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The following is a re-post from www.rizwanbhimani.com:
1. Promise Nothing
Just do what you most enjoy doing.
Hidden benefit: You will always over-deliver.
2. Offer Nothing
Just share what you have with those who express an interest in it.
Hidden benefit: Takes the pressure off of wanting other people to see you as valuable or important.
3. Expect Nothing
Just enjoy what you already have. It’s plenty.
Hidden benefit: You will realize how complete your life is already.
4. Need Nothing
Just build up your reserves and your needs will disappear.
Hidden benefit: You boundaries will be extended and filled with space.
5. Create Nothing
Just respond well to what comes to you.
Hidden benefit: Openness.
6. Hype Nothing
Just let quality sell by itself.
Hidden benefit: Trustability.
7. Plan Nothing
Just take the path of least resistance.
Hidden benefit: Achievement will become effortless.
8. Learn Nothing
Just let your body absorb it all on your behalf.
Hidden benefit: You will become more receptive to what you need to know in the moment.
9. Become No One
Just be more of yourself.
Hidden benefit: Authenticity.
10. Change Nothing
Just tell the truth and things will change by themselves.
Hidden benefit: Acceptance.
One of my closest friends, Cire Campbell, asked if he could hire me to surprise his wife Tracy as a “singing telegram” on Valentines Day! I was honored to help make their day a special one and my wife and daughter pitched in as well. See how it turned out:
We had such a good time that I plan on doing it for a few more folks before State of Man hits the road, so if you are in Atlanta and need to give someone a special surpise, hit me up at john //at// johnstringerinc.com and I’ll see if I can help.
Adele at 51st Grammys - www.upi.com
Before the 51st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony this year, I’d never heard of the 20 year old, British (now two time Grammy winner) artist Adele. Naturally, I’m curious as to how many of you knew of her before the Grammys and how you found out about her. Did you find out about her on radio in your city? Did you find out about her from a friend?
I’m curious about this primarily because TODAY, I finally listened to her music and was moved to tears. I am AMAZED that I’m just now HEARING this!
OK… for those that have not heard her, please don’t let my reaction cause you to over expect. As we all know, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and in this case, in the ear! With so much talent and soul coming from a British female artist, and the fact the she won best new artist of the year, I couldn’t help but think of Amy Winehouse and hope Adele’s personal life goes much smoother.
Check out Adele’s video for “Make You Feel My Love” ( also known as “To Make You Feel My Love“, written by Bob Dylan, appearing on his album Time Out of Mind) and let me know what you think. Her voice was so striking to me in this song that I had to listen three times to finally focus on the lyrics:
Laughter: good for the soul!
I have to credit Marketing guru Mark Joyner (www.simpleology.com) for sharing this joke…
“In September 2001, The Laugh Lab project (run by Professor Richard Wiseman at the University of Hertfordshire), tested over 40,000 jokes across the globe to discover the world’s universally funniest joke. Here it is: :
‘Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn’t seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps, “My friend is dead! What can I do?”. The operator says “Calm down. I can help. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.” There is a silence, then a shot is heard. Back on the phone, the guy says “OK, now what?’
Thanks to David Letterman, we’ll always be able to remember some of the “great” moments from George W. Bush: