Monday, June 25, 2018

What does Satya Nadella Call Microsoft's Reboot? HIT REFRESH



Satya Nadella is the current CEO of Microsoft - and only third 3rd CEO since formation - earlier CEO's were Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.
In the forward to Nadella's great book Hit Refresh Bill Gates writes " it was no surprise to me that once Satya became CEO he immediately put his mark on the company. As the title of this book implies, he didn't completely break with the past - when you hit refresh on your browser, some of what's on the page stays the same."
Gates goes on to say "despit all this rapid change in the computing industry, we are still at the beginning of the digital revolution."
So, in my opinion the change will accelerate and if we are not prepared we will be left behind.
So, whether it is reboot or refresh, I hope to bring you perspective in Rebootology The Science of living your later life to the full.
Join me on the journey it will be fun!

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Time to end the insanity!



Over the last few weeks I have been procrastinating about how to change what I am doing and today I finally decided to end the agony and stop the endless travelling for Business Seminars Australia... often doing the same thing and expecting a different result only leads to further frustration... so after 43 years I am going to wind down the seminar business as I have worked it and I will move to the Rebootology model.

Sure the next few weeks will be difficult but so be it... not doing anything would just prolong the decision.

So,after the August sessions of Stepping Up and Successfully Managing people there will be no more.

It is supposed to make you feel goof but it doesn't - some day I will look back and say this is the best day of my rebooted life... some day.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Is it time to change gear?






Yesterday I was challenged by a friend to look at what I have been doing over the last few years - the Business Seminars Australia business... and she said - why do you keep doing it? And my lame answer was "I need $x to maintain the lifestyle " and she said "why"
So let's address the "why" of what you do..
1 You are good at it: That is why I have been one of the world's best direct marketer since 1975 - I have been always doing it and getting better - something new changed all my metrics yesterday except my enjoyment of doing it..
2. What if the new thing doesn't work? Again some advice from a friend said - if it doesn't work who would know??
3. Not having faith in the process - I gave someone advice about "Do enough" to get the result. My old saying "Activity gets results - not necessarily from the activity" and then proceed to say you won't know if it works unless you give it a try 20 times... "the first no doesn't mean the next 19 will say no!" earlier
So, the time has come to try that new thing - and the best way is to stop doing the old thing... which I did earlier today! [ now to let the world know too!]

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The world is changing!



I often think of what my grandmother would think about 2018 - she passed when I was about 12 [ 1964'ish ] of old age. [ she was middle 60's but times were tough then.]
Then I think about stuff that was that isn't from my lifetime... The last of the Boeing 747's has just been retired - once the queen of the skies... and Airbus can't lease out second hand A380's so they are being parked in the desert..
Do you remember when you would take a day and half and three changes of plane to go from Australia to London - well the new jets do it none stop [ 17 hours ] and don't need to stop in Singapore, Dubai or Doha... what will happen to hub airports??
The current 1st world problem in Australia is that the FIFA World Cup is not streaming properly for Optus - what about live satellite feeds of just a few years ago - I remember watching The Beatles perform "All You need is Love" for the world's first live telecast that the world could see. [ And last December going to Brisbane to see 75 year old Paul McCartney perform live for 50 k "oldies" I felt I was the youngest true fan at 66.
So what is Rebootology?? What should we do now that everything has changed?? You have been in business for 30 years and you don't see what you do as work?? What now??
Join me on the journey of making the next 25 years meaningful. That is 100 90 day periods or 100 seasons of life...
Are you in?? Let me know in the comments.
[ I am learning how to make this monster Facebook work better ]

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Play the Matrix BOOK REVIEW [ Audio ]


This is an audio book about creating your future and if you recognise the name - Mike Dooley - he is featured in The Secret.
Points of Interest:
audio book - I subscribe to Audible and used this months credit - else wise wouldn't have probably listened to this.
Playing the Matrix is mention by Dickie Armour in his Monday Podcast and given credit by Dickie for allowing him to change direction.
Bernard Kelly suggested I look for inspiration from what I like doing.
The audio book comes with [ as do other books ] downloadable pdf sheets which I have done.
Basic Idea:
You can dream a different out come if you understand the Matrix.
The material is interesting enough for me to listen again - it reminds me of Wallace Wattle's The Science of Getting Rich which is the platform for the work of Croz Crossley.
My recommendation:
Play the Matrix is worth the effort to read [ listen ]
Rating at this stage 4 / 4 .

