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Final 120 Days

Four genres for self-reflection

Yesterday while sitting at home office desk. Swallow-Tail Kites (birds of prey) are rare.

There’s a book called Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck. (This is not a recommendation, by the way…just wanted to give credit for the four topics)

Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck.

Or, as i am committed to self-reflection…

Mind • Body • Spirit • Money • HQ

Guts is another way to describe risk-taking and overcoming fear.

Luck is defined in my world as “over-focusing on the same things i used to under-focus on or ignore”.

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Final 120 Days

Meaningful and approval don’t mix

Meaningful and approval don’t mix.

Approval has a time and place.

And it also doesn’t.

Along life’s travels, approval is part of the process for becoming independent. And if you are attentive enough, and yearn long enough and deeply enough, your heart will speak to you.

Meaningful has to come from your heart, not from approval.

Trust your gut and learn from your successes and mistakes – from everything.

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Only preach what you practice

Google maps
Just a moment in time yesterday. Almost there.

 

Universal Studios signage
Knowing how i got here and why i was here – surreal.

 

Disney Keynote Speakers
The best way to travel with two backpacks.

 

bicycle locked to bamboo pole
First time securing a bicycle to a bamboo pole. Couldn’t find a bike rack to save my life.

 

Disney Keynote Speakers
Wasn’t expecting this, but wasn’t surprised either – as soon as i walked inside.

 

apple watch fitness app
For posterity.

 

random photo
First time showing up for a speech in cutoff jeans and a sweat-soaked tee-shirt.

 

Only preach what you practice.

Not gonna lie, there was a moment of nervous uncertainty when the client and i met for the first time yesterday morning.

So many firsts (risks).

Many of us are hard to impress.

But what went down yesterday…i impressed myself.

Pretty rare.

And cool.

 

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Our Choices Make Us

Humble yourself to opportunities and you shall receive

Gaping Void Art
Serendipitous Gaping Void (my fav cartoonist Hugh McLeod) cartoon yesterday.

 

Humble yourself to opportunities and you shall receive.

They qualified for my best keynote Speech fee because:

  • It’s in Orlando
  • There are no travel expenses
  • They paid 100% upfront

However, their contracted speaker’s fee was only a third of my best, local price.

And therefore, i wasn’t gonna be a possibility for them, even though they were desperate.

And they were seriously desperate.

Sixty people with plane tickets coming in for the annual conference.

i picked the right thing to do.

Their fee was honored – a price i would never accept normally.

We had less than 24 hours to make this work.

i worked hard to make it work.

They needed a hero.

Knowing this, how could i deny them?

 

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Who are you upsetting?

dead bird on sidewalk
It flew so effortlessly. Humans can only dream of what came so naturally.

 

dead mouse on sidewalk
A mouse is designed in such a marvelous fashion.

 

dead bird along highway
Such a beautiful creature. This bird and the mouse below where on my bike path home from the gym yesterday.

 

Dead mouse on sidewalk
Every creature is an exquisite masterpiece, including humans. Every creature dies. Humans often die while still living.

 

Who are you upsetting?

If you aren’t upsetting anyone, you’re not making an impact on the status quo.

i dare you to look me in the eye and tell me you adore mediocrity.

Maybe the only people you need to upset are your relatives who’ve slowly and quietly walked away from believing in a spiritual community – the same relatives who are becoming more fearful of death instead of seeing a new horizon with a glorious promise you can only realize through death – and a lifetime of gratitude, service, faith, hope, and love.

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