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Passion

Passion

Do you have passion? Do you have passion in your life? Are you a passionate person? People use that word quite often… and it’s kind of annoying.

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Random Thoughts (not mine—yours)

Random Thoughts (not mine—yours)

Stream of consciousness - not The good news is that this podcast is not about my "random thoughts." If you've listened to my two podcasts on writing that book you know that I'm not a fan of streams of consciousness as your first book, or your second, or your fifth. So...

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Scott Adams

Scott Adams

Scott Adams is often introduced as "the creator of Dilbert." Indeed he is, however he has done so much more. His latest creation is the best-selling book, LoserThink: How Untrained Brains are Ruining America. Like his other books, it focuses on persuasion, success and...

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Framework

Framework

What’s the framework of your life? It sounds like a big question and it sounds like something that one would design. But instead it’s something we end up with isn’t it?. What do I mean by framework. I mean the metaphorical things that support your life When things...

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Motivation or information?

Motivation or information?

Do you want motivation or information? Do you want inspiration or a dissertation? This is a very basic question and yet it’s one I am only asking you after podcasting for a year. It’s a very basic question and one that you should ask yourself. If you seek out...

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Tesla and the whole

Tesla and the whole

I have much reverence for Tesla - not the car company or the car (although I appreciate them) but instead the man they are named after - Nikola Tesla. In fact I have a picture of him (along with three other people) in my office. Tesla is responsible for creating...

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Stolen Validation and Writing

Stolen Validation and Writing

In a previous podcast I talked about stolen validation. So let’s back up and talk about the V word first. Validation As I affirm in The Status Game II I believe that the most important and powerful feeling we can experience as humans is validation. It comes in all...

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Flair for dissonance

Flair for dissonance

I was recently watching a young man entertain a small group of people with his cello. This set up was simple in that he just had the cello footpedal and some additional music he played through Bluetooth speaker. After every song and applause he would comment about the...

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Dissonance for flair

Dissonance for flair

My interview with Tieg - the cellist mentioned in the previous podcast. Sort of a two-parter for you. We cover what music means to him, creativity, his special brand of music and travelling to Spain. The background music is by Tieg and ranges from classic to modern...

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Does this suck?

Does this suck?

Does this suck? If you're a creative or anyone that produces a project or a work product of some kind that you can take a step back and look at, at some point you may have asked "Does this suck?" Let’s get this out of the way - I’m not talking about not having the...

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Resolutions revisited

Resolutions revisited

Hi. How are those New Year's Resolutions doing? (pause for gasps, pregnant silence and bad looks) You made some right? Because you didn't really listen to me when I said resolutions were a bad idea - that's understandable because I'm just a disembodied voice and...

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What is change?

What is change?

What is change, exactly? We hear that word so much. I tell you what change really is, what it means to you (and me) and why it scares you. You might want to re-listen to this podcast before you make a major change in your life...

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Grab the wheel – not the hood ornament

Grab the wheel – not the hood ornament

In my talks about balance (I have a few that are specific to balance and one is called "Balance Through Transition) I talk about "grabbing the wheel." What I mean by that metaphor is that sometimes we go through changes that we don't seem to have control over. I tell...

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You were dealt an awful hand.  Now what?

You were dealt an awful hand. Now what?

What do you do if you believe you were dealt a pretty bad hand in life? You deal with it in a manner that seems “normal” to you. At least at first. Then you learn from it, and if you so desire, you find a way to create something unique and help others. Everyone has...

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June updates

June updates

June has been an interesting month and I'm taking a few minutes out to updates you on all the goodies. Book signing, June 15th - Blüm Coffee Garden. Come say hi, donate to Leukemia and Lymphoma society, and challenge me with a question C&C Book club's review of...

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Nicholas Arnold

Nicholas Arnold

In my conversation with Nicholas, we chat about being in the zone, and the feeling of having that spark - and just as importantly how it felt to not have that spark. Filmmaking taught him both. We talk about honoring a promise he made to himself as a five year old -...

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Suffering Experience and Wisdom

Suffering Experience and Wisdom

We all suffer. Looking back after many years you realize that suffering is now wisdom. At the time though all we think about is the experience, how it's painful, or not fun. All we want to do is get through it and get over with it. You could probably list 10 things...

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