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Archive for July, 2013

music speakers

“Reach for the stars. And if you don’t grab them, at least you’re on top of the world.”
-Pitbull

Go after your dreams. What’s the worst that could happen?

Rejection? Ridicule? You don’t get what you want? Does it really matter?

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rocky hill ahead

Your path is a blessed one. As long as you walk it, you will be accompanied by 2 guardian angels.

The first angel goes by many names: Your Inner Presence. Your Higher Self. Your Guiding Light. Your Muse.

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Hey guys,

This is my first attempt at making a video. Even though I’m a writer at heart, I thought I would give YouTube a shot for a few reasons:

#1 I want you to see that I am sincere in my communication with you. This is more readily apparent if you can see my face.

#2 I will reach more people who might otherwise not read my blog.

#3 In line with my philosophy of being progress-oriented, I wanted to challenge myself to try something outside of my comfort zone.

Anyway, I hope you like it. I woke up 3 hours early before work so that I could get good lighting in that location for you guys.

 

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a long road ahead

Discipline is hard to come by. Really hard. It is the virtue that separates the few who do from the many who talk.

It is what separates flat abs from love handles. Getting to work from languishing on the sidelines. Acts of creation from slow deterioration.

Failure is the default. You don’t have to do anything to get it. Do nothing and watch as it creeps up on you gradually, effortlessly, and mercilessly. Laziness is automatic. As is selfishness. And gluttony. No one has to work at being a fat, lazy bum. You just let yourself go and your work is already done.

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loudspeaker

The 8-posts-per-month challenge is officially over!  Traci has decided to shift her attention to writing a second book, which she announced here.  If you missed it, you can check out the original conversation we had in the comments section of this post here, or the challenge announcement on her blog here.  I will still blog as time permits, but I can no longer guarantee a steady stream of 8 posts each month.  Many thanks to Traci as my writing has improved markedly over these last several months!

Next up:

I am going to take a cue from Traci and shift my attention to writing a book as well.  I had actually started this selfsame book in earnest no less than 3.5 years ago, but because my writing was just not at a level I was satisfied with, I scrapped it when I started this blog.  Now that I’ve had more time to explore my ideas and hone my craft, I’m ready to reboot the book.

I have been saving my best insights, my best metaphors, and my best wordplay for this project.  It is going to be story-driven nonfiction like “House of Dreams,” but more eventful, more passionate, and much broader in scope.  The book will paint a more complete picture of what my journey is all about while containing philosophical gems interwoven throughout its narrative.  In short, it will be my blog on steroids, creatine, and ginger all rolled into one.

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