If you ever meet someone brave enough and powerful enough to walk with you…

Meeting someone who believes in you is a rarity. It is a treasure to be immensely appreciated.

The journey of an entrepreneur is as convoluted as it gets. In order to explore all options, the entrepreneur must go through countless variations and permutations trying to find a quintessential solution.

A lot of these explorations come up empty-handed. Trying to explain the circuitous journey that a entrepreneur pursues to an third party, is almost laughable from the outside looking in.

To the outside party looking in, it probably looks as if we are playing whack a mole in the local Chuck E. Cheese. But if you operate with the philosophy of “no stone unturned,” you ultimately discover you are faced with countless permutations of opportunity.

Letting someone inside your inner sanctum is a cautious task at best. As you let down your defenses, you create vulnerabilities that would not normally be there. This is in direct conflict with all of the training I have studied and practiced on the road to being a second-degree black belt. A black belt does not reveal any vulnerability, ever.

I like this particular aphorism because it explores the yin yang of making that choice and allowing another person into your very private inner circle. A person who can love you and remain objective in the face of your own personal fear can be incredibly instrumental in helping you to find focus in moments of uncertainty.

I’m sure we have all experienced this over the course of our lifetimes. Sometimes this proves to be a miraculous opportunity and sometimes it proves to be regrettable. If we are too trepidatious as to allow something of this caliber to engage with our inner thoughts, then the core benefit that this aphorism explores will never come to fruition.

But if we have the courage and we enable another person to see us for what we truly are, there is a reciprocal strength that makes the exposure to this particular vulnerability, completely worthwhile.

Life is a balancing act. We all walk the high wire, praying that we do not take the fall. Perhaps that is the greatest joy of all, the uncertainty brings incredible hope and I believe that hope is the rocket fuel that propels all of us.

Light thoughts for a Sunday morning🌞🤣

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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!