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Busyness has become a way of life. We rush around at work. We juggle family demands at home. We’re frazzled! We’re overstressed because we’re not getting the right things done.

I know first hand how this can happen.  I was a good multitasker.  I think I was the queen of multitasking, a pro. I was so good at it that I was practicing my Spanish with the night janitors… because I was still hunkered down in the office when they arrived. I thought this was a brilliant idea. I may as well maximize my late hours time by brushing up on my rusty Spanish!

The moment I realized I had to change came when the night janitor scolded me. He actually wagged his finger at me and said, “You should be home with your family. They must miss you.”

Talk about a whack on the side of the head. Hymie the janitor, wherever you are, thank you! Those words made me realize I had to get better control of my time to get more balance in my life.  I had a husband and teenager who hardly ever saw me. I didn’t like that, and neither did they.

Now every day I ask, what’s important? What are the things that only I should do… as opposed to someone else. What can be left undone? What fulfills me, what gives me joy?

These are all choices we have to make every day. Right Now. That’s why I call my company Right Now Communications. We only have the right now. Seize it and make it yours!

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