Inspiration is for amateurs

Thanks to Tim Ferris for this quote today:
“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will, through work, bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great ‘art idea’.” -Chuck Close, American artist who achieved fame as a photorealist through massive-scale portraits


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My head is always in the clouds these days.

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Today is life

Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto -Dale Carnegie

This book took the slow boat from Japan. I ordered it in May and it came today.

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A life lesson from Ray Bradbury

“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.”

~ Ray Bradbury

Thinking about flying to Hangar Days in Mexico MO if the weather cooperates. #pilotthuglife

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I randomly stumbled on this podcast. I worked for Dr Achacoso for several years at a startup. He’s as interesting in real life as he sounds on this podcast and is a dear friend. Funny how small the world is sometimes.

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I now have a business reason to work on this rating. I’ve heard the written part of the exam is a doosey

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Respect the quiet

Can’t say amen to this enough.

Effective remote CEOs understand how quality work happens: People need quiet, uninterrupted time to get things done. That’s how people get into a state of “flow,” which is crucial to thinking creatively or building something from scratch -Claire Lew