Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Charlotte, NC 54% Closer To Becoming A Treeless Desert

At the mere mention of breaking bread with long, stout, bushy and or wavy trees I'm treated like a 7th floor hospital patient at Presbyterian near center city. Tree's and me...it ain't a Montana thing! The relationship far exceeds everything human being! It's kind of selfish, this kinship with a stick stuck feet first in a ball of Georgia clay. It took nearly a pocket full of forever to sway the neighs. "Tree's don't speak!" They'd laughingly yet extremely seriously direct their intent. "Who then?" My interruption swiftly lit the thin summer Carolina accent. "Who spoke so loud its echo is still here today?" A Poet and forest. Could it be too far from likely? Besides, once inside a cities limits trees rarely if ever have a presence. This forest would be different! A billion plus one trees was the dream! Not me! The voice I keep hearing! Week after week itty bitty leafless seedlings with thin rooting systems were sent to march against the grain of storm drains. Erosion the corrosion. Fallen timber the feed for their need stuck feet first in a ball of Georgia clay. Shoot! Before I knew it the Poet had 17 hundred wind catchers staring at him. Gulp! Pictures were taken. Hundreds if not a ka-zillion notes quickly written. Tree's and me...it's not a Montana thing! 15 years into the chapters of I wish I had...you should see the land. Some trees are three of me! The white tail deer have returned and this Spring the Poet and his friends witnessed not one but three owl hatchings. Beaver, black snakes and rabbits that stand on their back feet! The Poet even planted winter wheat! I can't be the only one constantly hungry! Then today, 15 years into the chapters of I wish I had...the Charlotte Observer inked something new to think. Charlotte needs 25,000 new plantings a year to achieve its 2050 canopy goal. Only 46% of our southern city once named Tree City is blessed with sticks stuck feet first in a ball of Georgia clay. Don't shove all the blame onto development! Tree sickness caused by ten years of drought has sucked up the south. Opting out of protecting is the mission of the Charlotte city commission. Louder than ever I hear the screams.. Not from me! The voice first heard 15 years into the chapters of I wish. "I was once only a stick stuck feet first in a ball of Georgia clay. Today I have a new song to sing...inside a matter of unpredictable Carolina storms, my limbs won't be any more. Soon I shall fall therefore which plant, plants, weeds maybe leafless dreams should I feed? There are no trees whose roots require the suits once worn by a cloud catching warrior. Can you hear me?" arroe.net

Monday, July 30, 2012

You Don't Need A Black Belt To Beat A Bully

How is it possible to take a dark unfulfilling thought shouted, emailed, text or Face Booked then turn it into positive? Yeah right! How numb is numb when numb keeps feeling something? Let's break it down! Coworker, family member anybody sitting in a chair or busy rush hour traffic... Boom! Biff! Pow! Zap! Ouch! Ouch! I'm calling my Mom! An automobile would never pass its annual inspection! The margarita making blender would be tossed out and the very second a skyscraping tree begins to creak chainsaws slice into its depth of perception. Human's are different. Without a legal license "Constructive" criticism has been driven into a constant. Even worse are the occasions when heavy equipment such as your brain and heart are being operated by someone under the influence of boxed merchandise, which can be anything from cold pills to cheap wine straight to the puffy type big companies say are not addictive. Getting hit hard by accusations, hand written snail mail letters or smart phone choices of communication has a way of festering beneath the several shades of skin that grow, fall off and quickly return. Sit in any mall! Take your nose out of a restaurant menu. View the patrons of a grocery store! Verbal abuse comes across as the new cool! Our best defense is to let it hit you then walk away. Yeah ok... Even as a second degree Black Belt it seems almost untrue when Master's shout, "You aren't trained to fight! You're trained to maintain self control." Julio with his thick rich Latin accent would set fire to the training room, "Believe in the number three! They come at you...that's once! They come again...that's twice! On the third attack the best you can offer is an easy escape. For you! You don't want blood! Aids kill! No Aids!" We all know words can be extremely powerful. What we don't see eye to eye with is how being extremely clear with the chosen thoughts shared does more damage to the abuser than the one receiving. What? The Laws of Attraction make the rules not a radio disc jockey waiting for his next stage to suddenly appear on any radio station in America. It's falls into the category Native American's call Black Magic... For you to cast outward at someone your words, evil premonitions and or wishes the aggressive behavior cannot achieve unless what's been said has actually been lived by the one tossing things out like the scent of bad hamburger meat. Think about it! Who in the unreleased chapters has spoken to this person the very way they are sharing communication with you? The cold rotten horrifying filth that lives beneath their presence was planted then lived out before it made its way to you. Nobody is born evil... Darth Vader was once a good guy! What's the best way to handle the height of someone else's anger, depression