Author Archive

Who told him he could play the piano?

Kuha’o is showing the world that you don’t need sight to follow your vision. Keep jamming, Kuha’o!


“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?”

—Robert Browning

Quote of the Week—January 1, 2012


“We have a strategic plan. It’s called doing things.”

—Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines

Quote of the Week—August 23, 2010


Frans Johansson Teaches Us How To Execute Great Ideas



RESPECT. Self Portrait Series: Jonathan Mannion Part 1 from RESPECT. Magazine.


Will Smith’s Wisdom

Great video with compiled clips of Will Smith sharing the wisdom he’s picked up through his life. I’ve long been impressed with Will and the depth of his character. I don’t believe he’s just a star, or an actor, or one of the elite with extreme amounts of talent. He is a powerful example of achieving one’s dreams, and, from what I can tell, a humble, passionate, loving person who wants to share the joy in his life with others. Enjoy the great words of wisdom from Will:


“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”


Quote of the Week—January 4, 2010



Great piece on Momentum from Seth Godin’s free What Matters Now ebook:

Malcolm Gladwell says it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an “Outlier.” He is, of course, right. My mother says practice makes perfect. She is, of course, right. A billionaire friend once told me to read one of the best stories on successful living, The Tortoise and the Hare. He says, “Every time I read that book, the tortoise wins. Slow and steady wins the race.” He is, of course, right.

Whether it is branding or wealth building, I call it the Momentum theorem.

FOCUSED INTENSITY over TIME multiplied by GOD equals Unstoppable Momentum.

Not many people in our A.D.D. culture can stay FOCUSED, but those who can are on their way to winning. Add to the focus some serious pull-your-shirt-off-and-paint-yourself-blue-at-the-football-game INTENSITY, and now you have a person
who is a difference-maker. But very few companies or people can maintain that FOCUSED INTENSITY over TIME. It takes time to be great, it takes time to create critical mass, it takes time to be an “overnight success.” Lastly, you and I are finite, while GOD is infinite. So, multiply your efforts through Him and watch the areas of your life move toward winning like never before.

Dave Ramsey is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host, best-selling author of the Total Money Makeover, and host of the Dave Ramsey Show on the Fox Business Network.

My favorite line: “…it takes time to be an ‘overnight success.'” Truer words were never spoken.


Make yourself necessary to somebody.


Quote of the Week (3)—December 28, 2009


Genevieve Clay is following her vision as a writer/director

Genevieve Clay, writer, director, and filmmaker, is dead-set on making her mark on the world. She is the recent winner of the tropfest film festival, and isn’t stopping there. She has some great advice for filmmakers, though I’d say it’s probably great advice for anybody:

You’re going to get criticised sometimes and some of your work isn’t going be great and you’ve got to be prepared for that. You’ve just got to push through anyway and say, ‘that film doesn’t define my talent’. Experiment with what you’re doing, don’t be boxed up.

You’re not going to make something great on your first go. You can’t think that you’re some freak genius even though you might be, you still need people to mentor you and talk to you and say ‘this is working and this isn’t’ and don’t be offended just take it on board.

And lastly, just suck it up. It’s cutthroat and disappointment is the biggest killer of dreams and the only person that’s going to stop you from getting where you want to go is yourself. If you can just suck it up and keep going no matter what the disappointment is, you’ll get somewhere.