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The Perspective of the King's Painting

  In a time long ago there was a Kingdom. The king there only had one leg and one eye, but he was very intelligent and kind. Everyone in his kingdom lived a happy and a healthy life because of their king. One day the king was walking through the palace hallway and saw the portraits of his ancestors. He thought that one day his children will walk in the same hallway and remember all the ancestors through these portraits. But, the king did not have his portrait painted. Due to his physical disabilities, he wasn’t sure how his painting would turn out. So he invited many famous painters from his and other kingdoms to the court. The king then announced that he wants a beautiful portrait made of himself to be placed in the palace. Any painter who can carry out this should come forward. He will be rewarded based on how the painting turns up. All of the painters began to think that the king only has one leg and one eye. How can his picture be made very beautiful? It is not possible and if the

Doing This Won't Get You Popular!

  They Might Not Like You... You'll find that once you begin thinking for on your own and start standing up for yourself that not everyone likes it!  I know right?! You start get people who troll you or push back.  It's easy now-a-days. Most simply do it on line. There's a lot of armchair quarterbacks and basement barbarians who wouldn't utter as much as a peep to someone's face, but grow a huge pair when they're amanous behind that keyboard!  Regardless if its online haters or people who have to grit to push back to your face, when you're living the life of a PeaceWalker, sometimes the peace inside of you is the only peace to be had! I'm not big into sports, but if I were then one of my favorite documentaries would be: “A Football Life - Mike Ditka” If you grew up in the 70's and 80's you'd know Ditka's name regardless if you were a football fan or not. Entire volumes of Confidence and Resiliency books can be mined from this short video.

Vitamin vs. Aspirin

  So, what is better?! An Aspirin or vitamin? One keeps you healthy so you are less likely to get sick and need the other.  The other gives you immediate relief that the first doesn't provide. So, which one is it then? Which one do you pick? You know as well as I do that it's a  both / and answer, not either / or. Do you have both in your medicine cabinet?! I certainly do. My guess is that you do too.  I want to be clear, I'm not talking about technique vs. formula. The formulas are different, you know for Aspirin and Vitamin.  They aren't the same.  One is to help you to be healthy, the other is to bring quick relief.  Is there overlap!? Yes, of course. Another way of seeing it is imagine that someone wants to learn how to protect themselves. Maybe they have an immediate need, a headache so to speak, one that they want a solution to, but they haven't been taking vitamins (training). For instance, your daughter is going off to college it's the first time she'

Out of All of Our Differences...

  Apples & Oranges... We are wired to look for similarities and differences.  And in today's day and age with the internet it is easy to surround ourselves with all things (and people) that are like us...  And it doesn't stop there... Algorithms are constantily filling your feed w/things that you would either like or things that'll stir you up!  Amazon, youtube, netfix, etc show you things that the algorithms believe you would resonate with...  Facebook will show you ads and videos that get you all lathered up... And you know as well as I do, they do a pretty good job at both those things! In a world that claims to champion diversity, we are more tribal than ever.  In a time when we have more interaction than any time in history, we feel more isolated, lonely and dis-connected than ever.  Our everyday life provides us with... Too much information...  Little knowledge... And... Rare wisdom. How Different is Similar? We are all very different... It's easy to focus too

What's Your Rosebud?

  One of my favorite classic movies is: "Citizen Kane" It starred Orson Welles. [NOTE: spoiler ahead - if you haven't seen it] And, was about the life and legacy of a powerful newspaper publisher, based partly on the late William Randolph Hearst. The movie starts with Charles Foster Kane dying, with his last word being "Rosebud" — and the entire movie is this sort of question of what "Rosebud" is. Turns out it was simply the trade name of a cheap little sled on which Kane was playing on the day he was taken away from his home and his mother as a child. Welles revealed in an interview: "In his subconscious it represented the simplicity, the comfort, above all the lack of responsibility in his home, and also it stood for his mother's love which Kane never lost." The point? We All Have Our Rosebud That thing, moment, or whatever it is that anchors, drives, guides, or inspires you.  For example, the late Johnny Carson and the book of magic tr