Today I’d like to talk about a concept developed by a great Canadian coach, Dan Sullivan. It’s called the Future Based Self. The essence of it is as follows: We all have three selves, and our success in life depends on which one we live in most of the time.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
The concept of working from anywhere at any time is second nature to Generation Y, something they never even question. It’s an option previous generations never had, when laptops, WiFi and compassionate bosses were scarce.Now, the 30- and 40-year-olds who make up Generation X are managing the twenty-somethings as their supervisors and mentors and trying to figure out why they have such a different attitude about work and what to do about it.
Other wealthy countries may envy our growth, but economists see danger signs looming on the horizon. TO UNDERSTAND the stark differences between Australia and most other rich countries, look no further than the cheesy metaphors economists are so fond of. After a run of blistering growth coupled with tame inflation, ours has been dubbed the “Goldilocks” economy – not too hot, not too cold, just right. Commonwealth Bank analysts were more dramatic: “Tsunami of export gold breaking over economy!” one note blared this week.
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