Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Just for Laughs - Why Why Why?

Do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?

Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough money?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

Monday, January 22, 2007

The Unplanned Weekend - Procrastination or Purpose?

You ever plan to spend a whole weekend doing one thing, and end up doing something completely different?

My plan was to spend all weekend working on websites - setting up simple one page sites for a bunch of different domain names and also getting playingbig.com up and running.

Instead, after a couple of hours on the phone with godaddy.com Customer Service, I found out that they have completely changed their websight tonight software. IMHO, the new version sucks. This happened Friday evening, and I let it get me completely off track.

Notice that "let it get me"? That's one of those things that is so easy to see with hindsight. What I could have done instead was re-group, by saying to myself something like "okay, I'll have to change my plans a bit, but I can still accomplish most of what I wanted to, I'll just have to do it differently than I'd planned."

What did I do instead? Well, after a great session with a client Saturday morning, I started watching the 6th episode of Season 3 of "24", and didn't stop until I'd watched the rest of the season, somewhere around midnight. Sunday morning I listened to about 3 hours of Teleseminar Secrets, then started on Season 4 of "24", and watched through episode 12.

It wasn't until 8pm Sunday night that I 'remembered' I needed to make some money for the week, and that I'd planned to spend the whole weekend doing that.

So what happened? Simple, I lost FOCUS.

I spent two thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing days just wandering from one thing to the next - and I *love* doing that. In addition to the stuff I've already mentioned I did some cleaning, organized coupons and my desk, shoveled some snow, cuddled my cats, spent some time doing strategic business planning and did a bunch of energy work.

But I did not do what I needed to do to earn income for this week. I lost Focus.

Now, I could make a great case for my needing to have a couple of days of 'down' days. And I do feel refreshed. So, did I spend my weekend doing what I needed, or did I 'waste' it?

More later on the energy of what happened, and how to do it differently from now on.

Enjoy your Monday!

Love and Light,