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In Your Voice

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The Use of Words by Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

“You may ask, what then is the use of words?
They set you searching and excite you to search.
The goal of searching can never be attained through words.
If that were the case, there would be no need for so much striving and passion, prayer and longing, and constant consistent self-annihilating before the glory of the face.
Think of words like something moving mysteriously in the distance.
You run ...

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Lessons Learned

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I’m full of ideas. Many of them have fallen on deft ears or simply crumbled into a thousand little pieces. There were the empty webinar classes I facilitated and the programs that were poorly thought out. There were the rushed launches and big idea events that went painfully unnoticed. And there were moments when my cleverness got the best of me, like the time I decided to hire a virtual assistant to help me spread the word about my new ...

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Truth, Grit, & the American Dream

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Forget about the cheers and acknowledgements for a moment. They’ll only serve to water down your ability to connect, and then you’ll be merely an echo amongst mountains.

I recently stumbled upon a fantastic film, Searching for Sugar Man. It’s a documentary about a talented and mysterious musician named Rodriguez. He was discovered in the late 60s and early 70s, was given his shot to become a star, but never quite made it or so everyone ...

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The First Bare Line

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Thinking of new beginnings as the new year approaches? Here are three incredible poems worth pondering.

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! Enjoy and I’ll see you all in 2013!


La Poezia

And something ignited in my soul

Fever or unremembered wings

I went my own way, deciphering that burning fire

And I wrote the first bare line

Bare without substance

Pure foolishness

Pure wisdom of one who knows nothing

And suddenly, I saw the heavens unfastened and opened.

– Pablo Neruda


There Was A Boy

There was a boy

Ye knew ...

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Staying Close to Home

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The Red Wheelbarrow
(William Carlos Williams, 1923)

so much depends


a red wheel


glazed with rain


beside the white chickens

This poem is my constant companion.

You could choose to dig deeper to unlock its mysteries, or you could simply see the extraordinary from the ordinary. What if you ended your restless search and looked again with new found openness?

Sometimes chickens are chickens and a wheel barrow is a ...

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Stuck Between Zero & One

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Are you stuck just trying to begin, worried your idea is some silly pipe dream, or just plain running out of steam?

Here’s a great video about beginnings from the incomparable humorist and web guru, Zefrank. It made me laugh, think, and do. I hope you enjoy!

(Note: There are 3 separate instances where he uses profanity. I’m hopeful those moments will not offend or take away from what I feel is an incredible video.)


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