Okay, here’s another time management article, and part three of the time management guide to various approaches to time management..
This one is on Bill Burns’ approach:
He says there are two types of people: validation incarnations and change incarnations.
The change incarnation people are those for whom the traditional time management systems work nicely. Since they’re also in the majority, that makes it seem like this is the way it should work. The whole field of counseling and psychology is based on helping change incarnation people. They don’t have a clue about the other kind.
This reminds me of the time when the prevailing “wisdom” insisted on making us all follow a low fat diet, which caused some of us a lot of misery and weight gain.
Now we know that many of us are designed to thrive on a LOW CARB diet, with ample protein, quite a bit of good fat, and as few carbs as possible, other than mostly veggies. And most of us do much better without eating grains too. There goes another sacred cow of nutritionists.
Time management is much the same.
Yes, it works great for Change incarnations.
It causes a lot of grief for the rest of us — the Validation incarnation people.
How so? Because validation incarnation people “function” pretty much exactly the way that’s best in alignment with Abraham Hicks’s teachings.
In fact, I’m sometimes wondering if Abraham Hicks are simply just talking to Validation incarnations ONLY, since their teachings are perfect for us. Maybe that’s because it’s really mainly validation incarnation people who are drawn to that kind of teaching.
And if Bill is right, change incarnations won’t need it — all they have to do is work their plan.
But for validation incarnations… things are different. If they follow their gut, and focus on doing the things that feel right, while feeling good about themselves at all times, things tend to fall into place.
Yet if they push and shove and force themselves to keep up with something they don’t really want to do, they tend to get into trouble.
Now that doesn’t mean they can be irresponsible. They still have to do the regular stuff, but overall, the emphasis is on following your bliss — just like Joseph Campbell used to say., obviously another validation incarnation.
And just as Abraham says.
And once again, Jason’s time management course is really quite compatible with that, if you need to reconcile getting stuff done and following your bliss.
Want to preview some of Jason’s stuff and get a five-part series on overcoming your bad habits? Just click here: Overcome Procrastination.
Want to know more about Bill Burns?
Just click on his name above and check out his stuff. The guy is brilliant!
And under the downloadable mp3 section, you’ll find a program on Validation and Change incarnations. I highly recommend that if you find the above at all interesting. And tell him you read about it on my blog (i.e., Elisabeth Kuhn’s blog).
Anyway, it’s time to chill, isn’t it.
Have a fantastic day.
P.S.: Want to know if you’re a validation or a change incarnation? Here’s a quick test:
1) Have some of the best things in your life come to you out of the blue?
2) Does planning often lead to disaster or get you stuck in a place you’re not happy with?
3) Did the above speak to you?
4) Do things work best for you when you feel good about yourself?
If you answered Yes to most (or all of the above), you can pretty much count on it. If you answered no, you should probably think about your answers a bit harder since most change incarnation people would have stopped reading this post long ago.
If you’d like more info, check out Bill Burns’ collection of CD’s and downloads. (If you’re trying to search for it on his website, you should know that it’s on the home page of the store, under “new” stuff somewhere). Be sure to get the lecture on Validation and Change incarnation! It’s fantastic! And no, this is not an affiliate link. Tell him I sent you if you want to give me credit for helping you find his material. Me, as in Elisabeth Kuhn.