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Brian Patrick Cork is living the Authentic Life

the price of admission does not always equal success

March5

This Startup Is Charging $3,000 For Its Database of the World’s Most… - venturebeat.com

“Imagine having access to a rolodex of two million of the wealthiest people in the world: bankers, private equity folk, and venture capitalists.”

Brian Patrick CorkThis fascinates me, today. However, once published I will ask to be placed on the “do not call list”.

While you want to earn the privilege of being in such a database, few of us will want to be accessed and bothered by people that want things from us. I’m wondering if those investors that put up $60m have thought this through.

I kind of doubt they would want to be contacted by the strangers that have to buy this list themselves. If you are in that database you probably already know many of the other people involved and could call from your $3000 a day jet.

Ayn Rand would smack the people on this list with her desk copy of, Atlas Shrugged. thi smight be a good example of some people pushing others on to a “burning platform”.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

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rules today that pave The Road for tomorrow

February18

desire

awareness

meaning

choice

love

change

giving

gratitude

reciprocity

I say it probably starts with awareness, and refine that with self-awareness. then you get to invoke change from within that gets reflected outward. that requires a desire for change that is drawn from choice. that brings meaning to why we should feel gratitude around doing things we love, for people that we value. if you believe that giving as much as you take, if not more, then finally reciprocity finds itself in the formula for success at life.

everything else is a burning platform.

“We all need a road that we can find that gives us love and peace of mind” - Songwriter Randy Thorderson

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

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jumping from the “Burning Platform”

June20

Good morning.

I miss Colorado. but, I don’t know if I miss that place, or its potential, more. that’s also where I became a fireman and EMT. That was when and where some of the most vitally GREAT moments of my life were realized. I probably would still be there, but my life blew up when I lost control of my company and the regulators stepped-in. thank God for all of it, maybe.

while still there, I recall that a very wise and older man once said to me, “this is God’s country (Colorado), but, the Devil is in it”. so, I always take the position that Colorado is “Chinese Interesting”.

I’m on something of a new and scary-interesting path that has a lot to do with a squirrel and the “burning platform” memo.

…a squirrel?

and, then another crazy twist in the road occurred this very morning when once of my coaching clients  failed to appear but I met Doug and Al. for months Al was the guy that just pissed me off because he smoked near my table. today he’s an example of how I want to live much of my life. damn… thirty minutes can shift an entire lifetime. I need to be mindful of that every time I meet or work with everyone. every minute counts when you’re on a “burning platform”.

man, the latter is galvanizing and life-changing.

I have so many questions. and, oddly, I’m realizing more and more each day that the simplest answers are literally all around me, and just, and agonizingly so, within reach. it’s almost like drowning with the promise of the surface achingly close to ones fingertips.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

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What’s All This About?

"What am I looking at?", you might wonder.

Lots of stuff.

Meanwhile, here, I discuss events, people and things in our world - and, my (hardly simplistic, albeit inarticulate) views around them.

You'll also learn things about, well, things, like people you need to know about, and information about companies you can't find anywhere else.

So, while I harangue the public in my not so gentle way, you will discover that I am fascinated by all things arcane, curious about those whom appear religious, love music, dabble in politics, loathe the media, value education, still think I am an athlete, and might offer a recipe.

All the while, striving mightily, and daily, to remain a prudent and optimistic gentleman - and, authentic.

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