Thursday, April 08, 2021

AFL Madness

Today the radio is buzzing with Eddie McGuire's brain fart of adding 2 teams to make the AFL a 20 team competition. My thoughts are that the USA has 350 million people and doesn't have 20 teams... Australia has 25 million and 20 is too many.



Monday, April 05, 2021

Football? Car crashes?

Easter Long weekend? Here in WA, we have mixed feelings fo Football - the Eagles won beating flag favourites Port Adelaide easily but the Dockers, having started well, but ended up loosing badly to Carlton. that means 50/50 happy in Perh!



Listening to the Radio, they are talking about road crashes on Indian Ocean Highway which resulted in a death..... so the debate slips into hyper drive, about roads or drivers!


Saturday, April 03, 2021

Arachnids on your face?

When I hear the word arachinds I am disgusted - spiders! Well apparently we have thousands of facemites arachinds on our face in our pores [facemites] that livwe happily due to our ignorance.




I know this because I have been listening to Mike Carruthers's podcast "somehting you should know" and they talked about facemites - like little spiders [ face mite ] that liove in the pores of our face.

Now you know = YUK!


Friday, April 02, 2021

Cruising Europe

 A few years ago, I was on a cruise from Amstradam to Budapest - it was the best 2 weeks hoilday I have experience - it was eye watering expensive but included everything... and nothing was a problem. That is the advantage of APT Tours - expensive but inclusive.



Thursday, April 01, 2021

Flu Shot?

With all the Hoo Haa about ovid-19 what about the annual flu shot? That is where I am headed this morning... Last year it was a long wait but I made my booking yesterday and they said "The ealierest is tomorrow at 9.45am" so that is where I am going.




Age [too many years] has some advantages - I am not old enough for the covid-19 but just the right age for the flu... I visit an Uncle in an age care place and they actually check that the certificate is current.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Produtivity - Habits beat To do Lists

I am [used to be] a To Do List  freak but found myself being not getting much done! I saw some material on doing a to do habits list... and after doing it all March, I can attest to habit lists working. so I doivided the day into three parts... [ based on Tim Ferriss 4 hours work week and find that I am getting much more done... the habits are tasks like "Walking", email check, coffee, facebook pages etc...



And then 2 other parts of the day - 5am to 9am, 1pm to 5pm and lastly 7 to 11pm... it works.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Suez Open Again

Todays' news is that the Ever Given has been "unwedged" and the canal is open again... although the news yesterday was that the disruption would go on until Christmas... luckily for the perveyours of concern, there was 8 new covid-19 cases in Brisbane [ and a sacking for refusing the flu vaccine ] so my prediction is that we will hear very little about the Suez now it isn't going to take 6 weeks to fix.



Monday, March 29, 2021

Suez Canal

Who has been through the Suez Canal? I have, on board the maiden votage of Spectrum of the Seas about 2 years ago... [Experience Oracle] I have a certioficate to celebrate the time... at the time it s very "ho hum."




The really interesting event was a "Pirate Drill" what to do if the pirates attacked - tha PA system was RS but the drill kept going and I understand armed security board with automatic weapons.... now I have to admit I adn't thought of the Suez Canal before [except when it was opend] or since until the Evergiven got stuck.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Fleeceware?

How could you believe anything a person Charlie Brown says? That is the name the tech guy on 6PR  - the local talkback radio I listen to on my walks..

Well this morning he was giving advice about Fleeceware - Phone apps that can charge up to $60/week when the "free" download is just 3 days in... over $3000 a year!



 
His advice  " - Never accept that a FREE app won't charge you if you need to enter your credit card"  [ I am having issues deleting mine from a service I was using.... I couldn't delete it, even thou  they said the service had ben cancelled.]

So Charlies' advice "Never enter your credit card for a free trial"


Friday, March 26, 2021

Podcasts

Today I have listened to two podcasts - Mike Rowe [As I heard it], John Maxwell [Leadership] and James Altucher [Choose yourself], and came away with many ideas - perhaps the trouble is too many ideas but at least I have something to exercise my mind.




Then I saw that of over the 1,000,000 podcasts the average number of listeners is just 20 people - the three mentioned above have collectively over 1,000,000 listeners... so many must have vry few [Is it true that most things that have averages have most under the avaerage?]