or lack of spirit for your adventuresome life and style? The Laws of Attraction teach us to bury yourself in Gratitude. Put a rock in your pocket! Each time someone you believe to be close to you hits you upside the heart...touch the rock and think about one of your best times ever with this person. Bathe yourself in everything positive and through each bullied moment believe it or not a leaf belonging to the seeds of positive begin to take shape. According to the book The Magic there's a distinct possibility that we're quick to take on an aggressive email or text without ever thinking about what we write could in fact kick up the heat higher than intended therefore fueling every reason for the aggressor to spit tobacco on your shirt and shoes. Be aware of Gratitude at all times. Load up your biggest pockets with great things you'd like to share with your coworkers, family members and weird people sitting in a chair. Then instead of firing off a bullet full of hate or meanness, lace up your tennis shoes and prepare to run. Away? No... Negative people are like the wicked witch in The Wizard Of Oz...they melt oh so sweetly when there's no reason to fight, fend off or revert to odd ball points of view sent their way. It seems so Disney until you find reason in understanding that no man nor woman was born to rip another a part. What you're accepting as them being them is what they've lived. Through the Laws of Attraction what you say can offer incredible change. I will always believe in you first... arroe.net

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Soul Of Radio And TV Still Don't Know Who You Are

I often wonder why so much of my time is spent pushing people toward developing an open relationship with daily writing when the attraction tends to be more dangerous than walking through rush hour traffic. Being an "everyday" writer can be compared to practicing for the Summer Olympics. You gain access to the mind, body and soul. The curve of sentence structure serves as a signal of too much stress or not enough room to dream. Writer's are born to creatively generate chance. Writer's set out on self designed journeys that often come across as raised middle fingers sent toward endless amounts of high school English teacher's. When in reality it's their basic layout of study that influenced me to pick up a writing instrument. My sixth book Another 1,021 Thoughts couldn't be edited by professionals until I found the single person that understood my writing accent. She didn't agree therefore changing her name totally in the credits. In their book The Pin Drop Principle authors David Lewis and Gary Mills speak of the actions words are capable of dropping fuel into. If you only knew how many emails and text messages I've sent that the receiver read completely wrong generating more negative energy than the war between God and the Devil. Lewis and Mills believe most writer's lack intension and objective claiming inside every ambition to write identifying the I and O should describe the purpose of the message in a single sentence. Their example: I want to ____intention____ my audience so that my audience will ___objective___. Instantly I laugh! I produce radio and television commercials! While speaking at universities and Broadcasting schools the first things I ask, "Why did you fork out $16,000 or more for this class when you could've purchased advertising? Instead of wasting your time in school you could already be on the air!" That seems negative doesn't it? Ya think? I didn't use the rules of I and O! Lewis and Mills believe any communication requires the writer or speaker to imagine your intension that which connects with human emotion. It will earn you an audience. Imagine how you want the audience to feel. My message to students is completely negative. As much as I wanted to create a funny... the end result is a blast of truth that invites a negative vibration called guilt. Only people already in the business of Broadcasting realize the message; clients doing their own commercials is like having a first time at a KISS concert fan jump on stage and pull off a classic Simmons blood spurting God of Thunder moment. It doesn't matter how many times you've seen the Demon thrust fire from his lungs in pictures and on VH1 Classics, nobody but Simmons can do it right. Anybody can spit fuel into the air and light it. It's the 40 plus years of constant crowd pleasing that instantly ignites the night when Simmons uses perfectly timed out pauses that rip from a Rock fans heart screams, cheers and flying arms first given birth as a crazy ass teen. My only reason for visiting Face Book is based on studying the way people write. I want to feel the verbal pictures people melt onto a computer screen. What techniques are being used to draw me closer to the drama? What is the intension versus the objective? Face Book hasn't made us the Communication Generation; teamed up with Spell Check we've evolved into a separated method of new wave wango tango lingo that beats the crap out of all things accepted for a good grade and falling into nothing more than street slang. Lewis and Mill's point out, "Regardless of the message, you want your listeners and readers to be emotionally engaged. You want their investment in what you're saying." Again I laugh out of control! People depend on my imagination to create commercials that get inside your head and heart only to find myself Billboarding the 30 to 60 second message. The client wants, needs, has to have and won't buy unless we deliver. I totally get it. I'm glad I don't have to answer the phone when the client doesn't get results. My intension was reality. The objective was to help you understand why radio and television commercials enforce button pushing. They weren't designed with you in mind therefore the natural thing to do is disconnect. Now try this at your place of business. Why aren't your brilliant ideas becoming a reality? The bad thing about being in radio and television is there's nothing to block you from witnessing my failures. I never get to see you. I can only assume you're perfect. Still negative? Damn it! I will always believe in you first... arroe.net

