The Purple Cow

29 Aug

I never saw a purple cow,
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I’d rather see than be one.
[Gelett Burgess (1866-1951)]

One of the best practices, in business and in life, is to admit when you have messed up and move on. Seth Godin just wrote a clever post using a Palinode, which is a type of poem written to retract something said in a previous poem, to illustrate why in business a retraction is important.

In your spiritual life, it is also important that we admit when we are wrong, ask forgiveness and then move on. It is equally important that when others do something against us, that we should also be willing to forgive and forget. Jesus paid the ultimate price for all of our sin and he doesn’t remember them. Once foregiven, they become like they never existed. If Jesus’ grace is so amazing, why would you cheapen it by hanging on to the ugliness of life? Is your God that small that His grace doesn’t cover all of your sin?

Through Jesus’ death on the cross and His resurrection, we can live a wonderful, positive, enjoyable life knowing that ALL of our sins are fogiven and forgotten.

Now go out and tell someone else about this wonderful gift!

How An Idea Spreads

22 Aug

For an idea to be spread, it needs to be sent and received.

No one sends an idea unless:

1. They understand it.
2. They want it to spread.
3. They believe that spreading it will enhance their power (reputation, income, friendships) or their peace of mind.
4. The effort to send the idea is less than the benefits.

No one “gets” an idea unless:

1. The first impression demands further investigation.
2. They already understand the foundation ideas necessary to get the new idea.
3. They trust or respect the sender enough to invest the time.

Notice that ideas never spread because they are important to the originator.

Notice, too, that a key element in the spreading of the idea is the capsule that contains it. If it’s easy to swallow, tempting, and complete, it’s far more likely to get a good start.

(from Seth Godin’s new book: Small Is The New Big)

I’m A Nerd

11 Aug

Here is something that I found on the web. Where do you fit into this definition?

Geeks, Nerds, and Dorks: A geek has a very focused knowledge of a subject (that guy that memorized the language of myst), a nerd is a master at many subjects (that girl you go to when you need homework help), and a dork is just plain socially inept (Napoleon Dynamite).

All this time I thought I was a Geek….:D