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Fun Facts update

Some time ago, I was overcome with excitement, when I met Dr Karl Kruszelnicki in the Qantas lounge on a trip... yes I asked for and received his authograph... on a napkin. Did I feel silly - just a little but "hey it was Dr Karl.



My heart warmed when I saw him react to a twitter complaint about overdone packaging for someone who had just purchased his book... he said "thanks for letting mr know, I will do better!"






Wednesday, March 24, 2021

FUN FACT 2021`

 While listening to podcasts today and yesterday, these two questions were posed:

Question 1: If you had $1 million to in invest in a High Tech Stock 20 years ago what has perfoermed best?




Question 2: Why has the wealth of the Top 1% doubled in the last year? Not their income but their total wealth.

Answer 1: Dominos Pizza

Answer 2: They didn't do anything different but what they did made them "Best in the world"

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Politics - good enough?

Some years ago, after meeting the ALP Cabinet Member Kim Beazley senior at a school do in Bunbury, I set myself the goal of being a politician. I did all the necessary things. expressing a counter vie.. had a police interview to become a commissioner of Declarartions [ yes  and they came to my house]! Everything was on track.

I was choosen to serve as the parents representative on Chisholm Colleges board but was chastised by the head master for expressing a counter view to that of the board members who had been running the college for years - I objected to the builder being given a large extension job without a quote process [ he had been on the board for years - long after his kids had finished school] Anyway, I was told my background wouldn't hold up for public office - being young, opposing the Vietnam War, etc... not Catholic - the upshot was I decided that I was made of the right stuff to be a politician. 



The going ons of the last few months in Canberra have caste a different light on what goes for being the "right stuff" but time has marched on and it is now too late to get back on the track [ or step of getting their  convention has it.]

Yesterday, on 6PR our local talkback radio, Liam Barlett, asked questions of a recently elected Parliamentary party  leader of Legalis Cannabis  [ Her party used the distrabution of preferences known as preference whispering  to finish 5th in a 6 horse race for a seat in the South West Legialive Council of WA ] like what is you policy on Education, Donations by Developers etc... and when the lady said they didn't have any he made fun of her. within moments the listeners chimed in to make fun of her... but surely a single idea party shouldn't waste time on aletrnative ideas until they have secured their first policy accepted??

Mybe I should have pursued that original goal?

Monday, March 22, 2021

Football is back!

The 2021 Australian Football League [AFL] got underway this weekend and with some rule tweeks, is watchable agin... [ Quaters returned ro 20 minutes plus time on, standing the mark rule has been re-imposed and contraversily, a medical sub is now allowed.] My team the West Coast Eagles played on Sunday in 36c heat and won!!




There were upsets, like Adelaide beating Geelong [ Who picked that?] predtible results [ Richmond - winning and Dusty Martin starring - all according to script] and the usualy season threatening injuries  [Alex Pearce and Matt Rowell] and Patrick Dangerfield on Report for a head clash... ahhh nearly normal!

I have been a reluctant follower for a few years whn it was just a mess like Rugby League but this weekend was GREAT!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Trust the science?

James Altucher has a new book SKIP THE LINE which gives his take on the 10,000 hour of pracrice - he says that you should ex[eriment and that teaches you more than doing the sames thing 10,000 hours... his example is science [ you know thw politician and woke pople keep saying " trust the science"] where they try to disprove something... if it didn't continually change we would still beleve in a flat world, the earth revolving around the sun, and germs being safe!... yet we are preached to that science has the answers to covid-19 and really they are learning everyday. Why do they say that this is what we believe today but it might be different tomorow... that would be easier to get your head around wouldn't it?




Any way, James makes a good argument for trying different things until one works.... if they all worked things would be so boring. I tried 6 different produts on 5 different lists over the last year.... it show that hat used to work doesn' but actually 30 different things tht used to work now don't it is time to fail some more. I can understand that - success comes faster when you fail quicker.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Kenya and the missing generation

 A few years ago as was part of a group that donated goats to a village near Kisomo [ on Lake Victoria, Kenya] and it still brings back memories...

