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Why should you even bother?


Know that idea you have for that thing you want to do?

Some of your nearest and dearest have been telling you to get to it for years.

There are other well intending people who have been less encouraging.

Then there’s that voice inside your head that says

“There’s nothing new about your idea and other people have already done it way better than you will”

Yeah… that voice.

To that voice and to the well intending people who have been less encouraging I have this to say;


I’m sorry vegans.  Please don’t feel upset or alienated.  Just making a point.

For those of you who have never had a cheeseburger, here is what Wikipedia has to say:

A hamburger (or cheeseburger when served with a slice of cheese) is a sandwich consisting of one or more cooked patties of ground meat, usually beef, placed inside a sliced bread roll or bun. Hamburgers may be cooked in a variety of ways, including pan-frying, barbecuing, and flame-broiling. Hamburgers are often served with cheese, lettuce, tomato, bacon, onion, pickles, and condiments such as mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, and chiles.[1]It's reported that Americans consume nearly 50 billion burgers per year.

Billions…  Not a type-o.

There are Wendy’s people and there are Burger King people…

White Castle and Crystal…

Your mom’s burger and the one that The Barefoot Contessa makes where she sneaks a big knob of butter in the middle. (makes a ball, sticks her thumb in, makes a hole, inserts butter, closes hole, grills without pressing down, calls an ambulance for her delighted guests)

You’re welcome…

A cheeseburger is a thing. You know one when you see one and if you’re a carnivore you most likely have a strong opinion about where to get the best.

The burger was invented in 1900 at Louis' Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut.  (yes… this fact is debated but let’s go with it for now)

Clearly it was a hit and most likely you’ve never had a Louis Lunch Burger (I have and it was amazing)

Most likely you've never had a Louis' Lunch burger but you have had a burger.

If you are reading this in the USA, you've most likely had countless burgers from a wide range of places.

You’ve known that joy because people didn’t look at Louis' Lunch and say there’s no point in me making burgers because they already did it.

Someone walked in a said this is good but what if we did this to it.

I’m so glad they did!

The world is ready for your burger and by burger I mean your book, business, poem, service, song, painting, workshop and idea.

The part of you that says “Why bother” must realize that yes we have eaten burgers, but we haven’t eaten YOUR burger.

What do Michael Jordan and Mother Theresa have in common?   They both used coaching as a way to be the best at what they were compelled to accomplish.

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How to lose a bunch of weight & make a bunch of money! Part 1


A schmear, by yiddish definition, is a little bit of something tasty applied to something big and tasty.  (a bagel with a schmear of cream cheese for example)

When you ask for a schmear of chopped liver on a pastrami sandwich at the 2nd Ave deli, they will translate that into about a quarter lb of some of the best stuff on earth on a sandwich the size of your head.

You won't lose weight, but you may die with a smile on your face.

I’ve digressed before I’ve even begun…

Ok, here we go...

Imagine if I called you on Thursday morning and left a voicemail saying “Meet me in New York City on Monday” and then offered no further information.

Driving to Manhattan and wandering the streets in the hope that we would just find each other?

You wouldn’t even get in the car for that prospect.

The unanswered questions regarding time, location,  and the reason for the meeting, really matter.

The absence of information not only creates a vacuum but feels pretty frustrating.

If I want to meet you in New York, I promise to get specific.

See where I’m going?

Oh the things you want to accomplish, acquire and change…

Oh the frustration of longing, wishing and hoping…

I get it…


The first step to getting what you want is about getting specific.

Telling yourself that you want to lose a “bunch” of weight is likesaying “meet me in New York on Saturday”.

How many lbs do you want to lose in the next two weeks?

How many dollars do you want to be earning weekly in the next six months?

Why do you want to lose the weight?

What do you want the money for????

What will it be like if you don’t reach your goal?

What food must you eliminate to reach your goal and is it really worth it to you?

What one thing could you do in the next hour to get you closer to what you want?

Determining the details of what you actually want, why you want in and when, is a great place to start.

What do Michael Jordan and Mother Theresa have in common?   They both used coaching as a way to be the best at what they were compelled to accomplish.

 Email or call 978-994-0431 to get started in life coaching with Jim Trick.

If I had a son...


If I had a son

I would teach him how to say hello.

I would teach him when someone says “hi my name is Mike”  he is to say “hi mike, my name is Billy, nice to meet you”.

I would not only teach him the importance of eye contact and a firm but not too firm handshake but also the importance of living up to that handshake.

If I had a son

The pain in my arm from carrying him wouldn’t matter but the pain of his first steps would.

If I had a son

he would knowsometimes we have to eat things we don’t like, do things we don’t feel like doing and not always say what’s on our mind.

He would realize engaging these truths will make doing the things he loves even more lovely.

If I had a son

I would teach him how to make his own trout flies and how to fish them.   He would know about the emerging caddis and the power of hoppers and cinnamon ants in the Fall.

He would know we roll cast and high stick dead drift way more than we false cast and that the shadow cast scene in A River Runs Through It is totally bogus.

If I had a son

he would teach me to love what he loves.

For the first time in my life I’d know the rules of football.

I would understand all the ins and outs of baseball or ballet or watercolor painting or a million other pursuits about which I know little.

If I had a son

I would teach him that the only way to have a good friend is by being one.

He’d know that many he will encounter were not taught this but that wouldn’t stop him.

If I had a son

I would teach him how to write a song, talk to girls, stand up for people who can’t and appreciate beauty.

If I had a son

I would teach him how to throw a punch and why he shouldn’t.

If I had a son

I would teach him how to stand up under heartbreak.

If I had a son

I would help him understand grace, redemption and reconciliation as more than just theological concepts but as a way of life.

If i had a son

I would teach him how to apologize, tell a joke, make a fire, pray, cook eggs, be kind and forgive.

If I had a son

I’d have so much to learn...

If I had a son

I would teach him to never see another’s brokenness as his own.

I would say “I love you” and “I’m so proud of you” so that he would never have to guess.

I would let him know that my desire was to get it right and that I regret the wounds I inadvertently bestowed upon him.

If I had a son

I would teach him how to say goodbye.

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