Saturday, August 24, 2019

Books are good....

Back in the day, I used to read the books of Robert Schuller but as his star has waned and his health got worse [ eventually he passed ] and the Catholics buying his MasterPiece, The Crystal Catherdal in Anaheim California, his books have been hard to come by.

Recently I discovered John C Maxwell, and I found the style strangely familiar and just the other day he said in a YouTube I was watching, his inspiration cam from Norman Vincent Peale [Possibility Thinking] and Robert Schuller [Tough Times Don't Last but Tough People Do] and the style made sense.

My book recommendation for you is the book "Failing Foward" which is in the style of Peale and Schuller and makes great reading.






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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Bunbury is it terminal!


I have just spent 48 hours in Western Australia's second city - Bunbury and in a 400 metre walk counted 62 "For lease " signs in the CBD... also saw many shops "crossing the road" to take advantage of cheaper rent - I had not seen that before, plus I saw a couple of signs that offered 3 months rent free to "try out" your retail idea!

I stayed at the Lord Forrest Hotel - still is reasonably good shape although 40 years young.

But in a sign of giving up the street signs weren't put out on the street because there was any passing traffic... the 100 seat restaurant "Unwind" had 96 vacant seats.... are times really tough or does thinking it is so, make it so.

Here is a google search result for shops in Bunbury: Discover 113 shop & retail properties for lease in Bunbury, WA 6230.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Slaying the email inbox dragon

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Leo Babauta, who writes about simplicity and productivity on his blog, Zen Habits.
I don’t know about you, but I get dozens — if not hundreds — of emails a day.
Unlike most people, however, I’m able to process through them, respond quickly, and get my inbox empty in 20 minutes (checking perhaps 2-3 times a day).
In fact, I respond so quickly, and empty my inbox so quickly, that friends have called me an “email ninja”.
Let’s look at some simple strategies for being able to get your inbox to done in as little time as possible…
Pre-empt
The first stage of any email strategy is to stop any unnecessary email from getting into your inbox in the first place. When I said I get perhaps hundreds of emails a day, I deceived a bit — most of those emails never make it to the inbox. They go straight to the spam folder or the trash. You only want the essential emails in your inbox, or you’ll be overwhelmed.
1. Junk. I recommend using Gmail, as it has the best spam filter possible. I get zero spam in my inbox. That’s a huge improvement over my previous accounts at Yahoo and Hotmail, where I’d have to tediously mark dozens of emails as spam.
2. Notifications. I often get notifications from the many online services I use, from Amazon to WordPress to PayPal and many more. As soon as I notice those types of notifications filling up my inbox, I create a filter (or “rule” if you use Mail.app or Outlook) that will automatically put these into a folder and mark them as read, or trash them, as appropriate. So for my PayPal notifications, I can always go and check on them in my “payments” folder if I like, but they never clutter my inbox.
3. Batch work. I get certain emails throughout the day that require quick action (like 10-15 seconds each). As I know these emails pretty well, I created filters that send them into a “batch” folder to be processed once a day. Takes a couple minutes to process the whole folder, and I don’t have to see them in my inbox.
4. Stupid joke emails. If you have friends and family who send you chain emails and joke emails and the like, email them and let them know that you are trying to lessen the huge amount of email you have to deal with, and while you appreciate them thinking of you, you’d rather not receive those kinds of messages. Some people will be hurt. They’ll get over it. Others will continue to send the emails. I create a filter for them that sends them straight in the trash. Basically, they’re on my killfile. If they ever send an important email (which is rare), they’ll call me eventually and ask why I haven’t responded. I tell them that their email must be in my spam folder.
5. Publish policies. As most people who email me get my contact info from my website, I’ve created a set of policies published on my about page that are designed to pre-empt the most common emails. If people follow my policies, I will get very little email. For example, instead of emailing me to ask for a link, they can save the link in my del.icio.us inbox … for suggestions or comments or questions, they can post them on a couple pages I created for that purpose. I’m also planning on creating an FAQ page for more common questions and issues. These policies remove the burden on me to respond to every request — I still read the comments and questions, but I only respond if I have time. My inbox has been under a much lighter burden these days.
Processing the rest
So now that only the essential emails come into your inbox, the question is how to get it empty in 20 minutes? I should warn you that the “20 minutes” time frame is how long it takes me — your mileage may vary, depending on how practiced you are at the following methods, and how much email you get, and how focused you keep yourself. However, in any case, you should be able to get your inbox empty in a minimal amount of time using these methods.
I should also note: if you have a very full inbox (hundreds or thousands of messages), you should create a temporary folder (“to be filed”) and get to them later, processing them perhaps 30 minutes at a time until you’re done with that. Start with your inbox empty, and use the following techniques to keep it empty, in as little time as possible.
6. Have an external to-do system. Many times the reason an email is lingering in our inbox is because there is an action required in order to process it. Instead of leaving it in your inbox, and using the inbox as a de facto to-do list, make a note of the task required by the email in your to-do system … a notebook, an online to-do program, a planner, whatever. Get the task out of your inbox. Make a reference to the email if necessary. Then archive the email and be done with it. This will get rid of a lot of email in your inbox very quickly. You still have to do the task, but at least it’s now on a legitimate to-do list and not keeping your inbox full.
7. Process quickly. Work your way from top to bottom, one email at a time. Open each email and dispose of it immediately. Your choices: delete, archive (for later reference), reply quickly (and archive or delete the message), put on your to-do list (and archive or delete), do the task immediately (if it requires 2 minutes or less — then archive or delete), forward (and archive or delete). Notice that for each option, the email is ultimately archived or deleted. Get them out of the inbox. Never leave them sitting there. And do this quickly, moving on to the next email. If you practice this enough, you can plough through a couple dozen messages very quickly.
8. Be liberal with the delete key. Too often we feel like we need to reply to every email. But we don’t. Ask yourself, “What’s the worst that will happen if I delete this?” If the answer isn’t too bad, just delete it and move on. You can’t reply to everything. Just choose the most important ones, and reply to them. If you limit the emails you actually reply to or take action on, you get the most important stuff done in the least amount of time. Pareto and all that.
9. Short but powerful replies. So you’ve chosen the few emails you’re actually going to respond to … now don’t blow it by writing a novel-length response to each one. I limit myself to five sentences for each reply (at the maximum — many replies are even shorter). That forces me to be concise, to choose only the essentials of what I want to say and limits the time I spend replying to email. Keep them short, but powerful.
10. Process to done. When you open your inbox, process to it to done. Don’t just look at an email and leave it sitting in your inbox. Get it out of there, and empty that inbox. Make it a rule: don’t leave the inbox with emails hanging around. Empty and clean. Ahhh!
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Sunday, July 28, 2019

