29. Aug, 2017

Growing global reach - recap of another topic ...

It is really a pity sometimes that I do not have more details about the readers of my BLOG, just being curious. I do get a weekly email from the platform provider with # of readers in the last week and the overall # of readers so far (same as the counter on the bottow right), but no more details like - number of regular versus one time readers, which countries are the readers coming from, what is the post with the most readers, which topics find more interest than others, etc.? As the number of comments and guestbook entries is still pretty low, I am very thankful for any reaction I get, like the great story with Australia about Change Management last week.

Something similar happened today when I did get a nice email from Switzerland. A guy did mention my post about Stoicism from 13-Jun-17 (http://www.rethinkandfocus.com/429718297/4876267/posting/) and the webpage I referenced back then https://dailystoic.com/. He has interest in the same topic and did put a really nice summary together, called:

Great article, great content and nice pictures - All what you ever wanted to read and learn about Stoicism in one place - worth reading!!

To finish this topic, two quotes from the DailyStoic newsletter from today:

  • Epictetus (https://dailystoic.com/Epictetus/) once said that “every habit and capability is confirmed and grows in its corresponding actions, walking by walking, and running by running . . . therefore, if you want to do something, make a habit of it.” If you don’t want to do something, he said, make a habit of doing the opposite.
  • This is true for just about any profession and any desire to live a better life. Routine and habit are the only way to do it. You can’t just randomly improve. You don’t do great work or make great decisions on accident—not, by definition, with regularity anyway. Routine is everything. In life and in philosophy (and if you opened this email today, we’re happy to be part of yours!)

By the way, the company that I did mention back then in the 13-Jun-17 post is now one of my customers in my new right placement advisor role. The world is very small, has some really special humor and you always meet twice 😉.

In the mindset of the DailyStoic newsletter from today --> Routine is Everything, some content to further practice:

I began to realize how simple life could be if one had a regular routine to follow with fixed hours, a fixed salary, and very little original thinking to do. Roald Dahl, British - Novelist September 13, 1916 - November 25, 1990