Hi it’s Dr Ro here with a really quick message. I’m just sat outside a supermarket as I was doing some shopping.
I wanted to send a quick message for those of you that have said the weather has been getting you down over these last few days, and Covid-19 and everything else. Some people are getting a bit demotivated I know; others are getting highly motivated.
I wanted to say in these times when things are more challenging it’s so important to stay motivated.
One of the things I’ve just done recently I’ve pulled out some of my old books, audios I used to have. I’m a big believer in going back and revisiting things so I’ve started reading some of my old personal development books.
My 11-year-old daughter Savannah I just spent an evening with her reading a book called ‘Who moved my cheese’.
If you haven’t read that book it’s fantastic and it’s a book anyone can read and you can read something into that book about you. Who you are and how you show up in the world.
Four personalities, four characters and it’s interesting because I almost sent it to a couple of people just this last month, but I thought I’m not going to do that.
I thought they might want to hear the message but sometimes you don’t want to do that, you want people to have that discovery for themselves.
Another book I dug out recently is called ‘The magic of thinking big’ by Dr David Schwartz. I read that book 25 years ago. Some of you might have just been barely walking around maybe ten, 11 years of age.
It changed my thinking and got me to think in a different way in terms of how I see things and how I overcome challenges.
There’s a great series of books by a gentleman called Og Mandino he sadly passed away. But he wrote all these mini books which are incredible. One of them being ‘The choice’ and ‘The greatest salesman’.
I think if you take the time to read the books they’re quite detailed reads, they are a storybook with quite a heavy message in some of them, and if you’re into his style you’ll really like it. He is classic.
I also just found a book called ‘The 10th insight’ which is also a book that was written after the Celestine prophecy. That was one of the first books that I read years ago that really talks about the law of attraction and when two people meet when they meet for five minutes, two minutes, each person when they meet in that moment, there is a reason they met.
There’s an exchange between them. It could only be a brief meeting but they leave you with something. A message, an inspiration or a learning lesson.
Another book I found is ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Quelle. He has written some amazing books. A lot of his style is storytelling so he tells the story but within the story there is a really powerful personal development, inspirational message. Another great book you might want to look up is ‘The monk who sold his Ferrari’.
It’s a great story of insight more than anything else.
I did find some old CDs and I did find some old tapes. Now those of you that are too young won’t remember tapes but now we are fortunate to have digital media to do this. Find something that inspires you, find people that inspire you. Little lesson I learnt is I’ve found myself in more recent years, going and listening and watching people that I wouldn’t normally necessarily be immediately drawn to, but someone has recommended them to me. In different subjects, in different fields.
I’m a massive follower of people like if you’ve never heard of Lynne twist, she wrote a book called ‘The soul of money’, a very spiritual lady incredible inspirational story that she’s come along and raised millions of pounds for charities.
The thing that I’m finding at the moment is that in this time there is a lot of information out there, take the time to filter the crap from the quality content and I’m not trying to be disrespectful to people, but there’s a lot of people out there now and some people are just pushing content out for the sake of pushing content out. I don’t think that is the way to do it.
When we have a message to share it’s not how long it is, it is more about does it have value to you, does it have meaning to you, can you take something from it? It’s your time. It’s very precious.
Try if you can, maybe at night or in the morning, listen to something that inspires you, does not have to be long. Even if you do 10 to 15 to 20 minutes and get something that inspires, take some messages to you.
I’m reading a book at the moment which is written for stock market traders but it’s a human psychology book and I find it fascinating because it’s really reminding me of some of the things inside myself that I carry into business and into my life.
Also it reminds me of some of the tools I’ve been using for a long time, but new tools I can bring back in when I kick back off and start my live events again.
I’m going back over old books where I highlighted them. How many of you highlighted stuff in the past?
You’ve highlighted things and I’m looking at what I used to highlight and I’m thinking that’s interesting, but now at 54 years of age I am seeing something else in the book and I’m thinking actually that is really meaningful.
One of the best ways to stay motivated is to do something inspirational for another human being and Tony Roberts has said for many years, people do more for other people than they will do for themselves. That’s something I have taught people over the years and even myself when I’ve been at events.
If you came to my last CWI event I was there until 11 o’clock at night serving people and helping them and my team dragged me away and said, you need to look after yourself.
I think that’s the message I want to share with everybody, look after yourself and then not just look after yourself physically, but spiritually, emotionally and motivationally as well.
Don’t be too drawn into the whole watching and being consumed by just movies on Netflix which I know people are doing, but can you find the time to maybe instead of that, doing an inspirational night, a motivational night.
Maybe sit around the table and talk to your family about what inspires them and what motivates them.
That’s the thing, it’s finding people that are inspirational and seeing what they’re doing and duplicating that.
Find some great books to read as well.
The hail has stopped. I’ve got to get back to the family with some food.