Dear College Grad,

You can use your notes now.

Just don’t forget to be writing them down.

Regards,

Your tomorrows

PS – Don’t forget to watch Letterman tonight.

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The Tree @ 2305 Speedway

There’s a tree at 2305 Speedway, the home I grew up in, that still bears the carvings I engraved into it as young boy.

That tree is now a metaphor that I think about quite often.

Few things will carve deeper into the souls we cross, the moments we experience, and the days we’re given than the music we create and offer back to the universe.

And while we’re on the subject of trees, here’s a beautiful writing on the slow and enlightening beauty that trees give us.

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Dis-covering.

When you see things as they are – not as you want them to be – you are removing their cover and coming to know them fully and see the language, meaning, and truths under their skin. 

Purple is hard to know without first understanding red and blue. 

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8 Seconds

Here is an interesting article by Jeremy Finch in Fast Company that is an eye opening look into Generation Z.

Didn’t know there was a generation Z? Get to know them. By 2020, they will make up 40% of all consumers.

Finch writes, It’s critical that we recognize Gen Z’s differences and meet them where they are, rather than where we want them to be. Without empathy and understanding, brands risk being filtered into obscurity. As writer Logan Pearsall Smith put it nearly 100 years ago: “Don’t laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own.”

This is definitely an interesting thought following up last week’s conversation on Millennials.

The best thing any of us can do – for any generation – is awaken the music inside of them…and it appears we may only have 8 seconds in the potential awakening with Z.

We’ll always be looking for a face when we haven’t found our music.

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Again and Again

Fruition and fulfillment is always realized after a series, a season, and often a lifetime of ‘again and again’.

You don’t want to know how many range balls Speith has slapped. Most likely it’s more than 99.9999% of the Earth’s population.

And it’s a safe bet that he’s not even passed the honeymoon in his marriage to the driving range.

Mastery is always preceded by the small and unnoticed ‘again and again’.

Wherever this finds you, don’t stop now.

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