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Thursday, January 20, 2011

ll: I go to commute school :ll

Today's best Light Bulb Idea: It only takes One!

Im cruising east down hwy. 542 blasting Tribes through my stock stereo with the treble up. Yes, sometimes I drive slower or take the long way around if I want more schooling. Seth's going on about how to take a harsh review about your work. Says "one bad review is almost enough to ruin your day... Almost ruin your day." He goes on to say that the reviewer took your work seriously enough to care and to speak about it. And that means your work is doing something it supposed to be doing. Stirring. I find it strange how often I can be that exact reviewer.

It only takes one act of encouragement. When building a tribe, when your at the very beginning, and your still wondering if its gonna all work out. It's that one person who commits an act of encouragement that holds it all together. That one person is you, and a close friend, and a friends parents, and the guy who sat next to you on the plane, and the girl who held her interest to just be polite wound up swapping light bulbs with ya for the evening.  Jeezz louise how happy she felt when you left her there. To keep right on going!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Value Scale

"You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour." -Jim Rohn


For the value you bring to the dead conversation. 
For the value you  bring to people in a Verizon line. 
For the value you bring to positive thinking and enthusiasm. 
For the value you bring to performance off stage. 
For the value you bring to the gray weather day trips. 
For the value you bring to long car ride good byes. 
For the value you bring to the Sunday on a couch with a remote. 
For the value you bring to the bank teller having a melt down. 
For the value you bring to the person asking directions holding a map. 
For the value you bring to sleeping in or staying up late.
For the value you bring to working out and eating healthy.
For the value you bring to recognizing what you truly love to do. 
For the value you bring to listening and listening and listening and listening

Saturday, January 15, 2011

"I'm going to tell you what i tell myself"

When you recommit to your life's work. 

Keep this in mind its OK to start small and from a corner. Enjoy pealing that orange open. Even the citrus spray which makes your eyes sting. It's not going through the motions it's called a process.  What you tell yourself is crucial. Speak when you know you can be spoken through. Hold your end of the bargain up like a crafty grinned waitress in a coffee stain full of people; like a pizza delivery boy in a low ceiling room with seventy five candled chandeliers and holes in the ground; like your four years old screaming at your mom bare chested to put your favorite Iron Man 2 teeshirt on; like a fist full of moonwalk. If you are ever given the option to choose between a half empty glass, or one that's up to the brim. Say wide-eyed with surprise,  "Oh shit, i left the hose on at home." No wonder my mother encouraged me to take swimming lessons. It was not her fear of me drowning, but rather her excitement of swimming.

Its ok to have fault lines ladies and gentleman. North America was built on the back of a Sea Turtle

A good man came in earlier this week.

Told me life is mazelike. Most seek to see the blueprints. Try to figure out how to get from A to B safely, and pick up a few good things along the way. What makes an Artists brave is their courage to step inside of the maze and map what they experience. I thought about this for a while. Butted heads with it. I can see that it teaches a new way of seeing, which is usually a strong tell for a solid stone to step on. However, the maze separates the artist from from the person. When they are actually one in the same.

Which, is why I prefer a Buddy Wakefield line, "So please, stop inviting walls into wide open spaces"