Thanksgiving is coming so it’s a good time for us to reflect on the blessings we have in life. For every single thing that doesn’t go right, there are a lot more things that go right in our life. Let’s be grateful for them. Here are two posts on gratitude from the archives: 10 Simple Tips to Become a Grateful Person 14 Awfully Simple Things to Be Grateful for in Your Daily Life Happy Thanksgiving! Note: Following the Thanksgiving, Amazon has some Black Friday deals you might want to check.
Note: This is a guest post by Winston Cole of Plan My Cruise Vacation As we go into the holiday phase, I was looking at how we celebrate the holidays. We often throw parties have big feast with plenty of food and drinks. I love to have an occasional glass of wine especially when dining. This led me to look at recent studies about the positive effects of wine on a person’s health. For those who enjoy a glass or two of wine daily, the news is good. Dr. Joy Bauer, a contributor to the Today show on NBC TV, says that drinking wine in moderation is beneficial for a person’s health. Dr. Bauer states that wine, as part of an individual’s overall diet, reduces the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancers. Additionally, drinking wine in moderation can slow down the debilitating effects of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
I got an experience last week that taught me some lessons on work productivity. My laptop’s LCD screen was broken. When I turned on the computer I got the screen on for only about one minute before it went blank. Once it got blank there is nothing I could do to turn it back on. So I switched to my old computer which I bought in 2002. Fortunately, I could transfer my data easily since I always backup my data to an external disk. This didn’t last long though. My old computer is so slow that it takes a lot of time to get even simple tasks done. I often needed to wait for seconds when I clicked on a menu item before it ran. On other occasions, the computer froze in the middle of a task and I had to wait for minutes before it responded.
When talking about productivity, we often talk about how to do things efficiently to save time. While doing things efficiently could save you time in the short term, you may still lose time in the long term. The reason is that you lose more time not by how you do things but by what you don’t do. Not doing things efficiently could cost you hours or days, but not doing things at all could cost you months or years. Why does it happen? Why don’t people do what is right to do? There are three reasons for that: They don’t know what is right to do. They know what is right to do but underestimate its importance. They know it’s important but procrastinate doing it. In this post I will focus on the first and second reasons. For the third reason you can read defeating procrastination habit or my review of The Now Habit.
Abundance is, in large part, an attitude. Sue Patton Thoele Living an abundant life is everyone’s dream. We all want to live a prosperous life where we can be happy and fulfilled. While it may seem difficult for some people, in reality we already have what it takes to live an abundant life. As the quote above says, the most important ingredient for abundance is attitude and your attitude is something you can control. With that in mind, here are nine tips to help you live an abundant life: 1. Have abundance mentality Abundance mentality says that there is enough for everyone, so someone else’s gain is not your loss. This is the opposite of scarcity mentality which says that there is only a fixed amount of reward so someone else’s gain is your loss. By having abundance mentality, you won’t feel envy when someone else succeeds. You know that you can have your own success.
Making money is a significant part of our life. People spend 40 hours or more of their time a week to make money. For that reason, it’s essential to have the right perspective when it comes to making money. Otherwise we may focus on the wrong things and end up at the wrong place. I’ve been thinking about this subject for a while and I’ve come to a perspective that I’m about to share with you. This perspective helps me connect making money to a greater purpose and makes it more fulfilling. The Goals of Making Money Why do people make money? What do they try to achieve? I believe there are two levels of goals in making money: a lower one and a higher one.