Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Remove Google Plus With Care

After reading that google plus covered up a hack attack for 6 months I decided to delete my account before they did it - apparently they have given 1 year's notice... and I didn't read all the notices that started "if you do this then this will happen " and hidden in all that legalise was a warning that my blogspot identity would be removed - I ignored that because I have been blogging before Google Plus.

Well I deleted the G+ account [ having not looked at it in maybe 3 years ] and then I couldn't get into blogger as Google had changed my profile [ I registered with a gmail account ] and it was now Google Plus so all of a sudden I couldn't log in or post - it required some fancy foot work but is all OK now... I don't know why but Google punishes everyone when they get something wrong.... pricks!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Questions Every Leader Should Answer

One of the best ways to become a better leader is to view your organisation in a new light. Here are 17 questions every leader should answer.
  1. What three things are holding us back?
  2. Is success making us complacent?
  3. What policies are outdated?
  4. Would I do business with us if I were a customer?
  5. What counts that we’re not counting?
  6. What can we learn from vibrant start-up companies?
  7. Are we winning the word-of-mouth battle?
  8. Why are great ideas collecting dust on our shelves?
  9. Why are we really losing great people?
  10. Do we read the reports that we request?
  11. Do people follow us out of fear or out of respect?
  12. What actions, today, will have the greatest impact in ten years?
  13. Do we walk our talk?
  14. What barriers should we remove for our people?
  15. Do we spend more time building up or tearing down?
  16. Are we doing our best?
  17. How are we advancing the values of our organisation?
Frank Sonnenberg

Thanks to Frank Sonnenberg who is an award-winning author. He has written six books and over 300 articles. Frank was recently named one of “America's Top 100 Thought Leaders” and one of America’s Most Influential Small Business Experts. Frank has served on several boards and has consulted to some of the largest and most respected companies in the world.

Friday, October 19, 2018


Atomic Habits
review by Wayne Mansfield

There is a new book - released today October 19th in Australia October 18th in the USA by a young Authour James Clear...

It has a catchy title Atomic Habits and it is for small habits eventually leading to an explosion of productivity in the right direction.

I haven't read the book yet - I will probably listen on Audible when it is available, but have listened to 2 podcasts where James is the guest and they have been fantastic.... So, can I recommend that you take the effort to listen read or track down his blog and start improving your life by using Atomic Habits.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

How to Write Catchy Blog Post Titles That Get Clicked Like Crazy

Blogging has become synonymous with content marketing strategy. Every single day, millions of people seek information about products and services online and blog posts regularly serve those needs.

But, without the right use of keywords and SEO header tags, your blog post will end up lost in the web that is the Internet.

So what is a blog post title and why is writing a good title for a blog so essential to its success?

Picture this scenario; you have toiled away and crafted a seemingly well written and well-researched blog post but before you know it, it is left withering away with zero comments, zero shares and yes, zero tweets or likes.

Sound familiar? Well, it’s enough to drive you up the wall and wipe out any motivation for writing any more content.

If you think the answer lies in spending more hours perfecting and honing your writing skills, you couldn’t be further from the truth.

The answer lies in one word, the Title.

So how does writing catchy titles and post topics help, and more importantly, how do keywords help to boost your title and improve social shares for your blog?

Writing great content and slaving away while doing so is all good, but driving people into reading that content and getting more social shares for your blog post is where a good compelling post title comes into play.

They are the yin to the yang and what triggers people into clicking and eventually in turn reading your content. They represent it in search engines, in email, and on social media.

This article shares some tips and tricks on how to zero in on the right keywords and write effective post titles that get more social shares.

Making your post title catchy and engaging

People do judge a book by its cover and a blog by its title. A riveting and eye-catching post title is the gateway to enticing users to click so that they can quickly identify what the content is about and decide whether or not it’s applicable to them.

Creative blog names motivate people to click and read your blog. And every single click matters because that’s the secret sauce in determining whether your blog is destined to be liked and shared across the web or whether it’s going to end up in the proverbial graveyard.

Doing proper keyword research

Keyword research is extremely important and it plays a major role in determining whether your blog post is a hit or a miss.

By doing diligent research on your keywords, you can easily learn a lot more about the customers you’re targeting and directing to your website.