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rock Jock Talk: Springsteen After The Plugs Been Pulled

The very second NBC 36 pre-promoted the 11:00 News with headlines that read: Legendary Rock Star Unplugged During Performance. I knew it was Springsteen! For fans in the crowd they experienced a true Rock n Roll love story! A Romeo and Juliet of the Springsteen kind. The man is 62 years old and can tear up any stage longer than 15 of today's hottest new bands put together in a Rock Battle Royal. How does he do it? I'm thinkin the best way to uncover the boss is to go all out Van Zandt. Rollingstone Magazine recently hooked up with NJ hero after nabbing a few headlines of his own in the moments that followed a lashing out against U.K. authorities for pulling the plug at a Bruce Springsteen show in Hyde Park that went past curfew. He later walked back the statements, but a few days before the now-famous gig, he spoke with Rolling Stone about how the band has been pushing limits on this tour. "No one is working harder than Bruce," he said. "And if he wants one more song, we're gonna go one more enthusiastically. We will stay there all night, until someone pulls out the cord." Van Zandt also spoke about the possibility of a new Springsteen album in 2013, playing shows in torrential downpours, the possibility of a four-how show, and his thoughts about Springsteen superfan and New Jersey governor Chris Christie. He also emphatically denied the (completely unserious) allegation that Bruce Springsteen gets his incredible onstage energy from performance-enhancing drugs. Tell me how it feels to walk offstage after a four-hour concert. Well, we don't know that yet. We've only reached the 3:48 mark. Honestly, it's not that different from a two or three-hour show. We're not looking at the clock. We've been transported by that point to another time zone entirely, which I think is part of the idea. I think what's effective for the audience is being transported for that time, whatever it may be. It could be an hour. It could be four hours, but you're taken out of time during the show and brought to some other place, and then returned at the end of the journey, hopefully with positive energy that you then take into your regular life. Are there ever times he calls for yet another encore and it's been three-and-a-half hours and you just want to say, "Stop! Enough!" No! That would be some other band you're mixing us up with. I just think about Max Weinberg sometimes. That's a long time to be playing the drums, not to even mention the fact he's 61. Well, it depends on how you look at life, you know what I mean? If you look at life like, "Work makes one tired," then maybe yes. But if you look at life like, "Aren't we lucky to be working, and working at a job we love?" The physical part of it is overcome by the adrenaline and the spiritual part of it. The intellectual part of it. The part of it that says, "We're here, and we're gonna see how far we can go. We're actually going test our own limits, whenever possible – because, to the contrary, that's actually a healthy thing to do." You could focus on being tired, or you could break through that barrier and keep going. Then you realize you weren't really as tired as you thought you were, because you just did five or 10 more songs. It just depends on how you look at these things. I don't look at it in any sort of negative way. The longer you're there, the more you're pushing yourself, pushing your limits, the better it is. Why do you think they've gotten so long? Is it a conscious decision by Bruce, or just a natural development? There's never really any thought to how long the show should be. We've done festivals. We've done two-and-a-half hour shows and afterwards we'd say, "I can't think of what songs we left out tonight." Sometimes there's no qualitative difference between two-and-a-half and three-and-a-half hour shows. It's just a matter of how long you do it. It's not like the show must be three hours and 30 minutes to work. That's just not the case. We could walk offstage after the first six songs. We're saying everything that needs to be said by the end of "Spirit in the Night." I mean, literally, the first five or six songs are an incredible amount of content. It states the theme very clearly. It could be a show unto itself. This conversation with the audience has been going on since, what, '72, '73 ... Sometimes it's like a conversation after dinner with friends. You're in a restaurant, and you got there at 8 o'clock. Suddenly you realize it's midnight. Where did the time go? You're enjoying the conversation. It's sort of a natural, organic conversation. Sometimes it's longer than other times, but we're not really conscious of how long we're onstage. There's been a lot of rain during shows on this leg of the tour. What's it like playing in the pissing rain? It really depends on the temperature. That's a big factor. If it's warm, it actually