Category: Grow

I’ll Take West Virginia, Please

When I stepped to the front of the classroom, Mrs. Bowen already had the big, gray behemoth powered up. I carefully positioned volume W of the World Book Encyclopedia into the image capture area and a state map appeared on the grayish white screen pulled down over a section of drab green chalkboard. I gently …

Coming Full Circle?

18 years ago—June 1997—I was in the midst of an internal struggle about what I should do next with my life. On the outside, I was a successful lawyer. I was a shareholder in my law firm and, for the first time in my life, starting to make “real” money, by which I mean that …

Explaining the Shinecast

So here’s a bit about how the Shinecast has evolved over the past year …. [I originally published a similar version of this to a private Facebook group that I’m a member of] The Shinecast vision has been (and continues to be) about helping others discover, find inspiration, grow and shine. The journey is where …

This Was My Week: April 25, 2015

In early February, while looking for another document, I found this file saved on my computer….It’s an unfinished letter to my younger self. The file metadata says this was written December 21, 2013. After copying and pasting here on February 11, 2014, and then scanning through it for typos, I’m posting it verbatim. It’s clear …

Now Be Do: Reflections on 2014

My three words for 2015 are: Sceptre, Beams, Orchard This year, I return to words that serve as metaphors. These three words are the windows to new opportunities and the windows that deliver illumination along the path that leads the way. Sceptre is my window to authority and the power to speak. Beams give strength, energy …

When Things Don’t Turn Out As Expected, Part 2