Following are a few keyword research tools that can aid your cause:

Moz Analytics’ Keyword Analysis Tool

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Rethinking the Three Stage Life

From authour Chip Conley: Wisdom @ Work - The Making of a Modern Elder

The age-old, three-stage life cycle—education, work, retirement (raw, cooked, burned)—is deeply ingrained in our institutions and psyches. Changing it won’t happen overnight, especially when “employers can smell 50,” as actor Steve Martin exclaimed in the film Bowfinger. Being too young to retire but too old to find a job is a modern problem that’s ripe for disruption.
As Laura Carstensen suggests, “The young study, the middle-aged work, the old rest or volunteer. We’re supposed to do things one at a time and in order.

There is very little overlap between life stages and, as a result, not only do members of different generations have limited interactions with one another, which fosters misunderstanding and unease, but it’s hard for anyone—of any age—to find a holistic balance between family, work, community and educational opportunities.” It’s time to retire the three-stage life since life stages are just a social construction that today fosters ageism, the squandering of wisdom, and a diminished sense of meaning and fulfillment in the latter half of life.

Fortunately, there is another way that isn’t such a linear conveyor belt to a cliff.

There is a more fluid, multistage life—with transitions and breaks in between: less of a lifelong “raw, cooked, burned” and more of a concentrated series of cycles.

These multistage lives are more of a smorgasbord and less of a progression of appetizer, entrée, dessert, but as such, it requires building new habits to accommodate the many more transitions you will likely experience.

It is a radically different way of thinking of the trajectory of one’s life. At its best, it offers us an opportunity to explore who we are and arrive at a way of living that is nearer to our personal values with the knowledge that we will constantly evolve who we are and what we know to adapt our skills to our changing interests and the changing marketplace.

A last I can explain what I am thinking about for Rebootology!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

stop watering Dead Plants

I have an issue today with my blog after deletig my G+ profile and after at first experiencing agnst, i was reminded by a little voice in the back of my head
Stop watering dead plants

Friday, October 05, 2018

The Case of 2 different type of people

The wisdom of Stephen Hawkins
In an extreme cases, we all must know of people who have been doing the same thing for years and seem to not have any problem staying stagnant. Whether it be in their marriage, job, or personal endeavors, they seem to be getting along just fine without progressing towards anything ‘better’.

Where as you would also know of individuals who focus on the positive, set goals and are constantly pushing themselves to greater heights. Be it promotions at work, building a family, celebrating milestones in their marriage or relationships, upgrading houses and cars, setting up new businesses, or going to school again, these individuals seem to constantly progress towards something that improves or enhances their life.

Have you ever contemplated why the difference between these 2 category of individuals?

It boils down to why you feel like or don’t feel like doing something. That usually boils down to one thing. You will recognise it as motivation. It is the force, or lack of, that keeps driving ypeople forward to overcome challenges and obstacles to achieve their goals.

Without motivation, people give up after a few failed attempts or even on the first tough challenge that comes their way.

Lots of people will just give up... I am not meant to be more is what they tell themselves and their justification of doing more of the same.

#Rebootology #WayneMansfield #GettingThings Done #Biitzpro #StephenHawkins #Hawkins

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Raving Fans with Randy Gage

The Reboot Quest Day 6 of 100
Book worth reading: Risky is the new SAFE by Randy Gage
written in 2012 and published in 2013 - so the question is... why am I reading it in 2018??
To write well, you need to read a lot... which I am doing on this sabbatical from the last 40 years...
and Randy talks about UnMarketing and mentions people I have been following like Gary Vaynerchuk, Seth Godin, Scott Stratten [ who coined the phrase UnMarketing ] the wisdom on brands Apple, Cirque du Soleil, Starbucks and Nike, and much more
But most of all he talks about sharing every day with your fans... hopefully you are fans... and finding them where they are which maybe on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, a blog, maybe LinkedIn... or by email.... all of these.
So, I recommend that you lift your gaze long enough to see that there are many ways to build your tribe... and share with them.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

10 Quotes on Breaking Barriers

Here are my top 10 quotes on breaking barriers:

10. “Our diversity is our strength. What a dull and pointless life it would be if everyone was the same.” - Angelina Jolie

9. “We need to make sure we're all working together to change mindsets, to change attitudes, and to fight against the bad habits that we have as a society.” - Justin Trudeau

8. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” - Robin Williams

7. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw

6. “The tennis ball doesn't know how old I am. The ball doesn't know if I'm a man or a woman or if I come from a communist country or not. Sport has always broken down these barriers.” –  Martina Navratilova

5. “You can focus on things that are barriers or you can focus on scaling the wall or redefining the problem.” - Tim Cook

4.  “You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it's important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.” - Michelle Obama

3. “Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” - Michael Jordan

2.  “There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.” - Ronald Reagan

1. “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” - Mahatma Gandhi

What’s your favourite quote on breaking barriers?

