Presidential balance

Vladamir Putin at a desk
February 22, 2022. When was the last time you saw Putin smile? Or a photo of him exercising – like a walk, jog, swim, yoga? Note: The other side will always pick uncomplimentary photos. Have seen enough video of Putin to know he knows how to smile. Today’s iPhone photo is from a TV video report i captured from the couch.

Happy to be alive today?

Remind your face.

Happy present moment.

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Sound advice on how to be unhappy TED talk video


Sound advice on how to be unhappy – TED talk video.

Today’s video is a followup perspective from yesterday’s post on how our expectations lead to unhappiness.

Highly recommended.


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That space between worry and care-free

iTunes screen shot
And the Oscar goes to Patience (and faith).


The phone rang as i was cycling to the gym yesterday. A college buddy works for the nation’s largest financial planning firm.

They’re having their annual leadership conference in Orlando next January.

While he’s not the final decision maker, his recent promotion has elevated him to a position of greater responsibility and influence.

Out of nowhere, he’s recommending me to be their Leadership Keynote Speaker.

Plus, in three hours, a conference call with a different client to discuss May’s Leadership retreat with a client i’ve been talking to for nearly a year and a half.

Reality is this: i’m currently without a signed contract for my next paid engagement. Nothing for the remainder of 2016 and it’s only March 1.

The Oscars, a few days ago, highlighted the best of the best.

The best of the best here at home?

Patience and faith are the frontrunners in my life.

Note: Real time update today, June 9, 2016 – things have fallen into place. This year will be better than last year.




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Happiest Of New Year’s To You And Best Wishes For 2012!

New Year's Eve 2011, at The Fresh Market.

Happy New Year. A late start to the daily blogging here at Mid Life Celebration. The final look at the clock last night, it was 11:51pm. Fell asleep just before the apple dropped at Times Square.

Um, yes, I do know it’s April Fool’s Day 2012 as you read this. And um, you do know it’s January 1, 2012 (90 days ago) as I type this post. Right?

Life is an experiment. You are experimenting this year aren’t you? Please tell me the dreams you are thinking today (Jan. 1) are still alive today (Apr. 1).

PS. That last sentence was weird to write. This is going to be an interesting January (or April). I’m already a little confused how this will work out.

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