can be quite pleasant, and people adapt to it. The audiences in Europe are quite used to it and actually enjoy it. It's a bit harder work for Bruce, but I guess there's really no such thing as harder work for him. He just does it. He goes out there anyway. He's not gonna change anything. I don't know if you've seen the show lately, but he's in the audience half the show, and he gets soaking wet. It's just that much more work, because he's running around, and the stairs are slippery, the ramps are slippery, the stage is slippery. There's a lot of danger, a lot of physical challenges one must be conscious of that makes the work harder, and just the clothing being soaking wet right through makes it heavier. All the basic things that come with really serious rain make things a little bit more complicated. But some of our most memorable shows have been done in the rain. I think people bond in a different way when they've been through our show in the rain. It's something they're proud of having gone through and bonded with each other, and people find it very memorable. Now, if it's very cold out, that's different. Then it can become unpleasant. You feel for the audience, first of all. It doesn't matter to us so much. Bruce is running around so much that he's never gonna feel any sort of chill from the atmosphere, but you wonder about the crowd when it gets to the back of a stadium with 50,000 people. You do feel concerned about them. Most of the time it's fine. You're outside in the summer, so that's not gonna happen very often. It's not really a big factor, believe it or not; it really isn't. If anything, I would say it's more of a positive than a negative because the audiences that I talk to, they love it, they get off on the fact that it's raining. It's interesting. I've never seen a Springsteen show in Europe, but I've seen the video and I've heard the stories. The crowd just seems much more into it. I mean, they go nuts in the States, but often not quite like that. Why do you suppose that is? Well, I think you can speculate about a lot of different things. First of all, I think we literally have the greatest audience anywhere in the world, wherever we are. They are the most enthusiastic that I've ever seen. I've been to a lot of shows, and I don't see the enthusiasm quite as high for anyone that they are for us, and that's quite a compliment, and quite a nice relationship we have with our audience worldwide. Certain countries in Europe have a younger audience. No one can quite understand why. I mean, the festivals are obviously younger audiences just by their nature. I mean, we played to 90,000 16-year-olds the other night at Roskilde. [Laughs] It was amazing. I'm not exaggerating. It was amazing. I mean, the enthusiasm of these young, young teenagers defies all sort of, you know… comprehension. I don't know. Did their parents bring them to a show when they were five or six years old and it just stuck with them? Maybe? But 90,000 of them? I don't know. It defies all logic. In Spain and Italy, generally audiences are just younger. No particular reason. So sometimes that can be a bit of a factor. I think there's something about being from another place … there's a bit of the exotic element, I think, just as we had it with the British Invasion. It's something about a group from another country that's always a little bit perhaps extra exciting, somehow. But I don't know. Again, our audiences are not so much distinctly different as others, but I think there is an element having to do with, American audiences in general come to events to observe. And European audiences in general come to events to participate. I think that is probably a fact. Now it's not such a distinctive difference with us. Like I said, we have the most enthusiastic, active audiences in the world. In America. But if there's a difference, it's very nature of what an audience is on a different continent. I think I can generalize here, and I think a higher degree of the European audiences come having the new record because they fully intend to participate. And that is the script of the show that night. So they're gonna come and they're gonna sing every word because that's what they do. Where a lot of times half of the American audience might not get the record until after the show. But that's OK. There's nothing wrong with that. That's just the nature of how we do things slightly differently. I mean, people who see us in America can't believe how great our audiences are. A few who have seen European audiences go a bit more berserk in a few countries may notice a difference. But most people just would never know because they're comparing it to other shows in America. Our audiences are just completely phenomenal. They're so enthusiastic that you can hardly … there's not much difference. I imagine you guys are able to feed off that energy, and it really improves your performance. Oh, without a doubt. Without a doubt. Without a doubt. That's why I think our staging is probably closer to the audience of any other band playing arenas of stadiums. And we tried to really make some significant adjustments with the festivals. We just started doing festivals on the tour before this. And it's not our show. It's not our stage. We started to get to some of these festivals and we noticed they build their stages to keep the audience away. Call it whatever you want … to keep the audience a safe distance away. Well, the problem is, Bruce isn't going to change the show according to the stage. [Laughs] He's not going to say, "Oh, the stage is 40 