Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Rocks, Pebbles, and Sand

A philosophy professor once stood up before his class with a large empty mayonnaise jar. He filled the jar to the top with large rocks and asked his students if the jar was full.

His students all agreed the jar was full.

He then added small pebbles to the jar, and gave the jar a bit of a shake so the pebbles could disperse themselves among the larger rocks. Then he asked again, “Is the jar full now?”

The students agreed that the jar was still full.

The professor then poured sand into the jar to fill up all the remaining empty space.

The students then agreed again that the jar was full.

The Metaphor:

In this story, the jar represents your life and the rocks, pebbles, and sand are the things that fill up your life. The rocks represent the most important projects and things you have going on, such as spending time with your family and maintaining proper health. This means that if the pebbles and the sand were lost, the jar would still be full and your life would still have meaning.

The pebbles represent the things in your life that matter, but that you could live without. The pebbles are certainly things that give your life meaning (such as your job, house, hobbies, and friendships), but they are not critical for you to have a meaningful life. These things often come and go, and are not permanent or essential to your overall well-being.

Finally, the sand represents the remaining filler things in your life, and material possessions. This could be small things such as watching television, browsing through your favorite social media site, or running errands. These things don't mean much to your life as a whole, and are likely only done to waste time or get small tasks accomplished.

The Moral:

The metaphor here is that if you start with putting sand into the jar, you will not have room for rocks or pebbles. This holds true with the things you let into your life. If you spend all of your time on the small and insignificant things, you will run out of room for the things that are actually important.

In order to have a more effective and efficient life, pay attention to the “rocks,” because they are critical to your long-term well-being.

#Wayne Mansfield

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Three Feet From Gold

During the gold rush, a man who had been mining in Colorado for several months quit his job, as he hadn’t struck gold yet and the work was becoming tiresome.  He sold his equipment to another man who resumed mining where it had been left off. The new miner was advised by his engineer that there was gold only three feet away from where the first miner stopped digging.

The engineer was right, which means the first miner was a mere three feet away from striking gold before he quit.

The Moral:

When things start to get hard, try to persevere through the adversity. Many people give up on following their dreams because the work becomes too difficult, tedious, or tiresome–but often, you’re closer to the finish line than you may think, and if you push just a little harder, you will succeed.

#Wayne Mansfield

Monday, June 28, 2021

The Obstacle In Our Path - leads to Opportunity

 In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. He then hid himself and watched to see if anyone would move the boulder out of the way. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.

Many people loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none of them did anything about getting the stone out of the way.

A peasant then came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to push the stone out of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.

After the peasant went back to pick up his vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been.

The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King explaining that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.

Moral of the story:

Every obstacle we come across in life gives us an opportunity to improve our circumstances, and whilst the lazy complain, the others are creating opportunities through their kind hearts, generosity, and willingness to get things done.

#Wayne Mansfield

Sunday, June 27, 2021

A Pound of Butter - why Honesty is the best policy!

There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to a baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting the right amount, which he wasn’t. Angry about this, he took the farmer to court.

The judge asked the farmer if he was using any measure to weight the butter. The farmer replied, “Honor, I am primitive. I don’t have a proper measure, but I do have a scale.”

The judge asked, “Then how do you weigh the butter?”

The farmer replied;

“Your Honor, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Every day when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker.”

Moral of the story:

In life, you get what you give. Don’t try and cheat others.

#Wayne Mansfield

Saturday, June 26, 2021

The Group of Frogs a story about Encouragement

As a group of frogs was traveling through the woods, two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs crowded around the pit and saw how deep it was, they told the two frogs that there was no hope left for them.

However, the two frogs decided to ignore what the others were saying and they proceeded to try and jump out of the pit. 

Despite their efforts, the group of frogs at the top of the pit were still saying that they should just give up. That they would never make it out.

Eventually, one of the frogs took heed to what the others were saying and he gave up, falling down to his death. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die.

He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, “Did you not hear us?”

The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

Moral of the story:

People’s words can have a big effect on other’s lives. Think about what you say before it comes out of your mouth. It might just be the difference between life and death.

