No and Yes, the other 108 hours
Yesterday, I wrote about saying No to one job and Yes to another.
Today, more about how this change affects other areas of my life.
I estimate that of the 168 hours we are given every 7 days, 60 hours will be work related.
Maybe more, at least that’s the way I usually roll.
Here’s a few of the No’s and Yes’s that involve those other 108 hours:
- Yes, set my alarm for 6am. This may change to even earlier.
- Yes, pack a lunch of healthy food.
- Yes, plan on driving 45 minutes to work and back daily. Longer if the weather is bad.
- No to meetings during the day that are not business related, with a few exceptions. This is because my office is in a neighboring small town that does not make it convenient to do a lunch or breakfast unless it’s in the town I’m now working.
- No to some of the things I’ve been doing related to those daytime meetings I referred to in #4. Some of the specifics include my attending marketing meetings for the Boy Scouts; serving as the V-P of Communications for our local Advertising Federation, of which I’ve been on the board of directors for 6 years; and no to daytime meetings for the upcoming TEDxFortWayne conference.
- Yes to my involvement with each of those organizations I just mentioned but it will be done after business hours.
- Yes to losing weight with a personal trainer and fitness center we have at work.
- Yes to enriching my life during my longer drive by listening to the Bible on CD, podcasts I’ve been collecting, and even some peaceful quiet time.
This is a good list, a good trade off resulting in one happy ScLoHo.