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.






#WayneMansfield, 
Wayne Mansfield, 
#SMM2019, 
#Books, 
#JohnCMaxwell
#ExperienceOracle

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.

#Bunbury
#WayneMansfield
#SMM2019
#ExperienceOracle




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!
#WayneMansfield#ExperienceOracle#Cameronherold#JaordHarbinger#SMM2019
#Timferriss

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.
#WayneMansfield
#ExperienceOracle
#Positano#FacebookHowto
#SMM2019

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!

#WayneMansfield
#ExperienceOracle
#Cameronherold
#JaordHarbinger
#SMM2019

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!!


#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield 
#ExperienceOracle 
#SMM2019
#Facebook
Wayne Mansfield
#Perth

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!
#waynemansfield
#SMM2019
#ExperienceOracle

Monday, July 22, 2019

Can you push it up hill?

There are some great sayings like "it is like pushing S uphill."

and "it is just sent to try us!"



Do they have to make it seem so hard!

I am not wallowing in self-pity. Well, not much anyway. but those two sayings are resonating today.

#WayneMansfield

#ExperienceOracle
#SMM2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Assange Says Sorry ?

Mmm Julian Assange is good copy - the WikiLeaks guy who holed up for 7 years in an embassy in London... Although he isn't a poster boy for antiaging!



Julian Assange ages well NOT!
#ExperienceOracle
#Assange
#SMM2019
#WayneMansfield

Friday, July 19, 2019

Winter Afternoon in Perth - retail wows..



This afternoon I am in another of those "new" offices... the Coffe Club in Mirrabooka Square.

There are a number of new shops - retail experiences they are called but the number of coffee shops has tripled... I don't remember a Coffee Club before but hey it is a cheap office close to home and the wifi is fast, the spaces comes as a price of a flat white and I can watch the world go by.




Artist Impression of the revamped centre!




However, if all the new "shops" are coffee places, what will bring the crowds here in the future - and the original owner Stan Perron has gone to heaven at 96 ish... I bet he is rearranging the deck chairs there now...

#SMM2019
#WayneMansfield
#ExperienceOracle
#Mirrabooksquare



Thursday, July 18, 2019

Is today a new day?


Sometimes conventional wisdom isn't!

I have been studying [which as a speed reader, doesn't come natuarlly] the writings of Ray Dalio is the Great book Principles.

His statement in today's reading is "Every day is NOT a new day. Over time, a body of time builds up, showing what can be relied on and what can't"


Bunnings Umbrella



So, when I started on my daily walk [see I do that each day] it was showering so I went back for the Bunnings brolly [even though it has been cold and dry for 10 days] The evidence said that I would need shelter from the drizzle.


#WayneMansfield
#SMM2019
#ExperienceOracle


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Branch office [1 of 3000]

Mmmm the world of 2019!

I am doing my early morning writing at my coffee shop in one corner - their wifi is FAST.

In the other corner is someone going through [very loudly too!] the confirmation of a new employee, showing her how to complete timesheets [ obviously online] and all the stuff I remember having to go to HR department way back in the '70s and walking passed all those other employees... all that is in the past and never again to be in the future.



Then I think, well this is just 2 of over 3000 places that double up as branch offices for the cost of coffee [or not]

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The experience oracle?

Trends? I wish what tomorrow would be like.. and I am not sure anybody really knows.

Way back before the internet, I had a serviced office [the Servcorp type on level21 of their building in Perth]. At the time there was a stigma - aren't you a real company?? Eventually, we had a REAL office... now we have co-working spaces and "Permanent" place at coffee shops and everyone seems fine with that - and loads of vacant space where offices used to be... a Cat Hotel is opening where once a professional Real Estate Office was. Yes, a place for cats to "stay overnight while their owners are travelling or romancing."


Mmm this friend doesn't want a Doggie Hotel

What brought this on Wayne? Well I changed my morning walk and was greeted by the vacant convenience store, a 2017 car with no kms on the clock for sale at the local motor dealer [ it is a car and not a fancy SUV so out of favour] passed a vacant Hogs Breath that lasts less than 6 months after a nearly $1 million fitout... and where am I writing this from? My afternoon office, a coffee shop in the local shopping mall that is getting more and more "vacant shop" signs although they have different words - like "space available for exciting new retailer " [ maybe 4 in this shopping centre which is undergoing a major upgrade [for what I am not sure]

So, I am looking for your input. What should I be looking at for the next 20 years [ oops say 4 quarters ] The starting point is a new trading entity - the ExperienceOracle. Trends say that customers will "expect more relevant and highly personalized experiences." I suppose if I am struggling with what that means so will others.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Signs on Footpaths?

