7 Principles to help you work smarter; not harder

Work Smarter

The Buckster writes: When first getting in business I used to work a total of 18 hours a day.  I am not going to lie I was putting in time.  I knew I wanted to be successful and there was a lot of work ahead of me.  What I did not know is that a lot of the work that I was doing was busy work.  There were so many things that I accomplished that is I would have asked questions I would not have done or it would have been easier with a little mentorship.  I believe and know now that mentorship  is very important to any goal we are trying to achieve.  As I read the article 7 principles to help you work smarter; not harder there were 2 principles that stood out and 1 principle that made me think just a tad bit differently.  The principle Energy Management is critical really stood out because during my time of working 18 hours a day there were lulls in the day where I became lackadaisical because me energy level just was not there.  I just never took into account that getting the proper rest and nutrition would be that critical throughout the day.  It makes perfect sense.  You know my question to everyone is why do we think that the principles that have been established only lasts while we think about them and that they are not endlessly enabled.  The second principle that I agreed with is Its not about the money.  There are so many experiences we go through in life that means more to each of us than money.  As we grow our businesses there will be so many experiences that we will lean on that will not involve money.  I have gotten into intense heated conversations because individuals translate prosperity to money.  I too have been guilty of this but as I go through business helping people this is not necessarily the case.  We understand that money is a resource and in most circumstances money is the end goal but it is not the end all be all.  I tell people all the time that I love the adventure that life has to offer.  My personal slogan it Take this World By Storm.  Chase that dream and make money a secondary focus and you will attract all that you need for life.  The third principle that changed my focus is A New Definition of Lazy. So many times in life lazy carries a negative meaning.  In the article the author flips the scripts and brings the definition of lazy from a different prospective.  To be honest, I can see it from the prospective of the author.  Bottom line, Lazy is just another word for innovation when we improve upon a thing.  At the end of the day we want to be more productive to do more things during the day and in order to do this we must improve some process during our day.  If this means we improve just so we get that extra 30 minutes of rest / laziness then so be it.  We are to improve upon everything that we achieve in this life.  The article was just awesome and I invite you to read it.



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"Imagine it. Try it. Prove it. Do it!" The only thing holding you back is YOU!!! Mark Alexander is Founder and President of EC&B Solutions Inc., a consulting firm that provides Information Technology services to corporations and Federal Government Agencies. EC&B Solutions Inc. is a certified minority, disabled veteran owned corporation that has been established since September 2006. Beginning as a Systems Administrator with the US Air Force Mr. Alexander has served his country in such operations as Joint Task Force / Southwest Asia and South Korea. Mr Alexander has been an innovative team member for other prestigious organizations such as El Paso Corporation serving as a Database Administrator, Dixie Chemical Company serving as the Lead Systems Administrator and Desktop Support Manager, National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA), TransOcean Drilling Company providing IT & Electronic Support for Deepwater Drilling Operations. While at NASA Mr. Alexander was involved with the Systems Infrastructure project for the mission to Mars. Mr. Alexander has served on the Board of the Bates Clinic, A Social Services Non-Profit Organization located in Missouri City Texas providing services to young single mothers. Currently, Mr. Alexander is working as a consultant with the Houston Area Urban League as their Job Developer for the Urban Youth Empowerment Program as well as the Urban League’s Webmaster and Social Media Guru. Mr. Alexander was instrumental in providing IT Services to such organizations as Department of Homeland Security, Department of Air Force, Department of Army, and the Justice Department. Mr. Alexander is also the author of his first booked named Be Sober, Be Vigilant: Battle Tested Principals to Building the Foundation Of Your Dreams. It is Mr. Alexander’s goal to become a global leader in Information Technology touching all seven continents.

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