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Stress-Less... Just For The Health Of It
Dwayne Francks - 14/4/00

Are you ready for a cure to all your problems? The potions of potency, the magic spell to get well, the golden key to eternity? Here are 3 words for a stress less way of life.

Mind Over Matter
Mind Over Matter
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If you can say this and mean it, your troubles are over. Mind over matter. That's right- "I don't mind, and you don't matter." Think of all the guilt, luggage, games, emotions, bullshit, ego and torture you would leave behind right now if you could perform 'mind over matter'.

Sounds easy, but it ain't. I have to remind myself daily!

Think of it this way. Pretend you're away from home on a holiday and there's no one in the house. You're in Bali and your house catches fire. Destroys everything. You get the phone call, but there are no flights out for a week! What goes through your mind? Everything you own is up in smoke. The fire destroyed your things, but it didn't destroy your memory. You have a week to think about it.

What possessions would you miss the most? Family heirlooms, art, photographs, musical instruments, your dog who hid in the freezer... (kidding- you put him in the kennel, didn't you?). Would it be fair to say you had insurance? Of course. The next step is we learn to go on. We have to. Choose not to and it would chew you up inside and you'd die. And when you die you stink and get worms. Is that what you want? Great for fishing, mind you!

Find out what is really important to you right now. Take a few minutes to fill out this list. Don't just think about it, do it.

Most Important Things in Your Life Least Important Things in Your Life

Is the word 'now' in your left list? It should be, because NOW is the most important time of your life. Without 'now', you have no history and no future. Without now you have no knowledge, no snow- nowhere!

What are you doing with your life right now? Are you doing what is most precious to you? Are you living and enjoying your life right this moment? Are you smiling? Is the answer to any of these questions no? Don't wait for a tragedy or health scare to wake you up or kill you. What really matters to you? This is YOUR life, no one else's. There is NO time to waste. Mind over matter. I don't mind and you don't matter.

Does this sound a bit mean, cruel and selfish? Hey, it's candyfloss compared to the alternative. Get your S**T together. Concentrate on doing the most important things in your life. Do them NOW.

Here are a few motivational posters for you.

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And in the immortal words of Nike- Just Do It!

Look at yourself in the mirror. What the hell have you got to lose? Are you ready to run naked through the streets screaming my name? Maybe not, but make sure you DO your OWN thing and if it doesn't work out... who cares- who really cares!!!! I don't care, and neither does Bob- and he's your uncle! Mind over matter.

Dwayne Francks is a humour facilitator. For 25 years he has been changing the way people look at their work, business and personal lives. He asks you think about the way you are living right now and challenges you to increase the FUN element. "If it ain't fun, it ain't worth doin'!"

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