The real secret to stratospheric success

For the first 38 years of my life I lived my life pretty much the way I had been taught.  I got up in the morning, forced myself to do something I didn’t want to do, then allowed myself the remainder of the day to sort of enjoy myself.  I mean, this is the way it had always been for me.  Like the grain running through wood, that this is the appropriate way to live a life, was deeply ingrained into my psyche.

Read More

Even though

Even though the house is a mess, and I don’t mean slightly untidy, I mean a nuclear meltdown type of mess, I move forward.  Even though I have other, more practical things to do like make money in a job that people actually understand, I move forward.  Even though I’m not really sure I’m moving in the right direction, I move forward anyway.

Read More

How in the hell Danny Devito got to be a movie star and why it matters to you

Danny Devito is short, balding and has a scratchy voice.  Nevertheless, he has had a career as an A list movie star spanning thirty plus years.  Of course, in hindsight it all makes sense.  He’s incredibly funny and unique.  That’s why he’s a big star.  But in the 70s, before his first big role, I bet it wasn’t at all obvious.  I bet a lot of people told him it was impossible.  Other movie stars of that era were the likes of Robert Redford and Tom Selleck, the stereotypical hunk. So how did short, balding, nasally Devito conquer all to become a big star that spurns everything he embodied, literally?

We live in a world that is created by our internal circumstances.  Regardless of what anyone else had to say about Devito, he felt good about himself.  Eventually his external reality reflected his internal situation. 

That’s it, the keys to the kingdom of success.