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The Secret: Laws of Attraction

Traci asks another question of the day: “Are you happy with your dominant thoughts?

The Law of Attraction. Yes, it’s something I didn’t realize I had been doing my entire life. Living out “The Secret.”

It’s like riding a motorcycle: “Where you look is where you’ll go.” Although I don’t ride motor bikes, the statement stands.

At one point as a teenager, I remember watching a news report on something that Microsoft was doing (likely, releasing a new version of Windows). I remember thinking to myself: “Wow, it’d be really neat to be in Seattle.” That moment, the universe shifted and some years later, I’m living smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Northwest.

I also remember thinking (and telling people) that I couldn’t stand to wear ties. The last thing I ever wanted to do was take a job that would require me to get dressed up every day. Lo and behold, I’m typing this out while sitting in a ball cap, t-shirt, and pajama bottoms in my home office on Monday morning.

You make your own luck, good or bad.

I’ve been in control of my own destiny throughout my adult life, and when I felt that direction slipping away from my own grasp (namely, when I lived in Los Angeles for a couple of years), I snapped back to an internal locus of control and drove my career forward. My quality of life has been pretty good because I find myself thinking of the things I want to do.

Despite experiencing a fair amount of setbacks in recent years, I don’t feel I’m any worse for it. My dominant thoughts must thusly be positive (although, I am prone to sharing what’s on my mind – even if it sounds like I’m complaining).

The Secret Language of Lovers

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As Ponzi and I prepared to leave for our Hawaiian Cruise last week, we had a discussion about different “code words” and phrases that we tend to use. I bet you and your significant other know exactly what we’re talking about.

We’ve decided to start using the word “Chumby” as our code word when we want to avoid an arguement. We’re sure this will work. In the past, we’ve had to use a code word for a stinky person. We’ve been on many flights where we had to sit next to someone who just smelled so awful. I kept trying to let Chris know that the man next to me was stinky, without letting the man know I was saying something negative about him. You know… you’re trying to tell the person next to you something, without conveying to everyone else in the vicinity exactly what it is you’re trying to say? So this is what happened to me on this particular fight. We agreed if we ever had that issue again, we’d say “when are we going to play tennis?”. That stands for “someone next to me/us STINKS!”.

So… back to Chumby. Ponzi and I both have very strong personalities, so we tend to get into arguements at times. We had to pick a word we would both remember, that would hopefully make us laugh, instead of argue. The chat room came up with the word Chumby. Not only is it a funny word in and of itself… it’s also my newest fun gadget!!

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It Could've Been Worse? Bullshit.

So, I was supposed to make some kind of “major” announcement on the 6th of November. As you can see, that date has come and gone with narry a whisper escaping from my digital lips.

I’ll never be at liberty to discuss why nothing was said, however. Even close friends who think they know what happened don’t really know. They’ll never know – nobody will ever know.

One thing is certain: my trust in the future of our industry (and the alleged transparency of the blogosphere) is at an all-time low.

Instead of to Los Angeles, Ponzi and I are moving somewhere within the Seattle area in a matter of weeks (days before our wedding).

Twenty Questions

Okay, so… let me see if I can help the rumor mill along:

  1. We’re moving this weekend
  2. Our new residence is NOT in the Bay Area
  3. It’s definitely not Web 2.0 related
  4. November 6th is the earliest I can say anything
  5. Geeks can take advantage of it
  6. Non-geeks will definitely love it
  7. It’s bigger than a breadbox
  8. If there is a scoop, it will be shared equally
  9. Even when you find out, you won’t believe it
  10. We’ve been planning to move for a while

Go ahead – guess what’s happening.