#Wayne Mansfield

Friday, June 25, 2021

Thinking Out of the Box - Inspirational

In a small Italian town, hundreds of years ago, a small business owner owed a large sum of money to a loan-shark. The loan-shark was a very old, unattractive looking guy that just so happened to fancy the business owner’s daughter.

He decided to offer the businessman a deal that would completely wipe out the debt he owed him. However, the catch was that we would only wipe out the debt if he could marry the businessman’s daughter.

Needless to say, this proposal was met with a look of disgust.

The loan-shark said that he would place two pebbles into a bag, one white and one black.

The daughter would then have to reach into the bag and pick out a pebble. If it was black, the debt would be wiped, but the loan-shark would then marry her. If it was white, the debt would also be wiped, but the daughter wouldn’t have to marry the loan-shark.

Standing on a pebble-strewn path in the businessman’s garden, the loan-shark bent over and picked up two pebbles.

Whilst he was picking them up, the daughter noticed that he’d picked up two black pebbles and placed them both into the bag.

He then asked the daughter to reach into the bag and pick one.

The daughter naturally had three choices as to what she could have done:

Refuse to pick a pebble from the bag.

Take both pebbles out of the bag and expose the loan-shark for cheating.

Pick a pebble from the bag fully well knowing it was black and sacrifice herself for her father’s freedom.

She drew out a pebble from the bag, and before looking at it ‘accidentally’ dropped it into the midst of the other pebbles. She said to the loan-shark;

“Oh, how clumsy of me. Never mind, if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I picked.”

The pebble left in the bag is obviously black, and seeing as the loan-shark didn’t want to be exposed, he had to play along as if the pebble the daughter dropped was white, and clear her father’s debt.

Moral of the story:

It’s always possible to overcome a tough situation throughout of the box thinking, and not give in to the only options you think you have to pick from.

#Wayne Mansfield

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Elephant Rope a story of Belief

A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp, and he spotted that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains. All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs.

As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. They could easily have done so, but instead, they didn’t try to at all.

Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked a trainer nearby why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape.

The trainer replied;

    “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them         and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to             believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they             never try to break free.”

The only reason that the elephants weren’t breaking free and escaping from the camp was that over time they adopted the belief that it just wasn’t possible.

Moral of the story:

No matter how much the world tries to hold you back, always continue with the belief that what you want to achieve is possible. Believing you can become successful is the most important step in actually achieving it.

#Wayne Mansfield

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Don’t say something you regret out of anger

“There once was a little boy who had a very bad temper. His father decided to hand him a bag of nails and said that every time the boy lost his temper, he had to hammer a nail into the fence.

On the first day, the boy hammered 37 nails into that fence.

The boy gradually began to control his temper over the next few weeks, and the number of nails he was hammering into the fence slowly decreased. He discovered it was easier to control his temper than to hammer those nails into the fence.


Finally, the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father the news and the father suggested that the boy should now pull out a nail every day he kept his temper under control.

The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence.

‘You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there.'”

#Wayne Mansfield

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Are you lazy?


Laziness won’t get you anywhere

“In ancient times, a king had his men place a boulder on a roadway. He then hid in the bushes, and watched to see if anyone would move the boulder out of the way. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers passed by and simply walked around it.


Many people blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none of them did anything about getting the stone removed.

One day, a peasant came along carrying vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to push the stone out of the way. After much pushing and straining, he finally managed.

After the peasant went back to pick up his vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and note from the King explain that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the road.”

#Wayne Mansfield


Monday, June 21, 2021

Barnaby rises again!

 Sometimes I forget that as a "Boy from Margaret River" I should support the national party in politics but when Michael mcCormack was Deputy PM I wondered if he was just tha dumb ruckman from the local footy team but this morning see barnaby Joyce back in the Nationals top spot... 

politics defies logic, doen't it!

#Wayne Mansfield

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Cold Wet in Perth

Winter has returned to Perth.... at 8.30pm on Sunday the power in my suburb went out!

A friend said third world countries often experience power failure - Perth does feel third world with no sign of Internetional travel for a while.

#Wayne Mansfield

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Should everything be mixed sex NO!

It seems like a lifetime ago - I was a member of a mens only group JC's - The Self Development group know fully as the Junior Chamber of Commerce. As a method to increase memership and be more inclusive, it was changed to be a group that made no exclusion on membership based on Sex - that is it allowed women in. 

