Big Rocks First


Good Morning!

Years ago, I studied entrepreneurship and innovation with a man who himself had built big business from small enterprises, crashed and burned, and then rebuilt his business, life, family and health anew in a sustainable and powerful way. His name was Bob Allen. He was known for his no money down real estate strategies in the public eye.

He and I spent quite a bit of time together and what I knew him for was two things:

1. Being able to manage a huge number of “spinning plates” simultaneously, with grace

2. Having the humility and love to not only accept his rebellious, punked out, rather public daughter (they were quite mormon) – but to also encourage her and bring out the very heart of her talent through his loving leadership as a parentIng

In one very special week I was pleased to spend with him, he talked about putting the big rocks in first. That teaching has impacted me profoundly and helped me create every success I’ve had since.

This morning, my friend Taki in Australia sent me this video of Steven Covey (RIP) on the big rocks.

This should help set you up for designing your best year ever in 2014!

Wishing you an excellent day!



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  1. Afiqah

    December 17, 2014
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    Instead of focusing on what is happening in Washington or in being preoccupied by the drone of negative news, invest your worry time in constructive action. What are you doing to upgrade your strategic skills? How can you position your services for those who need what you have to offer? Position, Perform and Perist. Those who thrive in the tough times are into action. Remember that the research on optimism finds that we earn that attitude through a track record of overcoming obstacles. The more obstacles you've overcome, the more likely you will do it again. True optimists are realists. They want to know what they are facing so they can get busy coping with how to get through it.

  2. Melody Taylor-Fliege

    December 18, 2014
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    I've seen this concept before of putting in the big rocks, followed by the small rocks, followed by the sand. It is amazing how much will fit into the container. Prioritization, organization combined with flexibility. We never stop learning ways to move forward and get things done. Thanks for this story.

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