Robin Sacks' 1 Minute Mindset

July 30, 2014

Today…Stop Just Long Enough to Get Clarity on Where You Are Going

Filed under: Look in the Mirror,Take Control,Your Bus — Robin Sacks...Speaker, Author, Performance Coach @ 8:19 am

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July 28, 2014

2 Ways to De-Clutter Your Life TODAY

Filed under: Stress Management,Take Control — Robin Sacks...Speaker, Author, Performance Coach @ 10:53 am

How many people do you know, including yourself, that are truly happy? Define happy? OK. Happy is simply enjoying your life. That’s all happy is! Helping other people. Not being a glutton. Having things you enjoy because you enjoy them (not because you want to show somebody else that you have them). So much of what we do these days that we think makes us “happy”… house, cars, clothing, lifestyle… marketers have created. The image is “if you wear this watch or own this TV or use this cell phone you will be happy.” Best Buy created an entire campaign that talks about buying electronics at their store and the slogan is “you… happier.” It is all about acquiring the latest thing.

So… how do you go from 60 to 0 and still be “happy.” How do you switch gears and figure out WHAT it is you truly want and WHY you want it? You do it by getting rid of the “clutter,” both physical and mental.

Here are 2 ways to begin de-cluttering your life (by de-cluttering your mind) TODAY:

1. Tune out!

I am going to argue that the best way to start de-cluttering your mind is to turn off the television set. If it is on television, there is a 90% change it is depressing. I welcome you to challenge this on any given night and any given time. The same goes for radio talk shows. Stop listening! Talk about irate! How many people listen to talk radio and sit there and argue with the radio! How obnoxious is that? Like you do not have enough chaos in your life? Let’s just create some. I do not have enough stress in my life… let me just seek some out. Why do we look for opportunities to make ourselves mad? It is something about the society in which we live. If we are not stressed, if there is not chaos or despair, if we cannot be a martyr about something, we are not happy for some reason. Stop that!

2. To Have and To Hoard!

This can be easily illustrated by taking a look at the deaths of an elderly generation. Seeing a family go through a house and personal belongings makes you realize that there are things that meant so much to people a couple of generations ago that have little or no meaning to a more current generation. Things like china and “the good silver” mean nothing to my generation. It is nice to have something that belonged to my grandmother or grandfather or someone who meant something to me, of course. But, it is more important to me to keep the memories and “ditch the stuff.” If you are keeping things for the wrong reasons (for example, “I can’t throw that out, it was my grandmother’s” instead of “that is important to me because there is a wonderful memory about my grandmother attached to it”), then it is festering. Deep down, that stuff is a burden to you and to the memory of someone you loved. The memories are important, the basement full of “stuff” you will never use is not. Imagine if you could get some of that “stuff” in to the hands of someone who could create their own important memories with it. That is empowering.

HERE IS another way to get clarity,take action, and be happy. Enjoy!

July 23, 2014

Today…Let Something Go

Filed under: Look in the Mirror,Stress Management,Take Control — Robin Sacks...Speaker, Author, Performance Coach @ 3:22 pm

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July 21, 2014

Today…Make Sure Your Actions are Not Speaking Louder Than Your Words

Filed under: Look in the Mirror — Robin Sacks...Speaker, Author, Performance Coach @ 4:38 pm

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July 16, 2014

Today…Create a Positive Habit

Filed under: Making Decisions,Motivation,Stress Management,Take Control — Robin Sacks...Speaker, Author, Performance Coach @ 3:30 pm

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July 14, 2014

Today…Get Clarity on What You Really Want and Just Keep Moving Towards it

Filed under: Motivation,Stress Management,Take Control — Robin Sacks...Speaker, Author, Performance Coach @ 10:38 am

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July 9, 2014

Today…Become Aware of the Positive in Every Negative (it’s always there)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Robin Sacks...Speaker, Author, Performance Coach @ 1:11 pm

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July 7, 2014

Today…Make Some ‘Me Time’ (there are no excuses, so don’t even try to make one)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Robin Sacks...Speaker, Author, Performance Coach @ 9:01 am

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July 2, 2014

3 Ways to Find 3 Lost Hours Every Week!

Filed under: Making Decisions,Stress Management,Take Control — Robin Sacks...Speaker, Author, Performance Coach @ 12:59 pm

When you stop to realize that the reason we become hamsters on the proverbial wheel is that we do the same things as everyone else does, at the same times that everyone else does, every single day of our lives. Ranging from last-minute holiday shopping to leaving the house late, we are a culture of procrastinators. That is exactly what causes the vast majority of our stress.

Think about that. The things we choose to do are the very things that frustrate the heck out of us! The key word here is “choose.” The simple question is, why do we do it to ourselves? Why are you creating your own stress? Do you not have enough without creating some more?

The great thing about that is that you have total control over changing it. You are the one creating the stress and frustration, so you are the only one who can do something about it. Pretty cool, no?

How do you “flip the switch?”

Here are 3 easy things I started doing that net me a collective 2-4 hours a week of what I simply call “found time:”

1. At the end of every day, take 5 minutes to put together all of the things you will need for the next day. This seems like common sense, but how often do you find yourself scrambling for your keys, your phone, your calendar, the information you need for the meeting in an hour? By spending five minutes the night before, you can save 15 minutes every morning, not to mention avoid starting off your day running around like the proverbial chicken with his head cut off.

2. Do your holiday shopping during 10 months of the year. Think that gives you enough time? Avoid all stores in November and December, and you will eliminate a ton of stress and self-imposed time crunches. Think you will miss the great deals? Do your holiday shopping in January and February. They are often just as good, if not better, than the holiday sales themselves! Buy things “off-season” and you will save money, time, and lots of energy.

3. Write down three things everyday that you will get done no matter what happens. Make them simple things: a quick phone call, a response to an e-mail, paying that bill. Get in the habit of accomplishing things every day. Develop the habit of checking all of those little things off of your to-do list early and often, and you will find you have a lot more time for the big things you want to accomplish.

HERE ARE 2 more ways to find lost time every week, including discovering the “magic 10 minutes?”

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