At the time it had 4,000 members in Australia I understand, counting digiatl membrs the number is less than 1000 after a high of 20,000 around the Country prior to opening up.

Who leads the push AGAINST the group... women!

#Wayne Mansfield

Friday, June 18, 2021

Which Vaccine?

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine (Comirnaty) as the preferred vaccine for those aged 16 to under 60 years. This updates the previous preferential recommendation for Comirnaty over COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca in those aged 16 to under 50 years.  The recommendation is revised due to a higher risk and observed severity of thrombosis and thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) related to the use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine observed in Australia in the 50-59 year old age group than reported internationally and initially estimated in Australia.

For those aged 60 years and above, the individual benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine are greater than in younger people. The risks of severe outcomes with COVID-19 increase with age and are particularly high in older unvaccinated individuals. The benefit of vaccination in preventing COVID-19 with COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca outweighs the risk of TTS in this age group and underpins its ongoing use in this age group.

People of any age without contra indications who have had their first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca without any serious adverse events should receive a second dose of the same vaccine. This is indicating a substantially lower rate of TTS following a second COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca dose in the United Kingdom (UK).

#Wayne Mansfield

Thursday, June 17, 2021

How the Internet was Won!

 There is a great Television series on SBS called Halt and  Catch Fire which is loosely based on how the Internet was created.

It has 4 series so is idle for binge watching and is surprisingly good [ Particulerly McKenzie David]

#Wayne Mansfield

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Serenity Prayer

 Prayer for Serenity

Grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
taking this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it;
trusting will make all things right
if I surrender to will;
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life                                  

by Reinhold Niebuhr

#Wayne Mansfield

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Weather is it just about conversation?

 How do you chat about the weather??

Here are some great ways to start a conversation.  They are all polite and friendly ways to speak about the weather in a way that isn’t so dry and boring.


  • Beautiful day, isn’t it?English weather vocabulary
  • Can you believe all of this rain we’ve been having?
  • It looks like it’s going to storm.
  • We couldn’t ask for a nicer day, could we?
  • How about this weather?
  • It’s so nice out today, isn’t it?
  • The weather’s nice today, right?
  • It’s freezing today! Hopefully it doesn’t snow.
  • Wow, it’s really hot/cold for this time of year.
  • It’s really been pouring all day, huh?


  • #Wayne Mansfield,

  • #SMM2021,

  • #Done

Monday, June 14, 2021

Recycling is the ultimate conspiracy!

Did you know that less than 10% of plastic can be recycled?

Do you have bins with different coloured lids? My recycle bin has a yellow lid. 

Did you know that most of our recycle stuff used to go to China but they stopped taking it more than a year ago, so where does it go? In the tip but society [ or the wife ] says you must feel bad if you don't recycle.

#Wayne Mansfield


Sunday, June 13, 2021

Eagles finally win one!

 I wonder if I am one of the people who have given up on watching the Eagles [ who the called FLAT TRACK BULLIES ] lose winable games so missed out when they beat Richmond with the last kick of the game.

Let me know....

#Wayne Mansfield

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Favourite numbers

 A survey launched by a British mathematics writer has found that seven is the world’s favorite number, reports The Guardian. The results of the online survey were published orecently, with three, eight and and four coming second, third and fourth.

Alex Bellos said he started the survey because of his belief that people have strong feelings about numbers, something he learned from giving talks about math in schools, colleges and festivals. “I am always asked for my favorite number – it’s guaranteed this question will come up,” he said.

Bellos, whose new book is entitled The Grapes of Math, claimed he received over 30,000 responses within a few weeks of launching the survey, with total responses currently standing at 44,000. Out of all the submissions, almost half of the votes cast were for the numbers between one and 10. The least favorite number turned out to be 110, which was the lowest number to receive no votes.

#Wayne Mansfied

Friday, June 11, 2021

Coin a scam?

Times are bad, which means, by the perverse logic of American capitalism, stock markets and speculative investments are flourishing. Bitcoin, the digital currency whose value is pegged to nothing but the amount its adherents are willing to pay for it, is at an all-time high, approaching $29,000 at the end of 2020. For those who held on and defended Bitcoin during its fallow periods, its time seems to have finally come, particularly as PayPal promises to allow customers to start buying and selling cryptocurrencies next year.

