Know anyone who is angry about being fired, or about a failed business or a disappointing relationship? Do you see how that anger continues to cripple that individual – not the company, the business partner or the brother-in-law – but the individual holding on to the anger? That anger saps creativity, causes attempts at goodness to appear artificial and renders a split soul.
While driving through Tampa, Florida recently I saw a cool car accessories shop – obviously a place to trick out your car – with this sign out front: “Rent your wheels and tires here.” Now I know we have places to rent furniture, clothes and appliances. But I always suspect that these businesses are preying on poor people – or at least people who don’t plan very well. So here we go – if you can’t afford new 22” rims with low profile tires why should you be deprived of looking super cool anyway. Just rent them. Who cares if … Read More
There is a PBS special running right now on the music of David Foster (Hit Man – David Foster and Friends). As the hosts asked him about his early years in music, one response jumped out at me. David said he loved music as a child and his parents allowed him to take lessons in classical music. But David said: “I was good, but not great.” He went on to explain that if he had been a better musician he would likely have ended up as an anonymous face in some orchestra. Not being great forced him to look for … Read More