am off to bed a little early.

Here’s to an opportunity to rewind, reflect and celebrate. 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

{trust}
#lovemore

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Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 225 :: my best time saving tips

13 Aug

I have been thinking a lot about time lately, specifically how to save time and maximize it. Partly because this week in Chicago I led a workshop on setting goals.

G.O.A.L.S.
It’s something I care about deeply.

I believe peak performance is directly related to goal setting. Beyond goals, I also believe that peak performance is directly related to time.

Time is a funny thing isn’t it? It’s here and then it’s gone. Look, there it goes! Just like that. Time is what we make of it and yet we all have the same amount. The great equalizer. Twenty-Four hours, seven days a week.

And yet, some people get SO MUCH MORE done!

I was actually asked to write about my time shaving tips by The Dollar Shave Club, the makers of making razors easy to order. (Which is a good thing since I’m always stealing Justin’s razors for my legs.)

And honestly, I’m glad they asked. It’s made me think even more about time.

  • There’s the time we have in life — who knows how long that will be? And believe me, with three surgeries in the last eleven month under my belt, this sort of time has become even more precious to me.
  • There’s the time we have in the day — exactly twenty-four hours. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s an exact science.
  • And then …there’s the time we PUT into what we have — that’s the time I care about most. This is the time slot that makes the biggest difference. And this is the time I believe we must fiercely protect.  I call this Productive Time.

So here are my top five tips for Productive Time.

Tip #1:  Get Clarity
You can’t save time if you don’t manage time. Managing time means be clear about your goals, roles, responsibilities and major tasks. I recommend a book called Eat That Frog! By Brian Tracy if you need or want a little inspiration about getting CLEAR on your goals.

Tip #2: Use Technology
Find apps or programs that help you stay organized and efficient with your time. My favorites are Asana for project management and Boxer for wrangling email.

Tip #3: Stop Doing & Start Thinking
The only way to get ahead of time is to think your way there. Meaning, have a clear strategy about how you will accomplish your goals before you just jump into action. Activity is often mistaken for results. Set aside time up front to plan out your strategy, your goals, and all the tasks it will take to reach your desired results. Then do it.

Tip #4: Systems
To help save time, determine what reoccurring tasks can become systems. Systems give you structure. For instance, how much time do you spend remembering your online passwords to various accounts (and then getting locked out of an account because you tried with the wrong password too many times?). There are many tricks to creating systems. You can set reminders on your calendar, create documents that house key information or even outsource tasks that take up all of your time. One way to systematize a reminder about your goals is The Promise Daily. But of course, I’m biased 😉

Tip #5: Celebrate
If you’ve been around here for a while, you know I believe in celebrations. Partly because I need to stop, take stalk in what has been accomplished and also because I need a carrot dangling in front of me to keep going and to pull all the way through on a set goal. That’s why I’m able to write this blog every single day (for almost four years!) and it’s why I show up here over and over again. I celebrate the little wins (Yay! Blog post has been posted!) and I celebrate the big wins (I made it to Day 365! Bring on the spa treatments!).  What can you celebrate when your goal is complete?

The time we PUT into anything always correlates with what we GET out of it.

But I believe there is always a choice. And it’s always YOUR choice. How are you spending your time?

If you have some time shaving tips, please feel free to share on the comments section of the blog. My friends over at Dollar Shave Club would love it… and honestly, someone else might be inspired.

Well worth the time if you ask me.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 

{how do you shave time?}

2014 BLOG – DAY 54 :: bye bye sochi

23 Feb

As the Olympic torch goes out on my TV, albeit delayed by twelve hours from the real thing, I am reminded about the importance of celebration.

Even when mishaps and malfunctions happen.

I love that the producers in Sochi took a moment to make fun of their opening mishap by making the fifth Olympic ring not open …again!

It reminds me to celebrate where we’ve been and what we’ve done before we move on.

And not to be so serious.

It’s reassuring that we can laugh at our blunders.
Even on the world’s stage.

Kind of puts my mishaps into perspective.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}
Jamie

{what can you celebrate?}

Day 25: bahama breeze

25 Jan

We are officially on island time and everything is a breeze here in Nassau (except for this slow internet connection, so this one is gonna be short and sweet!).

It’s not every Wednesday that I spend my afternoon sipping out of a “HAVE FUN” coconut shell with my beach towel.

And, it’s a good reminder as I soak in this celebration-vacation, that not every day is like this one.  Because celebrations are worth waiting for — and it was certainly worth 365 days of keeping my promise to get here!

What do you want to celebrate a year from now?

Love from the Bahamas,
xo~Jamie

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