Yesterday I talked about the futility of apps to help us to get things done.
Well, things that aren’t sufficiently important to us, anyway.
But I wasn’t fair.
Because there’s one app that I rely on pretty much every time I travel to new places.
I like to think of myself as a bit of gourmand – a bon-vivant a couple of sherries short of a trifle.
I bought an app to help me drink more water.
yep – actually spent COLD HARD CASH on an app to remind me to drink water, the most BASIC of human survival instincts.
Which goes to show two things:
Firstly, there’s an app (or a product) for everything, no matter how inane … and …
Secondly … I probably shouldn’t be allowed to do anything without adult supervision.
You want to know what triggered this email, by the way?
What triggered this email is that I saw an app that tells you WHEN TO GO TO THE TOILET during a movie.
Anyway, the most interesting thing about this app is that it didn’t work.
I mean, technically it worked OK. It let off a buzzer ever couple of hours to remind me to drink more water.
I have a new office. I’ll stick a picture up tomorrow
But for now, just know that it’s a big, cavernous, empty space, that’s missing your face.
Which is why today I’d like you to think about jumping on-board the More Clients Mastermind.
But I’m not going to give you a sales pitch.
Instead, I’m going to send you over to listen to an interview I did recently.
Let’s talk about being “reasonably successful.”
Not because you don’t want to be a raging success. Of course you do. We all do.
Raging success, however, is a poorly-defined goal for most of us. We all have our own version of it. One man’s success is another man’s dismal stop-gap, slopping out latrines at summer music festivals.
We occasionally hear of people who claim to be “scared of success”. I don’t believe that. I don’t think anybody is scared of success.
After all, if the ethereal “success” we seek was handed to us on a plate, we’d take it, scarf it down, belch and say “thank you”.
We’re more likely afraid of the hard work that leads to success: because we’re not convinced that the legwork is worth the payoff.
I’m not in the least bit religious.
But there’s a lot of beauty to be found in religion and its artifacts.
Most of the prayer of St. Francis, for example, is a pretty good maxim to live by:
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
[…] Where there is sadness, joy.
In fact, we have a solid commandment in the More Clients Mastermind:
“Thou shalt not be a dick.”
Do good and be kind. (Or, in the words of Marcus Aurelius: “If it’s not good, don’t do it, and if it’s not true, don’t say it.”)