Every bull market has its whales, and for Bitcoin of late the biggest whale has been Michael Saylor, the CEO of MicroStrategy, a Virginia-based enterprise software company. Saylor, who controls a majority of his company’s voting shares, has put more than $1.2 billion of MicroStrategy funds into Bitcoin, much of it in just the last month. The company now calls Bitcoin its “primary treasury reserve asset.” Saylor’s bold positioning (raising debt offerings explicitly to buy Bitcoin) and unapologetic attitude (he’s become a regular on the cryptocurrency talk circuit) have made him a darling of crypto-loving Redditors and tech executives inspired by his example. (A Canadian augmented reality company recently announced, as part of its capital diversification strategy, that it was putting $2 million into Bitcoin, which the CEO called a “digital version of gold.”)

The strategy has been more than good for Saylor, who claims to personally own nearly 18,000 Bitcoin, and for MicroStrategy, whose stock has risen from about $92 in mid-March to nearly $400 at the end of the year. The price of Bitcoin rose more than $10,000 in December alone. It did reach $60,000 before retreating

#Wayne Mansfield,#SMM2021,#Done,#Rebootolgy,WayneMansfield,
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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Change: why it fails!

Not Establishing a Great Enough Sense of Urgency

The vaccine roll out isn't a race: why?

Most successful change efforts begin when some individuals or some groups start to look hard at a  situation, They focus on the potential everyone seems to be ignoring. They then find ways to communicate this information broadly and dramatically, especially with respect to crises, potential crises, or great opportunities that are very timely. [No disease, trave etc] This first step is essential because just getting a transformation program started requires the aggressive cooperation of many individuals. Without motivation, people won’t help and the effort goes nowhere.

Compared with other steps in the change process, phase one can sound easy. It is not. Well over 50% of efforts fail in this first phase. What are the reasons for that failure? Sometimes it is underestimated how hard it can be to drive people out of their comfort zones. Sometimes they grossly overestimate how successful they have already been in increasing urgency. Sometimes they lack patience. In many cases, health officials become paralyzed by the downside possibilities. They worry that people y will become defensive, that morale will drop, that events will spin out of control, that short-term results will be jeopardized, , and that they will be blamed for creating a crisis.

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

What to do about STRESS

YOU CAN get rid of all the stress inside you created by others, the past, and uncontrollable events…

By being a conscious witness of your thoughts.

It’s about sitting quietly and witnessing the thoughts passing through you. Just witnessing at first, not judging, because by judging too rapidly you have lost the pure witness. The moment you rush to say, “this is good” or “this is bad,” you have already jumped head first into the stress.

Of course, it takes a little time to create a gap between the witnessing of thoughts and your reaction to them. Once the gap is there, though, you are in for a great surprise—that you are not the thoughts themselves, nor the stress influencing them. You are the witness, a watcher, who’s superpower is changing your mind and rising above the turmoil.

This process of thought-watching is the very alchemy of true mindfulness. Because as you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, the stressful thoughts start disappearing. You are thinking, but the mind is empty of senseless chatter.

It's a moment of enlightenment—a moment that you become, perhaps for the first time, an unconditioned, sane, truly free human being.

So today, let this be your reminder to let all the small annoyances go. Move through your day consciously. Notice at least one insignificant little frustration that you would normally get frustrated about, then do yourself a favor and simply let it go. Experience, in this little way, the freedom of being in control of the way you feel. And realize that you can extend this same level of control to every situation you encounter in life.

#Wayne Mansfield,#WayneMansfield,#SMM2021,#Done,#ExperienceOracle,#Stress

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

7 Things You Need to Stop Wasting Time On

 1.    Distractions that keep you from special moments with special people. – Pay attention to the little things, because when you really miss someone you miss the little things the most, like just laughing together. Go for long walks. Indulge in great conversations. Count your mutual blessings. Let go for a little while and just BE together.

2. Compulsive busyness. – Schedule time every day to not be busy. Have dedicated downtime – clear points in the day to reflect, rest, and recharge. Don’t fool yourself; you’re not so busy that you can’t afford a few minutes of sanity.

