Saturday, February 26, 2011

Being a Misstra Know-It-All


I'm a Know It All

Do you know any Know-It-Alls? Well, if not, you do now. You see, I'm a Know-it-All!

Now, this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Traditionally, a Know-it-All is one that believes in self-superiority. Can't tell 'em nuthin. The question here is, can being a Know-it-All be a good thing?
I say yes. Why? Because I'm a GOOD Know-it-All. Allow me to elaborate...

BEING A GOOD Know-it-All

Within much of my life, I was uncertain. Appearing confident, I was often a scared little boy. The facade (FAR-SAUD) or fakeness worked against me. When I pretended to Know-it-All, I cut myself off from gaining valuable tools and lessons.

Today (02/25/2011) I REALLY am a Know-it-All. I Know-it-All in that I Don't Know Jack!!! The great truth of my admission, is that I've opened myself up to receive the desired information, truths, lessons, and resources to achieve success (whatever success means).

Know-it-All Means Not Knowing

Judeo-Christians as well as Deity believers seek out wisdom and guidance from their Higher Power(s). I feel that we engage in this practice because we've to go it alone -- we fell down --so we THEN asked for help.

The KJV Biblical God is referred to as, The ALL-KNOWING. Confucianism suggests that their Leader was a Great Teacher.

My Father, a Truck Driver, often scolded me to avoid playing with flammables (matches, kerosene, firecrackers, etc.). He said, "You're gonna Blow-Off Your Head!" I never understood how my head could be blown-off until I witnessed it as a member of the U.S. Army.

WITH AGE, COMES AN ALL KNOWING

Fast forward to the present. Here I stand...age 51. Having dreaded being a half-Century Old for the years leading up to that birth date, I now embrace it. I Am Mister Know-it-All. I Know-it-All because I know that I don't know.

While working on my Undergraduate degree, I was mandated to attend a Public Administration (P.A.) class consisting of 12 weeks. Being an Educational Psychology student, being enrolled into a P.A. class was a real head-scratcher. Didn't make sense...

The Prof, as he was called, was a Forward-Thinker. Having achieved Financial freedom, Dr Zayas was teaching college because he enjoyed learning. He DIDN'T need the money.

Zayas spoke about municipal governance from a standpoint of fiscal restraint. Translation: Governments (local/state/national) were Money-Wasters (year 1992). Funny...seems as though nothing has changed on that horizon.

He liked to quote Zig Ziglar; the ideas that came from his lectures were not organic to the textbook. One of his theorems (unproven truths), was that the greatest danger to self-employment and small business success, was blindness. Business Blindness: The Danger that one has the greatest threat from is the Danger that One Doesn't See. Again, translation: The Unknown!

YOU CAN BECOME A Know-it-All

OK, now that we've clarified things, you too want to become as am I. A Know-it-All...Yes? Here's how. First...
  1. Know that what you think you know is probably wrong.
  2. Acknowledge that you know more than most but not as much as some.
  3. Judge the knowledge by the actions...the fruits.
  4. Never accept advice or help from something or someone that continues to be unsuccessful with that which you are seeking.
Lastly, Be a Know-it-All by becoming a Seeker. Seek Truth -- for IT will set You Free.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Dream-Catching New Opportunities with Love Letters

Recently, I was scanning a blog about psychic energy, astrology, and finding love. Interesting, huh! I admit, I'm into all of that psychic mumbo-jumbo. Tempered with a HEAVY dose of faith in an Almighty and Loving God. 

This article ain't about religion, spirituality, nor mumbo-jumbo. It's about Dream Catching Opportunities.


The author suggested to Catch a (Wo)Man, one must jot down warm and loving thoughts to their intended love.

How funny, because I'm already fortunate in that department (married x 30 years to the same woman -- nice...)

Career Love Letter

It hit me. Why not send a letter of love expressing my deep desire for a new business opportunity? Why not woo, serenade, and pant for a new job? I'll try letter writing...LOVE letter writing, that is.

Dear Dream Job --

Oh fairest wannabee dream job. How I would love thee? Let me count the ways. I will arise early, simply to get to my desk and prepare for the day's activities. The office telephone would never ring more than once, because I will anticipate the 1st while eagerly awaiting the second (ring). Hello there, my name is Andre...how can I be of service.

An Out-pouring of (Business) Love

My Love for You, Madam New Business Opportunity or New Dream Job Wannabe, is deeper than the deepest ocean...Wider than the Grand Canyon. Higher than the Everest Summit. Oh yes, the scent of your new job description and/or the thrill of placing my first corporate sales call. Sweeter than fresh-picked country watermelon on a July summer day.

I want to experience your demanding work priorities as my blood heats up while running through my new job veins. Ahh, Nectar and Ambrosia -- the Godly Food served up from the New Company Cafeteria. My mouth's thirst is quenched by the liquid refreshment of my new office's water cooler. I laugh as I think of the career envy Steve Carrell must feel as he senses my new Office job satisfaction.

Waiting Patiently for Career Love...

Love is Gentle. Love is Humble. Love is Patient. I must become all of these things to fully realize career love. But oh, so sweet, tender, and perfumed that new job is going to feel and smell! I can almost Taste It.

Writing a Love Letter for a new opportunity...in my case, career, may sound stupid or even ludicrous. But I say this to you as wel as myself. If a new job will make me feel loved and vibrant (again), then what does it matter if that feeling is generated by a human love interest or be that of a job.

Either way, capturing the feeling of love, amor, or sensualness, is more than worthy of a love letter. Agreed?