Monday, May 30, 2016

What are you going to do to avoid Labour Day Remorse? - David C Barnett

A few years ago my kids asked me to take them to the beach.  For some people, this would be a real journey that would require planning, time off, travel, etc.  Not me.  I live 30 minutes from some of the nicest beaches on the east coast of North America. 

The Northumberland Strait has the warmest water north of Virginia and beautiful sandy beaches.  I had not gone in over 10 years.

That was the day I decided to end my Labour Day Remorse. Watch the video here:

What is Labour Day Remorse?

Well, it’s kind of like buyer’s remorse, when you spend a lot of money and then wish you hadn’t.  This is different though.  It’s about time.  When you reach the long weekend in September and you realize that you were so busy working that you didn’t get to enjoy any summer activities.

I was having too much Labour Day Remorse as I focussed so hard on building my business and earning money.  I had forgotten the purpose of business… to provide for you...  both in money and lifestyle.

I’m not saying  that you need to lose focus on your business to play.  I’m saying you need to use the same planning and discipline that you apply to business to make sure you enjoy life.

What I did was this: I wrote out a personal goal to go to the beach 5 times that summer using the Napoleon Hill formula from Think and Grow Rich.

At the bottom of the page I drew 5 big boxes and I posted it on my bedroom wall near my bed.  I read the goal every night and every morning and each time I went to the beach I filled in a little square like a 6 year old working towards a promised gift if they got all their chores done for a month.

Do you know what happened?  I went to the beach 5 times that summer.  Actually, it was more.

What I found was that there was all kinds of time to go.  Saturdays, Sundays, after work on weekdays.  Having the goal simply put the idea at the top of my mind and I executed on the desire.

What are you going to do this year?  I’m challenging myself to two amazing adventures that you can learn about in the video.  I’m curious how you’ll make sure this summer is one to remember.

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