It is a fact...there are 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week. It is up to us on how we use that time. I am doing a lot of coaching these days on time management. Here are some key points:
1) I believe in a 15/7/2 approach. We should all get at least 7 hours of restful sleep...and spend at least 2 hours per day focused on our own fitness (physical and spiritual). That leaves 15 hours each and every day to do what we want to do. Some of that will be focused on work...but there is still time to focus on play if we manage our time correctly.
2) Folks should play to their strengths. Some of us are morning folks (like me) and others are evening folks (like Sarah). I am up at 5am daily. The time from 5am to 8am is protected time....time when
75 years ago today 156,000 folks hit the beaches of Normandy to protect our freedoms and our way of life. Lots of ceremonies taking place all over the world to mark this anniversary, and rightly so. Sarah and I took 60 folks to the beaches of Normandy last year on a leadership tour. As I walked thru the American cemetery there, the movie Saving Private Ryan came to mind. Remember the scene where CPT Miller (played by Tom Hanks) is mortally wounded, and in his dying words he said to Private Ryan Earn This. Those words come to mind on this day.
There were 10,000 casualties on the beaches of Normandy 75 years ago, and 5000 of those folks never made it home. The question we should ask ourselves today Are we earning this? Are we truly taking advantage of the freedoms those great folks provided us? Are we