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Personal Musings – The Power of Love

We live in crazy times.....and love is the answer.

This would have to be one of the most difficult blog/video posts I have produced in over a decade. After seeing everything that has transpired around the world over the last few weeks, I felt compelled to put my thoughts down on the issue of racism, equality and the sanctity of life.

Compelled you may ask? Yes, compelled. I’m a firm believer that there is something amoral when men and women of good conscience remain silent in times like this. For that reason, I have decided to share with you my thoughts via the medium of my blog.

I do apologize that the video is a little longer than normal, but I must admit that I found myself struggling to articulate some of my emotions as I came to grips with the shocking reality that has befallen us.

You see, I have a dream. That dream is that humanity puts aside the bigotry, animosity and hate and embraces the soul defining power that is love. The bonds of love that unshakably ties each of us together in our humanity is far stronger than any other force that may be brought to bear against it.

I hope you have a great weekend.
Michael

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I'm pretty rabidly non-political, in that I believe the entire system as we know it (at least here in the US, I can't really speak... Read More
22 June 2020
mgilmour
I agree, we need to stop speaking about colour and view everyone with compassion in our heart as fellow human beings. That being s... Read More
23 June 2020
caelfelixjoseph
I really love this content! Love is everything thank you so much, Michael, for this more of Saturday musing and more power to you,... Read More
22 June 2020
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My Life Principles

The three principles that I have built my life upon.

When I was twenty something, I went on a quest to try and find a series of life principles that would carry me through the rest of my life. I needed the principles to be timeless, practical and all encompassing.

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In this video I relate the three principles that I have endeavored to rigorously apply to my life. I’ve found them to be liberating, powerful and a beacon for me to follow in every circumstance that I have found myself in.

I hope you enjoy what I share and find some merit in applying these principles to your own life. If you’ve found the video thought provoking then don’t forget to leave a comment, like or subscribe.

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Wolftalker
Sounds like a plan
14 June 2020
mgilmour
Thank you for your comment.
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Saturday Musings – Carpe Diem?

When should we seize the day?

The Latin phrase “Carpe diem” was made famous by the movie “The Dead Poets Society” where the late Robin Williams stars as a teacher that inspires students to “Seize the Day!” That sounds great but which opportunities should we seize, and which should we leave?

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Don’t get me wrong, I loved the movie, but I’ve found that too many people have a FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) attitude where if they don’t “Seize the day” then they’ll never receive another opportunity ever again. This attitude is completely wrong and promotes bad decision making.

In this video I discuss a number of the methods that I use to assess opportunities. Some may be worthy of seizing while others can just be let go….and without any sort of fear. I hope you enjoy the video and I would encourage you to leave a comment, send me a message or just like it.

Have a great weekend.
Michael

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Saturday Musings - Being Grateful

What are you grateful for?

We have so much to be grateful for. From the mundane turning of a tap to see water pour out of the faucet to our friends and family.

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In this world of the 24-hour news cycle it often feels like we are being deluged with bad news. This video is about good news. I share some of the things that I’m grateful for in my life. I have some good news for you. It does something to your soul when you share with others what you’re grateful about…..it also inspires others to do likewise.

COVID-19 may be the fodder of the media empires, but the stuff of life is all around us in our relationships with one another, our jobs, hobbies and the fact there is food on the table. This is good news and we must not lose sight of this fact.

I would encourage you to reflect on what you’re grateful for in your life. In fact, don’t just reflect, share with others here in the comments or on my Youtube video comments.Don’t hold the love in, share it with us all and then pass on the video. Hopefully you get the sense that there is at least one Australian that wants to hear good news rather than the endless bad news we see to be fed.

Have a great weekend.
Michael

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I couldn't pass this by. I would have to say I am grateful for meeting a wonderful, very smart guy on the game FireFall, Michael... Read More
31 May 2020
mgilmour
As always, you inspire me to continue to blog. It's been a privilege to get to know you in a game and then in person here.....BTW,... Read More
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Rawgi
I had seen where that game was a bit of problems, but they seem to have found and resolved what it was. I will definitely check ... Read More
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Saturday Musings - A Day in the Life of Michael Gilmour...

What do you do each day?

I’ve had a number of people ask me what my typical day looks like and in this article, I thought I’d open up about the life and times of yours truly. So how many hours do I work, what do I do and how do I manage all the various demands for my time. I would like to say it’s easy, but the reality it’s not.

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Each workday I’m up at 7am and spend about 20 minutes reflecting about the different aspects of my life and thinking about big issues such as character. Don’t picture me sitting cross legged on the floor….I’m more likely in a comfortable chair staring outside and doing some serious thinking. I find this time very refreshing and gets me centered on what’s important.....what I don't want to do is climb the ladder of success to find it's leaning against the wrong wall.

About 7:20 I then dive into a topic I’m interested in. This may be reading a book, watching a Youtube video or studying something online. I typically use this time to get a picture of what is happening in the broader business/economic/political environment. For instance, would COVID-19 impact the domain monetization industry was something that I started researching back in January.

At 8am I’m checking ParkLogic’s daily numbers. I do this every day and zero in on any issues that I think may be problematic for a partner or client that the rest of the team needs to investigate. It could also result in things such as an idea to improve results for clients.

After this, I check my email, skype messages and the like. Any additional issues are identified and forwarded on to the person most suitable to take that task on. Any client/partner tasks are added to a tracking system we have built in SalesForce…..I really don’t like to forget issues.

I then examine my own “things to do list” and allocate time for those I plan on doing that week/day. My typical things end up being as varied as clients, business development, legal work, administration, marketing or even technical development.

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