A Bodey in Motion

Building momentum, one step at a time

Quick Hits: Girl Scout debt badge. Robert Kearns wasted his life. Procrastinatrix wanted.

  • Cookies taste better with debtI love being a Daddy. I’ve got three kids, and they’re great. They’re also a huge responsibility. There are so many things they have to be taught before they become a fully grown adult that can be released into the world. They need to know how to succeed in all the areas of their life. It’s tempting to offload your parental responsibilities to other authorities, like teachers and pastors, but don’t do it. For example, financial education, if it happens at all, is coming from some of the worst sources. Practical Money Skills sounds like a good thing, until you notice that it’s distributed by Visa and includes lessons like “Financing Your Education” and “Why Credit Matters.” Even the Girl Scouts have gotten into the act by giving the girls a chance to earn their Good Credit Badge as a part of their cookie sales. Don’t let your kids grow up to believe that debt is OK, because it’s not.
  • If you are a creator, maker, or artist, you might be worried about what it takes to protect your IP. It’s a valid concern, but I would ask that you first heed the warning of the life of Robert Kearns. It’s a cautionary tale for us all, because it’s easy to lose focus when we feel we’ve been wronged. But our crusade can quickly squeeze out the resources we have to grow and produce. Remember that your first order is to bring your creations and beauty into the world. It’s how you serve your fellow man, and how you fulfill your purpose. Don’t waste that.
  • There are days when just staying on schedule and finishing everything that needs to be finished is a struggle. Apparently, I need a procastinatrix. I’d better be careful when I’m interviewing someone to fill that role, though.

March 19, 2013 Posted by | Quick Hits and Links | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments