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What do you do when you lose the courage to continue? And what is your greatest motivation?
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What is, already is. Thinking of how it 'shouldn't' could make one miserable. Especially where you can't do anything about it. If there's something you can do about it, then just go ahead and do what you want to do.
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There's quite a lot for me to learn from this. Thank you, Scott.
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Post by Stephen Christopher 1 »

Hi Scott

I'm 9 days into the 100 days, and I got the email to ask my question, so here it is.

Actually it's more my purpose for needing your mentorship.

I'm 55 and still struggling to get my work/life balance correct. I moved from Australia to Thailand 8 years ago. I'm currently a digital nomad; I write website content. I'm a freelancer, so while I no longer have a traditional boss, I do have clients and deadlines.

Being a freelancer is a step in the right direction, as I set my own schedule and have found that's made a huge difference. But it's still not enough. I've been in the workforce since I was 15, so that's 40 years, yet I still need to work a 30+ hour week.

I'd like your help and advice on how I can reduce these hours further, whether it's via a passive income or some other idea; I'm all ears.

Thanks
Stephen
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Post by Kajori Sheryl Paul »

Hi, Scott,

What do you do when a loved one really wants you to make an important life decision and you feel that you are not ready for it, even when you see your peers are taking that step?

Thanks and Regards,
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At which point in your life's journey did you come to the realization of the Yous?
What inspired this realization?
What was your initial response to this realization?
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What strategies have you found most effective in implementing new habits into your daily routine, and how do you prioritize which habits to focus on first?
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Post by Seetha E »

Hello Scott,

I joined the mentoring group for a couple of things.

The first on that list was weight loss. I faced issues with consistency resulting in me being unable to maintain the weight loss.
The posts about monotasking, and micro-habits for 21 days helped me with consistency. The way we speak to ourselves (the six misery-inducing words) is also helpful. I realized how it impacted on the outcome. (As I am using these posts, I do not have any questions to post at present)

I have not reached the goal yet, but surely on the way there.

Thanks for this insightful platform.
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Post by Jenna Padayachee »

Thank you.
On day 164 , I don't have any further questions.
I am simply happy and grateful for all that I have learnt this far :D
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Hi Scott,

I would like to inform you that I have no more questions to ask at the moment, and all is 'so far so good'.

Thank you
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I've asked a few questions of my own and got awesome answers. I'm yet to go through all the questions and answers, but I'll gradually go through. Some of them stir more questions, and they need sober reflection. I don't think I can get to a point I'll say I don't have anything else I want to ask you; there's always something to learn from you and from others posting their questions.
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At which point in your life's journey did you come to the realization of the two Yous?
What inspired this realization?
What was your initial response to this realization?
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Post by Mayuri Kotalawala »

Hi Scott,
I originally started the mentoring programme on 2023/11/18 and am doing fine with no questions because it's all there in your book and these discussions.
Thank you so much, be safe and take care.
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I wish to have a happy family and be financially free. However, we just had a split up today when some of the family members side with one party (Let's say "A") and the other members with another party(Let's say "B"). I tried to keep peace and be neutral so that one day we are one family again. My 93 year old mother has been on oxigen tube to help her breath and been on feeding tube for just over a month now. My sister who was the main person looking after her has now told me to find a nurse to look after our mother. She is leaving to go and stay with her newly wed husband. She has been looking after my mum for over a year, with me helping while trying to make money to pay for all the expenses in the house, for my mum's medical care and for my sister's food. One family of nieces and grand nieces have sided with her because they can depend on her financially. I helped them financially when necessary. My younger brother and his family are siding me but they cannot help look after my mum as well as my sister. My brother works at night and sleeps during the day. His wife works during the day and could help me at night. They are coming to help,now that my sister has left us. I cannot afford a nurse to look after my mum yet. I do translation work at home and also helped my sister look after my mum. At the moment, I'm alone looking after my mum and translating.

After typing to you, I feel better now. It will just be tonight that I am alone with my mum. I may need to help her get rid of her phlegm, using a machine, if she needs it tonight. My sister used to do it with me helping. Tomorrow, I will have to tube feed my mum for the first time. I hope nothing will go wrong with these two processes as I have not done them but have watched how my sister did the two jobs.

I would appreciate your advice as to how to keep the 3 families together as one again.
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Rëâl Dūdé wrote: March 26th, 2024, 3:04 am What do you do when you lose the courage to continue?
Hi, Rëâl Dūdé,

That question was already asked and answered earlier in the Q&A:

What do you do when you get discouraged?

Rëâl Dūdé wrote: March 26th, 2024, 3:04 am what is your greatest motivation?
That question was already basically already asked and answered via the following Q&A:

What motivates you daily?


Moving forward, please do make sure to read all the previous Q&As before asking a new question to make sure the question hasn't already been asked and answered.


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"The mind is a wonderful servant but a terrible master."

I believe spiritual freedom (a.k.a. self-discipline) manifests as bravery, confidence, grace, honesty, love, and inner peace.
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