Great memories: Meeting President Obahma's grandmother
Not so goos Memories: The journey to the the Masa Mara. I now have a new definition of a road! it was cheaper and obviouslt quiker to fly back to nairobi at the end... the wonders of an Amex Credit Card!



Horrific Memories: There were no people between 20 and 35 yesr old at the viiage we visited as they had died from HIV which had been denied as a disease until everyone died.

Maybe Covid-19 deniers can take not?

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Should you have a MENTOR?

 You are never too good to need a Mentor. They provide advice and guidance, they empower and enable.





Geat achievers acknowldge mentors:

Quincy Jones credits Ray Charles with lots of his success.

OPrah took advice and direction from Maya Angelou.

For company leaders who work without Mentors, achievement is 50% of that achieved where a mentor is actively sought.

Find out more at: https://www.waynemansfield.com/p/mentoring-packages.html

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

What is the difference between coaching & mentoring?

 What is the difference between coaching & mentoring? 

Coaching is a trained and practiced skill that helps high-performing employees set and reach personal goals that are in line with organisational objectives, taking their skills and leadership capabilities to the next level.

Mentoring is based on the experiences of the mentor and focuses on the development of the mentee as a whole person. Mentoring does not require any specialised training, and can be undertaken by anyone senior (or junior, in some cases) to the mentee.



Mmmm it seems like coaching is about getting a better result where as mentoring is getting a beter person! That seems to explain why coachs can be arseholes and be well liked. Mentors are just themselves, good or bad, So if you would like a mentor, warts and all, I put up my hand!

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Labour complete 36% rout of Liberals

 Saturdays's Western Australian State Election has the ALP [lead by Mark McGowan] completed a rout of their competition the Liberals winning 42 seats [so far] of the 50 on offer, the liberals gaining gender equity [1 of each] so noa it will be interesting to see what absolute power does to MGowan. Let's hope he can keep the loopy left in line!



Friday, March 12, 2021

There was no way McGowan wasn't going to be re-elected!

When getting my coffee this morning, the lady behind the counter said "we could have saved $millions... by not having the elections... there was no way McGowan wasn't going to win."



Anyway, I did my duty and went to an early voting station and cast my vote - to give you some idea of how hotly contested the election is... my understanding was I was in the aelectorate of Perth but they gave me voting papers for Morley... mmm, I basically got my name crossed off for attending.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Italy in another time

 About 30 years ago, I visitied Italy...

The first 2 weeks were spent in Rome... it was hot as Europens summers tend to be... but the train ticket that allowed unlimited travel was fantastic... it was a case of picking a direction and going until the place looked worth a stop - the place that springs to mind is the garden at Tivoli that is mentioned on a travel site as: "Tivoli is a must-see, as it's absolutely gorgeous, (the ride out there is too) and it's a wonderful way to spend a summer day. In August you may want a break from Rome's oppressive heat, and Tivoli is perfect" which discribes exactly how it was!






And the train trip back was wonderful - 30 plus sun factor sunscreen unnecessary as the sum was filtered by the eurpoean smog.. where as in Australia I would have been a crimson red from a full day in the sun. I wonder id covid-19 has reduced the crowd numbers but I recall we weren't knocked over in the rush.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Politics are dirty business

The guest speaker at the National Press Club lunch on Turesday was ex Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

It was interesting to see Kevin [07] spin his yarn about press influence and "fake' news. He was asked about the stories of how he was rude and aggrfessive to staff and his answer was "Read my autobiography and the 1500 notes contained there before you ask impertinent questions" I might read it to see his version of what happened.




All I recall about Kevin is that I went to bed one evening and he was PM but by morning Julia gillard was PM - the speed it happened was incredible... now the rules have changed so it will take a while if there is a move on Anthony Albanese.... 

What the last two weeks has shown though is that politicas is a dirty business....

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

My Dan Andrews' Moment

 I went to a Saturday lunch for the NIC [ Nothing Importanrt Club] but ended up after a fall in the emergency ward at QE11... no sympathy received as it must have been my fault. I have no memory of it at all... with no idea what happened or how I got there aprt from being shouted at by those close to me... I obviously caused it is the reasoning. However, I wonder what they will say about the news today that



"Dan Andrews was taken to hospital after a fall..." no reason given just that it happened.