3. Negative thinking about your current situation. – Life is like a mirror; we get the best results when we smile. So talk about your blessings more than you talk about your problems. Just because you’re struggling doesn’t mean you’re failing. Every great success requires some type of worthy struggle to get there.

4. The needless drama around you. – Be wise enough to walk away from the nonsense around you. Focus on the positives, and soon the negatives will be harder to see.

5. The desire for everything you don’t have. – No, you won’t always get exactly what you want, but remember this: There are lots of people who will never have what you have right now. The things you take for granted, someone else is praying for. Happiness never comes to those who don’t appreciate what they already have.

6.Comparing yourself to everyone else. – Social comparison is the thief of happiness. You could spend a lifetime worrying about what others have, but it wouldn’t get you anything.

7. Thinking about who you were or what you had in the past. – You’re not the same person you were a year ago, a month ago, or a week ago. You’re always growing. Experiences don’t stop. That’s life.

Monday, June 07, 2021

Relaunch your life:

 Take Total Ownership for Your Actions

You are responsible for your own behavior. This is true for your habits, thoughts, actions, and decisions. You are responsible for your success, failures, and the quality of your lifestyle. When you step up and own everything, you are waiting for nothing to show up and make life better.

You are the captain of your vessel called “successful living” and by taking total ownership, you become a person of deep influence.

This is what happens to failures: When things go terribly wrong, you tend to look for someone to blame. You make excuses for your failure. You blame others for your procrastination. You wait for inspiration and complain when life delivers a bad blow to your health or finances. Knowing that you can’t stop external events is the key. It is how you choose to respond.

The moment you take ownership of your procrastinating ways, everything will change. You can change your own behavior, and you can teach others how this is done so they model what it takes to take total ownership of life.

The first step in Doing the Hard Things First must be taking total ownership of your life.

To push ahead and crush the challenges standing in your way, you must be willing to take full ownership over your life. This is not a burden but a great gift. When other people rely on you to help them, this responsibility turns into a much-needed service you have to offer the world.

This means analyzing everything you think, say, and do. The way you think (your beliefs) feeds into how you feel (your emotions) and triggers you to act (your behavior).

The behavior of putting off important tasks begins with the “I’ll do it later” fragmented thinking. And if I don’t do it, does it matter? I’m sure somebody else will.

But nobody else can. Or will. Or wants to. You have to stop your own house from burning down before the fire starts. If you can’t help yourself, nobody will come to the rescue.

You are the only one making a choice to procrastinate. You put things off in your mind first. Then, you build a wall of excuses as to why it can’t be done. Then you create limitations to defend the wall, and after that, you stay mired behind your defenses, hoping that nothing breaks through. But what you have done is create a prison for your mind, It isn’t the world you are defending yourself against, it’s yourself that you’re at war with.

Your mission is to take control of your castle. Guard it with your life. Take total ownership of what is yours.

Build Your Defenses

You create your own experience by taking full ownership of your life. To become a success, half the battle is getting over the defensive walls of excuses, blame and escape tactics you’ve built to defend your chronic habit.

I had to ask myself, “How much is enough? How many times do I want to disappoint myself, my family, and my coworkers? How much longer will I delay the actions that influence my growth?”

Now, are you prepared to do whatever it takes to break this habit?

It begins here.

I’m ready every morning because I ask myself one question at the start of the day:

“Am I willing to do anything to become procrastination free?”

Yes! Freedom is the ability to create change, and you have the power to create anything you want. The procrastination habit disempowers you in every way. It makes you weak, and it sets you up for failing hard. We must change this to a mindset designed for taking intentional action—and taking it now.

Taking total ownership over everything in your life moves you from the passenger’s side of your new Maserati to the driver’s seat. You are in control of the journey to take you from here to there. You get to decide what action steps to take and how to navigate your path regardless of the weather or road conditions. This is a journey built through progress, and taking it one mile at a time.

Make Your Definitive Decision

Now, you get to create this reality as you let go of the old habits and behaviors that are failing you.

Just as you take responsibility for your personal life, you also take responsibility for the work that only you can do.

