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You’re Surrounded

Who are you surrounded by?Society is awesome.

If we’re all honest with ourselves we need human interaction.  Even the anti-social among us (I claim that status occasionally) need what society brings to us to not just survive but thrive.

Being in a symbiotic relationship (shout out to my buddy Josh for that term) with all those around you can be one of the best things in the world.  When you’re surrounded by friends you get to learn from them, commiserate with them and share in all of life’s ups and downs.  When you walk away from time with one of those people you feel Continue reading You’re Surrounded

Things Left Undone

No regrets.You know how when you think you’re going to die and your whole life is supposed to flash in front of you?  That didn’t exactly happen for me yesterday. In fact mostly it was just a list that I saw.  A list of stuff that I haven’t done and things that I haven’t had a chance to say.  So today, today I want to start crossing things off of my list.  And this is the first thing that I promised myself I would do.

That’s a quote from Chuck to Sarah (from “Chuck” Season 1, Episode 8 – click here to see the clip) that ranks as one of the saddest and yet Continue reading Things Left Undone

That One Conversation…

Sometimes it really does just take one little conversation.Have you had that one conversation you need to have?

You know which one I’m talking about.

It’s that conversation you’ve been avoiding for a while now.  The one you don’t want to have because you’re scared of what happens next.  The one you keep putting off because you know what you want to say…but don’t want to deal with the consequences.  The one that could change your life…if you could get over the fear of what the reaction might be.

Yeah – that Continue reading That One Conversation…

We’ll Miss You, Zig

Zig Ziglar died last week.

Very few people I’ve talked to don’t know who he was – even if you didn’t subscribe to his approach to life chances are you could recognize one of his famous quotes or books.  If you don’t know who Zig was check out this link or his web site.

In honor of his memory Forbes put together a “top ten” of his quotes that can change your life; I figured I’d take my favorite five and put The Paul Gillespie Experience commentary on them.  There’s not a whole lot that needs to be added to his quotes – he Continue reading We’ll Miss You, Zig

The Five

I failed biology.

OK, technically I didn’t – my teacher (Mrs. Howk) was far too good at what she did to let any of us fail – but I have to (sadly) admit that I don’t remember much about the ins and outs of cellular migration, enzymes or the thermodynamic nature of the coefficient of friction (which might not even be a biology thing – I just don’t know).  Give me numbers or words any day of the week – keep me away from Continue reading The Five

Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself

Whether it’s Jim Rohn (motivational guy), Chuck Palahniuk (author) or George Carlin (if you don’t know who he is you’re either 10 years old or living under a rock) I can never get enough of the truly inspirational quotes.

I’m not talking about the catchphrases that come and go every couple of months; those really don’t count.  They’re temporary and are designed to catch attention, not inspire.

I’m talking about the really inspirational quotes you hear from known and unknown people alike, like Continue reading Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself

A Few Of My Favorite Things

I am going to apologize to you in advance for what follows.

Not this post – this post is a good post – but what immediately follows this particular paragraph. If you’re the inquisitive type you’ll have already read what lies next and are shooting daggers at me right now; the rest of you will be cursing me right about now because you know – no matter how hard you try – that you will not be able to stop reading until you know what horrible curse I’m going to bestow on you.  My apologies in advance…now keep reading. Continue reading A Few Of My Favorite Things