Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Your own personalized 20 page version

The big value of this book is that Kerry guides you to create your own personal handbook
(Personal Winner's Bible)

He requires you to get an A5 ring binder, available at any decent stationary shop, fitted with 20 pockets. this can hold up to 40 sheets but you are not going to use so many.
The personal guide is one that you will use daily.
The contents are dynamic and will change from time to time.

Kerry begins by helping you construct the cover
He says title it "Winners Bible"

For my own reason I reserve "Bible" for Holy Bible although the word "bible" often is used in a secular sense to refer to any authoritative tome.

So I use "Winner Rewired"

When I retired from medical practice in 1999 I labeled myself as 
Retyred (4 new tires), 

I felt I was retooled for a higher purpose.
Only I did not know what that purpose was.
Over the next 13 years that purpose has evolved to Community a Development: 
living a wholistic life and helping others achieve it.

Now that I have come across this book I see it helps me review and refine my goals
And helps me with strategies to achieve it.

Have your name on the cover
I use my Chinese name "民” (Min)

Place a good photo of yourself
With no other people
perhaps showing your good features
Perhaps taken at a winning moment
engaged in your favourite sport

There are 7 major sections 
this chapter deals with Section 1-3

Goals and dreams
Write down your dreams and goals 
Goals provide you with motivation to complete the repetitive difficult tasks needed for development.
motivation needs to be constantly topped up with positive enthusiasm.

To link these goals to your Limbic system you need to intensly passionately feel your goals, taste them, smell them, experience than in your inner being.
Two techniques to help you do this
Fixated Visualisation 

Fixated Visualisation 
Place a picture related to your goal in your folder
Eg if your passion is sailing, select a picture of a boat
Stare intently at the image for two minutes
See yourself standing on deck
With the wind in your face
Smell the sea spray
Feel the wheel in your hands
Hear your friends laughing
taste the fresh oysters

expand this to thinking through a whole expedition in detail
Getting the boat launched, the route planned, the trip itself

Objective: to feel your goal at an emotional level
Don't forget your non-material goals

Heroes and Mentors
Place some photos of your heroes and mentors in your personalized manual.
Include some of their quotes

Family and Friends
Put pictures of people who make your life worth living.
Seeing these pictures will remind you to speak to them, to go out of the way for little errands for them

NB vivid goals and dreams alone are not enough to achieve success.
You need to learn how to be more efficient (see chapter 4)

Daily Devotions
Almost sacrilegious 
But 5 minutes with your personal manual is what it takes for this book to kick in place.
Your manual is private and confidential
Find a quiet secluded place.
Look though your personal manual every day
You don't have to read every word on every page
Flick  though and see what catches your eyes.
A different set will speak to you each day.

From time to time you may find an entry needs to be changed 
Perhaps a goal modified

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