You’ll all know it, and now I’m singing it too…………….
Here we go, here we go, here we go-hoh!!
Yes, I’m on the move, down-sizing from 4 bedroom + study + double garage to 2 bedrooms and a small garage.
It’s a bit of a strain for me (as a confirmed hoarder) but it’s sorely needed (my wife tells me) because I’m clogging up my life with a load of stuff I don’t need (and no longer use).
At the risk of sounding like a Vicar, you know how they have to find an everyday link to the point of their sermon every Sunday, I want you to think of my situation and change of lifestyle in relation to your own hard drive!
Have you clogged that up with a load of PLR and Reseller Sites that in your heart of hearts you just “know” you’ll never use?
Well, I’ll bet you have – most of us do it, but we really should model ourselves more on those that streamline, stick to one project at a time, and as a result achieve success – which far outweighs the doubtful advantage of having “material to fall back on”.
I’m finding it a relief to shed so much of my personal baggage, despite it going against the very grain of my natural hoarder’s habits. Not only that, as I will no longer be a home-owner but a tenant, I reckon to be outsourcing some of my problems so that I can better concentrate on my lifestyle and enjoyment. Our 45th Wedding Anniversary comes up in June and this year we won’t be tied to running our City Centre Shop 7 days a week…… so even a few days away somewhere will seem like a major holiday, and something we haven’t been able to enjoy for many years now! Hooray – here we go, here we go, here we go-hoh!!!!!
The common saying goes that “Life isn’t all a bed of roses”. I don’t really agree with that, seeing that they can be very thorny, scratchy plants, despite their marvellous fragrances. I believe that maybe Life IS a bed of roses after all. If you look on the dark side of life you get caught up in a mass of thorns worse than Brer Rabbit’s Briar Patch. But look on the bright side and you find a way through the thorns to breathe in those wonderful smells that can transport you to warm happy places! Oh dear, it’s sounding like some 60’s Heaven now, but I think you’ll see what I mean.
So, apart from spreading a little love of ROSES what the heck am I trying to say here? Not just another “Focus on one project at a time” but take a wider look at the way you are living and working….. plan to streamline one element of it at a time, de-clutter, and STOP collecting mountains of Gigabytes that you will probably never use. Clear out your drawers too, get rid of all those old pens, the part used notebooks and the last decade of diaries. Bin all the ads, the get rich quick scams that you’ve collected for a second look later, and just make your whole life a lot simpler and clearer. I’m working on that, dreaded starting – but now it’s actually enjoyable and helps my mindset enormously!
Always look on the bright side of life – and streamline for fun as well as success.
See you again once I’ve moved and set up again.