It's Not Always Simple

Yes, it's been a while since I've gotten an e-mail off to you. It hasn't been for a lack of trying, but I've been off covorting around England and Scotland, and found that parts of the world don't have as ready access to the Internet as I am used to having. I would grab my iPhone or my Mac and head out for a hot spot, only to find that they would be shut down, unavailable, or otherwise not usable for me. As a result, you'll get a series of e-mails that I've written on this trip as soon as I get on-line more regularly. Perhaps partially because I spent so little time on the Internet, it's been a great time of connecting with Terry and the kids, and I'm looking forward to sharing some of it with you.

It started on Thursday when we headed to the airport in Denver...

Traveling with five people of varying ages and interests is a challenge, you know. Some are used to travel, and practically run through the airports. Others are in awe of the grand surroundings. I watched harried business travelers who had to rethink the security line because of this family of five dumping bag after bag onto the X-ray belt. Gabe is an inquisitive 6-year-old, too, and some of his questions can be... well... let's just say we have to watch the timing.

"Papa, what can a 500 pound bomb do?"

The TSA would want to talk to that young recruit, I think. And to his father, too, no doubt!

You see, he's very into World War II. He can tell you about fighters and bombers, missles and bombs. The other day in the car, he asked his mom, "Mamma, what was the most dengerous German fighter plane in World War I?" His follow-up was about World War II. And he listed the top three from each war for us. He loves explosions. He studies it all and asks great questions. Great questions that show a lot of understanding and an insatiable hunger for knowledge...

Not necessarily a good conversation to be having when we go through security, though!

Thankfully, he didn't ask any of those questions in security. He's a pretty wise little boy.

Good questions are the starting blocks for the marathon of life learning.

There was a time when I couldn't ask those questions. I was embarrassed by not knowing the answer already. I had learned in school that knowing the right answer got you rewarded and not knowing it meant ridicule.

So, I either knew the answer or kept my mouth shut. And I learned to learn by observing and listening closely. Later, I had to learn to ask questions, though...

Asking the right questions means discovering new ideas, possibilities, and opportunities that you could not have known before. And that's learning to think differently, which is a big part of your personal success.

In fact, recently a few of you have asked about your copies of the Time Shaving book and special report. I'm excited that we have the first set of the It's About Time Special Reports ready to ship, and they will go out to the Charter members this week. The book is still on pre-publication, but on-track. Thanks for sending me those questions!

...and I'll let you know more about the book process over the next few weeks, too.

To YOUR success, ssh

PS After a challenge of delays, the special reports are ready to ship.