Which did you choose?

“You can choose safety, security, and order or you can choose freedom, creativity and mystery.  I will always choose the latter because I believe the risk of getting wounded along the way is less than the risk of never having lived at all.” Jared Angaza, co-author Wisdom Meets Passion

“Passion” or just another shiny object?

With interviews lining up around the release of Wisdom Meets Passion I am seeing some interesting trends. Most of the interviewers ask repeated questions about finding one’s passion.  That seems to be the exciting, intriguing question of the day.  And I think it reflects the fact that so many people don’t feel they have ever identified their “passion.” Here are some tips Jared and I have developed in Wisdom Meets Passion: Passion is not identified while sitting doing nothing. Passion is typically not found while doing our normal routine. Passion is found by being fully engaged in the game of … Read More

What’s your name?

With a new book coming out (Wisdom Meets Passion) written in collaboration with my son, a lot of people are curious about the different last names.  Yes, we are full biological father and son, but the names you see on the cover of the book are Dan Miller and Jared Anganza.  How is that possible?  Isn’t a name given at birth irretractable, written in stone and impossible to change?  Well, as you probably already suspect, it isn’t. It’s funny how we make assumptions based on names.  Just think about the immediate images conjured up if someone has the last name … Read More

Applied Passion

This morning Jared and I were on CH 4 here in Nashville on a noon program called More at Midday – promoting the release of Wisdom Meets Passion.  The interviewer asked us questions about finding our own passion and wisdom.  In listening to Jared talk, I was reminded again of how his passion is never expressed for his benefit only, but always to help elevate someone else to a higher level. I never made the connection while writing the manuscript but this morning – perhaps as a deposit in my wisdom – I realized how closely connected “passion” and “compassion” … Read More

Know what you want

“The people who complain the loudest about never having an opportunity in life are usually the ones who have no idea what they really want.  They aren’t happy where they are but can’t tell you where they want to be.” Dan Miller, from Wisdom meets Passion