Post date: Jul 3, 2015 3:30:40 PM

"Energy sustains us and energy demands drains us." Quote by David Alan Binder

Having worked in the energy industry for over 28 years gives me a kind of advantage of seeing different types of energy that is generated, made and used to make more energy.

I have worked in the nuclear, geothermal, irrigation, fossil, hydro arenas. All take one kind of energy and manufacturer another type of energy, just as we do.

Energy can be used or wasted and usually age gives one the wisdom to realize that energy is a finite resource and we try to work smarter and save resources.

This is the exercise portion of this particular segment where our readers apply what they know and have learned to their advantage.

1. Inventory those wasted energy moments in your life. Realize that energy can be static (sitting and watching something) or dynamic (like reading or doing). How much of your time is static energy used? How much of your time is dynamic energy used? Recognize the benefits of decreasing static energy and changing that static to the dynamic. Actually doing something that propels you towards specific goals.

2. My youngest son just recounted for me on Father's day how when I was preparing supper on the main floor and he was on the second floor of our home playing; how I would yell up at him and send him to the basement for a particular canned good which was stored there on a shelf. In my wisdom, I saw that as an opportunity to use his static energy, turn it into dynamic energy which made me more efficient in my dynamic task of supper preparation. A win-win situation from my perspective; from his a complete waste of his time. Shift in paradigms is definitely an eye opener. When you are using someone else's perceived static time and shifting it to your dynamic productivity, it may help to think of their individual situation and ensure that it will really be beneficial to both and they are agreeable. (Or in the case of a 5 to 8 year old, I thought it over and said, if I could do it again I'd most likely do it exactly the same way. LOL!)

3. The third way to look at this is to look at your dynamic tasks and ensure they are accomplishing the real, things that you want and need accomplished and that you are not just spinning a wheel but getting nowhere.

So dear readers, become doers and change your static to dynamic tasks and ensure you are performing the correct dynamic tasks.