Jason moderates this tip filled episode of How To Matter. He brings podcast listeners two segments produced by Paul and James. In the first segment, Paul shares his take on sticking on the horse and staying the course. In the second segment, James advises being close and personal with the brain bank and being sure your account does not get out of balance. Both segments are must listens for those listeners who are committed to their success and to the success of people who matter to them.
The How To Matter team is back with another episode for you while Gary is still off to audio school. Ivy and Justin did such a good job with their first try at producing an episode of How To Matter that the team decided to give them another shot at producing an episode. They have worked with James and Tom to include a piece on writing and with Salli to include her piece on managing the important things in our lives while giving appropriate priority to those things that do not matter as much. At times, good enough is actually good enough. Listen and see what you think about her perspective. After you have had a chance to listen to the episode, we hope you will take a minute to share your thoughts about the episode by shooting an email to us at feedback@HowToMatter.net.
Jason and Ivy have produced a special podcast for you. Paul, James and Sally have all pitched in to help the kids with their first full production. The story starts with “The monkey bridge loomed monstrously between us and success. If perchance you do not know about monkey bridges, picture and learn.” The team is pretty happy with the podcast and sincerely hopes you eenjoy it. The message is certainly worth a serious think.
“If a man is not rising upwards to be an angel, depend upon it, he is sinking downwards to be a devil.” What do you think about this pronouncement from Samuel Taylor Coleridge?
If you are skeptical about this angel thing, consider what George Elliot said, “The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.”
OK, you may still see nothing but sand and are too busy to rise upwards to be an angel. Besides, you’ve never seen an angel and doubt if anyone else has either. Well, it’s just like James Russell Lowell said, “All God’s angels come to us disguised.”
Voltaire added, “It is not known precisely where angels dwell – whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God’s pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.”
Nonetheless, “Angels descending, bring from above, echoes of mercy, whispers of love.” (Fanny J. Crosby)
It’s like Jean Paul Richter told us, “The guardian angels of life fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us.”
“O welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope, Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings!” (John Milton, Comus)
I checked in from audio school to see if Paul and Tom had time to post a short episode of How To Matter. They did and it is here for you. Paul shared a couple of pointers for problem solving when you are feeling stuck. Give it a listen. The guys did good. It’s nice to be able to count on them and the rest of our friends. They are always there to make a difference with people who make a difference to them.
In this episode of How To Matter, James and friends come down on Gary pretty hard. They are not happy with the audio quality of the podcast and let Gary know how they feel in pretty clear terms. Gary responds by assuring his friends and listeners that he is taking steps to improve the audio quality of the podcast. He is currently attending audio school and hopes to be back with new and much improved episodes of How to Matter in a few weeks. There may be occasional episodes before school is done, but regular episodes are suspended until Gary gets the audio quality issues resolved. Your patience is very much appreciated.
In this episode of How to Matter, we focus first on writing and the issues related to getting started and actually moving ahead to produce an article, novel, or whatever we intend to write. We can get so stuck on getting things correct, getting everything included that we do not actually produce anything. We are so busy writing that nothing written ever shows up in print. The same issues can block us when hoping to accomplish most anything, including trying to make a difference with people who make a difference to us. Listen to consider how to get past the barrier of our own inertia.
In episode 123 of How To Matter, James and his friends are back but this time with permission. What can I say about pure silliness? It does speak for itself but what it has to say is of dubious value. The best I can say is that it gave me a smile or two and left me shaking my head. Try it for yourself and be the judge.