S1 E159 — 5 Wise Guy Rankings, Why?

When you get stuck one of the highest ranked TauBit of Wisdom advised you to ask yourself “Why” at least five times. That would be today.

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

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: You’re the prophet of your story, generating predictions and seeing many come true.  Wisdom comes of you being willing, even excited, to be proven wrong.” Sagittarius

Hi and welcome to Saturday’s Episode 159 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 25th day of January in winter of 2020.


 I’m stuck. I feel a little disappointed and at a standstill.


Slip sliding away?  Probably.  I’m at a familiar point, not having activated my Patreon page from which a lot of activity will require my attention.  Much like editing and polishing the selected posts to be published on the designated website blogs.  And where I stopped just on the brink of self-publishing my “test” book on Apple Books.  I’ve forgotten my game plan and missed goals. Tuned into Senate Impeachment presentation by the House and watched some Australian Open Tennis.


Slightly began my scheme to reconnect with Mentors and Proteges and Friends via email.  It’s not going as I planned.  I have to remind myself to get them to Facebook and then to Patreon.  Remember they’re either on my list for my future Volume Two manuscript or Tau of Steves manuscript.


I lost my momentum.  The character Harry (Hieronymus) Bosch, in the popular Amazon Prime series based on my new favorite author’s books, Michael Connelly, keeps figuring out the next play and keeps going.  It takes so long to reconstruct and regain what excitement you once had.


Fear that I won’t attract many Patrons.  That what I write under the shield of Patron won’t keep those who do pledge monthly amounts.  Or, if I’ve organically grown my contributors, I’ll come to an end of stuff I could write and do and they’ll keep funding without getting the value they expect.


I feel like a used car salesman promoting my intentions.  But, “My Wish” with the Best West Road Trip photo over 3 weeks ago at the beginning of the New Year attracted 466 views, 1 comment (Del), now with a drop to 1841 followers and 26 who viewed my LinkedIn profile. My Flipboard followers have been averaging about 5 or 6 new ones each day.  I went from under a 1000 just before Christmas a month ago to 1098 today.


Bosch regains his momentum when he viscerally feels adrenalin kicking in.  I don’t feel it enough to propel me into creative action.  However comma I feel a surge when I trip over something that fits and moves me along.  Like when I rediscovered updated versions of chapters, the latest — “13 Ways to Stay Off the Endangered Species List” which fits The Knowledge Path, Volume Two manuscript.

So what?  My adrenalin finally kicked in when I realized for Patreon benefits I can offer the following five chapters free from the book I co-authored:

      • 13 Ways to Stay Off the Endangered Species List
      • Only The Names Have Been Changed. And Some of It’s True 
      • How to Thrive in an Age of Accelerating Uncertainty 
      • Create Your Dream Job, Save the Planet 
      • Leap but Don’t Trade Your Dream for a Nightmare


So at the end of the day, you might say the 5 Whys Holiday Tau was well worth it.  How about for today?

Again nada, zip, nothing for Steve Zahn, Henry Winkler, Emma the Baroness and me.

Moving on, then. Any wise guys among you remaining Steves?

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Why? Haha. Your Holiday Tau is interesting, but not so valuable to me for today.  No hard feelings, right?

“4”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: Each person travels in a cloud of their convictions.  You’ll know right away which personal atmospheres will be intolerable (In which case don’t argue, just leave.)” Taurus

I am grateful for my complexity.  Why? My mind remains engaged and stimulates me to create unique solutions.

“4”  Steve Smith, 30: You’re grateful for your complex problems.  It’s a sign that your basics are solid.” Gemini

Not a goal? Why? You don’t climb a ladder to reach for it?  Or what?  Enlightenment just is?  Why?

“4”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:Enlightenment is a terrible goal, as it can’t be achieved or discovered.  Your peace will come in the moments you inhabit.  No striving.” Virgo

So, we come to you once more Mr. Aoki.  Wisdom comes from willingness to be proven wrong?  Why?  Is it a terrible goal? Why? It’s just not as prophet-able? Haha.  Ok, I like this one.  Thanks Steve, I’m swiping it.

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: You’re the prophet of your story, generating predictions and seeing many come true.  Wisdom comes of you being willing, even excited, to be proven wrong.” Sagittarius

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate


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