Are You Having Fun?

by Lance Ekum on April 30, 2008 · 2 comments

Triple Flip
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"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." — Dale Carnegie

Are you having fun at what you do? In life? At home? In the workplace? If you’re not, it’s time to re-evaluate what you are doing in these areas. You life should be fun. Remember being a kid – did you like things that weren’t fun. Recess was the best! Why? Because it was the most fun. As we grow up, though, we start to think in terms of – this job is ok, it pays the bills. Or – my marriage is ok, we only fight a little bit. But do you really enjoy these things. Examine your life, find those things which aren’t fun. Look for ways to change. Remember – we have one life to live. How do you want that life to be defined?

Sure, there will always be days that aren’t "fun". But think big picture — long term. Are you really happy and having fun with your life. Try something new. Surprise your spouse. Volunteer for an event at your child’s school. Try some new activity you’ve always thought about. Try something weird or "out there" for you. You’ll probably surprise yourself at how much fun all of these can be. And in the process, how much more fun you are having in general.

Get out there and have some fun!

How Valuable Are You?

by Lance Ekum on April 30, 2008 · 1 comment

Filthy lucre 

photo credit: preciouskhyatt

How do you determine YOUR value?

A sign I spotted on the way home tonight: “Your value is not determined by your valuables”. A very good lesson. It can become easy to compare ourselves to what our neighbors have in their front yard. But it is much more important what kind of person we are? Are you happy with who you are?

Possessions won’t buy a lifetime of happiness. Instead, a reliance on possessions can become a false hope in building up our ego.

It is much more important who YOU are, not what you have. Remember that the next time you find yourself comparing what you have with what others have.

And if you're looking to increase your value by getting into internet marketing – one important factor is in how you increase conversion rate.  Once you've made improvements in this area, you'll be on your way to a more successful online business.


by Lance Ekum on April 26, 2008 · 1 comment

Simplify what?

Simplify whatever it is in your life that can benefit from some simplification!  For me, I’ll be looking at ways to simplify my home – make it less cluttered.  But it’s also looking at your work and personal life.  Are you doing things that don’t add any value to your life or others?  Is there clutter in your brain, on your computer, at your workspace?  Do you buy things and then never use them?  Get rid of that which is cluttering your life.  If these are physical "things", sell them or give them away (a great way to help others and feel good about yourself).  If these are mental "things", look for ways in which you can remove these from your habits.

With a little work at this, we can all find ways to simplify.  And in the process, we’ll come to the realization that our life can be greater, and we can become more focused on what matters most to us.

So, go out there and simplify your life!  There is greatness within you, let it shine!


by Lance Ekum on April 25, 2008 · 1 comment

“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.” — Henry David Thoreau

More to come tomorrow…

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