According to the book by Dan Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, research shows that the secret to high performance isn’t our biological drive or our reward-and-punishment drive, but our third drive—our deep-seated desire to direct our own lives, to extend and expand our abilities, and to live a life of purpose. [...]

Chasing Happiness & Sharing Pain (LTW5035)

Two documentaries about musicians prompted today’s show. The artists are very different. One, I’m a big, big fan. The other, not a fan at all. I couldn’t give you the title of a single album or song. But I’m happy I watched the documentary. And it was a far better-produced documentary than the one on [...]

It’s About People, Not Power

It’s not always safe. Often times, it’s quite unsafe. Made so by people with ill and self-centered intentions. The great human atrocities – such as the Holocaust and the current genocide in Sudan, etc. – seem unbelievable to almost all of us (but not quite all, or they wouldn’t happen). But each of us is [...]

Just A Boy From Oklahoma (LTW5034)

The other day I was listening to some guys on the radio (yep, I still listen quite a lot to the radio, but that’s because we’ve got a great one here in Dallas – The Ticket). Go to and download their app so you can stream it free. They were talking about the sweet [...]

Project Craving Encouragement Needs Your Input & Insights

Today, I went outside The Yellow Studio to record this special episode. I’m soliciting your input and insights. Thanks for listening and for all your support of this podcast. Should Project Craving Encouragement becomes something more than an episode (or two), or a regular segment of this podcast? If so, what should it be? Get [...]

Short Sprinting The Marathon (LTW5033)

Craving Encouragement: A Project Update Thanks to you guys I’m closing in on the goal. I’m not there yet so if you’re so disposed to make a contribution, do it. A BIG THANK YOU to everybody who has contributed. Even you anonymous ones. You frustrate the snot out of me being anonymous but thank you [...]

Spend More Time In The Place Where You Want To Be (LTW5032)

Project #CravingEncouragement Update I’m just $80 away from the goal. Thanks to everybody who has made a financial contribution. I’m still mostly wanting your stories of a time when somebody encouraged you in a meaningful way. You’ve seen and heard a theme in the recent shows because encouragement is an expression of belief. So I’m [...]