The Formula for Success and Happiness and Maybe the Meaning of Life

In a 1929 interview with the New York Times, Albert Einstein came up with his formula for success. It looks like this: A = X + Y + Z He said, “A is Success, while X is Work, Y is Play, and Z is Keeping Your Mouth Shut.” If we read into it, we kind … Continue reading The Formula for Success and Happiness and Maybe the Meaning of Life

Everything Happens at Exactly the Same Time

Not being tense, but ready.  Not thinking, not dreaming.  Not being set, but flexible; adaptable.  Being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, not anxious, but relaxed and prepared for whatever may come.  This is Zen. Zen is achieved by digging through the ditches and burning through the witches.  Thank you Rob Zombie.  There are … Continue reading Everything Happens at Exactly the Same Time

Don’t Be the Third Quote

In business, a quote is a proposal package for a combination of products and/or services at the best possible price; eh, the cheapest.  So, we’re not getting the best.  The actual best is very expensive and justifiably so.  We’re not getting the cheapest either.  The cheapest is crap and we don’t’ want that.  No, it’s … Continue reading Don’t Be the Third Quote

Never Want Something Too Much and How to Manage a Bad Beat

We’ve done everything right.  We played our cards not only right, but righteously.  We communicated, contributed, brought value to every interaction, dotted all the I’s and crossed every T.  We invested time, money, skill, and expertise into this, with a world of experience, far wider and deeper than the other players.  Everything is going as … Continue reading Never Want Something Too Much and How to Manage a Bad Beat

Goals are Useless: Reflections on Life, Success, and Happiness, with a Special Appearance from the Seven Deadly Sins

I’m superman.  Always have been.  But, having two major surgeries this year, due to the superman antics I’ve done with my body all my life has me reflecting a bit. I had some quiet time yesterday and as I sat, sipping bourbon, my life thus far came flooding out of me and into my note … Continue reading Goals are Useless: Reflections on Life, Success, and Happiness, with a Special Appearance from the Seven Deadly Sins