Love, love me do

You know I love you

I’ll always be true

So please

Love me do

Whoa, love me do


What could a simple love song written by two teens in the UK do to impact the world? 

It depends on who those teens are. 

We start off young, ambitious, and knowing that we already know everything! That’s the joy of impetuous youth. We see the world through a filter of what matters most to us, and we are determined that we are not going to make the same kind of mistakes that those we have observed while growing up have made. 

Our ideas are fresh, our determination is unstoppable. Our vision is clear and the world is our oyster.

That’s the youth chapter. The one before too much reality has tried to rain on our parade. Where the actions of our youth have catapulted us into new realities that we might never have mentioned in our deepest fears or considerations.

In the youthful drive, we see past the obstacles, and only focus on the what if.

There is true magic in that process. It is raw emotion and energy waiting to be unharnessed in the world to travel as far as it may, to grow and evolve in unique and mystical ways.

When you look at these two kids, they really are no different than the others in appearance or presence. But deep inside them lay a determination and perseverance that overcame countless obstacles and which delivered them to new pastures that not had ever reached prior.

Is that all mindset? Perhaps. Or talent? Necessary… but not the solution in and of itself.  Talent is a great asset but there are countless talented people who never get to where they are going.  Calvin Coolidge said, “Nothing in the world will take the place of persistence. Talent will not. The world is full of unsuccessful people with talent. Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

To become the Beatles required the complete package. But as Calvin so aptly states, it is persistence that wins the day.

If your dream is coming to fruition, do not ever stop. Stay focused and show up every day to whittle away more at the outcome. As Michelangelo would not stop carving a block of stone until he had freed the angel within, so must you continue to push ever forward towards the goals and aspirations you desire.

And then one day you will discover….. Whoa, love me do.

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!