Giving Fund

Set aside a ‘giving fund’ – a fixed amount each month for random acts of kindness to positively impact others.  It could be $10, $50, $100 – whatever you deem appropriate.  Buy a coffee for a friend, send a small gift, buy a stranger’s lunch – go ahead be creative.  You’ll be amazed at the results.

There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”

Wicked Good Slippers

I am only one week in to wearing these but they may be the most comfortable thing to ever touch my feet.  These are the ultimate slippers – giving you ultimate comfort with no sweaty feet, warm but not hot, and they’re backed by the bulletproof LL Bean lifetime guarantee!  If you’re in the market for a pair of slippers, look no further. link

Dominate Your Email

Your goal should be to empty your inbox nightly (zero inbox).  There are a number of methods out there to get this done and I have been giving many a trial. The one I’ve found to work the best is to have just three simple folders (immediately delete any emails that do not fit these categories).

  1. Archive (for later reference)
  2. To-do (if it takes longer than 2 minutes and you cannot delegate)
  3. Wait (waiting on someone else (a response etc.)

No more giving away your precious time by putting your email in those 50 different folders, then spending 15 minutes looking for an email.  Also, and probably most importantly, don’t check your email every five minutes.

Quote: “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they actually do.”