Don’t Confuse Facts with Perception

Don’t Confuse Facts with Perception

The other day, Beth and I were driving in the car and having a lively discussion about our future. I told her that I wasn't sure that what we were sharing with people was all that special. "Anyone can do it," I said. She looked at me (I was driving), and rattled off a...

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Just One More Thing and I’ll Be Happy

Just One More Thing and I’ll Be Happy

On a recent Community Call, we were talking about some of the challenges each of us were facing. As we discussed what was bothering us, someone said, "If I could just fix this one thing, I'd be all set." "Wow," I said. "That is so true." I can so relate. Many times in...

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The High Price for Words

The High Price for Words

I used to think words were expensive. It's hard to describe, but it felt like each time I spoke, it took something from me. Based on some crazy set of calculations I had in my head, It was cheaper for me to nod than to say the word 'yes'. The other day, I saw someone...

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Are You Trying to Be Too Nice?

Are You Trying to Be Too Nice?

The other day I was riding my bike to one of my favorite coffee shops. On the way, I reached a busy intersection. The cross street had the right of way, and there is a large, well-marked crosswalk that I could use. Since I was on my bike, I stopped at the stop sign to...

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Where Does Creativity Come From?

Where Does Creativity Come From?

It's Monday, and I'm just starting on the idea for this post. We like to have a draft of the post and newsletter done by now. Up until a few minutes ago, I wasn't sure what to write about. A few days ago, Beth and I were meeting with a good friend, and he asked where...

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What Looks Impossible Isn’t

What Looks Impossible Isn’t

The other night on TV I witnessed the impossible. America's Got Talent is an American TV show that showcases artists performances. The judges and audience vote, and at the end of the season, someone wins. The winner this year was Kodi Lee. Kodi is blind and autistic....

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Isn’t it Obvious?

Isn’t it Obvious?

We say something is obvious when we can clearly see it. It's right in front of us. When something is obvious to us, we expect it to be obvious to others as well. "How can you not see it, it's so obvious?!" I've worked with several small businesses whose founders saw...

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Small Changes in Perspective Add Up Big

Small Changes in Perspective Add Up Big

When we made the sudden decision to move to Santa Cruz, it was a direct hit on many of my settled beliefs. My first reaction was to automatically say ‘no.’ The very next one was 'what about the money?' And the third one was 'what about all my friends?' Well, now that...

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Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment

"Living in the moment" Sometimes I know what that means, and sometimes I have absolutely no clue. A cursory look on the internet of 'living in the moment' or 'living in the present,' brings all sorts of instructions and hints. But what does it really mean? How can you...

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Allowing and Accepting What Is

Allowing and Accepting What Is

I love living in Santa Cruz. I think it is because it feels so much more relaxed. There is a general vibe of openness and acceptance throughout the whole city. We moved here from a tony neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the vibe is completely different....

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Email

Peter@PeterBostwick.com

Beth@BethBostwick.com

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