My nephew became a Buddhist monk this last week and it got me thinking of one of my favorite books. THE HOLY MAN by Susan Trott. I won’t give away the story in case you want to read it, and you SHOULD read it. In the book, there is a quote: “If you treat everyone you meet as a holy man you will be happy.” From The Holy Man, by Susan Trott What would happen? You may or may not have a lot of monks where you live, but you may have seen how people will defer to a minister, rabbi, cleric or priest. What would happen if we did treat all people like that? Think about a celebrity. Think about your favorite marketing guru, singer, actor, comedian or author? Now picture yourself talking to them. What would you say? What would you hope they would say back? What if you are the cel
In a world of multitasking and increased responsibilities, you might be surprised to learn you have just one job. Whether you are a manager software developer, teacher, politician, or underwater basket weaver you have one job. No matter how many times you change careers, You have one job. That job is to make people happy. Making people happy leads to success. Making customers happy brings more business. Making your boss happy leads to promotion. Making your spouse happy leads to a happier life at home. Choices With so many people to keep happy of course, it's impossible to keep everyone happy at the same time. That is one of the problems that we have to navigate in life. It can be tough to decide who to make happy and whom we must disappoint. If it ever comes down to an i...
How to Pick Up the Pieces of a Failed Dream We all get knocked down by life. We don't always have control over that. We do have control over what we do about it. We have control over what we do next. What we do next is important. Text of Video Follows: How to Pick Up the Pieces of a Failed Dream [05:39] So, what do you do when your dream fails? Well, I mean, you’ve got a couple of options. You could just forget about it and go back to whatever you were doing before; you can change the dream; or you can analyze your dream and see where you went wrong, learn from your mistakes. So, for me, my dream was to come here, build games and make a living on that. What did I really want out of that? What I really wanted was to be happy and not have a lot of stress in my life. We
Dreams and Fears-not giving up Things haven't gone as planned, but that's ok. They rarely do. Sometime you have to re-evaluate if you dreams are worth it. Here are my thoughts. Text of Video follows: Dreams and Fear [05:56] For those of you that don’t know me my name is Will. And for those of you that do know me, you know that I’ve had dreams. And my dream lately, the last one, the last big one anyway, was to move here to rural Thailand and build games and make money off of doing that. Well, the dream hasn’t quite worked out the way I wanted. I did move here, I’m in the middle of rural Thailand at the moment. It’s beautiful, I love it here. And there had been more problems than I had thought that there would be. But some of them are my fault and some of them aren’t my