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Jan 1, 2019

It is okay to take time off to refresh and rejuvenate your mind and body. This is one of the hardest things to do for small business owner and contractors.

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Episode Transcription

[INTRO]

♫ Trenches by Pop Evil ♫

*Alex*

Welcome to Morning Mindset. A daily dose of practical wit and wisdom with a professional educator & trainer, Amazon best selling author, United States Marine, Television, and Radio host, Paul G. Markel. Each episode will focus on positive and productive ways to strengthen your mindset and help you improve your relationships, career goals, and overall well-being. Please welcome your host; Paul G. Markel.


*Professor Paul*

Hello, and if you are listening to these in chronological order and you are following the calendar, happy New Year, welcome to a brand new year a brand-new year of mourning mindset, and we're actually we're approaching our actual one year anniversary. I'm pretty sure. That it was January 15th of 2018 when we launched this adventure, I believe that's the case so welcome to a brand new year take time off to refresh. Yes indeed, that is what we just did. I just did that during the Christmas break and it's okay to take time off to refresh and rejuvenate your mind and body.
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This is one of the hardest things to do for people who are small business owners or contractors people who work for themselves or people who work under contract because you're like time is money, money is time if I'm not working. I'm not making money. It's not so hard actually for people that have if you have a normal 9 to 5 40 hour week job with you know, scheduled vacations and so forth, and then your time off is already pre-planned for you. But for those of you who are out there and you maybe you have two jobs.
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Maybe you have a full-time job and you have another job that you do for fun or extra money or what have you and it's very easy. To feel like you're wasting your time or if you take time off you feel like I'm wasting my time or I feel guilty or what have you need to know when to work and when to take time off and I know this may seem silly to some people, but I know a lot of folks out there. Especially young folks that are trying to get ahead. You know you want to be recognized by your company.
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You want to be recognized by your peers you want to advance you want to go get that promotion and so forth in your work work work work work work work and especially at this time of the year in my field of endeavor. There are a lot of people in my peer group that are killing themselves because it is trade show season. Yes, Trade Show Season is just about to officially kick off and when trade show season comes along people are working long hours extra hours extra meetings extra planning extra travel and so on.
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That's because of that fact that's one of the reasons that a lot of experience larger companies will give their people time off before the trade show season begins because they want them to be what they want them to be fresh and rejuvenated and they say go home take time off don't answer emails. Don't don't text or tweet or whatever just relaxed because we're going to need you. In a few weeks. Why do we need to do this? Why do you mean you're like “Paul, you said at the very beginning that the show was all about, you know positive and productive, and how can I be productive if I'm taking time off? How can I be productive if I'm not answering emails?"
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Your body let's say I'm going to use a fitness and strength reference here. How do you strengthen your body, like how do you grow muscles? You grow muscles by stressing them, right? You have to stress your muscles, you have to work your muscles. You actually have to overload your muscles, and when you overload your muscles, when you stress them, they will respond by growing and expanding and net that will make you stronger. That's how the human body works. But in addition to that, if you are on a strength training program and you have a good coach or a mentor, they will remind you that part of your strength training is sleep. You say odd doesn't make any sense at all.
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You know, how is how to sleep make you stronger? It is actually during your deep cycle sleep pattern that your body repairs itself. It doesn't repair itself because you're laying on the couch watching TV. It doesn't repair itself because you're sitting at the table, you know, it repairs itself when you're sleeping. It sounds funny or counter-productive. You're like, "Well I want to be strong. So I've got to work(x5). Also in addition to that, if you are serious about gaining strength, you can't you won't gain strength if you go to the gym every day. Many people when they decide they say "I'm going to this is my resolution. I'm going to do it, I'm smart, I'm intelligent, I have motivation. I'm going to the gym every day. I'm going to go five times, you know a week."
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Your body cannot grow your muscles can't grow now. You can increase your cardiovascular endurance by going five times a week. You absolutely can but if you're trying to grow strength trying to grow your muscles, they can't because they don't have time to rest. They don't have time to grow. Your mind, your productive mind is the same way. If you try and force your mind to go(x6), produce(x4). Every day and if you take time off, then you're wasting your time. If you don't answer emails that you know within 30 seconds of the moment they arrive you're wasting your time, you're not being productive.
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You're not going to get that promotion. Calm down, calm down. Eventually what you will reach as you'll reach a point O overload and you'll be worthless to everyone including yourself. part of being productive. Is knowing when to work when it's important to work and also when it's important to take time off. Just like growing your muscles. You have to sleep. Yes, you know part and as that's a great thing about strength training program is your coaches recommend that you eat and your coaches recommend that you sleep and it's okay to take naps. That's right.
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It's absolutely within the training program. To take naps. My wife's Akiko and take a nap, and I said yes, I am is part of my program training regimen my coach told me that I should take a nap, but seriously, ladies and gentlemen, if you hope to lead a positive and a productive life, you need to have balance and you need to figure out when it's time to work and when it's time to. Take a break, turn off your phone. Tell everyone "Look if it's an emergency, call 9-1-1. I'm not answering emails. I'm not answering texts. I'm going to put my phone away and I'm going to go read a book or take a walk or do whatever."
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Alright, so this is me telling you that it is okay sometimes to take some time off, refresh and rejuvenate. There's too many R's right there. You want to rest your mind, you want to rejuvenate your body. Alright, that's it for today. Ladies and gentlemen welcome to a brand new year. I'm excited. We're going to do lots and lots of good things in this new year. I am your host Paul Markel and I will talk to you again real soon.


[OUTRO]

♫ Trenches by Pop Evil ♫

*Alex*

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