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Day 22: Tales of an Autodidact

My life has been like one big process of self-education.  Even when I was learning from other teachers or coaches, in a way, it was usually to serve my own personal desires to grow.  And many of the things I have learned I have done on my “own” (although reading a book is technically learning […]

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Day 19: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Let’s consider the following situation: You have a 1000 page novel you’ve always wanted to read (War and Peace, anyone?).  And for whatever reason, it is VERY important to you to read it.  At first blush, this might seem quite foreboding.  “How could I ever get this thing done?  Man, that’s too hard!”  Focusing on […]

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Day 6: The Most Impactful “Self-Help” in My Life

18 years ago I hit a personal low point in my life.  Feeling totally lost and miserable, I realized how clueless I was about how to make my life work.  This proved quite helpful, as I decided from that point on  that I was open to looking outside of myself for assistance and committed to […]

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Day 2: How Much Do People Read?

So yesterday, on a whim, I looked up “how much do people read” because, to be perfectly honest, I wanted to see how I stack up. For the past 3 1/2 + years I have been in the habit of reading on weekday mornings, and I also read at night-time often.  I have read over […]

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McDonald’s Behind the Arches

Several months back I wandered by the neighborhood used book store.  Curious to look at the paperbacks they had on sale out on the street, for 50 centers or a dollar, I found a book published in the 1990s about McDonald’s.  “Behind the Arches.”  I bought it… for 50 cents!  Best 50 cents I ever […]

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Book Selling: Neal Stephenson’s “Seveneves” and Stephen King’s “On Writing”

Note:  I wrote this post a million years ago (well 3 months ago), but never posted it, as I haven’t updated this blog since then. Hello there!  Another triumphant (we hope) blog post begins.  It’s been awhile since I’ve written on here about “daily life” type things, since my last post reached into the abysses […]

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Thoughts on “Big Magic”: Elizabeth Gilbert schools us on the art of creative liberation

  Tonight, I’m going to do something I alluded to wanting to do in an earlier post:  Talk about books I’m reading… Enjoy I just finished read “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert.  Gilbert is the author of “Eat Pray Love,” which became a feature film starring Julia Roberts  (“Eat Pray Love” is about someone who […]