Juggling Your Business, Your Family, Your Life, Etc...

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Education & Training with State Farm Insurance

Do you ever feel like you're juggling too many balls or spinning too may plates in the air? I know what it's like to juggle a family, a business, a life, your dreams, your chores, your kids' soccer games and your recreational activities. Sometimes it can seem like more than you can handle; Like more than you want to handle. Here's a couple of ideas that can help you manage these necessary and fun parts of your life and have reasonable success in all of them.

Give Yourself A Break

Life is hard. Once you realize that, it's easier. Don't be too demanding of yourself. Sure you should always push yourself to learn and grow. But life it a continuous learning process. If you're not being stretched and failing from time to time, you're not learning anything. If life is always easy, you're probably not pushing the envelope enough. Not that you necessarily need to push all the time, but I believe that life is to be milked and soaked for all it's worth. I know I'm doing that when I feel that I'm on that edge between easy and crazy. Don't want to go to either place, but somewhere in the middle works for me.

Practice, Practice, Practice

When things to wacky for you, keep trying. If Saturday mornings are just too crazy, sit down with yourself or with your spouse and recalculate your strategy and try it again the next week. If your phone skills aren't really all that good, then practice! You'll just get better and better at it and then your business will get easier and easier to manage.

Never Quit

Quitting is for losers. People who quit are really just saying that they can't learn the skills necessary to succeed. Business can be frustrating and disheartening. Don't let that stop you. Keep at it. You WILL succeed. Here's a little video for you. Now I don't know this guy. Never met him. But I can tell you a lot about him.

  • He had a vision of what he wanted to do.
  • He was HORRIBLE doing this at first.
  • He kept practicing and trying new ways of approaching his craft until he got it right.
  • He constantly improves and still practices.
  • He's REALLY good at this.

You can get really good at what you want to do as well.

Enjoy the video. Your business is a piece of cake compared to what you're about to see!

 

Comments (2)

Tamara Camden Vacation Rental Agent
All Rentals 2 Remember, inc. - Key West, FL

Dennis, thanks for the great illustration of how patience and persistence pays off.  Enjoyed the video!

May 04, 2010 02:32 PM
Doug Anderson
Tucker Associates Real Estate Services - Danville, CA
Bay Area Real Estate Views

Thanks Dennis...been feeling a little out of sync the last week or so but starting to get back on top of things...being busy is a great thing but one must always find some time to recharge. ~ Doug

May 04, 2010 02:36 PM