feet down from the audience, and another 30 feet across and then another 30 feet up. Oh. I'm not going to move from my spot tonight." He's going going to do exactly what he does with a very comfortable kind of staging. After a few festivals he's like, "I like pushing it to the limit, but this is becoming the Olympics over here." So we've started speaking with the festival people when we're headlining. We go, "Listen, we need to compromise here. All due respect, we don't want to keep the audience away from us. We want to be as close as possible and Bruce needs to have access to them because he spends half the time in the audience. We realize no one else does that. We feel your pain. But start feeling some of ours because we're not going to change the show. The show is not changing. We're doing the show 100 percent no matter what the stage. It doesn't matter what the weather conditions are. We don't give a s***, OK? We're doing this show. We're going to go out there 100 percent every night and we don't care about nothing, OK? So give us a little break here." So at the last couple of festivals the stage was … sort of … reconfigured to make it closer to our stage where Bruce can get to the audience quicker and not have to climb down 30 stairs and then go across 40 feet up another another 20 stairs. First of all – and the physical part is one thing, but this takes time. Usually we would do one verse while he goes from one part of the stage to the other, and now we're doing three verses while he's doing all these calisthenics trying to figure out a way to get to the audience. There's really a time element as well as a physical element. But it's all been a lot of fun. The audience at these things might be, I don't know, 25 percent your audience. That means you're constantly winning over new people, and younger and younger people. That's just fun. How has Jake Clemons been doing? He's doing great. The whole horn section has been terrific. Jake is a naturally confident guy. He really did the work at rehearsals. He put in the work and the show takes care of itself in a way. It's really been a great way to pass the baton. Yeah. I'm quite proud of the fact that we made a whole lot of good decisions here. We spent a long time really talking about this and trying to figure it out. It was big. It was a big, big moment in our lives and our careers. We really had to think it out. We made a lot of good decisions and our audience has been very, very understanding. Bruce has been … just beyond … the songwriting is one thing. Honestly, if you take even three songs from the new record: "Death to My Hometown," "Jack of All Trades" and "We Are Alive." They are three of the most incredible songs he's ever written. They say something extraordinary that people really want to hear right now. It can be summed up by, "You are not alone." The rap he does onstage is really equally important. It's the perfect way of celebrating Clarence and Danny. It turns it into positive energy rather than mourning and turning it into a funeral. It's easy to take that for granted, but let me tell you, it requires a lot of talent. He's just as brilliant at what he says as what he writes. A lot of people are surprised at his physical shape. You hear people joking and whispering at shows, "He's gotta be on HGH or something! How else can he be doing this at 62?" There's nobody at 22! What are you talking about? [Laughs] No … he's the opposite of a drug-created monster. [Laughs] He's in good shape by not doing drugs. It's something he doesn't have to preach about. He's a living example of what happens when you never do drugs your whole life. [Laughs] I mean, I'm sure he's taken a drink or two a few times in his life, but he was never a drinker either. And he eats right and he's in the gym. Well, that's what happens. [Laughs] Don't do drugs. Don't drink, eat right, go to the gym and you can rock & roll at 62, too. [Laughs] It isn't rocket science. This is real old fashioned common sense. [Laughs] I've heard extremely unreliable rumors about a possible new Bruce album for next year. Do you know anything about that? I don't, but I wouldn't be surprised. He's always got an album in his pocket. He's one of those guys that's really, really irritating that way. It's really aggravating for us songwriters. He's always got, you know, 15, 20 great songs in his pocket. [Laughs] And the world, the system, the industry cannot possibly accommodate his speed at which he works. He's always an album or two ahead of what can be released. [Laughs] I wouldn't be surprised. I have not discussed that with him. I don't know anything about it, but I would not be surprised. Do you think the four-hour barrier is going to be breached on this tour? [Laughs] Again, I would not be the least bit surprised. Again, there's no planning this stuff. There's no way to predict it. And no one should be surprised if it happens. You finally got Bruce to play "Restless Nights" on the last tour. What's your next dream song? [Laughs] That was a big one, and it had to be my birthday to get it … At some point I think we'll start bringing in some of these songs from The Promise. The priority is, of course, the new album. But the material from The Promise has very rarely been played, so it'll be fun going into some of that stuff. I think it's some of our best things. He played "Bishop Danced" recently, so it really feels like anything is possible. Oh yes. Anything is possible. That goes without saying. What's nice about this particular show is that quite a few songs from the past sit remarkably