Michael E. Gerber
Have you ever noticed that when you change one thing in your life, you change everything in your life? If you haven’t noticed it, you’re not looking. Believe me, this phenomenon has an outrageously important meaning to each of us. For example: yesterday I had a meeting with Cheryl White, who takes care of the details of my hopelessly complicated life. (Hopelessly complicated because I believe I am hopelessly complicated, and always have been! Poor, poor Cheryl!) We were discussing my schedule, Cheryl and I, namely my writing schedule, which now includes one personal blog a day for my website (you’re reading it!); two articles a month for Mentoring With Michael; one article a month for my column on BNI’s SuccessNet; two articles a month for our New Venture Development Program; a once-weekly email to all our Dreaming Room Facilitators (there are now 52, beginning to launch their Dreaming Rooms in 12 countries); Two articles a month for Working On It!, and so forth and so forth. There are many, many more, too numerous to mention here. Additionally, I am writing a minimum of two new E-Myth books in our vertical book escapade – The E-Myth Chiropractor; The E-Myth Optometrist; The E-Myth Real Estate Brokerage; The E-Myth Financial Advisor – there are now nine such books, and hundreds more planned. Add to that all my emails, my letters, my notes to myself, my notes to others, and you can just barely begin to understand what I mean when I say my life is hopelessly complex. But, that’s not the point of this blog. The point of this blog is that when you change one thing, everything else changes. When you schedule one appointment it reschedules every other moment in your life. When you schedule one blog, it alters the nature of every other blog you‘re going to write. When you talk to one person, it alters every other conversation you’re about to have, even if you don’t realize it at that very moment. And, if that’s true, and believe me dear reader, it is true (just take a moment out of your complex life and you’ll see it) then just try to imagine what the implications are for that and the impact it has on the universe – yes, the entireuniverse! – when each and every one of us do what we do. It means that the universe is affected – Your universe. My universe. The universe. – every single second of every single day!
Yes, the universe depends upon what you do, and what you don’t do. The universe depends upon what every single one of us do and don’t do. The universe depends upon every single action taken or not taken by every single scrap of energy whether made by man, or by the zeitgeist, or by a mushroom springing up in some dark and fulsome field, invisible to you right now, but springing up nonetheless, right now, along with every other scrap of thing happening as things happen in this universe of ours. How to even take all that in?! How, indeed? So, give it some thought, dear reader, until we think again tomorrow.
This is Michael E. Gerber speaking to you from Carlsbad, California. Another kind of man.