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“If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we’d all be millionaires.”
— Abigail Van Buren, Advice Columnist

Think of it that way…the experiences we’re having today are “Million Dollar Lessons”.  That may seem like a cold comfort, but those of us in our prime working years during this time are actually going to be affected for the rest of our lives by what is happening right now.  Much like the folks who lived through the Great Depression (although…come on…we still have it EASY by comparison), we will learn to operate in completely different ways.

For me, that is a challenge to be “fully present” and learn everything I can.  I intend to move through this experience of industry chaos and stress, and come out smarter, stronger and more conscious.

I thank each of my fellow Jackalopes for support and friendship.

Make it a GREAT day,

 

 

 

 

Oh…I thought this picture was funny. 

Michelangelo's "David" after a two-year trip to the USA (Major Sponsor--McDonald's)

Michelangelo's "David" after a two-year trip to the USA (Major Sponsor--McDonald's)

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.”
— Samuel Johnson, Writer

 I think it’s so easy to go to a big seminar, watch the super-hero speakers under the spotlights and just make the assumption that great deeds are only done by the “big” people.

Seems like it’s time to take a step back and remember that the true courage happens most often in pretty unglamorous ways.  It’s the daily insistence on becoming brilliant with the basics–even when we feel like crawling in a hole and pulling it in behind us–that gives birth to a certain internal “kick-ass-ness” you probably never get when times are easy and good.

So, I, for one, commit to my fellow Jackalopes and all of our shaved-sheep pals that I will stand up today and do what it takes.  I’ll do it with style and flair.  I’ll do it outrageously (heck, I might even make myself laugh at myself).  However I do it, I promise that I will end the day knowing for sure that I’ve practiced what I preach.

Thank you, brother Jackalopes (still waiting for a few sister Jackalopes to show up).  Knowing you are there gives me courage and faith.

Jacob “the Jackalope” Nordby

Here’s a list of a few books I think we ALL should read right now (or re-read, if we think we’ve done it before)

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