The Best Teachers

“…the best teachers are people you have difficulty with, because they teach you important things about yourself”

I have found this to be very true.

A Man’s Message

“It starts with understanding that as men, our value does not come from how much power we hold over women. Our value comes from being respected and being loved as we respect and love the people who matter to us.”

Inspired by Miley Cyrus

Homemaking

Through Liz’s Example , I really saw what an influence a homemaker can have. How it’s not about drudgery or thankless martyrdom as you swoon from one unkempt room to another, it’s about setting the whole tone for your family. It’s not about being the family servant, it’s about serving your family by creating a place of peace, a place of warmth, a place of safety through your nurturing efforts. It’s not mindless labor. It’s an artform.

And once I caught on that I had a choice – I could do everything halfway and whine about the fact that I had to feed myself everyday, or I could sack up and do it right – I set about my artistic training. –Reese Dixon

Life is…

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass … it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”

Quotation – History

Corroborative detail is the great corrective.
It is a disciplinarian.
It forces the historian who uses and respects it to cleave to the truth,
or as much as he can find out of the truth.

I am a disciple of the ounce, because I mistrust history in gallon jugs, whose purveyors are more concerned with establishing the meaning and purpose of history than with what happened.

Is it necessary to insist on a purpose?

The lilies of the field, as I remember, were not required to have a demonstrable purpose.
Why cannot history be studied and written and read for its own sake,as the record of human behavior, the most fascinating subject of all?

~ Barbara Tuchman

Brand Difference

On traditional branding vs. movements:

“The role of traditional branding is to influence behavior. The difference with movements is to inspire behavior. So don’t try to influence; get out of that business. Now is the time to inspire. People don’t want to be influenced.“

Brains on Fire

via T. Moradpour

Think this way…

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

Philippians 4:8

True Value

“The web has trained the vast majority that interactions online should be free.”
~Seth Godin… but expressed by many.

Content is valuable- freely accessible should not mean unpaid in any way.

Some Things Are Just Funny

Like the way Solonor describes talking heads

Hurricane Earl followed us, and while he made the weathercastnerds do their traditional pee-pee dance of doom, he basically served to sweep out a massive heat wave, giving us gorgeous skies and cool breezes

Fear of Success

…. many of us fear too much momentum. We look at a project launch or a job or another new commitment as something that might get out of control.

Deep down, this potential for an overwhelming response alerts the lizard brain and we hold back. We’re afraid of being part of something that feels like it might be too big for us.

Hint: it probably isn’t.

wisdom from Seth Godin