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July 25th, 2006

positive vibes. @ 06:35 pm

Current Music: dj shadow - reconstruction medley.

So I've finally decided to sit down and rip all of my old CDs. Everything from DC Talk to Grover Washington, Jr. CDex has every music genre category I can think of. Including some I would never think of, like "porn groove".

Ripping my CDs has been on my todo list since 2000. It's about time. I've been reading a book by John C. Maxwell called "Today Matters". I have really enjoyed it. It's inspired me to tie up a lot of loose ends in my daily living. A little effort early saves so much aggravation later. I'm learning that now the hard way with my CD collection. From here on, I'll rip a CD right when I first buy it.

Like my CD collection, Maxwell emphasizes making decisions once about things in life, and then just managing those decisions. I like that approach. He covers a broad range of topics, going into detail on his personal challenges. I'm currently reading about attitude.

For me, I struggle with meeting new people and I often have a temperamental mindset when going into conversations with people I don't know. I got a chance to test my attitude today at work. We had a big company meeting with a lot of people from different departments. A social hour followed. I forced myself to smile, to say hello, and to generally be accomodating. After that initial effort, everything came so easily. And I had a great time.

This quote by John Wooden, the hall of fame coach of UCLA, summarizes what I'm trying to do:

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."
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Date:July 26th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC)
you are great with people. i am like a snake charmer with people. it's so natural. it's fun and i'm glad you are getting better at wrapping around your finger.

ooo-and very tru on the quote. just do the best each day.

The World Is Mine

Making an impact on the world around you.