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Reclaim Your Independence

Updated: Jul 8, 2022

The Fourth of July is almost here!



Red, white, and blue.

But let’s not forget it’s all about freedom. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Here are three little-known Fourth of July factoids to share as you celebrate.

  1. Hawaii’s state star was added to the flag on July 4th, 1960, almost one year after becoming a state.

  2. Massachusetts was the first state to make July 4th an official holiday.

  3. Americans eat about 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day!

Speaking of independence, is your free time nonexistent? If you’re swamped with tons of mindless tasks, it’s hard to feel as happy as possible, and you probably don’t feel very liberated.

We recommend trying Stephen Covey’s four quadrant time management method.

Try putting all the items on your to-do list into one of these categories. It becomes easier to see where you could be making better use of your time.

  • Try getting rid of as many quadrant one tasks as possible so you’re not spending your whole life putting out fires.

  • Start thinking about how you can eliminate items that appear urgent, but are not actually important. Do you have to go to that meeting? Pick up that call?

  • Notice which activities you said weren’t urgent or important. Try eliminating these activities altogether or at least limiting them if they are pleasurable.

  • Finally, we recommend outsourcing the important tasks you don’t need to do yourself. Someone else can do the groceries, get your gifts, or make those calls.

We are happy to be that someone!

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” ~Thomas Jefferson

Happy Fourth of July! We’re here to help you live life to the fullest.

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