There is a good news article on Harvard Business Review about managing those whose lives have been upended, written by the author of six New York Times best-sellers, Bruce Feiler. In it, he makes the distinction between “voluntary” disruptions in one’s life — say, buying a home or having a child — and “involuntary” disruptions — say, sadly, the loss of a parent, a pet, a job, etc.
Back in 2008, my life came to a screaming halt. It was not just the financial crisis that turned everything upside down for me, I decided to end my relationship as well. Enough was enough, after many difficult years, I decided I was not going to settle for anything less than what I wanted. So I sailed my boat to the other shore of committing to find a life partner that I could love, serve and take care of for the rest of her life, and on that day, I burnt the boat. There was no turning back.
Just a quick note to say Happy Thanksgiving for those celebrating and my US-based readers. I know it’s potentially the weirdest Thanksgiving in your lifetime – playing Uno with grandma over Zoom? – but there’s still a lot to be thankful for, even in weird, seemingly-not-normal times.
When I was 16 years old, I was selected to go to Germany as a reserve for the New Zealand Barefoot Waterski team. At that time I was also playing alot of other sports. It was rugby season and being a passionate rugby player, playing for my school, I wanted to continue to play and it helped me to stay fit.
Did you ever wake up one morning, look yourself in the mirror and say, I can’t believe I am still working for my business instead of my business working for me?
My father was an entrepreneur at a young age and started his own business in the late 50’s in Wellington, New Zealand. He is an auto electrician by trade and started up a Shell Service Station, servicing cars, selling gas, and car parts. He also owned a Marine Outlet, selling boats and engines.
After being away for 3 months in the UK, Sweden, Switzerland, and Spain it is time to return home to The Bahamas. This Saturday my family and I will make the trip home via Canada as it is one of a few countries that provides a corridor to The Bahamas from Europe.
It is clear to me that in travelling and living freely while deep in the midst of a global pandemic, life is what you make of it. If you buy into F.E.A.R (False Evidence Appearing Real) then you let your 2 million-year-old brain take over.
The Last Dance, is a Netflix documentary on the Chicago Bulls NBA team when they were at their prime. I watched it earlier this year during lockdown in The Bahamas and learnt so much.
Following are some of the takeaways that I got that can immediately translate into your life to support you in being all you can be.
Serving others by influencing them to achieve their goals through investing in your product is ethical sales.
Selling is perceived by so many people as a dirty word because sales people who tend to push what they want to happen onto their clients show they just don’t care. This gives sales a bad name.
Fear is the biggest virus out there in the world right now. Fear is an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real or F*#K Everything And Run, depending on how you see the world. Unfortunately, a large amount of the population have their belief systems created by listening to the news on TV.
Every result you have ever gotten in your life stems from an internal pattern or your internal programming. Listen to me and take note! Everything is a pattern.
You are hardwired from your experiences and the decisions that you made as you were developing into an adult. Everything that you are good at and everything that you are not, are all patterns running in your subconscious mind.