Anything.

…Even after collecting all of your resources, you were left with a choice to make: where do you commit your energy and attention to first? What could you live without doing? The toolbox you made served you wherever you went, and now your choice is yours again. How do your tools serve you best? Anything…

Meaning Making Machine.

About five months ago I started an adventure as a driver. Of all the platforms that are available I chose to start with Uber and Lyft. I enjoyed this adventure into free enterprise, and gladly began the transition into life beyond the employment paradox. Nine months prior to this span I started using the service…

Non-fiction fiction.

Non-fiction provides a non-fictitious basis for the story. Fiction provides a fictitious basis for the story. Non-fiction fiction provides fiction within the non-fiction basis for a story. The fictional narrative that a character creates for themselves within the lens of non-fiction. The events themselves are real but their perception of them are based on the…

Assets.

According to some, there’s shame in living in your own world. According to others, there’s a universe in every single one of us. Fiction wouldn’t be birthed if it wasn’t for the capacity we have to even possess a sense of our own inner world. As crazy as it might sound, products, services and systems…

The Truth.

Reading different types of material exposes you to different perspectives even if you choose to do nothing with the information. In the rawness of neutral information that challenges your physical, mental and emotional habits, you are given a choice in how you respond. If you’ve chosen not to respond in the past, your conditioned response…

Training.

There’s a saying that ‘we don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.’ There’s also a saying suggesting that ‘slow is fast, and fast is slow.’ Demonstrating them reveals more, faster, than all the explanations in the world. If you ask three trainers of different disciplines about…

Precursor.

Everyone has a capacity to observe their own thoughts, so what do you do once you recognize the impulse for what it is – an impulse? I suggest that these impulses are precursors to the things that you are capable of doing. For every person that makes you angry, you receive an opportunity to express…

Reminders.

In the mind of almost everyone with access to technology is an impression on the mind from the field we call marketing. Every year, millions if not billions are spent annually, collectively to give people reminders of the things that others want you to buy. In the mind of an experienced aspirant is a reminder…

Semantic Maps.

A potentially useful exercise can be found in mapping out phrases and then working through them after they’re written. One of the most common forms of processes similar to this is brainstorming. The exact same words can be cast onto a piece of paper and reveal completely different insights, even from the same person, if…

Conducting Experiments

Embedded in the way an experiment is carried out is the role of a conductor and the word ‘conducive’. To be a conductor is to direct an orchestra or other group, unless your means is something such as a train, a street car or a bus. How it feels to be the conductor of an…