What makes you qualified?

MacBook 12-inch box
Bought a week ago, opened the box yesterday. Still haven’t turned it on.


What makes you qualified?

For starters, i do all the stuff i preach about.

Self-confidence and arrogance often look like twins.

And so it goes.

Another in a long list of challenges that are ripe with excuses for backing down.

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We all have our biased opinions

Disney Leadership Speaker
Donations will come from speaking revenue, not from book revenue.


We all have our biased opinions. What is exceptionally intriguing is how and when we take action based on our opinions.

Anyone can form an opinion and secretly think it’s brilliant.

But will it work in the real world?

Wanted to reduce the Kindle price to between one and two dollars – the price of an App. Even contemplated offering it for free. Xulon Press, the Publisher, can go no lower than $4.99. So that’s what we agreed on.

It took one day to change that price.

Have been quietly and secretly working on reducing the Amazon price for the paperback version of Mid Life Celebration. Aimed for seven or eight dollars, knowing Amazon further discounts books – bringing the purchase price near five dollars.

But $10.99 is the lowest Xulon will go. It took weeks to get this answer and then weeks to have it go live.

Live is in six days, on April 4, 2015. See for yourself, here.

Opinions mean nothing without action.

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The joy of being the boss

Pope Francis


(photo: A surprise, and astonishingly brave and inspiring speech just three days before Christmas: Calling out the hypocrisy on the vatican Cardinals.)

First Christmas in 30 years where there are no worries about getting time off to spend with Family.

The responsibility of being self-employed hasn’t fully sunk in.

But the joy of being the boss has.

You don’t realize the weight (of corporate tradition) until it’s gone.

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Invest in who?

Bookshelves full of Civil War books


(photo: Read. A lot. For a long time. Write some too.)

Invest in yourself.

That’s what regular exercise, a balanced diet, and adequate rest are – investments.

Do you deserve it?

Of course.

Are you willing to invest in yourself?

Not a trick question by the way.


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Invest in yourself

CS Lewis book
What did CS Lewis do to invest in himself?


Invest in yourself.

Eccentric genius?

Reluctant prophet?

What did CS Lewis do to invest in himself?

What did Walt Disney do to invest in himself?

What did Rosa Parks do to invest in herself?

What have we done?

What are we currently doing?

What’s next after that?

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