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This year has been a hectic year.  It is only to get worse!  I have the following occurring in this year alone:

  • Son getting married (this week)
  • Daughter getting married
  • 25th Wedding anniversary
  • I turn 50
  • I am starting a new Part-Time Job
  • I am trying to start a new service at church
  • I am running a half-marathon
  • My youngest daughter is an Indian Princess (lots of outings)
  • I AM A TEACHER
  • I AM A PASTOR

Add to this all of the other stuff we do in life, and you get the picture, I am busy.  The only way I know how to combat this problem is planning.  I do so much better when I plan.  You must plan!  Why?  Because if you don’t plan your life, someone else will plan it for you!

I have gotten out of the habit of planning weekly, succumbing to the tyranny of the urgent.  I have found that when I don’t plan the week, I am unable to get the big rocks in and the little rocks move out the more important things I need to do.

So here are ten steps to plan your week:

  1. Set aside a block of uninterrupted time
  2. Block all of the places you HAVE to be and the things you have to do
  3. Determine the 3 – 5 most important things to get done, and then schedule them into your calendar
  4. Your faith and family are the most important things in your life, so schedule them before you schedule anything else.
  5. Schedule as much as you can, meals, exercise, reading and even TV watching
  6. Schedule “To Do” time into your schedule.  All of those tasks that need to be done can be scheduled into a time slot during the week.
  7. Schedule down time, if you don’t you won’t have any.
  8. Show your schedule to your spouse or significant other and see if your schedule is realistic.
  9. Now actually FOLLOW your schedule
  10. Evaluate weekly.

It takes me less than an hour and saves many more, do it and see how it can help you.  When I don’t plan I waste more time and spend more money.  Try it with your menu and anything else in your life where you need to be disciplined!

Let me know it goes. Until next time, peace.

 

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Planning Your Next Year with Purpose!

A new year is almost upon us, have you done any planning for it yet?  If not, why not?  Research  shows that we get more done, are more productive and achieve our goals at a higher rate when we plan our time.  Not only do we need to plan our days and weeks, but we need to set yearly goals.  Have you set yours?  We only have a month until the end of the year, if you don’t plan, someone will plan your life for you!

So with that in mind, here are some ideas for you to get started.

Start with the year in mind.  What do you want to accomplish in the next year?

  • I am running a half and full marathon, but to get that done I have to start planning now.
  • I am pushing 50 (next October), so I need to think about my diet.  My wife and I have started a diet plan, counting calories and lots of veggies

 Your financial well-being, how is it?

  • How much do you want to save?
  • How much do you want to invest?
  • How much do you want to give?
  • You need to plan ahead, budget

Personal Growth?

  • Are you growing as a person?
  • What books are you reading?
  • What websites are you learning from?
  • What can you do to be better than you are today?

These are just a few of the areas you need to start planning for now? There are others:

  •  What if you started off the year with a clear plan and purpose?  How much better would 2014 be than 2013?
  •  Or perhaps you need to continue your growth from this year.

If that is the case, the time is now to get started.  Don’t waste the time around the holidays, use it to plan a better 2014.  Need help?

Contact me and I would be happy to help you in 2014.

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I’m back and we are counting down to my 50th birthday, why should you care?  Listen to PU 026 to find out why.

  • A New Podcast – Finally
  • Tom Clancy passes – so sad
  • Todd reintroduces himself
  • Energy Drainer Worksheet – Tolerations
  • Money, Health and Physical Health
  • Goals to get to 50!
  • Pay Your Tickets!
I podcast with my wife over at Two Teachers in Texas, check it out and be sure to visit my personal blog at www.toddbfreese.com.

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Today we celebrate 25 shows, wow!  And do a tribute to some dear friends who had some horrific losses:

  • My wife and I played hooky from school and drove her new car and had a blast!
  • Yes, my wife has a new G6 from Pontiac, it is cool!
  • My dear friends Jerry and Marianne Karth had an accident and two of their 9 children were killed in the car wreck
  • You can donate at Wells Fargo using Karth as the keyword
  • I preached this week at church and we honored our seniors at a banquet
  • Watching NBA playoffs
  • Happy Mother’s Day and we played a board game, “Truth Be Told” it was fun!
  • We have Email!

So sit back and relax or take your Iphone and go for a run and listen for the next 45 minutes.

New to Purposeful U?  Then make sure you listen to My Story, the first podcast I produced, and head on over to my personal blog, Todd B. Freese, I am blogging my way through the school year,  and over to the podcast that my wife and I do weekly, Two Teachers in Texas.  Be sure to leave a comment on both blogs and of course here as well.

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I have a great idea: I am going to work this summer.  Not get a job, but create a bunch of content.  I know many of you are saying, “Well we all work during the summer.”  But I am a teacher and I have a couple of months off to do what I please, at least more of what I please.  So I think I am going to put it to good use.

I am going to do the following: Continue Reading…

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Today we talk about our relaunch here at Purposeful U and my half marathon!  Plus these topics below:

  • I am doing some weddings
  • We went camping in our RV and I ‘broke” my truck again and the small town folks took GREAT care of us and showed us how to serve.
  • We had some suicides in our town of two young ladies
  • We talk about everyone’s favorite, or one of our favorite topic, MONEY!  FPU and Dave Ramsey are guiding us!
  • I give my take on the “Abortion Pill”
  • I found a cool app for your Iphone called Mailbox – easily organized mail
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So sit back and relax or take your Iphone and go for a run and listen for the next 45 minutes.

New to Purposeful U?  Then make sure you listen to My Story, the first podcast I produced, and head on over to my personal blog, Todd B. Freese, I am blogging my way through the school year,  and over to the podcast that my wife and I do weekly, Two Teachers in Texas.  Be sure to leave a comment on both blogs and of course here as well.

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This past week my wife and I were having a, well, discussion.  It lasted for a few days.  Actually there was no discussion because we both were disgusted with the other.  As is our want, we finally came back together with a note written.  My wife was the first to write me (I am too stubborn I have been told).  I reciprocated.  I was not very happy when I read her note.  She dared criticized me, can you believe it.

After I got over my righteous indignation I came away realizing she was correct.  In a nutshell, she told me I am too serious and don’t take the time to have fun.  I got to thinking about this and I realized she was right (as she normally is).  I don’t, we don’t, take the time to have fun.  You see I am a school teacher and a part-time youth pastor.  I am busy!  I don’t have time for all of this frivolous stuff we call fun Continue Reading…

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