Strong at Everything, Weak at Nothing, Rick Osbourne

This is a wonderful piece by my friend, Rick Osbourne of Enjoy, Dan ☺ Strong at Everything, Weak at Nothing! Reconciling Self Interest and Altruism I confess, I want to be strong (i.e. independent, self-reliant, resilient)* at everything and weak at nothing. And furthermore I confess that I’ve never met another human being who … Read more

Self Help or Self Improvement?

Is there a difference? There certainly is and it is big. I was in a Network Marketing Company and I heard a speaker at a conference say “This is a self-improvement program with a high compensation outcome!” It was my first exposure to this way of thinking. Honestly, I was immediately attracted to the approach … Read more

Perform or Conform, You Be the Judge…

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a … Read more


Very early in my recovery I learned the acronym, H.O.W. it stands for Honesty, Open-mindedness, and Willingness. Recovery is living a happy, prosperous, clean and sober life. Utilizing the tools of recovery like the Twelve Steps, Power of Positive Thinking, the Law of Attraction, Life’s One Law as well as others is the key to … Read more

The Needle and the Damage Done…

Neil Young song a song in the 70’s “Needle and the Damaga Done”. But what if the damage has nothing to do with substance abuse? What if my impulsive behaviors have created hurt feelings or worse yet, some real damage? The same rules apply, use your tools, start with step 10 recognize, admit, amend and … Read more

If I Would Have Known… I Would Not Have Grown…

Recently, I spoke with a group of folks in Panama City.  I was sharing about some recent obstacles that I had overcome.  One gentleman asked me how I had the power to go through all of that and still have a positive mental attitude? Later that night I was rehashing my days events.  I thought … Read more

Start Your Day Right!

I start my day with the 3rd step and 7th step prayer, a couple of meditation books and a positive message to myself.  Through the years I have changed the meditation books I use with the exception of one.  Find the one that you will read every day and use it.  Most are inspiring and … Read more

Once I Get Through This, I Will Be OK….

We have all had the experience of a stressful “life challenge” along the way.  However, that is all it is, a stressful life challenge along the way!  Along the way to what? To where?  You have heard it said, “Life is a Journey”.  (I will leave the afterlife talk to those folks that are willing … Read more

Attraction Stones

My whole life I had the inner desire to “Be Somebody”. I wanted to make a difference in the world. In the 4th grade things started to really go downhill for me. Ten years of age and I had already begun the process of giving up and I did not even know it. By the … Read more

Pass it on…

I was reading a story this morning about Joe Girard. Joe is listed in the Guiness Book of World records as “The Worlds Greatest Salesman”. Joe credits his success to a visit to a friends funeral. At the funeral he asked the Funeral Director how he decides how many Mass cards to print. The response … Read more