well with this theme. He was just way ahead of everybody, way ahead of the circumstances, way ahead of this worldwide depression. The older songs fit in like a glove and that's really a remarkable thing. It's interesting. The other day, we're fooling around with "Spirit in the Night" at soundcheck for some reason. I don't even know why. Maybe we hadn't played it in a while. Maybe we wanted to show it to the new singers, or the horn players or something. I don't know why, but we're fooling around with this song from 40 years ago. Bruce gets in this funny mood and he gets into this preacher kinda thing, with this call and response thing, totally spontaneously. It turns out really cool, and now it's a regular part of the the set. This is a song we rarely play, and now it closes out the first quarter of the show. What's interesting is how well that ties into the song "We Are Alive," which usually comes at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Interestingly, it connects so well with this song from 40 years ago. A part of the show is remembering those we lost, having to do with Clarence and Danny. Yes, we lost them physically, but certain elements of their life force continue through the living. So now that statement is reinforced by a 40-year-old song. Final question: I've always know that Governor Christie is a big fan, but I didn't know until recently he's seen you guys something like 174 times. How do you feel about that? Are you flattered? I actually like the man, personally. I get along great with him. I am flattered by it, and I'm flattered by anybody that goes to the show more than once. I think that's always a compliment. You know, we may differ on some issues politically, but we also have some things in common, such as a passion for education, and things like that. So I don't have any problem with the guy. I like him.

Radio People Hide Behind Microphones

I didn't invent the thought nor do I feel a need to stay away from promoting its end result potential. Lower your standards... Wait! Isn't that how the United States hap heartedly sacrificed its world productivity domination? Lowering your standard is like your parents demanding, "Your curfew time is 11:00 but if you can't make it until 11:45 that's ok." We have to break this thought up to better understand why bread rises. Optimism keeps us from lowering our expectations. A pessimist pouts out their injuries before the idea slips from the lips of the one putting air into motion. The problem in every corner of the American workplace is living up to unheard levels of expectations. Micro-management is what we did in the 1980's and 90's. Three decades into the painting the art of survival is based on companies accepting extremely small while still finding faith in pleasing pyramid leadership with even tinier playing fields. Michael Jordon didn't win six National NBA Championship rings by being a one man team. Or did he? Can baseball become a better game with six rather than nine guys kicking up dust on the diamond? Radio has proved announcer's/jocks/on-air talent don't have to paste their tails to control room studio chairs to savor the flavor of gathering gobs of listeners. Radio has lowered its standards. The decision to do so has shot multitudes of broadcast outlets toward success rates once thought to be long gone and dead to the wind. Dr. Richard Carlson sits on both sides of the well catered fence claiming workplaces with too much expectation find themselves alienating the cream of the crop. The drive to strive is too much for hardworking deeply dedicated souls chained to a society that guarantees only 29 hours with no hope of making overtime. That's not who we're focusing on. It's the perfectionist that beats up their body internally. Absolutely I'm this mo-fo! I refuse to bang out a radio commercial or dry read for a national television spot. The choice is to rip my vocal threads giving no hope for any at home conversation because it's too painful. My expectations as an individual player is to harness control of what other's have let go of. In doing so the closing chapters of a thirty plus year Broadcast career wouldn't last three minutes in a closed door meeting with a 1980's radio station program director's air check session. For radio outsider's, this is when the boss listens to every break over and over, searching for something to shape and I pitty the fool that skipped a beat when being perfect is what they paid for. I often wonder what would've happened if I had leaned over and whispered to Bill Conway, Andrew Ashwood, Neal Sharpe and Nick Allen, "Heyyyy how about lowering your standard?" Dr. David points out another fixture on the wall that needs to be covered: rude crude leader's or insensitive players not accustom to understanding life isn't neat and trouble free. Computers have made monsters out of calm cool collected men and women of American business. Mention Adobe Audition 3.0 to a radio person and poof! Biff! Bam! Pow! Everybody has a story to share about how incredibly cool, best ever pieces of creativity have vanished without explanation. Lowering your standards is sitting back, realizing you've got to pee. Get up, walk away and start over with fewer levels of fluid in the juice maker. Employ the idea of taking the job out of your job. Understand that what you were hired to do is affect another person's life. Commercials invite listeners to further their education at community colleges. Producing commercials put your fingertips on the steering wheel of a hot new car with cool air conditioning. My newest goal is to help NASCAR connect with fans to get their gear guts back in the seats. If doing radio production is a job then where's the fun in helping a listener feel incredible? Dr. Richard believes we get confused about the difference between expectation and standards of excellence. "Don't lower your standards by accepting poor performance. Make room in your heart for bad days, horrid coworkers, out of tune musical notes and extra work on Fridays." Stop spending so much time being annoyed and find adventure in stride. I'll always believe in you first... arroe.net

