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How to Have More FUN!
In this episode of The Charged Life, high performance coach and #1 New York Times bestselling author Brendon Burchard discusses four simple ways to have more fun and enjoyment in life.
Fun is not something you “have,” it’s something you generate.
More fun and enjoyment in life are results of greater presence and intention to create fun and joy in all you do. Here’s how to have more fun:
1. Tell yourself, “It is my intention to be present and have fun in this moment.” Most great fun in life comes from an immersion in the moment. In immersion joy arises. In immersion humor can perpetuate. In immersion in the moment and presence in the Now you have access to a greater level of energy and awareness all around you that you can transform into fun.
2. Record the moments of joy and happiness in your life. Many people can’t easily recall the top 10 times they’ve had fun in the last year. It’s not because they didn’t have fun, it’s because they never integrated that fun into their memory and being. They didn’t think about it, reflect on it, journal about it, and so it never stuck in their heads and hearts. If you want fun to be a part of you then you must feel it, recall it, integrate it into your identity.
3. Create a “this brings me joy and fun” list. Do you even know what exactly brings you joy, pleasure, passion, happiness, fulfillment? If you are aware of WHAT and WHO brings those things into your life, then you can have them on a target list to do or be around more often. Also, create a “these things do not bring me joy and fun” list, and immediately stop doing those things so often – delegate them, quit them, transition them, avoid them…but do not do them with regular occurrence any longer. Take command of your life and rid it of passionless things.
ABOUT BRENDON BURCHARD
Brendon Burchard is one of the most widely followed personal development trainers of our time. He is in the Top 100 Most Followed Public Figures on Facebook, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author whose books include The Charge, The Millionaire Messenger, and Life’s Golden Ticket. He is the founder of High Performance Academy, the legendary personal development program for achievers, and Experts Academy, the world’s most comprehensive marketing training for authors, speakers, coaches, and online thought leaders. For these works, Larry King named Brendon “one of the top motivation and marketing trainers in the world.”
After a car accident at 19 years old inspired him to turn his life around and follow his dreams, and then having the blessings to become a multimillionaire writer and trainer by the age of 32, Brendon has dedicated his life to helping others find their charge and share their voice with the world.
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Making Decisions – Process and Action – By Tom Conway
Many people don’t realize they already have a plan – one of the government’s choosing and not their own. If they pass on to eternity today, some existing plan will kick into gear, and it may not be what they want.
When people make decisions that will impact the lives of others, it is important to realize that today’s decision need not be their final decision. Because of extended lifespans today, there is a very good chance that they will revisit their plan and change it. Most decisions are not irrevocable.
Former CEO and business psychology author William B. Given, Jr. gives this sound advice: “When possible make the decisions now, even if the action is in the future. A revised decision is usually better than one reached at the last moment.“
So what keeps people from making these decisions? Consider these factors.
Lack of Clarity
One factor is lack of clarity on what the individual or couple wants to do. When people are unsure of the objective they want to accomplish, they have no confidence in making a decision,
Fear is another factor that handcuffs decision making. Fear that they will make a wrong decision. Much of this fear is tied to emotional uncertainty.
Sometimes people don’t make decisions because they don’t have enough information. In the wealth transfer arena, people are often uncertain of what their children will do with the wealth they entrust to them. Will they be good stewards or managers of what they are given? Will they squander it frivolously?
Couples generally differ in personality type, with one likely to make quick decisions while the other wants more time to think – the intuitive versus the analytical. One may embrace risk while the other desperately wants to avoid it. One is likely to favor logical thinking while the other is more concerned about feelings and possible consequences for the people involved.
Don’t know how
Many people do not have a decision-making process they trust. What do I mean by a process? I mean a step-by-step decision-making process that leads to a decision they can live with. The decision they come to may not be the perfect one, but it is the best alternative at the time based upon the information they have.
A Decision-Making Process
A decision making process that I learned and have used over the years with clients has ten steps:
1) Pray for guidance. Prayer and meditation can often help you gain clarity around a decision.
2) Define the decision. What is the question you are trying to answer – the problem you are trying to solve?
3) Clarify your objectives.
4) Prioritize the objectives.
5) Identify your alternatives.
6) Evaluate the alternatives.
7) Make a preliminary decision.
8) Assess the risk. What could go wrong if I make this decision?
9) Make the decision.
10) Test the decision over time for future improvement.
Ask yourself: Do you really want to live with the current reality? Engaging an advocate is often the most efficient and effective way to break out of indecision and inaction.
WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO TOM?
Tom Conway leads Conway and Associates in assisting families to get clarity around what they believe God wants them to do with their resources.
A CPA by training, Tom has held numerous ministry and financial service positions with such organizations as Ernst & Young, Campus Crusade for Christ, Ronald Blue and Company, Perimeter Church, Generous Giving Inc., National Christian Foundation, Kingdom Advisors, and the Haggai Institute in Atlanta.
Tom has a passion for legacy planning that encompasses five areas: personal, family, financial, business, and philanthropic. As he helps people quantify their needs for the future, what they wish to leave for their family, and how the remainder of their resources can be released to organizations that reflect their values, it often leads to zero-estate-and-IRD-tax situations.
Living and serving in Africa for a number of years and ministering extensively in Europe, Asia, and Russia enhanced Tom’s Christian global perspective.
Tom and his wife, Susan, have been married for thirty-five years, have four children and four grandchildren, and live in Atlanta, Georgia.
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