I hear lot of talk in the media about the “20 over 20″ or the “30 over 30″ years old that are taking names in the area of startups, but you don’t hear much about older folks who change their lives by heading in another direction.
Here’s the story about a 70 year old body builder who’s changing the perception of what “old” is:
Danny Dietz (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I went to a private showing of the Lone Survivor Friday afternoon with Dietz family and their friends.
My movie recommendation: SEE IT!
It is at the level of quality of Saving Private Ryan in terms of telling the story of the brotherhood. But don’t forget, that while the Navy SEALs are the tip of the spear, there are a lot more veterans that are the back story to the SEALs actions and are not so glamorous or action oriented: cooks, base security, truck drivers, administrative personnel, janitors, doctors, nurses, equipment maintainers, not only for the guns they use, but also the transportation vehicles for the troops, and a host of others that are just as important to keep the tip of the spear ready to deploy. And telling the complete story is all that most veterans ask for, it is the telling of the story so that others might learn of their deeds and actions, not the accolades of hero worship, and that it is a team effort to accomplish the mission. Now on to the review.
You know, we’ve been brainwashed at school, at our jobs, at companies we’ve worked for. Now it’s time to man up/woman up and become something bigger and better for 2014. Listen to Seth Godin as he tells what we are up against in this new century, that there is more opportunity than ever to do what you love to do. But, you have to open your eyes, your minds, and look for the opportunities to be, do, and accomplish more.
Now is the time, now is the chance to make your own history. Watch and learn.
Have you ever been online or on Facebook and someone asks a question of you and you have this SMH (Smack My Head) moment and wonder: “You mean with the best search engine in the world, Google, and you want ME to look it up for you?”
I now use LMGTFY = Let Me Google That For You when I’m online and they always ask, “What’s that?”
You might find this blog post about entrepreneurship different, but it needs to be discussed, because entrepreneurship is about life and all that it means to each of us.
As entrepreneurs, we face challenges throughout our days, some are simple, some are critical, and others like today’s terrorist event tasks our very nature as human beings. But something like today should not be taken lightly, both as individuals and as a nation. We must face the event head on and not hide our heads under our pillows, just as any entrepreneur does when faced with uncertainty about their business.
I have been doing a lot of behind the scenes changes, not only about my blog, but more importantly about the content of my blog. I have been reading a lot of information and historical information for a revision of my book. I have read eight books in the last four months as well as being involved in a number of issues that affect both me and you, especially in Colorado. Getting to the simple issues that make your and my life better. Hence so little has been done with my blog of late. But, never one for the loss of an idea, here’s one that just might strike a nerve, or at least I hope it does, because it did me.
Seeing what was good in history to seeing a current situation as bad and wanting to change back to the “good ol’ days” is a lot or change, once you realize that the current good is really bad. But change only takes one step at a time. Watch Ron Finley as he shows how simple change can be.
My friend Thomas Frey has written a new piece that it titled “2 Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030” and goes into what is changing in the coming years.
Here’s the take away: