So I sign up for his free 90 minute online introductory course with some scepticism. The course was
Fab-ul-ous, well put together, engaging, lots of learning opportunities, (a bit contrived in places), but I can live with that. At the end of the course, he does him “up-sell bit” which I reflect on and discuss with my husband, who makes some positive noises, so I do the spontaneous thing and I purchase a more in-depth course, starting in Sept 2018. Really excited as the whole family will do the 1 month course with me.
There were loads of takeaways from the introductory course, but the one that challenged me the most was “you should aim to read a book a week” to help improve your memory and retention. My first reaction was “What…I can’t do that, is he mad?” I have been known to take 6-12 months to read a book. After a day of reflection I decide to try this mission impossible task. Being a project manager I break everything down into “chunks”, so I do the following calculations: Length of book divided by 7 days = number of pages to read per day (30 pages per day) oh, “that doesn’t sound too bad!”
On 3 Sept, I started the experiment. It’s now 24th Sept, I have read 3 books! Blow me over with a feather…My success is due to chunking the books; allocating 45 minutes a day to read, without fail; quick wins gave me motivation to keep going. On my quest I came across 2 gems, which I thought I should share, brace yourself its “heavy” and “practical, I can’t help it, I am a project manager.
Heavy: “The question is – if you die today, what ideas, what dreams, what abilities, what talents and what gifts, would die with you? (Quote by Les Brown, in Andy Harrington’s book Passion into Profits- 2015). The way I interpret this is, as a conscious creative with a plethora of the above traits, you have a responsibility to share, so that we all learn and grow.
Practical: “In stepping up we often feel exposed and vulnerable and want to run back to our comfort zone”, saying “I can’t do it or if I do X then Y will happen.” Instead why not try these self-talk “If I take action I will either win or I will learn something and I love learning” or “Everything happens for a reason that supports my journey” or “If someone else can do it, I can do it too”. (Ref: Paraphrased extract from Andy Harrington’s book Passion into Profits- 2015). Enjoy!
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