Weiss Advice Issue: 227, June, 2022
Do you know that the Tyrannosaurus Rex lived closer to our period today than to the first dinosaurs?
I was born 76 years ago, in 1946. Seventy-six years prior to that was the year 1870, five years after the conclusion of the Civil War, the time of the death of Charles Dickens, and one year prior to the Great Chicago Fire. (Try this with your birthday.)
The internet became commonly used in the 1990s, or about 35 years ago. That means both that many adults today never knew a world without it, but also that about 37% of the current population was getting along pretty well without it prior.
Over the next two decades, more than 27.7 million people will join the 50-and-over age group. Most of the increase, however, will be among the population aged 65 and over, projected to surge by 65 percent by 2030. In addition to their growing presence, the older population will be more racially and ethnically diverse.
The “oddball effect” means that things you learn currently stay with you longer than things you learned a long time ago. Hence, time seems to be flying by more quickly as you get older because more stuff is familiar to you.
Basically, there is no time like the present. So decide what you really value doing, personally and professionally, and “make time” for it. “Making time” means to allocate your time in your best interests, meeting your highest priorities.
Tempus fugit or forget it.
© Alan Weiss 2022
Mentor Summit: The Mentor Summit will be in the Hilton Marco Island for 2 days, with an optional third morning. There will are some presenters from the community, at least five people inducted into the Mentor Hall of Fame® and a cocktail party I will host. Partners are welcome, as are people from outside the community you may want to invite.
For people in my community: $300 is the expense offset for the two days (I still subsidize all this, of course), “cash” only, not cards, on my site: https://alanweiss.com/store/quick-pay/ This is non-refundable and not credited for any reason. Make up your mind to go and put the date aside. (I will make full refunds in the event I can’t be there and/or the government or health authorities prohibit the meeting.)
For partners and people outside my community: $500. (“Outside my community” means you’ve never been coached by me, mentored by a Master Mentor, or attended a real or virtual event of mine. Buying my books doesn’t count!)
Oh, yes, the third morning: That will be a special session with me called “The Uncomfortable Truth” in which I’ll discuss each participant’s business model and show how to improve it immediately, but will be unsparing in what you’re doing wrong or not doing at all. The fee is $1,000 for anyone to attend, a partner can attend for no extra charge. If no one shows up, I’ll be at the beach.