Saturday, July 26, 2014

So What

The odds are against us most of the time.  So what?

Every new invention has never been seen before.  And there are hundreds and thousands of nay-sayers standing on the sidelines telling us it can’t be done. 

So what?

What if you did pull it off?

I saw a copy of a letter that Henry Mancini received in 1957.  Mr. Mancini was considered a musical genius, phenomenal arranger/orchestrator and dominated the musical scene in the 60-80’s.  The letter was a rejection letter prohibiting his acceptance into the ASCAP organization – American Society Composers Arrangers Producers. 

He had a “so what” mindset and went on to conquer the musical world and make a name for himself.

Go and do likewise.



P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Simple Delights

Carolyn and I love to go on excursions.  We have discovered some superb eating places, charming small seaside communities and memorable shared experiences on these outings. 

And the beautiful thing is this, we look for the delightful.  We can’t always plan for it, but we manage to find it. 

Plans are well and good, and I believe in planning, however, we make room for those unexpected delights that come along.  Some of our favorite days are days in which we set out with no agenda and our objective is simply to go exploring.  We look for the unexpected, the delightful and the new opportunities.  We dare to engage in conversations with strangers and allow the delight and surprise of the moment to engulf us.

Be surprised. 

Find delight in the unusual and the unplanned.

Life is not a script.  It is an adventure.



P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Story You Tell

When you tell of your goals, what is your story?
When you tell of your successes, what is your story?

An interesting observation – people want to place their faith in you, in your goals and in your successes.  If you tell a good enough story, you will have followers and believers in your story.


Sometimes, we want to believe so badly that we will even believe a lie.  And that is soon revealed, and then what?

Tell your story well.
Make it believable.

People will stand in line to listen and follow if it is good enough.



P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Friday, July 11, 2014

Never Carry This

Some of the best advice I've heard in a while is this phrase from Denis Waitley.

He says this …

“Never carry a failure into the present tense.”

Here is the thing.  Perhaps you failed at something.  You ARE NOT a failure.

See the logic here?

What you may have failed to do is far different from who you are as a person.  Grasp that concept and you are well on your way to health and accurate thought.

I've dropped a few drumsticks in the past.  I am still a pretty good drummer.  Just ask my wife.

I've sung a few flat notes.  I can still sell a song from the heart.

I've had a few typos in my blogs.  I am a successful writer.

“Never carry a failure into the present tense.”



P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Monday, July 7, 2014

Be Kind or Be Right

The title alone gives away the answer.

Of course we would rather be kind. 

If you find it necessary to correct a fault, always be kind.

Need we say more?

That is all.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Friday, July 4, 2014

Gatekeeper

You are the gatekeeper.  No one can get by you without your permission.
No thought can enter your mind and take up residence without you opening the gate

Are you a good gatekeeper?

Just because it is on your plate doesn’t mean you have to eat it.
Just because it is on your TV doesn’t mean you have to buy into it
Just because some powerful person proclaims it doesn’t mean it is true.

Be a good gatekeeper.

Think for yourself.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time