Perspectives – March 26th, 2007

                          Writing and Coaching 

One of the areas I deal with all the time is fitting it all in.  I used to

have the image of getting 36 pants around a 38+ waist.  And I

always had to strategize. 

Then I learned something simple and profound.  Of course, there

are many counterexamples to what I’m going to say, but if the pants

button, wear ‘em.  Imagine you are looking at an angle, say 75


That angle represents the size of the gap between where you are

and where you want to be. Now I make the following commitment –


“Every day I am going to improve my circumstances.”  And I see

that the measure of the angle diminishes every day.  I follow many

very related – and very distinct paths:  I coach.  I write:  I support the

Awakening the Dreamer Symposium.  I am on the Board of the

Global AbundanceAlliance. I have a large – and growing – family. 

And each of those statements has many components – Just like

yours do when you lay them all out.  Coaching seems to conflict

with writing seems to conflict with ….

The Gap will always exist, because my future is always brighter

than my present and my present is always brighter than my past. 

If my inbox were empty, I’d be confused; I’m always adding to it.

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                   Useful Quotes

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful.
Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening,
ever-ascending,ever-improving path. You know you will never
get to the end of the journey.
But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory
of the climb.
Winston Churchhill

If advertisers spent the same amount of money on improving
their products as they do on advertising then they wouldn’t
haveto advertise them.

Will Rogers

 Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is
best  to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your
other innovations.
Steve Jobs 

The market came with the dawn of civilization and it is not
an invention of capitalism. If it leads to improving the
well-being of the people there is no contradiction with
Mikhail Gorbachev 

                                     The Creative Corner

                                        Improving What I Write 
I suffer from an endless need to explain.
I know we never fully understand anybody or anything,
Yet, even while I’m certain that nobody hears what’s said;
that we don’t see what’s seen or read what’s read:
that we live in crowds in splendid social isolation;
yet even then, I am compelled
to embellish, to elaborate,
to simplify and clarify –
to try to make it plain 
Some of these are poems – brush strokes of life,
words flicked on paper,
Image smears. 
I cannot sustain my own attention
so poems are short,
just enough to tickle your ears.
Some – like this – are prose disguised,
an inquiry into humanity’s insanity
and greatness.
 Written in poetic form,
I write an idea as a chunk of words
to make it easier to see what I thunk
and think absurd.

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