Week 26 – Parting Shots

This tree is right outside my house and will look like this again in a few weeks. Really looking forward to that.


imageIt came fast. It came slow.

The end.

Except it isn’t the end.

Most activity will continue. Giving me more traction towards my DMP.

Much stuff still to catch up on.

My biggest accomplishment so far was just to keep going. No matter what. There have been lots and lots and lots of whats.

Sometimes I was, and am, soooooooo far behind, the most logical thing to do would be to quit.  Well that wouldn’t have accomplished anything. Keepin’ goin’ makes all the difference and is still life changing.

I know I now have a leg up to Go90Grow. And all the lessons for both are reinforced.

I’m looking forward to participation in March to 3000. I enjoyed the first call with Carol.

All this will make me feel that I’m getting even further behind. Must push that kind of thinking to the back. Not useful. Not productive.

Just keep going.

It’s all good. One of my favorite phrases.

Its too easy to point to the defective. The problem.The not yet perfect. They are all so irrelevant.

Stay tuned for what’s next.



Week 25

image.jpegWhat you are looking at in the picture are beaded geckos by the Masai artists of Northern Tanzania.

I use them as zipper pulls as another way of keeping the colors front of mind

So what’s been puzzling me for awhile is shapes versus colors. We use both to burn into subby.

My conscious brain keeps wanting to know whether color trumps shape or the other way around? When both are present?

is the confusion deliberate? If so why?

I seem to be doing the mental gymnastics of linking both, but that can sometimes feel like too much when my brain is otherwise busy.

Or, when it is not, why am I doing this?

Is this how it’s supposed to be?



Week 24

image.png“Success is not determined by the outcome. The outcome is the result of having already decided that you are successful to begin with.”

― T.F. Hodge


MKMMA: “If you quit on the process, you are quitting on the result.” ―Idowu Koyenikan


i particularly value the last sentence in this quote – because it can change everything about my strategy and outcome:

“All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man/woman had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

My goodness how approp Is this quote to the MKMMA experience:

“My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, diluted, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate… at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in a maze of mediocrity. I won’t give up, shut up, let up, or slow up.”~ Robert Moorehead


And finally:

“Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome.” ~ Rosabeth Moss Kanter

I take that one step further:  by designing and programming the desired outcome –  everyone including yourself, knows what needs to be done to make it all happen.  No more wishy-washy.

It’s still kind of fascinating that every week all these quotes drop into my lap – they are only appropriate for MKMMA, but exactly where we are in the process.

This week’s picture is one exception that I didn’t take. My sister-in-law took it on a dive trip to Fiji. She got that picture and then had to sit in a hotel bathroom for 3 hours and wait for a cyclone to Pass thru


Week 23

Found this table. What a nice way to have our colors around. Have to see if I can make the perfect place for it.


Giving is a universal opportunity. Regardless of your age, profession, religion, income bracket, and background, you have the capacity to create change. -Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen – Philanthropist, Educator, and Author


Before you begin a thing, remind yourself that difficulties and delays quite impossible to foresee are ahead. You can only see one thing clearly, and that is your goal. Form a mental vision of that and cling to it through thick and thin.

Kathleen Norris – Writer



Someone has defined genius as intensity of purpose: the ability to do, the patience to wait. Put these together and you have achievement.” ~ Leo J. Muir

As I think of the table above, I wonder if I can easily remove the legs and hang it on the wall instead? I’ve got more wall space than floor space. It’s light enough too. Perhaps the stairwell  it scales well there.


Amateurs freak out when things don’t go right. Pros just handle it and move on. Here is a throwback Pro for you.

The throw back mentioned above is of the aircraft landing in the Hudson River. Listening to the recording of the pilot handling the emergency is breathtakingly straightforward, matter of fact,  ‘I’ve got this’. The video is on my FB. Thanks Richard Brooke for the post.


“Most of us want to change the world, but only a few of us are willing to change our own minds!”

Runaway fear today. Much better now.

“Raise your commitment level to the point of no return” – Bruce Jenner

Then there’s no time for fear





Week 22


My favourite part of doing this blog is taking/finding pictures. No copyright problems – I took them all.


“The artist is chosen by God to fulfill his commands and must never be overwhelmed by public opinion.” – Albrecht


wow – I didn’t realize until after I pasted in the quote that it followed my earlier comment when I started this blog. This is beyond serendipitous !!

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”

– H. P. Lovecraft

Read this one a few times:

“Rest until you feel like playing, then play until you feel like resting, period. Never do anything else. ” – Martha BeckRead

Week 21

image.jpegI am a unique creature of nature. – OG


Cherish forever what makes you unique, ‘cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes. ~ Bette Midler

More Og:  I am rare, and there’s value in all rarity; therefore, I am valuable.

Onto the recent exercise of reading bots:

I found amazingly enjoyable because I got to meet people I didn’t know in life. I tended to read the bigger display obituaries that had a lot more details. I enjoyed meeting them.

It wasn’t the morbid exercise I thought it would be at all.

I already have the relentless march time of  time ingrained in me. So this exercise didn’t have the expected impact on me at all. It’s all good!

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

“In order to get to the next level of whatever you’re doing, you must think and act in a wildly different way than you previously have been. You cannot get to the next phase of a project without a grander mind-set, more acceleration, and extra horsepower.” – Grant Cardone


Week 20

image“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” ~ Paulo Coelho

I’m still having trouble placing photos and doing color  – word press doesn’t always behave the way I expect to.

“Learning is about looking at things differently, making your life a little better everyday. The greatest personal limitation is to be found not in the things you want to do and can’t, but in the things you’ve never considered doing.” – Richard Bandler

“There are so many things in human living that we should regard not as traumatic learning but as incomplete learning, unfinished learning. Pain is incomplete learning.” – Dr. Milton Erickson