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  • Writer's pictureSimone Coleman

Time for a Turnaround

As you know time is valuable and it’s something that we cannot get back. No matter how hard we try, we only have 24 hours in the day, and we can’t relive the past. Is it you with a passion and dream for something and you're feeling stuck because so much time has passed by?

Have you ever wondered why the mirror of your own mind is deceiving you and keeping you from making the changes you need to make to succeed? Truth is, God can assist you in that and turn it all around. If you find yourself in recurring negative patterns and you're in search of clarity, this post is for you.

Let's break it down- the value of time... have you ever heard of the saying "Time is money?" There is truth in this saying for both your personal life and professional life. The amount of time spent wasting away or into things/people that are irrelevant comes with a price. When you buy something, you’re exchanging your time for the good or service. Just curious how much time do you devote to people and things that are pushing you to becoming your best self? "Work life balance" is another factor that plays a part of valuable time. Realize, even if you're working from home these days, we spend more time at work then we do with our own families or focusing on personal matters, right? 8hr days 5 days a week! You get your weekends (hopefully), your weekday afternoons, and maybe lunch breaks if your work isn't too demanding. It's overwhelming reading that! But let's keep it real, it's the time management and commitment to the task that helps make those 24hr day effective and productive. Below I share some findings and tips that work well for me and how I go about a busy work week.

1) Focus on what you can control- If you cannot control time, focus on controlling what you can do with the time you have. This is very important in both your business and our personal life.

2) Make the time -Have you heard someone say, “I’m busy” or “I just can’t find the time”? This lack of control greatly impacts our productiveness and personal relationships. Often times people make time for the things that are most important to them. Keep a running list of tasks and check them off as you complete them. Task with a deadline-set reminders.

3) Organize/Prioritize -The few tools that help me keep organized and manage my time post cancer are using my notepad in my iPhone, using sticky notes, creating a to do list, using Google Doc and Sheets in my iPhone. Long car rides save me a ton, feels like I have pen and paper on deck 24/7!!

Lastly, I'm sure there's a follow up question, what about the time that you aren't in control of? For example, when money is funny and there seems to be more bills than income? or when you are striving for your best and there seems to be obstacle after obstacle? How do you continue on knowing your mind and body feel like you aren't going anywhere?

Take it one step at a time, take control of areas you can-finances (bit by bit), health (schedule those follow ups), and eliminate what may be causing you the most pain (whether it be toxic people, a job where you feel invaluable, or a career shift). What will give you the best results that you aren't willing to pursue? Ask yourself what's holding you back and Why? They say if you don't know-ask God to reveal it to you.

If we show God our willingness to make a change, God will show up for us. You can't just want the change you must be willing- meaning your actions must show it.

Guided Scriptures to remind you of Gods power:

Ezekiel 36:26

Mark 2:24-25

Exodus 14:21-22

Matthew 13:9

Hebrews 3:15-10-19

A change is coming your way!! Press on my friends, be encouraged. trouble won't last always!!!

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