The purpose of talking to yourself.
Many a self-development-guru has tried to convince us that affirmations can transform our lives.
The mere act of saying: »I am getting better every day« to yourself should create a state of mind in your brain that makes you do what is necessary to achieve that goal or purpose.
I don't know if it has worked for you, but I find it odd to say things I don't really believe, because... who am I kidding?
But after hearing Calvin Correli talk about...
(can't believe I'm telling you this)
Our boss, mister Calvin Correli just did the most amazingly liberating, uplifting, breathtakingly awesome, nothing-short-of-keeeewl live video on the Fakebook.
I had a feeling (from the title), that it would be good.
But after 30-40 seconds—plus through the rest of the video and for the rest of my life I guess—all I could think of was...
And make no mistake about it.
I do NOT call him boss because he is...
Meet the mighty mighty Beth Barr
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You know, I am a long time fan of Bruce Springsteen (well, at least NOW you know).
Once I saw a documentary from one of his recording sessions with the E Street Band, and in between two takes Bruce said to his guitarist AND always charismatic friend Little Steven Van Zandt...
(Steve played the mandolin on this song):
»Steve, I'm not sure that the 'never-on-Sunday-kinda-picking' is what I want here.«
Or something along those lines.
Last xmas I gave you my...
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In Denmark we have this lame joke, where in January we say to someone:
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What was the best gift you got for Xmas this year?
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When people tell us all about their favorite gift, we say:
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Oh, that's strange, because it's only January.
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The only thing funny about it is... that it reminds me of this very insightful video that Calvin did on Xmas eve LAST year—it's about removing clutter from your life, and only keeping the...
(especially not with your spouse)
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My wife looked very focused, when she walked into our office yesterday, I could see that I had to pay attention, so I stopped what I was doing, looked at her and said:
So, what are you up to?
I want to make a new teacher training course for my previous students or yoga teachers who took another training... An advanced Hands On Corrections class.
»Great«, I said...
»Do you want my help?
I knew she did, but I also knew that the last thing I should do is...
3 things we use on a daily basis
I don't know about you.
I can't get enough of this... (it's an email from Calvin's inbox):
Apologies for the direct email communication approach but wanted to ensure that credit is given where it belongs! We are yet to become a customer of simplero but we will be within a matter of weeks. The brilliant product you have was obviously a factor but what finally pulled us across was the customer service of Tracy Raftl!
... well, him and the master of Simplero
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We are at McDonalds.
No, it ain't too healthy.
But from time to time we go there, because dang-it, they are good at attracting kids, for them youngsters are always nagging us to go there, whenever they get the chance.
Well done McDonalds, great marketing to make referral monsters out of kids – but that is for another email.
Today I want to talk about the game.
So, whenever we get in there, our youngest son (3 years old) just runs into the...
Around 1986 I travelled from Denmark to England – it was a 15 hour trip by ferry.
Before the trip, the weather forecast was not too promising, so friends and familiy warned me that the trip would be rough, and I should get some sea sick pills, because... for sure, I would throw up and want to jump over the side of the ferry before the end.
But when people say stuff like that to me, I tend to go...
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Screw you, I am not getting sea sick.
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So I went to the library (no...
Well, I’ll probably take some heat for that headline.
I’ll live with that, though.
Especially since there actually is some truth to the notion.
Here is the evidence.
Now, anyone could have made that graphic with a fictive number, but i tell you man...
it is really true, this is a real screen dump from inside the Simplero backend, and the number is the total revenue of our customers over the past 8 years.
The number is growing, and so is the number of active, Simplero users.
I once heard this (maybe not so) crazy »advice« about being depressed…
If you throw someone down a stairway, you can be pretty sure, they won’t be depressed on the way down.
Maybe the feeling will come back.
But it will be gone for at least a little while.
Now, of course you don’t want to throw people down stairways, but it is true though—I bet that you (like me) can easily picture, that the mind would simply HAVE to change focus from the depressed state if someone forced you to into a...