You fail to take responsibility when you:

  • Make excuses for why it can’t be done.
  • Make less important tasks a priority.
  • Blame others for why you fail to get ahead.

To succeed and break your habit of task avoidance, you must:

  • stop making excuses and start asking yourself, “Why not?”
  • deprioritize meaningless tasks and focus on the top priorities that deliver results you want
  • give up the blaming habit and take total ownership, and
  • stop judging and condemning, and embrace people for doing their best.

Implementation Task:

  1. Write down the names of five people you frequently complain about. Next to each name, write down three positive traits/qualities about them. In future, when you catch yourself complaining, recite these five traits connected with that person.
  2. Identify the one area in your life that you avoid taking responsibility for. Is it your relationships? Finances? Job? If it’s all of the above, identify the one area that needs the most attention.
  3. Finally, when you awaken every morning, recite your own mantra. Begin with, “This is my life, and I’m totally responsible for it. Now let this day begin.” The rest of the mantra is up to you. Use the mantra in this chapter until you have created your own.

    #WayneMansfield, #Wayne Mansfield, #Done, #ExperienceOracle, #SMM2021

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Success Traits 2/2

 They mindfully focus on the positive.

A recent scientific study showed that doctors who are put in a positive mood before making a diagnosis consistently experience significant boosts to their intellectual abilities than doctors in a neutral state, which allows them to make accurate diagnoses almost 20% faster. The same study then shifted to other vocations and found that optimistic salespeople outsell their pessimistic counterparts by over 50%. Students primed to feel happy before taking math tests substantially outperform their neutral peers. So it turns out that our minds are literally hardwired to perform at their best not when they are negative, or even neutral, but when they are positive.

That’s not to say that successful people never get upset, but your effectiveness in all walks of lif
Of course, te will fare better if you’re able to mindfully accept and let go of negative emotions, rather than dwelling on them. Think a little less about managing your problems and a little more about managing your mindset.

And of course, if you're struggling with any of this, know that you are not alone. Many of us are right there with you, working hard to feel better, think more clearly, and get our lives back on track. 

#Postive Focus,"Wayne Mansfield,#WayneMansfield,#SMM2021,#

Saturday, June 05, 2021

Success traits 1/2

 Achievers gradually turn life's obsacles around. 

Many of the most iconic books, songs and inventions of all time were inspired by gut-wrenching pain and heartbreak. Therefore, the silver lining of these painful challenges is that they were the catalyst to the creation of epic masterpieces.

An emerging field of psychology called Post-Traumatic Growth has suggested that many people are able to use their hardships and traumas for substantial creative and intellectual development. Specifically, researchers have found that trauma can help people grow in the areas of interpersonal relationships, contentment, gratitude, personal strength, and resourcefulness.

When our view of the world as a safe place, or as a certain type of place, has been shattered, we are forced to reboot our perspective on things. We suddenly have the opportunity to look out to the periphery and see things with a new, fresh set of beginner’s eyes, which is very conducive to personal growth and long-term success and wellness.

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#SMM2021, #Rebootology, Rebootoilogy,

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Grateful Dead Dead Marketing Magic 13 - 20

Magic Number 13 Your marketplace’s mother tongue is human

Magic Number 14 Experiment, Experiment, Experiment 

Magic Number 15 Take risks to learn from our failures and successes, and move forward

Magic Number 16 Embrace Technology 

Magic Number 17 Be open-minded about how to market your service or products

Magic Number 18 Push to the limit what was possible based on the technology of the day.

Magic Number 19 Embracing technology and  new forms of communications

Magic Number 20 Establish a New Category 

Magic Number 21  Cross styles and created your own.

Magic Number 22  Ignore conventional wisdom to create uncontested markets .  

Magic Number 23 Encourage Eccentricity 

Magic Number 24  Build personality into your web site

Magic Number 25 Bring People on an Odyssey 69

Magic Number 26 Put Fans in the Front Row 79

Magic Number 27 Build a Following 87

Magic Number 28 Cut Out the Middleman 97

Magic Number29 Free Your Content 105

Magic Number 30 Bypass accepted channels and go direct

Magic Number31 Be Spreadable 113

Magic Number 32 Make clients an equal partner in a mutual journey

Magic Number 33 Upgrade to Premium 119

Magic Number 34  Loosen Up Your Brand 127

Magic Number 35 Partner with Entrepreneurs 135

Magic Number 36 Give Back 143

Magic Number  37 Do What You Love 151

Grateful Dead Marketing Magic 7 /37

Grateful Dead Marketing Magic 7 Own the search results for your name

Go ahead and Google your name.

