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|Organize for speed.
At one time, factories were set up with shipping and receiving at one end. Suppose your body were set up this way (man, talk about bad breath!).
Parts and materials crossed the same paths dozens of times. This resulted in all kinds of needless activity, waste, and added cost. By rearranging workstations to reduce the amount of parts and materials transportation inside the plant, many factories were able to double their output with no additional resources--while simultaneously reducing their floor space requirements by as much as 70%!
Granted, many companies are using the bounty to pay their CEOs 800x what the average worker makes while laying off the average worker, but it's still a good example of a principle being applied.
Think of how you have arranged your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, office, garage, workshed, whatever. Simply moving a few drawers around or moving some furniture could save you hours each year.
Organize tasks the same way. One company that does housecleaning says to clean one room at a time. You bring in everything you need for that room, and just go around it from one corner and back. They have been able to reduce cleaning time by an astounding 50%. That's like having a clone of yourself. It also says we may be wasting half of our time by working inefficiently. So, organize for speed!
You are smart enough to figure out the details. I am giving you the principles.
|The sad truth behind
If you think you can reduce interest payments by prepaying half your mortgage early each month, you are probably wrong. Most lenders do not allow this. All they do is hold that prepayment and apply it when your payment is due.
How can you save money on your mortgage?
If you are really concerned about your finances, write to--or call--your Congressman and Senators and make it clear to them that the American People want to abolish the IRS. I recently met with the Speaker of the House and told him the IRS is a terrorist organization and Congress has no greater duty than to put an end to the reign of terror that American citizens are enduring from these whackos.
The IRS does not need "just cause" to take away all of your savings and future income. You have little recourse if some idiot there decides to make you a target. If you are familiar with Star Trek, you now know where the idea for the Borg came from.
|Your posture can be
one of your best assets for personal security. Stand with your shoulders
back and chest out, and few people will want to mess with you. But, if
you look the part of a victim--head down, shoulders hunched
forward--then your odds of being a victim are greatly increased.
Work on that posture--your personal safety depends on it!
|You do not get lean by running on a
treadmill or doing low intensity aerobics. At right, you will see a
recent photo of me. I'm in my mid-40s, and I have a natural disposition
to put on body fat. As you can see, I'm not fat!
I don't run on a treadmill. Doing so consumes about 50 calories an hour, while there are 3500 calories in a pound of fat. It also raises your cortisol while lowering your testosterone, so you could actually be fatter from it!
There are two keys to a lean, strong body: proper nutrition and proper exercise.
And there are two keys to proper exercise: intensity and a structured program. For the same reason medicine says "Take two pills 3x/day w/meals," exercise must be structured. It may include treadmill work, but not the kind you usually see.
For free fitness tips, check out www.supplecity.com
Are you holding on to old ideas? We often do this, and usually we do it out of fear. We may be afraid to leave our comfort zone, afraid to admit we were wrong, afraid to try something new, or afraid to fail.
Now, imagine a trapeze artist who is afraid to let go of the old trapeze.
This is why you must let go of old notions, attitudes, and beliefs that no longer serve you. How can you identify these? Well, one way is to listen to yourself when challenged. If you are coming up with all kinds of rationalizations and logical leaps rather than a clear, logical, and fact-based argument, that's a pretty good sign you need to let go.
Trust in yourself. You are probably far better of a person than circumstances and other people have led you to believe. Don't let fear cause you to cling to the old trapeze until your grip tires and you fall anyhow. Look ahead and make the right moves.
Wishing you the best,
Except where noted, this e-newsletter is entirely the work of Mark Lamendola. Anything presented as fact can be independently verified. Often, sources are given; but where not given, they are readily available to anyone who makes the effort.
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