The Revolution Begins

The Revolution Begins

I’ve been studying the concept of ubuntu, a South African philosophy, since I was about 15 years old. The ancient philosophy posits that we are all intrinsically connected, unable to reach our full human potential as individuals. We can only manifest our truest, most enlightened selves through consistent interaction with other humans. I’ve detailed my […]

What Are You Working For?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | 2 Comments
What Are You Working For?

I’ve always viewed my work, whatever it may be, as my art. It’s my contribution to the world. I’m going to give my best because I care, regardless of how it’s received. I care that it’s done well and that it serves someone else well or brings them some joy. I’ve never been motivated solely […]

Only As Big As You Make It

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | 3 Comments
Only As Big As You Make It

There are certainly many habits that make me who I am. I diligently work at being deliberate about all aspects of life and I think that’s a fundamental must. Then I work to create solid habits from that foundation. Everyone struggles, to some degree, with fear, stress, lack of confidence and various other worries. Then […]

Choosing Empathy

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | No Comments

In order to truly serve humanity, we must develop and foster our ability to empathize. There must be a constant flexing of our empathetic muscles. We must embrace the risk of deeply engaging with other humans. It opens us up to disappointment, hurt, confusion, difficulty, betrayal and the unknown. When you empathize, you allow your […]

The People With Power

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | One Comment

“The power in people is so much stronger than the people in power.” {Bono} Now, more than ever, the people have the power. We have the knowledge, access and the tools for change. We have the ability to create momentum and alter the status quo like never before. We are democratizing our global society more and more each day. […]

Hold Fast

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | One Comment

If you want to be a world changer, you must embrace your idealism. Hold fast to your ideals so passionately that your life becomes a mechanism for bringing them into fruition, no matter how outlandish. Today, more than ever, it’s easy to be an idealist. We have more information, connectivity and inspiration at our fingertips […]

Strategize

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | No Comments

Strategy isn’t a skill. It’s a discipline. It’s the result of being acutely aware of your surroundings, examining past experiences, listening intently, calculating, planning, playing out scenarios, accounting for variables and then making a logical decision based on those filters and analysis. It takes patience, determination and years of trial and error to master. It […]

Million Dollar Mindset | Sara Martin

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | 2 Comments

I don’t know if I’ve ever reposted someone’s blog before, but this one was very well written, and worth passing along. Sara Martin is an excellent blogger, and very much of the same beliefs and lifestyle that I write about here. In Sara’s post, she writes about the psychological and emotional journey she went on while […]

NEW BLOG FEED

Friends, I am so appreciative of everyone that subscribes to my blog. Unfortunately, due the ole Google and Feedburner merger, my subscribers are lost in cyber space. After months of trying to recover them, we’re still no further along than before. The record is gone. So I need to create a new blog feed. I’ll […]

Patience Begets Peace

Posted by on May 27, 2012 in Philanthropy | No Comments

Conflict is inevitable, especially if you care enough to push for change. Common reactions to conflict are to avoid it entirely, deny it or fight it. Governments and other democracies tend to find it easier, and quicker to just attack and destroy the opponent, rather than try and work it out. It’s more efficient in […]