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April 01, 2023
Family and friends in 2023!
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Quotes on family & relationships"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege." - Charles Kuralt
"In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"Friends are the family we choose for ourselves." - Edna Buchanan
"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." - Morrie Schwartz
"A happy family is but an earlier heaven." - George Bernard Shaw
"True friends are those rare people who come to find you in dark places and lead you back to the light." - Steven Aitchison
"The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships." - Tony Robbins
"We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk." - Thomas Moore
"The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it." - Hubert H. Humphrey
10 family & friend goals for a better 2023!The 10 life goals for friends and family at 100GoalsClub are a good place to start in improving your relationships. Here are some ways you can modify these goals to make them more personalized to your own life:
21. CHOOSE GOOD FRIENDS: Think about the kind of qualities you value in a friend and seek out people who possess those qualities. You can also join clubs or organizations that align with your interests to meet like-minded people.
Two of our "couple friends' are parents of our daughter Karah's former Rhythmic Gymnast who she competed with nationally for Canada. We are great friends, make good travel companions and will be embarking later this year on a 3 week European vacation to Portugal!
22. CHOOSE YOUR LIFE PARTNER: Consider what you are looking for in a partner, and be open to meeting people who may not fit your ideal image but possess other qualities that you admire. You can also work on developing yourself to become the kind of partner you would want to attract.
23. TREAT YOUR PARTNER AS A VIP: Find out what your partner's interests are and make an effort to speak to them regularly. Practice active listening and communicate effectively with your partner.
24. GO OUT ON REGULAR DATE NIGHTS. Figure out what kind of activities you and your partner enjoy doing together and plan regular date nights around those activities. It doesn't have to be expensive or fancy, just something that you both look forward to.
While many of our date nights involve Kathy and I catching a movie at a local small theatre, recently attended a Jordan Peterson speaking event as part of our date night, with dinner at the Spaghetti Factory in downtown Toronto beforehand. Jordan's wife spoke at this event about their own tradition involving a date night at home which included dancing to their favourite music!
25. LEARN HOW TO BE A GOOD PARENT: Seek out resources such as books, podcasts, or parenting classes to learn about different parenting styles and strategies. Remember that every child is unique and what works for one may not work for another, so be flexible and adaptable in your approach.
26. BE THERE FOR YOUR CHILDREN: Make an effort to attend important events in your child's life and spend quality time with them regularly. Be present and engaged in their lives, and show them that they are a priority.
Take the time to have family meals around the dinner table. This is some of the best time to communicate with your children.
27. HAVE REGULAR FAMILY MEETINGS: Discuss with your family what kind of meetings would work best for everyone, whether it's weekly, monthly, or quarterly. Use this time to check in with each other, discuss any issues or concerns, and plan fun activities or trips together.
Today, we just had an informal meeting with our daughter Maddie about her investing and finances. She is making great progress so far and well on her way to buying her first property.
28. ESTABLISH ANNUAL FAMILY TRADITIONS: Brainstorm with your family what kind of traditions you would like to establish and make a plan to implement them. It can be something as simple as a family game night every Friday or a yearly camping trip.
29. BE A GOOD FRIEND: Show up for your friends when they need you, listen to them without judgment, and make time for regular hangouts or catch-ups. Good friends are able to talk to each other open and honestly without fear of hurting the other persons feelings. Check out my podcast recommendation below.
30. BE A GOOD SON, DAUGHTER, SIBLING: Make an effort to maintain good relationships with your family members, even if you don't always see eye to eye. Show them that you care and appreciate them, and be willing to work through any conflicts or misunderstandings.
Check out my site on relationship goals for further ideas on these life goals:
Why we owe people honestyI recently listened to a great 54 minute podcast on the subject of honesty in relationships. This relates so well to this newsletters theme of family and friends.
The Jordan harbinger Show Episode 731: Why we Owe People Honesty | Deep Dive
This is a summary from Jordan's website of what they discuss on this podcast . . .
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Honesty deepens relationships. It requires a great deal of trust and confidence — in ourselves and in our friends — and it implies a whole new conception of what friendship actually is.
Honesty attracts people who share your values. You’ll draw people into your life who also value candor, and you’ll distance yourself from people who aren’t interested in an authentic relationship.
Honesty secures honesty in return. When you’re honest with the people in your life, you also signal to them that they can be honest with you.
How to be honest — without being honestly the worst. Deciding to be honest with a friend doesn’t mean that you’re necessarily right. It just means that you’re willing to share an authentic response, and then explore it with the other person to arrive at the best possible conclusion.
