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How To Become Addicted to Deliberate Oxygen

I am becoming addicted to this. I feel guilty about doing it, and try to do it when no-one is watching. But that’s my problem. This is a wonderful addiction- and I am doing it right now. Want to join me?

You see, I am alone, four hours south of Sydney. I am alone to feed my lovely new addiction. I don’t have the courage to do it very often, but my family has sent me away now to take a double dose. Want to know what I am doing?

The One Shocking Thought I Want To Leave You With This Year

Another year draws to a close. Another year of learning, growth, hard work. As you head to end of year breaks though, remember this powerful message from me to you. Beware. It might shock.

Yes, yes. I know. My usual headline. “Shocked me…changed my life….secret to success….blah blah blah…..” I do struggle a bit to come up with new ways to capture attention and get you to click on, to read on, to make a comment, to share. But here’s the point. Close to 7,000 people receive Possums every week. And on average, around 3,500 of you actually read the bloody thing- every week. From all over the world.

So as you head to the break, one final thought from me.

If You Don’t Want To be a Loser-Do This-Often

I have just done something so extraordinary for me that I am in shock. When I realized I’d done it, I was embarrassed, for a moment. Ok- in truth I usually do it at night. But today I did it in broad daylight, and in public! Have I gone absolutely fricken mad? No- and here’s why.

I think it was in John Grisham’s ‘The Firm’ that I read about the crazy world of high powered, dog eat dog lawyers, where each tried to out-do the other by billing more hours. No-one went on holiday because someone would knife you if you did, and take your job. Or was it a ‘Wall Street’ era story? Does not matter. Point is, if you are as paranoid and insecure as me, you’re always petrified that unless you put it in relentlessly, and kick goals constantly, you’re somehow going to be found out as a pretender and get the big boot out the door, into a world of selling bananas on street corners.

And that’s why I was so shocked when I realized what I had done, in bright sunlight, just an hour ago. . I quickly comforted myself with this reassurance, given to me by a media tycoon three years ago. It’s powerful. And so basic.