Had a great evening last night listening to Peter Spann and John Gray do their thing.
John Gray is of course Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. A bit like watching Niles Crane from Frasier! Good talk, not much new from the original book, and he should be good, he's been saying the same thing for 15 years, but what he says really resonates with the audience and me. He's taken it to the hormonal and brain level, to back up his ideas. Men and Women differ significantly in their hormone levels, what those hormones do, and how their brains work when scanned.
Men have at least 20 times the testosterone of women. Men go moody when their testosterone drops. They get it back up by doing things like watching TV!! Men are tired/exhausted but happy. Women are not!! When a woman is tired she still has dopamine (which keeps her thinking) and not enough serotonin to keep her happy.
The best point of the evening was when John Gray asked the women if they want to know how to keep a man happy. Answer - "Be Happy"
All men want is for their partner to be happy, because the men take credit for their partner's happiness!!
So a man is happy if his partner is happy. That is so true. But here's the twist. If a man is happy, does that make his partner happy?
She's too busy with the dopamine and low serotonin to have time for his happiness, and besides, men fix things and leave them unless they go wrong. Women want to improve things!!!
And then there was Peter Spann - Look at me, I'm very rich, you're not very rich, let me show you how I became rich!! A great down to earth speaker, with all his flaws. Just two words to sum his talk up.....Compound Interest. He gave some great tips.
1.Just Do It - Make some mistakes, don't over analyse but keep learning from your mistakes.
3.Don't sell, hold
Simple really. I'm sure there are other qualities that makes someone as financially successful as him in such a short time. But one thing he did point out is that he prefers dealing with dumb investors. Why? Because they do what they're told and don't over intellectualise and procrastinate, and not do anything.
Great speakers. All in all I'd much rather be me than them. I can learn a lot from listening to people like Peter Spann and John Gray. We were asked to think what we'd do with a large amount of money.For me;
1.Buy a large house overlooking the sea.
2.Financial Security for the family, and choice for the kids.
2.Buy time. Money would buy me time to do what I want. I love what I do and wouldn't give up work. I don't see it as work. Most wealthy people don't see work as work. The only thing I'd change are more flexibility on the hours and mode of transport.
I don't even want a flash car.
Annie does though!! Damn Women.