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One hour is better than none

In my current dazed and sleep deprived state, blogging from my phone on the runway of LAX on the way to Europe, I’m remembering being in Jakarta with my band and my drummer, Jojo Mayer, convincing me it was s good idea to get a hotel for us all even though we would only stay …
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Our only real job in life is…

I think our only real job in life is to help and inspire others. Can we do that all the time? probably not. Can we all be better at thinking about it and doing it some of the time? absolutely. It doesn’t take much to help someone. You can show great compassion and support in …
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Staying away from the middle

The middle is where most of the population hang out. Through no fault of their own. The education system is geared towards producing citizens of the earth that follow the rules, behave themselves and fill the factories and production lines. But if we can head towards the fringe, to the edges, to a creative space …
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Are you ready?

My main goals are not directly connected to a specific action or achievement but rather to the process of being ready to carry out that action, or to know what to do when I reach that achievement. The more I’ve transitioned from wanting or thinking I need certain things in my life to working on …
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It’s all about intent

So often I get caught up with the task at hand and am less focussed on the intent with which I’m approaching that task. And the results are incredible when you adjust your intent because your initial approach to the task may well have nothing today with the desired result. My tennis coach works on …
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There is always tomorrow

All of those things you planned to get done today that slipped through the cracks… I’m guessing that most of them weren’t too life threatening and will still be available to be worked on tomorrow. I’m not for one second advocating that you procrastinate always saying “I’ll just do that tomorrow” and never get anything …
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Your story is the most powerful thing you have

Your story is the most powerful thing you have simply because not a single other human being on the planet has the same one. And it’s the uniqueness of your story combined with common issues and hurdles you share with the rest of the world, that allows you to be relatable by sharing how you …
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But have you tried?

So many people either ask me how it’s possible to maintain productivity or simply tell me that they couldn’t possibly do it themselves. “But have you tried?” is what I always ask. Talent is a very small part of anything I do or have ever done. The larger portion of it is pure hard work …
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Try nice over mean

It’s so much easier to be mean than it is to be nice. Being nice takes effort, thought, compassion, communication and listening. Mean can be a quick unthoughtful reaction because something doesn’t line up with the exact way you’re thinking or acting in that moment. And the crazy thing is, as much as I think …
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Take a million miles and walk the last 6 feet?

No. Accept the first 6 feet and walk the last million miles. Take the embryo, the seed, the first few notes and do the rest of the work yourself. With today’s information super highway breaking down every last thing you could possibly want to learn in the greatest of detail, where is the space for …
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