Beating-Travel-Blues-In-Arkansas-Bob Davis Podcast 993

Beating The Travel Blues In Arkansas

Firstly you would be forgiven for wondering why I would even need to beat the travel blues in Arkansas. Above all other places. But the travel blues can bite you in the ass without warning. Learn more in Beating-Travel-Blues-In-Arkansas-Bob Davis Podcast 993.

Goal Oriented

Secondly we live in a goal oriented culture.

Need Must Do Or Die

Want to becomes need to. Must do. Do or die.

Relentless

More importantly when I’m pursuing a goal I can be relentless.

Frustrated

Consequently I found myself in Arkansas the other day, frustrated and ticked off.

Preconceived Notions About The Day

To clarify I had this image in my head of just how the day was going to go. I would end up at the perfect campsite, right by the side of the road!

Arkansas

Certainly I had meticulously planned my transit through Arkansas.

Coffee Filters?

And then I ran out of coffee filters.

Haywire

As a result my day went haywire.

Off Intention…Off Course

In short I ended up on a highway I never intended to be on and wasn’t sure where I was going.

Change Your Attitude Brah

On the other hand it ended perfectly. Find out how in Beating-Travel-Blues-In-Arkansas-Bob Davis Podcast 993.

Ride Up Front With Me

Even more in this podcast you get to ride up front with me!

Lessons Learned

In the same vein there are many lessons I learn on the road.

Where’s The Fire?

For one thing I can forget I don’t have a tether and I don’t need to press on as though there’s no tomorrow.

How I Learn

Moreover this is how I can learn lessons that have applications to every day life.

Bliss Isn’t Always As Easy As It Looks

In addition though I talk about travel zen, reaching that state of bliss isn’t always as easy as I think it will be.

Ouachita National Forest

Finally I had to shift gears as I headed through the gorgeous Ouachita National Forest on my way to Dallas, Texas.

Short But Complex

In conclusion this is a short podcast about a complex issue.

Plans?

To sum up what happens when life doesn’t quite go the way we planned and expected?

We Don’t Need No Stinking Plans

In short sometimes the best things in life are the results of mistakes and miscalculations.

Now About Those Coffee Filters!

Or because someone runs out of coffee filters.

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Beating-Travel-Blues-In-Arkansas-Bob Davis Podcast 993

 

Value-Persuasion-Disruption-Live At The Mall-Podcast 687

These days we seldom think about what is valuable. We want the newest. The latest. Consume. Enjoy. Move on. Spending a day at the mall makes me wonder what has real value today. In Value-Persuasion-Disruption-Live At The Mall-Podcast 687.

At The Mall

We’re at certainly one of the oldest indoor malls. Southdale Mall, in Edina, Minnesota. I used to come to Southdale a lot. Not so much anymore. While malls in general have fallen on hard times, Southdale is still home base for me.

Things Change And Stay The Same

Shopping at the mall pretty much like it always was. While decorations have changed the idea stays the same. Especially relevant is the idea that all the stores are more closely defined. Seems like more clothing and accessories than back in the day of the JC Penny on one end of the mall, and Sears on the other. We’ll talk about it in Value-Persuasion-Disruption-Live At The Mall-Podcast 687.

If That’s All There Is My Friend Then Let’s Keep Dancing

What is valuable to us these days? Many things are disposable. Software and hardware upgrades feed buying the newest and latest. The idea of a waffle iron or heavy coat that lasted a lifetime is in the past. We discuss real value in Value-Persuasion-Disruption-Live At The Mall-Podcast 687.

Brand Names and Quality

Words like Value evoke brand images in every generation. For some it’s a car, or a consumer item. For others value triggers thoughts of clothing, an accessory or something that seemed to last forever. Real value though, can also be intangibles. Attributes attached to people. ‘Things’ we have to earn.

Missing Intangibles

Seems like these days so called intangibles are taking on a great deal more significance. We miss integrity, trustworthiness and respect. We crave time and forget the value of health and the people we care most about.

Beautiful Downtown Fill In The Blank

Malls are designed to evoke feelings and images of the old time markets. Walking through the mall is supposed to feel like the old time main street and its row of shops. The watchmaker and jeweler, tailor and shoe store, outdoor store and record shop. The texture and surfaces make us feel comfortable and somehow like we’re at home.

How Do You Spell Happy?

In conclusion I could suggest that the ‘things’ that make us feel secure and happy aren’t things at all. So, in Value-Persuasion-Disruption-Live At The Mall-Podcast 687, some thought starters for your Christmas and New Year’s season about what’s really important.

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Value-Persuasion-Disruption-Live At The Mall-Podcast 687

Midnight Walk and Talk-Ambition Business Materialism-Podcast 615

Coffee in the morning? Yoga? Check and check. Doesn’t take much to make me happy these days. Have my wants become less than my needs? Motivation is essential to build a business. More clients. More revenue. Where does your motivation come from? In Midnight Walk and Talk-Ambition Business Materialism-Podcast 615.

Think Different

What’s your motivation? Material wants can fuel ambition. Good right? Thing is, creative people think a little differently. Motivated by the work. Add coffee, yoga and a roof and you probably have one happy creative. Thing is maybe that creative needs a little more, but doesn’t ‘know’ it. We’re going to walk and talk about it in Midnight Walk and Talk-Ambition Business Materialism-Podcast 615.

Unconscious Needs Surprise

Rules of the walk and talk podcast. No preparation. No plan. See what comes up. I was surprised in this podcast! Thoughts about what we need versus was we want in a material culture surfaced. Do we know what we need? Do we need a brand new car? Nice to have. No judgement on that new Bentley! But, do I need a new Bentley. Nah.

Simple Life

Got four pairs of old jeans. Two pairs of boots. Some flannel shirts. An all protein diet. Casino buffet night once a week. Water and coffee only. Yoga Mat. Two CarHart jackets. A hat and some broken glasses. A 2000 Ford Diesel Ambulance. An old Crown Vic. Travel and Adventure. Lots of audio equipment. Three old computers. Smart Phone. Stay up all night. Do a podcast. Feeling great. In Midnight Walk and Talk-Ambition Business Materialism-Podcast 615.

Meeting Needs

Sometimes we need more than we want. We just don’t know it. Maybe the ambition to serve more clients and a bigger audience would be served by making sure some needs, spoken or unspoken, get met. Now, about that Bentley.

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