Red Ocean or Blue Ocean? How do you think?

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5 thoughts on “Red Ocean or Blue Ocean? How do you think?

  1. Dysthymia:

    It was a pleasure to reply to you! I’m so happy to be able to connect with people, and to share ideas! No worries about reading the book promptly, I understand that life happens and we must still live in it! I’ve been out of town and unable to even look at my emails and blog!

    I’ve added the disclaimer… and you’re right, it’s important to put in in! 🙂

    Peace! Looking forward to hearing from you!


  2. Thank you so much for introducing me to the idea of the Blue Ocean! I’d never heard of it before.. It’s certainly the way I view the world (despite suffering from major depression, which I’ve lived with for years, and have learnt ways to cope with). Part of learning to live with my depression was, weirdly, deciding to be my own boss and starting business. Unfortunately the first time round didn’t quite work out (I was one of the overwhelming start-ups which “fail”) but that hasn’t deterred me, and I’m almost ready to have a second shot. I look forward to reading your book.


    • Dysthymia:

      The Blue Ocean concept isn’t my coinage, but from a previous boss actually! I love it too! It seems to embody so much of what I’ve learned and so much of what I’m trying to practice in my own life. I feel for you when you say you suffer from major depression, I’ve suffered too, but more with what’s called situational depression, even though my situation remained unchanged for years! It took me years of hard work, to learn tools, and a long time to remember to keep putting them into practice, to slowly feel better and better.

      I saw your disclaimer page, and feel this will be a good thing to add to my blog too, (even though I have it in the book), so people can see that what I write is what the scientific and medical community will classify as ‘anecdotal’. So, thank you for this inspiration!

      Our personal stories, our lessons, though they may be ‘anecdotal’, are helpful and useful to other people, for I too have learned some great lessons this way!

      I’ve had a couple of businesses, which served me well for a period of time. There are many reasons a business will fail, but as Henry Ford said, “Failure is an opportunity to begin again more intelligently!”

      There are many opportunities and each one brings us lessons! Some of us apparently signed up for the extra heaping helpings of life lessons! …But look at us! Blogging, writing, reaching out and helping! So there are no failures if we have learned the lessons we were supposed to learn from that experience… the only failure is to have gone through something and not to have been changed by it at all, or not to have pulled the flower from it!

      I look forward to hearing from you after you have read the book! I’d love to hear your insights and feedback!

      Wishing you well on your journey! May it be awesome! …and abundant!


      • Thank you! 🙂 Your comment was generous both in tone and in length – you took the time to truly reply – I thank you for it. I will indeed be in touch once I’ve read the book. It won’t be in the next 24h as I have something of a ‘reading list’ on the go at the moment, but you will be hearing from me.
        Take care – and thanks again. 🙂


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