Think Daily by Larry Janesky

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What growth feels like

You aren't sure how this is going to go.  You feel nervous.  Anxiety.  You're asking questions (a little frantically) to save your own skin.  You're a little (or a lot) scared.  You might second guess and want to go back or quit.  Butterflies. This is what growth feels like.  Stick…


Self-limiting beliefs

If we have beliefs that are untrue, (and I believe we all do), they can hold us back for a lifetime. It's like having your foot on the brake of your progress. What do you think is true, that if you really looked at it, is not?


Dysfunctional parts of our economy

Yesterday we talked about two things that must be present to have a dynamic marketplace that puts out great products and services for us; we consumers.  In doing so we get to live an ever greater standard of living for less work on our part, as enterprises get better and…


Is working harder the secret? (Answer)

Last week I asked this question and asked for your comments on the subject.  Many of you did comment.  I said I'd give my thoughts the next day, but I never did!  So here goes. The best system for raising people up is one where people are free to pursue…


Buying American – Patriotic?

I didn't realize there would be so much to say on this subject when I began writing.  But sound bites that you can fit on a bumper sticker fuel ignorance.  "Buy American - save our jobs".  "Support the union and support jobs".  Sounds ok.  But it's not in our interest…


Buying American – Patriotic? Part 4

I drive a Chevy pickup truck.  I think they make the best pick up trucks in the US.  I am a bit ignorant because I have never driven many of the foreign brands, but I like my brand and it WORKS for me, so I stick with it. I drive…


Buying American – Patriotic? Part 3

If we say that we should buy American solely because we are American and we feel it is immoral or unjust to buy goods made elsewhere, then we are ignoring free-market capitalism - what works.  When people trade with each other, they are looking for the best deal, the right…


Buying American – Patriotic? Part 2

Free trade and free-market capitalism, which was embraced by the United States before it was most other places (some places still don't have it and they suffer), has caused the standard of living to skyrocket and lifted billions of people out of poverty.  This works.  It always works.  It never…


Is "Buy American" Patriotic?

Ok, I try not to raise too many feathers on Think Daily, but once in a while I take a chance.  I do not want anyone to unsubscribe.  Last week I threw it out there with great success with the Income Inequality ideas.  Here we go again. I am an…


Is working harder the secret?

If I labor all day shoveling dirt, burning thousands of calories and sweating, with my muscles aching, should I get paid more than others who don't work as hard? Comment with the orange button, and I will answer this tomorrow.


Atoms and Electrons

There are two worlds we live in - the physical world and the digital one. When we are in the digital world looking at a screen, it's a world of unlimited information and intrigue.  But when we finally look away and stand up, we are reintroduced to the physical world,…


How to be average

If you accept average advice from average people living average lives, can you expect to be anything but average?


Character Counts – "From the Invisible…"

When I was a teen, there was a kid one year older than me and my best friend, who had a hot car and a hot girlfriend.  We looked up to him.  He seemed to have it all together.  Today he lives in a shed. What happened?  He is dishonest. …


Spending your way to BROKE

A sports star with an unprecedented 110 million dollar contract spent it all and had to declare bankruptcy.  So did rapper 50 Cent.  This shows that no matter how much you make, you must spend less.   Work to become more valuable to others and make more, but no matter what…


Income inequality – Part 2

I want to live in a world with income inequality, and here's why. If I have no incentive to work harder, learn more, work longer, and deliver better value to others, then I won't.  If others do not have that incentive, then they will not, and be unable to give…


Income inequality

We hear about income inequality as an injustice, and there may be valid examples, but we don't hear about production inequality. Some people create far more value for other people than others do.  Until everyone is equal in that regard, there will be income inequality. Some people think far more…


Why I race.

On June 25th,  I entered a 300-mile race on a dirt bike called the Silver State 300 in Nevada.  It was in the middle of nowhere.  It's dangerous.  I'm 55 years old.  It's expensive to get there.  I never raced in this part of the country before and I am…


Do you have an environment for growth?

In my life, I set up the rooms in my home and my office for growth.  I make places and spaces that I can not only work easily in, but that inspire me.  In other words, I set myself up for the projects I may want to work on, before…