Archive for July, 2007

Dreamers and Visionaries
July 25, 2007

Let me preface this post by saying that I’m a HUGE advocate of dreams. Everything about ’em…from the dreaming process to the creativity involved to the aspiration of more than “the familiar”…it’s all good…BUT, I’ve recently noticed the shortcomings which often plague those that dare to dream. In essence, it’s *the next step* that stifles the dreamers, and this next step is where dreamers develop into visionaries. Initiative, Passion, Thinking…yes, yes and yes…they’re all very vital, but I’d like to just mock up a quick comparison of the two for the time being:

By Micah Davis

…be there.
July 20, 2007

 

“Wherever you are…be there.” – Dr. Nasir Siddiki

This post is in direct response to the quote above. The culture of our society today seems to 100% embrace the notion of an “it’s okay…I have A.D.D.” type of mentality. Combine that with the ever-present *multi-task mindset* of the work-a-holic community and there’s no wonder why people have such a hard time staying on track, reaching their goals and fulfilling their dreams.

Ever been somewhere but not really “been there?” You know, your body is there but you’re checked out mentally. Daydreams, sleepiness, fatigue, ideas…whatever the reason may be, it’s easy to go through the motions without being tuned into the environment and/or task at hand. (more…)

Snapshots of a Startup: The Lowest Common Denominator
July 10, 2007

 

In the continuation of the Snapshots of a Startup series, I’ve making an effort to simply share some of the lessons/principles/concepts that I’m learning throughout the course of working on my first major startup. Well…it’s been a while now…and I’ve had this idea brewing in my head for quite some time. I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to both meet and become friends with many successful entrepreneurs, businessmen and social influencers. Each person has had some great nuggets of insight to share…yet in the experiences of each lies one thread, one reoccurring theme, one common denominator. (more…)