It was a difficult project. It took a lot of reflection, correction, and hard work to get the design just right. And he knew just where to build it. He’d start his work right there in perfect view of his mind’s eye. He built it and it shined with perfection. He stepped back and let … Continue reading Idealatry
A number of months back, I was awoken in the morning by the ringing and repeating of a word in my inner ear. by Roger Hargreaves (source)I got out of bed, opened my computer, and tried to spell out the word that had woken me up. Google made a slight correction to my spelling and … Continue reading Schadenfreude
It’s about where they build their fires. photo sourceThere’s leader A and leader B. Leader A leaves his cabin, lights a fire in the fire pit, and returns inside — sitting close to the door to feel the heat. Leader B leaves his cabin, grabs some logs, and returns inside — lighting a fire in the indoor fireplace. Soon the … Continue reading Two Kinds of Leaders
photo sourceIt’s the entrepreneur’s twin sister. They’re very similar, but instead of striking out on their own to make a change (like the entrepreneur), the intrapreneur usually creates change from the inside. Where the entrepreneur travels into a remote forest and builds a cabin, the intrapreneur finds an old shack and renovates it. While they … Continue reading The Intrapreneur
photo sourceLet me throw a thought at you… You’ve probably heard the common question, “What if today was the last day of your life?” The question focuses your attention on what really matters in your life. The purpose of the question is, of course, to inspire you to change your actions to align with what … Continue reading What if today was the last day of someone else’s life?
photo sourceIt’s tempting to focus on finding answers to our current questions, rather than setting off to find a better question. Holding onto a question that doesn’t yet have an answer can be a difficult, vulnerable, and uncomfortable thing to do. It is for this reason that we can be prone to disregard difficult, troubling … Continue reading Wanted: better questions
photo sourceHe was an artist, practicing his craft from the first moment that his ego could entertain his own greatness. With the commitment of a nervous tick, he would observe himself, making adjustments to his appearance in all of its wonderful manifestations. Each day was a stage and he was the star! The early days … Continue reading Imago Me