I was speaking at a gig the other day in Alexandria, Sydney. Joseph was my taxi driver. On the way to the venue, we drove past a Ferrari dealership. Joseph said 'That’s my dream… to own a Ferrari F430.”
Curious, I asked him about his dream. He said “I always dreamt of owning a Harley Softtail and now I have one”. He then passed me his phone with a photo of him sitting on his Harley-Davidson.
Joseph then leaned forward and pointed to a Ferrari necklace hanging from his rear view mirror. He said “That’s there - all day, every day so I can keep focused on my dream”. He said “It will happen one day - I just work each day toward my Ferrari.”
Whether it be a photo, an insignia, a word, a drawing, or a Pinterest board, having a visual representation of your dream helps your brain focus on what you want and not just what you think you can do.
See it first, then get after it, one small notch at a time.© GB
The London Transit Authoritytfl.gov.uk is testing a new system for its rail commuters by Twitter. Essentially you can sign up and receive customised tweets or alerts regarding your travel plans. You can also specify the information you want to receive - if you regularly catch a train to or from work it would be a rather handy tool to let you know of any delays as opposed to finding out on the platform.
Interesting how social media platforms are going from just being social to now being more applicable to different aspects of our world. With the way many train systems operate in the world your Twitter feed could not only be hugely beneficial and save you engaging in unproductive time disruptions, delays and cancellations
Here is one for the minimalists who embrace tiny home living. Air-conditioning units are large and in some cases noisy, ceiling fans or floor mounted fans may not be appropriate or safe in a tiny home. Geizeer is a small portable eco-friendly box that acts like an air-conditioning unit only looks more like a Bluetooth speaker. You put a reusable cooling element from your freezer inside of wooden insulator and click it into place. Once all clicked together it operates a USB battery and turns on the fan. It's enough to cool a 12 m² room. It's small, simple, energy and cost efficient, and is perfect but the minimalist tiny home owner. Hoping to get funded through kick starter this cool idea is sure to find a home with early adopters.
We have all had as occasions when travelling when your room checkout is at 11am however your flight is at six in the evening. You want to sightsee, however it is hot and it is going to be a long day before your flight. Recharge is a new accommodation service where you can book a hotel room with the click of a button for as little as one minute at a time.
We believe the service charges $.67 per minute and will be charged once you check out. You book online, grab a key at the front desk, and then pay as you leave. It's a whole new model and way of thinking hotels where a resource that sits vacant can be used to generate revenue. It's the essence of collaborative consumption.
We live in a society that rewards us being busy. The rush we get from a like, the nod we get from the work mate when we proudly boast how busy we've been, or the knowing understanding of someone who is working as hard as you are and can acknowledge you as part of the tribe. However back through the ages it was known that being busy does not create new ideas.
It's what Cal Newport talks about as shallow work. Deep work, focused quiet, laser beam concentration, silence and stillness are the ticket to your next true great idea. Leonardo Da Vinci once said “there is no room in a busy mind for creativity”.
Yet today to be lazy comes with a sense of guilt. We feel we have to be doing something. To stop, sit, ponder and do nothing, to just look around to observe and contemplate, comes with an enormous guilt where we feel as though to be part of the tribe we should be doing something, accomplishing the next goal, or checking in on social to make sure we are up to date with the latest happenings.
Finding time to chill, relax, contemplate, drop your shoulders and be lazy is okay. Pick any of your creative heroes and they are sure to have times where they disconnect, and sit or lie down and enter into the space called lazy. It is not rewarded but it brings the rewards.
I was recently interviewed by Andrew Woodward as part of a series on delving into the mind sets of “geniuses of wealth creation”. As part of the interview, he asked this 2 really important questions… the first being - “If you had to start creating wealth today from scratch, knowing what you do now, what would you do first? What mindset strategy would you focus on?” The second question he asked was: “Given today’s complex and continuing changing world, what are your best tools or techniques that are working great for you or your clients today?”
It has been a while since I spoke about money and Mojo. It was a very enjoyable interview and thought that the subscribers of the Espresso would be interested in not only my perspective, but also the perspective of some world experts about the mindset required to build wealth. If you are interested in seeing my journey with wealth and how the Mojo mindset relates to the wealth creation mindset check out the link below. Access the interview series and transcripts today at http://geniusesofwealthcreation.com/geniuses/
The Mojo Radio Show - EP 96 - The Impact Colour can have on our Plate and our Mojo - Dr Deanna Minich
Can Blue and Purple Coloured Foods Really Impact our Brains and Thinking?
Dr. Deanna Minich is an internationally-recognised teacher, author, scientist, speaker, and artist. She has more than 20 years of diverse, well-rounded experience in the fields of nutrition and functional medicine, including clinical practice, research, product formulation, writing, and education. Her Master’s degree allowed her to explore the health benefits of the colourful, plant-based carotenoids.
We chat on a whole-self approach to nourishment and bridging the gaps between science, spirituality, and art in medicine.This is truely colourful show, that will have an impact on your health, and the on the mojo for your whole family. Get your health in shape, you get your mojo working.
Okay - this one is kind of odd. A new project is looking to build a dairy farm on a floating pontoon. Out of the Netherlands, The Floating Farm set to launch in January 2017 is a daily dairy production farm where the cows essentially live on a transparent barge.
A key feature of the farm will be guided tours where you can visit the floating farm and check out their technology for food production, and waste and water treatment and where visitors can view the entire process of milk handling, animal welfare and the high-tech robotics.
They also hope to operate as a high-tech living lab where they research with several technology partners and universities a better food production process, waste and water treatment.
We can only imagine the line up of people on dry land who will have their own opinions on this method of farming.
Imagine a pair of shoes that when worn can disconnect you from the Internet.
Anatomic & Co have created this capability. Built into the sole of the shoe, and using Bluetooth technology, is a system that connects to an app. Within the app you can personalise your preferences, dictating when you would like the app to disconnect you from the web.
Connectivity is a major disruptor in the world of creativity innovation performance and mindfulness. It's a shame we have to go to these lengths due to our own lack of discipline to allow us some quiet thinking time, or socializing time undistracted and unconnected.
This brings to light the mission of the business which is to make the world a more sociable place to live, by making the world's most sociable shoes. Check them out on Kickstarter.
Cosmetics giant L’Oreal are doing their bit to lessen the impact of skin cancer by creating a thin sticky patch that when placed on your skin can show you exactly how much sun you are being exposed to.
The patch will be launched in different parts of the world shortly and is aimed at limiting our sun exposure and hence the risk of cancer to our largest organ.
The patch called the My UV Patch is only a few centimetres big and half the thickness of an average strand of hair. When used with the free app will decipher the degree of UV exposure due to any colour changes in the patch and hence giving you an indication of sun exposure.