With today being the 10th anniversary of 09/11/2001 tragedy that struck America, I did a lot of reflecting. I believe that everyone will always remember where they were that Tuesday Morning, as will I.
Having served in the US Military earlier in my life and then obtaining Salvation by Grace from my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; I fully understand that it was always necessary for someone to give up something in order for others to have something. That concept is not lost on me.
Even when I think about in my household, I sit back as a parent now and I just look at my kids are hope and pray that they understand that the little plastic card I stick into the wall at the bank to get money out; doesn’t happen by magic, but by the sacrifices I have made on their behalf to make sure a decent life for them.
So I began to think about the time when I decided to work from home and tried to figure out things like; “How am I going to keep up balance?” “When Is Too Much?” “How do I know when my best has to be better?”
Here I am explaining some of my Personal Sacrifices I have made for Professional Success
Mostly, I just had to figure out MY WHY and develop my system of all the personal sacrifices for my professional success, the “Do’s” and Do “Not’s”. They may not be perfect but here they are as I share them here:
DO: Sacrifice Your Time – Everyone has heard the expression explained that you can’t get something for nothing or that you get out of something what you put into it. It is true with computers – just as it is true with life.
Turn off the re-runs of NCIS, CSI, or any day/night-time TV that doesn’t add value to your life. When you add up those lost hours over the year, it comes out to about 4-5 days, Think about it!
DO NOT: Sacrifice Your Health – We all get busy, but you have to take care of yourself, so that you can take care of others. Most people have said that you are what you eat. I will take that a step further and say feel like what you eat. If you eat crap, you’ll feel like crap! If you skip meals and don’t eat anything… guess what you won’t feel like anything!
DO: Sacrifice Your Money – Yes it also true that it does take money to make money. So you will need to develop a budget that will hurt enough to keep you motivated but not enough to have you debilitated.
DO NOT: Sacrifice Your Identity – I have never really been a fan of the saying that sometimes prevalent in network marketing that states, “Fake it ’till you make it!” To me that is a little less than genuine.
I prefer the phrase “Put a stake in it, until you are makin’ it!” Yes, I came up with that, but feel free to use it. I think that mindset keeps you humble and hungry; these are two elements I believe that will make sure you have lasting success.
DO: Sacrifice Some Recreation – One of my favorite chapters in the bible is the Book of Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3. In it, Solomon takes the first eight verses and explains that there is a time for everything. Working and Playing definitely fall into those verses. I think playing hard is a privilege that you earn from working hard.
DO NOT: Sacrifice Relationships – Make sure that you take time to explain to your family that you are doing everything from them. Let the kids know that you may not make every practice but you’ll make the games; or sometimes they might have to figure out their homework, but you’ll make every graduation. Just include them; don’t exclude them.
I hope you found value in today’s post and I look forward to receiving your comments and connecting with you.
Talk to you soon!
Your Champion Strategist,
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