Mmmm such is life.

Monday, March 08, 2021

Mmmmm once a Hollywood Star always a Hollywood Star!

 Today, we get Megan's view on the world.. It will be facinating... the whole carry on with Oprah and as much as I want not to... I will sneek a peep at what is said.. Ahh well Brexit is our times Mrs Simpson - Not that it isn't hostory repeating it self.



Sunday, March 07, 2021

The sign Merlot is bad for you!

 Without going into details, I am now sworn off any drink that impairs my ability to think!




Saturday, March 06, 2021

3 things I learnt from being in wikipedia

 I was involved in the pioneering of email marketing from 1999 to 2004 [ and still now] and those who sit in dark corners - than they used bulletin boards but now they infect Social Media, where they can hide behind a scrren name - got great comfort by making my life hell. This is what I learned.

1.    The Real People don't care: I did lots of marketing for a guy... let's call him David, who marketed a scurity product, and he stuck with me through thick and thin. the results were good [open rates back then were up to 70% for unsolicted emails against 3 - 5% now] I used to see him have a stand st exhibitions [ he travelled from rural Victoria to grab a stand [remember those - pre covoid days]. Well the faceless people used to harass him by continuously phoning and heavy breathing etc... [ he told me once he opened a brown paper package that was filled with live cockroaches] but until he soldhis business many years later he sung my prasies.

                                                                    Wayne Mansfield


2.     You have to control the narrative.
With my son Matthew, we won the Social Media ontract for the FIFAWorld Cup 2022 until someone who missed out printed out our wikipedia page without the refrences changed, and submitted to the Qatari organising committee! They cancelled the job but told me... "if your government hates you that much, you must be good. Next time you should tell us first!"

3.     It never goes away: Fast forward to 2021 and people still site the article on wikipedia as a reason why I am a "crook" That is 17 years since we were fined as part of making the law on email marketing [ half of the case went in out favour but you wouldn't know from what you read,



Friday, March 05, 2021

Horse shit to that!

 I was reminded that the problem of the turn of the 20th century was that the great cities of the world were being covered in the left overs of the fuel of transportation. If you have walked the streets of London [ I have!] there are very high curbs. These cirbs were to stop horse shit being washed into the downstairs of houses when it rained - which is most days in London. This unsolvable problem was solved with the rapid introduction of the motore car... horses were returned to the country, the plague of horse droppings stopped and the unsolvable problem was solved....




Fast forward to the start of the 21 st century and the cities of the worl are being killed by the left overs of cars' fuel CO2... This morning I was listening to Peter Diamandis talk about there being no left over to the current electric cars and although the take up rate is slow [Less than 5% currently] electric power stored in batteries will drive the world and cure "Warm house gases". Peter says we get 8000 times more power from the sun than we use... batteries solve the issue of storage, and will be the modern day cure to horse shit.

#WayneMansfield, #Wayne Mansfield, Wayne Mansfield, #Done! #Experience oracle.

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Responsibilty? It is different depending on the consequences

 Yesterday I spoke about the CANCEL CULTURE that has become all prevausive in the world since Social Media.

Well, the politician outed was our AGM, Christian Porter, who has been dogged by saying when h was 4 years old... "One day I will be Ausralia's Prime Minister" he went to all the halls of white priveledge... Hale School, the University of Western Australia, was the Western Australian PUblic Prosecutor etc... and is a couple of steps away from that four year old's dream but he is now accused of a crime from 33 years ago by someone who is dead... he has been CANCELLED!

How do you react to that? my first thought was that he must have really pissed someone off and that is pay back but on reflection, is this how we want to live our lives?

I personally think Porter is a prick but he or we don't deserve this. consequenc to the complainer



I listened to Seth Godin this morning and he said that until recently social media played out without consequence - lose a digital game?? big deal... start again and if you don't tell anyone who would know?

Make a hatful comment from a fake account and there are no conseuences... make an annonymus report and the damage is done without consequenc to the complainer.

I have expereienced this but thought it was OK because I was pioneering new ground [ busily working in the background to correct outrihht lies]

But surely this has to stop!!

#Wayne Mansfield,#Done!,Wayne Mansfield



Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Cancel That!

