Impossible?

I got a gift today. There was a package in the mailbox when I went to check if any snail mail had come (normally just bills or the odd flyer). After looking at it for a few seconds I remembered that a friend from across the big pond told me he’d sent me a book. bill strickland

Eagerly I opened the package, and found Make the impossible possible, by Bill Strickland.

How very fitting given my new relationship with the words Impossible and Possible, after spending 90 days on the Creating the impossible-course.

As I google Bill Strickland, I realize Dave sure knew what he was doing when he sent me this book. Oh my, this is gonna be a treat of a book to read!

And luckily enough, I was inspired by Tai Lopez talking about reading a book a day. I’ve not gotten that far, but I do take a #bookoftheday-moment every morning. This means I’m actually starting to make progress on the number of books I’ve got stashed away, just waiting for me to read them. So Dave, Bill will end up in the stack on my bedside table, and will be read within the next few weeks. That’s a promise. 

What books are on your bedside table at the moment?

Experiment more!

Yesterday me and my business partner Ulf had a brainstorm around the purpose of our mutual endeavors, and really diving deep into the question Why was great fun. While we were brainstorming, laughing, lunching and planning, several things from the Tai Lopez-podcast from London Real that I recommended last week popped up for me. It made me realize there were many things that I’ve been quietly digesting since last weekend when I listened to the show twice.

These things in particular were very well suited to the wild ideas and discussions of yesterday:

* Experiment more – but never longer than 18 months. If it’s not good after 18 months, cut your losses and get out!

* Double down – meaning: do more of that which works really well, the actions that serve you and your business, making a profit, as well as learning, growing, staying and getting fit and expanding as a human being.

* Friends & family – surround yourself with friends and family, and double down on relationships with people close to you. It’s not about having the highest number of friends, make each friend really valuable instead. money

* Fuel units – that’s what Tai calls money. Fuel units. If you have a car, you need fuel units to make it move. Same goes with everything else. We need fuel units to make things happen in the world, and with them you can do good, just as you can do evil. But since the golden circle (our Why) for me and Ulf is ”to make the world a little better”, we’re opting for doing good.

Just a few tidbits of the three hour long Tai Lopez-interview on London Real, but tidbits which I am playing with, in my head, and in my conversations. And, as importantly, in taking action as well. I’m playing with the idea of looking at all action taken, all courses laid out, all plans, conversations and endeavors I engage in, as experiments. Nothing is permanent. Everything is in movement, constantly shifting. Decisions are made, in the moment, but very few of them are written in stone, even though I have certainly been guilty of treating many decisions as being permanent. And then, in a heartbeat, something happens and life get’s flipped upside down. So why not play around and experiment more?

Podcast 13/52 – tossed in a tumbler for 3 hours!

black tumblerPodcast tip number 13 and I thank Michael Sillion and his PodOfTheDay-blog for this episode, which had me feel like I’ve just been through a 3 hour ride in a tumbler. Sometimes exhilarating and sometimes just really confusing. (Maybe actually being tossed in a tumbler would only be sheer hell, but work with me here, please.)

The podcast I’m talking about is London real with Tai Lopez, and once I’d finished the 3 hour long episode I actually pressed play once again. Am now almost two hours done second time round, and I’m vacillating between nodding vigorously, totally agreeing, and then once in a while I shake my head, get a sceptic look on my face and absolutely disagree with some things.

And you know what? I love that. I love the perplexity of the grey scale, of not saying ”I absolutely agree with 100% of everything Tai says” but not going ”I don’t believe a word this dude is saying” either. I like that, because it pushes my boundaries, expands and challenges my understanding of the way of the world, and gives me something to take a closer look at.

I almost get short of breath when listening because Tai speaks so much and fast, and Brian Rose of London Real does nothing to slow him down. London Real somehow very macho, and I haven’t listened to a lot of London Real episodes for that reason, but this one. Yeah. It works. For me. Somehow, despite the length, the tempo, and all the parts I disagree with. Funny that. Does it work for you?