I have just read an excellent book which shifted my success paradigm: The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea. The book, by Bob Burg and John David Mann, focuses on the importance of giving. The Go-Giver is a concise book but the words it contains are powerful and I highly recommend it.
Let’s spend our time working towards our goals and making the most of life.
Back in February I met a friend for a cup of tea. During our conversation I introduced her to the 4 Hour Work Week, the concept of simplifying life and automating and outsourcing work in order to maximise the time spent living one’s dreams. I suggested to my friend that she buy the 4 Hour Work Week book by Tim Ferriss.
My friend loved the concepts in the book, including, hiring a virtual assistant.
Today I met my friend again to find out, only four months later, that she has quit her job and is now successfully living the 4 hour work week!
What an inspiration!
A significant part of being optimistic is praising people for their achievements. This includes praising others and self-praise. On a regular basis we should step back and look at what both others and ourselves have achieved and truly appreciate and recognise these achievements.
In the spirit of recognising achievements, I’m proud to write that I have now blogged positively every day for 2&1/2 months and this is my 80th blog post!
Accepting and acknowledging one’s true self assists greatly in maximising enjoyment of life. Being oneself allows one to live life to your maximum and not based on the whim of others. Live life to the max!
Wishing everybody a happy and successful day! May we all be closer to reaching our goals at the end than at the start with many smiles shared along the way.
I’m currently watching a television program on Rome. The ancient city’s buildings and infrastructure and the technologies, engineering, organisation and architecture behind them are amazing.
On Friday and Sunday I attended the start and finish of a startup weekend where groups of people come together for the first time to turn an idea into a business. To see startup businesses making sales literally hours after business creation was inspiring. The creativity, teamwork, innovation and action involved was stunning.
This morning I completed a half marathon (21.1 kilometres) in perfect cool and overcast conditions.
Running with hundreds of other people, all sharing the same goal of reaching the finish line was joyful and motivating. Beating the challenges of a 6:30am start, running up hills and making it to the finish line is much easier when there are other people to run with.
What a great start to the day!