 I was listening to Mike Rowe [ the voice of Deadliest Catch ] talk about the Cancel culture in the U.S. and I was horrified. Apparently schools named after the nfounding fathers of the US are being renamed because of the deeds which now would offend.




I called in to get my paper and the server [ Lady behind the counter but you can't say that anymore ] as asked if "he" had been named yet - the young man who assaulted a young woman in 1988 and now was a Cabinet Minister of the Australian Government... I retorted "proving anything after 30 years would be hard" but she countered and said he was "still doing it 2 years ago" [ where that information came from is a mystery but she believes it ] so the Minister of Government will be "cancelled" due to an annonymus letter sent by "friends" of the woman who made thw claims of assault 30 years after the event. It reminded me of how school held everybody accountable for the actions of one.


Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Focus on The stuff you can live with

Prior to 2019, I travelled 2 weeks out of 4 and enjoyed all the perks of that - great airport lounges, fancy hotels, great meals etc... then covid-19 hit and I couldn't travel... all borders are shut and Western Australia actually went ballastic - an island in an island. So I couldn'r travel, I am working from home [ which I hate!] and my business evaporated! My response was "we are being run by highly educated Idiots!"
 Well, after listening to other views I have decided to refocus and put things I can't "Personally" do any thing about [ like Travel] behind me and only worry about what I can influence - gicing blood for example.

I stopped giving blood because it became political - the HIV virus made them change the questions and being asked about same sex matters offended me... Anyway I am back giving blood which when you count plasma, you can do every 2 weeks, and I decided to donate 50 times before I am too old [ I am up to 50! now ] and technology has replced the screens [ real ] with iPads and automatic tempersture checks and I have lost that feeling of angst that stopped me way back in 2004.

So, what are you worrying about that you can do anything thing about? Put it behind you and FOCUS on what you can do... I promise you it feels better!

#WayneMansfield #Blood

Monday, March 01, 2021

Listen, Learn, Lead!

 One of the many mistakes I made when I was concinced to "retire" was to stop listening to podcasts on my walk each morning. Anyway I have corrected that! One of my podcasts of  choice is John Maxwell. He reminds me evry time he talks of my advice to paeople reading either napoleon Hill or Norman Vincent Peele - if you are not a person of faith or not a Christian, ignore those bits... the message is for everybody.



So today he recounts talking to a CEO ofa software company and that the best improvements came when the leadership team "just shared ideas". The basic premise is that when 10 people share 1 idea each every one has 10 ideas - the one they came with and the other 9 ideas shared! The surprising outcome of 10 ideas  experiment was that we have had that wrong... when you put two ideas togther you often get a third being the "idea sex offspring" of the two that have been thought about and often the idea is totally new...  [for more on this, listen to James Altucher talk about his daily ideas exercise - on his podcast of course] so there is wisdom in the saying Listen Learn and Lead [ an idea not acted on just dies!

#John Maxwell #Wisdom #Wayne Mansfield


Sunday, February 28, 2021

Mmmm is that true?

Here in Perth Western Australia, we have no current cases of covid-19 but The front page of the newspaper says "WA, 'ill-prepared for virus outbreak" and inside it talks about Auckland going into 7 day lockdown - New zealand is a long way from Perth - Sydney is a long way from Perth [4000 kilometres] and Sydney is a long way from AUCKLAND [2,200 kilometres] so the headline is about something happening 6000 kilometres away. How many papers are there in Perth? Just 1 which publishes as The West Australian Monday to Saturday and on Sunday it is the Sunday Times [7West Media]



Saturday, February 27, 2021

Of course they say Old Media Won!

 The Facebook saga is subsiding in Australia with "small" changes being made to the Bargaining Code and 7West already agreeing to a pittance in payment from Facebook... and it is easy to see who won this "war". I remind people that if you run on a platform for free you are bound by their rules. Up until now Old Media have been sucked in by Facebook reposting their stuff to keep people involved with "facebook" sort of reminds me of hotel giving away their cutomers to site like wotif.com and booking.com which are all under one of two banners now and it is too late for hotels to get their cutomers back.




