My Grandpa Pat was a stubborn old man. He looked like Sgt. Carter from the Gomer Pyle TV show, complete with a crew cut and gruff demeanor. He never worked but somehow garnered a generous government pension due to military service and POW status during WWII. He filled his days whistling to classical tunes on his vintage multi-band radio, watching Westerns on TV, and smoking cigarettes from morning ’til night. He’s most noted in family lore for “taking a fall” unexpectedly during the day. Walking from one room to another, maybe coming to dinner, or on his way to the bathroom, you’d suddenly hear a crash. “Grandpa Fell!” the kids would all responsively shout. You rarely if ever witnessed the actual fall, he miraculously never got hurt, but he made sure that everyone knew it happened. He put on quite a show. “Evelyn, bring me my cigarettes” is the next thing you’d hear. My … Read More »
I’ve developed a pill that will guarantee success in any endeavor. I only have a few of them and I’m not sure how to go about deciding who should get them. I don’t want to run afoul of the FDA, and we don’t have the 10 years necessary to complete medical trials. Just send me a short description of what kind of success you’d like to achieve and how much you’d be willing to pay to have it happen to you instantly. Let’s think of it as an auction. I’ll make sure to get them to the people with the best use and highest bid.
Please don’t call the authorities. I’ll confess now, I don’t really have the magic success pill, but I’ve come to realize that this is what most people want.
Earlier this year I started a weekly coaching program … Read More »
Ok so you’ve certainly had many, or at least some, achievements in your life. Here’s the question, “do you feel successful?” If the answer is yes, then you are a rare bird. Most people, even super achievers usually answer “no”. Why is this?
I believe it must be some sort of alignment issue. We can achieve all we want but if these achievements don’t align with a deeper part of ourselves, we will never feel successful. This deeper part is your second self, it’s the unlived part of your being. It knows and senses that we are not really living fully, not reaching for all that we are capable of, that we are playing it much too safe, playing for security, comfort, and retirement. Playing in this little league will never lead to feeling successful.
We must find our courage to face … Read More »
“if one is to succeed in anything, the success must come gently, with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.” – Carlos Castaneda
Prepare to join me in 2015 to make this effort together, it’s going to be an adventure. – Albert
“We all want the feeling of getting ahead. But getting ahead of what exactly? Getting ahead means giving more of everything than you are asking in return; value, love, service, etc. Falling behind is asking for more than you’re giving. The feeling of getting ahead comes from being a net benefit to the universe and that’s what feels good.” – Albert