Leadership Wisdom, From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Leadership Wisdom, From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

Are you looking for some good books to help you better understand yourself and the journey you are on? Have you ever heard of this book – Leadership Wisdom, From the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari? If not, I definitely recommend giving it a read. It’s an oldie and still definitely a goodie! This book is a great resource for your journey of self reflection, finding your purpose and what truly matters.

The best part of this book is that he is teaching through his own journey and lessons that he learned himself – so it’s very relatable and down to earth!

Check out 2 pages that really stood out to me below:

Writers Block: Reading and Writing: Pg. 43 Leadership Wisdom, From The Monk Who Sold His Ferari - Robin Sharma
Writers Block: Reading and Writing: Pg. 45 Leadership Wisdom, From The Monk Who Sold His Ferari - Robin Sharma

Great Books That Can Help Figure Things Out
  • Eliminating Stress, Finding Inner Peace, Brian L. Weiss, M.D.
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F**K, A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, Mark Manson
  • Leadership Wisdom, From the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, The 8 Rituals of Visionary Leaders, Robin Sharma
  • The Five People You Meet In Heaven, Mitch Albom

Happy Reading!

Feeling The Financial Slump? Watch These Motivational Videos

Feeling stressed out by the market lately? Try not to let the ups and downs of the market get to you – it’s all a game. I know it’s frustrating to be judged for investing or not hitting it rich, while observing so much potential squandered and manipulated. Alas, we will hold strong and stick together. We need to make sure we are playing it in such a way that it remains a possibility and not an exhausting waste.

So take a motivational break with these videos to help keep you going and get some extra information to help put your mind at ease.

Motivating Education Break, Watch These:

Now is The Time to Be Positive and Take Advantage of New Opportunities For You To Take A Chance For Yourself and Your Freedom

My personal opinion is to never invest the money you rely on right now. There is a serious game that can win big or lose big and you have to always keep that in mind. You have to make independent decisions that are going to work best for you, based on your specific situation. Personally, if I have a little spending money left over I would rather my money go into saving, stocks and investments here and there.

PS. This is not advice and you must ultimately decide for yourself based on your own DD.

Good Luck In a Journey Towards A Better Future!

Learning By Sharing Information Brings Us Closer Together

Learning is work we can never give up on. There is a lot going on right now and a lot of imagery and information to process. So we have to navigate all types of sources to make individually informed opinions and decisions. It’s hard to know what is true or false, or real or fake, these days. But in the pursuit of knowledge and self-realization, it isn’t about being the expert and being rigid in the knowledge of something external, it’s to continue to be willing to be open to not knowing, being wrong and ready to learn more. There is an abundance of ideas out there to consider and your imagination and thinking is limitless, once you allow it.

This world and all that exists within it is going to push and pull you in various directions. Trying to fill you with ideas, beliefs, and justification for action and direction. Trying to get into you or erode your patience and resilience. To know who you are, be who you are, and choose individually for yourself.

The goal is to stay true to yourself and find understanding in who you are and choose to be. This way, as the waves come crashing against you, you can still see your own imprints and thus, remember it is your right to stand up for yourself again.

The Legend: Thomas Sowell
Alternative Lessons from After Skool:
A Different Perspective from Big Think:

Learning involves branching out towards the things we do not fully understand and may be uncertain of. History allows us to have hindsight and to see patterns in choices and to be able to learn to do better. So step outside your comfort zone and be open to various ideas that can make you think and learn. We don’t have to accept every idea, thought or expression. In fact, to be able to consider an idea and then decide to accept, reject or be influenced by it, allows us to better develop our own critical thinking.

I believe it’s time for people to reflect on what they understand freedom to be. I think in today’s day and age, it is an important concept to understand and come to terms with what it means. Freedom for you means freedom for another. That means freedom to be an individual. Differences of opinions, research, information, beliefs, and actions will certainly exist and thus, cannot necessarily be deemed right or wrong, good or bad, smarter or dumber. We cannot fit into specific boxes or force one another to join and conform.

