4 popular, very surprising and easily avoidable habits that are currently making your life difficult, or otherwise may soon make your life difficult

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Processionary Caterpillar Syndrome, Pleasure-Pain Trappings, Unconscious Incompetence, and False Faith

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To start with, the 4 popular, very surprising and easily avoidable habits that are currently making your life difficult, or otherwise may soon make your life difficult, are…

  1. Unconscious Incompetence
  2. Processionary Caterpillar Syndrome
  3. Pleasure-Pain Trappings
  4. False Faith

Before I explain each of them in detail, I like you to note that if you find problems, difficulties or challenges in any aspect of your life, chances are that you are a victim of at least 3 of these habits. Indeed, the 4 habits are intertwined, in that, at any point they all manifest but to different extents and in such a way that each reinforces the others. Getting to know them, especially how to deal with them, will save you time and stress, and get you to be far happier in life than you could imagine for yourself. Also, they are core habits, in that any other habits you can think of can be classified under these 4 core habits.

Let’s take some stock…

  1. Are you rich? How sure are you, and if you are not rich, why are you not rich? What do you know about Financial Freedom? And did you know that you are not truly free, until you are financially free? And that 80 to 90 percent of people (likely including yourself) use the wrong approach to wealth creation and stress themselves needlessly? Yes, most people get it all wrong! One can only hope that you are also not getting it all wrong! And if you are doing it the wrong way, no amount of seeming ‘hardwork’ will get you out of the unfortunate vicious cycle; it will be like climbing fast on a staircase that leads to the wrong apartment, or going on top speed in your car on a road that leads to a different destination than the one you hoped or intended. Indeed, experts have deduced that if we should gather all the money in the system, and distribute that equally among everybody (let’s call that #reset), within just a few months money will flow from those who were poor before the reset, back into the hands of those who were already rich before the reset; so we will be back to almost the exact situation before the reset.
  2. Did you know that education and schooling are not the same thing, and that what goes on in the schools is often not true education? And also that all that you learn in formal school contributes just about 22 percent of your success and greatness in life? That’s why you should never allow school to stand in the way of your education.
  3. What is your idea of a fulfilling life? And on a scale of 1 to 10 (least to most) how truly fulfilled are you? By the way, don’t take (or mistake) high level of education, high position in society, high income level, religiosity (and the likes) for a fulfilling life; many people have all that and more and are still not fulfilled in life. Notice that the question is not just about a fulfilling life (that is subjective) but rather about a truly fulfilling life! Yes, there is a big difference! In any case, did you know that most people live and die unfulfilled? And that most of the ailments people report to the hospitals with are not pathogenic; that is, they are not the effects of disease-causing organisms, but largely by-products of the lack of true fulfillment in life! Indeed, of all the people that go to work every day, only 18 out of 100 (a mere or meagre 18 percent of workers) really feel good about going to work; a whopping 82 percent of people harbour some apprehension when going to work and wish they didn’t have to go to work; a quarter of them actually hate their jobs.
  4. Did you know that there are 5 stages of leadership, and that most people (likely including yourself) operate only at the first stage and cause more harm than good? Indeed, just as a leader is required to develop or grow from the lowest stage to higher stages, he or she is equally expected to carry his people, or his team, alongside from the lowest level of productivity, through 4 stages to the highest stage of productivity. Most keep their people or team at the lowest stage and thus grossly underperform.
  5. Did you know that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change, but then most people use the most ineffective or the least effective method, just because that is popular and thus underperform in education and work? There are 12 main methods of learning, and each has a different efficacy. Most people use the least effective method just because that is popular, often unaware of the more effective methods that are up to 9 times more powerful. Are you and your people not victims?
  6. Et cetera!

All the above (and so many more) happen because of the 4 popular, very surprising and easily avoidable habits that are currently making your life difficult, or otherwise may soon make your life difficult.

