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Hope and the unexpected delight

I watch a lot of bad movies.  Well, strictly speaking that’s not true.  I watch a lot of what most “normal” people would consider bad movies.  If there’s a chance of a gunfight, explosion or bloodspatter I’ll watch it.  if there are capes flapping in the wind, I’ve probably already seen it. Unfortunately, this means…

The fine art of saying No!

No.  Two little letters, one syllable and yet, when it comes to conversation, more difficult to say than antidisestablishmentarialism.  Why is it so difficult to say, and, Why is it so important that you learn how to say it? It’s difficult to say No! because we all crave acceptance.  Regardless of whether you choose to…

Change is in the air

As you may have noticed, last week there was not a daily post.  Now I could claim I got into battle with the Dragon, but that would be a lie.  Rather, this is a result of preparation for future Dragon hunts. This change has been building for a while.  but it was catalysed during one…

Aspiring Dragon Slayers Wanted

The Dragon Hunting Task Force Needs You. I’ve had it with the Dragon. I’m sick of his taunting, I’m sick of his smug grin. Most of all I’m sick of the way he picks on individuals. I decided enough was enough. It was time to go out Dragon Hunting. In a group. That way, we…

Intent – The Difference Between Procrastination and Time Off

Everyone knows there’s a difference between procrastination and time off.  But what exactly is it, and why do we need to understand the difference. Procrastination and time off are two sides of the same coin.  So much so that often they can encompass the same activities.  Games, reading, fiddling with design, consulting sessions, e-courses, even…

Encounters with the Dragon – Episode VIII – Be Vewwy Quiet, We’re Hunting Dwagons

Last week there was a little burnout.  It made me wonder why the Dragon worries about fighting us when we all carry a little Dragon around with us for when the Dragon of Mediocrity isn’t around.  We like to pull it out, play with it a little, and then cast doubt on everything we’re doing….

Who You Gonna Call?

It’s been a long time since I didn’t have a post in me.  Much is happening, exciting things, and processing everything this week has left me a little strung out.  I’m not even able to write a post about dodgy movies, which is strange and bewildering.  I started off thinking I would write about Face/Off. …

Virgins, Cows and Sunk Costs

The Dragon is now terrorising the village. There are two options for dealing with him. Sacrifice a Virgin or feed him cows. Sacrificing a virgin will result in the Dragon leaving the village alone for a couple of years, whereas you need to feed him 2 cows a week. The villagers decide. Cows are common,…

You made the choice, here’s what it means.

Yesterday I wrote about three men, one pitchfork and The Dragon and asked you to make a choice.  If you’ve made it great, if not, go back, read the post and choose.  The reason will become clear soon enough. Each man represents something.  A form of motivation.  Understanding what motivates you can go a long…

Defying the Dragon, Why do it?

Here’s the deal.  One day, you’re happily ensconced in your bucolic life.  You milk the cows, sow the corn, harvest the corn, eat the corn, and the corn doesn’t try to shoot you.  You’re happy and everyone in the village gets on with each other.  Then, all of a sudden you see a dark shadow. …