Category : Self Development

How Much Do You Really NEED?

Hooker Valley Track, Mt.Cook New Zealand

In the aftermath of a crisis – like an extended lockdown and quarantine – it’s easy to get disheartened and depressed.

About the lack of things that once filled our lives.

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Monsters In The Mirror

Monster in the mirror

Not all serious problems are dramatic.

Even deadly ones are often silent.

Like a drop of blood in spit while brushing. Like a momentary fumble with a plate or cup. Like the futile grasp to remember a name or face.

They could be early warning signs of a blood cancer; of an impending stroke; or of Alzheimer’s.

On the other hand… they may be completely innocent.

Should we worry, then? Or do we reserve our panicked reactions only to the ones that arrive with a flash and a bang?

Like a heart attack. A nuclear accident. A contagious virus.

Hard to tell. Because…

Quiet dangers are still real.

But there’s a downside.

If we constantly seek subtle signs as harbingers of doom, we’ll always see monsters in the mirror.

And what kind of life would THAT be?

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How To THINK Differently : Dealing With A Changed Post-COVID World

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May you live in interesting times, goes an ancient Chinese curse.

In our modern era, a virus that first was detected in China and has since rapidly spread around the world has led us into very interesting times.

Or perhaps “interesting” isn’t the right word.

Scary times. Fearful times. Distressing times.

Worrying times.

Uncertain times.

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On Hooker Valley Track To Aoraki Mount Cook New Zealand

Mount Cook New Zealand

“It’ll take around three hours!” said our tour guide.

Anticipating an easy amble to the foothills of Mount Cook, we set out on the popular Hooker Valley Track, four middle-aged folks with an average age of 51 years.

I volunteered to be ‘pack mule‘ for the group, lugging along a bag with 4 liters of water, some snacks and warm sweaters.

Quickly, we realized this was no walk down a rosy garden path!

The track sloped up, gently at first, then a bit more steeply. All around, mountains loomed and valleys rolled gently away to distant lakes and streams.

The walking path weaved and curved between thick shrubbery dotted with colorful blooms.

Hooker Valley Track Mount Cook New Zealand

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Build It Up

Break It Down, Build It Up

Exactly 48 hours ago, there was a house in this spot across the road.

It took nearly 6 months to build. And for over 35 years, it sheltered many families.

  • Children were born in it, and grew up. Married. Had kids of their own.
  • People grew up in it, and grew old. Retired. Got sick and died.
  • One opened a business in it, and it thrived. Became profitable.

And then, everything changed.

A construction company’s billboard went up, with a slogan saying:

“Let’s Build a Future… Bigger & Better”

Wreckers and giant diggers arrived one night. Next morning, a loud clanging and drilling indicated they had begun work.

Two days later, all that’s left is a mound of rubble.

And a vacant lot.

Another set of apartments will be built in it. They, too, will house many families. It will take several months, even years, to build it, though.

Tearing something down is quick, even easy.

Building it up is not.

It takes time, effort and patience.

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I Spent This Morning Deploying Some Productivity Hacks

Productivity Hacks

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It was past midnight when I closed the window and turned off my computer.

For an hour, I had been watching an amazing presentation by Kevin Fahey. It was about his ‘Productivity Hacks‘.

I was amazed at how many tips, ideas and strategies he packed into such a brief talk. But even more amazed at the takeaways I got from it…

Because I am an expert at personal productivity!

For years and years, I have thrived on being exceptionally productive.

  • I manage my time well.
  • Set goals effectively, and achieve them.
  • Use ‘to do lists’ extensively.
  • Have painstakingly built efficient habits.
  • And above all else, learned how to focus intensely upon the job at hand.

In fact, I’ve written books on each of these topics.

And am actually in the middle of planning a launch of SIX different ebooks – along with a 6-module coaching program – on, guess what…?

Personal Productivity!

So if a coach who teaches folks to be more productive actually learned something new and fresh from another guy’s short presentation, he can’t be much of a teacher, right?

Wrong!

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Last night, I was SHOCKED!

It was late. Everyone else was asleep.

I was working on a long overdue review of my business earnings.

With increasing horror, I punched data into an Excel spreadsheet. Finally, when I clicked a button to add up totals…

I was STUNNED!

Income had dropped by a heart-wrenching 30% for the 1st half of 2019.

It felt like being punched in the gut.

But that wasn’t all.

The worse news is what’s happening in the 2nd half of 2019.

My net earnings for the last quarter were down…

By A Crushing NINETY-THREE Percent!

That’s right.

Revenue has dropped by nine-tenths over this period.

For a long time, I sat in silence in the dark room.

Thinking.

WORRYING!

And then, I made a plan.

Actually, it was just one decision.

I would start acting on it first thing in the morning.

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Am I Your Friend, I Ask…

“What a contrast between us! You live a warm and glowing life, surrounded by loved ones whom you care for and who care for you; you are anchored in contentment. I drift about without rudder or compass, a wreck on the sea of life; I have… no friends for the wholesome development of my affects, or enemies for my malice.

Alfred Bernhard Nobel, in a letter to his sister-in-law

I was recovering from an attack of viral hepatitis. Home bound. Room bound. Going slowly crazy.

All day – and most of the night – I played TV video games until my thumb got swollen from punching the ‘Fire’ button! One evening, the phone rang. It was a friend calling with some exciting news.

“Did you know that X and Y got married? Why didn’t you tell me?”

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