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In explaining the 4 popular, very surprising and easily avoidable habits that are currently making your life difficult, or otherwise may soon make your life difficult, I will be sharing very deep secrets about ‘effective living’ that you don’t usually hear about; that may unsettle you a bit but you will quickly get over it and love me for that. Let me share a very interesting incident with you…

Once upon a morning

It was one early Saturday morning; I was still in bed when I saw an incoming phone call from one of my dad’s contemporaries, a very elderly man of immense wisdom. I wondered what the issue could be since it was quite early, besides we had not interacted in a long while; more than one year. I picked up the phone, and hit the answer button with some anxiety; naturally. The pleasantry was short, and I could sense that he really wanted to get to something; apparently he had two related issues to clear with me. The first was a simple question: “Kweku, where can I get a copy of your book?” I quickly answered him with joy, and he went on… “Kweku, you gave me a copy several years ago, but I kept it on my shelves all these years until recently when I decided to read it, and I was amazed at the depth of insights you shared in the book. I subsequently gave it to a lawyer friend of mine to also read, and he was also so amazed that after reading he has given it to his son to also read; I want him to get his personal copy.” Then he dropped another one… “Kweku, permit me to ask you o… how did you come by all those amazing and very practical insights for living that you have shared in the book; they are rare!” I took in a deep breath and then explained to him how that it had taken me more than 7 years of intensive research and development to come up with that book, and what had triggered that project in the first place; a link to the full story regarding that research project (My Story) is at seersapp.com/davidegyir. That extent of research and development is the only way I could thus come up with the right answers to life’s deepest questions and mysteries; answers that work, especially for those seeking faster, safer, and more effective means to better wealth, better health, true happiness, and enviable peace!

You will love what Uncle Ebo (Mr. James Ebo Whyte; CEO of ‘Roverman Productions,’ and of JoyFM’s ‘Food for thought’ fame) and Capt. Rtd. Prince Kofi Amoabeng (one time the most respected CEO, and the overall Best Entrepreneur of the year, among others) say; Uncle Ebo says: “For me, as one who has spent a lifetime searching and raising writers, I am thrilled that there seems to be an emergence of a crop of new and young writers in Ghana who have something worthwhile to say and David Egyir is definitely one of them“. And Mr. Amoabeng also says: “David has done well in coming up with a book that should help the youth and practitioners in the small to medium scale enterprises (SME) sector, especially. The approach is good; it really sets you prepared so as not to take things for-granted

The 4 popular, very surprising and easily avoidable habits that are currently making your life difficult, or otherwise may soon make your life difficult (including the examples and sequels) are from my books. And the above words of Uncle Ebo and Mr Amoabeng are just brief excerpts from the forewords they wrote for the books; for the full Foreword by Uncle Ebo you may click here, and for the full Foreword by Mr Amoabeng you may click here.

I have noticed that wherever I have given any of my pet presentations, people look at me with wonder. One young man who got very close to me after sitting in a number of my presentations, later on had the courage to ask me: “Dave, how did you get to become this way?” A husband and wife approached me after a presentation in Europe and offered to be representatives and take steps to get their government to introduce the body of knowledge I share into the country’s educational curriculum, seeing the transformational impact that could make in their country (one which is supposedly already developed). I did a quick presentation after a PTA meeting, and the first reaction was: “It looks like you have brought us answers to all the issues we discussed at this PTA meeting; is it mystical? Is it spiritual?” One of my bank managers I gave a complementary copy of my book to, upon reading the book, quizzed: “Dave, why don’t you stop everything else and go into full-time writing?” It makes a lot of sense to go into full time writing; looking at the tremendous impact my writing and other presentations make; for now I combine writing with Architecture and building buildings because I believe in having multiple streams of income, though I favour passive streams of income more than active streams of income.

Topical examples

I will start with Unconscious Incompetence; starting with Unconscious Incompetence will offer the opportunity for me to treat 4 of my favourite topics:

  1. Wealthy Habits : How to create significant wealth, with little or no capital of your own, and without burning yourself out with stress
  2. Time Saver : How you can easily get more things done in a month than you or most people could ordinarily get done in a year; without stressing or burning yourself out
  3. True Leader : Why you need so many people around you in order to achieve truly great and significant success; how to get the people to be exceptionally happy being around you, and how to get them to cooperate with you and with one another at their highest levels of efficiency and productivity; all with relatively little effort on your part
  4. Brainy Acts : The simplest, fun-filled and most effective way to learn and get the most out of write-ups and other presentations and be able to easily remember the facts / details

These are topical examples I will major on to illustrate or reiterate the harmful habit of Unconscious Incompetence. You will be shocked at how much we have taken for-granted over the years! I go LIVE with detailed discussion of the 4 habits, and these topical examples and more, so subscribe to Seers TV channel on YouTube, like Seers Voice page on Facebook, and most importantly join the Seers Community : seersapp.com/seers ; you will receive an alert anytime I’m going live, or when I post a new similarly insightful publication.

