Friday, September 17, 2010

The dawning of a new day, and a new program!

Good morning Rebels!  Were you afraid I had forgotten you?  Nah, I could never do that.  Actually, I have been very busy the past few days preparing for the launch of Royal Rebels.  I have to laugh a little bit when I say that because recently I read on one of the blogs I follow the author calling a political party Rebels, and well, I just want to say up front that I am not making a political statement here.

The Royal Rebels are more about getting out and rebelling against your normal everyday routine.  I want to push you past your comfort zone, just a tiny, to get you to accomplish your goal.  Any goal, for that matter.  Whether it be to lose ten pounds or one hundred, or maybe to get your office finally organized; we can do it together, in baby steps, and with positive support from one another.

So what have I been up to?  I have been taking a cold hard look at my weaknesses.  Yes, it was not a fun exercise, and I don't really want to do it all that often, but I do feel it is a necessary part of growth, so get ready people.  I remember when bosses used to ask that in an interview and I always used to think what a stupid question; but really it isn't.  You must know your kryptonite before you can be Superman (or woman).

Which leads me to what I was doing to get myself on the road to my goals.  I hired a bookkeeper.  Yes, you heard me right.  I have n money, and I hired a  bookkeeper.  But there is a method to my madness.  As I said, I took a look at my weaknesses, and that is time (mostly good strong brain time) and money.  So I took that one step further, to find out how I could help myself with those two issues so that I can make my goal of working more with you Rebels easier.

What I found is that I am simply chasing my tail when it comes to money.  Putting out fires, so to speak; and this is no excuse, but often times it is because I would get things organized and then something would happen with my health and I would have to completely re-familiarize myself with the system each and every time I went to go do the bills.  Now, if you have never had brain issues, you may not understand this, but to me, it really is a problem.

So instead of putting out fires I am going to avoid the stress in the first place.  The money that I will spend on her (my fantastic new bookkeeper), I will easily save in overdraft fees, late fees, etc., and I am helping another local small business out in the process.  This is also going to free up so much of my good brain time to work I can't even begin to tell you!  The fact that it is holding me accountable to get and handle the mail each day is just a bonus.
It sort of reminds me of when we used to have to clean the house before the cleaning lady came.  Looking back on it now, I totally understand, of course we had to pick up and tidy the house before the cleaning lady could come in and actually do the scrubbing.  But, as a teen, it really seemed redundant.  You get my point though, sometimes you need someone (especially someone you're spending money on) to hold you accountable, which again, is part of the whole premise of Royal Rebels.

Now, I'm not saying that everyone needs to go out and spend money to get going on their goals.  As a matter of fact, usually I'm the opposite.  It normally just takes the decision to get going to get going.  But for me, this was years in the making, so it was a big deal, so I thought I'd share it.  But this isn't all about me.  I got a ton of comments and e-mails and Facebook comments about my video, but no one was brave enough to send me one of themselves; BUMMER!  

I guess for now, you might be stuck with me, and my new haircut (I'll post a pic later after I shower)...that's one of my other tips.  Don't forget to take care of you when you're pushing the envelope and trying something new.  Becoming a Rebel can be a little intimidating, be nice to yourself.  Get a haircut, I hadn't had one in a year or so, or set aside time for a bath, or something else you really enjoy.  Maybe take $5 from the grocery budget for a bouquet of flowers, but do something nice for yourself today, you deserve it!

Okay, so this is supposed to be an interactive thing folks.  So let's hear it.  What are you doing to accomplish and or start your goals and become a Royal Rebel?  How about a pic or video?

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

ug. okay. My goals are really unromantic. I hope to make it through the school year with my marriage, kids, and business still intact. I would also be pretty happy if only the wii would stop telling me I'm overweight. I also would think it pretty amazing if I stuck to not eating beef out of the house, and only the good stuff at home.

Totally not worth making a video for... My goals are just pathetic...