TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #599 – Someone Ate My Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups

Quote: “Time is non-refundable, use it with intention.”

Wednesday: Midweek Motivation

 

Hummmmmm someone ate my Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups.

OK, first off… I don’t like Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups and Second, I’m annoyed they were eaten.  Well, I really don’t know if they were actually eaten, but I did not get them.

So how is it I didn’t get something I don’t like?  Amazon!

I actually ordered a pack of Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups off Amazon… why?  Because they’re a gift for my cousin.  He LOVES them… I’m putting them in the package with other silly things that he loves.  It’s a goofy package, but, in this new marketing era… I could pull up Amazon, spend 15 minutes, and have all the silly trinkets that he would love arrive at my door.  Presto, instant present.

BUT

Today, and this is a first for me, I had four packages arrive… One was an oversized padded yellow mailer, with the end open and empty inside.  OH and ask me if I actually opened the end super wide, shook it thinking some magical Reece’s Peanut Butter Package was going to appear. (but really, I did glare inside and shake it… why? I have NO clue)

Next step, text my other cousin that used to work for Amazon…  who said, that sometimes empty mailers “happen”, just log in and file for a refund.  It really was that simple.  I was able to return the package that I never received.  Mentally processing returning something I never received is harder than actually returning something I never received.

Tick tock, tick tock, you realize that at the end of reading this blog post you’ll be at a point in your life where you’ll never get that time back again?  My tid bit is Amazon returns are easy.  My REAL take away is… choose wisely how you spend your time.   It’s easy to get distracted and unlike empty packages, time is not refundable.  🙂

 

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Episode #89 – Chunk Your Time and Add Hobbies for Money, Exercise and Creativity

How do you find time for hobbies?  Schedule it into your day!

I was thinking of how important today’s inspiration is: “Find three hobbies: One to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to keep you creative.”  Then it occurred to me, Ben Franklin also believed this, maybe not as hobbies, but he did say, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”  That’s pretty much the same as money, in shape, and creative.

The first thing you think of is, “I have no time”.  And although it seems that way because you’re busy with running your business, you have just as much time as everyone else.  That’s the cruel part of time… everyone has the same amount.  You have to figure out how to adjust your time for the big three hobbies.

Some may argue that your hobby is making money because you have a business.  And that’s fine too as long as you don’t operate your business as a hobby.   Then there is the ultimate business adventure where all three hobbies are bundle together!  Think about a dance studio.  You make money, you are very creative, and you get exercise.

However, I think the purpose of today’s inspiration, or even Ben’s advice from years ago… is that you need to get your brain and body outside of your business.  You need a break.  If this seems impossible, start with 10 minute chunks.  If you don’t have 10 minutes today, make sure to schedule this in tomorrow.  Actually take your calendar and schedule the time block in to your day. This can be something you can do “close to home” so to speak.  You can go for a walk, listen to an audiobook, sell something on etsy or ebay.  Use the marketing skills you have in a different way!  But take time for hobbies.

What is the most creative way to can integrate one of the big three; money, exercise, or creativity into your daily routine?

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Action Step
1- Which of the three hobbies are you missing?
2- Find 10 minutes today to get some hobby time into your daily routine!
3- Share the way you “time chunked” hobby time into your schedule, use the form on our app… it’s free! (SmallBusinessClubApp.com)

 

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Listen to Episode #89 of the Two Minute Commute audio blog Podcast