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Time to reboot

Time to reboot

It is amazing what 4 weeks in Europe do for you! I am heading home tomorrow convinced that it is time for me to change direction - I have been digital marketing vocational seminars since 1999 so it is time to pivot! I will keep you up to date with the progress... first decision made: No More Seminars across Australia - August WAS the LAST month.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Someone has to do it!

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Paul's best known song

Originally published in Rebootology

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away

Now it looks as though they're here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday
Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be
There's a shadow hanging over me.
Oh, yesterday came suddenly

Why she had to go I don't know she wouldn't say
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday
Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Why she had to go I don't know she wouldn't say
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday
Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Mm mm mm mm mm mm mm

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

Monday, September 03, 2018

Beatles Wisdom - Thoughts of Paul

Originally published in Rebootology

[ August 2018 ] Regarding the general state of the world, McCartney mourned what he said was a situation in which “violence and arrogance are back”.

“It’s like how fashion goes in cycles, how bell-bottoms came back. We were heading towards sense, but we are into the next pendulum swing now. That happens in life,” he said.

McCartney said he was still optimistic about the future, however, recalling Britain in the 1970's: “Cemeteries were left to rot. We felt we were heading to Armageddon, but it cleaned up.”

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Live every day as a quest.

Originally published in Rebootology

Just 6 am and angry people have intruded on my peace.

Work is work, but a quest is valiant and noble. Don’t just brainstorm, conspire. Let your fingers dance on the keyboard as you type. Smile while you think. 

Enjoy your food.

Don’t just walk, stride — feel the ground beneath your feet. When you stop for a break look at the sky.

Dare yourself to find everything easier, faster, more fun, and more meaningful.

As Nike would say JUST DO IT!

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Song of Myself (1892 version) BY WALT WHITMAN

Originally published in Rebootology

I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

I loafe and invite my soul,
I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass.

My tongue, every atom of my blood, form’d from this soil, this air,
Born here of parents born here from parents the same, and their parents the same,
I, now thirty-seven years old in perfect health begin,
Hoping to cease not till death.

Creeds and schools in abeyance,
Retiring back a while sufficed at what they are, but never forgotten,
I harbor for good or bad, I permit to speak at every hazard,
Nature without check with original energy.

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

Friday, August 31, 2018

Australia is a big country!

Originally published in Rebootology

While the east coast [ especially New South Wales ] is in the grip of once in a century drought, Western Australia is having its wettest winter for 53 years!!

Yesterday I was at the Dowerin Field Day, the biggest agricultural field day in the southern Hemisphere, and business was brisk... farmers were expecting records crops at 30 year high prices and according to reports from the organisers, they were spending with Gay Abandon.

And I met up with David Young a client from 30 years ago who said "You would be prod of me!" and proceed to show and tell me of his new business success.

Aaah the rain makes people do strange things.

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Don't they get it?

Originally published in Rebootology

I subscribe to Foxtel and without saying how much [ about a coffee a day ] it isn't cheap... and it seems to be losing ground to Netflix, Stan, iView, Amazon Prime etc... 

So, what do you think they are doing to my subscription fee?? No not reducing it... they are putting it up! so I can watch sport on my 4000 resolution TV [ which I haven't purchased yet ] and have wall to wall cricket that nobody wants to watch with me.... 

Is this the start of the end ??? I think so.

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Free doesn't mean good

Originally published in Rebootology

The local daily paper The West Australian is now free on week days at my coffee office. On Wednesdays I like the Motoring Liftout which normally is thick.... not today just 2 pages of editorial and a scattering of ads... apparently even when it is free nobody reads the paper [?]

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Today's mission:

Originally published in Rebootology

After a challenging couple of days -challenges about money, illness and travel - surely enough to get anyone demotivated (if that is a word.) So I should feel pumped but I feel bad. 
The best thing is to accept that. 

And I am going to give myself SHORT period to wallow. Yes I did say that.

