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What Successful People Know About Weekends

Discussion in 'Business Management' started by ThinkRight, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. ThinkRight

    ThinkRight Active Member

    Nov 13, 2011
    Atlanta Ga
    We all look forward to weekends. But are you really making the most of them?

    Few people are, because we tend not to think about weekends holistically. Here's one way to look at it: There are 60 hours between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday. Even if you sleep for 24 of those hours, that leaves 36 hours for other things. That's the equivalent of a full-time job. Yet many of us hit Monday morning with a vague sense of having squandered our precious downtime on activities that didn't help us recreate.

    That's a problem because, in our competitive world, weekends are actually the secret weapon of workplace success. The most successful people know that to be truly productive, you need to hit Monday refreshed, relaxed and ready to go. The only way to do that is to create weekends that rejuvenate you rather than exhaust or disappoint you.
    Maybe helpful to some , maybe not....
  2. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

    Jun 16, 2005
    the truely successful are those that make time for their family. You only get one chance to experience your kids growing up. Once its gone its gone.
  3. Scott Reynolds

    Scott Reynolds Active Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    No $h!t, I worked a LOT of weekends when my kids were kids. Now it college and girlfriends. I would give back any money made X2 to get those weekends back. :covereyes:
  4. IronHawk

    IronHawk Member

    Jun 28, 2012
    Thanks for sharing... :thumb:
  5. LenR

    LenR Member

    Jun 30, 2009
    Thanks for that.
  6. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    I also refuse to work weekends.Weekend time is family time Baby!:U Rock::clapping:
  7. Locals Find!

    Locals Find! Very Active Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    Fort Myers
    The only work I do on weekends is in my yard and its with my kids. They love helping me plant and design our landscaping. They also love watering time because, its summer and they know they are going to get watered too.

    I will miss this when they are older and no longer around.
  8. round man

    round man Active Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    alot of people in this business are great at creating and maintaining a "JOB" ,and not a "BUSINESS",...the difference between the two is that when you leave a job,for a weekend and or a week let's just say...the job stops and nothing proceeds without the individual who created the "JOB"'s presence. A true "BUSINESS" will run by definition with out the person who created it's presence and profit the owner even if he or she is off in the tropics and or out on their yacht sipping drinks and doing whatever they please. while working on weekends is a temporary way to excel it by no means be considered a standard practice in order to succeed,....
  9. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

    Jun 16, 2005
    I'm with ya Scott. I worked too many weekends (and evenings)..... and when I was there, I was always too uptight and worried that I was doing everything right, that I didn't enjoy the moment. I rarely missed a ballgame or play, but then it was right back to work.

    I'm very lucky tho....
    All my kids finished college, and got good jobs close to home. I found out it wasn't too late to become part of their lives, and now I have gotten a second chance with my grand kids. Now, in the middle of the day, its not unusual for me to be playing dollhouse or playing on the swing set (I get to push).

  10. bob

    bob Major Contributor

    Nov 4, 2005
    It would seem to me that a successful person would be successful with or without agonizing over what to do on a weekend, not because of it.

    I can tell you that whatever your endeavor, cherish the weekends for what they are; a two day vacation. When an if you retire, weekends are the absolutely worst time on the calendar. All the days are the same, only on weekends things you might need aren't available and you have to wait until Monday.

    For example, I had some work done on my printer Friday. On Saturday I noticed it wasn't printing properly. Subtle, not not correct. I have been and am currently spending the intervening time until the outfit that did the work fretting over this. I can hardly contain myself until 8:30 tomorrow [Monday] morning when I can call them and vent on them.

    When all the days are the same, weekends pretty much suck.
  11. ColoPrinthead

    ColoPrinthead Swollen Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Donkeytown, Colorado
    As someone who has worked many weekends to accomplish great things, I have to agree with you 100% and appreciate the insight you have shared.
    :U Rock:

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