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Success Means Sacrifice

You don’t want to play Trivial Pursuit-TV Edition with me, because I’m clueless.

For years I have missed out on all of the shows that people wax poetic about: Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, The Walking Dead, and the most popular show that seems to be on everyone’s mind lately, Stranger Things. I have no earthly idea about any of them, since I have not owned a television in over a decade.

That’s okay. I’m not bitter. My success as a speaker is partially because I have consciously chosen to unplug, choosing instead of spend extra free time living my life instead of watching others do so.

Success requires extra time - time normally spent by others binge watching, game playing, socializing, and shopping cart filling. It requires additional commitment to get that important project finished, read a great book, or perform critical self-care activities to avoid burnout. While I may be the biggest loser at TV trivia, I am happy with my business and my life.

What sacrifices will you make to open up more time for you to become a better leader, a stronger salesperson, a more powerful change-agent, or a happier human? Start small. Cut one time-waster out this week. And then another. Soon you’ll be on your way to the rich, juicy life you desire and deserve.


Theresa Rose is a business motivational speaker, award-winning author and expert on mindful productivity who helps organizations and their teams make more time, get more done, earn more money and have more fun. Her mission is to inspire and energize as many people as humanly possible to make more mindful choices so that they may improve their lives, their businesses, and their world. For more information, visit

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