January 21, 2008
At the end of last year I joined the Entrepreneur.co.za’s Success Club, and I wrote about it at this link on November 25, 2007. Part of the Success Club programme is that you receive a monthly audio CD for learning and motivation. I really think audio is very valuable. While you’re working or driving you can listen to inspirational talks and podcasts, and I have benefited greatly from these over the past few years.
I’ve long been listening to audio talks by Anthony Robbins, Stephen Covey, Donald Trump, Robert Kiyosaki, and others. I now listen to many podcasts by local and international bloggers and speakers. If you don’t do this yet – listen to people with sound advice and experience – then I suggest you get started in a hurry!
The CD pack I received today (literally a few minutes ago, delivered to my door) from Entrepreneur.co.za is titled The Art of Self Motivation. It contains 2 CD’s, one is titled Why We Don’t Feel Motivated, and the other is titled How to become, and stay, motivated. Entrepreneur.co.za‘s Brian Walsh teams up with “international personal transformational specialist” Bruce Muzik for these talks, and I’m pretty sure that I’m going to learn a thing or 2, and most of all get my motivation levels up!
Disk 1 – play…
January 21, 2008
Due to my recent period of illness I was quite removed from work – in action and thought. Now I’m back and it feels like I never left. :) I’ve been listening to interesting talks by Tim Ferriss (I’m also busy reading his book – The 4 Hour Work Week), and he’s speaking – among other things – about “work identity” – what are we without our work? I mean think about it. Our work consumes so much of our life, that if work had to simply “disappear” – we would actually struggle to fill all that time. What Tim preaches is living life to the full every single day – without sacrificing on income or lifestyle. More on Tim and his book another time.
I’d like to wish everyone all the best for 2008. I’m back at work and really enjoying the challenges and the excitement. I hope this year proves fruitful for all of us, and that all our dreams and goals are reached, and enjoyed!
January 14, 2008
Many of you have surely been wondering where I’ve been. Well, at the start of the Summer holidays I made myself a â€œHoliday To Do Listâ€ â€“ an extensive list of tasks I wanted to complete over the holiday period. Some of them included work tasks, and others were personal. This list is actually still stuck up in my office. But I did not manage to complete one single task.
Itâ€™s been a very tough time for myself and my family because Iâ€™ve been very ill. It started at the very outset of the holidays â€“ I was having severe headaches and when I saw a doctor he said that it was probably eye strain. This made sense to me because over the past few months Iâ€™ve been reading for hours on end. I then made an appointment to have my eyes tested, and I was told that I do in fact need reading glasses. A few days later though I started getting high fevers. Up until today the fevers donâ€™t want to go away. After seeing several doctors privately and at hospital, and after several blood and other tests, no one can pinpoint what the problem is. Physically Iâ€™m healthy, but the fevers are still persisting.
Iâ€™m at work today for the first time, and when I left home I was quite fine, but as soon as I got to the office my temperature shot up again.
If any of you can offer any advice I would really appreciate it. For a month now Iâ€™ve been struggling with this and no one seems to have an answer.
May the year ahead be a good one for us all.