This is probably where freedom gets complicated. It’s confusing to be free to choose for yourself and to allow others that same freedom to choose – because it may be different. Each choice can not be deemed right or wrong necessarily since they are choices that work for the individuals involved. It may be difficult to feel secure in your choice when it is different from everyone else. To believe something is right and beneficial while accepting that others may not follow or agree can be difficult. It doesn’t mean your choice is wrong or bad. It’s just for you as an individual, different from others who are also choosing for themselves. It is a confusing concept of freedom to be right and wrong for yourself when others try to choose for you. It leads to issues of corruption in morality and forces people to conform to group choices in order to determine what is right or wrong for the individual.

To propose and promote freedom is to be ready to be honest with yourself and others. It also means being ready to take honesty from others. This doesn’t mean that everyone’s truth is your truth, but it does mean that two truths may exist in a moment. Now the way to come to real conclusions that allow two opposing truths to become a compromised middle ground for understanding going forward is through dialogue and understanding of the other. They are different to you but still worth the same considerations that you expect for yourself.

If we were able to recognize and accept that we are all different, while promoting the freedom to be different and still cared for, we could better realize our individual potential. Through this we could find ways to get along, learn, grow and progress together while still being able to hold onto who we are individually. Even though freedom can breed disagreement, that doesn’t equate it to be negative automatically. The thing is our differences are what actually create societies and allow us to get on cohesively and progress. In these circles one can learn from another, fill the gap another cannot or provide help and assistance, otherwise unavailable.

It’s a happy accident that we are all so different when it comes to our personhood, ideas, actions, cultures and perspectives. It allows us to exist socially like we do. So it is important to find what you believe in for yourself. Know who you are for yourself and prioritize wanting to know and find things out for yourself. I believe a lesson we keep being forced to learn but people keep ignoring is that if you do not believe in something… even yourself, you will be forced to fall for or conform to anything.

Image of Thomas Sowell with Quote: One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain. - Thomas Sowell

Happy New Year everyone!

Resources To Check Out For Your Own Information

Resources are for your information, so check out all the resources you can – even ones you may not like or agree with. Make sure to research and analyze for yourself – so you can know for yourself. Be your own curator of information and gather as much of it as you can through as many resources as you can!


Asking Questions, Using Critical Thinking and Logic Is Vitally Important to Navigating Our Surroundings, Interactions and Decisions As Human Beings.

We can always be learning and should try not to assume that we know everything, especially with a rapidly changing world. In times like these (but also throughout history and into the future) it’s important to never give up your desire to learn. As well as your ability to educate yourself, exercising your critical thinking to do so.

Resources FYI – There Can Never Be One Source For News and Information

Mainstream Media Paints All the Pictures We Are So Sure We Know.

When navigating through and analyzing other perspectives and sources for information, the most important thing to do is to use critical thinking. Sometimes it’s best to take the approach that when you’ve come across something that you believe to be just wildly outlandish propaganda or against your views, beliefs, ideas or perspectives is to recognize that and not engage negatively. The point is to recognize the variety of views out there being made while finding your way, sifting through them to make your own conclusions.

Manipulation and propaganda are like a bully – you cannot feed into what they want – giving them your power and fear so they feel better about themselves and feel power over you. Do not feed such needs, do not feed such harms, do not give such things energy. If you can see that it is trying to feed confusion, give it nothing. When we focus on and only make space for the truth, information and education, we do not create room for the other, and without space to fester, such things fade instead, to nothing.

Resources For Your Information: education through information gathering

Sharing information brings us all closer together – learning and growing – as we recognize what we are capable of when we think for ourselves, work together and focus on the truth.

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Here’s A Short List of Various Channels, Websites and Sources for Research, Understanding, News and Information to Check Out, Try to Always Know Who and What You Are Dealing With:

Why Does The News Tell You What You Are ‘Supposed’ To Know?

Why do you think the same few headlines are constantly bombarding you every week? Why do you think you are constantly addressed to be panicked and scared? Wouldn’t you prefer to be informed, confident and certain in your knowledge about what is happening? Or have you grown accustomed to the panic induced stress lashing out from your media agents?

