#YallConnect Highlights

About 8-9 days ago I spent a couple of hours putting together this Storify account of the tweeted highlights of 2015 #YallConnect. At some point I hope to add my notes but since I haven’t had time to do that yet, I decided to just publish the highlights from Twitter. Here it is and I …

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

I have a lot on my plate and can often get frustrated (with myself) when I don’t get everything completed that I have on my informal to-do list. This past week I came down with a nasty cold, probably due to a combination of pushing myself REALLY hard to launch my dream project, the stress …

Shinecast Back Story-1

Picture an elementary school cafeteria, circa 1969. All the tables have been pushed to the side. The room is now Main Street, America. Sidewalks paved with shiny waxed linoleum tile provide pathways into second-grade small businesses built from appliance boxes. My First Career Day I was the owner of a radio station, blasting out 0.00125 …

For Day 40 of Become an Idea Machine, Claudia Altucher prompts us to list 10 regrets to let go. So far, I’ve been posting all of the Idea Machine content over at The Ben Franklin Follies. But a few of the prompts have been less helpful to others, so I’ve decided to publish the more …

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 …

“I explore, connect, create and communicate ideas.” This is still the tagline of my Google Plus profile. For a long time, I used this tagline on all of my social profiles, but starting around 2012 or early 2013 I updated most of the bios to move away from promoting myself as an idea machine. I …

Now Be Do: Reflections on 2014

My 3 words for 2014 were Now, Be, Do. These three words came to me, like a gift. No need for contemplation. Now, Be, Do just popped into my head immediately in December 2013 and I knew these words represented my mandate for 2014. At the time, I perceived Now, Be, Do to be about …

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 …