Turn words into work

When he was in second grade, Harry Truman came down with a rare bacterial infection that paralyzed his arms and legs. The boy who could hardly stand to be indoors was suddenly and helplessly bedridden. “That’s when he started reading,” Truman’s sister recalled. “He couldn’t do anything else.” He read so much that when, miraculouslyContinue reading “Turn words into work”

Dance with the Energy of the Universe

You see the world that you have made, but you do not see yourself as the image-maker gabrielle bernstein We care so much about what other people think, yet we seldom slow down long enough to examine our own thoughts. We need to think about what we think. Marcus Aurelius was amazed by how easilyContinue reading “Dance with the Energy of the Universe”

our desire for control

We want to have everything the way we want it yet we don’t realize that this is the source of our anxiety. Before COVID-19 we felt that we had more control, because we had more choices. We could go out freely to the malls, go out to dinner, take our kids to the park, getContinue reading “our desire for control”

Is your past keeping you stuck?

I recently started a re-read of Napoleon Hill’s ‘Grow Rich with Peace of Mind.’ Marketing genius Dan Kennedy calls this Napoleon Hill’s best book. I understand why Dan would say that this is his best book because of the experience and learning that must have taken place between when ‘Think and Grow Rich’ was firstContinue reading “Is your past keeping you stuck?”

the hard work is the shortcut

We look for shortcuts like this all the time: Yet when pursuing mastery it’s often more than four simple steps. For anything I’ve ever had to master it involved: Practice Repetition Revision Iteration More practice Making mistakes Redoing Revising You get the picture. No straight lines. Always a learning curve. Some curves steeper than others.Continue reading “the hard work is the shortcut”

don’t wait…

Many times we remain stuck, mostly because we want guarantees that our next step will bring us exactly what we want. We want control. Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman share: We don’t control many of the things we pursue in life – yet we become angry, sad, hurt, scared or jealous when we don’t getContinue reading “don’t wait…”

the oyster understanding

Oysters weren’t really in my head today, until I wished a two year old “Happy Birthday” on Facebook. Ellie was sitting atop a table as if she were in charge with a firm handle on her two year old life. “Congratulations!” I told Ellie. “The world is your oyster.” For someone so young, with soContinue reading “the oyster understanding”

How is this Going to Affect Me?

We always have a choice in how we are going to respond to any situation. Yesterday I was thrown off my game because I chose to be rattled by a text in the morning and I let it consume me for a couple of hours: I discussed it with 3 friends and commiserated with myContinue reading “How is this Going to Affect Me?”