Category: All the Things

A general catch-all for all things not yet categorized.

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The Spin Before the Kick…

Sometimes, especially when it's important, there may be spinning.  Spinning can build momentum and energy until the just right moment.   In order to take advantage of that momentum and energy, you must come out of the spin and kick into action.  Otherwise, you might be left dizzy from going in circles.  Just like the ...

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Moments…

Worry yourself not with how the entire stream of events necessarily flows. It's about the moments in between: ones when you make real connections, have a realization of truth, those of friendship, laughter and goodness.  No ones counting your degrees. No one's counting how many hours you worked. No one's holding your G.P.A. to you. ...

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When You’ve Made Your Choice, That’s It. It’s When You Still Have a Choice is When It Matters…

I just woke up from a dream where I found myself saying this to someone.  It’s a bit random – as my dreams always seem to be – but from what I remember, here it goes: I had purchased some new smart watch from some drugstore and decided to give it a try, but leaving ...

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Mind the Little Pieces…

A form may be a whole, but one doesn't practice it only from beginning to end.  A martial artist, once the directions are know, must pull it apart into segments to practice them separately. Then, he must take those segments and break them down into isolated movements.  Only then can he find the parts that ...

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Experiencing is Preparing…

"It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war."    - Unknown I am not the most patient person in the world.  In fact, if you know me well personally, I'm far from it. In the past few weeks, I've seen this great story about a ...

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Business can be a Game…of Jenga

Building and running a business can be like a game of Jenga.  You can build it taking from the bottom - the people, the knowledge, the systems, the processes, the revenue, you name it - and putting it up top.  Once the bottom becomes thin, you start taking from the middle again, placing the pieces up ...

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Be Present, Look Ahead, and See the Whole…

The Martial Artist must be wholly present when executing a hyung (form).  While being present in the current move, he must at the same time be perceiving 1-2 steps ahead, and even more see the whole form from the outside with himself inside of it. The Musician must feel each moment in every note as ...