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As I do with many other things in my life, I tend to think outside the box. Although I will offer challenges in my blog, because of a mentor that I had (Bert) who teaches doing everything in life in a positive direction, I decided to call the challenges by a different term: OPPORTUNITIES. Bert has proved to me repeatedly that people will be more successful when they use positive approaches. Therefore, by offering OPPORTUNITIES, my goal is to give everyone a leg up so they stand a better change to complete the phases in the OPPORTUNITIES.
I explained what I was doing to a friend and asked her advice about what to label these OPPORTUNITIES. After I explained that my goal with these opportunities is to help people who complete even a portion of them, she came up with the acronym: O4U (opportunities for you).
Let’s face it – getting organized, saving money, building family quality time, and learning to live frugally all involve work. And yet, each of those tasks is well worth the time and effort. So, I thought it would be fun to combine a variety of O4Us with holidays, celebrations, and National Check-Off campaigns (which are the basis for many national and international celebrations), and turn them into OPPORTUNITIES with a sprinkle of amusement. That’s my idea of a win / win situation!
Most people have more on their plate than they can handle. Therefore, rather than offering O4Us on set schedules, I prefer to include PHASES in each O4U. I would suggest that you complete one phase before going to the next phase. Every phase will bring a sense of accomplishment when you complete the phase. No stress. No pressure to try and complete by a certain date. They’re OPPORTUNITIES that will help you and your family. The goal is to move forward rather than beat the clock.
Some O4Us will be timed so that you can take advantage of sales that tend to surround certain awareness days or upcoming holidays. As I do in many of my webpages, I will provide links to a variety of resource websites because of their expertise in an area.
The bottom line is hopefully you find a variety of techniques and tips and tricks that will help you and your family.
Oh Yea – another thing that Bert taught me is that it makes no sense to wish someone “good luck” because they have no control over their luck. Rather, Bert said that because people do have control over their success, you should wish them “much success”.
MUCH SUCCESS in tackling O4Us and making them work for you.
By the way, you can get the book that Bert wrote titled: “Taking Charge of Your Positive Direction“. His name is J. Bert Freeman and his book is available on Amazon.com.