I was spending time with a friend recently who has built a huge multi-national business. We were talking about life and business, and then we got on to health and he said something very interesting…
“What you don’t automate in your life, won’t happen.”
This hit me like a freight train.
I apply this in my business with absolute rigour.
But when it comes to my health I have relied on self-discipline.
This works, but it comes at a cost doesn’t it? Because there’s only so much self-discipline one person can have, and it takes energy.
So, I’m implementing this in my life:
Instead of making any decisions on what to eat I’m having a nutritionist develop me a diet and map out the whole week, then I’m either having the food made for me or delivered
Instead of deciding what exercise to do, it’s now all locked in for every week of the year so there’s no more decision making
And I’ve been through all the little things I don’t like doing, and I’ve engaged people to do them
What are you doing in your life that you could automate?
Trust me, the brain space it frees up is worth it.
Humans are tribal.
As humans we have an insatiable desire to explain untoward events so we can get on with solutions.
In any field, most of the rewards go to the top 5% of people.
I say please to Siri.
If a turkey were to assess the state of the world in early December, they would be forgiven for thinking all is well and that the farmer loves them.
We often compare today’s performance relative to yesterdays.
In summer I walked up to the Rob Roy Glacier near Wanaka.
There are two ways to find the limit.
When I was skiing professionally, I knew that standing on the edge of a cliff for longer didn’t make it any safer to drop.
On Monday I attended the funeral of a good friend of mine from medical school, Andy Greer. He died suddenly while working a shift at Christchurch Hospital. He was 40.