Coach Jim Johnson

What are your non-negotiables?

Do you follow your own daily rules?

Non-negotiables are often seen in policies and within groups, but can also be applied individually in our every day lives.  They help create structure and disciplines that we can use to grow as a person.  What are your non-negotiables?  Do you write them down?  In the #CJJblog this week, I wanted to give you some of mine that I focus on each day.  Enjoy and make sure you reach out to me with your own rules you follow to continue to grow your mind and body.

  • Family. Connecting with my family is my most important non-negotiable.  I make a conscious effort to connect and communicate with them consistently.  Even though my son lives in California, I make sure to stay in touch. 
  • Be on time. Punctuality is also important to me because I feel it’s a sign of respect.  Never be tardy and keep your appointments.  Are you always on time?
  • Develop faith. I like to pray everyday and it gives me a certain level of belief that’s very important in my life.  What do you believe in?
  • Most important goals. Identifying your top goals should also be included in your non-negotiables.  What are you working toward?
  • Feed mind. Consistently feeding my mind allows me to grow as a person as often as possible.  If you aren’t growing, you are dying.  I make an effort to grow my mind for 60 minutes per day and have done so for years.  How often do you feed your mind?
  • Exercise. For me, I hold myself to exercise for 30 minutes every day.  It keeps me healthy and my mind clear.  How often do you exercise?
  • Timely responsiveness. As another sign of respect, I always like to respond to people within 24 hours, no exceptions.  I like to never leave people hanging and wondering.

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson will be delivering his Dreams Really Do Come True keynote to the Financial Managers Association in Syracuse, NY on September 26th.

Life Tip #101:  There’s a space between stimulus and response; choose to be proactive and not reactive.

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