Sunday, October 11, 2009

What do you see

Welcome guest blogger, Kevin Kuhl, an experienced Operations leader with years of management experience. What do you see? What do you need to live the life style that would make you happy? Would it be more money? History is full of people who have had all the money they could ever need and yet they died alone or unfulfilled. Howard Hughes, one of the richest men in the world, lived the life of a hermit and died a recluse. No, having more money is not the answer. Is it more time? Ask the almost 10% of the American’s laid off right now to see if having time off is the right answer to their lifestyle. Is it time and money? Ask the rich and famous if they are truly happy. The answers may surprise you. The correct answer to the first question is … a dream You need a dream big enough to overcome your objections to doing what you need to achieve it. You need a dream that comes with a plan to obtain it. Regardless of where you are now the blueprint has been drawn to take you to living the lifestyle that you dream of. In a book by Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek, the author shows readers how to improve on the size of their dreams by following the new DEAL (Definition, Elimination, Automation, and Liberation) of the “New Rich”. In his book, Ferriss takes you through the steps of defining a dream, eliminating your objections that hold you back and then takes you step by step on how to set up your business to give you the time to realize your dreams through cost cutting and savings that will allow you to enjoy mini retirements now instead of after 40+ years of work. The tribe of Israel was about to enter into the Promised Land. They sent spies to scout out the people living in their land before they entered in. When they returned, only two understood the benefits of living there. The others, only the objections. The people looked like giants The walls are too thick. We cannot win. So they spent the rest of their lives living in the desert. They spent the next 40 years working through their objections. So I ask you again, what do you see? Send your spies into the land that you would like to enter. See how they live. See what they have, and ask yourself if you are willing to step into that lifestyle. What are your objections? What is your dream? Is your dream bigger than the roadblock that faces you? What do you see? Kevin Kuhl ---- Kevin Kuhl Kuhl's LinkedIN Profile (c)2009, Kevin Kuhl. Permission to publish granted.
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