April 17, 2014
Reading tip …

If you start a book and it’s not ‘speaking to’ you, then don’t read it now — there’s nothing amiss with putting it back on your shelf, and picking it back off at a later time on your self-directed education/learning journey.

This just happened to me with a book by one of my favs - John C. Maxwell. I won’t ‘dishonour’ his excellent work by simply reading it and not being able to glean nuggets/tidbits to apply.

April 11, 2014
billionairesrowluxurygroup:

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.~ BILLIONAIRES ROW

Sage advice & wisdom —->

billionairesrowluxurygroup:

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.~ BILLIONAIRES ROW

Sage advice & wisdom —->

March 29, 2014
#MustListen --> Courageous Soundtrack #3 Sound Of Your Voice

A terrific song that stirs up the right emotions to pair with the right mental mindset, perspective, wisdom, & purpose in life.

(and the movie itself is world class)

March 26, 2014
Just a small sampling of the (newest) books in the self-directed/liber education library that has completely transformed my thinking, mindset, insight, business, & generally, life. 

Recommendation learned on the journey through a wisdom filled path:  Read from multiple genres at the same time. 

Example from the picture:  History; faith/Christian life; leadership; mental mindset/fitness; & government.

Just a small sampling of the (newest) books in the self-directed/liber education library that has completely transformed my thinking, mindset, insight, business, & generally, life.

Recommendation learned on the journey through a wisdom filled path: Read from multiple genres at the same time.

Example from the picture: History; faith/Christian life; leadership; mental mindset/fitness; & government.

March 22, 2014
Ways to Practice Listening

"You’ve got to know what people want, what they need, and what they are." *

(if you’re going to deal with them effectively.)

From the sharp mind of a highly regarded author who has since passed, Mr. Les Giblin. This book of his, one of the ultimate ones to read regardless of your age or otherwise, has the above truth nugget, plus a list of practical ways to learn, apprentice, and master the art of listening.


1. Look at the person who is talking.

2. Appear deeply interested in what he/she is saying.

3. Lean toward the person who is talking.

4. Ask questions.

5. Don’t interrupt; instead, ask him to tell more.

6. Stick to the speaker’s subject.

7. Use the speaker’s words to get your own point across.


Powerful & insightful, are they not?
I surely have a lot of growing room in this skill yet - what about you? Will you make the decision to become better?

March 22, 2014
Today's Word: ABUNDANCE | A Minute With Maxwell |

Learning from Mr. John C. Maxwell has been a blessing on my journey the past 3+ years. Clearly and without question recommend subscribing to this daily auto e-vid, let alone investing in his books. (please see my earlier blog posts for reviews of several)

March 15, 2014
Guy Clark "Stuff that Works" - YouTube

This song likely escaped many’s attention spans when it was first released; in fact, I just heard it for the first (memorable) time yesterday while watching ‘The Rookie’ movie.

Pay close heed to the words & the core theme. There are some top notch lessons in the lyrics.

March 9, 2014

Teach old things to new people rather than new things to old people »>

“The keys to life are running and reading. When you’re running, there’s a little person that talks to you and says, “Oh I’m tired. My lung’s about to pop. I’m so hurt. There’s no way I can possibly continue.” You want to quit. If you learn how to defeat that person when you’re running. You will how to not quit when things get hard in your life. For reading: there have been gazillions of people that have lived before all of us. There’s no new problem you could have—with your parents, with school, with a bully. There’s no new problem that someone hasn’t already had and written about it in a book.”

-Will Smith

March 2, 2014
Four - 4 - Core Missions

> Spread prosperity
( free enterprise is the only vehicle )

> Promote freedom
( liberty & freedom are irreplaceable )

> Educate the un-informed
( education & schooling = 180 deg. different )

> Serve 1st Always / lead others to truths
( wisdom & applied knowledge - pathways to truth )

February 28, 2014
Past, Present, & Future = equal entities

Piercing truths from the well known author, Viktor Frankl - this level of thinking & insight will prod you to change your habits.


“The opportunities to act properly, the potentialities to fulfill a meaning, are affected by the irreversibility of our lives …. For as soon as we have used an opportunity and have actualized a potential meaning, we have done so once and for all. We have rescued it into the past wherein it has been safely delivered and deposited. In the past, nothing is irretrievably lost, but rather, on the contrary, everything is irrevocably stored and treasured. To be sure, people tend to see only the stubble fields of transitoriness but overlook and forget the full granaries of the past into which they have brought the harvest of their lives: the deeds done, the loves loved, and last but not least, the sufferings they have gone through with courage and dignity.”

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