False Economy

OK… I’D JUST ARRIVED. Fiji in the Winter. 29 degrees outside. Palm trees swaying… check. Ocean view… check. Bottle of water from the mini-bar to quench my thirst… check. Oh my goodness! $7.50 for that thimble-full of water. That’s ludicrous. So – I go an ask at reception “Where are the closest shops?” “Just around…

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Favourite Thoughts

SOME BRILLIANT QUOTES by philosopher, Mokokoma Mokhonoana (shared with me by successful Mentoree – Sean Kierce). Thanks so much for sharing these Sean, There’s so much wisdom in them: “There is more to life than making a living. Do not work more than you live.” “He who fails to achieve a dream set by himself…

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The Power of Now is BS

WITH HER VOICE trembling, she asked “But when do I start making money?” Tears began to roll down her face. Yet… she had no written trading plan, no knowledge about trading and had only ever placed three trades. I stared at her like a Labrador that has heard a high-pitched noise. Really? I mean… REALLY?…

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Linus Pauling Report Card

For those who dont know who Linus Pauling is he won the 1954 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.  I dont count his 1962 Nobel Peace Prize since this is just a popularity contest. The only person to have won two true Nobel Prizes is Marie Curie. He got an F in Gymnasium in the second semester…

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WTF Does This Mean?

Recently I have had occasion to be using LinkedIn because people for some reason instead of emailing me send me messages instead. I find LinkedIn to be fascinating. If Facebook is your slightly brain dead unemployed bogan cousin then LinkedIn is your archetypal idiot private school boy whose parents always bailed him out of trouble,…

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Adaptation and Fear

This was originally going to be two separate pieces but part way through they seemed to become more and more related.They became more related because of the intertwined nature of fear and adaptation. Fear is often a failure to adapt to a given circumstance and often adaptation is forced upon through fear. What began me…

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The Great Paradox of Peak Performance

Trying really hard works—and then it gets in your way Peak performance happens as a result of trying really hard, and then not trying at all. It’s a paradox. I’ve never met someone who has described a breakthrough performance as effortful or straining or tight. It’s the opposite: when people are at their best—whether it’s on…

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Workism Is Making Americans Miserable

In his 1930 essay “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,” the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted a 15-hour workweek in the 21st century, creating the equivalent of a five-day weekend. “For the first time since his creation man will be faced with his real, his permanent problem,” Keynes wrote, “how to occupy the leisure.” This became…

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Who Is At Fault?

I saw the piece below on the website and thought it was worth snipping as a discussion piece. There is no doubt that banks are arsheloes who for several years (decades) engaged in appalling business practices. These practices were brought to light by the recent Royal Commission and apparently were a complete surprise to…

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