Author: John Gyorki


Click If you missed part I The Good-Ole-Days Series #7 Remember when… Influence can be a powerful teacher, if you cultivate and use them wisely. ~JCG By John C. Gyorki SO, IT BEGINS I took my cardboard pencil box home from school to store and collect cigarette butts. After gathering my desired number of spent butts from our ashtray at home. I turned my attention to our junk drawer in the kitchen where we kept matches. After carefully surveying the area for a parental free environment, I knew I had to act fast to remove a full box of stick matches...

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Never Impress A Girl With Fire (Part 1)

The Good-Ole-Days Series #6 Remember when… Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. ~ Charles Caleb Colton MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO Monkey see monkey do! A pidgin style phrase introduced into our culture around the early 1920’s. It simply means to learn a process without understanding why it works. You mimic an action or gesture intentionally out of ridicule or ignorance of not knowing or understanding an outcome. I’m sure most anyone can relate to this analogy. For example, in the workplace, I would ask why a specific task is performed a certain way? The answer, because we’ve been...

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How Does the Creative Process Begin with You?

This is what I think “Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness.” Wayne Dyer CREATIVITY AT ITS BEST CREATING! What a beautiful word! In what way does it impact you? Innovation, imagination, originality, inventiveness, inspiration, resourcefulness, vision, or artistry can be combined to spew out a creation to view or consume. Making something from nothing is spectacular, in my opinion. Do you ever wonder where your creative juices come from, or how it...

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Looking for My Authentic Self

“Authenticity is about being true to who you are.” Michael Jordan STRATEGIC PLAN The past couple of years have been worthwhile reading about and researching the craft of writing. I have taken in and digested so much information about the topic with hopes of implementing strategies and improving my written work. What I have noticed are the so-called road maps, or, as some refer to as, the blueprint to success, from other popular writers who have developed them; with the promise of it working, if followed precisely the way its laid out. That may be true for some people,...

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Where Did That Rock Come From?

The Good-Ole-days Series #5 Remember when… When we are no longer able to change a situation-we are challenged to change ourselves. ~ Victor E. Frankl GRAYLING, MICHIGAN I had no idea how this trip would affect me for the rest of my life. Terror lurked underneath the hands of fate for lucky-ole-me. The summer of 1973 came to be one of many memorable moments of my life. I had the privilege of being invited to partake on a three-day camping trip up in Grayling, Michigan; which was about two hundred twenty miles North of our home. My first all...

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