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Positive minuses

Over the last number of years Ive removed things from my life, all for the positive


Less light: Use candles, theyre tantalisingly peaceful

Less negative people: At times unfortunate for those that you leave behind, but a brilliant gain for you

Less sugar: Not hard to wean off of across the board, with nice health benefits

Less driving: Easily boosts general calmness

Less ad-hoc planning: Bigger picture planning minimises the need for less-effective on-the-fly planning

Less worry: Its excellent how switching out a negative thought for a positive one brings a greater peace

Less smoking: So Ive not smoked before, but have seen good positive change in people that have quit

Less TV: Filling those hours with other desirable pursuits is relatively easy and so much more satisfying


As always, developing any habit (good or bad) takes practice, but with persistence and grit you can successfully get whatever you want (whether it be more or less)


Less is more



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I need confidence (and production)

Most days we are bombarded with offers to buy, to donate, to volunteer

I like to think of myself as a giving person, both personally and professionally, and also like to think my track record here is decent

I still though have a long way to go to reach my ideal state of giving, but thats what life is for; And I like the challenge


Ive come to realise that in order for me to open up my wallet, or calendar, or mind – I need to be wowed

Confident people always impress me (I detest arrogance, but love confidence)

Im much more likely to give (and happily give) if the requestor is both confident and polished in their pitch

It doesnt necessarily need to be an expensive production (the charity, the church, the event), but some practice and a bit of production never hurts


This need to be wowed also carries over into the rest of my life (and probably yours)

I lean towards spending time with people that are confident in what they do, and even more so in what they want (You?)

It puzzles and saddens me when people respond “I don’t know” to the question “What do you want to do with your life?

I want to work with and partner with people that know what theyre doing and can carry it off (I have no problem with Fake it till you make it)

And if the person is excited about what theyre doing (their job, their charity, their future), this will seal the deal for me




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