"Notes" of An Elder

Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody.

Nothing in life is of any value unless it is shared with others.

"Notes" of An Elder is a depository of pertinent information, knowledge and wisdom. Available weekly will be an elder's "thinking menu" for your use. Enjoy this bounty.


Revelation: Moving forward, I will no longer chase money...career...stuff. The remainder of my existence on planet earth will be in pursuit of knowledge, wisdom and truth. Frankly, I should have made this pivot when I was 60 years old. 

  • A coach’s fundamental responsibilities:

    1) Lead

    2) Manage

    3) Coach

  • Learning to learn is the most essential life skill you can acquire.


America's Great Challenges

  • Race, Greed & Poverty

  • Healthcare, Jobs & Trust

  • Sexism, Injustice, Education

  • Change, Inequality & Wealth

  • Power, Corruption & Rebellion

  • Segregation, Violence & Leadership


  • A nation is never just one person.

  • Continue the quest to reach deeply, touch the mind, body and soul of a multitude of human beings.

  • Allow me to warn against becoming comfortable with who we are. Strive to be more than who we are.

  • It is the hard times that make us better.

  • Be uncommon. Live outside the box. You are capable of more.

  • Every morning, look in the mirror and state four things you like about yourself.

  • Fall asleep at night with dreams of a better tomorrow.

  • We are being beaten over the head with sticks made of ideology.

  • Knowledge: the ability to take things apart.

  • Wisdom: the ability to put things back together.


P.S. If you are in search of a book recommendation, our team at The Daily Coach highly recommends A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life by Parker J. Palmer. Mapping an inner journey that we take in solitude and in the company of others, Palmer describes a form of community that fits the limits of our active lives. Defining a “circle of trust” as “a space between us that honors the soul,” he shows how people in settings ranging from friendship to organizational life can support each other on the journey toward living “divided no more.”


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