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Don’t Sell Out The Present For The Future

A close friend died this past week. It hasn’t been a good half of year for that in my world.

I’m reminded of the importance to live for the moment AND the future.

You don’t sell out your future for the moment, but you also don’t sell out your moment for the future because you don’t know how much of a future you have left.

I’m reminded of a quote from James Dean that I’ve often thought about:

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. – James Dean

I have learned to live in the present.

I used to think so much about the future.

I’d work for the future, I’d dream of the future, and I’d long for the future.

I sold out the present as inferior to what was out there down the road.

But in doing that, I didn’t give value to the only thing that I had which was that day, that hour, and that minute.

The interesting thing about the present moment is that it’s slipping through your fingers.

You can never get it back.

The future seems to always be out of reach, but the present is in your hands.

You can make it great.

You can squeeze everything out of it but you cannot keep it.

The future will come so just let it.

Don’t wait on it. Don’t look to it.

Make the most of what is now and the future, when it becomes the “now,” will be more of what you want it to be.

So consider the future in your decisions, but don’t forget or discount the moment.

It’s your moment and it’s all that you have. I do recommend a book on the topic. It’s called, “The Power of Now.”


Oh The Meetings We Can Have!

(I wrote this back when I was in sales and frustrated by how many meetings we had instead of doing what actually brought in money)
We sit and sip our coffee at our meeting of the day
We act as though our business lives on what we have to say
The phones may be ringing and the emails coming in
But we’ve got more important matters to which we must attend

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Facebook No Longer Cool?

Mascot-eats-cheerleaderThings can change on a dime I’m telling you! According to an article in the Telegraph, teens see Facebook as “dead and buried.”

According to the article, it’s not just that Facebook is on a slide or on a “downturn” but it’s literally dying or even dead with teens.

The reason?

Teens see it only as a network for keeping in touch with older family members.

Not in a bad way necessarily, but that the function of Facebook is seen differently than before. Facebook is, apparently, being replaced by other social networks like Twitter and Snapchat because they’re simpler. Continue reading


Tornado Picture and New Trailer for “The Last Hybrid: Bloodline of Angels”

Last week was exciting! I snagged not only my first view of a tornado, but snapped a picture of it as well. It was over the ocean, which means it was technically called a water spout. It only lasted about five minutes so I was thrilled to have been in the right spot at the right time. Take a look below and look closely toward the center of the image.

This was right after it had touched the ocean and was its largest! It’s now starting to pull back up.

Another great thing about the week was Continue reading