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With both a degree and background in psychology I have applied this knowledge to building affiliate businesses.

After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981 I went on to work in a state psychiatric facility. I got involved with Amway and learned a great deal about group dynamics. I never did make much money with Amway but it was great fun to meet the people involved and hear of their hopes and dreams.

In the late 1980\'s I met Gery Carson (now the owner and president of SFI Marketing) and went to work for his business as an employee. It was after working with him on several projects that I began to see an income from network marketing.

I feel that with my years of experience that I can help you through answering questions about opportunities, marketing methods and much more. My talents that i put to use in both online and offline marketing include relationship building and writing for the purpose of relationship building as well as article marketing.

My two favorite company's now are the SFI Marketing Group and Infinity Downline through the Power of $ system. I also look for support programs to help build primary businesses.

I enjoy helping people, reading, writing, cooking, entertaining, going to movies, traveling, hiking, fishing and photography among other interests.
Keith Stieneke | keithstieneke

Excuse me while I live a little - Part Two

Jul 11th 2010 at 9:03 PM

This is part two of an article dealing with people who are characteristically workaholic in nature. This part deals with ways to overcome this and enjoy life.

Here are some tips to help overcome being a workaholic:

EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP! Make it a point to get at least eight hours of sleep and plenty of rest. While food has substitutes in the form of natural medicines or artificial foods, there are no substitutes for sleep and rest. Don't believe that you can always "catch some sleep or rest later." Your body cannot make up for lost sleep or rest time because it is not physiologically possible. I used to work the overnight shift and sometimes didn’t sleep well the next day. Sometimes it wouldn’t affect me the next night however it would always play turmoil the next night even after sleeping much of the day.

STRICTLY FAMILY ON WEEKENDS! Resolve to make Saturdays and Sundays strictly for family time. If you are single and don’t have a family locally make plans to spend this time with close friends. And stick to this

MAKE SURE THAT YOU EAT! Proper nutrition is essential to avoid BURNOUT. Make sure you get food in your stomach. Workaholics are known to be food-skippers. If you can't afford to get off your desk or from doing paperwork, have food delivered to you. It's always a good to have sugar free or sugar low snacks in your desk drawer to use when you need a quick pick me up.

CONFINE WORK to your office. Don't bring your work home (unless you work at home and then you can’t avoid this). Keep those files in your office desk where they belong. If you work from home, keep your work in the confines of your home office. Keep them there until the next day when you start work. Work only within your working hours and environment. Set a working schedule and STICK TO IT!!!

EXERCISE! You must plan the time to exercise. You body needs to be conditioned, and working non-stop unless you have a very physical job isn’t the answer. Since most workaholics tend to have their behinds stuck on their chairs, it's even more important that you get some exercise.

PLAN YOUR DAY AND YOUR WORK. Work on only one or two things at a time. Write down the projects that need to be worked on immediately or are urgent, keeping the least ones at the bottom of your list. After you've done this, be guided by this list. Turning this activity into a habit will also help you manage your time better, be more organized, and accomplish more.

WORK TO LIVE! Always keep in mind that you work so you can live and have a comfortable life. Always remember that you don't live to work. Working is just one of the many useful and fruitful activities you do that enables you to live a good life and give your family (or any of your dependents) their needs. Don't make work your life.

If after trying to follow the suggestions given here in this article you still find yourself prone to be obsessive compulsive about your work then maybe it is time to look for help from outside sources. Possibly your city has a Workaholics Anonymous organization. Much like Alcoholics Anonymous they utilize a 12 Step Recovery Program to help deal with the obsessive-compulsive tendencies of the work-a-holic.

I don’t know about you but I for one enjoy relaxing, so now that I’m finished working on this article, please excuse me while I live a little!!!


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Jul 15th 2011 at 12:43 PM by LonnieG
All good advise, Keith. Of course, it is nice if what you do for a living feels at lot like what you would do for enjoyment too. Networking allows us to mostly meet and interact with people that we can grow to include among our friends. And a lot of the enjoyment of living is spending time with our friends! ~L
   
Sep 25th 2010 at 9:01 AM by aislesoffiles
Keith: Read both parts and it's a fantastic article! MY problem (and probably a problem with a lot of folks here on IM Faceplate) is that I work full-time (40hrs a week) AND I'm trying to earn income online. The only time I have available to "work" online is earlier in the mornings/later in the evenings and on the weekends. Which, I know, does not leave a lot of time left over for free time/family time/or anything else! In order to strike some type of balance, my online endeavors have suffered a lot...there's just NOT enough hours in the day! What I need is a course on time management techniques! :D
   
Jul 11th 2010 at 10:28 PM by duckydks
Well, there's a few of these things I'm not doing so well... thanks for the good advice.
   

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