2021 is anyone’s game! Do you know how to play it? Florence Shinn’s book, “The Game of Life” has a perfect game plan… let’s play!
Welcome to the GoodLife Warrior podcast. I’m Yuping. We make sourcing easy, fun, and profitable for your business. This episode was originally aired as a video on my YouTube channel, youtube.com/goodlifewarrior. As always, high-quality, professional sourcing content delivered to you with passion and my unique Chinese accent. Enjoy.
Welcome to the Goodlife Warrior podcast, I’m Yuping. We make sourcing easy, fun, and profitable for you. This episode was originally aired as a video on my YouTube channel. Youtube.com/goodlifewarrior. As always, high-quality professional sourcing content delivered to you with passion, and my unique Chinese accent, enjoy.
Hello, beautiful people. I hope you are enjoying today. 2021 is coming, how do you want to play it? Yes, you have heard about it. Life is a game. So you need to have a game plan for 2021.
When we think about the new year, a lot of us anchor our mind on one thought. That is, I want to be rich, I want to be wealthy. There is nothing wrong with that desire, but do you know there are four treasures in this game of life? That’s not according to me, that’s according to Florence Shinn who wrote that famous book, The Game of Life and How to Play it. So in this video, I’m going to share her message and inspire you to have a perfect game plan for your 2021
Now in the game of life, 2021, there are four squares together, Florence Shinn calls it the perfect game plan. Let’s play. The first square is health. How do we play the game of health? Well, it is easy for us to criticize people who are overweight, especially if they are our family members because we worry about them so much. But do you know someone in your friends or family circle who’s obsessed with their body? They spend at least two or three hours in the gym trying to get that perfect beach bod. So either it’s overweight or you are obsessed. Those are not perfect game plan for health.
I think to have the perfect game plan for health, Tim Ferris said it the best. MED, minimum effective dosing. What is your MED? Is that high-intensity training, like 15 minutes? Or go out for a run for 30 minutes? Or maybe it’s one hour of yoga. You shouldn’t risk your life on the couch for being overweight, but you also shouldn’t waste too much time in the gym. So find your MED.
The second square is wealth. Perfect. How do we play the game of wealth? Well, if you already have a lot of money, but you want to make a lot more money just for the sake of having more, then my friend, I think you should skip this square and move on to the next one because it’s going to bring more value to your life. But if you don’t have a lot of money, or don’t have money at all, then I suggest you incorporate these two critical elements in your game. The first one is to be decisive. If you want to play the game of wealth in 2021, you need to be decisive to own your own side hustle. I know there’s a lot of fear. Fear of owning your side hustle, then lose your money. That’s why you need to include these second elements, that is to make the lost bet first. What’s that? Whether it’s $5,000, $10,000, or $15,000, depending on your budget, make this as a lost bet. Treat this money as a lost course. Now you can go into this playing the game of wealth fearlessly.
We’re turning over to the third square of the game of life. Are you excited? This is my personal favorite to the square. That’s the game of love. Oh my God. If you can play this card well, you will win the game of life, because ultimately the game of health and the game of wealth is about love. Let’s put it this way. Let’s say you have 10 million, one, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero. There are seven zeros. One is your health. Without your health, all the zeros are dead zeros, but without love, all your zeroes are still dead, they’re just empty circles. There’s no meaning. So what’s the secret weapon to the game of love? Give more. Tony Robbins said” Your money is your portable power. With a lot of zeros, you can do a lot of amazing things.” If you can afford to go out, have a nice dinner, make sure you tip generously.
If you don’t have a lot of zeros behind the one, you still have a lot of portable power that you can take to anywhere. Whether it’s a grocery store or a drug store, you can give more of your understanding, compassion, your kindness, your empathy to the place where you shop and to the people who work there. If you make this gaming more, a conscious practice for 2021, you will rebrand yourself and become the most attractive person.
If we have health, wealth, love what could be possibly missing in the fourth square? Let me read Florence Shinn’s original message so you know what’s missing. The perfect plan includes health, wealth, love, and perfect self-expression. Here’s my take on the perfect self-expression. Each one of us is unique, a unique human being on this Earth. So each one of us needs to find that unique voice to express our lives through health, through wealth, through love, but here is the catch. Each one of us has so many flaws and weakness, some of them are very secret. Not even our parents know, not even our husband, wife, or girlfriend, boyfriend knows about it. Those are dark secrets that only we know. These secrets will weigh us down. That prevents us from having that perfect self-expression. You know what I’m talking about, right?
But here is the good news. Stephen Covey, who wrote that famous book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. He suggested us to work on the private victory, character first. You don’t have to win the public of thousands, of millions. All you have to win is one that is ourselves. So if we can work on our own character, having a private victory, then we will have better and more perfect self-expression. So for the game of 2021, which square of the game you’re going to play the most? If you’re catching up with your health, remember MED, minimum effective dosing. You don’t have to spend hours of your life in the gym.
If you are going to invest your energy in the game of wealth, remember, be decisive. Make up your mind and make that first bet be the lost bet so you can go into the game fearlessly. For the game of love, of course, always give more, give more, and give more. That’s going to make you an attractive person. Finally, I hope you work on your own character, your own private victory to have that perfect self-expression. I love you so much. I hope you find this video to be helping you. Like, comment, and share with a friend. I’ll see you in the next video.
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