Monday, June 11, 2018

Change it is a constant




The latest news on the demise of retails here in Perth Western Australia says that 20 plus year old Kambo's retail store has shut the doors of its nearly a dozen stores - it has succumbed to "soft" trading conditions and it blames [ obviously ] the internet.
Yet if you were to visit the Apple Store [ yes a real life in high rent area store ] in any major retails area in the world it will be packed with people buying HIGH priced APPLE products which independent research shows are as good as the competition.
My simple question is why?? Apple is a modern store where any staff member is empowered to fix, refund or make happy the client... and young staff are labelled GENIUS's and they act like GENIUSs... maybe a message for someone??
Turn up unexpectedly and you are greeted with "Do you have an appointment " No appointment no service
Those of us with old attitudes [ me included originally ] push back against this but eventually we accept that an appointed time means we get undivided attention and 95/100 a fix that wows... on a less than perfect product - shouldn't it have worked AT FIRST!
So, I am taking time to review my business model that has stopped performing optimally after 18 years and rather than blame conditions politicians or competitors [ the internet ] I am looking to reinvent myself.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Where to now??



The last few days I have been creating a list of 100 ways to reinvent myself and my business. One recurring theme is that I should create a MasterMind day like Jayson Gainard's Mastermind Talks.
So I am seriously putting my efforts into creating this event. It will be in Sydney either later this year 2018 or early next 2019 and the first speaker and mentor will be Justin Herald.
The thumbnail plan is for a maximum of 150 people and for it to take 2 days... being fully catered and curated - like a musical chairs - after each session you are in a different group so by the end of the two days you have met and spoken to everyone there.
At this stage I am looking for suggestions of challenging speakres and anything else you think would be of interest.
let me know here or at wayne.mansfiled[@]272mail.com
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Friday, June 08, 2018

Think Happy Thoughts




The Dip
Apparently that is, according to Seth Godin" the time just before the break through - when most people give up! So, I am looking for inspiration to get through the dip... certainly the weather in Perth isn't helping.
The city with the most sunny days in nearly the WHOLE world has more rain than London - it just comes in less days when, like yesterday, it belts down.
Enough Wayne get thinking happy thoughts.

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Thursday, June 07, 2018

Change: Sometimes it can't be stopped!

I made some hard decisions yesterday - you will have probably read them in my post on Insanity: Doing the same thing and expecting a different out come.

Today I was listening to one of my mentors [ virtual ] Seth Godin and he announced after 16 years he had changed his platform for his blog... after 16 years of daily writing on typepad. So I am in esteemed company.

The reaction to my changes was varied... some people sent my notes of encouragement and other sent notes of derision... I suppose that was to be expected and I probably postponed the decision to change my modus operandi because of the supposed negative response and the feeling of failure.

However, I am renewing my commitment to sharing ideas with you every day - at least 5 times a week and usually 7 with travel or and holidays the only reason I might miss. I have shared messages nearly 1,500 times so far... for over 500,000 views so I have a fairly good platform to continue from.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Quote: Insanity defined



Insanity!
Today as I finish my coffee I am reminded of the quote attributed to Einstein:
Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
So, today marks the day to change...

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Book Review: ON POWER by Gene Simmonds





Should I be surprised?? I have been enjoying the thought provoking words of Kiss front man Haim Witz [ yes that WAS his birth name ] when I have come to a part that seems to offend my sense of fair and reasonable... should I continue reading or put the book down [ I will finish it but for my reasons I am wondering what yours would be?

Sunday, June 03, 2018

What's in a name?



What's in a name??
I am reading a book on personal Power by Haim Witz!! Hang on for a moment and I will tell you who you might know him as... but first there will be millions of babies called Harry or Meghan in the next few years as parents [ usually mothers ] name their new babies after famous people as if that will propel them to fame.
But back to my Book called ON POWER My journey r=through the CORRIDORS of POWER and how you can get MORE Power by Gene Simmons [ that one from KISS ]
Born in Israel in 1949 just after the second world war and immigrated to the US by the age of 5... and he tells how and why he changed his name first to that of his mothers maiden name KLEIN after his father abandoned them to then Gene after his favourite western TV show [ Bat Masterson starring Gene Barry ] and finally morphing into Gene Simmons of Kiss - now worth north of $100 million and the master of self promotion.
In the telling of choosing his name Gene goes through how you need a POWER name to have POWER bestowed on you - anyone know Larry KIing's real name??
And the giving of Power names to babies doesn't work because they are often the parents dreams - not the babies... want more from life - ever thought of changing your name.
Got those thoughts running... A friend of mine changed his life by ditching hid given name and becoming his alter ego.
Worth a thought.

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