Monthly Archives: February 2012

“It Doesn’t Get Any Easier, You Just Get Faster”

“It doesn’t get any easier, you just get faster” said Greg LeMond, the first American to win the Tour de France.   In the context of cycling, his meaning is clear enough.  A novice cyclist rides hard in training, and this … Continue reading

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Mid-week Share: Leonard Pitts Jr. on Our Perceptions of Race

My favorite columnist, Leonard Pitts Jr., comments this week on the Jeremy Lin phenomena in his piece “‘Lin-sanity’ offers lessons for young African Americans”: Read his column before my comment… . . . . . . “…the most admirable … Continue reading

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Mid-week Share: Joke

I heard this joke from real-estate and financial author Robert Allen: A farmer is standing next to a thriving field. A preacher walks up and says “That’s a mighty fine farm you and God have here together”. The farmer replies … Continue reading

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Set a Goal, Take an Action

How do one’s dreams turn into reality?  Through the actions one takes toward achieving them.  Self-help guru Tony Robbins likes to say “never leave the site of making a goal without taking an action toward this goal”, or as I’ve reworded it, making it a mantra … Continue reading

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Mid-week Share: First Follower: Lessons from Dancing Guy by Derek Sivers Derek says an unrecognized kind of leadership is to be a “first follower” and explains using a very amusing video. I also like his blog at

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Mid-week Share: “The First Grader”

Trailer for the movie “The First Grader”: Imdb’s summary: “The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get … Continue reading

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