My professional life plays out on two extremes. In the morning, I record audiobooks. In the evening, I am the PA announcer for a baseball team. There could not be a more vivid study in contrasts.
Unlike like Groucho Marx, I have trouble taking the cigar out of my mouth.
How is it that each incremental improvement in my performance skills causes me to see just how much farther I have to go?
This week, after two-years of doing-the-things-that-need-to-be-done I was offered the opportunity to audition for a book that would move me into a new stratum of recognition.
Narrating non-fiction audiobooks provides a benefit I hadn't counted on - it's an incredible learning experience. The book I am currently narrating will be my 20th non-fiction project. My first was the memoir of a philanthropist in Portland, OR who started a very successful program for kids who were born into situations that unequivocally guaranteed [...]
Be so good they can’t ignore you.
One of the smartest things a person can say is, "I don't know how to do _____ and I'm going to call someone who does." It beats the crap out of saying, "I don't know how to do _______ and I'm going to poke around for hours (or days) and end up with a final [...]
Beliefs exist as elements of thought. They're not real. You can't touch a belief or capture one in a jar. While there may very well be some basis of fact or reality surrounding a belief, what you believe about the world around you is nothing more –or less– than electrical brain impulses representing personal interpretations of [...]
Circling feels good. It gives you the perception of forward momentum. It can sustain your need for progress. But you aren't going anywhere.
Sticking to a resolution made on January 1st quite often requires you to do things that are counter to your nature; to swim upstream against your native instincts. That's the problem with resolutions: they generally demand that you to do less of what you love, or more of what you loathe.