Treat personal life like business

There is a few reasons I came up with this title…

First, it helps to organize things strategically. I put “treat life like a business” because when people organize and take time to meet and make plans for the upcoming week, month or year, we don’t usually think of personal life. Take time to meet. Schedule meetings with family and even with yourself. And keep them.

I know, that just sounds like too much time to put into personal life. It sounds like work, really. But, it makes life easier. It really does.

Next, people’s goals seem to be centered solely around their careers. I don’t think I’ve ever asked someone about their goals and something about their family came up first. To be honest, it’s an after thought every time. It’s time that family time becomes a primary goal.

Know where you’re at. Too many times people get too far into family problems that have never been dealt with and then realize it. Like a business, we should be looking at what is coming up and plan accordingly. It allows for there to be less hiccups along the way.

All of this really amounts to people handling situations two different ways. They are being one person at home and a totally different person at work. I don’t know about you, but that just sounds confusing, really.

So, what family tips do you have for the rest of us that has helped you deal with all the life stuff?

Steve Jobs

As you probably already know, Steve Jobs passed away earlier today. If you haven’t heard the news yet, then I don’t know what to tell you, because the news has been everywhere since it happened. This event has more of an impact than anyone quite knows yet. It seems that this deserves something big…maybe October 5th should be known as “Steve Jobs Day”.

Steve Jobs was probably the biggest innovator of my time and his legacy will definitely live on. Even if you aren’t an Apple fan, you can’t deny his impact on technology and the world. One reason that I can say this is because you are probably reading this post from an Apple product.

If I had to point out one main thing that Apple has done for me, I would have to say that their product has made life easier. And I usually take that for granted.

So, I want to hear from you…

What has Steve Jobs and Apple done for you?