Who Not How Reflection: Purpose of Life, Most Important Life Skill, and Problems

I just finished reading for the third time: Who Not How I was enlightened to find the meaning of life. Well not quite but he does reveal the purpose of life: “Relationships are the purpose of life”. Closely related to that, the “Most important skill” in life was demonstrated. No matter what you’re age it applies even though hearing it may suggest that it is only for the young. Dan Sullivan (in his 70’s or 80’s) tells how he continues to do this at his age: “ask questions of adults”. I could do a better job at this. Problems, life is full of problems but they are easier to bear, understand, overcome and solve with the first two hints above. This quote from the book: “If you have enough money to solve a...

Are You Failing? Change Your Mindset to Learning or Earning

I have an advantage. Do you? I have a mastermind group. Every Monday, I meet with these 10 guys for an hour. We’ve gathered consistently for years. I wish they lived in my town but they don’t. They are my friends, my advisors, my coaches. Really they’re my board of directors for life and business. Why do I mention all this? Because I quit Failing years ago and you can too. My mastermind group offers me advantages beyond these 10 guys though that may be enough. My group, as a part of Iron Sharpens Iron provides me access to the founder Aaron Walker AND 15 other groups just like mine with varied experiences, expertise, backgrounds, beliefs. The camaraderie created by this environment make them accessible to me and vice-versa. Recently we joined a...

On the Night He was Betrayed Things Changed

I was reading my daily devotional today. It included this snippet from Luke 22: 35Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you out to preach the Good News and you did not have money, a traveler’s bag, or an extra pair of sandals, did you need anything?”“No,” they replied. 36“But now,” he said, “take your money and a traveler’s bag. And if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one! 37For the time has come for this prophecy about me to be fulfilled: ‘He was counted among the rebels. [22:37 Isa 53:12] Yes, everything written about me by the prophets will come true.” 38“Look, Lord,” they replied, “we have two swords among us.”“That’s enough,” he said.Luke 22: 35-38 NASB So though he stated to pickup swords and carry money, when...

Dancing Robots to Overcome Sadness for DC Yesterday

I’m really saddened by the immaturity and violence and death seen in DC yesterday. My aunt sent me this video and some responded that it cheered them up. Hope it cheers you too.

Divine Coincidence Quandry

Foreshadow – The Pain, The Heart, and The Spirit – Hint On September 13 one of my budget disqualified prospects responded to my check in and encouragement with a life changing catastrophe: I wish I could say I was doing great but I am doing ok. I couple weeks ago I was cutting down a few small trees to make a rope swing for my kids. About 2 minutes into a 3 minute job a piece of wood shot up and stabbed my left eye. I had surgery that night to remove the wood but I completely lost vision in that eye. I had a few consultations last week and another surgery a few days ago. I can see a little light now but that’s about it. Everything else I’m my life is on hold for now but I’m still serious about ___–Budget Disqualified Prospect He is a...

What You Have and What You Don’t Have

Just now I had 10 minutes to spend with Elizabeth on my lap. We had a discussion about some things that they have and she doesn’t. I explained how Satan and his team and the world will always show us what we don’t have and unless it is food, clothing, shelter, and love we needn’t listen. When get to choose at what we look at. We can look at what we have or we can look at what we don’t have. One of those choices will make you happier. “Daddy, which one is it?” “OK, think about not having the art kit your sisters have. . . Now think about this time to sit on Daddy’s lap. Which thought makes you happier?” “Sitting with you.” “I have two choices right now, I could go and write my journal, which is a...

Get the Facts

“Get the facts at any price.”Proverbs 23:23 (TLB)