Then I will take time to review what went wrong. Hopefully I will be able to turn the feeling into something I can benefit from going forward.

This sounds simplistic and cliched, of course, but it is extremely difficult to do.

However it is true. And more importantly, all research indicates it does work.

Wish me [ and you ] luck.

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

Monday, August 27, 2018

Boxes of photos

Originally published in Rebootology

Do you remember memories in a box?

Just yesterday I was at a family gathering and we were sorting through photos to grab a snapshot of a life well lived.

There were black and white, coloured photo's, slides, 8mm and 16mm movies... and everything in between. This raises the question - what will we do in the future??

At my place I am not sure there is a "box of memories".

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Live it up a notch

Originally published in Rebootology

It has been a challenging week... sickness, brother passing, bank issues... so the question becomes "How do you react?"

Just heard a little rant by Dickie Armour quoting Les Brown: Get out and "Live it up a notch" My own saying is that the world doesn't give a shit about you so just get on with it...

So, here is my advice:

Live it up a notch!

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

Friday, August 24, 2018

Tell us how we did...

Originally published in Rebootology

That is the email from my bank after my accounts were decimated by a fraud attack.

Well in a word SHIT!

After advising me some one was taking money out of my account by ATM use on the other side of the country - how did they get the pin number [ maybe a suspect ATM fitted with a camera?] - they cancelled my cards mid travelling, promised to send by registered mail, and a quicker fix was greeted with "If you are going to be unco-operstaive I can't help you CLICK hung Up "

Well a week and 1 day later still not fixed... replacement card arrives ordinary mail, call to bank says "Your call is important but we are busy waiting time 17 minutes...

I am reluctant to waste time giving feedback as they will obviously treat it the same way as they current treat me - like SHIT!

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

7 Second Challenges - what are they?

Originally published in Rebootology

The 7-second challenge is popular because unlike other fun challenges, it easy, cheap and can be played anywhere; House parties, hangout with friends, school, detention, bridal showers.

The only problem with the 7-second challenge is that you can quickly run out of seven-second challenge ideas; things to do under seven seconds.

To solve this issue, here is a list of interesting seven-second challenge ideas. Not all the listed ideas can easily be completed within 7 seconds.

Where is the fun if there are only easy seven seconds ideas?


Counting 1-10 in another language.
Sing the Alphabets Backward.
Change your hair to a ponytail?
Name 5 breeds of dogs in 7 seconds.
Lick the tip of your elbow.
Paint one of your fingernails.
Touching all the walls in the house.
Place your foot over your head.
Draw the picture of your pet dog
Run up and down the stairs.
Brush your teeth
Touch your feet with your elbows.
Recite a poem about a disappointing ice cream.
Take off one sock.

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Step Back Start Again - The Magic of Neuroplasticity

Originally published in Rebootology

Just in case you’ve managed to miss all the hype, neuroplasticity is an umbrella term referring to the ability of your brain to reorganise itself, both physically and functionally, throughout your life due to your environment, behaviour, thinking, and emotions. 

The concept of neuroplasticity is not new and mentions of a malleable brain go all of the way back to the 1800s, but with the relatively recent capability to visually “see” into the brain allowed by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), science has confirmed this incredible morphing ability of the brain beyond a doubt.

The concept of a changing brain has replaced the formerly held belief that the adult brain was pretty much a physiologically static organ or hard-wired, after critical developmental periods in childhood. While it’s true that your brain is much more plastic during the early years and capacity declines with age, plasticity happens all throughout your life.

The short version:

It is never too late to start again!!

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

Monday, August 20, 2018

The downside of Too Many Challenges

Originally published in Rebootology

Challenges can be a great motivators, as they can keep you engaged and interested in every day life. For many people, having to overcome some level of difficulty in their every day life is much preferable to the boredom.

However, this positive effect can only go so far. If life becomes so challenging that it’s practically impossible – it can reduce your motivation and have a very negative impact on quality of life.

The challenges of life are likely to be intrinsic to the every day living, but when they become too challenging, you should take a break to allow you to re-power.

When is the best time to plan a break - before you need one... not after you have succumbed to the pressure of life.

When is your next break?? Mine is panned for September!

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

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".

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

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...

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

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.

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

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!

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

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!

#WayneMansfield #Rebootology  #BusinessSeminarsAustralia

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

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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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