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Focus on Purpose not a To Do List – 5 things you can start doing today

I remember having the thought if I could just get my to do list done I’d be so relieved.

But what comes next? If the to do list gets completed it really just starts over again.

So there needs to be more I wanted to strive for Purpose. I wanted to learn how to do some new things in blogging, business and creating but I was overwhelmed. My to do list just stared back at me!

The next thought was how do I do this while working and fitting it in my schedule?

I decided I could devote 30-60 minutes a day to new training and educating myself. And at the end of the week that would be 6-7 hours…

So I did that.

Stay tuned I’ll share more. I’m going to share 5 things I did to change my daily process.

Making time for myself so that I could devote at least 1 hour a day towards something I felt was my purpose.

My goal was to learn how to do new things. This involved daily training. Reading. Learning.

In order to get where I wanted to go I had to change what I was doing every day.

1. I woke up 30 minutes early. I started my day earlier and read for 30 minute educating myself in this area. I’m not a late night person so for me morning was a better time frame.

2. I cut out one activity and replaced it with another.

2. Rather than do dishes 2 x a day, I opted for doing them one time a day. I’m in business, I work but I’m also very engaged at home so I cook a lot and I do dishes. I rearranged how I did this.

3. I replaced 1 television show with reading and training time. In the evenings with our family I will use earplugs so I can listen but still be in the same room as my husband and grandkids.

4. I write in a notebook/journal an outline of what I am reading and focusing on. This directs my gameplan.

5. I make copies of articles and punch holes in pages making a resource manual for myself. I also save them on my iPad in my Pages section called Purpose.

All in all corralling time from other locations works most of the time. Not all the time but it has made a significant difference to train and better myself.

I also tell myself to grow and not get overwhelmed at what I don’t know. I just don’t know it yet….

Respectfully,

Debbie Mills Booth

Proverbs 21:11 one who is wise will learn from what he is taught.

Proverbs 4:5 “get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn from them.”

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