Let Your Light Shine

You’re on a journey… not just to discover the light shining within you, but to let it out and let it shine. That moment when you discover who you really are and why you’re really here—your ultimate, individual “why”—and then align your life so that you’re living it… it’s absolutely glorious. To you and to everybody else.

Change blindness, and the all-of-a-sudden syndrome

Change blindness and the all-of-a-sudden syndrome As human beings, we tend to fall victim to the “all of a sudden” syndrome. All of a sudden, I’m out of shape.All of a sudden, my finances are a wreck.All of a sudden, my product is late.All of a sudden, a relationship is broken.All of a sudden, I’m […]

Are you failing on a regular basis?

Are you failing on a regular basis? I hope you answered yes. Because if you answered no, then it means you’re not trying hard enough. You’re not trying new things. You’re not pushing yourself. You may have even become complacent. So comfortable with where you are, that you’ve established a life of stasis. Stasis is […]

Lindsey Vonn – Olympic example

Lindsey Vonn – Olympic example Lindsey Vonn – Olympic achievement through hard work. Image from CalgaryHerald.com Of the many champions at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver Canada, the story of Minnesota’s 26-year-old Lindsey Vonn is one that inspires me. Today Lindsey Vonn won the downhill gold on the 2,939-meter course at Whistler Creekside with […]

The blessed nature of simplicity

The blessed nature of simplicity Life seems to have become focused on how much more you can take on. How much more you can do. How much more you can acquire. But all too often, we mistake complexity for progress. Whereas complexity merely spreads us thin, dilutes our efforts, and leaves us nowhere further than […]

That’s not my job

That’s not my job Seth Godin, one of my favorite business/marketing bloggers, posted a “thank you” note to Gregg today on his blog (here).  Gregg is an airport parking lot attendant who just did his job, but did it willingly, and without care for financial reward. That kind of “no problem, it’s my job” approach […]

A psalm of life

A Psalm of Life A Psalm of LifeHenry Wadsworth Longfellow Tell me not, in mournful numbers,Life is but an empty dream!For the soul is dead that slumbers,And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest!And the grave is not its goal;Dust thou art, to dust returnest,Was not spoken of the soul. […]

The Builders

The Builders In relationship with this post (It is what you make of it), the following poem is both enlightening and inspiring. The BuildersHenry Wadsworth Longfellow All are architects of fate,Working in these walls of time;Some with massive deeds and great,some with ornaments of rhyme. Nothing useless is, or low;each thing in its place is […]

It is what you make of it

It is what you make of it Once upon a time, there was a child whose father gave him a set of blocks and told him to build something. It could be anything, but he had to use all the blocks. Some of the blocks were large and sturdy, creating a natural foundation for his […]

Be merciful to me, a fool

Be merciful to me, a fool I have a funny memory of when I was 10 years old. I lived at the time in Marion, Montana with my mom and second step-dad.  We had an aluminum wood shed out back, just between the house and the forest. I spent a lot of time there, chopping […]