What I’m thinking about this week is the need to release from “woulda, coulda, shoulda.” 

The past is past.  

It’s time to focus on the meaningfulness of THIS MOMENT.  

It’s time to focus on creating the TODAY and TOMORROW that is our calling. 

With the world filled with covid, it’s easy to embrace the blame game. It’s easy to hold onto what is wrong. It’s easy to become focused on what CAN’T WE DO – as opposed to what is possible. 

Challenging times, challenge thinkers to create great things. Major wars inspired innovators to invent Canned Food, Plastic Surgery, Microwave Ovens, Digital Photography, The Internet, Blood Banks and even Stainless Steel. 

To escape the mental distraction of politics, I’ve put my head down and am focusing on creating my future. I’m creating, testing, reinventing, testing, reinventing and shipping new ideas in both my personal and professional life. Some ideas work, most don’t, but success is not the point. Each win or loss makes me smarter as I create my future.

So what are you waiting for? Get Up! Get Out! Get Going! 

Cocktail Recipe – Vermont Maple Whiskey Sour

Sue and Tim Hogan gave me a bottle of pure and delicious Vermont Maple Syrup. Maple syrup is a great way to transform a summer whiskey sour into fall deliciousness:

  • 1.5 ounces of Bourbon (Paddle Wheel being my favorite)
  • 1 ounce of Fresh Lemon Juice (if too much try 1/2 ounce)
  • 1 teaspoon to 3 teaspoons of Maple Syrup (or 1 tablespoon to 1/2 ounce)
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Shake or stir all ingredients and strain into a glass with fresh ice.