There IS a Secret To Effortless Living, with Aplomb and Elegance
(Hint: Your House Cleaner Plays a Role and Offers You a Clue)
Is life too frequently a hassle for you? “Most men leave lives of quiet desperation, and go to their graves with the song still in their heart,” wrote an author you remember from school. Thoreau said that not just a few people, or even half of the population, but most men live such lives, and this was an observation of the nineteenth century. Fast forward to the year 2012, and one quickly realizes that “most men” most definitely has come to mean most, especially when considering what the world has gone through since then.
“What you don't know can't hurt you,” is a something you have come to believe about life. However, the statement is both wrong and dangerous. In fact, following that perspective can lead to tragic results, and the life of quiet desperation that Thoreau mentions. People become beat down by life because day after day, for years and even decades on end, they find themselves in a constant struggle against distractions, hassles, and all manner of energy and time drains that slow them down. An inability to handle the many unexpected demands of family and colleagues, combined with the routine demands of their jobs or businesses comes to choke the creativity and ambition out of those who would otherwise be living the life of their dreams.
Why is this so? The majority are busy fighting with life's hassles while their dreams and highest aspirations are simultaneously running further and further off into the distance. Why is the experience of the majority of humanity, even in the so-called "first world," essentially, well... shitty?
While most have a hard time of it, clearly there are people we know, either personally or through the media, who seem to effortlessly float upward through life with ease and grace, as though the distractions and hassles that most people deal with simply didn't apply to them. These people earn the most, smile the most, and design their lives to their own specifications. Moreover, these people succeed while having enough free and unstructured time to enjoy it all. Maybe there are a few people in your line of business who come to mind who have these qualities. Is there some secret knowledge or skill this minority knows, that everyone else has no idea about?
Now, I'm not going to here say our “house cleaning” service is the secret to success for this rare breed. That would be rather silly, right? However, do understand that utilizing house cleaning services is completely and wholly consistent with the knowing and living out of this secret. Regularly scheduled house cleaning is among a handful of tools that, when taken together, absolutely transform peoples' financial, social, and emotional lives.
There is a secret to opening up one's life to continually greater and greater successes and rewards, and to instantly raising one's quality of life and standard of living. Here it is. The secret hidden in plain view can be summed up in one word: Convenience. The secret is that those who master life, either consciously or unconsciously through upbringing, have come to understand that the skilled use of convenience (also known as “leverage”) is what puts them on the smooth and easy escalator towards their desired destination, instead of hitchhiking through the desert or rafting through a swamp. And yes, I did use the word "aplomb," because poise and self-confidence are abundantly available to any who make use of this principle.
All types of "convenience" work in a similar and simple way; every worthwhile convenience serves to structure your time in the same way as those paragons of success and achievement we contemplated a moment ago. Allow me to elaborate a little further...
Each of us has three types of “time” in which we pass the days of our lives. First, there is the time we use towards the end of producing revenue for our businesses and for our families. Ideally, we are all in vocations where we are thrilled to get up each morning ready to start the day, but whether or not people love their work this is time used in the service of business or revenue generation of some sort. If you work a job then this time is the full third of your day during a typical Tuesday from 9am to 5pm. One can call this time “work time.”
Second, there is a very precious sort of time that contrasts the first and which goes by many names: free time, down time, recreation, weekends, family time, vacation, after work. This is the time we experience as “fun,” in some sort of recreation, or perhaps it is time spent with family over dinner in a restaurant, or hiking in a national park. This “free time” is usually where we feel the higher aspects of ourselves being exercised, because it is during free time that one is most free to contemplate the many mysteries of life, or to daydream about how you would like your future to unfold. Recreation is an opportunity to "re-create" yourself. People commonly put in over sixty hours a week of “work time” for years on end in the hopes of someday increasing the amount of “free time” they can experience, before it is too late and their short lives are over.
Third and last is the exact sort of time you want eliminated from your experience as soon as possible. I call it “drag time.” Hassles and energy drains make up drag time. This time is spent on activities that contribute to the death of people's aspirations, even though it might not necessarily feel like it is doing so at the moment. When time is spent in activities that don't earn you money, nor are recreational or serve you in a spiritual or emotional way, then it is “drag time” that only serves to distance you from actively living, right now, the ideal life of your dreams and ambitions. People are conditioned to accept a very high amount of drag time in their lives, because “everybody has to do those things in life.” Unfortunately, mediocrity increases the more that drag time is allowed to erode the precious minutes of free time and work time during one's day, week, month, and year.
I am thrilled to invite you to apply to the Signature Home Cleaning family, because we offer a custom-tailored solution for removing considerable amounts of drag time and energy distractions from our clients' lives. Signature clients have greater command over their time and energy, because they work hard when they work, they play hard when they play, and their homes are one less time and energy distraction between work and play. I say “apply,” because not all potential clients are right for our business. However, upon determining that you and your needs are a great match for us and our service then the convenience we provide will quickly open up more possibilities to design a life to your own specifications.
I would like to thank you for having passed this time with me, and I hope this information has been of use. Now it is the time to stop, and take a moment to give me a call at 415-RELIEVE. I want you to be the hero who relieves your family and yourself from the negative time and energy drags that detract you, and them, from living the life you really want to experience.
P.S. If your cleaner is already great, then by all means keep them. Quality is a rare commodity! However, having a service that isn't as convenient as a one minute call, email, or text, or needing to repeat instructions month after month, or even, God forbid, needing to clean up after them is almost as frustrating as not having a cleaning service at all. If you currently receive less than stellar service from somebody else, for whatever reason, then grant them a day off while we surgically clean your home in their absence. You will soon look back with satisfaction at the results. Let's talk, because I might be able to help!