I hope all is well with you.
It’s the first newsletter of the year, so I’d better start by wishing you…Happy New Year!
Whether 2015 *is* happy or not, well that’s mostly down to you.
I’ve been writing about the New Year for many, many years – you can type New Year, or Resolutions into the search box on the right to bring up the articles (or you could buy my book ‘Transform Your Life in 21 Days!’) 😉
Decide. Decide for yourself. Then act on the decision.
So, what’s caught my eye in the first week? These 3 stories…
Firstly, I saw that the top 10 best selling albums in the UK were all by British acts, which is the first time that’s ever happened. A lot of people poo poo the current acts, but the British music industry is a world leader, and has been for a long time.
Having worked in it for many years, I know how much money it generates, how much employment it delivers. Plus, of course, a lot of pleasure to a lot of people. I for one would like to see a lot less poo pooing of acts simply because some people don’t happen to like them!
Secondly I saw that there was a big discovery of silver by a treasure hunter. Treasure hunters have an image of going round fields in their anoraks, getting excited when their metal detector goes over an old tin can.
That image has developed because for a lot of detectors, that is what happens, but since I wrote a book about how to profit from passions, and my ‘Transform’ book is about following what you enjoy, more power to the treasure hunters I say!
In this case, it wasn’t an old tin can that was found, but a huge stash of sliver coins, dated at 1,000 years old. They were in great condition too, probably buried as mint, so the only people that had handled them were the person that made them, and the person that buried them!
As someone who owns pieces of solid silver myself, I can appreciate the aesthetic value of these – the actual value is probably around £1 million, to be split between the landowner and the person that discovered them.
The third story that caught my attention gave me probably my biggest laugh of the year so far…
Although not to Kanye West fans, it would seem. There were posts on twitter from his fans praising him for helping unknown artists! Another one said ‘don’t know who the f*** this Paul McCartney is, but he’ll get a career on the back of this’
Now, since then, a story has appeared that the people knew all along who McCartney is, that they were just having a laugh and the rest of us took the bait…
It could have been a joke though – oh, it’s too confusing, I’m just going to enjoy the smile it brought to my face when I read it.
Ok, that’s it for today – starting the year with music, passion and having fun – sounds a good way to go. Let me know what you think, and if you think others would enjoy the newsletter, please do share, I’d appreciate the extra coverage.