Category Archives: Musings

Change Comes When You Are Truly Ready…

I find myself this morning in a state of confusion…check that, perhaps more of a state of clarity mixed with misperception. In my post Sex, Life, and Rock & Roll I talked about this great inspiration which entered my life. Unbelievably, this light which came into my life got me off my ass and moving.…

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Achievers Versus Average

Daily Synopsis of Maxwell Daily Reader,  by John Maxwell February 25 Title: Achievers Versus Average Excerpt From: Falling Forward Action Taken Today: Accept failure as the price of success today, and keep striving forward. Synopsis: Today’s entry is fairly short in its message, most of the writing is spent discussing high achievers. The type of people we would…

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Inspiration Only Gets You So Far…D-Day

Let’s be honest inspiration is like doing a line of blow. When it hits you, your neurons are heightened, you feel an impulse of energy. Something great, and you feel like you could defeat fucking King-Kong. Just like coke, the feeling is fleeting. At least an eight ball will last you a night, yet moments…

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Goals Create A Route For Success

Daily Synopsis of Maxwell Daily Reader,  by John Maxwell February 17 Title: Goals Create A Route for Success Excerpt From: Your Road Map for Success Action Taken Today:  Review your goals to be sure they are encouraging you to fulfill your purpose and maximize your potential. Synopsis: Today’s entry is short. Perhaps there isn’t too much more to say…

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Touching A Dozen Lives

Daily Synopsis of Maxwell Daily Reader,  by John Maxwell February 16 Title: Touching A Dozen Lives Excerpt From: Becoming a Person of Influence Action Taken Today:  Touch someone’s life for good today. Synopsis:   Maxwell teaches a fundamental component of a leader is the ability to influence others. In today’s entry he takes this concept and positions…

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Revelations and Evolutions

This morning during my workout I came to a revelation about myself, my weight, and my lack of success in certain areas of my life. But before I begin, I would like to interject this public service announcement for anyone who doesn’t believe in evolution. “You are fucking stupid. I fucking love science. That is…

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The Position Myth

Daily Synopsis of Maxwell Daily Reader, by John Maxwell February 10 Title: The Position Myth Excerpt from: The 360* Leader Action Taken Today:  Instead of relying on position or title, use only relational influences with others today. Synopsis: Simply put too many people believe one can only lease when given the title, or the implicit…

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The Law of Sacrifice

Daily Synopsis of Maxwell Daily Reader,  by John Maxwell February 8 The Law of Sacrifice  Excerpt From: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Action Taken Today: Are you willing to give up to go up? Synopsis: Today’s entry in the Maxwell Daily Reader references one of Maxwell’s 21 irrefutable laws of leadership. Sacrifice. According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary the…

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Act Yourself Into Changing

Daily Synopsis of Maxwell Daily Reader,  by John Maxwell January 28 Act Yourself Into Changing Excerpt From: Your Road Map for Success Action to Take Today: Act your way into feeling positive today as you face adversity. Synopsis: In today’s entry Maxwell discusses the connection between attitudes and behavior. To some degree Maxwell advocates a practical…

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The Heart of Leadership

From: The Maxwell Daily Reader, John C. Maxwell Date: January 27 2016 Title: The Heart of Leadership From: The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader  Gist:   For Maxwell the heart of leadership is rooted in service to others. One of the most poignant lessons I learned at my Jesuit high school was the latin abbreviation “AMDG”. Which means:…

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