Monthly Archives: February 2012

Just Say No

To comfort zones that is…

It’s uncomfortable to check our ideas and efforts, but comfortable to blame the economy.

It’s comfortable to read. It’s uncomfortable to read and then respond.

It’s comfortable to stay in your circle. It’s uncomfortable to offer a spot in your circle and even more uncomfortable to love an enemy.

Horizons get broadened, ideas get bigger, lives get deeper, and our music gets more interesting out of the comfort zone.

Just because we are comfort able doesn’t mean it must be the pursuit of all our abilities.

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The law of inertia states that it is the tendency of an object to resist a change in motion. According to Newton’s words, an object will stay at rest or stay in motion unless acted on by a net external force, whether it results from gravity, friction, contact, or some other source.

We our the objects, resting or in motion, in need of propulsion by some other source (our ideas, our emotions, our mentors).

If only we could allow these thoughts, feelings, and leaders to ricochet us towards the target we originally set out to hit.

Don’t resist the whispered direction from your soul and those you love.

Side note – The journey atop Mt. Everest is not a straight line.

Gift Gratitude

Creativity is in you – but you must create.
Ideas are in you – but you must think and dwell to find them.
Story is in you – but you must live it.
Song is in you – but you must pick up the instruments.
You are foot equipped – run with decision.
You are hand equipped – serve.
You are eye equipped – focus.
You are ear equipped – tune in.
Gratitude towards these gifts leads us to only one option. That is to use and showcase them the way the Giver intended.
Unwrap your gifts.

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Don’t Be Fooled

But don’t be fooled into thinking life is a karaoke contest.

It’s not about convincing three to four judges to love your cover songs, it’s about convincing thousands to love your original music.

You don’t need to stand in a line. You need to go where there is no line. There you’ll be noticed.

You don’t need to audition once. You need to audition daily. It’s a numbers game.

You don’t need a yellow ticket. You just need to be fully you. You have everything you’ll need.

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Who Pushes & What Pulls?

Two conversations and one concept.

1) Do you have someone who pushes you?

  • A positive push will lead to accountability.
  • We don’t police ourselves very well and,typically, we have foggy mirrors.
  • More pushers the merrier. Gather as many pushers as you can.
  • Proverbs 23:12…”open your ears to tested knowledge.”
  • Pushers love sharing “been there done that” stories.

2) Do you know what pulls you?

  • What ideas, concepts, colors, and sounds spark your inspiration and pull you from your sleep?
  • Knowing what pulls you will keep you longing to be near such things.
  • Here, your soul feels at home.
  • Check your walls, personal library, and most played songs on your iPod…there you will find your pull.
  • Silence is the Great Exposer of what pulls you. Mute everything and listen.

Concept: Inhale who, what, push, and pull. Exhale fulfillment. 

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