I wonder if I am just too sensitive??

A local trader is putting hid A Sign on the footpath in front of his store [ actually right in the middle of the paved path ] and it really annoys me.... personally I can walk around it BUT what about those people with less mobility?

What do you think?? Am I over reacting??


Should signs be on footpaths?

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Winter in Perth

A dilemma? Should we celebrate dry sunny days or complain that there is no rain for the farmers? I go for the celebrations how about you?

Mullaloo Beach Winter 2019

#Winter #SMM2019 #WayneMansfield 




Sunday, July 07, 2019

The First Victim of CyberBullies


A recent TED talk and then the more in depth Ted Interview with Chris Anderson featured Monica Lewinsky [Yes for those of you old enough THAT Monica]

If you haven't listened to either - YOU SHOULD.

I had forgotten how new Cyberbullies were - my run-in with them was 1999 and still most days someone references the matter [chech my Wikipedia listing if you want details] and Also the point she makes elegantly, this stuff seems to have a forever life. I hadn't really thought about forget me laws that have taken hold in Europe but maybe we should look at them.

OK, my point is this, the internet has many good and bad traits, and obviously one of its bad traits is to magnify something out of what history would have done. So, Monic's "that blue dress" will live on when in past times, it would slowly fade away.

My ask is to "have a listen" to a very positive Monica on Ted and you will, I am hoping, get a new perspective on the good and bad of the internet. [Also why clickbait is the soul mate of Fake News and confirmation Bias]

Saturday, July 06, 2019

The sentiment is changing!

As an observer, I have noticed our local [ Perth Western Australia ] daily newspaper get smaller and smaller day after day - I used to get it home delivered but after a trial to see if it was missed, haven't renewed the delivery... I read it at the coffee stop on the 10 km walk each day... even Rupert Murdoch has given up on my city with the recent sale of his one dominant Sunday Times to the holding company of the West Australian newspaper. my favourite Wednesday feature of the West Australian is repeated in the Sunday Times [ the motoring section which is sourced from Eastern States Journalists - progress they tell me!]

But a green shoot today. The Saturday edition of the West had extra ads for televisions and whitegoods to soak up the tax breaks that sailed through Federal Parliament dut=ring the week... and the paper was nearly large enough to be 2 parts as it once was but just missed the cut I think...

The only issue I see is that most people who are in line for the $1,000 bonus will have spent it 3 times by the time it arrives...



although I recall when a similar trick was pulled by Kevin Rudd in 2008 the bouns cash went to pay down personal debt... maybe it will be the same this time?

Friday, June 28, 2019

Twitter is a megaphone to the world.

Twitter is a megaphone to the world.





Just ask The Donald!

It’s remarkable how far a good idea can travel on social media. 
It is amazing that a tweet sent can within seconds be retweeted from South Africa, Australia, and the Philippines.


However, a bad Tweet travels too.

This means you should focus on quality rather than the quantity of your tweets

Material first published by Frank Sonnenberg at 
https://www.franksonnenbergonline.com/blog/9-keys-to-twitter-success/

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Thougts of Ryan Holiday on Turning 32

I confess: This article came as an email from Ryan Holiday and is also republished on Medium. I wish I had this much wisdom at 32!



