November 14, 2010

My 20 Truths

I first saw this 20 truths post from Amber Naslund via Twitter. which not surprisingly was inspired by friend and former colleague, CC Chapman. I thought it was a great idea and figured I'd take a stab at what 20 truths were on my mind that day. Here we go:
  1. I have historically not been a good listener, but I’m working on it.
  2. Having kids really does change your life for the better. Whoever came up with all those cheesey sayings about it, they weren’t lying. 
  3. Sometimes adults need babysitting too.
  4. I wish old friends kept in touch better.
  5. You grow fonder of your family as you grow older. I wish I knew that when I was younger.
  6. People too often forget that marketing is all about the customer. If you're not listening to them, get off your high horse.
  7. The world is full of great presenters and great thinkers. Unfortunately, the world has a very limited supply of great doers.
  8. You can pick your friends but you can’t pick your family...unless you’re a celebrity visiting an under-devoloped country. I’m still happy with mine.
  9. I must really like both my job and my house because my commute really limits the amount of time spent with my daughter.
  10. You grow much more comfortable with yourself the older you get.
  11. If YOU are lucky, then YOU are involved in that luck. So i guess YOU actually do make your own luck.
  12. Squirrels are an evil animal.This screaming squirrel has to scare you.
  13. When I think about death, it scares me. That’s why I enjoy every day to the fullest and dont sweat the small stuff.
  14. Everyone has secrets.
  15. If you have been there a while and some people you work with don’t feel like family, there’s probably a better fit out there.
  16. Not sure who or where I’d be without ever meeting my wife, but I’d definitely be worse off...and with a horrible wardrobe.
  17. I really like making people laugh. When they don’t laugh, I don't like them.
  18. I still think I had the talent that would have allowed me to play a sport professionally, if I truly had put in the effort and work ethic into the right one. That part is kind of important.
  19. Life would be depressingly different if film and music were never created.
  20. I don’t care if other blog posts inspire me to write a blog post. It’s called inspiration for a reason.