Kirsten lowis

Let’s talk…Time!

For the longest time, I have dedicated the 14th March (today) to glancing in my life’s rearview mirror, admiring my gifts of fortune and dreaming of a bigger and brighter future for my daughter and I.   Why the 14th March, you ask?  It’s is my Grandmother’s Birthday.  Today, she would be 106!

My mum was 5 years old when Grandma passed away, so she never truly had time to know what it was like to have a mother.  Despite this tragedy, a legacy of love, kindness and compassion was woven into the hearts of my Mum and her 3 sisters, creating a deep understanding of how precious “time” is. To this day, Mum in all her wisdom, still reminds me, “darling, life is 90% how you react to time” and “all the money in the world can’t buy you an extra hour“.

Every morning we are handed 24 golden hours free of charge but there are decades when nothing happens, and there are days where decades happen.

To get a deeper understanding of time, let’s break it down to seconds.

12 Months
52 Weeks
365 Days
8,760 Hours
525,600 Minutes
31,536,000 Seconds

Multiply that by how old you are, and that is the test of your measure.

For Grandma, her 106 year timeline would have been:

1,272 Months
5,512 Weeks
38,690 Days
928,560 Hours
55,713,600 Minutes
3.3 Billion Seconds

But Grandma died at 38 years of age and only live half of a life.

Time matters.

Take some time today to consider where you are and how you react to money, the mirror and the clock?  What are your habits?  What are your loves?  What should you stop in your life, so you can start something that you value.

Let’s get down to basics.  Will you finish work on time today?  Will have time to eat dinner with your family, or will you be eating out of a take-away box while watching the TV Box or looking at the light on your screen?   Success starts with you having
control over your time and money.  I know, it’s not easy. We all want success in our lives, but it will take sacrifice, discipline and failure to really succeed. Remember, a winner is just a loser who tried more than once.

Each morning (especially when I am under pressure) I put great importance on preparing MY-self for the day.  Before my feet touch the ground, I get into a “P” state (P=Prepared, Positive, Powerful, Peaceful, Present). It’s exactly the same process for an athlete who needs to perform at their best. It is our responsibility to pack an arsenal of “P’s” in our mental briefcases every day to give the best performance – in life.

 

It’s the same in business.

Tomorrow, try these few tricks of mine to get you started:

1. Music

My favourite music always shifts how I am feeling. Try putting your favourite song

on as soon as you get up in the morning and see the difference it makes.

2. Sleep

When I am tired (and hungry), it can make everything seem 10 times worse. Make sure you get a good nights sleep, and if you’re tired during the day, take a 30 minute nap – it will do wonders! PS. Avoid getting #hangry!

3. People

I’ve never met a successful person with an easy past, so invest your time hanging around like-minded people who lift your energy and creates inspiration.  Always make sure you have a good support network around you.

Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours free of charge.  The clock is ticking.
Today is your day!
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