Mental hygiene …..

April 27, 2015 |  by  |  Humour, Linkedin Blog

Billionaire investor and all round good guy Warren Buffet, says that when things aren’t adding up in his life, he starts subtracting.













This means taking out the mental trash, and having an emotional scrub to eliminate the inessential and get rid of toxic relationships.

When Mike Flint – Buffet’s personal airplane pilot – asked his employer for some career advice, Buffet asked Flint to make a list of his priorities. Flint came back with a list of 25 items.

Buffet then told Flint to focus on the first 5 items and never look at, or pay any attention to, the other 20 items until the first 5 were completed. Items 6 to 25 were put on an Avoid at All Cost List.

Buffet told Flint that spending time on 20 secondary priorities was likely to result in a list of 25 half completed projects, as opposed to 5 completed projects.

If you’ve not already done so this year conduct a mental spring clean.

When the wrong thoughts start leaving your head, it’s amazing how the right things start to happen.

Practicing good mental hygiene creates the right space for success to move in.


Three 5-year-old boys were sitting in the park arguing over whose Dad was the greatest.

One said, “My Dad is the greatest because he’s the town’s Mayor.”

The second boy said, “That’s pretty good, but my Dad owns the biggest hotel in town.”

The third boy said, “That’s nothing, my Dad owns Hell. Before he came back from the pub late last night, my mum said she was going to give it to him.”


Have a great week.


Dr. Mark D. Yates

Dr. Mark D. Yates is a global #1 LinkedIn consultancy business growth specialist, LinkedIn speaker, LinkedIn Sign & LinkedIn training instructor & CEO of Link Business Marketing Ltd. If you need to hire a LinkedIn expert to help you gain profitable business growth, contact him. Tel: UK 0203 390 2013 Email:, connect with him on LinkedIn & Twitter You can view & download his dynamic independent LinkedIn training program at:

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