Are You Inspired?

I saw Bruce Springsteen being interviewed by David Letterman. David commented that Bruce hadn’t released anything for a couple of years and asked why. I loved Springsteen’s reply. As I recall it was something like – I don’t know about you, but I write my own stuff. Nothing has come to me for a while.

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Adding Beauty to Life

I’ve been a rather practical person. When I was in college, I was teased that if they wanted to show a prospective student what a dorm room looked like, they could show mine because I hadn’t done anything with it. One year I did paint the walls. I never hung pictures. I was there to…

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Are You Being Productive?

I attended a meeting conducted by former Microsoft employees who had become millionaires. They were looking for investment opportunities. Two men hadn’t seen each other in a long time and one said, “Are you staying busy?” The other replied, “That is the wrong question. The question is: Are you being productive?”

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Learn to Control Your Brain/Mind

Yesterday I watched a webinar by John Assaraf. I picked up a couple of things.  The theme of the webinar was that you can control your brain/mind to achieve success. Of course, that is the theme of the Academy as well. What was implied but never stated was that there is a YOU that can…

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Life Review

Using a computer analogy, your genetics (hardware) plus your experience (software) helps determine what you have to offer the world. All of your experiences up to this point have prepared you for today. That same sentence will be true tomorrow and today will be in the past. The point is that the process is ongoing.

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Is Freedom The Most Powerful Illusion?

I like to hang around scientists and philosophers. They help challenge my thinking and break some of my programming. When I am involved, I like to discuss the possible physics behind our choices in life. A devout materialist, believes that everything can be explained in terms of energy/matter and space/time. They claim that the idea…

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I Was Fired – Another Success!!

Saturday a client texted me – I got fired. Sunday I texted back – Good. Now you can find something better. Monday I saw her. She has made a major shift. She was laughing, standing straighter, planning the rest of her life. That is quite a shift from the crying, victim of the past. Interesting,…

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Happiness is ….

What is happiness? What does it mean to be happy? I got the following definition of happy from Google search: 1) feeling or showing pleasure or contentment. 2) fortunate and convenient.

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Who Is To Blame?

I went for a walk yesterday. A young shirtless man was riding a bicycle toward me on the sidewalk. As he rode he was yelling at somebody on a cell phone. “Why did you let me do that? Why didn’t you make me leave?” and so on.

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Get a Sense of Accomplishment

One of the keys of effective control of your life is goal setting. Setting small appropriate goals is better than setting something huge that you don’t accomplish. Today was a great example. Today, is Sunday – a day off. My goals were simple. 1) Clean the furnace filter. 2) Change the water filter. 3) Take…

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