When we were children, the “coolest” amongst us hated hearing our mom’s voice over our bedsides, “Wake up, you are going to be late for school,” and the “dorkiest” amongst us were already dressed and excited about the school day.
Which child which were you?
Whether you were on the “too cool for school” side of the equation, or on a fast track to scientifically solving the origins of the universe, if you kept to the schedule that your elementary school, high school and university held you to, chances are, the majority of you reaped the benefits of Woody Allen’s rule, “Eighty percent of success is just showing up.”
Most of you know . . .
How important it is for a school, business and society as a whole to operate on a schedule, yet most of you rarely create schedules for your personal campaigns towards success. And that’s the reason why eighty percent of you are moderately successful in your work environment, but fail miserably in a self-employed setting.
Here is the story of an employee named Jane.
Jane is a moderately successful realtor, but like everyone else these days, her secret passion is to be a blogger.
Jane knows what time she has to be at work, and what time she has to be at her open houses. Jane even knows what time to meet her clients because she has put them on her schedule.
But after traveling from work to open house to open house, and spending time convincing clients that these houses are perfect for them, Jane is absolutely exhausted.
Ironically, even though Jane wants to be a blogger sipping Piña Coladas on a beach chair while writing blogs about realty, she has yet to allocate any time for blogging on her busy schedule.
Fast-forward five years.
Jane is still a moderately successful realtor that just dreams about being a blogger.
Do I have to tell you . . .
Not to be Jane? That you have to put your dreams on your busy schedule to make them happen?
See you in five years.
Brandon Yawa, over and out.