When one thing becomes the ultimate thing

This is a significant change in my routine. There is more time to write and opportunity for self-reflection. Recently I have been so bothered by not completing tasks and I have been obsessing on advancing in my Arbonne business. But it seems like I am jogging in one place and I am not getting anywhere. I have written down my goals and even asked significant people in my life to support me as recommended. Then I stumbled across the book, The One Thing by Gary Keller with Jay Papason. I am going to summarize quotes here to help you and remind myself that getting somewhere is simple, I just have to do it one step at a time.

Quote worthy in this book:

Multitasking is merely the opportunity to screw up more than one thing at a time. -Steve Uzzell

When we know something that needs to be done but isn’t currently getting done, we often say, “I just need more discipline.” Actually, we need the habit of doing it. And we  need just enough discipline to build the habit. -Gary Keller

It takes an average of 66 days to acquire a new habit. -University College of London Study 2009

Your work life is divided into two distinct areas – what matters most and everything else. You will have to take what matters to the extremes and be okay with what happens to the rest. Professional success requires it. -Gary Keller

There is magic in knocking down your most important domino day after day. All you have to do is avoid breaking the chain, one day at a time, until you generate a powerful new habit in your life. -Gary Keller

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the age harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

Explore, dream, discover, my 66 days starts tomorrow.


Motherhood is being comfortable with uncomfortable

Ifemi getting so independent including choosing his outfit #montessorikid

Ifemi getting so independent including choosing his outfit #montessorikid

Whew! As you can see I have not been here too often. At 2 minutes past midnight I decided to write my thoughts here. I just finished an Arbonne virtual event and I prepared the kids’ clothes for school tomorrow. I thought this is insane! I have been exploring a system to get things in order but our boys keep challenging the system. They do came from me. But to think about it, what is really insane is doing the same thing everyday and expecting a different result! Forgive me for not quoting where that came from, maybe from flip flop CEO a book that I read few months back? Who knows… for over a year now I have read… I mean listened to so many audio books. Not because I have more time but because I now prioritize time for personal growth. Many of the books I listened to talked about reading and how it could become equivalent to a 4 year degree accumulated over time.

Well, to tell you honestly, love made me brave. Made me do great things I never knew I am capable of doing.  First, I decided to be with Daniel  and then quit my nursing job to breastfeed our second child David. Staying home for 18 months did made me do a lot of used to be scary things. But the satisfaction of conquering discomfort  also opened to possibilities  of doing something extraordinary!

Ahhh… life … this life I had is never lived without fear… but I became braver because I found the courage to do something despite of fear.  I realized I have stayed on my comfort zone for 33 years and the scale had tipped.

Tomorrow I will be speaking in a class about NCLEX the test for nursing licensure. I am given an opportunity to change people’s lives again…and again. This life that I live is becoming extraordinary… I hear the boys snoring. I hope they will wake up and have joy in their hearts… I could be pretty grumpy when the mommy tasks gets overloaded but that joy rubs in on me pretty fast.

Maybe I will try a new method tomorrow so my thoughts will not be racing like tonight.