New Horizons

A new year is on the horizon, and it’s a good time to pare down and get rid of the old and allow psychic space to welcome in new opportunities.  I will upload a scan from a great photography book here, a book that I’ve enjoyed leafing through several times, and which I plan to drop off at a Panera Bread’s book share table or Goodwill truck.  I thought it a fitting image to accompany some wise words from Stephen Pollan, that I found in a a clipping about a book of this called Second Acts.  Pollan says one is never too young or too old to change.

Here four good nuggets to spur us forward to achieve those dreams that may need some dusting off and some timelines attached:

  1. PUT YOUR DREAM INTO WORDS. Use specific language.
  2. CAST LOTS OF IRONS IN THE FIRE.  Don’t get stymied by shortcomings or past disappointments.  Fuel your hope for the future.
  3. EXAMINE BARRIERS YOU FACE.  Are obstacles internal? Be honest and confront internal stumbling blocks (self-generated doubts, irrational fears, internalized attitudes of others that may not be helpful) Or are they external, and can you enlist help?
  4. CONFRONT YOUR HURDLES.  Rank them by difficulty, and tackle the most difficult first.
Published in: on December 12, 2008 at 3:55 am  Comments (1)  

Holiday shopping continued

There’s an interesting trend that retailers use to boost return visits and additional sales, POS coupons on receipts. cute-cartoon-lady-shopping-3353172 CVS is a big user of this marketing strategy, using current purchases to try to bring us back to the store soon for a discount on a product we’re apt to buy, but for the life of me I can’t figure out how my “extra care” account was targeted as a likely purchaser interested in $10 off  “Morphbot Mutater [sic] Buggy Remote Control Cars (Reg. $29.99)????

Published in: on December 12, 2008 at 2:46 am  Leave a Comment