Sunday, July 26, 2015

I want to get to know you

A few months ago, a friend of mine told me about a former naval academy grad who is writing full-time.


I am not the best


I went to Dave Booda’s site and subscribed to his Boodaism.


Dave is full of wisdom and insight about everyday living as an ordinary American.  How can you draw meaning from your work and life when you seemingly can’t be one of those uber-successful billionaires on TV?  We aren’t all Tony Stark of Ironman: rich, brilliant, confident, good looking, and seemingly invincible.  It’s okay, Dave shows you how to be cool as you are.


Dave is a better writer than I am.  He is clearer and more insightful in what he writes.


I don’t know much


Nor do I have some special knowledge that can help you.  James Clear.  He’s a local North Carolinian.  And on his site JamesClear.com, James uses science to help you do more with less.  His insights can help you form habits to make you into a mean, lean, git ‘er done machine.


Nope, I don’t know much about scientification.


So, why do I bother writing?


If I had a special power


For one thing, I like writing.  And while my audience may be small, I am happy speaking to a small group of friends.  Plus, it’s therapeutic for me.  And if I had to dig a little deeper, I can say I enjoy hearing out a friend about her problem and doing something small to help.


For another, it’s like life.  Just ‘cause you’re no Shakespeare, doesn’t mean you should stop writing.  Just ‘cause you’re not Einstein doesn’t mean you should drop out of school (he did his best thinking while a patent office clerk, anyway).  You have to start somewhere.  And like the tortoise, if you keep going, you’ll reach the finish line.


But, if I had a special power, it’s helping a friend.  I’m a good advisor, a Spock to a Kirk.




And that brings me to say: I want to get to know you.


What’s on your mind?  What’s keeping you up at night these days?


If you think I could research and write about a topic of interest to you, would you please reply and let me know?  What can I do to help you?  What would you like to know more about?


As always, thank you for your time.


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