In keeping with the time of year to be thankful, reflective and to look ahead to a bright future, I received the e-mail below just before Thanksgiving from Michael Dalton Johnson, author of the book Rules of the Hunt. I subscribe to his mailing list from his website: www.SalesDog.com
I have read Rules of the Hunt at least three times cover-to-cover now and it is more useful every read. I highly recommend it! Buy it for yourself, buy it for your kids and family, your best friend, your employees…just buy it
It is jam-packed with great info like the content of the email (which I have printed and put into my planner, btw) I received below:
|This rock solid advice is a thoughtful pass along for friends and family that will be remembered. It was excerpted from my book Rules of the Hunt and has gone viral on the Internet twice. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving.
|Make Small Commitments. Get Big Changes.
By Michael Dalton JohnsonTaking Care of You.Drink plenty of water.
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.
Eat more fruits and vegetables and eat less that is manufactured in processing plants.
Avoid eating food that is handed to you through a window.
Live the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
Play more games.
Read more books than you did last year.
Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
Sleep for 7 hours.
Take a 10-30 minute walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
Don’t have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
Don’t overdo. Keep your limits.
Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
Dream more while you are awake.
Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind others of their past mistakes.
Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
Learn a new word every day.
Smile and laugh more.
You don’t have to win every argument.
Call your family often.
Each day give something good to others.
Forgive everyone for everything.
Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
Try to make at least three people smile each day.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. Stay in touch.
The worst promise you can break is one made to yourself.
Do the right thing!
Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.
However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
The best is yet to come.
When you awake alive in the morning, thank God for it.
Your Innermost Self is always happy. Follow it.
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
Keep these rules handy and review them from time to time. Follow them and small, almost imperceptible, changes will accumulate into something big. Your life will change.
|Excerpted from Rules of the Hunt. Available at Amazon.
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