Zach got diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. His story will teach you to live, now.
Zach’s song, ‘Clouds’
Portia (my eldest daughter) got some strange spots come out all over her body. As a first time parent you think that everything is going to kill your child. Your biggest day to day fear is that they have stopped breathing or something is wrong. Thus you live in a world of permanent anxiety. I would wake up at night and check that she was still breathing at least 3 to 4 times a night.
We decided that we should take her to the doctor. We walked into his office and we showed him the spots. He saw 2 super anxious new parents and he gave us some personal advice.
He asked us the following questions:
We answered yes to all 3.
He then said, “If something was majorly wrong, all 3 of those things wouldnt be happening.” He then pleasantly told us to leave.
I felt so much relief.
Ask yourself the following questions:
If you answered yes to all 3.
Everything is fine.
What you are thinking about is actually just a waste of time.
Get back to doing what you want to do and stop wasting time.
You will look back on what you are going through in 1 years time and laugh. Its going to be a funny joke to yourself all the activities and things you did when you were anxious.
Normal is the most offensive word in the english language.
Calling someone normal is the dirtiest word I can think of.
Requesting someone to be normal is unforgiveable.
What is normal?
That is not want you want to choose.
You don’t want to be stuck in a rut and repeat the same things over and over again. Move forward and open up your life to new things, consider these past things as done:
There is another option.
Choose the life you want. Never compromise and never forget until you get it. Persist against all resistance until you get it, then grab on to it with all of your energy and life and never let go. Its not easy and other people are going to pull you back down to where you were, but that is the path to not being “Normal”. That is the path to greatness, so that you can look back in 25 years time and go, I made a Great choice in not going down that path.
One night, you are out driving in a remote area that is far from the city. Its an extremely cold and stormy night, with rain and hail coming down. You pass a bus-stop in the middle of nowhere and notice that there are 3 people huddled together, sheltering under it. You can only pick 1 of them up in your car, as it is a2 seater. The region is so remote that calling for help would be futile. The question is…which of the following 3 people would you pick up?
The first person is the love of your life. If you leave them there, then you are guaranteed to lose your soul-mate and never find true romantic happiness. The second person is a 40-something year old lady who you do not know. She is bleeding to death, and unless you pick her up – she will surely die (The area is too remote to call an ambulance).The third person is your best friend. He has saved your life in the past and this could be your one chance to pay him back.
So who do you pick up and Why?
Put your answer in the comments below.
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3 Quotes that I want to keep repeating to myself until they become part of my mix.
Hat tip Nike!
I love Dick Smith. I would say he has to be one of the greatest Aussie PR showmen we have had in a long time! He just keeps punching and waving the flag to get attention. I love it.
If I receive an auto-responder from someone.
I feel embarassed for them.
I see it as saying:
“I turn my work on and off when I feel like it. I am not that committed to the cause. I won’t reply to your email because I dont really care. Work is just something that I do because I have to do it. I would rather be doing the thing in my auto-responder all the time but I dont have the guts to do it and thus I have to pretend to do what you emailed me for.”
Instead of an auto-responder, I suggest you put none. You will reply to your email when you get to it, dont tell me to wait in the queue. Im already in the queue. If you were going to tell me something, just reply to my email instead.
Unless you have left the job, closed down the business or have died I can’t accept an Auto-responder.
As James Ward always says, “Lift. Show form.”
Inspirational movies have a way of hitting my entrepreneurial bone and it normally causes me to cry. I cry at the parts that show amazing belief in yourself, persistence and sacrifice for your enterprise.
I think when movies show “belief in yourself” it makes me cry the most.
What are your favourite entrepreneurial movies? Share them in the comments below.