5 Share – 13th Oct 2017

It’s share time! Specifically 5 share time, where you (lovely readers) get 5 unbelievably life changing snippets of information to brighten your weekend and life*, it should also help stop any bad luck on Friday 13th**

*I hope **Not based on fact

1. Quote I’m pondering this week “For the first 30 years of your life, you make your habits. For the last 30 years of your life, your habits make you.” – From a Steve Jobs interview with Playboy magazine in 1985. This has me thinking about growth mindset and how I’ve been able to overcome some of the habits from my first 30 years. It takes some doing though I truly believe our minds are elastic.

2. Most profound read this week is the above mentioned interview with Steve Jobs: http://reprints.longform.org/playboy-interview-steve-jobs I sat in a restaurant and read the interview on my phone, it took an hour to read and digest and I ate my whole meal and drank half a bottle of wine at the same time. It’s a fantastic piece and will remain with me forever (book marked in my Evernote). I highly recommend making the time as it’s insightful and incredibly wise.

3. TV show I’m watching – This week my wife and I began watching season 2 of Designated Survivor: https://www.netflix.com/dk-en/title/80113647 an incredibly compelling show that like the West Wing has one of the best presidents the USA could ever have (this one is played by Kiefer Sutherland). I learned about great leadership in my late 20’s from watching the West Wing, now I’m upgrading myself by watching Kiefer play one of the greatest leaders on the screen at the moment – watch it too and get better.

4. A random Google search I did this week for the X files brought up a snippet from a book published many years ago. The book details a published magazine article where I explained how to get on the set of the X files in Vancouver (I actually did this and spent time with Gillian Anderson). I’m including here just because I’m still proud: https://books.google.co.uk/books=fancultures

5. A friend shared this satirical unofficial TED talk with me a couple of weeks back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZBKX-6Gz6A and I watched it again recently. It’s hilarious and also has elements of how one can actually present with impact. Worth watching for smiles and lessons.

Money is a story

How does money make you feel? Society does it’s best to convince us that we need more money, how about a new car? That new 60 inch TV is a must, 50 inches just doesn’t cut it any more, how about that gadget you saw in the movies, everyone’s raving about it so you’ve got to have it.

The reality is that as long as you have money to put food on the table, a roof over your head and other items like clothing then you don’t really need more. Seth Godin says money is a story and I think he’s right http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2014/02/most-of-all-money-is-a-story.html

I’d like more money now so I don’t need to earn money in the future, that’s the only reason I work towards generating more. I want to get to financial freedom where I have a roof over my head and food on the table for myself and my family and I no longer have to spend time away from them to do it.

How is this possible? It really is, you just have to know who to learn from, how to do it and the difference between generating wealth and earning money.

Below are links to 3 amazing people that have achieved financial freedom in very different ways.  You can see that working for others isn’t a life sentence, it’s something to be grateful for, though primarily for a period of time and a stepping stone to being free in the future.

J L Collins has a blog that’s popular with financially free people and those who want to get there. It’s crucial reading for anyone who wants to commit to financial freedom: http://jlcollinsnh.com/

Mr Money Moustache is another person who’s done this and shares how he and his family continue to live a free life with enough money for everything they want and need: https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/

The 4 hour work week:  https://fourhourworkweek.com/ really is possible and it’s not just another self help book. I’m not living that dream yet though if I wasn’t trying to get there I’m not sure what other bigger and audacious goal would be worth working towards?

6 October 2017

It’s that time again, where you get more wisdom than you find in a classroom (maybe elementary more than University…) It’s later than usual as I’ve been away enjoying the British countryside this week, back on track next Friday, enjoy!

1. Quote I’m pondering this week – “All leaders must have two things: they must have a vision of the world that does not exist and they must have the ability to communicate it.” – Simon Sinek

2. Cryptocurrency is fascinating and a few weeks ago I took part in the pre sale of this ICO (initial coin offering) Genesis Vision, it’s interesting to me as not only have they received certification from the financial commission, they have spread out their ICO offering so that people have the chance to take part. Check out their website and make your own mind up.

3. A favourite dish in the Purvis household for a while now has been Bouddha bowl, thanks to the Buddha chef for this one. It’s truly delicious and highly nutrious, I’ve been craving this one all week and have just finished eating it, find it here: https://www.thebuddhistchef.com/recipe/bouddha-bowl/

4. Product I’ve been enjoying – Connecta baby is one of the greatest baby wearing products I’ve used. My wife baby wears and has some lovely slings and wraps though I find throwing on the Connecta easy as I don’t need to learn the art of wrapping. It receives rave reviews all over the internet and can be used for older toddlers too, check them out here: https://www.connectababycarrier.com/

5. Book I’m reading – Hit Refresh: Satya Nadella – an inspiring and really well written (lovely to read as it’s compelling and flows well) book about Satya’s journey and his leading the reinvention within Microsoft. Check it out here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30835567-hit-refresh

 

 

29th September 2017

It’s Friday again and another 5 gems of important information that will enhance your life (or send you to sleep, let’s hope for enhancement).

1. Quote I’m pondering this week “If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.” – Tony Robbins

2. I’ve been drinking a pint of water and freshly squeezed lemon juice first thing in the morning for years now, it revitalises and hydrates me immediately. In the last few weeks I’ve been adding a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, I’m enjoying the results; more energy, recovering from a cold quicker than usual and feeling cleansed, try it!

3. I’m reading Principles by Ray Dalio, Ray Dalio is an inspiration and if you don’t know who he is, look him up. I’ve not finished it yet though it’s already in my top 5 favourite books of all time, it’s going to be my most gifted book over the next few years, what a gem.

4. I watched this TED talk this week and it’s really made me think about how we can be more open and transparent in the work place. A worthy 16 minute watch!

5. I journal using the 5 minute journal, and I’ve wanted to try ‘morning pages’ for a while now as I hear so much about it. This week I started and it’s amazing, the feeling of just writing it down sets me up for the day and clears my brain. I’m finding I can have deeper conversations and focus better. I think this is down to jotting down so much in the morning so my mind isn’t racing through it all as the day goes on. Check it out, it’s a fav of many successful people.