While actually going to a website and printing a file out seems almost archaic in today's technology, I am starting to rethink the idea of making everything SO very easy to get access to.
The bottom line is if we can't take the time to print information, we won't make the time to plan for our future in a meaningful way.
With that said, I included this amazing video of a different point of view on how our solar system is flying threw space - very cool!
Amazing Solar System Visual
And below is Max Keiser on why getting a government job isn't the answer. I didn't post the other two videos because that would make over 3 hours of video to watch and the bottom line is in the video for this week.
The Keiser Report on Gen X Retirement Reality Check!
There's lots more to come!
I'm back in a major learning curve so don't forget to come back here each week for everything, sign up for the RSS feed above, and/or subscribe to my You Tube channel!
Have a great week from all of us here at the cow farm!
Right now the wind is blowing so hard I watched a tiny bird move backwards in the sky. That can't be much fun!
One of my big things is accountability. One of the hardest parts to this life is staying accountable. I don't have any good answers. But, I did listen to a great interview and then website from Steven Pressfield who said it so clearly.
You just stop the resisting and start working.
So, here I am - working. Not saying anything profound or helpful, but trying to move forward against ridiculous winds desperate to push me over.
It's still early in the day, I'll let you know who actually winds that battle (pun intended!).
First, I don't mean this to be in any way insulting. Rather, it is an interesting beginning place to reflect on who we actually are in the world today as grown ups.
Maturity has been something to be feared and avoided culturally for some time now. Celebrity is about youth or the appearance of being youthful, though more often than not it is a clownish face frozen in time that we see on all our screens.
But with that said, same drill as last week. Get your notebook, pen, and timer and watch the video for the next seven days to help keep you focused and then accountable.
Also below is the video I talked about by Joseph Campbell - more food for thought!
The Joseph Campbell Explanation:
Now that you've had some ideas planted, what will you focus on for the next seven days?
What one idea can you commit to putting into action over the course of this week?
What observations have you made as you looked through the mature lens of life at both your own and the world around you?
I'll say it again, it is a rare individual that really wants to learn and grown and become more of who they are within and not just what is seen without.
If it were easy, every one would do it and I would be writing silly novels by a stream for a living. But, my journey to find inner truths will never end and so my wondering and own work seems endless too.
But, I love it, do you? Let me know in the comments below any insights, ideas, or awakenings as together we make this journey into our own grown up lives!
This is the first time I've tried to watch one video for 7 days in a row or really stuck with one idea more than one day.
And I wanted to report back because WOW, it made a real difference!
For those who like me have a little trouble staying focused.... I tend to seek the new, exciting, the 'next' of it all. But this last week I forced my attention onto one idea as the over riding theme LETTING GO.
What I found most interesting was the progression from day one to the end of the week in that there was a lot I had to let go of and how this one idea related in so many ways.
I started with first asking to let go of my resistance to moving forward. What I got was I wasn't able to let go of being stuck because I was holding on to being vulnerable if I did let go into what was the unknown.
That led to a progression of ideas over the course of the week and now at the end, I can feel a shift from focusing on what I didn't want to let go of to now, what am I insisting on holding on to?
That shift if important because often we aren't aware of what we are holding on to so tightly because it usually comes under the label of being right, justice, honor, or fairness.
We hold on to a belief because we need to believe more than we need to move on. Letting go of what we hold on to often means the foundation under our feet crumbles and that is very disorienting and uncomfortable.
So what did you focus on this week as your goal to let go of? What did you find your self wanting to hold on to? And did you?
This next week I'm asking what it means to be a grown up - stay tuned!
This week we are talking all about letting go. Here's the report for this week:
The new plan is to watch the video - either the first section or whole thing - each day for the next 7 days.
The reason for this is to not just have this information be one more thing to watch and then let go of... but to really hold on long enough to ONE idea to let it percolate, sink in, and then become part of you.
Change is hard. And the truth is we have to not only be very motivated but find a way to do something related to that change every single day.
In this case, repitition works for us more than something new or different.
Don't forget a pen, notebook, and a timer if you've got one. You'll be most successful if you do this at the same time every day - really build it into your life.
Eventually, it will just be part of your process with or without this video or blog page. But they are both here to give you something to focus on as you build this process into your life!
Let me know how it goes in the comment section and any feedback you think might help others too!
Welcome to the new year! Part of my committment in this life is to be helpful in a way that is actually helpful. With that said we all know just talking about a problem or expressing an opinion doesn't really change anything...
So, how can we create real change? Do you want to? That is the first step.
Then, we must do the work. And so, with that goal in mind I thought new videos are really just more information with very little changing from watching them. Yet video is an awesome way to connect and take a moment to stop, reflect, focus, and then take action.
I'll be changing these Road Reports from Monday - Friday, to ONE video per week, loaded up on Saturday so you can watch once all the way through and then just the first section each day for 7 days.
Will this work? I don't know. I do know a routine done daily is the most powerful way to change anything, but again, do you want to?
If you know me you know no matter how many times I reinvent these ideas it always comes back to this one point, do the work.
How to get me and anyone else to do the work? That is the true challenge. It is always 'in progress' but why not keep exploring until we find something that catches hold!
I hope I'll see you back here or over on You Tube to watch The Road Reports and use them as a tool to focus and keep your self accountable! Let me know in the comments if it works or what might also be helpful!
Last night I got to watch the movie CREED! I've been long looking forward to it since I am a devoted Rocky Fan!
I've been trying to put my finger on what I walked away with that has me a bit disappointed and unsettled and I think this is it.
I need to preface with the point that this site is about Who you are as the PURPOSE of your life, not what you do.
Which leads me to this bottom line:
Who Rocky was defined his fighting.
Creed, Jr.'s fighting defined who he was.
Okay, yes, I realize that these are fictional characters and not 'real' - but they do reflect a distinct shift in entertainment I've been noticing for a while now.
And that is, I don't LIKE any of the characters as people. Good or bad, they both seem to reflect lack of character or any reason to care about them.
Action or shock or super powers isn't enough to gain my support. Because action, shock, and being strong physically is something you DO, it isn't who you are.
The trait most of us loved about Rocky is that we loved Rocky the man because of who he was.
He fought for good reasons. To survive, because he loved his family and especially Adrian, for his country, and in the end for his life.
Creed just fought for the sake of fighting. He wasn't poor and didn't need the money. He didn't seem to care much about anyone other than what they did for him - Rocky to train him, his girl friend to motivate him, and his father's wife to house him.
And yes, they tried to forge a connection between Rocky and Creed, Jr - but it felt more contrived and self serving than genuine. That has a familiar ring to it...
And all of this seems to reflect the current state of America. We don't really care about anyone other than what they can DO for us. We don't really care if anyone likes us.
And most importantly all the fighting we seem to do in the last few decades has very little to do with values other than greed, power, and a wildly self involved generation of soft and fragile individuals and there safe spaces.
I'm not sure when or how that exactly happened, but I am sure it did.
Which is why I feel so strongly about sharing these ideas.
Everyone wants their life to have a purpose and in the end have had meaning.
Most of us don't really know just 'how' to do that anymore in a world that doesn't really support that idea - at least not in our entertainment.
Just something to think about when you go to the movies, turn on your TV, stream your videos, pull out your phone - or dare I say it, open a book!
You can watch one of my 'homage' to Rocky Vlogs below!