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295: The marketplace isn’t fair ​

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It may be unfair, but it is predictable:

  • Memento mori: Latin for “You too are mortal; you too shall die.” What you’re experiencing now won’t last forever, for better or for worse, so we should be sure to…
  • Prepare for the ups and downs: Because they’re both coming. The marketplace rewards those who are ready. That lets us be on…
  • The right side of unfair: i.e. “The winning side.” We don’t get there by wanting or toiling… unless those wants become action, and our toil remembers Memento mori.

Nature gave us an unfair marketplace that–in its irony–gives us all an equal opportunity to produce meaningful work that makes an impact.

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935: New Tools

New tools mean you could get the same at what you do, differently. A new email app that is basically just the same but different? Great, now you need to learn how to be the same as you already were. An improved technology that creates the same result in a different way? Great, now you’ll achieve the same, slower.

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934: The Opposite of Practice

The dip in practice and focus means they’re not so great anymore. So the endorsements and promos dry up.
Maybe it’s not the endorsements and promos that need your focus.
Maybe you simply need to continue to practice and focus.

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933: Slices Of Belief

Then – and only then – does an offer become viable, congruent with the slices of belief that preceded it. For example, the offer to start along the journey of the above system, based on the above idea, with no risk to me whatsoever, becomes only logical for me to accept.

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932: The Inner World

It’s far better to feel those signals – and have the opportunity to act positively toward them – than to have no signal at all.
What signals do you experience in your inner-word? Are you listening to them, or pushing them down because “you’re not supposed to have them”?

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931: So Good, You Keep The Box

You kept it because the experience was great. Because it drew you closer to a brand you’ve come to value. It was so good, you kept the box.
Question time: how can you create an experience so great for those in your care, that they “keep the box”?

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