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Des McCabe, (Best Selling ‘Hay House’ Author) offers us a different perspective on a better way for work and life. His short and incisive daily podcast includes a PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE to help us understand all that we are - and fulfill our true potential. This acclaimed and uplifting series offers us a powerful and bespoke learning process that is directly tailored to our needs.‘Thinking Differently About Everything’ is now an acclaimed personal development workshop and training process from one of the UK’s leading training specialists and popular speakers. We can enjoy this journey now as Des explores with us all that really matters as we move forward. The daily bite-sized chunks of inspiration and wisdom offer us perspectives on a kinder world and a different way of working. ‘Thinking Differently About Everything’ can help each of us to discover and create our own path.The book - 'THINKING DIFFERENTLY ABOUT EVERYTHING - 100 Perspectives On What Really Matters' is available now as an ebook and in paperback on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3jKWsQp

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Des McCabe, (Best Selling ‘Hay House’ Author) offers us a different perspective on a better way for work and life. His short and incisive daily podcast includes a PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE to help us understand all that we are - and fulfill our true potential. This acclaimed and uplifting series offers us a powerful and bespoke learning process that is directly tailored to our needs.‘Thinking Differently About Everything’ is now an acclaimed personal development workshop and training process from one of the UK’s leading training specialists and popular speakers. We can enjoy this journey now as Des explores with us all that really matters as we move forward. The daily bite-sized chunks of inspiration and wisdom offer us perspectives on a kinder world and a different way of working. ‘Thinking Differently About Everything’ can help each of us to discover and create our own path.The book - 'THINKING DIFFERENTLY ABOUT EVERYTHING - 100 Perspectives On What Really Matters' is available now as an ebook and in paperback on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3jKWsQp

    Day 152 - Holding Company

    Day 152 - Holding Company

    ​HOLDING COMPANY
     
    It is the pot that holds the soup.
    It is our soup.
    It is the universe that holds the world.
    It is our world.
    It is the arm that holds the child.
    It is our child.
    It is the book that holds the word.
    It is our word.
    It is the face that holds a smile.
    It is our smile.
    It is the light that holds all life.
    It is our life.
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    PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE
    1. What do you hold in your life?
    2. Who holds you? 
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    THE BOOK - Thinking Differently About Everything: 100 Perspectives on What Really Matters 
    Des McCabe's daily blog 

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    DAY 151 - Short-term Memory

    DAY 151 - Short-term Memory

    ​SHORT-TERM MEMORY

    We awaken each day.
    We forget to say thanks.
    We settle to sleep.
    We forget to say thanks.

    We eat our food.
    We forget to say thanks.
    We wear our clothes.
    We forget to say thanks.

    We have our home.
    We forget to say thanks.
    We have our world
    We forget to say thanks.

    We walk and talk.
    We forget to say thanks.
    We laugh and cry.
    We forget to say thanks.

    We have our family.
    We forget to say thanks.
    We have our friends.
    We forget to say thanks.

    We have our work.
    We forget to say thanks.
    We have our rest.
    We forget to say thanks.

    We have time to be busy.
    We forget to say thanks.
    We have time to rest.
    We forget to say thanks.

    We can think and dream.
    We forget to say thanks.
    We can plan and prepare.
    We forget to say thanks.

    We can be happy or sad.
    We forget to say thanks.
    We can be ourselves.
    We forget to say thanks.

    We were born and given life.
    We forget to say thanks.
    We have wonderful memories.
    We forget to say thanks.

    Everything has been given to us.
    We stop and give thanks.
    For all that we are.
    We stop and give thanks.
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    PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE
    1. Just stop for a moment and give thanks for all that you are.
    2. Write down you top ten thank-you's   and remember  to say them at the same time every day. 
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    THE BOOK - Thinking Differently About Everything: 100 Perspectives on What Really Matters 
    Des McCabe's daily blog 

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    Day 150 - Holiday

    Day 150 - Holiday

    HOLIDAY
     
    My mind is busy running over
    all of the current activities.
    It’s as if I’m living in them
    rather than just completing them
    and moving on.
     
    I seem to want to hold
    it all in my head and
    replay the elements over and over again.
    Where I did well
    or where I messed up.
     
    I shift down a gear
    and leave all the daily activity to one side.
    Travelling slower, I can plan and organise.
    There is more space for thinking here.
    It is quieter.
     
    And then I go even slower
    and bring the car to a halt.
    Leaving all thinking behind.
    Sitting quietly by the shore
    and looking out to sea.
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    PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE
    1. Are you  holding anything in your head to replay over  and over again? 
    2. When is your next 'holiday' moment -  when you can sit quietly and look out to sea....? 
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    THE BOOK - Thinking Differently About Everything: 100 Perspectives on What Really Matters 
    Des McCabe's daily blog 

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    Day 149 - Energy Supplier

    Day 149 - Energy Supplier

    ​ENERGY SUPPLIER

    Some days I waken up
    full of energy,
    ready to get moving and
    excited about the day ahead.

    Some days I waken up
    lacklustre, weary,
    struggling to get going
    to face the tasks ahead.

    Today is an energy day
    just like yesterday!
    I must be on a roll.
    It’s so good to be alive.

    I must capitalise on this potential.
    I have to get it all done.
    For tomorrow, who knows,
    I could be in low power mode.

    These are not good days or bad days
    for every day is a good day.
    It’s simply me
    managing my energy supply.


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    PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE 
    1. What is your energy level like today? Are you ready to go for it?
    2. What is your plan for low energy days?   Remember,  all days have something special to teach us....  so  how can you accept slower days  with joy? 
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    THE BOOK - Thinking Differently About Everything: 100 Perspectives on What Really Matters 
    Des McCabe's daily blog 

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    Day 148 - ​Weather forecast

    Day 148 - ​Weather forecast

    WEATHER FORECAST

    I look at the early morning sky.
    It is a blank canvas.

    By lunchtime, I will have filled in
    half of this picture.

    By tonight, it will all be complete.
    And what will this picture be?

    Whether or not it will be the picture I planned
    waits to be seen.
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    PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE 
    1. Look up at the sky where you are -  go on, do this now! 
    2. This sky is your blank canvas for the rest of this day. What picture are you planning to paint?  
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    THE BOOK - Thinking Differently About Everything: 100 Perspectives on What Really Matters 
    Des McCabe's daily blog 

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    Day 147 - Rat Race

    Day 147 - Rat Race

    RAT RACE

    We have inherited a world
    where jobs and work
    are allocated to people.
     
    Employers decide on the tasks
    that need to be done and
    carve up the activity.
     
    It’s an out-dated economic model
    where we are paid to do what we are told.
    And where many people have no jobs.
     
    With technology we can now
    create work in different ways,
    driven by what really matters.
     
    We can link up with others
    and collaborate on projects
    that are important to us as individuals.
     
    We can take responsibility
    for creating and shaping all of our
    futures and a better world.
     
    We can share resources
    rather than waiting, like rats,
    for the food pellet to arrive.
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    PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE 
    1.   How  can you use your skills, experience and passions in new ways?
    2.   Who can you start to work with today to  create your new projects? 
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    THE BOOK - Thinking Differently About Everything: 100 Perspectives on What Really Matters 
    Des McCabe's daily blog 

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