The Joy Of Desire

Enjoy this guest post by Stuart Mills, fellow blogger extraordinaire.

When you think of successful people in the world – those who have achieved their millions, or have made great strides in technology and science, or who have simply helped their local community out, you think of the one thing that enabled them to push forward and achieve these results.

That one thing is desire.

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Seth Godin, Amazon and Me

Amazon had a little contest going on.

I decided to enter.

I knew there would be a lot of entries. Not sure how many there were. But, nothing ventured, nothing gained. It took less than 10 minutes total out of my life (this post a bit longer :)). Continue reading

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Michael Jordan, the “Flu Game”, Rationalization, and Sleeping Well


“It is one thing to study war
and another to live the warrior’s life.”

~ Telamon of Arcadia,
mercenary of the fifth century B.C.

Some of you may remember the 1997 NBA Finals The Flu Game
between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz. More specifically, Game 5 of the Finals.

Having lived in Chicago a good portion of my life, I remember it well.

In fact, it was one of the most memorable games in NBA history.

Jordan awoke on Tuesday nauseated and sweating profusely. He hardly had the strength to sit up in bed and was diagnosed with a stomach virus or food poisoning of some sort. Jordan was told by the trainers that he could not play Game 5 the next day (on Wednesday).

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Regrets: The Things Done Versus Those Not Done

Ever done anything you regret?

Do you regret not doing something?

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We all have regrets of one sort or another.

I should have…

If only…


How could I have done that?

What was I thinking?

Everyone does.

Okay, maybe not you, but the rest of us do 🙂

The point I will make here is better choices lead to less regrets.

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19 Funny Quotes That Will Tickle Your Innards

I shared my favorite quotes of all time.

Now, I’d like to share some of the funniest quotes I’ve read.

Epic ClownSo, put a big smile on your face and get your read on.

Oh wait, grab a cup of joe, or tea…or carrot juice first. Then read.

Like the first, you can also print a beautiful copy out and hang it close by. Continue reading

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Motivational Quotes That I Love

Most of my regular readers know already that I just love the quote by Calvin Coolidge on persistence.

Today I thought I would share a few more of my all-time favorites.

These have encouraged me, and I hope they will encourage you. I made it a bit more special because you are. And, I do mean YOU. So, if you would like a beautiful copy to hang close by, just click on the download at the bottom. My little gift to you 🙂 because you’re worth it.
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A Different Way of Thinking

We’re just alike my friend.

Socially, relationally and financially, good things started happening for me.

It’s funny when you start to have success how people view you. They think that you must have been born with a silver spoon. They categorize you in the smarter, better looking slot. He must’ve had a perfect childhood. You can just tell he’s just ‘one of those guys’ who’ve always had it together. Then, they hear (or read) my story. Wow. He must be something really special to overcome some of those things. Continue reading

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Are You Ready? Make It Happen

This post was inspired by a comment that IMake It Happen!
left on Smart Passive Income. The article was plugging a book by MJ DeMarco. My comment was mainly to other commenters who had various opinions.

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Boys Will Be Boys – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Boys Will Be Boys

I learned a few things while watching Snow White a time or two (I have two children). No shame in my game 🙂 I didn’t do an in-depth character examination for each of the Dwarfs, but, I learned a little after the 15th time. Continue reading

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“If time be of all things the most precious,
wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.”

~ Benjamin Franklin


I read this play many years ago. To be honest, it didn’t make much sense to me.

Years later it sunk in (at least I think it did 🙂 ).

In Waiting For Godot (an absurdist play by Samuel Beckett), two characters spend their time waiting for Godot. They wait and wait. They wait two days for a person they hardly know. Continue reading

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