by Steve Prager on June 11, 2011

The bad thing about getting a little older is we get used to being comfortable. We’ve got our routine down, our favorite chair, all of our TV shows are pre-set…hey, my team is on the tele, can you bring me a beer? YOU’RE IN A RUT Trouble is, like the proverbial frog in the pan [...]


Kill Your Lawn

by Steve Prager on June 8, 2011

Following your inclination (in my case, blogging) is hard dad gum work. First, you have to spend a fair amount of time giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to your half dead dreams.    Then you’ll spend 3/4 of  your creative time arguing with your inner critic (heartless bastard). After you’re done with the rough draft, there’s the extra time it takes for cutting away the fat. Add at [...]


Make your next weekend a SerenTripity!

June 5, 2011

Ah,..the road trip! From Steinbeck and Kerouac to Easy Rider  and Little Miss Sunshine, the classic American road trip  has burned its tire marks into our nation’s psyche, especially the Boomer psyche. We Boomers positively thrill to the idea of a classic road trip – cue Born to be Wild, pull on the Harley Davidson t-shirt and fire up the 3D [...]

Read the full article →


June 2, 2011

I have a friend who is fearless. He bungee jumps off bridges, travels the world on a shoe string, says YES all the time, writes a great blog, organizes charity events, teaches and performs music around the globe. He is truly inspiring. Check out his blog here: http://powerspercussion.com/on-trust-and-never-ever-looking-back But for the rest of us? Well, I for one, am not ready to bungee jump [...]

Read the full article →


May 25, 2011

Have you ever wished you could write a novel?  You know, like those people you see at Starbucks with their laptops and berets and half empty cups of Joe all over the table. Well, if you answered YES –Congratulations! You have lots of company. Studies show that writing a novel ranks high on most Bucket/Life Lists. [...]

Read the full article →

In Praise of the Ukulele

May 22, 2011

StartDoNow.com is all about dusting off  the dreams we’ve shelved and pursuing our passions Now, not later. Sadly, a common mislaid goal is the dream of playing a musical instrument.  A lot of folks I meet tell me they played an instrument once and then somehow they got discouraged or too busy and the guit/sax/fiddle ended up in the back [...]

Read the full article →


March 28, 2011

SAY YES MORE Danny Wallace was miserable. After a girlfriend jilted him, he walled himself up in his apartment in lock down mode. His default response to life, to anything, was NO. Friends tried everything to pry Danny out his self imposed cocoon of self pity and isolation, but to no avail. It might have [...]

Read the full article →

3 Easy Ways to Discover your Strengths

January 30, 2011

I received a great question about the last post How Smart People Fail. It went something like this…… Too right! I think I’m always on that bank criticizing instead of doing? How do you figure out what you should be doing? This comment came from a very bright, successful young woman. She brings up a great point.  [...]

Read the full article →

How Smart People Fail

January 24, 2011

HOW SMART PEOPLE FAIL TO LAUNCH I used to want to be a smart person. Now I’m not so sure. I have a real smart friend. He started a multimillion dollar business in his basement. I call him up sometimes and he tells me great stuff about marketing, life, music. You name it – he [...]

Read the full article →

Three Things My GI JOE Taught Me About Life

January 20, 2011

In 1967, my talking GI Joe had a deep, commanding voice and a kick butt attitude. He was the king of the toy box. No kung fu grip –that came two years later. He’d been in a couple of scrapes. I knew that because he had a big orange scar running down his left plastic cheek. [...]

Read the full article →