Somebody asked me what I was "up to" this year. Been there; translation: "Got a book in the works?" Me: No! In fact, No! No! No!
What am I "up to"? First and foremost, I have 60 priceless opportunities "on the books." Speeches-seminars-events. Starting with a healthcare gig in Dubai in a couple of weeks. My Aim.2006 is to: Make each event a Masterpiece, a Meticulously-crafted & Relevant & Provocative & Startling & Passionate Call to Dramatic/Revolutionary Action/Re-imagining. Will I bat 1.000? Of course not! Will I change the course of the lives in those 60 audiences? Of course not. But I will have the incredible-amazing-gadzooks opportunity to directly confront about 90,000 people with my vision of the energetic, Wow-engorged, change-hungry life. Suppose I somehow manage to dent the consciousness of 5%, and lead 5% of that 5% to take some pretty significant steps down Revolutionary Road. That would add up to 4,500 folks affected-infected, and 225 folks marching smartly to a different drummer. Wow! What a year it would have been!!
What am I "up to"? In our NCF (New Cool Friend) Stephen Shapiro's Goal-Free Living there's a chapter epigraph I loved:
"My only goal is to have no goals. The goal, every time, is that film, that very moment."—Bernardo Bertolucci
That individual in my sights!
That particular point!
(*There is no other.)