authentic reality life kaizen
For several years I masqueraded behind a humble approach of living my best efforts. The skills and knowledge, surrounded by my experiences only served as an attempt in life. It was marked by all my online social bios, they simply read, "I attempt the following..." 

One of my great friends, Leon Quan, challenged me with this, "Shaun, find your voice Man! Don't attempt, do it. No one wants to pay for someone to come in and "attempt" to be successful. I'm just playin with u Bro...sorta...no really dude, Grow a pair Dawg! Ur a Bada$$- Don't forget it, ur Dad'd say it too.

What was captivating, is Leon said this shortly after I had sent out a tweet about it being my father's 59th birthday who had died 10 years prior, it challenged me to think.

I was challenged...

 
 
social networking twitter facebook
The idea that your friends are my friends and my friends are your friends is sometimes a very interesting concept. How many people (person B) on Twitter or Facebook randomly show up on another friends network (person A) friend list and you KNOW they probably have zero connections? Maybe there are connections through the need to know. Here are my thoughts on some possible possibilities: 1. My friend 'A' came on my network and began seeing who is my influencers and found friend 'B'. Or friend 'B' came on my network and found friend 'A'. Or the 3rd reason, and I think more unlikely would be the randomness of me and friend 'A' stumbling on the same person. Now granted some leaders show up on ALL the networks because of their pull and popularity. Some however are...
 
 
process or product
It occurred to me as I was observing the monotonous project out back in our backyard at the joy over the process. We have been in our house almost 8 years and finally are doing our backyard landscaping. It is quite the project and I will put up pictures of 'before' and 'after' as soon as we finish. Our yard is about 5000 square feet and just under 3000 square feet of that is sod. This has been such a large project that I even took an entire week off vacation to work on it and at least 5 or so solid weekends and are finally just getting to the end results. I am anticipating the finished product very much which caused me to think about this idea:

What is better, the process or the finished product?

So many times...
 
 
statistics
Number of chemical elements in the universe: 104
In a glass of New Jersey tap water: 98

Average miles per gallon you can expect if a car maker's ad says "30 mpg, city": 23

Average life expectancy (in seconds) of an enemy soldier in a Chuck Norris film: 4

Percentage of the public that understand the new tax code: 11%
Percentage of accountants who understand it: 9%
Percentage of IRS employees who understand it: 6%

Number of Americans who believe any of these statistics are accurate: 2,478,644

As far as some actual significant numbers of importance check out this site, very worth your time. The great thing is they update LIVE!

 
 
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Check this out, nearly a third of younger employees would consider quitting their job if Facebook was banned in the workplace. The way many boomers respond to this is that they say they are a bunch of immature kids that need to grow up. But not forgetting the Millennials, they say, "Hey listen, if we are so immature then why are we the most educated generation in the history of mankind." The Millennial could be best described as adaptive, collaborative, updative, and integrated. Their ability to work together and dream a creative perspective of life is the driving force of the future!

Why else would Google, the largest most used search engine, be hit with a lawsuit about age discrimination? Google says that their company emphasizes "youth and energy." The strategy has led to a work force with an average age of under 30 and with less than 2 percent of employees over 40, according to the claim. Google employed just more than 1,600 people in 2003. 1600 new highers and only 2 percent are over 40. If you are not "Googling" Google to see what all they are doing then you need to start! As a leader/pastor/specialist this an interesting lesson learned.

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