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Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Month: December 2020

Jerrod Carmichael

I was listening to comedian Jerrod Carmichael on The Tim Ferriss Show this week.  He grew up in North Carolina and was selling shoes when he decided he wanted to become a comedian.  So, he moved to LA to try it out there.  He wanted to compete against the best.  He wanted to jump into the deep end and see if he could swim.

Sounds scary.  But he ended up with a show on NBC, an HBO special and a strong career. Continue reading

My birthday wish

It’s my birthday week.  And what a year it’s been.  A year we never saw coming and one we will never forget.  I decided to write a little poem to share my birthday wish.  May this be the beginning of a year full of hope, health, happiness and harmony.

My wish for my children is to be ethical and bold

And not always do that thing that they’re told.

By society and friends and the story in their head

Let them live by their hearts and by passions be led. Continue reading

Jerry Seinfeld

I was listening to Jerry Seinfeld on The Tim Ferriss Show.  So many golden nuggets.  He said, “When you have a creative gift, it’s like someone just gave you a horse.  Now, you have to learn how to ride it.  You got to learn how to ride this horse.  I’ve seen people that are born by the dozens and dozens, I’ve seen people that were given black stallions, and it usually — if you have a black stallion, like from that movie, and you’re born, and they just put you on it — and that’s what happens.  They just put you on it.  And you either learn to ride this thing, or it’s going to kill you.”

You must put in the work.  You must learn how to use that gift.  For Seinfeld, it was writing and he explained how painful it was to learn to ride that horse. Continue reading

The unexamined life

I was listening to The Tim Ferriss Show again this week (my course in living life) and his guest was Naval Ravikant.  Naval is co-founder of Angel List and has invested in over 100 companies including a few small start-ups called Twitter and Uber.

Naval mentioned when Greek philosopher Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  Naval then went on to say… Continue reading

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