My overall comment is that the worl is run by highly educated idiots... trurt the science they say which is the same science that once promoted a FLAT WORLD where the sun orbited the earth, where they locked up people for disagreeing.... nthen the earth and 8 planets orbited the sun but hang on didn't they [the scientists] just reduce Pluto to a super nova... and it is the earth and 7 planets orbiting the Sun... and now the Universe is expanding - new telescopes... new science. AAaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

FAcebook is back! But who blinked?

 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?

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

2019 what I did wrong!

 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 biggest mistake was, working from home when I chose to do that - it there for appears I am always working - that caused conflict where previously whilst doing the same thing before I was excused because I was AT work... subtle but powerful difference.

As 2019 becomes a distant memory, my excuses disappear BUT I have a year of regret to extinguish where it should have been a year of achievement.

How was your 2019?

Monday, February 22, 2021

News? Today's West Australian doesn't have any.

 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"




Today's Issue: With No Harvey Norman or JB Hifi ads - but they are stuffesd in my letter box today[?] - the paper is very skinny! so much so, I was told by the lady at 7/11 that Facebook had banned news... yet the week has planty of stories - the Australian Open, the Facebook story, the vacs rollout, the Canberra Sex Scandal, the Western Australian Election run off. plus lots ofother things... but not enough for a "think" paper if no ads.... and they wonder why us plebs have lost interest in the "news" 

I get it [ the daily paper ] to keep in "her inside's good books" she does the crossword and puzzles.


Mmmm... isn't there something going on with Mexit and Oprah at the moment. 

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Thank god the week is over!

 We have had political scandal..

Rape in Parliament House

Facebook being a bully

Australian Cricket in Turoil




Vaccine roll out announcements

Fake news.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

How can a bully get away with it!


 

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?

#Facebook


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Maybe these 12 Rules for Life might help!

 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,

Wayne Mansfield

[0491 647 311]

P.S  If this the first email from me... maybe we connected on LinkedIn in the last month or so.

Quote: 

The easiest thing is to react. The second easiest thing is to respond. But the hardest thing is to initiate. 

Seth Godin
Wisdom

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The Disruption Process

If you want to begin the year disrupting you, Jay Samit, auhor of Disrupt Yourself, says there is one thing you can do that will give you more deal flow than any VC in Silicon Valley. Every day you have to write down 3 problems you've experienced that day, and you have to do this for 30-days.



On the first day, this task might seem easy, but on day 15 or day 20 is when you are going to really have to work to identify your daily 3 problems and those problems are showing you gaps in need of innovation.


Thursday, January 28, 2021

Not Perfect at first

 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!] 





I was reminded of this recently when I started my mentoring business by sending a email when my website is not ready yet and I did get a response and my first reaction was to tell that person I wasn't ready but I didn't even mention my unpreparedness and was able to say that I couldn't help because it would appear that they were better equipped than me BUT here are 5 contacts that might help.

Whilst not perfect at first I started the mentoring program and now will do more to move it along.



Thursday, January 21, 2021

I didn't know that!

 My seond job from which I was fired! was as a trainee computer programmer for WAPET [ Western Australian Petroleum ] and I just found out that the internet was launched in 1969... so it appears I was a computer pioneer. Who knew!



IBM 32 Computer

Any way I spent two weeks putting the manual together and then the lead programmer said he wanted dividers and the job needed doing again. in my youthful assuredness I told him to stick it and he fired me. as conscription was coming I thought it was a godsend and I went to work on the pibara mines [ PortHeadland and Panawonica with Transfield as a paymaster] my savings were enough to but a block of land or the best high speed car [ Land which now would be $350,000 or a car which would be $150,000 and I just turned 20! - I bought the land for $5700 in Hilliaries]



Monday, January 18, 2021

The love of cricket!

 My first memories are of listening to the radio in the middle of the night with my father - at the cowamup bakery where he was baker, [ my grandfether started the Bakery ] and I grew to love cricket... my passion far outweighed my skill but a perfect holiday was 2 weeks off and watching test cricket for 10 of those days on th ABC [ no ads ] - perfection.

I was shattered when Smith, Warner and bancroft were CAUGHT cheating in South Africa. Heck I knew we cheated but to get caught well that rocked me to my core - I stopped watching and reading about cricket immediately. 

And I have missed it.


