Friday, August 17, 2018

Carlton No I wasn't there... I am in my car in Perth 4000 kilometres away.

Originally published in Rebootology

Yesterday I went on a round trip to Moora via Jurein Bay - about 500 kilometres but before I left someone took out $100 from my bank account via a Mastercard and tried another $400 which my bank stopped... now that was happening in Carlton Victoria and I was in Perth Western Australia - about 4000 kilometres apart.

So, in the 500 kilometre drive we saw a few cars, millions of sheep and a couple of people - that is an area that is larger than many countries in Europe... not much has changed in 100 years there BUT 21st century robbers were at my bank account.

All's well except it will be 10 working days before a new card,

It reminded me of the saying everything that happens today was impossible sometime in the past - can you imagine being stolen from and it is happening 4,000 kms away... but some clever machine worked out that the transaction was fraud... however I had to wait 15 minutes on the phone "your call is very important to us but we are busy the wait is 10 minutes [ it was 15 ]" so by the time I spoke to some person I was agitated... maybe late for the Jurein appointment due in 2 hours... and without access to my $$$'s

Getting petrol at Gingers on the Great Northern Highway at Upper Swan [ yes it is a place ] I used the card but it was declined... so with internet banking... something that was "Impossible" 10 years ago, I transferred to a different card and was able to pay.

Lots to think about in a "Day in the Life".

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Where to now...

Originally published in Rebootology

If you’re not where you want to be, if you don’t have what you want to have right now, then you don’t need to stay in the same place.

If you’re not where you need to be at this particular moment, you need to be willing to make the necessary changes to make it happen.

Unless you attempt to do something beyond that which you have already mastered, you’ll never grow.

Can you imagine seeing fast growth in your second life starting in the next few months?

Can you imagine if you applied these steps and you started to see your life growing in influence and being a catalyst for change in people around you?

Can you imagine the lives that will be changed as you rise up to be all that you could be and should be?

This what Rebootology is about...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wonders of the world

Originally published in Rebootology

Sometimes we forget the little things in life as we battle the horror the television news brings into our living rooms each evening. If it's not terror, Iraq, car road trauma it's the politicians blatantly lying to us. Even the distraction of my beloved sport holds little comfort - the cheating in cricket in the South Africa was a farce, the West Coast Eagles using trickery to get players off, and drugs in sport becoming acceptable if "we" get the medals.

So, when this little story came across my desk, sent in by Maverick Spiriter Kevin Bolt, it immediately struck a cord and I just had to share it with you.

"A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present "Seven Wonders of the World." Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:

1. Egypt's Great Pyramids
2. Taj Mahal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. St. Peter's Basilica
7. China's Great Wall

While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student had not finished her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. "The girl replied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my mind because there were so many."

The teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help.

"The girl hesitated, then read, "I think the '7 Wonders of the World' are:

1. To See
2. To Hear
3. To Touch
4. To Taste
5. To Feel
6. To Laugh
7. And to Love."

The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. The
things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wondrous!"

Kevin writes: "A gentle reminder -- that the most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought by man."

And in the next email, a friend from Tasmania felt she had to share this gem:

Back again, they just gave me the quote of the day so had to pass it on to you.

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming WOO WOO - what a ride.

Great philosophy I think.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

There just is!

Originally published in Rebootology

In times of turmoil… droughts at home, earthquakes in Indonesia, civil unrest in the USA, I find it helps to take a step back and count my blessings.

Many times what I think is fantastic others will consider a disaster… and this story that I had cross my desk this morning puts things into perspective.:

In the Eye of the Beholder

One day a father, of a very wealthy family, took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people can be. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from the trip, the father asked his son,"How was the trip?"

"It was great Dad!"

"Did you see how poor people can be?" the father asked.

"Oh yeah," said the son.

"So what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father.

The son answered,

" I saw we have one dog and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.

We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them."

With this the boy's father was speechless.

Then his son added,

"Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."

With a over half of 2018 officially spent, let’s reflect on the good and bad of the first 90 days of the year, reset our visions and look forward to a stimulating 175 days of the rest of the year.

But remind yourself each morning… there is no good or bad… there just is!

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Puppies for Sales

Originally published in Rebootology

Everything can’t be how we would always want it. As I was checking through my email, this one jumped out at me. This email was called “Puppies for Sale.”

There is a strong message here… make the most of what you have and realise that there is beauty everywhere that often depends on YOUR perspective not mine.

