[New Blog Post] “Do you have an outlet to recharge?”

Do you have an

Just as you need to plug in your phone to an outlet to recharge, you need to plug your life into an outlet to recharge.

As simple as this sound, it’s always been difficult for me.

Since stepping down from being a pastor back in November 2015 to commit my full attention to running The Life Organized Company, I’ve noticed how little time I took to pursue personal outlets that recharged me emotionally, physically and spiritually.

My time and energy were spent on the job, the task, the project, the sermon, the next thing that I need to accomplish. I looked at pursuing hobbies or personal relaxation as “wasting time”. It’s not that I never took the time to relax, it was just very rare and usually happened because it was a suggestion from my wife.

The last three months have been an eye-opener for me.

I’ve realized that to have my “Life Organized and do great work” I need to have more down time. For me, this is tough to do. I am a high achiever and a tad performance oriented. I get so focused on the next thing I can do to improve that I often miss the moment. I have always struggled with this, but I believe 2016 will be different.

One of my top goals for 2016 is to take the time to relax and enjoy life. That last sentence is almost an oxymoron…I’m setting high achiever goals to relax. LOL.

What can I say, I am a work in progress.

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” – Sydney J. Harris

In December of 2015, I asked myself: “What are my outlets to recharge for 2016?

I came up with the following list for 2016:

  1. Short weekend getaways every couple months as a family or with my wife.
  2. Week long vacation three times a year.
  3. Golfing at least once every two weeks.
  4. Regular movie / Netflix nights at home.
  5. Hobbies around my home.
  6. Evening date nights with my wife / Dinner with friends.

The key to accomplishing this over the last couple of months has been to schedule my down time because it helps me because I am a person who could always be working.

Having an outlet is a vital part of staying healthy emotionally, physically and spiritually. I already feel more focused and rested than I ever have, and February isn’t even over. You may be thinking “KC, what took you so long?”. For me it’s a personality thing. I have plenty of friends that have the same personality as me and understand the struggle to relax.

There are so many different ways you can have an outlet. The goal is to find what works for you.

Question: What is your outlet and why do you do to recharge? Leave me a comment below. I would love to hear from you!

TODAY is the last day to be included in the bonus call for “How To Overcome Any Obstacle And Keep Moving Forward” ENTER NOW

TODAY is the last day to be included in the bonus call that will take us deeper in to my new free resource titled: “How to overcome every obstacle and keep moving forward” that is coming out THIS FRIDAY February 5th! The only way to be on the inside call is to watch the video and enter your email! This Friday you will receive an email with the date and time of the call and also the bonus PDF “Moving Forward” that gives you your road map to Overcome Any Obstacle And Keep Moving Forward! Enter your email below!

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[New Blog Post] Four Ways To Take Four Steps That Move You Four Steps Ahead

Four Ways To Take Four Steps That Move You Four Steps Ahead

“Three easy ways to get ahead at work.”
“Seven secrets to having your best year ever.”
“Seven steps to creating a health and fitness culture.”

I’ve used blog titles like this before. In fact, the last one is mine.

I love titles like this, but if we are honest, most of these are crap.

Sometimes you work hard, persevere and follow the “Seven Easy Steps” and everything falls apart.

I have goals and plans as to where I want my life to go. But I also understand that some of them may never come to pass. Life may throw me a curve ball.

Today I attended a visitation for a friend of mine the lost his mother. The next part of his story crushed me. He went on to tell me that this was his third funeral in five weeks. He had lost two other family members before his mom passed away.

This was never a part of his plan.

Sometimes life happens. ( Actually, it always happens )

The question is where do you go from here? Plan. Set goal. But focus on the next four steps.

Takes these four steps:

– Enjoy life.
– Help others.
– Live in the present.
– Focus on taking the next four steps that move you four steps ahead.

What do you think? Leave me a comment below. 

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[New Podcast] Episode #8 “Is destination disease killing your happiness?”

Eposide #2-10

 

Do you consider yourself a happy person?
Do you feel you are living your best life right now or do you find your mind filled with the following types of questions:
When I get to this point in my life, then I will be happy
If I only would have done ( fill in the blank) then I would be happier
If you find yourself thinking this way, you may have destination disease. In this episode, I discuss how to be cured of destination disease.

Click the link to listen: Episode #8 “Is destination disease killing your happiness” 

P.S. Leave me a comment below and let me know how you are going to kill off your destination disease! 

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[New Blog Post] Why you need to binge-watch Netflix and break your routine

 

Why you need to binge watch Netflix and break your routine

So this week I did not post my weekly “Tuesday Tip” or my blog post this morning.

You know what I did this week?

Binge watched a show on Netflix with my wife almost every night. It was wonderful. The masters of the blogosphere would say that I need to be consistent in delivering content, and I agree. But one the things I love to do consistently is NOT be consistent! Then I like to blog about it.

Why?

I want people to understand that having your “Life Organized” is not about following a set routine day in and out but living intentionally in every area of your life. I enjoy routines, but I also understand that there are times to disrupt them because keeping them in certain seasons take you away from what is most important.

This weekend, ask “Is my routine taking me away from what’s most important? If the answer is yes, develop a new routine that includes the important things. Binge watching Netflix is not important. Spending time with my beautiful wife is.

What’s your routine? How can you disrupt it? Leave me a comment below!