I woke up early this morning. I spent, it seems, the whole night with hair-raising dreams… so it was good to get up.
Got up and came to my computer and posted some 45 podcast episodes from 2-3 years ago.
I listened to a few of them, and I was dumbfounded how much better I was back then, how many more things I had to talk about then… intelligently, interestingly, engagingly.
So I started to look what the heck changed that I am so much duller nowadays.
I realized that two years ago I had a few health issues that put me out of commission, or at least out of being able to walk.
Why does it matter?
Well, I listened to the 67 steps audios while I was walking, every day, for about an hour a day, for however it took me to listen to every audio 10 times.
I am not sure… I could probably sum up what I learned in 30 minutes… And yet, listening to some 60 hours worth of audios over and over has expanded my horizon. And has made me a more interesting human than I was before.
So it is not the learning that did it… it is the being-taken-on-a-journey where I would not likely to go, would not need to go. I needed to be taken. Kicking and screaming if necessary.
232 thousand people have bought the 67 steps. About 10% of those people listened to all the steps, that is 23 thousand people. And a grand total of 1 person used those steps to widen her horizon. Widen her horizon instead of trying to learn something. Or learn business, or start a business. Just for self-growth. Me.
Why would not they widen their horizon? it is a two-pronged answer:
- 1. it is time consuming, and unless you can listen while you are doing other things. If you are not able to still hear what is being said, you won’t do it.
- 2. no one is really interested in self-growth, everyone wants to get to their destination… So they behave like they are on a highway to heaven… afraid to even take an exit to see what’s there… Both fear-based and arrogance-based behaviors.
Instead of extending the lockdown to my brain, have the lockdown be on the outside. And while the world is in a limbo, get a serious growth spurt on the inside.
To meander, with your mind’s eyes open. Be like a sponge… instead of a rigid survival machine.
As a result of the two hours ‘meandering’ with my old podcasts, today’s Sunday call is a whole lot more interesting, richer than has been the past two years… It may be the best and most useful call I have every had.
If you’d like to listen to it, you can… but it’s going to cost you. Both in money and in growth… It is hard to avoid growing when you are taken for a wild ride.
You see, the normal calls I have all have an agenda: teaching. And teachers cannot meander: they have to stick to what they want to teach… And that is a very different kind of conversation than my Sunday call… My Sunday call where I can talk about whatever I want to talk about, whether my partner finds it useful or not. Damn the Russians… right? (If you know what I am talking about, you are old like me and have seen the movie… lol)
Anyway, you can subscribe to my Sunday calls, or you can just get a call here and there…
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