Now, what is Unconscious Incompetence all about?

Let’s proceed with a little intellectual exercise; please scroll down to the bottom of the page till you see a button labelled ‘Squares’ then click on that button to proceed with the exercise.

How did that exercise feel? Well, unconscious incompetence is… “Not knowing what you don’t know, and still being fine while oblivious.” Especially, thinking that you know enough, just because you have experience, certificates and / or titles, and thus despising complementary knowledge. This is probably the biggest source of problems or difficulties for people who have gone through the formal education system.

I have taken time to put together a presentation that talks more about this surprising source of problems or difficulties, and what to do about it; with diagrams and other graphic illustrations; help you deal with it purposefully and completely. I am going LIVE ONLINE with all the insights on SATURDAY 2ND JULY 2022 at 11:00AM. To be part of this amazing experience, click the link below…

It’s time to share; really share!

Together, let’s help other people. Well, most people are not truly fulfilled in life, to the extent that most of the ailments people report to the hospitals with are not pathogenic; i.e. they are not the effects of disease-causing organisms, but largely by-products of the lack of true fulfillment in life. And other unfortunate situations as earlier hinted. Indeed, years of research into human and organisational performance factors has revealed worrying trends in the lives of individuals, organisations, and society as a whole; most of the issues are not openly discussed, but come up in people’s prayers, and when they are in sessions with their pastors, consultants, and other potential helpers; in essence, a lot of people (and organisations) live a lie!

I have a firm conviction that many lives will transform positively when they get to see this presentation, and the world will be a much better place for all of us; so kindly share this presentation. Social share buttons are further below.

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David K Egyir

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An Architect, a Designer, and a Life Coach; passionate about harnessing his true or hidden potential, and helping so many people to also harness their true or hidden potential; having observed that the greatest tragedy in life is that majority of people have accepted to be less than they were born to be and are thus accomplishing far less than their true capabilities and living unfulfilling lives. To that end, he authored (wrote) PURPOSE COMPASS, THE EAGLE IN YOU, RICHMATIX, and other amazing books, and more than 50 articles; on how to live a highly productive and a truly fulfilling life. And he organises training seminars and workshops for the benefit of individuals, groups and organisations. He is the Lead Founder of Seers, Associate of Arthro Synergeio, Lay Preacher of The Methodist Church Ghana, Global Lead Advocate of Zing4Life! and Volunteer Mentor with iMentor Ghana. Dave (as affectionately called by many) understands life thoroughly and shares amazingly liberating insights from a uniquely empowering perspective. He is the best coach for excelling in #Educationincreasing your #Income, eliminating #Stress, and enjoying true #Fulfillment in life. Dave is married, and is a father of two. To see more about him you may click here. To get in touch with Dave or to follow him on social media you may click here. #DaveGuidesDaily | To support Dave's writing & life-coaching social ministry you may click here. #SeersFoundation | To be part of Dave's live sessions online at 20.30 GMT on Sundays you may click here. #TimeWithSeers |
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One: Sometimes you need someone to show you the obvious, and oftentimes… the not so obvious! Credit to ZigZiglar

Two: Education and schooling are not the same thing. What goes on inside the schools is often not education. And the results may well be that it reduces productive capacity rather than to increase it. Credit to Prof Sir William Arthur Lewis

Three: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Credit to Prophet Hosea

Four: The illiterates of the future are not those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn! Credit to Alvin Toffler

Five: The greatest obstacle to progress is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge. Credit to Daniel Boorstin

Six: When you know the right things, the boundaries around your life suddenly disappear. Credit to Brian Sher

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