Keep going! You are running the eighty-year-hurdles

November 10, 2010
three phases in timed shutter release

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Life happens. We need to deal with it. We will not like everything, but we need to keep going.

The eighty-year-hurdles differ from the popular track event in several important ways, three of which I explore here: Read the rest of this entry »


Opportunity is a matter of attitude!

October 26, 2010

Some days ago I found the video below via Nancy Duarte’s blog. It’s great to watch, an excellent exhibition of passion…

But I want to repeat the start of the presentations here.

Probably a lot of you know the story of the two salesmen who went down to Africa in the 1900s. They were sent down to find if there was any opportunity for selling shoes. And they wrote telegrams back to Manchester. And one of them wrote: “Situation hopeless. Stop. They don’t wear shoes.” And the other one wrote: “Glorious opportunity. They don’t have any shoes yet.”

Need I say more?

You can be positive about things, or negative.  Thing is, regardless, but sadly, you are probably right.

What do you choose?  To see the opportunity or to see the difficulty…?