Time: The New Precious Commodity

Twelve years ago, when I would talk to people about coming to a retreat such as The Mountain Experience, the primary issue that came up was usually money. “How much does it cost?” they would ask, “Is it worth it?” Nowadays, the money tends to be a smaller consideration, and time has become the larger issue. Time is the new precious commodity in our lives.

We have created the idea that time is more valuable because we can make money, but we can’t make time. This is a misconception!

If we think about it, we can actually see that we make time every day. Just reflect on the phrase we use when choosing what to do with our day. We state that we “have to make time for lunch,” or, “can make time for so-and-so” or “make time for this event”. We are making time, all the time. If we distinguish something as important for us or to us, we find a way to make time for it. We may do so by deferring or letting go of things that aren’t as meaningful, or by trying to squeeze too many things into a short period of time. You may find that there are beliefs or ideas in your head about what you should do, and that they interfere with your ability to “make time” for what is important.

Try this exercise: write down the activities that you do for your happiness, well-being, and self-care. Write down another list of activities that do not directly serve you. Begin to put less time into things in the second list, and start to make time for the things in the first.  An upcoming blog will help you do this, and make it easier to create your life through blocking your time.

How many of you would like to come to the Mountain Experience of the Freedom Experience and are having trouble making time? What is in the way?




Access Your Source: Abundance, Time & Money

Unlocking and accessing the inner creative genius is the key to your advantage in all that you do.

Source is a part of all of us and it provides us with the guidance and knowledge that is necessary for higher functioning.  The most successful, grounded, happy people you know are connected to source; it is the key to their advantage.Learning to gain direct working awareness of the difference between the thoughts from your mind, your reactions to emotion, and the messages that come from your source is the essential work of life.Tapping into this source is what unlocks our creative genius: the part of us that is magnetically drawn to activities, people, projects and places that help fulfill our greater purpose. Tapping into source is available to all of us, it is a channel that is strengthened through awareness, exercise, and use.Source allows us to:

  • Unlock, understand and exercise our creative genius
  • Breakthroughs in your relationship to time and money
  • Make the best decisions for optimal growth and happiness
  • Recognize people who are good and bad for us
  • Inquire into blocks and obstacles to our success

The outcome of tapping into source and unlocking our inner creative genius directly affects the levels of success in all of our endeavors: career, family, relationship and brings us to a sense of purpose and meaning in life, self-acceptance, deeper relationships and an overall greater fulfillment in life.

The Creative Genius – Everybody Has One. Find Yours!

9’s and 10’s

Two key elements consume much of our daily attention and can either distract or support our well-being and sense of aliveness. Those two elements are money and time.  Isn’t it interesting that we use the word “spend” in reference to both money and time?

In the past it seemed like money was the principal concern of most of my clients; now almost universally time seems to have taken the forefront as a major life issue.

In many ways money is just stored time. We can use it to get tasks done, to make our lives more efficient, to buy the food it would take us a long time to gather, to purchase cars that allow us to travel long distances quickly, saving time.  With money we can leverage and save our precious time.

Time is our most precious asset. Our time here is limited and when it runs out, we are done.  Most of us feel like we have too little.

With anything precious such as money and time, how we handle and spend it is critically important.

I have a system I call 9’s and 10’s.

If I created a scale from 1-10, with one being not valuable and ten being of the utmost value, where on the scale would you put money?  Where would you put time?

For me, the game I have been playing is to put money and time at an 8 on the scale of 1-10.  In this game I say that if money or time is valued at an 8, then anything I spend it on has to be worth more than an 8.  So from that perspective I only spend my money and time on 9’s and 10’s.

For example, in the case of time, let’s say that someone whose company I didn’t much enjoy invited me to dinner.  Now, I could go for many reasons, because I “should” go or not to hurt their feelings, etc.  However, if I applied my system of 9’s and 10’s, and let’s say that this case came up as a 6 on a scale of 1-10, there might be some compelling reasons to go, yet they’re still not enough.  So I don’t go. This opens  me up to looking for 9’s and 10’s to devote my time to.  If you don’t know what 9’s and 10’s are for you, start making a list, start creating and calling in your 9 and 10 experiences.

Did you know you could make time?  You can make time for anything you really want to do, and you do it all the time!  I can always make time to go to the bathroom or to go on a great date or to hold my son.

The same goes for money. If you rate money at an 8, then you will only spend it on 9’s and 10’s.  Just try it for the next week and spend your $ only on 9’s and 10’s and see what is truly valuable to you.  I love to surround myself with 9 and 10 possessions, and I hate it when I spend money on something that feels like an 8 or less. What a waste.  It is a simple system for knowing what to buy. If there is any question or debate in your mind, assume it is an 8 and don’t buy it!

How would you live your life if everything had to be 9’s and 10’s?  What if all your relationships had to be 9’s and 10’s?  How about your vacations?  Your meals?  Your exercise options?  Where else could you apply 9’s and 10’s?

If you used this process and only spent your time and money on 9’s and 10’s, how would that affect your life?