Month: November 2010

Be What You Want To Be!

As one of my favorite Cat Steven’s song says “If You Want to Be…”. I find most people will be happy to tell you of their limitations. They will go into excruciatingly frustrating detail of how they got to where they are and what is stopping them from getting further. However other people recognize their […]

TNSTAAFL!

Mr. Robert Heinlein got it right when he coined this acronym in his magnificent novel “Stranger in a Strange Land”. It stands for “There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch”. I included the sample on the right and ask you to notice the wording. Apparently you get your “Free” lunch but only after you […]

Getting to Know You

This is about getting to know yourself. Being thrust back into being a mentor / teacher / guru has made me think more about my business and life in general. I think upon how I have helped others in the past. The things I have since learned that will allow me to assist my mentee […]

If I had a Hammer

This is a great folk song! But it has even more importance within a great saying. The song is called “If I Had a Hammer” and was written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays. The saying is “If All You Have Is a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail!”. Several people made it famous. However […]

Armistice Day AKA Veterans Day

WAR makes veterans. It also kills people. Its good when the enemy are eradicated. But often the ones who die are innocents. Yet despite painful losses, we will have WAR as long as our personal freedoms are in jeopardy. We justify it, though we’d rather be a country of isolationist. I am happy to celebrate […]

Jack of All Trades

In training my apprentice he mentioned that he could multi-task which also reminded me of my brother, who shares a similar belief. More so there is a saying “Jack of all trades and master of none”. This saying has many interpretations but basically they deal with focus. In short the less you have to deal […]

Fall Back!

Yes it is another day where we experience a change in time. A most notable example of how time itself is an illusion. In this day and age in our 24/7 world with transactions measured in the milliseconds, all parties agreeing to use Daylight Saving Time conspire to make an entire hour disappear in sync. […]

Merrily Life is But a Dream

Much as the little mouse on the left is taking a journey, so do we all. My thinking is of course influenced by spending most of my time teaching my apprentice. There are so many things one needs to learn and it is my responsibility to pace that learning. Lesson one was about having a […]

Being a Mentor

Today my nephew Nicolas has come to learn. I am reminded of the Karate Kid. Can I be a master as great as Miyagi? Shall I teach him about Wax On and Wax Off? It is difficult to determine what it is I can teach him while trying to remember he will in turn teach […]