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[50 ROCKS: HARD WORKING] Work Smarter, Not Harder

Welcome to another installment of my 50 ROCKS: Life Lessons for Success: Today’s rock inspiration:  Hard Working

After watching so many friends die young, or have their traditional retirement nest egg fall way short, we can’t afford NOT to think smarter about how we approach our careers, our livelihood.  Working harder can be short-sighted unless you apply a dose of strategy and passion to the formula.

The traditional, linear corporate ladder with a cushy pension was not my path. I prefer to carve my own destiny, thank you. So at middle age I’m more about working smarter, not harder.  There won’t be a huge corporate or government pension in my future and that’s ok.  I’ll manifest more as I practice what I preach: It’s imperative to dig deep, get laser-focused on your definition of success and strive for SMART goals (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based). But perhaps equally important is the need to find balance, healthier living and feeling our best so that we can perform our best.

Ah, I am so committed to re-energizing today’s workforce and empowering folks to take charge of their careers and get out of overwhelm. We deserve what I consider true wealth:

  • Freedom to pursue your passion
  • Choice to work with folks you truly enjoy and flourish together
  • Flexibility to own your schedule
  • Unlimited earning thanks to multiple, recurring revenue streams
  • Time to enjoy the fruits of your labor now

A major part of working smarter is living with ease and grace. I don’t panic over what is not visible or fret over what is missing: the more we need something, the more likely we are to push it away. Or we are less likely to see it when it’s right in front of us.

There’s nothing attractive about the stink of desperation. Rather, release the stress behind your desires. Dream big. Breathe more. Meditate. Pray over it. Make it happen.

Start by getting crystal clear on your vision, your focus. Decide your next best move…then put one foot in front of the other until momentum sweeps you farther and faster toward your ideal outcomes.

Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle!

Perhaps most importantly, live in gratitude for the moment and be more present. Abundance comes to those who let love, light and God shine in their path to clearly see what is truly possible …and to appreciate each stepping stone on that journey.

What part of this journey resonates with you? Please share YOUR tips for working smarter, not harder. Or tell us where you’re feeling stuck so we can help you get FOCUSED and back on the fast track to your own version of success.

Rock on, my friend.

Pat

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