But, I don’t have time!

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This is another well worn excuse. Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day. Why can some people get everything done, and others can’t?

Do you have time to sit in front of the TV?

What about that 2 or more hours you spend on Facebook or surfing the Net?

You make time for what is important to you – but sometimes its things that other people think are important. Do you really need to jump every time your phone makes a noise? Could you maybe finish what you are doing first?

What about being more efficient?

If you are heading downstairs, don’t go empty handed. There is probably something that needs to be taken down.

Are your errands planned in a sequence that makes sense and saves you time?

Have you planned your menus for the week so you’re not running to the store all of the time? Or worse, out for fast food.

Laundry can be washing or drying while you’re eating dinner. If you are going to sit in front of the TV, you can fold the laundry.

Take a good look at how you spend your time. You’ll find that you really do have more time than you think you do. Spend it wisely and your life will be richer for it.

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff that life is made of.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

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The unseen consequences of not doing things

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When we don’t do things we know we need to do, of course there are the normal consequences of whatever that put off task brings. But there are other consequences that you may not realize.

The first is a cycle of guilt and blame.

We feel guilty when we choose not to do something that needs to be done. You know it needs to be done, why didn’t you just do it (insert stupid name you call yourself)?

Then the excuses start -

Well so and so didn’t do this, and I shouldn’t have to do everything.

I hear this one all of the time. I suppose on a rational level that makes some sense, but in reality here’s what happens. You’re miserable because of the thing that is undone. You’re hoping that leaving it undone will teach the other person a lesson, but usually the other person could care less. So, who is suffering?

One of the lessons in Beating the Demons is about gaining cooperation, but here is a little insight -

For example – If you are a wife or a mother who complains that no one contributes, but your house is a disaster – they are not going to take you seriously. Its obviously not that important.

The same thing applies at work. If you are a manager who is always complaining that people don’t carry their weight, but you are constantly looking for ways to avoid tasks or deliver less value – won’t they be looking at your example?

You’re always yelling and complaining. Your kids are always bickering. See a connection?

It seems easy to point the finger and blame others, but it reminds me of the old saying, “Do what I say, not what I do.”

And in the end, you are the one suffering the consequences of what you should have just done in the first place.

You must lead by example, and with integrity.

This is getting sort of long. Tomorrow we will talk about the second great excuse.

 

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I can relate to Jonah

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This project has been perculating for years. Its sort of been out there in one form or another for years, but I’ve been too afraid to really step up and step into it.

The events over the last 10-12 years have weighed heavy on my heart. Yet, I’ve been reluctant to talk about it for fear that people will think I’m a nut case. Or that I might be putting my life in danger.

My life during this period when I know I’m called to do something, and haven’t – has been rough. I’ve been given a roof over my head, and food to eat, and a working computer. Not much more. I have the tools I need to do the job. God has held me hostage. I’m tired of living in the whale.

I know this needs to be done. I have to get over myself and my fears and have faith. Just making that decision has given me peace.

The funny thing is, just a few days ago I stumbled upon the old course. The song that says  ”That’s where my Demons hide” was on the radio. I had the thought, “Gee, I really should do something with this.” I know now that was no accidental thought.

In one night, the new site was up. The materials for the first month updated. I’ve never been able to move through this type of work this fast. Yet this all came together quickly, and almost effortlessly. By the time I went to bed that night, I was just amazed.

Now here’s the thing. You don’t have to be a Chirstian for this course to help you get control of your life. I will be writing more about why this is so important for Christians, but the course will help anyone who wants to gain control over their life. Its not a Bible thumping course. All I can say is try the first month for $1 and see if its for you.

Take care, and stand strong -

Carole 

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Why we have no self control

Lead me not into temptation – and deliver me from evil..

An interesting talk about why we succumb, and a possible solution

 

 

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Hooray! I am so glad that you are going to join us!

Just to recap - 

You will recieve a confirmation email. You must confirm that you did indeed sign up to recieve the course. 

Then you will receive your course introduction that will give you an overview of the course. 

Monday morning your first lesson will be in your email. 

I look forward to getting to know you!

See you Monday - 

Carole 

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Again, its just $1 for the first month, then $4.99 a week 

No time committment other than the committment you make to yourself. 

 

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What are your real demons?

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The new year is the time we all want to beat our demons. People look at things they want to change like -

  • getting the house cleaned and organized
  • getting a new job
  • losing weight
  • getting healthy
  • quitting destructive habits like drinking, smoking, drugs..
  • controlling your thoughts
  • controlling your tongue
  • managing your time

But these are not the Demons. These are the consequences of the Demon's influence in your life.

We all have Demons – the little things that keep you stuck and unhappy, feeling inadequate and even guilty.

We feel like we have no control. Like life is always a never ending spiral of chaos.

There are a lot of thing we cannot control, but there are a lot of things we can control if we just stand up and say, "ENOUGH!" Find out more…

 

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