Spark Vision

Episode 215 – Mission and Margin

You’ve got to have both Mission AND Margin to achieve your BIG GOAL.Mission needs Margin. Margin needs Mission. You can’t have one without the other.

A New Reverence For the Old

We reverence the new. Instagram is creating new ways to communicate with each other. Harvard researchers have created news ways to control drones with the mind. Banksy has introduced new styles in art to increase our interest in both politics and art. Elon is building...

The Most Insidious Kind of Hate

Self-hate has carte blanche with personal insults. How can you begin to cultivate self-love? Start by telling yourself the things an adoring father or mother would tell you. Continue by telling yourself the things you crave for your lover to say to you.

The Myth of Herman-Henry Melville

We love hero stories, yes. We also love failure stories a little too much. Herman Melville was forgotten as ‘Henry Melville in his obit. But it’s not true.

Do An Old Thing

Between every new book you read, read an old one. Between every new movie you watch, watch an old one.

What Focusing on the Right Things Feels Like & Night Fires 🌙🔥

What Focusing on the Right Things Feels Like & Night Fires 🌙🔥 "What the crap SHOULD I focus on?" I can't tell you how many times I have heard a client say this. And, at higher levels of success, hitting new plateaus can be devastating. It not only can affect your own financial success,...

Thought Theft in the Knowledge Age

There is a ton of Thought Theft in the Knowledge Age. This is what it looks like. "There are times when you must rely on a person for something. If done repeatedly, however, it becomes taking advantage of that person, and is rude of a samurai." - Hagakure Service...

Etiquette of a Samurai and How Spark Samurai Treat Others

"The etiquette of a samurai is to calm himself and deal with people in a good manner. To treat a person harshly is the way of middle-class lackeys." - Hagakure I find it hilarious that even in the 1600's samurai writers are dogging the middle class. Aside from that, I...