Inhale Creativity to Exhale Creativity

“People don’t buy books. They buy the time they think they will have to read them.” -Henry Rollins There are only twenty-four hours in the day. After eating, sleeping, working, and tending to whatever other obligations we have, there are very few left over for what we call ‘free time.’ Given the limited amount of…

Presence, Joy, & Regret

Be grateful for the moments of joy you experience with those you love, no matter how brief they may be, because someday they will be but a memory.  Neither time nor joy are promised to us. How much we experience of each in this life is largely a factor of providence. How well we experience…

Presence and Participation

Time is infinite, but ours is not. Time is not on our side. It is either dragging us through life or we are pushing back against it, but it does not stop. It does not slow down. It does not wait for us to be ready. We can not make more time. We can not…

Trading Our Time Up

Money is only really valuable if it can be used to buy something of greater worth than the time and effort that went into earning it. Beyond our basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing, money begins to lose its intrinsic value. Once our needs are met, what we spend our money on is more…

Do First That Which Matters With Those Who Matter

If we are doing innovative, creative, and useful work with and for people who truly matter, there should be very little time left for debating. There are a limited number of hours in a day and, within those hours, we have a limited quantity of energy, focus, and attention. If we constantly give away our…