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11 ways to be unremarkably average

Discussion in 'Investor Psychology' started by MsAli, 8th Oct, 2015.

  1. MsAli

    MsAli Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Who wants a life time service award from work?

    I used to till about 12 months ago. However as Jim Rohn said, "Life changing days, change you forever." It takes hitting bottom till you realise what you want. It takes doing every thing possible yet failing because you don't have control over others outside yourself. Hence it's important to take charge for your life and as Jim said, "Why not you? Why not now?" and Tony Robbins says, "take massive action".

    @monalisa and I went to a Tony Robbins four day event the weekend before and it was a wake up call. The guy is amazing. He is 55 yet talks and dances for about 12-13 hrs at a stretch. He says, rip apart whatever you do, because good is not good enough, excellent is not good enough, it's 2mm above excellence, i.e. outstanding. No matter what you do.....aim for outstanding....

    ...Be that in your real estate deals
    ...Be that in your sharing about your experiences with others
    ...Be that in servicing your clients to the best standard possible
    ...Be that in caring for your family & friends

    Don't settle for less and take MASSIVE action.

    What are you taking MASSIVE action on in your life?

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    Source: https://vulcanpost.com/4210/11-ways-unremarkably-average/

    MsAli
     
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    legallyblonde Well-Known Member

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    What a great little comic! I see this a lot at work.. People that hate their jobs.. Slaving away at their 30 year mortgages counting down till their long service leave.
     
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  3. Nemo

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    I like being average...

    I like my job, I don't want to write a book and I have no interest in someone telling me how to live my life. I'm quite happy working it out for myself.... Average or not.
     
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  4. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    But you already have above average income, investment properties, cute dog, good reno skills and going to retire well before retirement age. You're not average at all.
     
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    Nemo Well-Known Member

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    Hehe and I didn't even pay you to say that! ;)

    I like the aim high and be your best concept. But I think you need to be true to yourself... Not everyone wants to stand out from the crowd, and that's perfectly ok.
     
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  6. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Its worth reading all the Zen Pencils comics. (Google it for more). Lovely messages in them. All the comics have inspirational thoughts or simply great ideas to think about at the very least. And they are so well illustrated.
     
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  7. RetireRich101

    RetireRich101 Well-Known Member

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    Is Tony Robbins Asian :p

    My daughter 13 yrs old just cracked a joke on me, after reading this post

    Asian Dad asks Daughter: what did you get in Maths?
    Daughter: A
    Dad: why can't you do better? do better next time

    Dad: what about Engrish?
    Daughter: A as well
    Dad: A is for Average. do better next time.
     
  8. Biz

    Biz Well-Known Member

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    Average is underrated I reckon. Too many carrot chasers around here.

    Edit: Here is a comic to illustrate.

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    MsAli Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Just looked..love em: http://zenpencils.com/
     
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  10. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    I just noticed this morning he (Gavin) has a signup page on his site, so naturally I signed up. Quality work.

    Pity there was no mention of Gavin's website or acknowledgement that it was his work on the Vulcan post link.... :( The original source and author should always be cited and credited. So bad for the artist!!! Hate that.

    Btw MsAli, I don't put any blame on you.

    Anyway, here's the link from the Zen Pencils page.
    http://zenpencils.com/comic/92-chris-guillebeau-11-ways-to-be-average/
     
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    You are just not good enough - Tony Robbins
     
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    chylld Well-Known Member

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    Panel 4 fixed

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    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Indeed. I have no interest in becoming a brain washed 'YES' zombie.
     
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    What's the reason for that? And how did you get to the conclusion of zombie and brainwashed?
     
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    Everyone is different in their desires.

    Some are content where they are.
    Some will not be content wherever they are.
    Some say they want more but won’t do what it takes to have more.
    Some will do what it takes to have what they want.

    For me, I refuse to live a life with regrets and the biggest I’d have would be not making the absolute most of it.

    My philosophy:

    Be always happy, never content.
     
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    Remember, this is just my opinion, but in my experience going along to these events is like a drug. The motivation effects start to wear off after a while, and people need to go, read, buy, consume more and more of this material to keep the motivation going. All to eventually come out the other side as 'successful' - just like all the others. But what happened to 'you'?
     
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    For me personally, I'm already super motivated so I don't necessarily need to go to these events. And it's not really a motivational speaking event. It's more around working through your limiting beliefs and be able to go for what you desire. I've been working on my self development in my own time over the years. First event I've attended, and I highly recommend it.....as long as you know what you want to get out of it. You don't have to buy anything else. I certainly didn't. There is no stopping them selling though.
     
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    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff, keep your purse closed and you should be fine ;)
    I'm all for motivation, accomplishing goals and trying to be the person you want to be. I was generalising of course, I'm sure you know the types. Seem to get sucked into anything that comes along, looking for something outside themselves, whether that's being 'born again' or AA. It's all already within you.
     
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    chylld Well-Known Member

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    I share the same opinion. My wife persuaded me to come along to one (can't remember who now) but it gave us both enough motivation to go out there and do something. We had no intention of being a 'regular' at these events so we converted the motivational energy into effort and I think it played a big part of getting us to where we are now.

    Dispelling limiting beliefs and differentiating between positive and negative motivation where the biggest things we took from it
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    There's nothing wrong with being average - I just mix in a different circle where average isn't just average (& above average is obscene).
     
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