Getting Started

What’s your impossible and does it still have a chance in your life?

Getting started and failure
No one’s dream ever gets started under perfect conditions


What’s your impossible?

That thing you keep thinking about and keep telling yourself it’ll never happen (but deep down you believe it would set your soul on fire) – you know, because we just aren’t good enough, or smart enough, or creative enough, blah, blah, blah.

Are you still thinking about it, or has this crazy beautiful dream of yours died on the vine?

It took 30 years to write the first sentence, two more to finish, and two more to get the guts to publish.

If inclined, you can read the first few pages (and reviews) for free:


To encourage you. The world needs more encouragers. There’s an ocean full of critics.

It’s a generous, gentle, direct, hopeful, and uncommon look at living a balanced life.

A short book full of disruptive thoughts that challenge the myth that balance is impossible.

Amazon makes it easy to look at this book before owning.

PS. A year from now you’ll wish you had started today. Never let your memories be bigger than your dreams.

Getting Started

Minimal design at the beginning featuring Pamela Wilson from Big Brand System

Pamela Wilson Authority Intensive 2014 Presentation from Pamela Wilson
Getting Started

Balance revisited, 2013-style

Balance, revisited…

And just for effect, imagine neglecting just one of the five, the impact on the other four.

Our most pressing life opportunities can be chunked into five major categories:

mental – we think
physical – we move
spiritual – we feel
career – we work
home – we nest (yes nest)

The one, fail-proof way to tackle them?

Very small, bite-sized chunks.

Just do one tiny, good deed in each area, each day.

In one week, that’s 35 good deeds, seven in each category.

In a month, we rack up 150, or 30 deposits each.

The most important aspect is that it’s small enough to get done with minimal effort.

The other key is to do it every single day.

Just five daily, tiny good things…

…nets us 1,825 annual good deed deposits, 365 in each: mind, body, spirit, work, home.

The fine print:

If we expect someone to tell us what to do, we’ll never remember. If we discover it for ourselves, we’ll never forget.

Getting Started

Experimenting with WordPress Thesis theme

New York City subway graffiti

Carving out some time to experiment with blogging platforms when you are not a developer or designer can be intimidating. But here goes…

Getting Started

Life’s (5) Big Choices Simplified

Yeah, that's me in the blue shirt...

Life’s (5) Big Choices simplified:

Mind – find the good in every situation
Body – diet, exercise, rest
Spirit – faith, hope and love
Money – whatever you are, be a good one
HQ – the paperwork of life – do it now

Like it has been for most people, work life balance has been misrepresented to me my whole life. When I finally became a parent in 2000 (at 41), I came up with this new model – Life’s Big Choices.

I’ve written for nearly three straight years without missing a day. And by writing, I mean posting in all five blogs. Every single day. Surpassed 5,000 posts last year. Sure, pretty crazy.

To be clear though, I don’t write for the numbers. I write to help people think, smile and be grateful.

Disclosure: the whole thing started as an innocent, but fairly desperate 100-day challenge to leave a trail for our young son (then eight) in case something bad ever happened to me.

Life is not a dress rehearsal.

The five main blogs are all interconnected, and can be read each day in less than 90 seconds.