The Power of Ideas to Change the World… or Not


Have you ever read a book whose pages echo your own experience and validate something you know but have never heard anyone else say? From time to time in my life, I’ve found such a book; and it is for me by far the most exciting kind of book to read. Today I want to share a few words from my 2017 discovery. This year, I’ve been reading The Complete MasterKey System by Charles Haanel. Every day in my morning practice, I’ve continued my in-depth study of the...

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Escape the Noise to Hear Your Creative Voice.


Have you noticed, with all the technological connections you now have, that you’re feeling less connected? Let’s talk about noise, silence, and an opportunity to hear your own creative voice.   Learn more about this Wheel of Creativity event.   Register here for this event on the Ghost Ranch website.   But don’t wait! Registration will be closing very...

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Create a (r)evolution. Start with your own life. Come to Ghost Ranch.


Want to change this broken world? Then meet me at Ghost Ranch. We live in a noisy world. We created technology to give us freedom and it has enslaved us. We are more productive than we’ve ever been, but we are no happier.   For all our Internet connections, we are isolated. For all our social interaction, we have lost touch. For all our discontent with the world, we feel powerless to change it.   Caught in the tightening net of materialism, we struggle to remember our...

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Four Common Denominators of the Innovator’s Attitude #4: Doing Trumps Thinking, but Thinking Comes First.


In last week’s post I wrote about disruption… and the importance of steering by your inner compass if you want to be disruptive. Elon musk is one of the most disruptive thinkers of our time, and yet when he describes his day, he says this: “I don’t spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems.”  It’s clear. Innovation is about doing. The actions you take in the world...

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Four Common Denominators of the Innovator’s Attitude #2: Give up the Good for the Great.


“Whenever anything is being accomplished, it is being done, I have learned, by a monomaniac with a mission.” – Peter Drucker Richard Branson started an airline because his plane from Puerto Rico to his lover in the British Virgin Islands was cancelled. Mark Zuckerberg created the first version of Facebook to help students find hot dates. Elon Musk started Tesla to reduce global warming.  Innovators are driven to make things better, and they take risks on...

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