A Two Finger Confession

Yesterday I was interviewed by a reporter for a major newspaper here where I’m visiting family.

Nerissa was there and decided to offer an exclusive news bit to the writer.

I held my breath, not knowing what she was going to reveal.

“Nobody knows this about Joe,” Nerissa began, “but he types all of his books, emails, blog posts and everything else with just two fingers.”

The reporter laughed. I have no idea yet if it will get in her story or not but it’s true.

I type everything, including this post, with my two index fingers.

This should be proof that you don’t need to know everything or be perfect at everything in order to accomplish a lot.

I’m pretty fast with two fingers.

And apparently if I were any faster, no one could keep up with my output.

Ao Akua,


PS – What could you accomplish if you just used your current abilities?


  1. September 1, 2007 at 10:20 am

    This is great info Joe! How many people have a book inside themselves, but say to themselves ” I could never write a book because I can’t type fast.”

    Just goes to show what can happen if you don’t let a limiting belief control your destiny.


  2. Matthew Maguire-Reply
    September 1, 2007 at 11:17 am

    That was a tremendous question to end this with. I’m always so focused on improving my abilities, which is perfectly fine, but I don’t focus so much on the value of my CURRENT abilities so much. As I said, a very good question to redirect focus. Thanks Joe.

  3. September 2, 2007 at 4:11 am

    Join the club Joe.

    My kids all take the mick, but they have a job to keep up with their fingers flailing all over the place.

    They seem to spend more time going back doing corrections. Then the programme slows as too many conflicting requests are made at the same time.

    Up the tortoises.


  4. September 2, 2007 at 5:48 am

    oh my God. This is hilarious!!!!!! I am trying to imagine how that works. I will try. i am trying to imgine how that works. i am now typing with two fingers. wow. cool. haha. it’s a whole other experience. the mind can only focus on one word at a time. I have to think of the sentence first, then go back and type it. I am still typing with 2 index fingers. the mind works in a whole other way. there is no best way. (though I have to say this way is hard! especially with the SHIFT key!!!!!!!) how funny. we learn all sorts of interesting things on this blog. love, lisa

  5. September 2, 2007 at 7:21 am

    Haha, that’s awesome Joe! Like mentioned earlier, that just goes to show you that ya can’t use excuses for anything in life.

    Like Nike says..”Just Do It!”


  6. September 3, 2007 at 5:31 am

    hi dear Dr Joe!
    I saw ur speech in “The Secret”,there was so Attractive and Influential.
    I want Add ur Blog url in my Web log..Plz come and see my blog(I am Iranian and my blog is In FARSI)my blog is about :Science of Success,Karma,Law of Attraction,Marketing and Religious.my name is Parsa(Parsa Means “good person”and”Benefactor”)and My quote is one the most famous Quran sentence :HASBONALAH VA NEMAL VAKIL(=God is Sufficient for us and he is the best protector)
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  7. Angelo-Reply
    September 4, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    Hey Joe,
    That is awesome!
    Like someone else said above, there are no excuses to getting your message spread to the world even if it means 2 finger typing!
    Keep up the great work!


    P.S. Have you discovered Facebook yet?

  8. September 8, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    I’ve been typing with two fingers for decades.. and others have commented on how amazingly FAST I type and asking “How could you do that with only two fingers?” The answer is.. (Joe knows).. practice.
    Love ya – Happy September

  9. Elaina-Reply
    September 8, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    All I know is you’re good for my serotonin levels…..I can’t stop laughing at your bless.id Wit. I’m so clean right now I had to squeak that out myself! (Zero Limits) You are awesome! Thank you

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