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My Secret Message

It’s funny. I set this up years ago. Many years ago. And yet no one has taken the opportunity to use this function. I thought it was pretty ingenious, but maybe it’s not so cool after all.

Here’s the secret.

You know how you’ve seen lots of audio posts on this blog? That is done by using a pretty cool WordPress feature that they developed years ago. They give you a unique phone number and password, and all you have to do is call the number, enter the password and start talking. Then when you hang up, it automatically posts the recording to this blog! Genius!

So, it makes it super easy to post. I could post something every day. And I was for a while.

Then I thought of a different way to use it. What if I gave you the number and let you record a post??! Or a comment to one of my posts, or whatever!

And that’s the secret. If you sign up for my secret newsletter, you’ll get the number and password and you can call in and make an audio post right here.

Now, that is pretty risky. Anybody could call in and say anything. But, I figure most people will be nice. Plus, I can also delete it if I want. And since no one is reading or listening to this anyway, it wouldn’t be that damaging 🙂

But try it out. If you want to. It’s pretty cool. I’d be honored if you said something here. It would probably be best if you said who you were.

Make sure you click on the ‘Sign up for my secret message’ link at the bottom of this page, and not the Subscribe button, that’s different.

It’s a collaboration!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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What to say… What to say

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Use Your Words

Words are always important.

There are so many to choose from.

And when you put them in a certain order, they create meaning, a message, or a feeling that can affect another person significantly, either positively or negatively.

That’s why writing is so important. And learning to write well is a valuable skill.

We are a text based generation. So much communication is by text. And because we can remove ourselves from the words, they can be quite damaging. They can contain less feeling, compassion, and human connection, which ultimately can cause strife and conflict.

For the peace of humanity, let’s become better writers.

It is possible to use a better choice of words in the right order to convey feeling, connection, and compassion.

Thank you so much for reading this. I really appreciate it.

(See, that wasn’t so hard.)

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Change the Change

I heard an interesting quote today,

“If you can’t change your company, change your company.”

Person who left the Boeing company

It makes sense. They had a difficult time feeling like they could make any significant changes in the company, so they left. And I could see why someone would think this is a good idea. I even think it probably is a good idea if you really feel powerless.

But…

My premise is that you have more power than you think. And the reason you can’t change things is because you don’t know how. You don’t know the strategies, or the fine details of how to start a movement of change within a corporation.

That is where I can help you. I may not have the silver bullet, but I think there is always hope. And ways to maneuver around the bureaucracy.

Life will find a way!

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Always Something To Write About

Every day is a new adventure.

That’s why it should be easy to write something every day.

Of course, some days are more exciting or interesting than others.

That doesn’t mean I’m going to tell you about my day today.

I’m just telling you about about my day. (I just made that up, about about.)

I’m telling you that today was different, and interesting (probably not to you) and different than yesterday. Sure, that may be obvious, but the point is that you can write about something every day, even if all you did was lay in bed all day. You could write about that.

So, if you could write about the things that happened that day, or what you learned that day, or even about about that day, the meta, or higher concepts that that day represents, then you pretty much have an unlimited amount of material to write about.

See, I didn’t even tell you that I went for a walk.

(Because it wasn’t interesting.)

(Although very sunny. Which is interesting around here 😉

Write.

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It Takes Time

This year, we chose to support our local tree farm, pay a little extra, and chop down our own Christmas tree.

It’s always a fun experience looking for just the right tree. Everyone has a different perspective on what is right for them, or their house, so it’s always a personal preference to find ‘the one’.

What’s interesting to me is the business model for Christmas tree farms. Here is something that took around 10 years to grow, and then you come let people cut them down in a few minutes. And in a few weeks your whole crop is gone.

We should have the patience of the Christmas tree farmer. Our success will not be overnight. Only after years of learning and unique experience will we have something valuable to offer the world.

Oh sure, it’ll have value before that time, but not as much. The price of the tree is determined by height.

And it’ll have different value for different people. You may be ‘the one’ for someone, but not for someone else.

The great thing about your value is that when someone uses it, it’s not gone. It’s still growing!

So sell your Christmas trees. Don’t cut them down.

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Shooting Practice (it’s not what you think)

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Why Do They ‘Follow’ You?

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Why Ideas Fail

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You Don’t Know Everything

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Welcome, and stick around…

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Mastermind

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Posting video needs to be easy

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What’s it worth?

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