Below is your weekly dose of 4 Thought Friday, a short list of idea’s, thoughts, and experiments from a few members of the Mako Team. Enjoy!
This past week I purchased the audible “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. I was so hooked, I finished it in a day. It’s an incredible story about following your dreams. Paulo Coelho tells a great story of Santiago, a boy who has a need for travel in search of a worldly treasure. On his journey, he teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the signs along life’s path, following our dreams, and never quitting. If you are looking for an inspiring book to read/listen too, I strongly recommend giving this book a try. I enjoyed it so much, I plan to purchase the book. If you read do get a chance to read it, please let me know what you thought of it! Enjoy!
I have been using the share feature in “Notes” on my iPhone and MacBook to stay on top of little tasks that need collaboration. It’s an excellent feature to share with your spouse, especially for the little things you’re both take care of when you each get the time. One thing Jen and I use it for is to keep an endless grocery list; that way we never have to ask one another if we need something while we are out and about. I also use it to share workouts, music tabs, and songs we are jammin to with buddies from back home.
Airplane Mode! My wife and I were talking Tuesday night and decided that we would start putting ourselves in Airplane Mode every night. The first step was to turn the phones, TV and even most off the lights off. We sat in the kitchen with only the stove-top light on. We took turns asking questions about each other’s day and even decided on questions that we would ask each other every night, so it was on our minds all day what our answers would be. My favorite question is “What is the worst thing that happened to you today, and what could you have done to avoid it?”. Now, at first, this might seem like reflecting on something negative that happened….. However, it’s actually good for us because we have laughed about how, so far, nothing THAT BAD has really happened. And also, so far, we’ve both answered “nothing” when asked what we could have done to avoid it. You all know I have quite a few “catch phrases” that I like to use. “Easy day” “Everyday is a tryout” “Carlos, put your equipment up” etc….. But more than likely you’ve also heard me say “If that is the worst thing that happens to me all day, it’s been a pretty good day.” If you take a step back and put the details of your day into words, you can start to realize that the ‘worst’ things that happened are actually minor and there is, usually, not a lot that you could have done to avoid them. Have a great weekend!!
Essential oils, we have been using these in our house for the last few years, but it wasn’t until a month ago I bought a diffuser to work. I like to diffuse a blend of orange and Lemon and I have found it to be great adding energy when I am working on the computer. As an added benefit it helps to make the entire office smell a great deal better!