Fish don´t know they´re in water

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Fish don´t know they´re in water

A lot of people already talked and philosophized about this topic. Once again Derek Sivers shows his experiences and let us think about the saying “fish don´t know they´re in water“.
He is so right with culture in general and even local culture of your community, family and friends.

Definitely a worth reading 3-4 minutes quick read.

Everything is my fault

Everything is my fault

Derek Sivers -Anything You WantDerek Sivers gives some food for thoughts in his article Everything is my fault. He starts his article with talking about his book “Anything you want” – which is by the way great and absolutely worth reading. It´s kind of a “quickread” and filled with impressive stories and Derek´s views of life.

This article is definitely a great start for this week!

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What do you hate NOT doing?

What do you hate NOT doing?

In his article Derek Sivers shares a great thought which I want to spread as well. Derek thinks about why we´re asking ourselves “What makes us happy?” over and over again? He points out that emotion-based answers often conflict with our expectations – and to be honest, he is right.

“I´m a musician, but I love working alone. Does that mean I should be a producer instead of a performer?”

Instead, we should ask ourselves: “What do you hate NOT doing?”

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My inspiration for this blog

myinspirationDerek Sivers made an article about The co-op business model: share whatever you´ve got.

He points the co-op/ sharing model out like this:

1. You already have something that people want.

It might be something you own, something you’ve learned how to do, or access to valuable resources, space, or people.

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Push, push, push. Expanding your comfort zone.

Push, push, push. Expanding your comfort zone.

Entrepreneur Derek Sivers about expanding your comfort zone.

http://sivers.org/comfort

I remember how scary New York City felt when I moved there in 1990, just 20 years old. Two years later it was “my” city – my comfort zone.”

Once you left your comfort zone, ideas and visions can rise to way greater dimensions. After reading “Who moved my cheese” by Spencer Johnson I felt in love with his phrase:

“What would you do if you weren´t afraid?”

His phrase is incredibly powerful. If we are confronted with a decision which isn´t easy to make, we think about that … what would we do if we weren´t afraid of the risk, the distance, the chance to fail, what other people will say …