A slippery slope by the money men.

Sure, I would love to place my order, and I would go over the top with what I would choose to eat. The prices were reasonable, the food was fabulous, and so off I would go with throwing caution to the wind again.

3 lessons from Friday socks on a Friday!!

The insight came from a comment from my Son the night before. I was pondering his words on the walk into my work that very same morning. We were coming to terms with a rather frustrating driving test situation where things were repeatedly cancelled due to an ever-changing covid situation and the over bureaucratic nature of one tough administrator. I explained to my Son that we just need to be calm and deal with what we can.

What do you leave behind?

I want to see an iceberg. I want to dance naked in the artic and explore my legacy more because I hope to be windswept and interesting one day.

A whole lot of great music!!

Today, on my thirty-minute walk to work, I switched my mind back to music and to compliment that, I changed my well-worn path. I took a different road into work and passed things I had forgotten that were there. I seen different faces, and I walked with a spring in my step even though the burnt orange leaves of autumn were littering the sidewalk of the back roads that I danced along.

A breakthrough moment that led to a breakthrough video…

As the daylight came into vogue and the seasonal picture emerged, I got more and more comfortable. I was warm, and from my advantage point, I could enjoy the feeling without any exposure to the extreme snowfall and freezing conditions.

Time to kill with the book!!

I don’t fully understand what happened with my thought pattern, but it is interesting. I was thinking it through but not really, and then something from somewhere made me jump the gun and boom, I had the book, and I was striding toward the cafe with a spring in my step.

The beautiful success of positive self talk!!

“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.” 

The power of creating and sharing!!

It has made me a stronger person because I get to complete stuff, which doesn’t stop just at creating content. It has set me up with a mindset for life and given me new tools to cope with life challenges and focus on getting things done.

When in doubt, quote it out…

…about the need to keep going but to keep refining. Getting started is easy, maintaining the momentum way past seven is difficult. people quit because it isn’t perfect or they are not as good as the others…

Your time is non-refundable.

As a youth, with his words about life being long, I heard him telling me not to make mistakes and choose wisely. Now, as an adult, I hear his words paint a picture of the ills of procrastination. Of wasting time wishing for what could have been, what I should have done or what I missed or deserved.

Tattoo or two?

That sentence above in BOLD was the response from my partner – who associates tattoos with gangsters!! A long story cut short, she grew up in a city in China and, well, Levi jeans and tattoos were the images given to the rebellious character within the literature at that time. 

An hour spent invested in nothing.

Doing nothing is impossible – try it. You will find out that achieving the myth of nothing is not a possibility. My teacher was wrong – I was doing something.

Just f***ing Laugh. Do it.

It is not just Billy. It is many of the best comedians. They have that system to throw out the laughter so that it spreads like a positive virus. Good comedians make me laugh, but great comedians, I am sure, rewrite my brain chemistry and change my mental synapsis.

Three words to guide happiness.

It was a straight-up, in-your-face question tossed my direction from a close friend, and I started my answer with three simple words. I paused first, for effect, thought about how to land my point and then I said…

Why gratitude is important.

Kathy was a phenomenal coach, leader and mentor, and I wish I would have taken the time to thank her for what she quietly taught me. I am so grateful for having worked with her, and I am so grateful that I know the power of gratitude.

Social media is not all that Social.

Manage what you read online with the same protective swagger you would promote if you were an adult walking past the crazy on the street corner of your childhood home.