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Your Invisible Barrier to High Productivity
March 30, 2010
Hi there to all our loyal and our new members. 109 new members have joined in the last month. It's fantastic to have you on board. This edition of your Time Creation Newsletter you will find out about An Invisible Barrier that blocks High Productivity. Enjoy and have a laugh too :-)
In this Edition:
An Invisible Barrier that blocks High Productivity.
Sean swore as he rushed out the door, he was running late, again. Sean had promised his wife he would be on time to pick his son Dillon. Sean was annoyed at himself. He was also confused.
It was really important to Sean to be on time to pick up Dillon.
Yet he was either late or often he called Sally saying he couldn't pick up Dillon. Sean asked himself why? But he couldn't find the answer.
Sean keeps hitting an invisible barrier.
Sean's invisible barrier turned out to be a conflict in his values. When Sean did the values clarification activity his invisible barrier suddenly became visible.
The number one value for Sean was financial security. To provide a secure, safe environment for his family. To achieve this he believed he needed to indispensable and successful at work. So he worked long hours, was very conscientious and did a lot of the work himself to build his knowledge.
This created the invisible barrier.
Family was also very high on Sean's values list. But the conflict between financial security and time with family created an invisible barrier. Sean wanted to spend more time with his family. Subconsciously, though, he could not do it because he felt it would threaten his financial security - so the invisible barrier went up.
To see the invisible barrier you need to look through a different set of eyes.
The values clarification activity helped Sean see things through a different set of eyes. He saw the conflict between his values. Now that he can see it he can do something about it.
Dillon had a huge smile on his face as he waved to his Dad. Sean watched the end of his son's basketball training with a feeling happier than he thought was possible for such a simple behavior.
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Links you should visit
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A woman was leaving a convenience store with her morning coffee when she noticed a most unusual funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery. A long black hearse was followed by a second long black hearse about 50 feet behind the first one.
Behind the second hearse was a solitary woman walking a pit bull on a leash. Behind her, a short distance back, were about 200 women walking single file.
The woman couldn't stand her curiosity.
She respectfully approached the woman walking the dog and said, "I am so sorry for your loss, and I know now is a bad time to disturb you, but I've never seen a funeral like this. Whose funeral is it?" "My husband's." "What happened to him?"
The woman replied, "My dog attacked and killed him." She inquired further, "Well, who is in the second hearse?" The woman answered, "My mother-in-law. She was trying to help my husband when the dog turned on her."
A poignant and thoughtful moment of silence passed between the two women. "Can I borrow the dog?" "Get in line."
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