Be a Hack not an Expert

I like to do a little of this and a little of that. Not too much of any one thing. I'm curious about and interested in a lot of things - in grade school they labeled this “easily distracted” these days I might be medicated. I dreamed of a lifestyle where I wouldn’t...

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Deaths Waiting Room

I have an elderly friend who lately every time I see him is complaining about getting older. He doesn't complain in the lighthearted way that people usually complain about getting older. He seems genuinely troubled by where he is and even more so by where he's going....

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The Space Between The Notes: The Pause Principle

Whatever path you choose, you will eventually hit a wall. Artists and writers know these obstacles and they call them “blocks.” Our natural inclination when we’re being blocked is to push against, to assault, to throw all our weight against these perceived barriers....

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Wanting What You Have

The transitions we're aiming for can ultimately be summed up in one word, right? Happiness. We are trying to scratch an elusive itch. Contentment might be another word for it.  Enjoyment of life or even Fun might be other ways to put it. The most important and...

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Work Sets You Free

Worried about the future, bummed about your past? Will the next check make its way into your account? Get into your work. All those worries will disappear. That's it. It's great advice. This is the most magical thing I know about work. And it's a great realization...

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Write Your Big Idea

You’re sitting in your evening traffic jam and the idea hits you! By time you get home and try explaining it, it’s gone. Mowing the lawn, same thing. Waking up from a dream, same thing. What had the power and impact as a fantastic, perhaps even life...

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Choose Work Carefully – One Size Fits None

The cashier refuses to let you have it your way, avoiding your eyes she points to the clock and says: It's after eleven and we have to stop serving it that way at eleven. Or some other ridiculous claim. She doesn't love her job. She doesn't think about better ways to...

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More A Step Of Faith Than A Leap Of Faith

Feel like taking a leap of faith? You're watching a trapeze artist a hundred feet above you doing flips, catches, releases and all sorts of amazing feats. And you find yourself becoming overwhelmed with inspiration. As you study him you're sure you actually can feel...

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Constructing Your New Identity on the Web

The virtual storefront! Wow! What a concept!  Who ever thought we'd see a day when having a internet address would make a business as legitimate as having an actual physical street address.  And already there is a generation among us who have never known a world...

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Defending The Hustle

You go to a strip bar and talk to the strippers. Every one of them is just passing through on their way to a better place. It's a cliche. And maybe it's easy to cop an attitude of superiority because no matter how bad your own life is going they will feign an interest...

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Wikileaks and True Democracy

I have been thoroughly enjoying the ways both the political and media establishments have been thrown off balance by the recent releases by Wikileaks which at first glance doesn't seem to contain much substance or firepower. So, our dignitaries and heads of state are...

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Aubrey DeGray And Eternal Life

Sometimes when I think of my dream for A Day On, of finding a proven, methodical alternative path toward achieving greater fulfillment not only for me but for all of those out there who seek self-actualization, I feel overwhelmed. It seems that there exists, so...

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The Pleasures And Sorrows of Work – A Book Review

As you travel along your own particular path you sometimes find yourself a bit lonely for company. At best, you enjoy the camaraderie of the odd fellow traveller for a while before you must both again head off into the unknown. Few, it seems, share your language, and...

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I Have A Dream

Books and movies are transferrable waking dreams. And perhaps, as Jung believed dreams themselves are our individual way of tapping into a world of greater possibility. Perhaps, they are even examples of divine providence: a roadmap for our waking lives that will...

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Are You Being Robbed At Work?

A man walked out of the bank to find his friend standing there with a look of surprise on his face. “They've taken all my money!” he said. "All the cash from your paycheck?”?“All of it,” said the friend. They looked down the street where the fleet-footed thieves must...

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The Diet to End All Diets

The Wild Man has revealed something about my food intake recently. We have all heard about how what we put into our bodies, it's fuel, should be of good quality if we are expecting good results. I've noticed that the Wild Man is thin but with good muscle tone. He...

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Restoring Your Full Sphere of Energy

In his book Iron John, Robert Bly tells the story about the little boy accidentally rolls his golden ball into Iron John's cage. When he asks for Iron John to give it back to him, the Wild Man responds that he can only return it if the little boy opens the cage.  When...

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Land of Opportunity

I remember being distinctly underwhelmed about this latest job when I took it. I drove the long distance to the office park and thought to myself, "How ugly. How sterile. I would hate to work here."  I laughed as the front door to the building on the first and every...

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The Big Pay Off

About a year ago, just about when I was first forming the idea for ADayOn.com and had first conceived the swearing off of jobs, I was offered a job. And though a job wasn't what I was looking for at that time, I took it. I took it because it offered more money that I...

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