How to recognize that there are times when it’s okay to not be honest. For all the benefits of radical honesty, it’s wise to be aware of situations in which honesty will not serve you well — or where total candour just isn’t appropriate.
And much more…
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I've been listening to Jordan Harbinger's podcasts while travelling in my Tesla Model 3 back and forth to my cottage (one hour from my home) and thoroughly enjoying this learning time. He covers a wide range of topics and I particularly like this "Skeptical Sunday" topics!
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you listen to this Podcast. It could truly lead to improvements in your key relationships! I wish I would have listened to this podcast years (decades) ago!
Atomic HabitsLast week, I just finished reading the book called "Atomic Habits" by James Clear. It took me the better part of 2 months to read (I'm an inconsistent reader). One of my goals in reading the book is to establish a more consistent habit of reading!
James Clear is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur known for his work in the field of habit formation and behavior change. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller "Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones," which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 40 languages. Clear's work on habits and productivity has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Time, and Entrepreneur. He is also a regular speaker at conferences and events, sharing his insights on how to create lasting behavior change and build better habits.
Establishing good habits is foundational to achieving success and living a fulfilling life. Habits are the building blocks of our daily routines and the actions we take repeatedly over time. They can either propel us forward towards our goals or hold us back from reaching our full potential. Good habits help us to become more productive, efficient, and effective in achieving our desired outcomes. On the other hand, bad habits can hinder our progress, causing us to waste time, energy, and resources. Therefore, learning how to establish and maintain good habits is a critical skill for personal and professional growth, and it can lead to a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I WOULD GO AS FAR AS TO SAY THAT THIS BOOK COULD/SHOULD BE ONE OF THE TOP 10 BOOKS THAT YOU READ. You can find it for available for sale on Amazon:
Habit stacking & brushing your teeth!Learning from Atomic Habits, about 1 month ago I began a new technique of "Habit Stacking", by taking the existing habit of brushing my teeth, and 'stacking" it with another habit.
The stacking technique involves completing habits one after another or in this case, I've stacked a new exercise habit simultaneously while I brush my teeth. I know this may sound a bit crazy, but while I brush my teeth now (in the morning), I complete 20-25 double leg standing squats. Not only is this a great exercise for my lower body, I also brush my teeth longer and more thoroughly than I use to. Talk about a Win/Win!
I was inspired by my friend Gary who told me he did calf dips/raises while brushing his teeth. He told me about this while I was reading Atomic Habits and I realized how powerful this technique was!
Try it, or some variation of it. Let me know if you try your own habit stacking!
AI and your careerToday is exactly two years from the day I officially retired on April 1, 2021.
So much has happened since I retired, especially in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
My advice to you, especially if you are early into your career, is that you learn as much as you can about this emerging technology and specifically about how people in your own career might be using AI to advance their career.
From what I expect, many people who don't embrace AI in their career will be replaced by people who do incorporate AI.
If you don't yet understand the impacts of Artificial Intelligence, start learning. There is an abundance of people on social media talking about this.
There is so much concern about how fast this technology is advancing, that more than 1,000 of the worlds smartest people, have called for a 6 month moratorium on the development of AI models until there is time to assess the future impacts and start placing some limits on this technology!
I ASKED CHAT GPT the following question:
"List the top 10 careers that will be displaced by Artificial intelligence in the next 10 years.'
Here was its response:
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"It's important to note that while certain jobs may be impacted by artificial intelligence in the next 10 years, new jobs and opportunities will also be created. Here are 10 careers that are at risk of being displaced by AI:
Bookkeeping and accounting clerks
Data entry clerks
Receptionists and information clerks
Couriers and delivery drivers
Assembly line workers
These jobs are often routine, repetitive, and involve a significant amount of data processing or handling. As AI and automation technologies continue to improve, they are likely to be able to perform these tasks more efficiently and cost-effectively than humans. However, it's important to note that not all jobs in these categories will be eliminated, and new jobs will emerge that require different skills and expertise. It's also important for individuals to focus on developing skills that are less likely to be automated, such as creativity, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence."
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BACK TO ME WRITING NOW:
It's best you start understanding how this could impact your own career as the above is just the starting point for what will be MASSIVE CHANGES coming our way!
Next newsletter . . .My next newsletter will be on May 10th 2023 where I will discuss the importance of hobbies and passions and an update on the important reason why I changed the tagline of the 100GoalsClub from "Create your Happy Life" to "Create your Adventures!'
Brian Klodt founder of the 100 Goals Club
CREATE YOUR ADVENTURES! https://www.100goalsclub.com
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