Late Monday night I printed Napoleon Hill’s book, “Think and Grow Rich” which needed to be read in preparation for the first Super Hero Summit Personal Growth Bonus webinar. I’m thinking to myself, “I will read the entire book tomorrow.” But Life just had other plans.
Just before I go on I need to share about Olga, the 86-year-old I live with, who has personal carers come in every day to shower, feed and brighten up her day. On Saturday mornings Olga gets picked up and goes to a 10:00 -11:00 am hair appointment, while her grandson does her shopping.
When I get back from the gym Olga is home and hadn’t been to the hairdresser. I check the fridge and pantry and no shopping either. I then send a text to my brother letting him know and asking “What time is Antony coming?” I do this again on Sunday and then again on Monday “Still haven’t seen Antony, what’s happening?”
So, it’s early on Tuesday morning, I begin reading it and got so totally absorbed in the book, but gnawing away was the thought of Olga without her favourite finger foods which she constantly snacks. In a ‘do it now’ moment I text “I haven’t seen Antony for 4 days now,” adding some pics of the fridge, table, and pantry.
Slim Pickings in Olga’s Fridge
Each day, in the back of my mind I had been thinking I could solve the problem and just do it myself. My brother calls me back and lets me know that Antony flies out tomorrow (he works in the mining industry) and how busy he is with an upcoming interview.
No problem John, I’ll go and do the shopping when I need a break from reading. (I was loving the commonsense pearls of wisdom that was flying from the pages. I was underlying, using colour highlighters and making notes in the columns.) He was happy and would reimburse costs later. The real blessing is I felt good having done ‘the right thing,’ which could easily have been done way back at noon on Saturday.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, however this omission later had a hidden lining – a ‘do it now’ one!
I pick up Think and Grow Rich and straightaway I’m back there again, totally absorbed losing all sense of time. Just before midday or halfway through the Digital Solutions webinar that I remember it was on. A mad scramble to connect. “Ah, I’m almost there.” But, the thing is it doesn’t load. I wait a bit longer and it’s still not up, so I close it off and start again.
On the bright side, possibly it was that persistence thing of “I will persist and I will succeed” it starts up easily and the webinar is live. Davene was talking about hosted blogs. Great! Three or four minutes into it and suddenly silence. I can see the screen and the Fab Davene lip sinking, but my sound was muted somehow. I pull cords out and replace them and fiddled around and realise “It’s not worth it. I’ll look at the replay. I need to take care of first things first – Olga.”
I change my clothes, grab the keys and pop in the car, circle the roundabout with ease and within a couple of minutes, I’m entering Adelaide’s Finest Supermarket. While I’m picking up her salami I chuckle to myself remembering that I hadn’t smiled going through doorways – starting from my bedroom. I visualize myself doing so, going through each door, bedroom, kitchen, front door, car door getting in and car door getting out when I park, the self-opening doors of the shopping complex and then the giant entrance way of the supermarket.
A big smile comes across my face. “I’m laughing at myself, now that’s good.”
I’m feeling happy. You see I made a card or a way to get me to feel comfortable smiling, and by smiling more I open to all possibilities of greater happiness. I notice to myself “I feel good shopping for Olga,” the kind of way we feel good about ourselves later, when in the moment it was a pure random act of kindness.
Back home I put away the shopping, sit down and I am prompted to check my mobile, like right now a message for the Super Hero Summit Personal Growth Bonus where my eyes catch The Science of Getting Rich.
“Two ‘Riches’ – You were Born Rich and the Science of Getting Rich?” A little further checking and it was full steam ahead. Print out the 59 pages of The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles and I have one day to read it. “Easy,” I thought to myself. “I have just got through 89 pages of Think and Grow Rich.” I’ve got plenty of time.
Well, Life had a bit to say on this matter.
Mid-afternoon my brother rang and wanted to celebrate with myself and a friend by going out to tea (dinner). I needed to go to the gym and then caught up with him and his friend. The good news was that his 20,000 word essay had been accepted in an ‘A-grade journal.’ “Fantastic John.” “That’s brilliant mate.” We charge our glasses and then he fills us in with all the details.
It’s relatively early in the evening when I get back home, say 8:30 pm, yet I am feeling very tired from walking on the treadmill for 55 minutes and being up since 3:15 am. Even though I relented voting for sleep, I still completed my nighttime exercises.
One word that came across from my readings that I have included in my vision statement for The Unborn Me is ‘grow’. It’s all about consistent little things that I need to keep on doing on a daily basis. Inch by inch it’s a cinch! The Law of Growth says, “Whatever I think about grows. What I forget atrophies.” I am giving more and it’s definitely easier to do so now. I give more and receive more smiles, compliments, engagement, social interaction and enthusiasm!!
Midway through today’s blog, I realise it’s 11:26 am “There are 4 minutes to go” until the second of six webbies in the Super Hero Summit Personal Growth Bonus. “Thank you, I’ve got time” And, sure enough, everything flows and I join the webinar at the start.
In the Master Mind section of the webby, Mike from Minnesota is saying how he is getting it and goes on to say that this should be in the schools. My ears prick up. “Do it now!” kicks in and I write “Can I have the contact details for the name of the person calling who wants change?” (That’s paraphrasing and lacks specifics, however, instead of typed response I get unmuted and say that changing education is part of my DMP and I would like to get in touch with Mike from Massachusetts.)
And there in front of my eyes, Mark is giving. He is living “doing it now” and it does it even better than I expected. A message from Mark to all the audience gives out Mike Broderick’s number so that anyone else so inspired to mastermind with Mike on self-education of our young can also connect. The webby is about to end and “do it now” kicks in. So, I find the number and ring Mike and leave a voice message, and then follow that up with a text message. See the thing is Pro-Active Creative-focussed Self-Educating is my last entry on my DMP and its come up trumps much earlier than I could have imagined. I need to be ready for this or the next opportunity. So, it’s definitely being included in next week’s OATS.
After a wonderful connection with my ever-giving brilliant dedicated guide JJ. I felt a deep sense of gratitude – after all, I had just read the Science of Getting Rich and there is a chapter devoted to ‘Gratitude.’ Straight after I created this page and simply wrote, “I am grateful for approximately a 1.5 – 2-hour Zoom with Janet – lovely connection.”
I am grateful to my ‘do it now’ impulse.
I am grateful for Mike sharing a deep seated desire.
I am grateful to the technology that allowed me to see, hear and feel truth.
I am grateful that Mark read charge instead of change and decided to unmute me.
I am grateful to Lori and Lucinda who made this event all possible and for the tireless work they have done with much love to share with so many others, their wisdom of Wally.
I am grateful to Life for its interventions in bringing more of what I want into focus and letting me know what I need to forget.
I am grateful for the lifelong enthusiasm of the Wally Cheer Squad (Lucinda, Lori & Mark).
I am grateful for the download of The Science of Getting Rich.
I am grateful to be part of the MKE. And, I am grateful that Napolean Hill took the advice of Dale Carnegie and that I am reading his insights.
May all beings be well. May all beings be happy. Peace. Peace. Peace.