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IT’S A NEW YEAR AND ALL WE HAVE IS TIME!

IT’S A NEW YEAR AND ALL WE HAVE IS TIME!

One of my mentors is Jim Rohn. Following is an excerpt from one of his articles where he talks about nine things that are more valuable than capital:

“When starting any enterprise or business, whether it is full-time or part-time, we all know the value of having plenty of capital (money). But I bet we both know or at least have heard of people who started with no capital who went on to make fortunes. How? You may ask.

Well, I believe there are actually some things that are more valuable than capital that can lead to your entrepreneurial success. Let me give you the list.

1. Time. Time is more valuable than capital. The time you set aside not to be wasted, not to be given away. Time you set aside to be invested in an enterprise that brings value to the marketplace with the hope of making a profit. Now we have capital time.

How valuable is time? Time properly invested is worth a fortune. Time wasted can be devastation. Time invested can perform miracles, so you invest your time.”

One thing I know is we are all busy. So many things demand our time. I run a business and have family responsibilities. I volunteer time with several non-profit organizations. I conduct seminars. I do telephone and personal consultations. Busy, busy, busy. Just like you. But you know what? I waste time too. You wouldn’t think I would have much time to waste yet it happens. I can get easily sidetracked where the urgent takes over the time that should be invested in the important. Or I get too fragmented trying to do too many things at once.

The New Year is an opportunity to do a TIME INVENTORY. Take this month and join me in tracking how your time is used. For the next 30 days keep a journal or a log of your time and how you use it. I know I am going to discover some time leaks and some time robbers. As the 30 days go by I am going to discover and patch some of the leaks and I will arrest some of the time robbers. I may not find all the leaks or robbers but those I do discover will elevate my life and my results this year. My time and your time is too valuable to be wasted. In the end all we have is time and the clock is ticking. Make the most of your time starting today.

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Dear Friends:

Best wishes for a Happy New Year. I’ve decided that 2012 is going to be my best year ever. How about you? Is it time for a fresh start? I’m exciting about  opportunities that will come my way.  Give me a call at 502.713.1039 and let’s talk about how you can make 2012 your best year ever too.

Sincerely,

Dennis McDonald

Labor That Works Miracles by Jim Rohn

Labor That works Miracles by Jim Rohn..

Two thousand years ago on April 15th one of Jesus’ disciples came to him and said it was time to pay taxes (that’s how I know it was around April 15th), but they had no money. In response to his disciple’s statement Jesus said “no problem”.  Now why could he say “no problem”?  Well, word had it that Jesus was a miracle worker.  If you hand a problem to a miracle worker what they are inclined to say is “no problem”.  You’ve got to hang out with people like that.

I belong to a small group and we do business around the world.  These guys are all miracle workers.  What an incredible group.  If you hand any of them a problem guess what they say, “no problem”.  How many books will they read to solve a problem?  As many as it takes.  If they need to consult – how much consulting will they do?  As much as it takes.  How early will they get up?  As early as it takes.  “No problem”… you got to hang out with people like that.  You cannot believe the thrill of being associated with miracle workers, people who will do whatever it takes to get the job done and perform miracles.

When asked about paying the taxes Jesus said it was “no problem”.  In fact, he said it was going to be easy – he told the disciple to just go fishing.  Now it couldn’t have been any easier than that, especially for this disciple whose name was Peter, because Peter was a fisherman.  Now if you can fish and you should fish and you don’t fish – then that is why you do not get a miracle.  But Jesus told his disciple to go fishing and the first fish that he caught to look in its mouth.  Peter, who was used to strange things happening, agreed.  Well, the first fish Peter catches, he looks in its mouth and finds coins.  Peter then adds up the coins and they are exactly enough to pay his and Jesus’ taxes.

“Wow!”, you might say, “That is a miracle!”  Here is why we call it a miracle – simply because we don’t quite understand how it works.  That’s all.  Doesn’t mean it doesn’t work, it just means we don’t quite understand how it works.  Which is true of all miracles.  In fact, for most of us – our whole life is a miracle.

How about this miracle…God says if you plant the seed I will make the tree.  Wow, you can’t have a better arrangement than that.  First, it gives God the tough end of the deal.  What if you had to make a tree?  That would keep you up late at night trying to figure out how to make a tree.  God says, “No, leave the miracle part to me.  I’ve got the seed, the soil, the sunshine, the rain and the seasons.  I’m God and all this miracles stuff is easy for me. I have reserved something very special for you and that is to plant the seed.”

I have found in life that if you want a miracle you first need to do whatever it is you can do – if that’s to plant, then plant; if it is to read, then read; if it is to change, then change; if it is to study, then study; if it is to work, then work; whatever you have to do.  And then you will be well on your way of doing the labor that works miracles.

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Living Free and Pressing On

Dennis McDonald