A calm sea never made a great sailor.

Wouldn’t it be great if everything always went smoothly?

Sadly, life is far from that experience. To the contrary, there are countless unforeseen variables which populate our daily existence with different circumstances and situations that give us cause to re-formulate all that we have anticipated as being a fait accompli in our world.

No sooner than we are counting on specific variables, before those variables are potentially upended and require our total focus and concentration, such that we might process whatever those circumstances are and create a game plan that will navigate us back to safe harbor.

Life is full of elements that we have not necessarily dealt with prior. Each of these inadvertently provides us with new training and new procedures, through which we might potentially find a new obstacle that requires our creation of whatever it takes to generate an equilibrium. We need this equilibrium to feel assured of the proper consistency to give us comfort going forward.

We are very seldom fortunate enough to sail on a calm sea. Rather, we are continuously directed by the variables in our lives that continue to bring us to these kinds of growth opportunities in which we may learn that much more of how capable we truly are, and how competent we are at reformulating our plans on the fly.

Humanity is continuously subjugated to all sorts of circumstances which may not be anticipated. Only through our continuous path of finding our place within these circumstances do we ultimately hone the proper skills required to create comfort and security in our own world.

If you want to play on the biggest stages of life, you had best master these skills, or your lack thereof, will undermine your opportunities, when they materialize.

Happy Friday!


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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!