Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else – Tennessee Williams

sing like you mean itIn 2012, I produced my first short film and I saw it on the big screen earlier this year. Who knew?

What voyage will you begin (or continue)?

If you’re afraid it’s too big, too hard, or too risky, how can you make it more manageable?

If you don’t know your next step, who is that one person you admire for getting things done? Can you coopt him or her to help you get started?


Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else – Sir James Barrie

work or play?We all can’t run away to Fiji, but we can enjoy more of what we do.

Are you spending more time on what you think you should be doing, rather than what you want?

Can you delegate more or aim for good enough instead of perfect, and turn your attention to the activities that bring you joy?

Do you keep a running list of things you enjoy and actually build these into your schedule so your time isn’t frittered away by busy work?

What is the “something else” you can bring more of into your everyday work?


Dr. Denis Waitley On Circumstance And Responsibility

April 2, 2014

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them — Dr. Denis Waitley Wow, I think this quote was written for Cynical Me. Do you fixate on how stuck things are, or do you try to find solutions? Are you complaining more than doing? […]

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Helen Keller on Playing Big

March 28, 2014

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar  –  Helen Keller After a particularly cold winter, I am even more excited for spring, already my favorite season. I just want to get outside more, enjoy the longer, brighter days, and escape the constriction of coats, hats and gloves. Spring is […]

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Peter Block on Living

March 21, 2014

The goal is to balance a life that works with a life that counts. –  Peter Block Is your life working for you? Do you feel joy enough times during the day? Are you getting enough rest? Do you spend time with people you love? Does your life count? Are you fulfilling your commitments? Are […]

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Barry Beck on Blame

March 14, 2014

We have only one person to blame, and that’s each other. — Barry Beck, NY Ranger I love quotes that make me laugh. Seriously, though, I love the nudge towards blaming other people. Yes, some people point fingers too often. But many people I know do the opposite and don’t blame enough. Yes, I just […]

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Let It Ride on Luck

March 7, 2014

You’ve got to place a bet every day, otherwise you might be walking around lucky and not know it.  –  Character played by Richard Dreyfuss in the movie Let It Ride  I don’t feel like I’m a lucky person. I don’t win at raffles or the casino. But if I really itemize over my lifetime […]

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Annie Dillard On Time Spent

February 28, 2014

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.– Annie Dillard I’ve been thinking about this a lot because I’ve been particularly harried these days. I said Yes to too many things, and these are high-stakes commitments that must get fulfilled. So it’s crunch time, get-fewer-hours-sleep time. Is this how I […]

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David Allen on Finishing What You Started

February 21, 2014

Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started — David Allen It’s February. The momentum (and pressure) of the New Year has died down. What have you started that you haven’t finished? Can you drop it? Sometimes not finishing is […]

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Jean Anouilh on Saying Yes

February 14, 2014

To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death. — Jean Anouilh OK, I wasn’t keen on using a quote on Valentine’s Day that had the word death. But there […]

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