March 17th, 2010 by Admin

Basic health checklist

fresh clean water

fresh air

good quality food



stretch, exercise, movement


personal contact, touch

read / study

memory exercises


Be redundant……

October 8th, 2009 by Admin

taking care of business

taking care of business

Use Checklists………   tips on managing activites

Being redundant can save your life.

From the early days of aviationit became obvious that to assure safety, backup systems are necessary.    Even in aviation communication it’s apparent      For example …..” Do you copy ? “  ” readback correct”,  and the process of reading back with words connected to letters ( alpha, bravo, charlie, … zulu.. “)     All of that is to prevent mistakes.

Aircraft typically have 2 spark plugs, 2 batteries, two fuel pumps, and very often, 2 whole engines.   There’s also a co-pilot in many cases.   For instrument flying, there are generally 2 communication radios, two navigation radios, and an ALTERNATIVE airport for landing, plus reserve fuel.    It’s always, check, and re-check.    That’s why flying is still safer than driving.   People are paying attention.

That same approach can be applied to business and personal life management.

If it’s important to get a task done, write it down.   It will help keep you on track.    A short pencil is better than a long memory.     Also, for effective communication about important matters, ask your audience, ” do you understand  ?

Create backup systems for the most important operations in your home and business.

saving money = saving time

October 6th, 2009 by Admin

All content copyright Paul Smyres 2009 Living Being Media

Abundance is nature's way

Abundance is nature's way

There is that old saying, “a penny saved is a penny earned”. And when we save money, we also gain the time spent earning it.


These days, getting the most out of our money is very critical. It’s always important, really, but it’s common not to pay much attention to that most of the time.

Here are some observations and tips for having more time in your life, plus more money.

Don’t settle for getting junk in exchange for your precious time you spend earning the money.

First, look at what you buy. Do you need it, REALLY ? Whenever you buy something, you spend some irretrievable time getting the money for it.

Are you getting something back for your money as precious as your time that you can never replace ? It’s a valid question. Think carefully about what you spend money on and you’ll have a lot more available for getting the things you TRULY want. You will also have more time to enjoy the things you get.

Spend time researching before you buy. These days that’s so easy on the internet. Nothing’s worse than buying on impulse, getting junk, overpaying, and then not using what you buy. Total waste of time. You will have more money and time to enjoy life if you find out what you really need before you go shopping. Once you know WHAT you want or need, you can start finding the best price. Beyond that, there may be many items, such as a printer, that can do a job for you, but if you look into it carefully, you’ll discover what specific printer is best for reliablity, utility, and quality. If you do all that and buy EXACTLY what you need, you will have save a lot of time and aggravation, enabling you to focus more and getting the task done.

One way to save money / time is to buy things that greatly increase your efficiency. Get the right pens, filing system, computer, workspace, and you’ll get your work done. Quality, durable equipment with many features that enable you do every thing you need and lets you also expand. Money spent on efficiency is money very well spent. I recently got a new computer, after researching for hours. It’s ( iMac 24 inch Intel version ) perfect for me and I’ll save hundreds of hours per year over my problematic PC, and get more kinds of work done, faster. Plus, it serves as a backup to my other Mac laptop.

Another way to save money / time is to have a plan. You need an outline. You can’t get anywhere if you are scattered with no idea what you are trying to do. Pilots do this all the time. The plan their flight, with options in case of bad weather or malfunctions. Use checklists. Checklists are useful for all kinds of things, from groceries to long termbusiness planning.

Time, our most precious resource Read the rest of this entry »


June 11th, 2009 by Admin

taking care of business

taking care of business

“What gets measured gets managed”    author unknown

“A short pencil is better than a long memory”   author unknown

“Dost thou love life?  Then waste not time, because time is the stuff life is made of.”   Ben Franklin

 ”Intuitive knowledge is developed through the use of the discriminative faculty when there is one-pointed concentration on moments and their succession”.       Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.


“For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is gained”

“Don’t count every hour, make every hour count”

“A stitch in time saves nine.”

“Yesterday is a canceled check.   Tomorrow is a promisory note.   Today is the only cash you have so spend it wisely”.   Kay Lyons

   “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life”       Steve Jobs

     “Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”

    ”You can get more money but you cannot get more time”     John Rohn

     Defer no time.    Delays have dangerous ends.”    Shakespeare

    ”Time is the justice that examines all offenders.”    Shakespeare

“We say we waste time, but that is impossible.  We waste ourselves”   Alice Booth

“Time is the cruelest teacher.  First she gives the test, then she gives the lesson”

“Time heals what reason cannot”.  Seneca


June 8th, 2009 by Admin

Make time for relaxation

Make time for relaxation