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BORROWED, BEGGED, AND STOLEN WISDOM, PART FIVE

(Things I have borrowed, begged, and stolen from books, movies, conversations, etc.)   “Don’t take advice from crazy people.” —My aunt Esther The key to my success was staying healthy and having a good woman at my side. —Stephen King In the beginning of your career, in every job, people are always forcing you to be in the middle. —Albert … Read More

THE LOUDEST VOICE IN THE ROOM

  The Danger of Unregulated Social Media and Curated News Feeds “A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on.” —Unknown (often attributed to Twain or Churchill) “There’s even some evil mothers gonna tell you that everything is just dirt.” —Lou Reed, “Sweet Jane” A couple of days after we moved to Tennessee … Read More

WEED YOUR GARDEN

Last week I talked about turning off the constant chatter, the bells and whistles of social media, advertising, robocalls, etc. That was the kiddie pool. We are jumping back into the deep end this week, sports fans. This week I want to talk about the people with whom we surround ourselves. Jim Rohn (Tony Robbins’ mentor) once said, “You are … Read More

SIGNAL TO NOISE: CONTROLLING OUR DIGITAL LIVES

Every morning, after drinking too much coffee and hopefully reading or writing for a while, I head down to my studio/home office. I go in with a mission. I go in focused. I open a little page with my top goals on them. Then it all goes to hell in a handbasket. I’m not doing rocket science down here. I … Read More

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