Now Is The Time

What do trends do you see developing in the next few years as it relates to your life? What will you be doing in 2022? What do you want to be doing?

Time traveling to the future is a lot like goal setting. When we set a goal we are trying to create the future we want for ourselves. As many of you know I am a big believer is our ability to create the future we want by being able to visualize it, describe it, and thinking of ways to make it happen with our actions in the here and now.

Now Is The Time

Before Their Time

What if Bob Marley was still alive? (He’d be 72 now.) What would his music be like?

How about Jimi Hendrix? Would he still be on tour as an “oldies” act? (Jimmy Hendrix would be 75 today.) What about Kirk Cobain? Would he still be married to Courtney love and in Nirvana? (Cobain would be 50 years-old.)

I do think Bob Marley would be relevant today, making music with meaning. Jimi Hendrix would remain a headliner and all those people he influenced would celebrate him. Kirk Cobain . . . I think he would be a solo artist playing mellower music that matters. (Maybe he would join the Foo Fighters on stage from time to time.)

Before Their Time

Back in Time

If you could go back to any point in your life and change something, would you? What would it be?

Surprisingly, a lot of people would answer, “No” to that question. The reason is, who they are today is based on what’s happened to them in the past–both good and bad.

As is always noted in books and movies about time travel (and especially on the show, Timeless), changing the past could possibly alter the future in ways we never thought of. It’s also true that sometimes suffering through a bad time can produce a good outcome.

My point is, we can wish we did or didn’t do something, but maybe it’s better to just accept things the way they are and learn from our past mistakes to make better decisions in the future.

Back in Time

Time to Talk

If you could go back in time and have a long lunch with anyone at any point in history, who would you choose to hang out with? Why them?

No matter which person from the past you chose as your lunch date, it’s important to recognize whom is here now that you could, and should, have lunch with. The book, Never Eat Alone, makes the case that we should connect with people in person when possible.

I’m trying to do this more myself. That’s one of the reasons I restarted my goal-setting group, so I would be forced to get out and meet more people. (By the way we meet in San Diego this week. See details below.)

Also, depending on the person you wanted to meet, you can also have virtual mentors and get to know famous and influential people by watching interviews with them on YouTube, or by studying them on Wikipedia.

Time to Talk

Time Travel

I’m not ashamed to say that the Back to the Future trilogy are all in my top ten list of favorite movies of all time. Probably in part because I love the concept of time travel. I guess that’s why I’m hooked on Timeless, a new television series on NBC.

The idea that we could go back in time and right wrongs and change our future is so intriguing. Let’s see what you think. The next few posting on this blog will be dedicated to time travel and you.

Time Travel

These Are The Good Old Days

I’m part of a Facebook group of people who all I grew up in the same area and era. Often the postings are about places and events from the past. You know, the good old days. The interesting thing is we didn’t appreciate a lot of this stuff when we were living it. Just keep in mind that someday people will talk about what’s happening now as the good old days.

These Are The Good Old Days