Ryan Holiday
This is the first year I forgot how old I was. Like really forgot and had to do the math, several times, as recently as yesterday morning.
I’m not saying I’m old. That would be a lame joke. It’s just that this is the first year where my age really didn’t matter at all. Because once you have kids, nobody asks anymore. They want to know how old they are. You’re just a firmly established adult now, which after spending almost all of my twenties as the “I can’t believe you’re only _ _” guy, is actually a nice change.
Nevertheless, I think it’s a mistake for people my age to think about how young they are — to think of getting old and dying as something that happens way off in the future. Instead, I prefer Seneca’s observation, the one about how death isn’t this thing that happens once but as something that is happening right now. We are dying everyday, he said, and each second that passes is lost to death. If we can think that way then we can truly live and not take anything for granted.
You can read what I wrote (and what I learned) over the years in the series of posts I’ve done on my birthdays. I think the first one I did was when I turned 20, but here is 2627282930, and 31. As for this year, here are some thoughts I’ve had and lessons that I’ve learned. Maybe they’ll save you some trouble. Or maybe you’ll have to learn them on your own.
-Life is better with less Facebook in it. In January, I changed the password on my personal account and my fan page, handed it over to an assistant and haven’t checked it since. I have one throw away account with no friends, no feed, that belongs to one group I need for work. I don’t think I have missed one thing. I should have done this sooner.
-You work really hard to get money…and then once you have it you spend time worrying whether you’re putting it to work right.
-Marcus Aurelius’s line: To accept it without arrogance, to let it go with indifference. God that’s good. And so hard to do.
-There is something about water, cold fresh water especially. The more time you spend around it, but more importantly, in it, the better. And Texas is very under-rated when it comes to swimming (just check out some of the places on this list)
-I was talking to my sister at Christmas and she told me she’d never called 911 in her life. I’ve probably called 25 times? (and not because I’m crazy, they were all for people). If you’ve never called 911, it might be a sign you’re not out there doing enough weird or interesting stuff. Or your eyes are just closed.
-The real benefit to wearing the same thing everyday (or having some set clothing rotation) is not actually the time or decision fatigue it saves you. It’s that you never go shopping. I went to maybe five stores in the last year? And one mall?
-Jerry Seinfeld once talked about how ‘quality time’ with your kids is nonsense. Time is time. In fact, he said garbage time — eating cereal together late at night, laying around on the couch — is actually the best time. I think that’s true of life as a whole. Forget chasing experiences. It’s all wonderful, if you so choose.
-I remember at American Apparel we were discussing some project and one of the execs had an opinion that most of the people disagreed with. They were trying to convince him he was wrong and in turn sort of expected him to try to convince them. But he just said, “That’s ok. I’m OK standing alone on this one.” It was an offhand remark but I think about it a lot. The world could use more of that. It’s something I try to model in my own life.
-Something I’ve learned from my own experience giving interviews that’s helped me relax when I read stuff: It’s not good business to underplay how hard you’re working or what your routine is. So of course it’s going to sound like a CEO’s working 90 hour weeks or that every head coach is sleeping in their offices. I’m not saying that being an athlete isn’t a grind, but if what you saw on Instagram or what they told reporters was 100% accurate, you wouldn’t see so many of them get DUIs. The point being: Don’t measure yourself against other people’s posturing. You have no idea what goes on behind closed doors.
-This year I did quite a bit of re-reading (East of EdenThe OdysseyWhat Makes Sammy Run? etc). It was really wonderful. Especially when I was able to find the same copy I’d used the first go around and I could see the notes I’d made and the food I’d spilled.
-There is something special about re-reading, but something even better about listening to a song on repeat — like hundreds of times. Especially from an artist that towers and crashes (Bon Iver, Bruce Springstreen, The National). So many of my best insights or creative sessions have come from the state that helps induce.
-Life is too short to have wars raging on multiple fronts. By that I mean conflicts with multiple groups, people, neighbors, whatever. You gotta decide what you’re going to let go and what you’re going to press. Otherwise you’ll end up like Hitler in his bunker with the whole world armed against you.
-Try to think less about results. Just try to make contact with the ball. Give your best effort, make contact with the ball. The rest takes care of itself.
-I used to not check my phone in the morning until I’d done one thing (shower, eat, whatever). Then I moved it to I don’t check my phone for the first thirty minutes after I wake up. Now I’m moving towards an hour. Mornings have dramatically improved. The days have too.
-More young people should at least try hunting. It gets you outside. You can’t use your phone. It teaches you how guns work and how dangerous they are. It forces you to look at the circle of life up close and personally. It’s healthier than just about anything else you can eat.
-Political correctness is dangerous, but so is being cruel and insensitive. People’s feelings do matter and the kinder we are, the better we all feel.
-One of the things that happens when you get a big enough audience is that you start to pretty regularly get really nasty emails from people. Often about really little things like spelling errors or presumed disagreements about politics. A while back I started replying, “Thank you for this really nice note. I hope it made you feel better.” Almost invariably they reply back that they don’t even know why they sent it or why they were so angry. Which is a good thing to remember: Even when you see people do something cruel or hurtful, they probably don’t actually see it that way. It might be worth talking to them first before completely writing them off.
-It’s not just that the media exaggerates and sensationalize. It’s actually worse: Most of the time they don’t even know what they’re talking about. Check out the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect and take a minute to really look at some reporting about an area you’re an actual expert or insider to. Notice how bad it is? These outlets don’t have magically higher standards when it comes to Donald Trump or sports or breaking news. In fact, the coverage is probably worse because the events are more opaque and the rush to be first is higher. So seriously, the less you watch the better. Are there good reporters out there? Of course. But let that filter up to you — don’t mainline disinformation for the occasional hit of truth.
-Peter Thiel talked about optimizing your life for things that don’t get old or have diminishing returns. Living somewhere with a great view was one he mentioned. I’ve been thinking about that a lot.
-Don’t let the mob convince you otherwise: Almost everything is complicated and nothing is simple. People are complicated. The scandals they find themselves in or the wrongs they’ve done are complicated. Politics are complicated. Issues — abortion, death penalty, the Middle East — are all complicated. Race is complicated. History is complicated. I know that doesn’t sound like much of a statement, but social media and our ever increasing polarization has led to a kind of massive simplification of everything. Nuance doesn’t fit in a tweet. Saying, “I’m not sure” or “That makes me uncomfortable” doesn’t go viral. Black and white certainty does. Roasting someone for a mistake or a flaw does.
-Related to that: The mob doesn’t need more people. If you don’t join, someone else will likely replace you. But if you don’t ask the tough questions, if you don’t reach out and check on the person they are piling on, if you don’t think about the picture, will anyone?
-Don’t read people’s long captions on Instagram. They are almost universally inane bullshit.
-You’re never proud that you lost your temper.
-You need a philosophy and you need to write it down. And re-write it and go over it regularly. Life is too hard (and too complicated) to try to wing it and expect to do the right thing.
-The world breaks all of us, Hemingway said, and those who won’t break, it kills. Be willing to give up. To fail. To admit you blew it. To try it a different way in the future. That’s the only way to survive…and to get better.
-I can think of a couple things I thought I didn’t like, but now that I am older, I do: pineapple, guacamole, sushi. But for the most part, the things I don’t like, I don’t like. So I don’t do acquired tastes. This has served me well, with alcohol being the best example.
-It’s not fun to be Donald Trump. Or LaVar Ball. Or any of these people. Remember this. Forget about karma catching up with them. It sucks right now. Even if you can’t see it.
-But if I am content with what I have, won’t I stop getting better? No. We play better with house money. Feel better too.
-It’s always worth thinking about the things you believed very strongly and were now quite obviously wrong about. Because only an idiot would not see that that’s going to happen again and again.
-Stillness is the key…to just about everything.
Anyway, that’s me at 32. I hope to be better next year, if I am lucky enough to be around for it. If I am, I’ll see you here with some more thoughts.

