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*I always keep a skull on my desk to remind me of “Memento Mori”
Flying reminds me of how little control we actually have in our lives and how dependent we are on each other for coexistence. What I do every time I get on an airplane is to spend the time focusing on everything I´m grateful for in my life. I spend the time from we hit the runway until I hear the unfasten seatbelt “ding” with closed eyes going through everything I´m grateful for. I go through little things like access to clean water to big things like feeling grateful to my heart keeping me alive every day and the people in my life that I love.
This typically takes anything from 10-15 minutes and shifts my state from worry/fear to appreciation. Next time you are fearful try shifting your focus from fear to gratitude. I do this every time I´m about to go on stage and speak. Instead of being fearful of making mistakes or not remembering something, I focus on being grateful to the people that are listening and for the opportunity to add value to the world. Gratitude is very powerful, because it´s the opposite energy of fear.
“Dream as if you´ll live forever. Live as if you´ll die today.” James Dean
Ever since my panic attack I have tried to live every day as it was my last and dreamt like I would live forever in good James Dean fashion. Remembering that I will die helps me focus and give clarity to the aspects of lifethat are really important to me. I find death to be an extremely useful productivity tool because the little things that used to zap my energy and drain my focus fade away in the face of death. (If you have found this part of the newsletter a bit morbid there is a funny cartoon at the bottom that will cheer you up.)
“And this leads us back to death. Steve Jobs, in his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, said that ‘everything falls away in the face of death’, leaving only the truly important things behind it. Pride, greed, lust and – most importantly – the ego disappears, and you are left with an understanding of what you love. ” Never Work Again – Bakke 2014
To watch the full Steve Jobs Stanford Commencements Address click here
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The Meaning of Life
Regina (my business partner in MrOutsource.com) found this video and I really like it!
Just click the picture or click here
to watch it.
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Live it! Achieve Success by Living with Pupose
by Jairek Robbins
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with Jairek Robbins in NewYork City. If you think “Robbins” sounds familiar you are right! Jairek is Tony Robbins son and he is on a mission. He newly published his first book called Live it! and it´s to help lots of people live on purpose and he has written an excellent book. Next week I´m interviewing Jairek on Invincible Entrepreneur
and we will share the interview asap.
Stats of the Day
The top 5 regrets of the dying – Bronnie Ware
At the end of our days, each and every one of us will be forced to stop and face up to the life we have lived. In this moment of reflection, many will aks, “Is there anything I would have done differently?” This question is the subject of The Top Five Regrets of the Dying
by Australian palliative care nurse and author, Bronnie Ware.The five regrets are;
1) I wish I´d had the courage to live a life true to myself rather than the life others expected of me
2) I wish did not worked so hard
3) I wish I had the courage to express my feelings
4) I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends
5) I wish I had let myself be happier
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These Are The Common Regrets of People in Their 30s and 40s
Do you have any regrets in life? The truth is, most people have, no matter how old they are. But the good news is, you can always change, no matter how far you have gone in life. Read more…7 Insanely Productive Habits of Successful People
Entrepreneurship isn’t for the faint at heart. Founders must forge their own path, gather resources and take on huge financial risks – all in the hopes of avoiding the fate that 80 to 90 percent of startups suffer: failure. Read more…6 CEOs Share Their Biggest Regrets
My regret: Trying to run the whole thing on my own.. Read more..———————-
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