The road to excellence and mastery in any field of endeavor begins with the conceptual knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals, not from the accumulation of techniques, methods, and procedures.

Professionalism, certainty, and confidence develop from a focused, repetitive, and disciplined practice of the basic principles. Which, when applied expertly, can open the door to success, prosperity, and happiness.

Daniel Jacobs, 2013

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When things aren’t working out as you hoped, seek out and discard any old assumptions that may have outlived their usefulness. You may discover that assumptions are hazardous to your wealth.


Daniel Jacobs, 2017

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What Goes Around . . .

If you’ve ever done something wrong, harmed someone who didn’t deserve it, or injured someone or something intentionally or unintentionally, you’ve got a problem. You’ve set in motion what could be called, the concept of inevitable consequence.

Why? The answer is a variation on the natural law of karma, which is: whether good or evil, you tend to get back what you give out; your actions now (cause) will influence your future (effect).

You carry with you the factors that attract bad things happening to you because you feel you deserve it – if only to “pay” for the wrong you’ve done to others.

Every prison inmate will tell you they’re innocent of the crime(s) for which they were convicted. But internally, they know they have done far worse things that they were never caught for, and they “deserve” the punishment they got this time.

Only when you feel that you’ve given enough good to others to balance out the bad you’ve done will you get off this rollercoaster. Nothing else works.

Want to change your life? Take a look at what you’re putting out. Unless it is something that you’re willing to have happen to you, don’t put it out. Put out positive vibes, and that’s what you’ll get in return.

What goes around, comes around.

Daniel Jacobs, 2017



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The Rain Came Down, by Myrna Jacobs


a poem by Myrna Jacobs

I read your letter in the rain

Sitting in a park called Freedom

It seemed so fitting


You told me you loved me

You said you knew how much I’d cried

And wondered why I stayed.


It’s all about the place called freedom

The one we’ve sought together

It’s about the lessons

Learned as two

It’s the way you smile and how you make me feel

It is the wisdom, it is the understanding.


There is a song I once heard

That said

“they can’t stop us on our road to freedom”

When I sent you the lyric,

I knew you’d see why I stay,

Why I help and why I wait


The rain came down but I didn’t care

I saw it as a cleansing thing

The cold wetness streaked my face

And fell on your words


And we hold on, no thrive.

Everyone wonders and nobody knows

It is you and always has been with you

That I wanted to travel this road

Myrna Jacobs

15 April 2006

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As I’ve said many times, I’m not perfect. I’ve made mistakes; many of them. But, though I am sometimes wrong, I’m never uncertain or afraid of failing. To me, failure is only a temporary setback, it’s not a life sentence. The fact of failing is a condition, and conditions will change. Adopt this mindset and it will serve you as it has and continues to serve me, for life. 🙂

Daniel Jacobs, 2017

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Give It A Name?

Relying on reason and logic to figure out people can leave you frustrated and confused. Why? Because many people don’t “think” at all.

In fact, their thoughts, feelings, and actions may have little to do with you or their present time surroundings. They may only be reacting to a past, mostly painful, experience which has little or nothing to do with you.

It’s a problem because such time or space misidentifications can create instantaneous actions without logical thought followed by odd (irrational) reactions to what was a relatively normal event.

Here’s an easy way I’ve found to help you deal with such things.

First, ask yourself, what is this? Give it a NAME. This alone can diminish the symptoms because now, you’re looking at it, instead of being affected by it.

Next, put a coffee cup on the desk or table in front of you.

Now, take this problem or whatever it was that you named, and put it in the coffee cup. This has the effect of putting some distance between you and the problem. It’s no longer a problem for you, it’s just a coffee cup.

Daniel Jacobs, 2016



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Commitment is the ability and willingness to persist in spite of every invitation and reason to do otherwise. Never quit. Never give up. Never give in. Success may be closer than you think. Any prediction of your potential success must include your belief in yourself.

Daniel Jacobs, 2016

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The Game of Love

dan and myrna st joeIt’s a game of reach and withdraw
It’s a game of give and take
It’s a game of love and hate

There’s a time to stand aside
Let the man you love go away
That will be when it seems too late

Running through the changes
Being sure to make them all
You are my bebop baby

When you miss, you fall back
You fall into the melody,
And you feel the love again

It’s a reach.
It’s a withdraw.
It’s love.

By Myrna Jacobs

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