Friday, May 24, 2019

You really have to look to find fault



Mmmm I am just back from a month speaking on a cruise [floating hotel] ship from Barcelona via Dubai to Singapore.
When asked, "How was it?" I have been answering "Great you have to look for things NOT to like".
The one thing that really did jar was the last part of the trip from Singapore to Perth by Scoot - at the moment of the safety talk the captain came to the front of the plane and said "We have had a small incident on the tarmac and I have asked the engineer to come and take a look."
It turned out the tow tug had hit the plane which made it unserviceable and we needed to change planes which added a couple of hours to when we got home plus we only got two of our three pieces of luggage when we arrived home.
That story took pride of place in my story until:
The missing piece of luggage arrived and a voucher for the fare on scoot with a 12 month usage date arrived by email without explanation [unexpected gift which is much appreciated]
So even my hard luck stories have been turned into good news!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

It is OK not to know who you are



You should reset every 4 years BUT own who you were back then but you can be a different person each 4 years...

Today's Social Media hot potato #metoo is digging up something someone said 10 years ago and claiming they are the same person... well they usually aren't>

Thinlking back 4 years ago - are you the same person as then?? I bet you have heard the saying "You can't say that anymore!" you what, that means you could say that once upon a time... you know how all jokes that were "Insert type of person here " have to be "plain vanilla" now. Like the three "Insert insult here" has become three "nongender identified persons" - it is a challenge because the joke needs to be good to get a laugh.

Want to hear more of this enlightening though challenge? Can I suggest you listen to a podcast with Jordan Harbinger and Charlamagne tha God Lenard Larry McKelvey a very popular American radio Shock Jock who is obvious mellowing as he passes 40. He says the 25-year-old him doesn't resemble the 40-year-old him - BUT he says he is proud of his warts and all 25 old self because it got him to the 40-year-old version.

@cthagod #cthagod #WayneMansfield #rebootology