Managing Your Schedule

timingreenville Managing You Schedule

September has arrived. Whether it’s returning to school or enjoying the last of your summer vacations, fall is a time of changes to your schedule.

Unfortunately, that means having more on your plate than you can handle.

Sometimes, instead of feeling like you’re managing your schedule, it feels like it’s managing you.  [/ctt]

Earlier, I had a post on Edie Melson’s, The Write Conversation, with some tips to keep your schedule from getting out of control.

You can read the post here.

You can also get the book I mention, Impactivity by Tracy Higley here.

I would love to hear your tips on not letting life run over you, but still be all God’s called us to be. Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for reading and have a blessed rest of the year.

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Success is a Labor of Love

We always want more and bigger

Success means different things to different people. A nice house at the lake or beach. A sporty car. Recognition from others. A loving family.

So it catches your attention when you hear a teenager say she wants to be a housekeeper when she grows up.

This young girl’s dream has sparked a beautiful story that will soon be going up in Clemson, SC.

The young girl is thirteen and she has Down syndrome. Anna Mitchell wrote a sweet article, about her (see link here) for the Anderson Independent Mail. Because of Jamison Hayduk’s dream, her father is planning to build a five-story hotel in downtown Clemson.

Rick Hayduk has worked in and managed luxury hotels for decades. He is part of a group of private investors, Good Shepherd Hospitality, who plan to build a hotel where more than half of the staff will be adults with special needs.

The impact this would have on the adults, their family, the hotel’s guests, as well as the community is mind-boggling. When you consider that more than 90% of special needs adults are unemployed, you can see how their success could be a wake-up call to other communities.

One of the reasons they chose Clemson was its ClemsonLIFE program. ClemsonLife is a four-year independent-living program for young adults with special needs. They will partner with the project and the hotel will hire their students who are looking to work in the hospitality field.

Rick says this is a “labor of love.” Whenever someone achieves their dream, that’s a success. And something we should get our communities behind.

Doing What It Takes To Reach Your Goal

I’m a big believer in setting goals, short and long term. Not only do they give us something to focus on, but when we achieve it, we can – and should— take a few moments to appreciate what it took to get us there.


Life’s Roadblock

However, life doesn’t go the way you had planned. It puts up a roadblock in front of you, keeping you from reaching a goal. Continue reading “Doing What It Takes To Reach Your Goal”