• Kwan Yin Has Been Following Me
    Life Lessons

    Kwan Yin Has Been Following Me

    The statue of Kwan Yin has been stalking me since it arrived on the property at the nonprofit where I dedicate my love and energy. I had never heard of Kwan Yin before the stature arrived. I eventually asked the…

  • Beyond Order Book Review
    Life Lessons

    Beyond Order Book Review

    I am both a fan and a critic of Jorden Peterson. Much of his writing intrigues me and some of it confuses me. Nonetheless, I do feel refreshed and stimulated when I absorb his views. I also note that he…

  • Daily Productivity

    Daily Productivity

    Success doesn’t come overnight. Unless you win the lottery or your rich uncle Mike dies and leaves you a fortune. I had a rich uncle that I didn’t speak with for over 20 years and when he died he didn’t…

  • Derek Dodds
    Life Lessons

    Doing Time In A Cave

    I have been attracted to the Buddha for most of my adult life. I don’t know what it is or how it arrived, but he is there silently looming by my side. Maybe it’s some leftover karma from another life,…

  • How To Start A Mastermind Group

    How To Start A Mastermind Group

    It all starts with the desire to be better. That desire leads to a search for improvement. On my path, in particular, that search leads to taking online courses, attending seminars and conferences, joining entrepreneurial communities, and participating in masterminds.…

  • Writing is Dying
    Poems & Prose

    Writing is Dying

    A small part of me dies at the end of each sentence. Every period constructs my personal burning ghat, each coma suffocates an ember of my existence. This perpetual death is also the story of my life and worth dying…

  • Seth Godin Workshop
    D's Art

    Seth Godin Workshop

    Last year I signed up for Seth Godin’s Creatives Workshop in his Akimbo offering.. Seth is a marketer and has been a mentor of mine for many years. I have read most of his books and his daily email is…

  • Piano-less Playing Granny
    Life Lessons

    Piano-less Playing Granny

    When I was a child my Grandmother had 2 pianos in the living room. I never saw her sit down and play them in 20 years. I was always banging on them as a little guy—secretly hoping that she would…

  • How To Prepare For The Canton Fair

    How To Prepare For The Canton Fair

    The Canton Fair is the largest product trade show in the world. It happens twice per year in both the Spring and Fall. The show is broken into three phases depending on the products that you produce. You can check…