Imagine getting on a plane from LAX and flying nearly six hours to Boston to have lunch with your family for 3 hours at the airport, then hopping back on a plane flying nearly six hours back to LAX… all in one day.
That’s basically what I did this past Saturday, except I didn’t fly. I drove.
My father and step-mother had a wedding to attend in Santa Cruz this weekend and had invited us up to spend the weekend with them. Unfortunately, Mini-me had some ‘major’ commitments, and only I was available.
So, with a CD player filled with new Dan Kennedy CD’s (Seven Secrets to Mind-Control Copy and The Five Essential Copy Elements), I left bright and early on Saturday morning at 6am and drove “all the way” up to Santa Cruz, making it there just after Noon. Of course, I had to stop for a pee break. But, really… how long could that take?
Then, three hours later… because my parents had to get ready for the wedding at 4pm, I was back in my car headed back to Pasadena, re-listening to the same Dan Kennedy CD’s I listened to on the way up (which were VERY good, by the way).
I don’t know when the last time you drove up the middle of California in the Central Valley, but it’s a tad boring of a drive (to say the least). Farmland, as far as your eyes can see. Smelly cattle, as far as you can smell. Dust and bugs everywhere. Good times.
Other than visiting Boston this past August, I don’t get to see my family much. So, was it worth it? Absolutely… if only but for three short hours together.
Anyway… during my drive, I had lots of time to think about my business and the direction I’m heading towards in the future. Time alone, sometimes, without distraction is a very good thing. I don’t recall having that solitude anytime recently.
When was the last time YOU had some time to think about your business? Your goals? Your future? Your plan to get there?
Many get so caught up in the day-to-day hustle and bustle of ‘doing’ their business that they forget what they’re really working for in the first place. It’s important for reflection, solitude, and planning of what you truly want in your life.
My drive up to Santa Cruz on a lovely Saturday – the equivalent of flying from LAX to Boston, having lunch, and hopping back on the plane back to LAX – was totally worth it because I got to do just that: Reflect deeply and passionately to make sure I’m headed in the direction of my greatest dreams and ambitions.
Make sure you have quiet time for yourself to reflect on what’s important, what you want, and how you plan on getting there. It’s critical for your continued success.
That’s it for today. Have a FANtastic day.
Dedicated to helping you multiply your income in 2014 (and beyond!),
‘No BS’ Craig