10-YEAR-OLD CONVERSATIONS WITH MY MENTOR — #005

7 more mindsets to separate signal from noise in a world full of chatter.

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“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” — Thomas Jefferson.

We are living in a noisy world full of chatter. Here are seven more mindsets that will help dampen the noise.

Create your own reality.

Create your own reality. Tell others what you see as…


10-YEAR-OLD CONVERSATIONS WITH MY MENTOR - #004

It does not matter if it is in-person or virtual. The perception is created once and only once.

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Did you know that +-28% of Africa is made up of wilderness? Now compare that to the +-38% of North America's wilderness.

Think about that for a moment.

Many people in North America have the perception that Africa is mainly wild with lions, zebras, elephants, and other wildlife. Meanwhile, many…


BITCOIN FOR THE LAST TIME

I just had to say that last part. Let me explain.

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I read an article recently by Carol Burt titled 'You don't know shit from Shinola. Whatever that is.' I follow Carol, and I enjoy her writing, so it is only natural that this title caught my attention. That usually is not her style of writing.

In the comments section, a…


10-YEAR-OLD CONVERSATIONS WITH MY MENTOR- #003

It could come from a place you least expected.

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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world — Anne Frank

That’s incredibly insightful, and she was right. There is no need to wait a single minute to improve the world — or to improve ourselves.

If we wait for the…


10-YEAR-OLD CONVERSATIONS WITH MY MENTOR- #002

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“What I am looking for is not out there — it is in me.” — Helen Keller

Happiness is not found on the outside but within. Our goals won’t be met because of some outside force. …


Look over there. Please tell me what you see. Not there. This picture.

Over here. Look at this Picture. What do you see? Image credit to some hero on Social Media

What country is this? Does it matter? Which continent? Does it matter? Wherever you want this country to be, there it is. Do you see? That is why we see nothing in this picture.

Let’s use the bare naked eye of empathy and take a closer look at the picture.

Is this a run-down neighborhood?


10-YEAR-OLD CONVERSATIONS WITH MY MENTOR

#001 — On Writing Perspectives and my incorrect use of the English language.

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About ten years ago, I had a couple of intense sessions with my mentor. He dealt out some tough love in his effort to straighten me out, as he would always say when there are things to fix.

I had done a lot of technical writing until then (still do)…


Technology Regulated By Currency

The only laughing happening now is in the comment section of the numerous articles covering this story.

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According to numerous reports, a Bitcoin address, worth about $26 million, was activated in July after being 'asleep' for over nine years. This article is a kind of wisdom in hindsight after I wrote the They Laughed When I Told Them Bitcoin Is A Glorified Ponzi Scheme article.

I have…


He was 25 years old and on his way to the presidential State House to ask for shoes. Then …

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The Country was Sierra Leone in the year 1991/1992. The President holding office at that time was Joseph Momoh, and he was scared. The revolutionary forces were closing in on him and the last of his loyal soldiers. Confusion was both the enemy and the weapon.

There was one Captain…


He wrote a book after that one, and his lessons in that book lay it all bare

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When Napoleon Hill was eighty-four years young, he wrote Grow Rich with Peace of Mind in his twilight years. The book was published in 1967, some thirty years after the first publication of Think and Grow Rich.

In Hill’s own words in Grow Rich with Peace of Mind,

I began…

Llewellyn (Lou) Daniels

Over there, I tell stories. Here I'm curious. I read. Now I write too.

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