Enjoy “Puppies for Sales”

A store owner was tacking a sign above his door that read "Puppies For Sale."

Signs like that have a way of attracting small children, and sure enough, a little boy appeared under the store owner's sign. "How much are you going to sell the puppies for?" he asked.

The store owner replied, "Anywhere from $30 to $50."
The little boy reached in his pocket and pulled out some change. "I have $2.37," he said. "Can I please look at them?"

The store owner smiled and whistled and out of the kennel came Lady, who ran down the aisle of his store followed by five teeny, tiny balls of fur.

One puppy was lagging considerably behind. Immediately the little boy singled out the lagging, limping puppy and said, "What's wrong with that little dog?"

The store owner explained that the veterinarian had examined the little puppy and had discovered it didn't have a hip socket. It would always limp. It would always be lame.

The little boy became excited. "That is the puppy that I want to buy."

The store owner said, "No, you don't want to buy that little dog. If you really want him, I'll just give him to you."

The little boy got quite upset. He looked straight into the store owner's eyes, pointing his finger, and said, "I don't want you to give him to me. That little dog is worth every bit as much as all the other dogs and I'll pay full price. In fact, I'll give you $2.37 now, and 50 cents a month until I have him paid for."
The store owner countered, "You really don't want to buy this little dog. He is never going to be able to run and jump and play with you like the other puppies."

To his surprise, the little boy reached down and rolled up his pant leg to reveal a badly twisted, crippled left leg supported by a big metal brace.

He looked up at the store owner and softly replied, "Well, I don't run so well myself, and the little puppy will need someone who understands!"

We ALL need someone who Understands!

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Looking to add some much-needed income to your retirement savings Now you have left the workforce, Here are some examples:

Originally published in Rebootology

Carol Merchasin, an author and former law firm partner in Philadelphia, now livies with her husband in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
"My husband and I boosted our retirement income by leveraging what we did before we retired into less stressful and more part time employment that doesn't require being in an office or even in a particular place," Merchasin says. "When I left my law firm, I continued doing training but only as an independent contractor, often doing webcasts from Mexico. Now, ten years later, at almost 70 years old, I still do webcasts and I develop and audit training programs. All from wherever I want to be."
Merchasin also published a book on Mexico called This is Mexico: Tales of Culture and Other Complications and does speaking engagements on Mexican culture from a U.S. expatriate perspective. Her husband, also a lawyer, invested in a small property with three apartments that he now rents out to short term visitors to San Miguel. "Our long term strategy has been to support ourselves without touching our nest egg until we were 70, but we are still keeping with that strategy for a few more years," she says. "Boosting retirement income for us has meant not taking anything out and allowing it to grow as long as we're still able to work comfortably at our own pace."
Financial experts say that Merchasin is on to something, and that, since retirees may not be saving enough for retirement, they should seek extra income while they're in retirement. "Living comfortably in retirement isn't so much about how much money you have, but more importantly what counts is having a solid cash flow plan in place that includes a very clear income and distribution strategy, says Gary Plessl, who co-authored The Book on Retirement.

As of 2013, the median retirement account balance among all households ages 55 to 64 was only $US14,500.I

f you're in the same leaky boat, consider being part of Rebootology, and see how you can earn extra income in retirement,

Put TELL ME MORE in the comments.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

11 Rules for Rebootologists

Originally published in Rebootology

1.It’s got to be a BIG idea that you can “get” in seconds. 
2.Strive to create 10x – 100x in value for Money you invest. Your rewards will always proportionate to the value you provide. 
3.You must expect premium price so you can provide an extraordinary value & experience. 
4.Provide a ‘Reason Why’ people should do join you and be happy to pay you a premium.
5.Get paid before you deliver your product or service.
6.You get to make the rules for your life. Don’t let other people's norms dictate how you’ll work or who you’ll work with.
7.Create your next adventure around your life instead of settling for your life around your adventure.
8.Consistently and constantly force yourself to focus on the ‘critically few’ proactive activities that produce exponential results. Don’t get caught up in minutia & bullshit.
9.Seek to minimize start-up risk but have maximum upside potential.
10.Get your idea out there as fast as possible even if it’s not quite ready by setting must-hit deadlines. Let the market tell you if you have a winner or not. If not – move on and fail forward fast! If it’s got potential – then you can make it better.
11.Find partners and team members who are strong where you are weak and appreciate being paid on results.

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