Life Transition (Dec 2014)

What is unclear here with Maya is whether this was an epiphany

Maya Angelou quote


(photo: rethink • reprioritize • reccommit?)

What is unclear here with Maya is whether this was an epiphany about herself or about our world.

The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind. – Maya Angelou

Because everyone knows our world needs some work.

But who knows about the change we need to initiate?

No one? Not even us?


Rut roe.

Ya with me?

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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

Yes of course she’s weird

Harried woman rushing through Atlanta airport


(photo: We Are All Weird is a favorite book)

Yes of course she’s weird:

  • Only one on team to test drive everything we offer our customers
  • Only one driving an antique car every day
  • Only one who who weighs the same she did in high school
  • Only one who starts every single day on her knees
  • And, she is preparing to die so that her remaining days alive are regret free

She is very intentional where others are not.

Bit of a freak to be honest.

And so at peace.

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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

Two rights don’t make a wrong

Extremely crowded airport during serious weather delays


(photo: So many people making so many choices… nothing wrong with a few shortcuts, right?)

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but it sure is tempting to feel sorry for ourselves isn’t it?

When someone mistreats us isn’t that automatic permission to lash back? But then we’d be a hypocrite. Or maybe, just human.

We push the envelope at work.

We empathize with mediocrity – the ones just going through the motions, maybe even a chip on their shoulder – knowing they have a hard life.

The harsh reality for the world, especially the pessimistic, is that everyone has a hard life.

Just because we don’t verbalize our excuses, doesn’t mean our list isn’t a mile long.

Yet we remain silent, not wanting to directly say, ‘Your excuses are invalid.’

We suck it up. We continue to honor our customers and peers like there’s no tomorrow.

On a related note, we wonder if our bosses honored their direct reports and peers the same way, what might happen?


Decent analogy is that parenting’s toughest job is knowing what’s really going on.

Same with leadership.

Most parents – and leaders – are clueless.

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No peace nor contentment until our attitude sees everything as an opportunity

Canada Retail sporting goods slogan
Our better starts with ourselves, not others


Expecting others to change without first transforming ourselves is the worst kind of double standard.

Most of us our blind to this.

No peace nor contentment until our attitude sees everything as an opportunity.

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For starters, most social thinking is flawed

Freight ship off Palm Beach, Florida coast at sunrise
Another brand new day. What is it going to be? You are in charge of that.


Was reading yesterday and stumbled upon this statement:

You can never expect to be someone else’s priority if you aren’t your own.

What does this mean? For starters it is flawed thinking.


Because as a midlife adult, truth be told, no one will ever care more about you than you.

Everything that happens to us is our responsibility.

Running our life is like running a business, like it or not.

And not paying attention to the business details will drive us to bankruptcy.

And approaching each day in a balanced way, and with excellence, will keep our business in the black.

Insight: Be the entrepreneur you have always dreamt of being, starting with your promotion to CEO of You, Inc.

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