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As long as you have questions, you’ll be on the path of fulfillment. Questions keep us child-like.

The more I’m with my children the more I’m enthralled and longing to be recruited into their classes they are unknowingly teaching. “Why?”, “Can I color?”, and “Where’s the rainbow?” are the questions they’re wrestling with now.

If we are honest, we’re still asking the same questions as well.

May we never lose the courage to ask.

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Know The Preference of the Rules & The Odds Will Be In Your Favor

Discipline prefers someone with a routine. The odds in the game of discipline favor the guy who is constantly cognizant of where the hands are dancing on the clock.

Bravery prefers someone with belief. The odds in the game of bravery favor the faithful followers of their ideals.

Connection prefers congeniality. The odds in the game of connection favor the friendly, selfless, and servant’s heart.

The deck is not as stack against us as the world has taught if you just take time to know what the rules prefer.


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The Benefit of the Doubt

When you fundamentally give someone a new way to look at their world, their purchasing, their behavior, or their thinking, you’ve then just led them somewhere….and that’s what we all deep down want with every new connection.

We all hope to meet Christopher Columbus. And we want to go somewhere new on La Pinta.

There’s a benefit in the doubts others have about your ideas, products, and services. But you’ve got to look at it backwards to find the benefit.

When you can get your ________ to benefit them – there’s no doubt it’s going to come full circle and find a way to benefit you as well.

I’m almost certain Columbus’ words when he hit the shore of the Americas was not ‘wow’…rather, I envision him turning to his comrades and asking – “now do you believe me?”

We need to find more doubters of our music and turn them into dancers.

Bravery be with us.

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Noise that I speak of on this blog is basically the aftermath of unnoticed, mundane, getting by on getting by, average, just enough to break even, everyday, routine actions.

Notice that noise is not necessarily bad – and that is why we typically settle there. Noise is safe. Noise floats the lazy river. Noise is Groundhog Day kind of life.

Music, on the other hand, requires musicianship, multiple instruments, all instruments tuned, all instruments in the same key, all musicians and instruments in communication, creativity, rhythm, imagination, practice, sore fingers, sore throats, and time…lots of time.

If your taking account of your life on the Noise/Music scale, and noise is outweighing the music, question your bravery.

It’s bravery that takes the stage,

it’s bravery that grabs the mic,

it’s bravery that writes the poem,

its’ bravery that gives the poem,

it’s bravery that chooses to walk-on,

it’s bravery that creates the future,

it’s bravery that launches the website or business,

it’s bravery that starts a band,

it’s bravery that starts a book,

it’s bravery that loves the family,

it’s bravery that moves to Broadway without lead role,

it’s bravery that serves the church,

it’s bravery that changes the world,

and it’s bravery that lets the music play.

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