145 - The Conundrum Of Clutter

May 24, 2021

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 145 – SHOW NOTES

THE Q&A FORMAT

  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 145 titled:

The Conundrum Of Clutter

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– I’m Bob Brubaker along with JT as we hope you will stay tuned as we seek to give you a little power in this break to help you succeed in the race of life.”

  1. (JT) This is the – PowerBreak Podcast – with a focus on the spiritual, the mental, and the physical aspects – all to help you succeed in the race of life. For show notes from today’s podcast go to bobbrubaker.com and follow the link for the PowerBreak podcast.

 

  1. Welcome – Bob and JT – chit chat about life, walk with God, training, etc.

 

BB&JT: Plea and thank you for ratings and review & for spreading the word via social media and word of mouth…

BB –  How do you deal with clutter?

 

JT: ANSWER

 

  1. Bob – POINT: We may not think of clutter as a big deal but it actually is because it’s a signal that we are not taking serious our call to be good stewards of all that God has provided for us or actually placed in our hands to use … besides… it has been proven that clutter actually robs from us SO….

 

Luke 16:10–13 (ESV) — 10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

 

  1. JT ------ OK THEN LET’S TALK SOME MORE ABOUT THAT as we bring up… WHAT’S NEW –  as we open Bob’s recent blog from bobbrubaker.com …

Bob, tell us what you wrote in your blog,

The Conundrum Of Clutter

 

 

  1. Presentation and discussion of Bob’s published article,
  • Bob and JT discuss highlights of the PowerBreak blog

“The Conundrum Of Clutter

  • Bob concludes with “The PowerBreak blog is found at bobbrubaker.com”      ((((:03 PAUSE))))

 

  1. JT – What’s happening Bob? Any news we need to know about this week?”…

 

  1. Bob - “The Power Of Time Management” and –… & Sermon link on the website.

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  1. JT This is the PowerBreak Podcast, I’m JT along with Bob Brubaker and this is the  –– time for some questions and answers. Feel free to submit your questions by EMAIL TO JT@bobbrubaker.com and we’ll get to the answer on an upcoming PowerBreak. Podcast…

 

  1. JTQuestion ONE - FROM THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF LIFE….

 

Are you saying in your blog that if my garage is messed up or filled with clutter – that I am sinning?

  1. Bob

 

That is something between you and God. I wrote the blog to point out how clutter robs from us in many ways, including the joy of knowing in our heart of hearts that we are being faithful to God as good stewards of all that we have  --- time talent and treasure if you please. So when we have clutter, we are actually taking for granted those things that God has allowed us to have and when it’s piled up … we really don’t have a handle on what we have…

Proverbs 27:23–24 (ESV) — 23 Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds, 24 for riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?

As I pointed out… clutter can end up costing you almost a fifth of your annual budget when you end up buying things you already have that you need but can’t find … OR… when the procrastination switch is thrown because clutter is accumulating and we know we should deal with it but the longer we put it off the bigger it gets and we become addicted to procrastination which comes up and robs us in all areas of life.

Better to take serious what God says about stewardship…

Luke 16:10–13 (ESV) — 10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

  1. JT – Question Two… “FROM THE MENTAL ASPECT” –

 

How can we get handle on clutter from a mental standpoint?

 

  1. Bob

Begin with a list of where clutter exists in your life…. This is admitting it’s a problem…

Second prioritize those areas to attack the clutter.

Third Begin to dismantle the clutter – and organize just one area…. And note how that makes you feel and build upon the moment…

Fourth make a plan to deal with clutter before it accumulates….

If you need additional motivation …. Take your annual budget and figure what a fifth of that looks like and subtract it… and know that is what clutter costs  you in the long run.

  1. (JT) Third Question …. Turning to the physical aspect of life….

 

How about some encouragement for athletes or “want to be” athletes that are thinking they are too old to be an athlete…

 

  1. BB & JT discuss ---

 

Here are some great encouraging sayings from a group of coaches who work with Christ Carmichael …. CTS…

 

  • Every athlete is unique, no matter your age.
  • You are as old as you’ve ever been, but as young as you’ll ever be.
  • You didn’t get “old” overnight
  • You can be just as fast as you were before you were 40, if you focus on one distinct goal at a time. You probably won’t be able to be simultaneously good at a variety of events, , but if you pick one of those and really focus on it, you can be great!
  • For the more beginner to intermediate level athlete: There is absolutely room to improve, even as you get older. Yes, your maximum genetic potential is declining through your 40’s and 50’s, but you can likely keep increasing the percentage of your genetic potential that you actually achieve if you are diligent about it
  • The best training advice I have for masters age cyclists is to not miss training sessions. Stay as consistent as possible with your workouts. Missed training is hard to overcome when you have limited training availability.
  • the best advice is to the honor, respect and trust the rest days in your training program. This is where you make your fitness/performance gains.

 

Bob’s final comment – It takes discipline ….

 

Point: DISCIPLINE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE --- in all aspects of life

Closing statement Bob…. “check out today’s show notes at bobbrubaker.com and click on the PowerBreak podcast – today’s show is 145.

 

  1. JT – Submit your questions by EMAIL to JT@bobbrubaker.com and listen for Bob’s answer on an upcoming PowerBreak Podcast

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