Freedom. It’s a pretty powerful word. This word has inspired countless men and women to lay down their lives for what they believe in. This world is what our country has been built on. And it is because this word is so powerful that we are devoting this post to what freedom means to us. … More This is What “Freedom” Means to The Back Forty
“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” -Coco Chanel If we’re up for playing big games in life — career, impact, purpose — we’re going to be pressing our envelope all the time, becoming bigger than we knew ourselves to be. A natural tendency is to compare: to others going our ways, and … More Compare & Solitaire: What’s the Match?
Today I bring you some amusement from the past. Behold, Mid-Life Crisis, the game! Nearly 35 years ago, in 1982, this game graced the board game shelves. Its tagline was “can you survive your mid-life crisis without cracking up, breaking up, or going broke?” The game was produced in California by The Game Works, Inc in … More This Midlife Crisis is Just a Game: Want to Play?
“Whenever we proceed from the known into the unknown we may hope to understand, but we may have to learn at the same time a new meaning of the word ‘understanding.’” – Werner Heisenberg We often hear the terms “game face” and “poker face” as to the countenance we are to assume when moving into … More Unknown Faith-Face
“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” – Thich Nhat Hanh In our Back Forty, the second half/best half of life, it’s easy to make statements like “this is just the way I am”, “been there, done that” or “I … More Tripresence
Often when we step off the non-thinking train that’s been running since… …we started in a particular career that we never left …we had kids and then spent 18yrs giving them wings …we began a relationship or marriage that got caught up in the swirl of the items above …we developed financial security that disappeared … More Re-Evolution
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” —Michael Jordan We all want to come out of the starting … More Playing Dirty
“Who you are and how you act in the present is given by the future into which you are living.” –Werner Erhard Ever accomplish a goal (or not) and have a big blank space in front of you? Sometimes there’s even a post-featal downturn in mood, when the juice of the previous activity drive has … More Generation Gap
“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” –Lena Horne There is much said in our American culture about the self-made man or woman, the iron self-will and resolve that has individuals pull themselves up by their bootstraps, and a lot of ego-oriented “respect” offered to those who, alone, … More Big Game Help