Welcome to my blog!

Hi!

Incredible… somehow in the realms of cyberspace you found me!

When I left my role recently with Christopher Howard Training I made wild promises from stage about starting a blog so that people could keep in touch with me and find out what I was up to and what I was doing. At the time, I didn’t really even know what blog meant. And tonight I am proud to announce I adjusted a theme and uploaded my own pictures… look out web-designers, I’m taking over!!

I don’t think the look and feel is quite there yet, but hey… if we waited til I got it perfect you’d never hear from me!!

So here I am…

The last few months I have been doing some navel gazing and some philosophising, a lot of networking as well as a lot of out and out nothing… and over this time I have really been inspired by a number of social entrepreneurs.

I guess the purpose of this blog is to share with anyone who’s interested what I am discovering about contribution as a lifestyle, about the others focussed life rather than the self-focussed life, and the importance of having a reason to get out of bed in the morning.

Having spent years in personal development I’ve learnt that unless there’s a purpose for growth and change, it can get ugly… I find it fascinating, if not somewhat disturbing that despite unprecedented amounts of information available on how to change our thinking, we have unprecedeted rates of depression and other “mental illnesses”. I wonder if its because in this day and age so many of us are blessed with the luxury of not having to worry about where the next meal is coming from, so we find ourselves with plenty of time to wonder “am I worthy?” I wonder what would happen if we started to focus on others for inspiration, if we made a commitment to them, and then had to grow to deliver on that commitment.

Just some nebulous thoughts… I’ll be chatting more about them frequently, so please check in from time to time!! Oh… and leave a comment if you can work out how! I don’t think I can tell you that yet!!

Make someone’s day!!

Love Joey x

7 Responses to “Welcome to my blog!”

  1. 1Tony Longbottom on Oct 23, 2007 at 10:54 pm:

    Hi Doc

    It’s great to see on the web and not just on stage in Hawaii. Keep posting!!

    Tony

    Thanks Tony!
    I’ll keep blogging if you keep reading!! And probably even if you don’t!
    Lots of love,
    J xx

  2. 2Helena.Denley on Oct 23, 2007 at 10:55 pm:

    Hello there,

    It’s a superbly liberating feeling being able to share your thoughts – especially on the enormous world wide web.

    I look forward to reading more of your musings.
    (You’ve inspired me to get my blog going – it’s on it’s way).

    Helena :)

    Liberating is certainly one word for it… plain silly and asking for trouble is another… but hey, we do it any way huh? Glad to be of inspiration!
    J xx

  3. 3shivaya on Oct 23, 2007 at 11:07 pm:

    Congratulations Joey,
    You have created magic! Welcome to the world of Blogging. It is great to see you up and running on yet another stage, albeit a learning curve for us all.
    Love Shivaya xx

    HI Shivaya!
    Too true… you know me.. love learning new things. Hope the promotions business is going great guns!
    J x

  4. 4Rhian Pamphilon on Oct 23, 2007 at 11:53 pm:

    Wow – hello Joey – great to see you broadcasting online! I’m resonating with the “Am I worthy?” message – for me the path of personal development has been so much about discovering how much I already have – and how much I have to give others which is often of far more value to them than any cost to me. Maybe that’s a driver for the continual quest for contribution – as human beings we fundamentally need to give more than to receive?

    HI Rhian,
    That is so true. Otherwise how can it be that some of the most generous people we meet have the least. I remember when I was working as a medical student in the highlands in PNG, I would be invited to share meals with people who hardly had enough to feed their own family. It made such a huge impression on me… and they are some of the loveliest, funniest and most content people i have ever met. I am sure one’s fulfilment is directly proportional to the amount one gives.
    One other interesting thing though is that sometimes when we hope to help, we inadvertently upset the balance. This is something I hope to explore over the course of the next few days and weeks as well… keep in touch,
    J xx

  5. 5strister on Oct 24, 2007 at 1:04 am:

    aha!

    ive had a few of them moments over the past few months!

    Lovely to see you surfacing on this web of the wide world Joey.

    Great start, niiiiiiiiiice pic and the green looks a bit like bogeys. Trial and error my
    dear!

    Okey dokey hokey pokey

    for now……..

    Steve xxx

    Hmmm… Yes I can see the bogeys thing. Unfortunately however I don’t have the web design skills to adjust that… perhaps I need to chat to the gals at butterfly design…… one step at a time I guess!
    J x

  6. 6vanessarothwell on Oct 24, 2007 at 11:39 am:

    Hi Joey – Congratulations! Can’t wait to hear more about what you are doing and your philosophies.
    Cheers, Vanessa.

    Thanks Vanessa! Keep watching… I’ll be keeping you posted as I suss this thing out! Hope you and Sam are going well with your website design business. Cheers, Joey x

  7. 7jemma on Oct 26, 2007 at 9:27 pm:

    Hi Joey – lovely to see you have your own blog! just wondering if the boat on the Riviera is with you yet? Hope you have heard the dolphins! Love Jemma xx

    Hi Jemma,
    Not on the Riviera yet… but it won’t be long the way things are going! Very excited about it.
    Love x

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