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Jedi Nights Yes, I know that's spelt wrong. Monday June 8, 2015

It's the "Jedi" bit that got me going. I was just about to spend out more money on yet another internet-based offer of information on how to sell effectively...when the 'still, small voice' inside said, "You've got plenty of knowledge already; you need to take action!"

This then reminded me of JDI - the Nike trademarked campaign (how can you trademark a phrase like that? Incredible.) So I can't use that. Then I wondered what "JEDI" could stand for. The answer came quickly, "Just Enthusiastically Do It!"

You see, the moment you take action, everything changes.

Nothing can remain the same because you live in a dynamic system where everything connects to everything else. In fact, everyone connects to everyone else! The flap of a butterfly's wings in Ushuaia, Argentina can caused a cool breeze to blow in Swanage, England.

This isn't a Jedi Mind-Game. Physical action makes the difference. You've got to say something, touch something, type something, move something.

Peter Thomson says, "Action is the key."

There are many types of action, but by far my favourite is "enthusiastic action" - doing something as if you are really enjoying it. Sometimes the thought of the end result is enough to help you find the enthusiastic motivation you need to drive your actions forward.

Vanda North shared a story with me years ago. It was about the rich kid who wanted a pony for his birthday. The parents already had stables, and a stall ready for a new pony. On the dawn of his birthday, the lad leapt out of bed, and, still in his pyjamas, ran to the vacant stable. The stable was full of poo - horse poo. With a yelp of delight, he mucked in and started digging into the pile of poo with total enthusiasm. Bemused, his parents joined him and asked him what he was so excited about. He answered with a grin, "Mum, Dad, with all this huge amount of poo, there's got to be a pony in there!"

So why, "Jedi Nights"?

Well, I think it's a great idea to never let a day go by without taking enthusiastic action. Like the lad who desired a pony, set your ambition boldly for the day. At the end of the day, when night comes, you may discover you'd really only been sifting and shifting s**t all day, but you will have enjoyed the journey because you did it with all your heart! The poo might be the same, just in a different place, but you will be different. Same s**t, different day? Not really, because you will have become stronger and more resilient in the process...and nothing will ever be the same again.

Just Enthusiastically Do It!

A Moodscope member.

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Anonymous Mon, Jun 8th 2015 @ 10:45am

Woke up dead to the world. Read your blog. Dragged body to gym, like dragging a corpse into a funfair! Wasn't enthusiastic but ITS DONE!! :-) One day I might even enjoy it! Thank you Lex, got me there. Love from the room above the garage x.

The Entertrainer Mon, Jun 8th 2015 @ 10:58am

Well done, RATG... well, done!

Anonymous Mon, Jun 8th 2015 @ 11:13am

Really need this today Lex - thank-you!

Julia Mon, Jun 8th 2015 @ 11:26am

Hi Lex. I just wrote to someone saying how unenthusiastic I feel about most things at the moment. I suppose I could fake enthusiasm and it might become true. Or maybe it's not essential to one's wellbeing to be enthusiastic all the time. I was thinking about your sales pitch Lex and what results it would produce if you were to be unenthusiastic one day. I think your sense of humour Lex would win the day. Thank goodness I don't have to sell anything for a living.....just myself (now that sounds dodgy!) I like ratg's analogy, dragging a corpse to a funfair. So funny, made me laugh.

The Entertrainer Mon, Jun 8th 2015 @ 11:54am

So do I, Frankie, so do I... but thank you for saying. I've had tummy trouble from birth (a long time ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away...) and yesterday was hell. So today, no physical energy 'cos I'd lost all my fuel (too much detail?) And today I need to be sparky for an event. So, JEDI!!!!

The Entertrainer Mon, Jun 8th 2015 @ 11:56am

Zombie Jedi Warriors, that's what we shall be today. Is that a grimace I see? Ha ha, sometimes you've just got to let the body jump start itself with some good music, excellent coffee, divine tea, and the hope of a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc laid before me at the end of the day... I let you know if I managed to jump start myself!

Anonymous Mon, Jun 8th 2015 @ 6:36pm

Lost your fuel. Laughing with you!
I have had a child losing fuel for a few days so I'm with you :-D
I'm a little passionate about tummies...interested to hear the problem... Love ratg x.

The Entertrainer Mon, Jun 8th 2015 @ 8:17pm

Diverticulitis/Spastic Colon RATG... has debilitated me all my life. Going to try an alkaline diet next... oh, and not trying to score "Hostile" with a perfect 10 on the Moodscope test!

The Entertrainer Mon, Jun 8th 2015 @ 10:54pm

Somewhat interesting that my day resembled the contents of the stable... hmmm, be careful what you blog on?

Anonymous Tue, Jun 9th 2015 @ 10:26pm

:-( not good, much discomfort and questions over food I would imagine. I don't know anything about diverticulitis/sc but have a friend with Crohns (similar?)
I'm pretty much gluten free which I've found to be fantastic. I'm not coeliac but find everything improves when I'm strict. If I've allowed it to creep in too much, back all the problems come. And yet I didn't notice my symptoms until I stopped it. If it's something you haven't tried and ever want to, just shout if you need any help. Love ratg x.

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