If the same few things (like ideas and events) are shown to be proposed and happening consistently throughout the globe no matter the people, group, culture or country, I think it’s time to start paying attention to how that is possible and what that means. Do you notice when the media is spreading their ‘news’ that it is in terms of trying to propose that one group, place, political or religious way is better than another because “X, Y or Z” is to blame? They tend to simultaneously show those same issues existing in their chosen circles that they promote too, just with a slight difference, so to justify their existence and thus, garner support for their cause.

Propaganda is Alive and Well and All That Has Been Taught To You

Why is it acceptable to blame the people on the ground in one group or country in one instance and then support the group, regime, culture, religion, government or corporation in another? Why do you think it is that the media in your country is telling you all about the terrible things going on around the world and to other people? Laying blame here and there rather than critiquing their own country or leadership and informing the citizenry of what they need to do for themselves?

Why has politics become nothing more than a popularity contest and the media is nothing more than their hype girls marketing their lies?

Think about that. We are coming to terms with the fact that crimes, corruption, poverty, hardship, need for food, shelter, water, love and family is consistent no matter who we are or where we are. Yet, the media manipulates these issues and realities according to specific people, groups, countries and policies. The actual truth you need can be found within your own life and the actual realities you face every single day in the interactions you have with the real people and places in which you live and roam.

No matter what the TV or radio tells you – the life you live, the actions you make and the things you see with your own eyes, feel with your own heart and think with your own mind are the truth. Not what you are told is the truth somewhere else. To expand your truth and horizon, you must read and explore for yourself – to see, understand and know the truths beyond your own reality – again, you won’t find it just being told.

The Propagandists Don’t Even Know Who They Are – So Let’s Make It Known

When we stop and think about it – the mainstream media outlets, their agents and their ‘news’ are a clobbering giant bashing us over the head. Always and repeatedly telling us what to think, know and worry about. Out of fear or wanting to be part of the in crowd and being swayed by pay, those agents who tell the ‘news’ follow the path of least resistance. They lead the way for lazy reporting to toe the line and perpetuate the propaganda that bombards us daily.

Recognition and discussion of the same stories is a norm now for many people because the same repetitive headlines cross their paths. They tend to assume that the best and most reliable information comes from these sources since they dictate so many aspects of our lives; politically, socially and economically.

Knowing who to blame or presenting the trending concern for the growing issues hitting those on the ground has become the norm for reporting. Being able to be the one to say it first or the one to release the story first became the priority over whether the story holds any truth or not. Perpetuating ‘news’ information as being legitimate because of who said it or released it first rather than it necessarily being true or informative.

So Now What?

Those at the top and those reporting the information are moving further out of reach and out of touch. They are allowed to skirt around their responsibilities as reporters; dictating stories based on their own interpretations or passing the buck of their responsibility to just ‘following orders’. Perpetuating chaos on the ground as the truth gets more convoluted and based on their personal opinions rather than based on any facts. While we hold no power in the decision making of many of the groups dictating the consumption norms and information we read, we see ourselves reflected in the reports of who is to blame for all the over consumption, greed and harm that is prevalent.

False: We Are Only Allowed and Capable of Knowing Certain Things

We may not have the power to decide what these groups or people do, but we do have the power to choose what controls us. To let it in or not, or to allow it to influence us or not. We do have power and choice over ourselves and what we want to know and how we want to know it. We have the power to trust or not and to remind people that they have to earn trust, and work to keep that trust.

Do we know our own powers? Are we capable of looking to the root of something? Can we break down all aspects of an issue to find its contributing factors and find ways to actually deal with it? Are we able to rely on our own search for information and observations within our own lives to combat these reports designed to control us through guilt?

Why Does The News Tell You What You Are 'Supposed' To Know? If there is nothing to hide... why is there so much confusion created in revealing the truth?

Can we start a better path forward by first looking in the mirror and recognizing what we are capable of, and doing as a species? Can we do this so that we can finally rectify and change the concept that ideas, beliefs, decisions and actions exist to be forced onto others rather than respected as an individual, private matter and choice? Can we do this to work towards a better future?

