Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Purpose is the key to winning

Got Purpose

What is your WHY

The wrong question to become more effective is "How can I be more effective?" 

The fundamental question for all of us should be: "What is my life's purpose?" 

If you can answer that question is, all else falls into place quite nicely. Effectiveness remains empty in the long run without an overarching purpose for one's life.



Monday, October 14, 2019

Dilert says!

Advice from Scott Adams via Dilbert!


Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, says:
“I always advise young people to become good public speakers”.
Anyone can do that, he says, with practice.
“Suddenly you’re in charge or maybe you are starting your own company. Capitalism rewards things that are both rare and valuable.” If you are good at public speaking and one other skill, you make yourself more rare and valuable.
Before Warren Buffett made one dime of money, he took a Dale Carnegie course on public speaking.


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Saturday paper is same as Sunday paper now both owned by same mob

Journalists losing jobs but hey how about some good car news!

Different but the same!

My little pleasure on the weekend used to be reading the car sections of the Saturday and the Sunday papers but with the 7West Group buying the Sunday Times the motoring stuff is the same and to add insult to injury, written in Melbourne so test drives bare no relationship to West Australian conditions... and before you say Australia is Australia, the eastern part of Australia has been ion drought for 7 years and WA is in boom times on the farm.

A more practical example is that the snowfields of NSW are bigger and better than those in Switzerland but I had to journey to Colorado to see snow for the first time...


Saturday, October 12, 2019

History used to be written by the vistor?

History - the records are written by the winners...

Captain Cook - hero or villain?

I am sure some of our history is gruesome and unspeakable but it did happen. What is the purpose of whitewashing it?

There is a move in Australia and I am sure in all countries which were invaded in colonial times, to rewrite history and rip down any reminder of our dark past. My simple question is why??

History is written by the victors - the narrative of World War 11 is startlingly different in the US [ the victors] to Germany or Japan [ the vanquished ] The truth? Who knows but to rip down the statues to the conquerers serves no purpose - what will go next Nelson's Column in London?


Friday, October 11, 2019

Daylight Saving?

Changing clocks?

A Clock -  used to tell time!

After a few years, the press starts a campaign to change the clocks to Summer Time in Western Australia eve though a few referendums have confirmed we like the time the way it is.

Here are a few things to contemplate:

1. China has one time zone for 1.5 billion people and a huge country
2. Europe is in the process of scrapping Daylight saving
3. Before clocks, we didn't have time zones
4. Young people don't use clocks any more... they observe the time on their smartphone.
5. Watches are just fashion statements - often showing anytime at all that is on face

Please leave the clock alone.... what happens in Sydney isn't necessarily good for everyone - consider evening curfews, greyhound racing, water use...

So, respectfully, leave our clocks alone!


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Water the grass!

When you want to make your life feel better and your thoughts more positive…


Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Airconditioning in October [ Australia]


The Faulty Remote!!

Have you seen in the popular press that the average family couldn't handle a $400 emergency?

Well yesterday the heat arrived and hit 33c [ about 91F ] and I thought I would try the aircon... first challenge was the remote control needed new batteries and I needed to go to the local IGA - they are expensive those AAA batteries so there was a decision to be made - well know brand [Duracell] or same brand style - usually Duracell is more expensive but they were actually $1.40 each against $3 for "same" brand - Duracell won.

At home, I replaced the batteries and spent 1 hour getting the clock to show the right time... but other than that no joy. Checking how much to get someone to come and see... "$200 call out PPLUS parts if needed then $25 per 15 minutes" did I really want to be cool? The $400 problem?

I quick phone call to a service centre who said that probably the remote had broken - I could use my smartphone camera and check and according to the guy on the phone, they no longer had those remotes [ system was older than 5 years ] but a universal might work... $200 call out plus $100 Mmmmm

I spoke with my chook man friend David who said for $2 to $5 may be the "tip" shop might have one. I had never heard of a "tip" shop but apparently every tip has one and lots of stuff in good working order is junked but resold at tip shops... but he had another suggestion - send a pic of the remote and he would trey eBay where, sure enough, they were available from $13 to $17 including postage and would arrive in 48 hours.

Today will see if that advice is worthwhile David! I have to go and collect "Business Cards " [Remember them] and I need to drive by the Stirling Tip so the journey commences.