Archive for February 2011

The Best Guidance

In his recent book Manifesting for Non-Gurus, Robert MacPhee contrasts two different methods for making your desires a reality. The first method is to define your outcome and then dive right into massive action. Adjust your approach along the way, and keep going until you get there. This approach is easy to begin, but as…

Help Me Decide What to Create Next

As I mentioned in my 2011 Focus post, I intend to experiment with my business model this year and do things differently than I have in previous years. My first step along those lines was to begin offering phone consultations. I’m happy with how that’s been working out so far. My next step is to…

Completion vs. Perfection

There’s a big difference between completing a project and perfecting a project. Perfectionism frequently works against the drive for completion. A final work product doesn’t have to be perfect to produce strong results. However, the project must be essentially complete. A mediocre but complete film script can still be made into a movie. A beautifully…

Military Intelligence Officer Interview

Here’s an interview I recently did with a British military intelligence officer. We met last July in Las Vegas and talked for a few hours about military strategy, Iraq, Afghanistan, blogging, and many other topics. I thought that some of what we discussed would make an interesting blog post, so I suggested that we do…

30-Day Facebook Fast

It’s been about 30 days since I quit Facebook, so I wanted to share an update on what that’s been like. Many others also quit the service last month, and many more are on the fence as to whether they should do the same. Here are some realizations I’ve had as a result of leaving…