Ever Wonder Why We Are Being Told What To Know Rather Than Being Able To Search For Information?

The mainstream status quo is doing everything in its power to steal and hold the limelight. They want to hide what they want and maintain control over their level of exposure. They pick and choose what stays in the dark and what is brought to light, while also choosing who will stay in the dark and who will be brought to the light. A precarious game to be playing in the spotlight with all eyes watching.

We Must Expect and Enforce the Truth from Journalists and Media

When we go unchecked – people tend to focus on hiding issues within layers of band-aids and red tape, so afraid to face the truth and the hardships of being human. We must be our harshest critic, always checking ourselves for the capacity to be or commit evil, making sure to do what is right instead.

Funny thing about keeping us is the darkness while they shine the light on themselves – while they try to keep certain things in the shadows – we now take shelter there with their hidden truths, giving us the opportunity to become friends with the truth and bring it into the light.

Passion and Happiness: What Are Your Priorities?

Passion is such an important aspect of our character and souls. It fuels us in our endeavors and purpose and can lead us towards a life of happiness and satisfaction. That being said, a full and happy life does not always mean a quiet and peaceful one. A full, happy and healthy life has many ups and many downs, helping us to learn and to value the growth on our journey.

The Only Competition Should Be Within Yourself

Unfortunately, happiness has been portrayed to mean absolute perfection of positivity and winning first place all the time. As if happiness is a competition of who is right all the time, has everything and never stops smiling. Even Merriam-Webster has caught on and updated the definition to make prosperity an obsolete definition for happiness. Because it actually misrepresents what it means to be and maintain true happiness. It is within you, not within stuff, judgment or money.

Any hard times or disagreements endured are equated with being a failure and having an inability to be happy or agreeable at all. Being different or creating waves is often shut down, vilified and used as evidence that any instance of negativity means a person, place or thing is a problem to be dealt with and controlled to be made more agreeable.

Don’t Avoid The Negative Thinking It Will Bring The Positive

The problem with constantly negating and avoiding the truth is that it leaves people vulnerable. Over time they become incapable of understanding the full depths of what is happening to or around them, be that good or bad. Without reflection or balancing the understanding of what is good and bad, people lose the ability to see what they are trying to do. They lose track of how to maintain any balance when they stop themselves from feeling or analyzing anything that looks, feels or seems negative. This ultimately produces fear while undermining a person in everything they do and understand for themselves.

Find Your Balance In Everything

The yin and yang of good and evil, of right and wrong and good and bad exists so that we can learn from each one and do better with the other. They exist in order to learn the importance of one so to protect and work for the maintenance of the other. Without acknowledging or accepting the capacities of both sides, the consequences of both sides and the path created when only choosing one side while ignoring the other can make a person’s life much more difficult as well.

Passion and Happiness, A Poem

Passion and Happiness: What Are Your Priorities?

Passion and happiness walk hand in hand, where love and friendship reside. 
So do what makes you smile and always be honest in your life. 

Don't forget to express yourself in everything you do. 
Be understanding and keep the peace with those who surround you. 

Keep your feet on the ground and be free within your life. 
Always try to be courageous and stand up for what is right. 

Follow Your Instincts, Not Someone Else’s Advice

Everything has balance and emotions are natural. So no matter how hard society is trying to undermine our true nature, the truth is that we feel through life. Thus, expressing your feelings is normal and necessary and you are not always going to have control over them. You should not be judged or dismissed through the journey, but you do need to be in touch with them to make it out to the other side.

Emotions are a force to be reckoned with but have been minimized alongside our need to live a life of purpose that is for ourselves. This force helps drive us. It is an intensity that can come out in all forms and be driven by all types of things to lead a person towards what matters to them. Happiness is built within you. As you grow, learn, adapt and change through the hard times, you will find yourself in better times again and again. If you use those times to reflect and try, you will be able to keep the good times in sight and better thrive to the end.

Keep Going.

