UPGRADE YOUR DOWNTIME

Every VIP bachelor has the same amount of time every day, but the wisest of them, knows how to wring out of every little second all its potential benefit.

Consider your moments of downtime.

You are answering nature’s call in the second degree, seated as was Rodin’s The Thinker. Outside of the obvious, are you using that time to your external (as well as your internal) betterment?

You can.

Have some useful reading material by your side, and use your time on the old thunder box to bring some lightning into your life.  You may study a new language, read a business book relevant to your career, or absorb some of the thoughts of the world’s greatest philosophers.

In the auto?

No texting or calling while driving, but it earns you a merit badge to put  some audio book into the CD slot and start adding to your body of useful knowledge.  Improve your vocabulary, learn new sales techniques, or anything else that might make you a better bachelor.

What is the alternative?  Waste the time you spend expending waste?  Drive yourself crazy in the boredom of bumper to bumper?

While we are in the subject of efficient use of your time, your humble blog host recommends that instead of the electronic stuff, you maintain a hard copy agenda If you drop it, it doesn’t break, it never runs out of batteries, and can be rather stylish depending on one’s taste.

Here’s the one I swear by, the DAYTIMER

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This Planner starter set features croc bonded leather, snap closure and seven-ring binder. Includes undated calendar pages, tabbed address and phone directory, lined note pads, bookmark ruler and more. There are many more to choose from, undated and dated for the new year to come. Check out the choices. A New Year coming up, get yours now.

THE COMMAND DESK

A ship has a bridge, an organization has a headquarters, and you, the VIP bachelor, should have your personal equivalent: what I call the Command Desk.

VIP types don’t waste time wandering aimlessly about, or spend ten minutes searching for their keys and wallet when they are running late.

You don’t want unnecessary effort in your bachelor life, you don’t want to waste time.  So what you need to do is organize and become more efficient.

You should have a desk in your dwelling, where you have your money, your checkbook, your keys and other items of every day carry located.  If practicable, your laptop or your tablet should be there.  Your phone, your address book, your agenda.

When they are not on your person, they should be at the desk.

The point is, you want to be able to control your life from that desk, without leaving the comfortable chair that should be there.

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Here are some items that will help you with creating your own command desk. An inexpensive and reliable shredder for protecting your ID-especially with security breaches today.

 

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A tablet.  These days they can almost replace your computer.

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A desk organizer to keep it all together.

You will save many hours and much aggravation by establishing your own command desk.  Every VIP bachelor should do this.

A HARD CASE

The VIP bachelor looks the part at home, on the prowl for companionship, and at work.

One of the first class “James Bond” methods of carrying your important business paperwork, is the attaché case. It can range from the retro, to the futuristic, and make you look like you know what you are doing and you’re on your way up in the world.

Cases like the one you see here can even be used in self defense in an emergency…how James Bond is that?

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If you like the “international man of mystery” look in your business case, you may want to consider the

Gun Metal Delegate from Samsonite.

Samsonite has been around for a long time, and their products enjoy significant longevity.

I have had a Samsonite hard case all throughout my legal career, and it still looks impressive after thirty six years of noble service.

Now it’s your turn to impress. Check this model out, and the other business case offerings from amazon.

BACHELOR BUSINESS BOOKS

Many bachelors extend their love of personal freedom to their work; that is they work for themselves.  There is nothing like being your own boss, both at home, and at work.

For some easy but useful business advice reading for the self-employed bachelor, may I recommend my e-book SMALL BUSINESS JUNGLE SURVIVAL BUNDLE: What You Need to Succeed  a Kindle Edition.

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Included are Stink and Grow Rich, and The Four Hour Work Week. Work less and earn more.  Words to live by.  Get it today. It could be the best two bucks you ever spent.

SILVER FOUNTAIN PEN

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One of the best creators of classic fountain pens is the Parker Pen Company.  I have several models of both ballpoint and fountain pens.

Among my favorites, for style, class, and writing those missives requiring a solid signature, is the Parker Sterling Silver Sonnet.

It definitely makes a statement, not only in writing, but in the verbal appreciation of others who will compliment you on your taste.

Use it for your journal, use it to sign checks.

Whip this one out at your next contract signing, and you will definitely be thought of as a VIP bachelor.

FOUR HOUR WORK DAY

No bachelor worth his suit wants to work harder than he has to.  Submitted for your approval is

THE FOUR HOUR WORK DAY

Time savings ideas for business and pleasure that the larger portion of the workers of the world can unite in using.

It goes contrary to some of the accepted wisdom out there, and offers a unique view on the mini-vacation as opposed to the mini retirement–which for many is not practical.

The principles of time savings are discussed and analyzed, and it is all done with a touch of humor and easy readability.

Written by your humble servant who was a lawyer that made his living by selling his time, which thanks to the principles of this book, I no longer have to do.  Buy it on amazon in the kindle store.