The first thing to do is, you guessed it, search Google for your name. What do you see there? If you only see the very best of the personal brand, things are pretty good for you. However, that’s not the case for most people. Analyze the top 10-30 results for your name and see if any match these criteria.

The search result:

Contains something negative about me.
Gives away more personal information than I’m confortable with having online.
Is a boilerplate, spammy, or irrelevant result.
Is about someone else with the same name as me.

Grab the URLs of these results and keep them in doc. We’ll deal with them later.

Now, if you have any experience with SEO, you know that SERPs change all the time. You can check the results for your personal brand on a weekly basis, but who has time for that? To simplify the process, set up a Google Alert for your name (you may need a couple if you have multiple spellings or names). Go here to set one up: Google Alerts. Whenever Google finds a new result that contains your name, you’ll get an email about it. You can then deal with it if needed.

2. Optimize your Social Profiles

The first actual step to dominating the search results for your name is optimizing social profiles. If you have profiles on any major social networks, these are almost invariably going to appear in the SERPs for your personal brand. Social networking websites have tons of search authority which allows them to rank extremely well. If you don’t have any social profiles and you found results that matched the negative criteria in step one, you may want to consider creating profiles to push down the less-than-ideal results.

Beyond just having these profiles, you can take steps to optimize them so they’ll show up higher.

Use a consistent name on all profiles that aligns with your personal brand/online identity.

Use an interesting and compelling profile description. In many cases, this will appear as the text snippet under that profile’s search result. By having an optimized snippet show up, you can improve CTR on that result, which can demonstrate that result’s quality; Google will be more likely to return that quality-proven result.

Link to your personal website in your profile.

3. Launch a Personal Website

Having a personal website isn’t just a vanity move. In fact, if you’re any kind of online or semi-online professional in the 2010s, having a personal website is just common sense. If you want to dominate the search results for your name you should really have one result that is entirely under your control. For this same reason, your personal site will be the flagship of your online identity.

Here are the most important tips to keep in mind for your personal website:

Make sure the URL contains your name. Don’t worry about hyphen-separating your name (though that’s totally fine). Keep it simple. Keep it classy, e.g.,,,

Start your homepage’s title tag with your name, e.g., “Harry Lockhart | Private Detective”

Include a descriptive and compelling meta description for your homepage.

Link to your main social profiles from your homepage.

Keep an up-to-date about page with a concise bio.

4. Create an Page allows you to create a “simple yet elegant splash page” about yourself. Think of it as an online business card. While a page here is very similar to having a personal website, for the purposes of dominating the search results for your name, simply serves as another search result that will be entirely under your control. Additionally, the site has gobs of search authority, so your page will have a good chance of ranking for searches on your name.

Considerations for your page:

Try to be consistent with your username so that it matches what you use elsewhere (e.g., mike_arnesen)

Include links to all your public profiles, your personal website, and/or company website.

Have fun with it

Here are a few examples.

5. Blog and Contribute Content

Blogging regularly on your own site, your company’s site, or through guest blogging opportunities can do wonders for saturating your personal brand’s SERPs with high-quality results. You can also leverage the guest blogging you do to link to your personal site and, as a result, increase your site’s search authority. If you’re truly serious about dominating for your personal brand, you also need to set up author rich snippets.

6. Create or Edit your Wikipedia Page

In case you didn’t know, anyone can edit Wikipedia and add articles. However, as easy as it is to create and edit content on Wikipedia, it’s even easier to piss off the community of editors by not playing by the rules. The rules and etiquette for Wikipedia editing are a topic that’s way too big to discuss here, but remember that not everyone deserves their own Wikipedia page; if you’ve made a significant contribution to your industry or niche, and can back it up with sources, you can probably get your article to “stick”.

The point is, if you’re somewhat influential, consider getting a Wikipedia page put together. If you already have one, go there and ensure it has a link to your personal website (keep brining it back to your flagship).