I went BIG with the flow this week, instead of pushing or trying to influence events, I was laid back, yet surprisingly productive. I read the book “Redefining Success” by W. Brett Wilson, and learned about work/life balance, entrepreneurship, marketing and philanthropy, from one of Canada’s top business people. I will post a review of the book later this week.
I also went BIG with getting updated on those around me:
– My youngest son discussed his plans after high school, and we sent off his college application.
– My middle son loves statistics and facts and fun Superbowl facts. He said that 17 of the last 20 Superbowls have been won by the city with the lowest unemployment rate. People who are employed are more able to buy tickets to go to the games, and spend money on team merchandise to support the team. I have seen individuals gain confidence by gaining employment, but I wasn’t aware of the impact of employment on the confidence of a team and a city! It will be Interesting to see if Seattle will win with 5.7% unemployment, or Denver which has 5.8%. Apparently, The Seattle Seahawks have never won the Superbowl.
– My eldest son organized a hiking trip for him and five friends up a 2,000 foot rock face called “The Chief” near Squamish, B.C. I helped him gather supplies to hike up to the summit with all their backpacks to camp overnight where The Peregrine Falcons nest. They are the fastest flying birds in the world, flying at speeds of over 200 miles per hour.
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