I am pumped!

Recently, I’ve had some really great conversations with some really great friends.

What was the conversation about?


How do you keep going when you feel like throwing in the towel?

How do you stay the course when it seems like you’ve failed the whole time?

How do you succeed at something greater than yourself?

(Did you spot the trick question right there…?)

Answer – Something bigger than yourself.

David wrote on this recently, and I was a victim of his motivational attack. The bug is spreading, and I’m fired up!

If I could add one bit to his post it would be this – If you’re going to do something bigger than yourself, don’t do it alone. This cannot be stressed enough…DON’T GO THE COURSE ALONE!

Part of Taking Fun Seriously is finding others who are willing to do it with you. I’ve been very thankful to have spent some real mental and emotional energy with these folks. I feel like I share in their success, and I hope that they do the same for me.

One of the coolest aspects of the modern Internet is the ability to connect with REAL people online. Now, it’s pretty easy to find someone who shares in the same interests as you, and who can actually share in the same potential goals as well. I’m thankful to have found some of those people (and in some cases, they found me first!).

So with all of this in mind, I’ve been a little motivated to become more. To do more. To BE more.

I haven’t yet come close to reaching my full potential. In life, online, or with this site. So I’m turning over a new leaf, and bringing y’all with me!

When I first started this blog, almost a year ago, I had the title “Take Fun Seriously”. A good buddy informed me that saying “take” sounds too demanding and therefore wouldn’t reach the intended audience. “Besides,” he said, “if you make it present-tense and call it ‘Taking Fun Seriously’ then it’s more you. Because you’re always in the act of doing something fun or funny.” I like it! So here we are…I’m going to start establishing my “brand” online. I put it in quotes because I’m not really sure where it’s headed. But one thing is for sure, enough with the B.S. I want my “digital self” to fall more in line with my real-life self, so from now on, that’s what you’ll see. It’ll be less of a formal lecture from me and more of an ongoing conversation. Who knows, maybe we’ll both learn something in the process while we’re Taking Fun Seriously!


– JC

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