Weekend Coffee Share Simple Edition

Weekend Coffee Share Simple Edition

Weekend Coffee Share Simple Edition

If we were having coffee or another beverage of your choice, I would ask, what do you do to keep things simple? What do I mean? How do you keep your life from getting complicated? That’s the subject of this Weekend Coffee Share Simple Edition.

Keeping life simple, keeping work simple, keeping relationships simple. Can it be done I ask?

I sure hope so.Weekend Coffee Share Simple Edition

There are so many things we all have to juggle. Sit down and have another cuppa and tell me how you keep things simple. Me? Well I guess I try to take situations at face value and not read too much into them. I read email once or twice a day and either delete it or file. I only file it if I need to keep it? What about you? Any secrets to managing the deluge of digital detritus that vies for our attention every day? Come on, you can tell me. I really do want to know.

What about the physical papers that come in the mail or at the office? One of mentor’s at Texas Instruments years ago introduced me to his piling system. Not filing, piling. He uses three piles. The closest to the center of his desk is things that just came in. As the week goes on, he works his way through the pile. At the end of the week, anything in that pile moves to the pile at the edge of the desk. If there was anything in the pile at the edge, it moves to the trash. So basically, if he never gets to it in two weeks, it’s gone. His thought is that if it’s important to them, they will get back to you.

These are just a couple of things to help keep it simple. I am serious about wanting to know any tips or tricks you use to keep it simple. Please leave a comment below and of course, share with your friends. And don’t forget to visit our hostess Diana. More thoughts on simplicity are here.

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Make sure to stop by and visit DIana at Parttime Monster and link in your own weekend coffee share. Have a great week ahead, keep drinking coffee and keep it simple.

The simple life

The Simple Life

The simple life, thoughts from Grandma

Ah, the simple life. The words conjure thoughts of a decent and easy life, a life we imagine that our grandparents lived. Simple is not always easy. When you have to plant, tend and harvest your own food, feed and milk the cows, take care of the other livestock, life can get very busy.

The Simple LifeOften we choose to complicate life. As I said before, the simple path is not always the easy one. Simple does not mean old-fashioned or without technology. For me, it’s a mindset.

Take a moment and look at the things you do everyday that maybe doing a different way or not at all might simplify your daily “grind.” What are those things?

Some things money can’t buy

Important things which can affect your character and subsequently society as a whole are not for sale. Watch this video for a few of these. What are some of your favorite things that can not be bought? A couple of mine are love and memories.

How do you get it if you can’t buy it?

You can’t buy the simple life, so then how do you get it? For me, a lot of it is mindset. It’s a choice that I make everyday to be happy with what I have and where I am. That does NOT mean that I settle for what I have and where I am. I am always working hard at improving my finances, my relationships, my skills, etc. But I do choose to be happy with where I am.

Don’t suffer the settle for mentality

If you merely accept where you are and what you are doing, then you have succumbed to the “settle for mentality.” You can be happy and still strive to improve yourself. Learn something new, make a new friend, touch base with an old friend, save some money, make some money, share an idea, etc.

Good is the enemy of great - James C. Collins Click To Tweet

I’d love to hear your thoughts on living a simple life and what that means to you. Share with your friends. The more people joining the conversation, the better.

weekend coffee share safari edition

Weekend Coffee Share Safari Edition

Weekend Coffee Share Safari Edition

Since we are having coffee, I would inform you of a tale I have to tell. As you may or may not have noticed, I was absent from the Weekend Coffee Share last week. My lovely wife kidnaped me and banished all electronics in celebration of my natal anniversary. The Weekend Coffee Share Safari Edition is about this great weekend. I hope your last week has been stupendous.

My lovely wife arranged for a photo safari at Fossil Rim Wildlife preserve. We stayed at the Lodge inside the preserve. It reminds me a bit of the movie Hatari. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. It’s one of the lessor known John Wayne movies. The weekend felt like what I imagine living in Africa would be like.

Our guide was born in Kenya and his knowledge of the animals and the park are amazing. The professional photographer that accompanied our group of eight intrepid travelers displayed an equal degree of expertise. Everyone benefited from his many tips and suggestions about how to take better wildlife photographs.

Sorry for rambling on so, but it was a truly phenomenal weekend. Here are a few sample shots from the weekend. I will be putting up a photo album with more of my favorites after I get them all loaded.

I enjoy our coffee time together. I wish you well in the weeks ahead and may your endeavors yield the fruit that you desire.

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Important thing regarding life

Important Thing Regarding Life

Important Thing Regarding Life

What do you think is the most important thing regarding life in general? Okay, maybe that question is a bit broad. Let’s narrow the focus to an individual life. I think the traits of persistance and perseverance are key. It’s the old adage of get knocked down 6 times, get up 7.

Don’t beat your head

important thing regarding lifeNot to say keep beating your head against the wall, but to keep trying. If what you’re doing is not working, then try something different. Perhaps a new angle or approach.

Maybe you are not asking the right question to the right people. Try asking different people. Try asking the same people a different question. Be imaginative. If you feel like you have no creativity or imagination, then find a 6-year-old and ask them for ideas. You might be amazed.

You’ve heard it before

Variations on a theme, don’t give up, don’t give in, keep on keepin’ on, etc. Whatever it is that encourages you, you have to find it and embrace it. I can’t do it for you. Neither can anyone else. Yeah baby, it’s all you.

If you are going through hell, keep going. - Winston Churchill #quote Click To Tweet

Take responsibility

It is your life. The statement is simple and straightforward. It’s yours, take care of it. It’s not my job to take care of you. Maybe a few of my ramblings will help you, and I hope they do, but it’s still your task to care for and grow yourself. Even the slightest improvement if applied daily, will yield amazing results.

Get some help

Self ImprovementWhile your life is your responsibility, you don’t have to go it alone. You can get help and encourage from friends, mentors, books. coaches, bosses and teachers. First you have to be open to the idea and then you have to be willing to accept honest feedback. Accepting a true statement about an area of your life that needs improvement requires that you trust the person giving you the feedback. Once you have listened, you must take action!

What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below and share with your social media friends!