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The Everyday Wisdom Newsletter, Issue #005 - Life Strategies to help you get more out of life.
November 05, 2007

The Everyday Wisdom Newsletter


In This Issue:

  • Life Strategies - To help you get more done in less time.

  • A few of the many new articles added the website.

  • Humor

Let's get started...


Life Strategies - To help you get more done in less time.

There are certain things as adults we need to do if we are going to achieve all we can. So let's begin with this question - What strategies are you now using to accomplish all your goals in life? If you've never asked yourself that question, now is a good time.

If you're like most people, you often feel that there are just not enough hours in the day. You feel a lot of stress. You're not by yourself. Everyone experiences those feelings at one time or another. So what's a person to do? That's what we will be discussing in this newsletter.

There is an excellent perspective any person can use when establishing their priorities. By having the right perspective, two things will happen. First, you'll get more of your important items done quicker, and second, at the same time you're accomplishing your important goals, you'll still be checking off your less important, but necessary, to-do's of life.

Most people do very little planning. They let life push them from pillar to post. If they would just change their perspective, they would find life much easier to deal with.

So what is that perspective? There is an article on our website that covers a real good way of looking at time. It's called "The lessons of The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee." It's by Mary Lynn Plaisance. If you want to read it, here's a link to the article: Click here.

So now that you've got the right perspective, what other tool can you use to get more out of life? That's easy. It's called the 80/20 Rule.

This rule acknowledges an important fact of life. A fact about which most people are totally unaware. Here's what this rule says: When working towards a goal, 80% of the results you get come from just 20% of the time and effort you have exerted. Which means a lot of time and effort has been wasted. This has been shown to be true in all kinds of instances.

The fact is, a lot of decisions people make every day are just not as important as the few decisions that will bring the most rewards. Yet a lot of people treat their decisions as if all were equally important. They obviously aren't.

So are you using the 80/20 rule in your life? If not and what to know more about it Click here.

So now you have the right perspective and you're using the 80/20 rule. What's next?

Let's say you want to accomplish something major, something magnificent. What's a good strategy for that? There are many. Here's one called the Daffodil Principle.

The Daffodil Principle proves that time is on your side if you use it right. That is... when combined with persistence. We learned about this principle when we came across a very interesting story. To read the story Click here.

We hope this first part of the newsletter has been helpful. If you will work on incorporating these strategies into your life, it will make a big difference in what you accomplish and the happiness you experience.

Here's just a small sampling of some of
the new articles we've posted on
www.everyday-wisdom.com:


  • How To Make Money With A Website Based On What You Know And Love.

    Are you contemplating creating your own website? Wouldn't it be great if you could take something you already know, or love, or in the best of all possible worlds - something you both know and love - and turn it into income? Of course it would. For most people that would be a dream come true. Well, here's the good news...creating and monetizing a website really is possible. In fact, further on in this article, we will show you proof, and in addition, give you links to bios of average people doing exactly that.

  • If you've reached 30, it's time to start planning for retirement.

    Planning for retirement is so important, and yet most people wait until it's too late. That's such a big mistake. If they would just talk to the people who are approaching retirement now, and ask them how they feel about what's about to happen to them, they would hear tales of woe and regret. Most people nearing retirement haven't saved or invested nearly enough to have a comfortable retirement. It didn't have to be that way.

    Of course a lot more articles than these have been added.


Humor

We include some humor in every newsletter. It good for your health, mind and spirit.

On the website, we now have many categories of funny but clean humor including:

This month's humor:

Here are police officer quotes collected from people stopped for traffic violations:

"If you run, you'll only go to jail tired."

"The handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch out after you wear them awhile."

"So, you don't know how fast you were going. I guess that means I can write anything I want on the ticket, huh?"

"The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or dog?"

"No sir, we don't have quotas anymore. We used to have quotas, but now we're allowed to write as many tickets as we want."

"Warning! You want a warning? Okay, I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket."

"Life's tough, it's tougher if you're stupid."

"In God we trust, all others are suspects."


Finally in this issue of the newsletter…

I want to include a quote that has helped millions of people throughout the world. I believe if you will develop the skill of putting this quote into practice, it will help you immensely in reducing the stress you feel from life.

Here’s the quote:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
Wisdom to know the difference.

Don't forget to tell your friends about www.everyday-wisdom.com.

I wish you all the best.

Till next time,

Ed Kalski
Senior Editor

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