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- Jeannie Samson, President Levelfield.com, Inc

  • I don't have time...

    4/29/2008 11:15:09 AM Link |  | Add comment

    Blogging

    Common Misconceptions with Websites:

    I don't have time to blog.

        Do you check your email regularly? More than once a day? Do you have time to watch TV regularly? Do you spend hours a day aimlessly wandering the internet with no real destination in mind just looking for the latest and greatest information and news updates.  I consider the statement, "I don't have time to blog." as the BIGGEST misconception when it comes to regularly updating a website. As you might notice the last time I blogged was on April 1st. We're nearing the end of the month and I am just now blogging again. Does this mean that "I didn't have time to blog." most would say yes. But in fact I have had the time to blog but I have neglected to update it and guess what, my website traffic is stagnant. With no new content, my website traffic is without growth. Without adding any new content through my consistent blog updates, there is no new search engine friendly content for blog followers to read or searchers to find. So I will not state "I don't have time to blog". A more true statement would be "I haven't made time to blog".

    With business life and home life, it isn't in what you DON'T have time to do, to accomplish, to plan for. It's in what you MAKE time for. There are 24 hours in a day, thats 1440 minutes and 86400 seconds. Just for grins we'll say you maintain a well-balanced schedule; 8 hours of work, 8 hours of sleep, 8 hours of life. That gives you an equal amount 28800 seconds or 480 minutes to live, sleep and work (on a typical weekday). Be present for every second of your day. You'll realize that the balance of 'I don'ts or I can'ts' will succumb to the 'I wills'.


    Writing this blog has used 652 seconds of my workday. I made time. What did you make time to do in 10.86 minutes?     

  • Pace Yourself

    4/1/2008 10:29:15 AM Link |  | Add comment

    Pace Yourself

    Its always a good time to remember to pace yourself in life.

    Should I constantly work at a manic pace in an attempt to accomplish too many projects at once? Or should I  work at my own pace without forcing action? At which pace do I enjoy life more?

    Whatever will be...will. Whatever is meant to happen...will. Regardless of whether I'm rushing time or not, the next logical step of any process in my life will be taken. Even if its a huge business deal, whatever is meant to be will happen in its own time. So why force myself to run in circles when the outcome will be the outcome regardless of the pace I set.

    All the weight is not on my shoulders alone. There are many other influences that affect the outcomes; other parties, the time & cost of doing business, paperwork. If a business deal or transaction occurs within my set time frame, that is great.  Regardless of timing, I'll continue with my next chosen course of action to benefit my business, my family and my life.

    Enjoy life beyond your predictions, regardless of timing.

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