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So You Think You’re Busy

Posted By: Randy GageNovember 27, 2009

I'm busy!   Been in 12 counties in the last few weeks, and have a five country EU tour starting Monday.  Working on a new book proposal.  Outlining a new training program.  Just finished the playoffs and getting ready for a big tournament that starts tonight and all the holiday busyness.

I have a lot of stuff going on in my life.  And lots more always coming down the road.  And that’s why I get so much done, have such an interesting life, and reap so many blessings.

Yes I do get overwhelmed sometimes.  And take on too much sometimes.  But it’s not really too much.  Because it keeps me alive, charged up, and the creative juices flowing.

Most people think they have too much to do.  I think they have too little.

So what do you think about you? Are you just coasting through life?  Or are you challenging yourself to greater things?

-RG

29 comments on “So You Think You’re Busy”

  1. Randy, thank you for spending ten minutes chatting with a twelve year old last Saturday in Bogota. He will never forget the moment. I only have to mention your name and his smile breaks the room into beaming joy. He may be your biggest fan. Guess what picture is his wallpaper.

    747's, any jet for that matter, take intense focus and power to get to cruising altitude. Once there they get a lot done with much less effort. The cry of 'I have too much to do.' is the lament of those watching jets take off the runway from the stands of life. I have enjoyed coasting in life but I have found it takes the long climb up that first quarter mile of roller coaster. Put the work in the beginning and the ride is awesome.

    I am up for a concerted 10 year sprint to a level I didn't know I was capable of reaching. There will be time for at least one more sprint after that too.

  2. Often, I'm a coaster...it gives one a "great excuse" to not be all one can be, ya know!

    Good news is, I do tend to get more done than the average coaster!...whatever the heck that means.

  3. been off the charts for a while, health issues
    putting your teachings into action, here in London.
    Love the metaphor of the airplane which needs a lot of energy to reach cruising altitude. thanks

  4. Hello Randy, I appreciate to be a member of ATEAM and AGEL Entersprises and get some of your coaching, enthusiasm, and your values. But is it not true, that when you yourself are happy and feel that you have something to give to other people - it gives you back the joy and energy which help keep you going?!. I myself have worked ideally and know that it gave back joy. But if we have financial problems, and do not know how long we will survive, may have to sell a car or home in order to survive, it will be locked and can not stand so much - it is diffucult to feel any energy.

  5. If you want to have something done fast and properly, enroll someone who doesnt seem to have the time.

    I think people in general struggle for "freetime" when you are doing "nothing".

    How can one do nothing.

    Besides my NWM work I have three different workplaces and also studying to be a motivational speaker .

    I think I need to have multiple engagement for being productive.

    When I look back I often wondered how I had the time spending hanging out on afterwork bars everyday. The outcome of that was indeed nothing. Wasted years that almost killed me.

    The different today is huge in life and relationship quality. Although I am prepared to do a lot like you , Randy ,when my NWM org growes huge.

    Thank you for the subject and your sharing and see you on saturday in Sthlm!

  6. I have so many ideas and plans that I have to write them down quickly and make sure I don't get lost in it all I feel so creative sometimes. But you're right - it keeps life challenging and fun.
    Hope you're having a great holiday period.

  7. As I build my team, I'm looking for people who are already successful, people who are already busy. They know how to get things done.

    Having a number of multi-millionaires on our team has really brought this to light. Not only do they know how to get things done, they also realize a great opportunity, AND they associate with others that do the same so they are our fastest builders.

    Others think they're busy but it's amazing that once you really become focused on something, your priorities really fall into place and much of that "busy-ness" naturally falls away to make room for what's really important. We often think the other "stuff" is important until life really becomes focused and we no longer have time for the "fluff."

    Thanks again for your insight.

    Laura Jo

  8. Right now I am not busy and I am looking for and creating things to do. Looking for and creating some things that are challenging, priorities in my life & I enjoy instead of just being busy to be busy.

    Most people I know say they are too busy. For example, some people I know say they are too busy to workout. I was always busy but still found time to workout so it may be just what you give priority to.

