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My Gestalt

Understand the chaotic world by developing meaningful perception through the acquisition of seemingly disparate knowledge.

Collect information in large quantity with precise detail and connect the dots of meaning to form your own picture of the universe.

Act upon it

Knowledge and understanding without action is waste.

Be Grateful

Never underestimate the power of gratitude.

Charity

Forgiveness will make your heart happy. Forgiveness is not about someone deserving it, it's about healing your heart.

I am

I am who I am because of those
whom I have have let influence me.

If I have influenced you in any way, that is great, let me know through the Contact page so I can continue to provide good things.
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I strongly urge you to make your own conclusions
based on a preponderance of confirmed evidence.

Look at ALL sides of a topic as opposed to a single opinion or viewpoint. Be objective, be daring and most importantly, be honest with yourself.

We are never alone. Someone is always influencing us, choose those people wisely.

I have had many influencers in my life and most of them don't even know it. They certainly have no idea the critical role they played helping me through a crisis or that they steered me in a direction that completely changed me. I am trying to get better at letting them know I appreciate them.

I'm not talking about friends. While friends can be influencers, sometimes people you have never met in person have extraordinary impact.

I think the most profound and unexpected influence I ever had on my life happened in February of 1985.

I was 22 years old and recently opened my own computer store.

Being one of the top stores, I was invited to attend a Kaypro dealer's conference in San Diego. One of the conference speakers was a young motivational speaker, Jim Cathcart, who was ramping up his own career. During his speech he relayed a message that he had heard in 1972 which greatly influenced him:

"If you will spend one hour a day studying your chosen field, you will be a national expert in that field in five years or less."

That single quote launched my career in software development, which I knew very little about at the time, I was a hardware guy... In 1992, I sold my first development business for 7 figures. I have continued to excel in software development as my main career and have been awarded honors several times.

I leave the quote here in the hope that it helps someone as it helped me. It is a quote that has resonated with me my whole life and I apply it frequently.

Sharing information makes us better individuals,
and our universe a better place.