A colleague of mine passed this saying along to me some years ago. It seems his martial arts grandmaster would greet each morning by speaking those words to the universe. For some reason, this struck me as a beautiful thing to do and I’ve taken to making this my own
I can’t remember where I first stumbled across this quote, though I know Randy Pausch talked about it in The Last Lecture. Lately it’s been popping into my head a lot because I’m reading so much doom and gloom from people about the state of the publishing industry. As I
The other day my daughter and I were in the car headed down the two-lane county road that leads from the big town to our small town when I noticed a new caution sign. So I slowed down. Half a mile or so later, I discovered that an intersection was
I’ve been on the receiving end of a lot of requests for information in my time, almost always having to do with martial arts or writing, and for the most part I’m happy to help. I’d be a little disappointed if all of my efforts as a writer led to
Bonus points if you can remember what commercial the title of this blog post came from because I don’t remember. (Is an ad agency successful if you can remember the tag line but not the product?) People who’ve read my work often email me asking for advice and recommendations
On the theme of Open the Office Door, an excerpt from my book Dojo Wisdom for Writers on a concept I love: Lesson #8: Keep the Beginner’s Mind Martial artists respect the beginner’s mind because it’s open to new experiences and isn’t as critical as it later becomes.