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thou Shalt Not Have False Gratefulness

I'm not ready to set aside my most recent thoughts jotted down about locating enough space to respect "Gratefulness" A kick may have been put into play on an open field of modernisms but in watching people; their reaction toward better understanding true "Gratefulness" resembles an out of tune cover song featured on America's Got Talent. The highly touted Oprah Winfrey book The Secret has a sequel: The Magic. Like most continuations reader's are quickly reintroduced to the origin then set free to examine other areas of Life Coaching. Not in The Magic. Making this journey unique is a constant flow of keeping reader's in touch with who, what, why, where how "Gratefulness" fits into a confused, oversaturated, overwhelmed, overworked life and style that's pretty much left this generation not numb but dead in the waters of wanting to further the distance of their existence. Now more than ever the term Brainwashing is evident inside every business, church and vacation escape. It's become an hourly mission to seize control nothingness. Radio stations are flooded with commercials bragging of how you can make money while staying at home. I'm set to record the vocals for a commercial geared toward getting free cell phone service but the pyramid project points you toward having to set up three others weak enough to buy into the idea. What about all these male testosterone commercials claiming to boost a Dude's love for life? I actually had a client tell me, "I think it's some sort of new speed." Does Career Builder's have a job for you or does signing up clear the way for your IP address to be sold to the highest bidder? How does "Gratefulness" fit into this? Being aware of your present is the biggest gift under the Christmas tree. The Magic shares a simple task where you're invited to put a rock in your pocket, next to the bed or in the bathroom near your tooth brush. Make it visible to your path. For 26 days hold it in the way of opening your mind's eye or soul to all things you're "Grateful" for. An after work stroll into a Harris Teeter store leads to being introduced to a new unheard of fruit. Because the Produce Manager took the time to slice into it your hunger for growing forward was fed by a sliver of natures treats. Just the other day I was given a different point of view on how to live out the word "Fearless..." It's ok to fear less but to be fearless means you've gained so much confidence that the thought of pushing your way toward a better job, new house, car or better beans to put in your summertime chili has completely closed you down. Do you fear less or are you fearless? Inside the world of Native American studies a rock is looked upon as being one of the greatest journeymen of all time. The strength of a rock offers constant protection. It's endured heavy torrential storms, laughs at badly shaped winds and takes on heat by way of capturing it for other animals to cuddle up to it after the sun has run out of air. Making friends with a rock for 26 days is an extreme positive. By identifying the small things you're truly "Grateful" for a magnetic force surrounds the avenues with reasons to become attracted to you. Great things and events are pulled toward you. But remember true "Gratefulness" cannot grow unless you're willing to share it. That doesn't mean, "My boss gave me a compliment now I have to race out and do the same for another." I'm so tired of the false faces of business! The first thing out of my lips after a compliment is, "What do you want?" "Gratefulness" is learning Duke Power overcharged you and sent fifty bucks back to you. Instead of slamming it into your bank account or donating it to Best Buy...you over tip a waitress barely making $2.15 an hour. You slide an extra ten into the plate at church. You buy ice cream for the neighborhood. I recently met a punk ass kid at a National talent search contest that seemed bright enough to handle a writing challenge, "I'm working on a song that needs some street smart rap in it. Can you handle it?" There was so much light shooting from his eyes I felt like Luke Skywalker when he blew up the Death Star. No moment passes that I'm not "Grateful" of my addiction to writing then spinning it to fit into a piece of music. Although the journey to record it like a real Rock Star has been the absolute most horrid experience of my life where friends turn into liars...that hasn't stopped me from noticing a kid holding onto the very energies of writing music I've been whistling this entire life. "Gratefulness" is a subject that resembles an envelope connected to Windows Explorer; click it once and an eternity of reasons what it means and can do for you unwraps like a set of dominoes that took nearly a month to set up not realizing it takes just a little movement to ignite the core of your soul into believing, "Wow! That was awesome!" I will always believe in you first... arroe.net