Friday, September 22, 2017

Video, 40 million views, 4 minutes - creating that new life

Although this might provide some spark to anyone, one of the things of late that I am concerned about is the dilemma of the millennials - lost, stuck, not knowing what to and how to make life work - an awful puzzle.  But it is one that needs to be solved - and, if you are a millennial reading this because it was forwarded to you, it is a problem that you, only you, must solve, perhaps by doing the "building" process that Ms. Nichols did:

The video with 40 million views...

Note what she did, what it took to create that new life...

Of course, many of us have watched Simon Sinek speak, with great understanding and empathy about Millennials (born after 1984).  If you are a millennial (or a person who loves a millennial), you'll want to watch this great discussion video:  Simon Sinek On Millennials (18 min).

What do I do with my 25 year old son who won't leave home to live in the world and who...?

What do I do with my 17 year old son who wants to be a filmmaker/idealist, but whom I fear will be unable to be able to navigate the real world later (and earn enough)...?

Perhaps there are some good trainers out there, as guides, I think, are badly needed.  If you know of some zero cost or low cost effective ones, please let me know, so I can add them to my list of resources for the millennial (and those who share their lives with them):  Contact.

Also, I am working on a good reading list for a Millennial to read - and one for those who care about a Millennial in their life.  Let me know your top recommendations.

And, the best courses for Millennials to do, the best YouTube videos...and the best success stories in creating solutions so that a Millennial is able to really master life and create happiness.

Here are a few Youtube videos I've gathered on my channel (KahunaKeith):  Millennial.


Please join me in my efforts to help create a better world and a better life for each human being, to end human suffering and create life mastery so that people can live the lives that are as great, and happily thriving, as they can be...

Pass this on, if you would, to Millennials (I'd love their suggestions for resources, etc) and those concerned with this.  Use social media linking to this piece and/or use the little white envelope with the arrow, right below this post.

From the site's Best Books List page:  The Best Self Development Books.

The best book list I've found so far:  27 Non-Fiction Books You Need to Read in Your 20s and sign up for his blog: All Groan Up.


Tag alongs of possible interest:

Jim Carrey - I Need Color - 6 minute video, incredibly interesting and creative - whodaknownit!

From Daniel Pink's newsletter:

"2. Life hack

Zat Rana decided to start blocking off a two-hour period once every week to do something unusual: Think. Just think. Turns out that Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, and others did much the same thing. They regularly spent a few hours doing nothing but thinking. Says Rana, “I can quite honestly say that this is the highest return activity in my life.” (I’ve adopted a ‘2-hour rule’ based on a habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it’s the highest ROI of anything I’ve done)."

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Who is the most enthusiastic person you know?

Being around uplifting people certainly makes a huge, huge difference in life.

Having role models to copy is huge, huge upleveler of life.  (I look at his on my page.   )

When Conor Neill (of Moving People To Action) asked that question of who is the most enthusiastic person you know, in a recent post, his answer was Florian Mueck.  What would be your answer?

Maybe you could find more than one.  And then try to be around them.

And maybe you could even choose to be one of them there critters?  (Moi? Me?...)

And, maybe you could sit down and decide overall who are the best five people for you to be around, even if you have to go find them if they are not currently available to you.  You can't afford to be around anyone but the most supportive, aligned, high thinking people.

My answer right now is my super warmly enthusiastic "massage therapist", who is doing it in retirement.  Bubbly, happy to see every person as if they were the only and most special person in the world.  Committed to being the best person for her family, as her supreme value in life.  She is a wonderful experience for anyone who is around her...

Monday, September 18, 2017

Which "coach" training is better? Is it a pipe dream?

(In email, click on the title of the post to read the entire post.)


It seems there is more money in training coaches than actually doing coaching.  And the "I wanta help people" noble motived individuals often fall by the wayside, failing to follow through on the training or their dream.  The exhortations and visions of great success fill the mind with dope (actually dopamine) for hope...and few succeed in this approach in life.  (My whole site is committed, at no monetary benefit to me, to having you, instead, actually "build" yourself and your life on a practical platform that doesn't promise instant success but, if you follow the key path specified, you cannot possibly not succeed in life, except in dire circumstances.  Also see the Life Coaching page and follow the links.  If you are not following the advice and practices that life coaches suggest, you are not at all likely to be a good coach!!!!)


So... if you really want to proceed, I'd first suggest that you read at least 4 books on coaching (pick the best of the "coaching" books on Amazon) first and then decide, with others' input, if you really want to pursue this and will pursue it to actual completion.   Please DO NOT skip this step, as such "checking for feasibility" is a key must in proceeding toward a life of success!!! (More pre-investigation, until you gain total clarity on this, is what you should actually do - you'd go a lot further than this brief "pointing" article!  For instance, you might read, on the site:  Choosing The Right Career/Business - Measure Twice, Cut Once.)


The High Performanc Coach Training, with Brendon Burchard, which I've taken, at a cost of $10,000 plus cost of getting there and staying there. I'd assess this as pretty good, but I would guess that both programs have material you're used to (and already think you "know").  There are some good "role-playing", "practicing" sessions in it.

Jack Canfield's Train The Trainer, which I've not taken, at a cost of  $3495, but online, with the approximate same number of hours, but in videos.

