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That’s a Horrible Idea. What Time?


I had a good laugh the other day when I saw someone wearing a shirt that said that. I went up and told him so and his wife said it was the third time that day someone had remarked on it. It just goes to show that clever and intriguing wins out every time. Did…

If You Have “Time to Spare,” You’re Doing it Wrong


Time to Spare? Recently, a friend of mine and I were talking about an idea he had for a book. My friend is a music professor at a local university. His idea was to write a book of warm-ups for brass players based on music theory. As he described the idea, I could sense a…

Characteristics of the Non-Drifter


In my previous post, I listed all the qualities of a “drifter.” This is a term Napoleon Hill used in his book, Outwitting the Devil to describe those folk who wander aimlessly through life – who rely on popular opinion and culture as the major influences in the most important decisions in their lives. Sadly, this…

Characteristics of the Drifter


A wonderful book I’m currently re-reading is Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill. The basic premise of the book is that Hill is interviewing The Devil, the feared one who prevents people from making an impact in the world around them. If you’re familiar with C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters, it’s similar to that. The main cause of…

How to Know If You Should Pursue That Project


You have a great idea. Should you pursue it? You’re going to be lonely. You’ll hear lots of crickets. No one is going to care about what you’re doing. You’ll have many moments questioning your decision. You’ll experience many moments of intense frustration, depression and poverty. If your response is, “Hell yeah!” then do it.…

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