Thursday, February 2, 2012 — —— — —— — —— — —— — —— — —— — — Winter Edition #202

Russell R. Shippee
Author, Speaker, Navigator

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I'm plugging back in!

I am writing this letter as I wait for the ferry to take me to St Thomas where I will board a plane for Boston.

Our vacation was perfect. Now, it is time to plug back in. For me it's not work, as I so enjoy what I do. My work is fun for me, and I hope yours is for you.

Thanks again for all the feedback on the book. There certainly are some interesting responses. This is the last time I will ask so, if you haven't, please do send me your thoughts. I appreciate it. Yes, you do have something of value to add.

There is little value in unplugging if you are not plugged in to start. See the quotations this week. Be sure you are plugged in and moving forward. Then, and only then, when you unplug will you feel how great it is.

We did yoga with Angelia in St John. It's a wonderful exercise and I am going to do more of it. If you haven't tried it do so. It's for everyone, at their own pace, and it just makes you feel good as well as giving you flexibility.

Next week I want to tell you about Josephine. You'll wish you were she. Don't miss next week.

The TeleSeminars (listed below) are for YOU. Be sure to enroll. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain. If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten. Yup, it’s true.


DOES YOUR BUCKET LIST LEAK? is heading for publication in 2012! Sub-titles include: How to Take Control, Chart Your Future and Overflow with Passion and Purposeand— You Don't Need to Feel Drained by Life - Ever Again. As I work on these important details, your feedback is critical and greatly appreciated. So please take a moment to answer the 3 simple, yet important, questions on the left.


"Drifting, without aim or purpose, is the first cause of failure."

Napoleon Hill

"Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure."

George Edward Woodberry

"Your real purpose in life is to develop yourself. To successfully do this you must always be working towards a goal. "

Bob Proctor

"There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations "

Benjamin Disraeli


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Can you unplug yourself?

No email. No texting. No cell phone.

We are so connected it makes one wonder if we are too connected. Can you unplug? Can you relax, sit on a beach, climb a mountain or do the adventure of your dreams?

Unplugging, you’ll spend time with yourself, nature, and those near you. Thre are also benefits for those from whom you unplug. Distance makes the heart grow fonder. Remember, when we die, we are unplugged.

I’m in day 2 of no email as I write this. To a great extent, I don’t miss it. I’m willing to release the addiction in a trial. We’ll see how it all goes. We’ll see. I’ll stop writing and then write again at the end.

It’s now day seven. I went three days without email. Yes, I did take a quick peak for any urgent items, but didn’t open or read any. Amazingly, I lived, the world kept turning, and no one called to say they missed me. How could that be? Well!

The problem is that, while still away, I went back to the connection. Each morning and evening I checked and responded to my emails. Some fun, some business, and family. Was it worth it?

I handled business issues and kept things moving and that feels good to me and those with whom I work. I was able to get a newsletter published. Good things and things I enjoyed doing and being part of. I had the connection, the time, and the desire.

Now I wonder about a trip where there is no connection. I can do it. I will do it when the right trip presents itself.

To unplug is great. It’s a great lesson, it’s a great release, and it’s great knowing you can do it. The world won’t come to an end, and some will miss you.

Most important is the recharging you gain in letting go and changing your routine. The change refreshes. That’s one of the great values of a vacation.

While away relaxing, some of my best ideas come to me. I make notes and then let them go. When you make a note you can then allow it to drift out of your mind, to be remembered again when needed. It frees your mind to make a note and then let it go.

The value of a vacation and unplugging is to release all that stuff spinning around in our heads all the time. It’s a release, it’s cleansing, and it’s refreshing. Try it and you’ll like it.