Getting Out of Your Seatbelt at 30,000 Feet

by John Cummings on February 5, 2010

Today begins my journey into the world of work life balance and time management for the benefit of others.  I’m sitting in row 20 of an early morning Delta flight to New York City for a number of speaking engagements and presentations.   The warm embrace of Palm Beach Florida is behind me now and I’m not looking forward to the cold New York air.  But I wouldn’t change where I’m at for anything.

In the next two days, I’ll be speaking to rooms full of people who are eager to hear what I have to say.   And, although I would not have dreamed it 20 years ago, when I was still red-faced and sweaty-palmed any time I spoke in front of more than 3 and a half people, I can’t wait to get up and speak and educate and help.  This is what I was meant to do and I’m loving every minute of it.  A far cry from where I started my career, stuck at my desk.

At the beginning of my flight, the flight attendants went through the normal routine about flotation devices and exit rows and as always, the speech about how to properly use your seatbelt.  Silly, right?  We all know how to do this so why do we have to keep hearing it?   “To remove your seatbelt, lift the buckle.”

Are you still stuck in your seat, trying to figure out how to get out?  Lift the buckle.   It’s easy. But YOU have to do it.    Where are you stuck?

Sometimes, we need a little push and it helps to have a quick overview of how something works, as the saying goes, “from 30,000 feet.”

Let me give you a quick overview on how to get started towards your escape from “work” and towards your ultimate balance between time and money.  Grab my “10 Ways to Getting Out of Work Before Lunch” and get started on your escape today.

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