News and Inspiration
May 16, 2019 The Inner Game
Throughout my career I have learned, tried and done a lot of things. I had skin in the game the whole way - and that makes a huge difference. When I began to teach others, in small increments at first many years ago, and now almost full time, my key ideas coalesced over time.
If there is one "Larry Janesky idea" that I feel is central to living a happy self-actualized life it's this -
From nothing, comes something.
From the inner, comes the outer.
From the invisible, comes the visible.
And there you have it. Everything going on around us and all the results we get in our lives is a result of what is going on inside our heads. We are not likely to win the outer game if we don't win the inner one.
It's the inner game that counts.
March 31, 2019. Do. Not Try.
As the chooser, you have the choice in your hands to DO. Do... not try.
New moment. If it doesn't work out. Do again.
January 16, 2019. Find Opportunities.
Jascha Kaykas-Wolff, CMO of Mozilla and co-founder of GrowthVerse—Kaykas-Wolff believes in two key principles: Find opportunities where no one else is looking; and never fail the same way twice. It's a methodology centered on Agile marketing practices and marketing technology.
December 28, 2018 End of year thoughts.
Success is attracted by the person you become and value you have created for others. Professionalism matters
October 18, 2018 (10-18-2018... or 10-18-18) Do it differently.
When you do it differently, it becomes interesting. You get different results, and you learn. Adjust, keep learning, and keep trying it differently.
You are in control here. Breathe. Life is good.
Sept 30, 2018. Enlighten, Inspire, Connect and Dream.
Sept 25, 2018 Desire
This is from one of my favorite bloggers, Larry Janesky: In Napoleon Hill's classic book "Think and Grow Rich" he identifies desire as the starting point of all achievement. Of course, he was not talking about any desire - but a desire for a positive result, outcome or personal goal.
We all have desires, but we have to discern which ones will take us to long-term success and happiness and which will only lead to problems for us. Then we need to choose to follow the right ones and be self-disciplined enough to forego the wrong ones.
"The discipline of desire is the backbone of will and character" - Will and Ariel Durant
To simplify this.... Passion + Knowledge + Skills = Result you want.
July 1, 2018 One Year of One B.
I founded the One B Group to find and develop solutions from component level to installed product. Increasingly LIGHTING has become the center of safety, communications and quality of life in every sector. We have an active IES-Raleigh section where we connect and inspire each other to support each other in lighting solutions and in a variety of market sectors. We must have light to SEE , COMMUNICATE and "B"!
August 30, 2018 Something good.
See something good, say something good, do something good. Pass it on...
August 3,2018 Be Brave.
At 6am, the day is new and possibilities are endless. Harness the new day and give it your best effort. Be brave and try new methods and techniques. Get into the flow at 6am!
Don't waste a moment!
July 25, 2018 Your best self.
"Eudaimonia" It's Aristotle's word for happiness, and it means "good soul; succeeding at expressing the best within ourselves. Virtue."
Expressing the best versions of ourselves every moment.
June 25, 2018 Learn Everyday.
We all have inherent talents. But if we rely only on our natural skills, instincts and what we've learned from our own personal experience, then we get to our limits pretty quickly. In today's world, we will need much more than that to do well.
We must learn from outside of us; from others. We must tap into what others know/have learned/and want to share. Being successful today requires ever-changing and expanding specialized knowledge. To compete, we must create a habit of learning the right things from the right places to achieve what we say we want.
April 15, 2018 Mind, body, soul.
Skill, strength, desire.
The root word of hero is heros, which means "strong enough for two". The hero can take care of him/herself and another. The hero can work for, earn for, save, protect, and/or defend themselves and another (and another and another).
Do you have the hero's holy trinity - the skill? The strength? The desire? ~ Larry Janesky
March 26, 2018 Are you getting the results you want?
Take stock... what's working? What is not working? What can you change?
February 13, 2018 Doing Good
I believe there is a big bank account in the universe. Every time you do something good, especially for others, you make a deposit. Every time you do something bad, you make a withdrawal. Helping other in need counts.
In either case, it doesn't matter if anyone is watching. It all counts.
So, when nobody is looking, I sometimes do something good that nobody knows about except me. Will it buy me some protection or goodwill or luck another time or when I need it?
When I ask the universe for support, I get it.... and so others must too!
February 6, 2018 Reach for the stars
Well done SpaceX. Falcon Heavy/Falcon 9 amazing launch and return!
January 20, 2018 Know your Strengths
Work with your strengths.
January 1, 2018 Motivation -
Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose. Urge to direct our own lives. Desire to get better and better at something that matters. Serving a purpose higher than ourselves.
December 22, 2017 Remember to Believe
Fierce patience is a virtue in all endeavors. Believe you can... and it will happen.
December 15, 2017 What can you do?
You can do more than you think. You never know until you try.
Wishing you peace and happiness this holiday season and a new year filled with prosperity and success!
December 13, 2017 Dreams and Goals
Dreams provide power. Goals provide focus.
November 17, 2017 Read and think better
Read. Read or listen to authors who know more than you in an area you need to know more about. You'll get all the food you need to think better thoughts about your business. I made it my habit and I look forward to it when I drive, run, hike or walk.
October 17, 2017 Start with what you know!
There is a lot in the universe that I don't know. When I have a problem to solve, I take a step back:
I list my "known knowns". Then I list my "known unknowns". As I go thru the development process, I will uncover my "unknown unknowns" and figure out next steps to get to a solution that works.
When you don't know where to start... start with what you know and enjoy. Then proceed to learn about what you don't know. It always helps to bounce ideas off a trusted friend or source!
September 18, 2017 Put your heart in it
A man that works with his hands is a laborer. He does chores.
A man that works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He does good work.
A man that works with his hands, his head and his heart, is an artist. He never works.
Put your heart in it.
Say "Yes, I will be there for you" and show up fully. That's how people fall in love with you and your work. firstname.lastname@example.org
August 17, 2017 Your Legacy
Your strengths + your interests + what the world needs = your legacy
July 1, 2017 Are you willing to think differently?
What will make tomorrow better, is your commitment to creating something different than you have created already. You've already done what you knew how to do. Now you have to do something you don't really know how to do.... Yet. Let's start now!