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Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:30 AM
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I was not able to attend the event, but would like to in the future. So for selfish reasons I prefer you continue them. One thing I have learned is that not only does the student benefit, but the instructor does as well. I learned more in college helping others than I ever did doing my own assignments.

Today, especially in health care, budgets are very tight. My employer will not pay for education, there simply isn't enough money. They are sometimes willing to pay for mileage, and less frequently for a hotel stay. I do not believe my situation is unique. So events like these may benefit people far more than you realize. Maybe you do understand how far reaching your assistance goes, but if not, thank you.


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The ultimate measure of ambition of any sort is what do you actually end up doing. What are you doing with your life? Well, whatever the answer to that, that's what your ambition and skill are up to.

It takes a LOT of drive to succeed as a rock star, or any other highly competitive profession like that. I lived in Hollywood for 10 years, and the number of wannabe actors, musicians, writers, etc., is staggering. Some of them are really quite skilled, most aren't. But the vast majority of even the skilled ones never make it to "star" status, largely because to make that level, you have to define your whole life around that career with a fanatic's intensity. And even that is no guarantee, it's just the starting point for any slight chance of making it.

I've seen successes, too, and that was the defining thing about them: Fanatical intensity and drive on the subject.

It's an interesting thing to observe. That's for sure.


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Steve, I think you really need to post some pictures of you in your Rock Star days.



Ha! Not sure I have any. Those were the days of film, and not a lot of people carried cameras then.


Pictures of Steve in a big hair band wearing a kilt. That is true devotion to your job, Steve.




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The thing about being a rock star is (if you are successful) you come to the floor in a blaze of glory and spend a good deal of the rest of your career doing the same thing but probably fading away.

Potentially with a knowledge based discipline you start low but can forever improve.

As for difficulty in repeating the same thing in your presentations?

Imagine having some succesful hits and having to sing them to your dying day!

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Dalkeith (10/17/2012)
The thing about being a rock star is (if you are successful) you come to the floor in a blaze of glory and spend a good deal of the rest of your career doing the same thing but probably fading away.

Potentially with a knowledge based discipline you start low but can forever improve.

As for difficulty in repeating the same thing in your presentations?

Imagine having some succesful hits and having to sing them to your dying day!



The Beach Boys aren't seeming to having a problem doing it and they are still at it almost 50 years later. And still are enthusiatic about it too. It's all a state of mind dude. Have you ever studied Zen?


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