I cannot be an expert in making the best choice here, but it does seem to me that the latter alternative makes more sense, plus it has a well known, highly credible name behind it (that would help in marketing, I think). [Of course, at this point, Burchard might be better known...]

Again, on such major moves you should, if you are to be wise in life, use The Carpenter's Rule:  "Measure twice, cut once." (See The Life Decisions Book, which is actually a reading list of a few key pieces on my site, that may be turned into a book if I decide it would be better.)

[I have no affiliation or financial interest in any of those organizations.  I only want what is best for you.]

Good "luck" and good fortune to you in your decisions in life,


Pass this on to anyone considering or interested in coaching, via social media and/or the little white envelop right below this post...por favor.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

"Just waiting around to 'pass on'...."

(In an email, click on the title of this post to read the entire post...)

This was written because a friend made the above statement.  It touched my heart with sadness for the moment, but also reminded me of the value of life.  I hope that person reads this, as well as those who changed the person’s situation - deeper thought and planning are needed here…


Later on in life, we begin to think more about the end of life.  Some view it with alarm... actually most probably do.

Yes, it will happen, but once one accepts that then there is only "well, what the heck do I do with life while I'm living it?"

Along the way, one might notice that one is stuck in "living for the future" (a rather ironic purpose, as it places one into a state of "suspended animation", where one somehow is not "living for the now").  "Gee, if there is no future, what shall I strive for and/or hope for?"

Yet, we've all heard "be in the now", "the power of now", "be fully present".  This is coupled with "love yourself", which is dismissed as "not being meaningful, because only being loved by others is all that matters" (bull!!!).  


But if one takes life seriously (as if it is really, really valuable…), one should "study" and "grok" (deeply "get it" about something) both of those, until it is fully built into one's life.  It is absurd to stop short, sticking with the trivial or trivializing "the now" and "being the source of love rather than just the hoped-for object of it”.  One should settle for no less than the full implementation of those two vital elements into one's life.  

In all of life, not just near the end, one should fill fully one's time with enriching experiences (the “stuff of life”), where we select from our list of "highest value activities" in life (as is suggested in my Amazon book "Life Value Productivity") and stop "filling time" with random "stuff".  


One of the biggest changes that occurs that is destabilizing and most often upsetting is a "shift" in life, where one moves to a place closer to one's children (often becoming more dependent on them) and/or a place for older people (perhaps an assisted living facility).  

The big loss is the regularity and time-filling activities and friendships one had before moving away.  (I believe we should be cautious about moving away...and delay it as long as is possible.  The initial loneliness can feel quite alarming and/or quite empty.  If a move is made, one should have a plan (made with some coaching perhaps) of creating and replacing activities that fill one's time and enrich one's life.  One, and/or the family members, should read all about what is needed and good for life in the latter years and become competently knowledgeable enough to plan and implement the new life, rather than leaving it to ignorant chance.)


One does not feel "sad" if one realizes that one is not losing anything other than a fictional expectation or "theoretical must".  As we age in the later years, we experience the loss of certain powers (or the energy and ability to do certain things) and we often mourn the loss.  Instead, we could say "well, golly gee, I'm still ahead of where I was when I was 3 years old...".  There are thousands of things we are still capable of...and our "job" is to find and do what those things are.  (It's the same basic idea as in the piece The Mountain Of Haves.  I also like what W. Mitchell said about his various physical limitations and “tragedies”.)

For me, I would probably watch the streaming seasons of some great TV series, as I watch zero of those presently.  I would read, or listen to, (lots and lots of great books that would be fun stories - as I read zero fiction books now - a fiction book is like living another life for the time one is reading it - bonus lives, what a great idea!).  I would find ways to contribute to others (always getting a good feeling from that!).  I would sit in the sun (with lots of sun protection) and enjoy it.  I would go to more plays and music performances.  I would join a club or two (though many people would find it even better to join more than that).  I probably would go on cruises if I could, but I’d be content if I couldn’t - maybe I’d watch travelogues on YouTube. I would still do my best in physical fitness classes, perhaps becoming at least a good o-limp-ian.

As I’m cruising by a young 75, mostly intact and very healthy, I am looking forward to my “fourth life”, after I fully live my “third life” in all of its wonderfulness…. (though there are some great stories in my “second life”, where I lived it all…)

I hope that whoever reads this will heed it (and share it)- and create a truly enriching life of full happiness.

Keith D. Garrick

Related pieces:  

Yes, you will die.  I suggest that you "get over it", as it does no good to worry about it.  (Duh!). (See News Flash! You Will Die! Is That OK With You?)

Indeed, one thing to really nail down into total clarity and understanding (and peace) is one’s Philosophy Of Life (a great thing to do any time in life, but particularly later, for yourself and potentially to pass on to the ones you love, so that they can live better, happier lives!).  This is vital, as it is what will have one living in full happiness, handling at least the four key requirements for one to be happy in life.

Also, I wrote a piece awhile back as a start on this:  Aging Very Well - And Living A Great Life In “Old Age”.



If you got all the way through this, please heed it yourself but also pass it on to others - both the people in the situation AND the well-meaning loved ones who want the best for the one who created so much good for them.  This piece is not the complete story of what to do, but hopefully it will inspire a few people to take life by the horns and create it proactively (and smartly!).  Post a link via social media or use the little white envelope right below this post….

Let me know, por favor, if there are any people that have done anything as a result of this process.  Contact.