Thanksgiving Musings, Being Thankful for Time |

Information About The Book!

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. In nibh sapien, aliquet tincidunt fringilla at, feugiat quis enim. Cras consequat, ipsum et posuere venenatis, nulla massa mattis eros, sed varius turpis quam sit amet purus. Vestibulum vehicula consectetur congue. Sed facilisis nisi in lectus convallis, porttitor hendrerit est consequat. Vivamus hendrerit, ante sed ornare molestie, tortor lorem suscipit tortor, id sodales mauris metus quis purus. Nulla egestas tellus eu enim consectetur, sit amet sagittis nisl eleifend. Mauris laoreet venenatis sem, lacinia mollis augue mollis ac. Nulla a neque a justo dignissim feugiat. Mauris rhoncus eros sit amet augue dictum fringilla. Nunc dictum lobortis convallis.

Sub-Heading

Aenean vulputate urna est, ac sollicitudin enim vulputate et. Vestibulum tempus lacinia consequat. Donec posuere enim mi, vel lobortis erat pulvinar nec. Duis felis purus, adipiscing sed dolor at, volutpat sagittis magna. Sed imperdiet scelerisque mauris, vulputate dictum augue egestas sit amet. Nullam sit amet eros non purus fermentum dapibus ac a mi. Curabitur id viverra nibh. Donec scelerisque vulputate nunc, non interdum orci. Morbi ut quam eleifend, placerat ipsum eget, iaculis arcu. Curabitur blandit consequat nulla. Praesent non pellentesque neque. Duis tortor purus, dignissim sit amet sagittis egestas, feugiat nec elit. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Nullam pellentesque lectus nec arcu ullamcorper, a vulputate augue semper. Duis auctor velit in nisl scelerisque consectetur. Sed ornare quam diam, at placerat risus tristique at.

Sub-Sub-Heading

Vivamus vel facilisis ante, vel porttitor metus. Sed eu congue nibh. Fusce non diam ut enim pretium pellentesque. Vivamus quis euismod quam, non aliquet risus. Etiam ornare lorem sit amet gravida eleifend. Cras quis nibh pretium, pretium turpis consectetur, lobortis leo. Phasellus sed vestibulum metus, id vestibulum odio. Donec quis nisl ante. Fusce tristique sagittis erat ut bibendum.

Print Friendly
First Name * Email *

Endorsed by the Chairman of KPMG, CEO of Whirlpool, CEO of Intuit, CEO of SAP, Gary Hamel & others!

Thanksgiving Musings, Being Thankful for Time


Posted by on November 26, 2011

I know I’m almost two days late but better late then never!

I’m in LA with family and friends which is the usual Thanksgiving tradition for me, on Sunday I head to London where I’m speaking at a conference and then I’m back home in the Bay Area on the 4th of December.  It’s been an exciting year for me with the McGraw Hill book I’m working on, the traveling, and fun projects I have been able to work on.  I’m thankful for all of that and for everyone who has been supportive of me (whether they directly show it or not).  I’m thankful that I have such a great business partner (Connie) who is far smarter than she gives herself credit for and for my loving girlfriend who I have so much fun with as we both conspire and think of new ways to build our little empires.

I also had the opportunity to visit my grandparents in Australia this year who I love very much although I don’t get to see them as much as I’d like to.

Although I’m grateful for so many things and so many people; this year I’m most grateful and appreciative of time.

I’ve always considered myself lucky to be able to work for myself since this has given me the ability to fit work into my life instead of having to fit life into my work.  I do work hard but I get to work when and how I want and I’m fortunate enough to be able to do something that I love to do, so work doesn’t really feel like work.  This year, more so than any other year, I’ve begun to appreciate and respect time and how fragile it is.  To me this means spending more time and energy focusing on the things and the people that matter.  Of course I still work hard but I no longer give up weekends to work and I no longer work until the wee hours of the night every day like I used to.

I’ve begun to really appreciate time and how valuable it is and I try not to get upset at things that I used to such as canceled meetings, traffic delays, canceled flights, emails that don’t get responses, rude people, or clients that don’t always close when they say then will.  I know that at the end of the day there is no point getting upset about these types of things when there are plenty of other things in the world that we should be worried and upset about such as the health of family and friends and the treatment of people around the world, both which are far more important.  We can’t always control the situations we are put in or the things that happen but we can oftentimes control how we act and behave and I’ve become more conscientious of this.

I’m hoping that as my life continues I will become even more respective and appreciative of the time I have and how I spend it.  It’s a precious gift and I’m thankful for every second I get, or at least I try to be.

Print Friendly
First Name * Email *
  • Peter North456

    Wasn’t able to enjoy my thanks giving day.
    Poker Party

  • Peter North

    I wasn’t with my family. :(
    free casino comps

  • Khawar

    Best wishes for you life may it continue like this.
    bwin poker

  • Sendra Blog

    It is never late. Your post is right on time.
    casino mobile

  • Sendra Blog

    It is worth waiting for your post. Thanks for sharing your experience.
    mobile poker

  • Khawar Seo

    Thanks for this post dear. Bookmarking your website now.
    mobile bingo

  • Asadali054

    It is always great to visit grand parents on these special days.
    mobile slots

  • Asadali054

    Keep doing this as i do this as well. They deserve your love.
    roulette games

  • http://twitter.com/BlakeLandau BlakeLandau

    Great blog Jakey. Couldn’t agree more about “time.” But then again, of course I agree. Good luck tomorrow morning at your keynote. Wish I could be there to cheer you on. XX

  • http://researchpapermonster.com research papers

    Thanks
    a lot for sharing. You have done a brilliant job. 

  • http://customresearchpaper.net/ research papers

    I really loved reading your
    blog. It was very well authored and easy to understand. I also found your posts
    very interesting. 


First Name * Email *