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Filling Your Jar By Kevin Seaman

Reprinted from www.kevinseaman.net

A friend of mine told me a story about a teacher of his that used a very convincing metaphor for a time management lecture. The teacher brought out a jar and a small pile of rocks. His analogy was that the jar was the time we had available and the rocks were the tasks we needed to complete. After placing all of the rocks in the jar he asked the students if the jar was full. When the students responded with a unified “yes”, he brought out some gravel (tasks) and poured it into the jar, filling the gaps between the larger rocks. He then asked the class if the jar was full now. The students now wise to the analogy, all replied “no”. The teacher then brought out a bag of sand and poured some into the jar, filling yet more gaps in the vessel.

At this point the observers felt certain that the jar must be full. Once again the teacher reached down and this time bringing a pitcher of water up onto the table, began to pour some of the liquid into the now apparently full jar until it was at the brim of the jar. He turned his attention to the curious students and asked, “What is the lesson we learned from the demonstration today?” One of the brightest students replied confidently, “We always have more time than we think!” The teacher smiled and said, “NO, the only way you will fit the biggest tasks in your schedule is to apply them first!”

World renowned personal development and business consultant, Brian Tracy say’s, Every morning when you get up eat a live frog! At that very point in time there will be no doubt that this will be the most difficult thing you’ve accomplished today! Brian is, of course, speaking metaphorically. Basically, try to accomplish the tasks that are the most overwhelming, the one’s you are most afraid to start because of their sheer immensity or your emotional connection (negative association) you have to them.

“You are always free to choose what to do first, what to do second, and what not to do at all.”
-Brian Tracy

How can I use this?: Always work on your largest or “greatest priority” tasks first, if you start with your simple, small tasks, they will continue to accumulate as your day progresses and you will be majoring in minor job tasks all day long. We want to accomplish those things that most contribute to our success in the areas we work in. Trust me, the small tasks will still be there when you are done with the major job task! Use the end of your day, when you’re less productive to clean up the small details.

Three Rules of work:
1. Out of clutter, find simplicity.
2. From discord, find harmony.
3. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
-Albert Einstein

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Congrats New Blue Belts, Purple Belts, and New Stripes

Tai Kai Belt Ceremony 5/19/12

On Saturday May 19, 2012 from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM, Tai Kai had a Belt Test/ Ceremony. We had 8 new Purple Belts, 8 New Blue Belts, along with a slew of stripes. There were students there from Tai Kai, Jiu Jitsu Nation, and CNYMMA. New Blue and Purple Belts had to demonstrate techniques including, Takedowns, Sweeps, Guard Passes, and Self Defense. We then had one big grappling session with Purple Belts having to stay in for at least 30 minutes with a new partner every minute. Congrats to all new Belts and Stripes

New Purple Belts

Alec Kearns
Phil Mitsiell
Mike Mucitelli
Jamie Frier
Chris Anderson
Brandon Ashby
Kevin MacDougall
Tamdan McCrory

New Blue Belts

Saldin Cumurovic
Jesse Carbone
Dickie White
Nate Musick
Jerry Unger
Mark Troendle
Dan McCarthy
Scott Griffin
Matt White

Brown Belt Stripes

Marc Stevens
Matt Moore
Anthony Johnston
Kevin Hotchkiss

Purple Belt Stripes

Ben Tallini
Darius Collinson
Dave Briest
Brody Neville
Chris Roach

Blue Belt Stripes

Pat Dwyer-4 Stripes
Phil Acuri- 4 Stripes
Zac Maneri – 4 stripes
Jerry Reed-4 Stripes

Kevin Seaman-awarded 2 stripes

Matt DeGonzaque
Ben Siragusa
Matt Thompson
Brian Kelly
Saboor Coleman
Desmond Chestnut
Steve Elsenbeck
Trevor Pastor
Jeff Callahan
Sam Saba
Tom Cooney
Mike Spuches
Matt Spack
Jeremy Hobbs
Logan Walker

If I left anyone out just send me a private message

More Pics and Video to come