S1 E137 — Shouldn’t I Bet It All on the Four 5s I’ve Been Dealt?

Why am I researching first electric vehicles and now hybrid SUVs?  The writing may be on the wall.  I’ve driven my silver green 2000 Toyota 4-Runner for almost 200,000 miles.  I noticed a puff of smoke leaking out to the grill the last time I returned from Home Depot.

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 137 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 19th day of December in winter of 2019.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Change can be hard.  So when you go through the trouble, you want the changes to be for the better, and not just for the different.”  Aries


No payments, right?  But, after a while you have to recognize how much you’ve been spending on repairs — a water pump here, a rebuilt transmission there?

    • Other stuff commanding my attention like a dog when he smells a squirrel — Trump’s Impeachment inquiry and a podcast Sam Harris conducted with a guy who is revisiting the potentially constructive use of LSD to treat addiction.  
    • What a listening surprise for me on my way to Home Depot to buy “rabbit-be-gone” stuff.  
    • During my first career in psychology, Timothy Leary peddled the recreational use of it when he lived in Laguna Beach just before the time I moved to Corona del Mar, but used the Laguna Beach post office for my business mail.
    • And Marc Maron interviewed a photographer who self-published a book about the ‘60s.

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Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Getting to the effortless flow like water trickling in a brook makes all the difference in the world when it comes to transformational change.  But, it ain’t easy even if it’s blowin’ in the wind.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Change can be hard.  So when you go through the trouble, you want the changes to be for the better, and not just for the different.”  Aries

Wow, thanks W&W.  You’re talking about that professional state some people describe when you are in the flow, more like jammin’ and playing jazz.  

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: To form a new habit, you must put your mind to it, then get your mind out of it.  Don’t overthink it.” Taurus

Okay, Smith your Holliday Tau describe my whole adult life — working on a body of work or knowledge, but having to more practical things like switch jobs or market and promote to clients who have challenges I can help them through while I work on the real essence of what I’m about.

“5”  Steve Smith, 30: The highway to success has many exits.  Detours happen.  Do what you have to do, then merge right back on.” Gemini

Is it that obvious, Steve?  I going with the flow here hoping to hit my stride and then I’ll return for some serious editing.

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62:The early stages of an endeavor tend to be rough.  It’s prudent to keep going and, when you’ve hit your stride, return to the earlier work to update and improve it.”  Capricorn

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate


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