Hurry Up and Slow Down in 2020!
Simon and Garfunkel!
Does that date me too terribly? I love their song:
Slow down, you move too fast
You got to make the morning last
Just kicking down the cobblestones
Looking for fun and feeling groovy
Ba da-da da-da da-da, feeling groovy
Hello lamppost, what’cha knowing
I’ve come to watch your flowers growin’
Ain’t you got no rhymes for me?
Doo-ait-n-doo-doo, feeling groovy
Ba da-da da-da da-da, feeling groovy
I got no deeds to do, no promises to keep
I’m dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep
Let the morningtime drop all its petals on me
Life, I love you, all is groovy
That definitely dates me!
Hurry Up and Slow Down to Achieve Entrepreneur Wellness
We’ve been focusing on Planning Purposefully in our groups for entrepreneurs. We went through a 31 step process to plan purposefully four months ago. We held an intensive workshop on planning a month ago. And we are working through Planning Well this month in keeping with our 2020 theme: Entrepreneur Wellness.
When you think about planning, do you get all geared up towards making something happen and isn’t there some urgency about that process?
When I think about planning, I’m excited with anticipation because it’s one of my favorite things to do and because I know I will seek the Lord and receive clarity, and I know I will design a series of actionable steps to make that plan launch well. I’ll be successful!
But if you’re like me, that spurs you to hurry up and get busy, haul buns, make tracks!
Hurry Up and Slow Down to Find Balance
At the same time, I’m being encouraged every which way I turn to slow down! At first this feels like such a contradiction, until I remember that it really is about seeking balance and honoring the Lord!
Hurry Up and Slow Down – Work Under His Unforced Rhythms of Grace
The Unforced Rhythms of Grace Matthew 11
28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” The Message (MSG) by Eugene H. Peterson
“Think of this scripture from a business context. If you’re tired and worn out, it means that you’re working in your own strength, versus allowing God’s strength to be made perfect in your weakness in your business. Jesus provides you with this offer… keep company with Him through your life and work, and He will be your teacher and show you how to work from rest (freely and lightly) in an unforced rhythm of grace.” – Shae Bynes [A Must Read: Bynes, Shae. Grace Over Grind: How Grace Will Take Your Business Where Grinding Can’t.]
Slow Down & Work Under His Unforced Rhythms of Grace!
What does living and working in unforced rhythms of grace look like to you? What do you need to embrace first? Let us know!
I’m learning to recognize that grinding feeling as a blessed red flag from the Lord and not only to slow down, but literally stop and hear Him before I move forward again! Yep! I’ve begun to experience a lot of stops in my life lately!
Hurry Up and Slow Down – Ruthlessly Eliminate Hurry!
“To choose to live an unhurried life in our day is somewhat like taking a vow of poverty in earlier centuries; it is scary. It is an act of faith. But there are deeper riches on the other side.” – John Mark Comer [Another Must Read: Comer, John Mark. The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry.]
What’s the first hurried lifestyle habit you need to change to act on faith and receive God’s deeper riches? Let us know!
I’m adopting a practice recommended by Coach, Kadena, and scheduling time on social media and sticking with the schedule! It’s on my calendar!
Hurry Up and Slow Down – Plan Well, Design Well, & Follow Through Well
Join us as we work on a “12-Week Year” basis to PLAN, DESIGN, & Follow Through, then “rinse & repeat” what works to achieve extraordinary levels of success with celebrating.
We’re combining 3 programs into 1 so for a limited time you get all 3 programs for the life of the programs for $149. Pretty soon it’ll change to $149/year!
Many PLANNING Blessings,