JME Insurance Agency Renewing groups each month, which involves: Analyzing and emailing the quote spreadsheet Discussing with the client Getting a decision from the client Sending the amendment form to BCBSTX Creating the employee packet Processing the employee apps Updating ACT, the renewal log, and Emily (for the commission statement) Writing new business, which involves:… Continue reading EVERYTHING I DO
7/3/2022 Learned Your Sacred Time is the overlap of when you’re most productive and when you’re least likely to be disturbed. Guard it. Use it to write every day. For me, it’s 1 hr after I wake up ’til Laura’s up. 7/4/2022 Thought If things are easy to do and easy not to do, the… Continue reading Thoughts and Learned – July-August 2022
Time Leverage – record training videos on Loom, helps you duplicate yourself
It’s a way of keeping score, and when you keep track of what you do, you’ll actually do more. What gets measured gets done. You’ll realize you don’t do as many things each day as you think you do, therefore, you need to pick the best ones to fill up that done list. You need… Continue reading Done List
People always say “make it a great day,” but maybe that’s the wrong approach. For a period of time, you have to do more stuff in order to be able to do less stuff later on. Make today suck. If today sucks, if you do all that stuff you don’t want to do today, then… Continue reading Make Today Suck
We’ve heard this expression a million times. When you have a blank canvas or a clean slate, then you can create anything you want. Clean slate, like a clean blackboard, is probably the better analogy. It won’t ever be completely clean, but you can free up space (time) to do new things. In order to… Continue reading Blank Canvas / Clean Slate
You should treat one-time tasks differently from recurring tasks. One-time tasks can be prioritized. You can “make the problem go away.” Sometimes you should do the task first that is bothering you the most – your body/mind knows what the priority should be, and eliminating that task will put you at ease and reduce stress… Continue reading One-time vs. Recurring
The five most obvious areas for going digital are: books, music, movies, pictures, and documents (like bills). Less obvious is digitizing all that junk you’re hanging on to for sentimental reasons. Stuff you don’t really have a use for and that you’ll never display. Stuff that’s hogging up valuable space in closets or even overflowing… Continue reading Going Digital
A few years ago, my wife and I took our niece and nephew to a Christmas event at a Dallas-area hotel. There was a fountain there, so I gave them each a penny and told them to make a wish. When I asked our niece what she wished for, she said “two pairs of pants… Continue reading Two Pairs of Pants
Day Four – Bathroom mainly, moved the ball forward on the island (emptied most of a box in the evening, just a few minutes) Day Five, and I’ve started to work on the island. It’s now divided into four main sections: 1) Projects we know we need to tackle. Specifically, books and photos. 2) Physical… Continue reading Early Progress Getting Organized
Two things cannot occupy the same space, so you have to empty it before you can fill it. You have to empty your mind of thoughts before you can have new ones. You have to empty your physical space of junk before you can have better stuff. You have to free up your time before… Continue reading Get to Zero
Need to figure out where to include these: Jump the gun. Cognitively challenging task An object in motion tends to stay in motion. An object at rest tends to stay at rest. Inertia is a powerful force. It’s what keeps you from starting things you need to do. But it’s also what keeps you going… Continue reading Random Ideas
Chapter on football, book on football A lot can happen in a short amount of time. A baby only takes 9 months. Prison and the amount of time people spend there Let’s put the two together…
As Napolean Hill said, thoughts are things. And whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve. Why are quotes so popular? Because they teach an entire lesson in just a few short words. Ain’t nobody got time for that Phil Dunfee “I’ve got to fix that stair”. Don’t be reminded when you break… Continue reading Quotes to Work In
We’re all getting older, that’s part of life. But we can remain young at heart. What exactly does that mean? It means that…
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and like you don’t know where to start, maybe you need to take a time out. This may sound counter-intuitive since you have so much to do—do you really have time for a break? Yes, definitely, if it will help you relax and work more efficiently.
Some people like a clear delineation between their work and personal life. They go to work for eight hours a day, and after that, their time is their own. And I’m occasionally jealous of people who can do that successfully. I just don’t know how realistic that is in today’s world, at least in certain… Continue reading Blurred Lines
Bottleneck – mental bottleneck – self-created roadblock or limitation
A lot of people are followers of Dave Ramsey. What does he teach? Get a month ahead on all of your bills Pay off your (time) debt. Sometimes I feel my time is not my own. It seems like I’m always busy, like I always have something to do. In the same way that we… Continue reading Get out of debt
Some people defy the laws of time – Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin, Rob Lowe Sometimes success is measured by longevity: Tom Brady, Kobe Recovering alcoholics measure success by time. 32 months sober.
There’s a popular party game called “Never have I ever.” In it, participants admit to things they have not done that they believe other participants have done. Obviously, for each of us, there are a lot of things that we haven’t done. The question is whether we regret that or not. Are these things that… Continue reading Never have I ever
You’ve heard this joke, right? The answer is one bite at a time. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. If you have a mammoth project, don’t expect to do it all at once. But you can put a dent in it. And then you can put another. Eventually, it’s a… Continue reading How do you eat an elephant?
Idle time is a waste. Do work when there’s work to do, but when there’s not don’t just sit there. Go do something personal – that’s the way to maximize your time.
Sometimes it’s helpful to pretend that you’re someone who’s well organized and uses their time well. What would that type of person do? Once you know, do that too. Pretending to be the type of person you want to be can be beneficial regardless of what you’d like to achieve.
Think about the stuff you do – daily, weekly, monthly, and annually. What things would you pay to do and what things would you pay not to do? That’s a good way to decide what things you should be doing more or less of. It’s also a good way to decide what you should do… Continue reading Would you pay to do it?
On the HGTV show Fixer Upper starring Chip and Joanna Gaines, the talented couple would turn old and outdated properties into their clients’ dream homes. They were able to see what wasn’t there and then turn this vision into reality. Ironically, my favorite part of the show was not the new creation but rather “demo… Continue reading Demo Day
We can also do things that are fun and also good for us like a puzzle it’s good for our minds and it’s an enjoyable use of time We can also make things fun have you ever helped somebody move or maybe paint their house why not get some pizza and a beer and turn… Continue reading Make things fun
Outlines are powerful. You start with the major points and then break those big items into pieces and then break those pieces into even smaller pieces.
Buy better top-of-the-line ingredient yes they’re more expensive but it was all while you two more easily create dishes that you would’ve otherwise gone out for and it will be less expensive than at a restaurant Buy quality and you won’t have to replaces it as often. Laura’s Grandma’s quote. Laura’s Mom’s pots and pans.