Examining Goals

There is nothing that can be done about setting the wrong goals, except change them. For some people that is hard to do. It is hard because they are so focused on those set goals and do not realize they are the wrong goals. For some it is hard because they feel like they would…

Story Telling

Do you know a good story? Do you have a good story? Do you have  a definition of a good story? A good story will do one major thing that is connecting with the audience. Everything in the story will work to make that connection. Once the connection is made then the story will get the…

WAKE UP

It is 4:46AM I have been awake for about 10 minutes and I am not sure we could call that awake. The only reason that matters is I am awake. I am moving and completing my morning routine; drinking coffee and writing this blog. That is when WAKE UP became an acronym. (I have nothing really…

Another Version of You

I was listening to a panel conversation with Norman Leer, and he said something to the effect that he realizes people are just another version of him, we are all the same. We are all human. We: live, love, feel pain, desire, hope and hate.  Please Just Pause A Moment And Consider The people who…

Have the Right Focus

When you know what the problem is you can stop focusing on it. I feel like that sentence is sufficient, but this is a blog. Let’s make sure we are on the same page. For example, you run out of money. Think about it, talking about it, and thinking about where the money went will…

The Path You Take

Picking your fate isn’t going to be easy. In fact, it will be tested, it will look like losing and in the end only you will be able to tell if it was worth it. Some of us have to move in a new direction, we cannot follow the common trail that everyone else is…

Can You Imagine That?

Can you see it? A better future for everyone. A future where war is unthinkable. A future where violence is never a solution or means of power. A future where everyone regardless of age, gender, or race is safe from harm. Could you imagine a future where poverty isn’t a life threatening issue? Could you imagine a future where education is based…

Idea Hunter

I am going on a hunt. Not for animals, but ideas, methods, better questions. I will collect them, apply them, put them to the test, and when I am done I will write about it. I suggest you do the same. Not to write about it, but use new ideas to put you closer to…

Fixing Mistakes

I have to remind myself that fixing mistakes doesn’t require time travel. But it does require effort and change. Life is full of redo’s and makeup work, we are not doomed to failure because we got something wrong. You can start over, try again, or do something new. It’s Monday as of this posting. People…

Reflection on Blogging

I have a peculiar way of writing.  I notice it when I go back and read it. There is no smooth introduction into the topic. Instead, it is a a rough assertion of a truth, question, or statement that feels like we were in the middle of a conversation.  The subjects are rough and sometimes the…

When an Employer Asks For Loyalty

There is a warning flag that goes off when I am in an interview.  A siren of words and a conversation that would be bosses want to have, they say it like this, “you would have to make sacrifices.” or they say “We just want to make sure you will be here for a while.”  The…