Tuesday, June 19, 2018

#TMITuesday: June 19, 2018 - Take a Look at Me Now.




1. What was your biggest worry five years ago, do you still have that same worry or feel the same about it at this minute?
~ That my wife was going to blow all that money she made from selling her company. Suddenly she was an 'angel investor' and 'seeding startups'. She lost $1.5m in the first venture she backed, despite it looking promising (it was) it all went pear shaped. I still have similar fears but I have resigned myself to the fact that it is her money (in the sense that I can't get half unless I file for divorce) so she can blow it if she wants to. She doesn't want to of course, but some of her investments decisions/strategies do not align with mine.

2. Do you have a positive or negative body image? What factors contribute to your self body image?
a. advertisements
b. media and social media
c. comments from others
d. introspection and analysis of self
~ All of the above! And it's mostly negative, if that wasn't already clear. I used to be happy with myself, and even thought I was a good catch. Now, not so much.

3. How confident are you as a person?
a. no confidence at all
b. confident around friends and family
c. confident at work, and in my job
d. very confident in my surroundings – work, social settings, with strangers
~ I'm fine around people I've known a long time but I have minimal interest in meeting new people. I have no new stories to tell. My wife is the complete opposite - she loves meeting new people. And winning them over ie making them love her.

4. How creative a person are you? Why?
a. not creative
b. average creativity
c. creative in some situations
d. very creative
~ Again, I used to be very creative in my younger years but now... not so much. My daughter seems to have inherited the gene from me. All she cares about is her art.

5. Do you resent things being uncertain and unpredictable? Why?
a. agree
b. undecided or don’t know
c. disagree
~ I do now, but didn't used to be. Now I am older and wiser. 'Resent' is probably the wrong word - I totally expect things to be uncertain or unpredictable and I plan accordingly! What I have learned over the years is that human nature follows certain patterns. Once you can see these then nothing will really phase you.

Bonus: What do you wish you had invented?
~ I often see things that were things I had thought of but didn't get off my ass and make happen. So thats on me. I have an idea for an App that I think is a winner, but I'm not telling you because someone may steal the idea - and make it happen before I get off my ass and make it happen!!
I wish I had invented Post It Notes - who knew that would be a thing?


4 comments:

  1. Oh goodness lost 1.5m - what I could do with a third of that - still as u say it was hers to earn so hers to lose ...

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    1. Well, its still a significant chunk of money. And it used to all be joint wealth way back when I was the one making it and she wasn't. But let's not talk about money because its all relative...

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  2. Post It notes are one of those things that makes everyone go "why didn't I think of that?"

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    1. Yes - and I think that about a lot of things.

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