  9. A lot of people always complain about having too much to do. And then I see people wasting their time regularly doing things like filling out quizzes on Facebook! Personally, I feel like I could take on more most of the time. In fact sometimes in the past I felt really bored. Like you Randy, I love taking on heaps of things, perhaps even a little bit more than I can handle, but I'm always glad I did. I love being busy, especially with the significant stuff I really want to do. It definitely makes life interesting and exciting.

  10. I'm not happy unless I'm involved in multiple projects, going a million miles an hour with my hair on fire. I take time in the evening to be with my family and 1 day off (Sabbath) to re-charge.
    I'm writing a book, making an album (CD) working my MLM biz, knit/crotchet items for sale and teach wellness classes. Then I sing for church's. I wouldn't trade any of it. It's better to burn out than to rust out 🙂

  11. Thanks Randy for reminding us that most all of us are really not as busy as we might think we are. Most of the time, it is because we are not disciplined with how we spend our time. Keeping a journal for a week of what you really do helps you find what the time wasters are and how you can manage your time better.

  12. Randy,
    Another time I should admit -- absolutely! People often think that they are so busy, but they are not busy at all. They just couldn't to set up correctly their priorities! It should come with personal growth.

    What about myself 🙂 I am definitely challenging myself to greater things, results speaks for itself! 🙂 I see, that my personal growth just goes beyond the limit, so I'm longing to have this material things what I'm dreaming about comes to me 🙂 But this is just a joke, because, I will have a lot of patience to wait 2 years, while my team and I will prepare a project to the end, and it could be realized! So we will give the world our creation and then we'll have results we wish coming to us.

    Thank you! And have a great days!

    Klym Nikiforov, Ukraine.

  13. I wake up at 4 AM. 1000 tweets, 75 blogs visited, 5 blog posts, my cash gifting mentoring duties, and an hour of exercise later, I hit the sack around 9 or 10.

    Repeat cycle next day, whether weekend, or holiday.

    I don't view it as being busy though, I view it as fun. I enjoy what I do so it feels effortless.

  14. Thanks for another great post Randy.
    When I get discouraged or down about my busyness then I need to step back and take a look at what I am being busy with. It is usually during those times that I am off course from my passions and directions to get me to my goals and dreams.
    Make it a great day!
    God Bless!
    -ed

  15. Sometimes I feel like I'm getting burnt out when I'm working so hard.

    Then when I stop I realize how much fun I was having.

    I love that you're preaching a simple ethic: hard work. It seems lost on a lot of people today.

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  • 29 comments on “So You Think You’re Busy”

    1. Randy, thank you for spending ten minutes chatting with a twelve year old last Saturday in Bogota. He will never forget the moment. I only have to mention your name and his smile breaks the room into beaming joy. He may be your biggest fan. Guess what picture is his wallpaper.

      747's, any jet for that matter, take intense focus and power to get to cruising altitude. Once there they get a lot done with much less effort. The cry of 'I have too much to do.' is the lament of those watching jets take off the runway from the stands of life. I have enjoyed coasting in life but I have found it takes the long climb up that first quarter mile of roller coaster. Put the work in the beginning and the ride is awesome.

      I am up for a concerted 10 year sprint to a level I didn't know I was capable of reaching. There will be time for at least one more sprint after that too.

    2. Often, I'm a coaster...it gives one a "great excuse" to not be all one can be, ya know!

      Good news is, I do tend to get more done than the average coaster!...whatever the heck that means.

    3. been off the charts for a while, health issues
      putting your teachings into action, here in London.
      Love the metaphor of the airplane which needs a lot of energy to reach cruising altitude. thanks

    4. Hello Randy, I appreciate to be a member of ATEAM and AGEL Entersprises and get some of your coaching, enthusiasm, and your values. But is it not true, that when you yourself are happy and feel that you have something to give to other people - it gives you back the joy and energy which help keep you going?!. I myself have worked ideally and know that it gave back joy. But if we have financial problems, and do not know how long we will survive, may have to sell a car or home in order to survive, it will be locked and can not stand so much - it is diffucult to feel any energy.

    5. If you want to have something done fast and properly, enroll someone who doesnt seem to have the time.

      I think people in general struggle for "freetime" when you are doing "nothing".