The Experience Oracle

OK... maybe I make the internet seem too hard by making it seem so easy - and a little voice in my head reminds me of the critique of one of my sessions in Sydney: "The problem, Wayne, is you are the smartest person in the room" Now I am sure that wasn't true, but I acted like it was "all about me" and really it should be all about you!

So, come with me on the journey of creating a lifestyle business The Experience Oracle and I will show you how you could build something like this too!

Step 1: The name - I played around with names and then put what I had come up with in  a domain registrar site - I use idotz.net and found my first 20 had already been taken... [ it is rare to get a domain name first go!]so I played around with the word guru in the synonyms page on google and came up with oracle... and the ExperienceOracle was available as a domain at $10US so I was in business


Step 2: Now we need a logo... I went to the Free Logo Sites and found one I liked [log] and then played around with font and found an image. Now truth be known, my graphic skills are lacking but my EA [those people who you find on sites like Upwork or Fiverr ] is brilliant at photoshop so I asked if she could make it a bit better - well it is a lot better!


Step 3: Create a Facebook page!

I have just finished that - the page is ExperienceOracle and it is in the category - just for fun - nothing else seemed to fit!

This is how far I got and I ran out of energy!

The header is Positano where I have been!

This has taken me a while - I asked Dr Goole what to do and now I have a unique Facebook address: https://www.facebook.com/ExperienceOracle

and then you need people to find you so could you like https://www.facebook.com/ExperienceOracle I would really appreciate it.

Wayne

PS it is easy to do BUT confronting the first time [ or in my case the 20th time ] you create a facebook page.
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Who is Cameron Herold


The Entrepreneurs Transition Curve
Looking for a good listen? [Gee that sounds strange...] but I recommend listening to Cameron Herold on the Jordan Harbinger podcast as he discusses making you bipolar a "superpower"

https://www.jordanharbinger.com/at-a-glance/

It is so good I listened a couple of times and felt like I should let you know about it too!

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Friday, July 26, 2019

90 Day income is the fine!

How come the $5 billion fine Facebook paid last week doesn't get any attention - yes $5 BILLION - well it is just 90 days of income. Think on that for a while!


Only a blip on the ride!!


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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

You jest! Surely?

I thought it was as a joke when I read that there was a move on foot to remove the goalposts in football so nobody could score. But apparently, that is really on the cards. A local junior football team has been penalised all its ladder oints for wining too much.... and the pints have been given to a team who haven't won a game all season. Nonsense but true! Where will it end?? Maybe we won't need war because you can't have a winner.


Come on, guys... no winning no booing it's just not on!
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