There’s an old saying that goes like this, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” I don’t know who originally said that. But I DO know it’s pretty much gonna always be true. And I just read a short article someone wrote about this truth. They used another old saying…
“A stitch in time saves nine.” Stephen Covey refers to this concept in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. According to him, we spend our time primarily on four types of activity:
- Urgent and important (crisis, deadlines, putting out fires)
- Non-urgent and important (building relationships, identifying opportunities, prevention, planning)
- Urgent and non-important (interruptions, phone calls, meetings)
- Non-urgent and non-important (TV, email, time wasters)
Covey says that we spend most of our time in sections 1 and 4, but the real area of personal growth is in 2. If you’re spending more time putting out fires than building the right foundations, you’ll never get out ahead of your to-do list.”
So, you find value of the ounce of prevention in the second bullet point.
Because without relationships, it’s difficult to identify and purse opportunities. And without opportunities, it’s difficult to build. So, you gotta prevent yourself from living “without.”
Mostly because life is much better WITH relationships, resources, and opportunities than it is without them. And hopefully I don’t need to show you examples. Right?
One opportunity I offer in my relationships with clients, customers, and readers is the chance to get in on much more affordable coaching than my one-on-one clients pay to get. It’s what I call RondaReady UNversity. A monthly how-to lesson to help you start and RUN a business.
The lesson for May 2023 is focused on your time. I’m going over three sections.
- Time classifications
- Time blocking, and
- Daily Intentions
But here’s the bad news that an ounce of prevention could have helped you avoid. If you haven’t already enrolled for this month’s lesson, it’s too late. The deadline to enroll in UNversity is always by the last day of the previous month when the clock strikes midnight. And, that was last night.
Good news is, you can still enroll anytime THIS month and be in time for June’s lesson. And your handy dandy link is below. $15 a month (at least for a while longer). Get yourself a pound of cure.
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