Power and Responsibility as Individual Human Beings

Power and responsibility, what do they even mean to people anymore? Are those concepts truly understood or valued at all?

I keep thinking about the immensely famous quote, “be the change you want to see in the world…” and how truly ignored and undervalued it is.

Do people know who they want to be or who they are? Do many people even know what they want – and is it even valued enough to be able to pursue it? Unfortunately, the truth is that the average person is not trying to be a leader of change in starting with themselves first. In too many cases it seems people just flat out refuse to grow and change. Never holding themselves accountable for the hurt they constantly cause others – especially behind closed doors.

The predictable behaviour of a ‘responsible person’ has been manipulated and lost since people do not have to hold themselves accountable within their private lives or the public sphere anymore. Especially these days where the ‘most powerful’ among us never seem to pay any consequences for their wrongdoings. That might be why there is such a massive breaking point being felt right now – the generations up to this point and those living by the same rulings and norms won’t bend. They don’t really ask questions, are very rigid with status quo, stubborn to new ideas, live by systemic norms and tend to be stagnant to grow and change with time – so they (and their systems) are cracking and breaking under the pressure.

Change Is Happening – Whether You Notice or Not

Change is inevitable through time and needs to be acknowledged instead of manipulated and lied about. Rather than people being honest about themselves, growth and learning, they try to rewrite history again and again in order to prove that they never changed and their one truth remains. If we were held accountable instead, a sense of responsibility could further develop the character and resilience of each individual. We could encourage a common foundation for moral principles and living that could foster better understanding about ourselves and our purpose. This type of living and culture of independence would foster confidence within each individual as they develop the ability to trust in and rely on themselves, their abilities and their own thinking.

Since we have led a path to give up our power, thoughts, control and abilities to the masses, we have lost our confidence and ability to do for ourselves. Since this became a cultural norm, conforming to the masses became the priority while ostracizing those who want to think and do for themselves. Officially labelling such people and lifestyles as alternative and abnormal, needing to be controlled. Processes like this make us a much more vulnerable group, easily manipulated, taken over and part of the problem as abusers of power.

Asking questions, experimenting, researching, trying and doing are all part and parcel to understanding the environment you’re in and have to survive. Doing all of these things for and by yourself makes you a force to be reckoned with. When you can stand on your own two feet and lead yourself, you can feel confident in your own abilities and the need to be doing it for yourself.

Quoted from GoodReads:

“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Now Truly Is The Time To Start

It is time to recognize our power and responsibilities as individual human beings created to survive and to thrive within this world. Time for us to understand, appreciate and respect why nature exists and how we can live with it and learn from it. We need to give up on the arrogant notion that it’s our right as human beings at the top of the food chain to righteously manipulate and defeat our environment.

Take Care of Yourself and Believe in Yourself.

You have certainly endured enough to realize your own power and to be your own person to stand up and speak up for yourself on your own terms. Your differences are supposed to exist to lead you down your own path – we do not all have to agree but we do have to share the space – and thus, we can seek interest in others differences to learn rather than deeming them to be a threat to attack.

Do Not Be Afraid of Your Thoughts or Those Who Are Different

Now is the time to use your mind and your body to think and do for yourself so that others cannot. When you know your own resources, you do not rely on anyone else and you can trust your own instincts and abilities to thrive and to survive by your own means. Focus on being your own means for production, survival and success and you will see your surroundings reflect the same.

Live Your Own Life and Let Others Live Theirs.

Cats Have a Mini Battle! Better Luck Next Time Bud

Cats are the best part of life and Ninja cats make it that much more fun and interesting!

They are so playful and funny to watch! Leo and Derperella are the best father, daughter duo around. As you can see, Derperella is certainly the winner here and Leo isn’t too happy about it. She just might be our next great ninja of the fam. I’m still trying to catch her newest move on camera!

In my mind and heart, our 3 cats are the most wonderful, healing energy and I would recommend anyone and everyone have cats! They always bring light to life and can especially when it seems to be dark. I think they are so lovable and in tune with their nature that they can remind us about the important things in life; love, care and our relationships.

Have a great day everyone!

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