When it comes to managing energy one of the first things we have to do is look at what is draining our energy. Simply put you can look at yourself as a container or a barrel filled with energy. If there is a hole in the barrel then what you want to do is plug the hole.
Both people and things give and consume energy. When it comes to things, the more stuff we have the more energy they consume from us. Without getting into the metaphysics of it all that is a simple guideline one can keep in mind when it comes to energy and things.
So, how do we know what to keep and what to get rid off. For me, one of the guidelines I implement is the “Container Rule”. I create a container for my stuff and when the container gets full one of two things need to happen. I make more space by getting rid of some of the stuff in the container to make space for new stuff or I don’t get new stuff. People tend to have a lot of clothes for example. A lot of which they hardly ever wear. Apply the container rule. Limit the amount of space for storing your clothes. For example, limit it to 3 or 4 drawers. When those drawers are full you can either get rid of some stuff (give away or recycle them) to make room for new clothes or simply don’t buy any new clothes.
Can you pursue a life of acquiring wealth and also pursue your spiritual path? This is a question I get asked a lot. In this clip from my interview on the Scaling Impact podcast, I give my answer to this question by sharing about Hinduism’s four goals for a householder’s life and more...Read More
Well, we’ve almost completed another year around the sun. For me, I’ve made much progress in some areas and in others I have a lot of work to do. It has been a full year for me and I can’t say I’ve wasted a minute of it. I always take the months of November and…Read More
I had a long conversation with Katinka Magnussen from Germany about life’s purpose, workspaces, and priorities. One of the questions that we talked about was how you get to know yourself better. The very simple answer is you have to spend time with yourself. What I mean by that is actually ...Read More
These are the first four paragraphs of Lesson 1.3 in my book, The Power of Unwavering Focus. Without an inextinguishable desire, nothing is achieved. Napoleon Hill, the twentieth-century mystic, said in his book Think and Grow Rich, “Behind this demand for new and better things, there is one qu...Read More