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ATTN: From The Outbox of Mike Vardy

Metaphors That Matter

Published about 1 year ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader,

"The best way to learn something is to teach it to someone else." - W. Timothy Gallwey, author of The Inner Game of Tennis.

My first book, The Front Nine: How to Start The Year You Want Anytime You Want, uses the sport of golf as a metaphor for approaching time and productivity in a manner of phases so that you can essentially begin your year whenever you want – it's not nearly as impactful as The Inner Game of Tennis.

Gallwey's book explores the mental and emotional aspects of tennis, and how they can be applied to life, with the goal of helping readers overcome self-doubt, let go of judgment, and be present in the moment.

What I love about the use of that metaphor is that it opens up the readers' minds to new ideas and perspectives. It's a lot like how some comedians
are able to disarm their audiences through laughter and educate them while entertaining them. George Carlin did this in years' past and Bill Burr does this now. (Note: Burr's comedy is NSFW)

The Inner Game of Tennis is a book worthy of your time and attention. It's a must-read for anyone seeking to develop a more focused and relaxed mindset and to gain a deeper understanding of the power of the mind and how to harness it to achieve their goals. The book offers timeless wisdom that continues to inspire and empower readers today.

I hope that my writing does – and will do – the same.

See you later,
Mike

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ATTN: From The Outbox of Mike Vardy

by Mike Vardy

Every week Mike Vardy (aka The Productivityist) shares ideas, insights, and inspiration designed to improve your relationship with time and help you stop "doing" productive and start being productive.

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