      How can one do nothing.

      Besides my NWM work I have three different workplaces and also studying to be a motivational speaker .

      I think I need to have multiple engagement for being productive.

      When I look back I often wondered how I had the time spending hanging out on afterwork bars everyday. The outcome of that was indeed nothing. Wasted years that almost killed me.

      The different today is huge in life and relationship quality. Although I am prepared to do a lot like you , Randy ,when my NWM org growes huge.

      Thank you for the subject and your sharing and see you on saturday in Sthlm!

    6. I have so many ideas and plans that I have to write them down quickly and make sure I don't get lost in it all I feel so creative sometimes. But you're right - it keeps life challenging and fun.
      Hope you're having a great holiday period.

    7. As I build my team, I'm looking for people who are already successful, people who are already busy. They know how to get things done.

      Having a number of multi-millionaires on our team has really brought this to light. Not only do they know how to get things done, they also realize a great opportunity, AND they associate with others that do the same so they are our fastest builders.

      Others think they're busy but it's amazing that once you really become focused on something, your priorities really fall into place and much of that "busy-ness" naturally falls away to make room for what's really important. We often think the other "stuff" is important until life really becomes focused and we no longer have time for the "fluff."

      Thanks again for your insight.

      Laura Jo

    8. Right now I am not busy and I am looking for and creating things to do. Looking for and creating some things that are challenging, priorities in my life & I enjoy instead of just being busy to be busy.

      Most people I know say they are too busy. For example, some people I know say they are too busy to workout. I was always busy but still found time to workout so it may be just what you give priority to.

    9. A lot of people always complain about having too much to do. And then I see people wasting their time regularly doing things like filling out quizzes on Facebook! Personally, I feel like I could take on more most of the time. In fact sometimes in the past I felt really bored. Like you Randy, I love taking on heaps of things, perhaps even a little bit more than I can handle, but I'm always glad I did. I love being busy, especially with the significant stuff I really want to do. It definitely makes life interesting and exciting.

    10. I'm not happy unless I'm involved in multiple projects, going a million miles an hour with my hair on fire. I take time in the evening to be with my family and 1 day off (Sabbath) to re-charge.
      I'm writing a book, making an album (CD) working my MLM biz, knit/crotchet items for sale and teach wellness classes. Then I sing for church's. I wouldn't trade any of it. It's better to burn out than to rust out 🙂

    11. Thanks Randy for reminding us that most all of us are really not as busy as we might think we are. Most of the time, it is because we are not disciplined with how we spend our time. Keeping a journal for a week of what you really do helps you find what the time wasters are and how you can manage your time better.

    12. Randy,
      Another time I should admit -- absolutely! People often think that they are so busy, but they are not busy at all. They just couldn't to set up correctly their priorities! It should come with personal growth.

      What about myself 🙂 I am definitely challenging myself to greater things, results speaks for itself! 🙂 I see, that my personal growth just goes beyond the limit, so I'm longing to have this material things what I'm dreaming about comes to me 🙂 But this is just a joke, because, I will have a lot of patience to wait 2 years, while my team and I will prepare a project to the end, and it could be realized! So we will give the world our creation and then we'll have results we wish coming to us.

      Thank you! And have a great days!

      Klym Nikiforov, Ukraine.

    13. I wake up at 4 AM. 1000 tweets, 75 blogs visited, 5 blog posts, my cash gifting mentoring duties, and an hour of exercise later, I hit the sack around 9 or 10.

      Repeat cycle next day, whether weekend, or holiday.

      I don't view it as being busy though, I view it as fun. I enjoy what I do so it feels effortless.

    14. Thanks for another great post Randy.
      When I get discouraged or down about my busyness then I need to step back and take a look at what I am being busy with. It is usually during those times that I am off course from my passions and directions to get me to my goals and dreams.
      Make it a great day!
      God Bless!
      -ed

    15. Sometimes I feel like I'm getting burnt out when I'm working so hard.

      Then when I stop I realize how much fun I was having.

      I love that you're preaching a simple ethic: hard work. It seems lost on a lot of people today.

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