If you ever wondered where guidance comes from, here is a great example, from about 10 minutes ago.
In an email conversation, one of my "interns" was commiserating with me... because the refrigerator died again, and this time there is no excuse: it needs to be replaced.
But... in order to bring in a new one, I have to push stuff aside, clean the old one from now rotting stuff... and I feel very weak to even contemplate doing it.
So she says (my intern): "and everything feels heavy when you're weak."
Lucky formulation of a sentence... because it woke me up. This, what she says, is true across the board. It is true in the physical realm, and it is even more true in the "psychological" realm: if you feel weak you'll do little.
And most people feel weak all the time. Their intellectual and physical exercise is from the car to the grocery store, or from the couch to the refrigerator. Continue reading "How To Stay Broke Forever"
I went grocery shopping today on my own. I was carrying some 20 lbs of groceries up the steps to get home.
I ran into Leo, my musician friend. I explained to him that carrying those 20 lbs of groceries illustrated to me what it was like to climb the steps a year ago, when I was about 20 lbs heavier. In 18 months I shed 40 lbs.
He said: Losing 40 pounds is hard work.
I said "no it isn't..." He wanted to know how, and I told him that is what I get paid the big bucks for. He laughed, but it got me thinking. Continue reading "Reframing: is losing weight hard? is it hard work? or is it something else?"
This article is about personal evolution... going from where, how, who you are today to a higher level, a higher organization where you can be, have, do more.
It's November 10, and the ground is covered with snow where I live. My hands are cold, I am contemplating putting on my typing gloves: gloves that the tip of the finger is cut off so I can type.
I started to keep my house cold in the winter a few years ago, but went all hogs with it last winter: my thermostat is set to 47 degrees (9 degrees Celsius) day and night, and I have a heating pad under my desk and a heating pad on the wall about two meters from my right shoulder on the wall in my office. I also have a heating pad in the bathroom that I turn on when I plan to take a shower.
Yesterday I spoke about reaching the magic 200 vibration... and falling back...
When I look at the common cause in everyone I have ever observe falling back, the common cause is one thing.
The TLB score. Your Twitchy Little Bastard score...
The TLB score measure to what degree you are willing to postpone gratification.
Most people I observe feel entitled, act entitled. Entitled to pleasure, entitled to smooth, entitled to politeness, and courtesy, and love, and sex, and nice things.
Now, what is underneath of entitled is going to surprise you: it is scarcity. Anyone who doesn't live in the scarcity mindset: I can only be happy if... is going to have a higher TLB score, and will be OK to work towards what they want.
Continue reading "The single reason you fall back, even after you raised your vibration. The reason that you can eliminate"
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