See the crowd

This summer both Smith and Warner have struggled.. Bancroft isn't back in the team... and the Indians have recovered from an all out for 36 to be really serving it up to the Aussies.


Yes one of the changes is that I have started watching and taking interest in cricket again... and all the old stuff is still there - Paine sledging, Smith cheating [?] bowlers sending down [ no enough apparently ] bouncers... crowds misbehaving, rain coming from nowehere to stop play... wonderful

But stuff that gets my goat:

women commentating
Ads
and
commentators getting carried away

Thw rold is back to normal [ crowds are what they used to be [small] I remember being able to sit in a corporate box at the WACA in Perth with a crowd of 50 in total [ that insludes both teams ] it was a Sheild match [ the State Competition ] and I wondered why it was so exciting on TV  [ the toilet is closer is what I worked out.]

Friday, January 15, 2021

Sharks in the river..Nooooooooooooooo

 Well it had to happen - last time was more than 80 years ago. Someone was mauled by a bull shark in the Swan River.



The Main Stream Media is forgetting about The Donald for a while and running great PANIC stories on why this will stop people swimming in the Swan.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Stepping Up to Supervision

 The best people to train are those you already have.. but how?




We have produced a complete package - workbooks, powerpoint and a 100 page manual for just $50 - you can get the kit from our digital shop and get instant delivery.

The link to our shop is bit.ly/39aQXFZ

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

SEO Who Knew??

 There is so much to learn when you think you know it all... isn't there!!

I didn't do SEO for my blog because it was written on Blogspot and all the fancy stuff was prepared for the Wordpress platform. But it seems that more than 1 million users on blogger have made SEO techniques attractive to users.




So the first three things are:

    1.         Blog description
    2.         Robot .txt
    3.        Site Map


Neeed help?? What this You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrmEee7uz5E

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

SEO 2021 Part 2

 On my inital research, everything said I needed to swap to Wordpress to get the best result for SEO in 2021... but a friend sent me a course by someone saying that cold emails worked.... and they do! but he said everyhing you need to know about everything is available in 10 hours of watching Youtube... and lo and behold, a search for SEO for Blogspot [ the blogger platform by Goolge] brings up more than 10 hours of material. that will be my next few days..



Also I decided to bite the bullet and try a wordpress solution and will create a blog on one of my new domains.


Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Qatar rejoins world Saudi Bring down Border

 Sometime ago, Saudi Arabia closed its border with Qatar which isn't going to affect many Australians except my son and I who had for the previous 12 years been building a business and influence in Qatar... I contacted our business psrtner who said - "don't worry- it will blow over in 6 weeks" that was in 2017!

So, three years on, it is with great interest I read that finally the border is open and Qatar is welcomed back to the Western World... the pity is that Australians can't fly at the moment so a visit is delayed a while.




So, 2021 has started better than 2020 ended [ actually from March to December was crap ] with sales being the best in 5 years, Qatar re-opening, the web host allocating new IP's and the weather back to 40c.



Monday, January 04, 2021

Is SEO hard?

 I am reinventing Myself so need to relearn the basics.... like SEO [Search engine optimisation ]

SEO isn’t that complicated. It’s quite simple—or at least the basics are. But the basics aren’t enough to get you ranked, right?

Wrong.

Here’s the truth:

Most people who run websites have a limited understanding of SEO, so you often only need to get the basics right to succeed.

There are just five fundamental steps to SEO success:

  1. How to figure out what your customers are searching for
  2. How to optimize your web pages for your target keywords
  3. How to make sure your website is accessible to both search engines and humans
  4. How to get other websites to link to your site, and finally:
  5. How to start measuring your SEO success

So come with me on the journey to discover what to do in 2021!



Sunday, January 03, 2021

Books Mentor - 200 makes you an expert 1/200

 I have started the process of reinventing myself... according to James Alturcher, it takes 5 years [ I have plenty of time ] and between 200-500 books as mentors... so here is my start on book one!


Two take aways in first 10 pages:

1. 95% of all companies [ in Australia ] will never do $1 million in sales

2. 94% of all companies [ worldwide ] will cease in first 10 years!

My situation is that I started in business [ that I am still in ] in 1975 on November 11th, and have done as much as $10 million in sales in a year.