after a week where there was a standoff between the Aystralian Government and Facebook it seems sll is well again.
My question is easy really - who blinked?
I didn't do 2019 well.
My retirement age had arrived... and people expected me to retire! But there is a move to reduce the influence of Ripert Murdoch on the press - in the US, the UK and here in Australia... and Rupert is 90!! maybe more....
So in 2019 I had excuses for slowing down... well there was The Donald creating problems in the Middle East [ he is now gone but nothing is changing that I was happy to use him as an excuse.]
There was issues with new house building that put the moccha on our commission deal for a buildiong group - it had been sold for $100 million and we were on a commision at completion [ we is myself and Matthew ]. Well there is now a boom in house building but the big building group sold for $80 million and the comisison went else where..
My daily early morning walk is designed around a stop halfway for a coffee, buy the paper, and stop and do this.
1. Walk point is 5000 stps of 15000 a day
2. paper cost $1.70 weekdays
3. coffee is $1
"some nonsense for you, I used to stop at Maccas but saw an add [ yes they do work!] that 7/11 had $1 coffee;- I used to pay Maccas $4.10 for coffee and "nick" the paper but I pay $2.70 for coffee and paper and feel much better"
Mmmm... isn't there something going on with Mexit and Oprah at the moment.
Facebook continues to bully people - it has happened for a long time... " empower our employees to change Facebook regardless of features our users want - heck we just had a hack-a-thon and the winners got to change facebook"
Remember the press holding out this was great! Well maybe if they weren't bullies?
Maybe you have heard the quote: "There are 3 rules for writing a book. Unfortunately, nobody knows what they are"
There are hundreds of Rules for Life - here are 12 which might make some sense.
Rule One: You will receive a body. Whether you love it or hate it, it's yours for life, so accept it. What counts is what's inside.
Rule Two: You will be presented with lessons. Life is a constant learning experience, which every day provides opportunities for you to learn more. These lessons are specific to you, and learning them "is the key to discovering and fulfilling the meaning and relevance of your own life".
Rule Three: There are no mistakes, only lessons. Your development towards wisdom is a process of experimentation, trial and error, so it's inevitable things will not always go to plan or turn out how you'd want. Compassion is the remedy for harsh judgement - of ourselves and others. Forgiveness is not only divine - it's also 'the act of erasing an emotional debt'. Behaving ethically, with integrity, and with humour - especially the ability to laugh at yourself and your own mishaps - are central to the perspective that 'mistakes' are simply lessons we must learn. [ Hasn't 2020 taugt us that!]
Rule Four: The lesson is repeated until learned. Lessons are repeated until learned. What manifest as problems and challenges, irritations and frustrations are more lessons - they will repeat until you see them as such and learn from them. Your own awareness and your ability to change are requisites of executing this rule. Also fundamental is the acceptance that you are not a victim of fate or circumstance - 'causality' must be acknowledged; that is to say: things happen to you because of how you are and what you do. To blame anyone or anything else for your misfortunes is an escape and a denial; you yourself are responsible for you, and what happens to you. Patience is required - change doesn't happen overnight, so give change time to happen. [Note to self - this is important.]
Rule Five: Learning does not end. While you are alive there are always lessons to be learned. Surrender to the 'rhythm of life', don't struggle against it. Commit to the process of constant learning and change - be humble enough to always acknowledge your own weaknesses, and be flexible enough to adapt from what you may be accustomed to, because rigidity will deny you the freedom of new possibilities.
Rule Six: "There" is no better than "here". The other side of the hill may be greener than your own, but being there is not the key to endless happiness. Be grateful for and enjoy what you have, and where you are on your journey. Appreciate the abundance of what's good in your life, rather than measure and amass things that do not actually lead to happiness. Living in the present helps you attain peace. [Mmmm it is so hard to learn this!]
Rule Seven: Others are only mirrors of you. You love or hate something about another person according to what you love or hate about yourself. Be tolerant; accept others as they are, and strive for clarity of self-awareness; strive to truly understand and have an objective perception of your own self, your thoughts and feelings. Negative experiences are opportunities to heal the wounds that you carry. Support others, and by doing so you support yourself. Where you are unable to support others it is a sign that you are not adequately attending to your own needs.
Rule Eight: What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. Take responsibility for yourself. Learn to let go when you cannot change things. Don't get angry about things - bitter memories clutter your mind. Courage resides in all of us - use it when you need to do what's right for you. We all possess a strong natural power and adventurous spirit, which you should draw on to embrace what lies ahead.
Rule Nine: Your answers lie inside of you. Trust your instincts and your innermost feelings, whether you hear them as a little voice or a flash of inspiration. Listen to feelings as well as sounds. Look, listen, and trust. Draw on your natural inspiration.
Rule Ten: You will forget all this at birth. We are all born with all of these capabilities - our early experiences lead us into a physical world, away from our spiritual selves, so that we become doubtful, cynical and lacking belief and confidence. These ten Rules are not commandments; they are universal truths that apply to us all. When you lose your way, call upon them. Have faith in the strength of your spirit. Aspire to be wise - wisdom the ultimate path of your life, and it knows no limits other than those you impose on yourself.
Rule Eleven: Don’t Stay Stuck in the Past. Whatever the past was, it’s gone. There is nothing you can do to change anything that has gone before, and so you must turn your attention to the here and now. It is hard to resist the allure of dwelling on what has gone before. But if you want to be successful in your life, you have to turn your attention to what is happening for you right now. You might be tempted to dwell on the past because it was awful or because it was won- derful. Either way, you have to leave it behind because the only way to live is in the present.
Rule 12: Life is a Daring Adventure. You have to see life as a series of adventures. Each adventure is a chance to have fun, learn something, explore the world, expand your circle of experience and friends, and broaden your horizons. Saying NO to adventure means exactly that—you are saying NO to a life of fun, gratitude and excitement. Live now! Live today! This life is yours to do with as you want. It is your gift from the universe!
Next week we will release details of our mentoring system. so, when that happens, let us know what you think.
Yours for Business Success,
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P.S If this the first email from me... maybe we connected on LinkedIn in the last month or so.
The easiest thing is to react. The second easiest thing is to respond. But the hardest thing is to initiate.
All the advice is that inactivity is the killer attitude in achieving stuff. I am reminded of the saying "It does not have to be perfect at first!]