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Tell me your frustrations with others and I’ll show you your gifts.

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It can consume 20+ years of sharing and interacting and writing to get a message right, or at least a message that leads the listener into the right direction.

For example, “The things that frustrate you the most, and most commonly about other people, tend to be the things that you are gifted in doing… those things you have always done easily and with little, if any, energy or effort.”

Depending on the individual or group I might be speaking with, this is followed by a sentence or examples regarding the relationship between one’s innate gifts and natural DNA-dispositions and those things that are effortless for them to do in life. 

There is also a sociological extent and correlate  “group ease” or group alignment of gifts and “innate dispositional effect” that occurs in our world and one that affects our perceptions and actions towards others and other groups in the same fashion as it does for most of us individually. 

Which leads back to the opening remark I typically make in these “street” interactions: “…your gifts and nature dispositions are the things you do without effort*… and as a result you tend not to respect about your “self” ” …because they take very little, if any, effort to do.  It is these gifts and natural dispositions you are born with that you, and most of humanity, tend to value least about who you are as an individual.” 

If it takes effort it has value.  If it takes nothin’ to do it’s worthless. Does this cognitive and social paradigm sound familiar?

The degree you value your gifts may be measured by your patience and tolerance with others as they attempt to do and fail to do those things you can easily perform, physically or cognitively, unless one of your gifts and dispositions is patience. Then again, if one of your innate dispositions were patience, and you were unconscious of your gifts as most of us are, then you would be least patient with those that lacked patience.

* To fully manifest and evolve those innate gifts and nature dispositions, our YOUnique genius, takes a lifetime of effort and great bravery.

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June 29, 2009 at 8:48 am

LeToonz Becomes the new wave in Social Gaming – How-To???

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This is an open ended question…

How, if at all, can LeToonz be turned into a massively pop multi player Social Game… most likely seen as a Social Learning Game, or as a Social Evolution Game in hindsight?

Ah-Ha’s anyone?

LeToonz - Get that 20/20 Vision Into YOU Goin'!!!

LeToonz - Get that 20/20 Vision Into YOU Goin'!!!

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June 17, 2009 at 5:29 am

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June 9, 2009 at 11:37 am

Letter to: Linda M. Davis (Lou Lafrado) – June 6th, 2009

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J. Brian Hennessy has sent you a message.

Date: 6/09/2009

Subject: The JohnBrian background dump begins with Lou, Starbucks and…

Glad you like.

“e-wild” has many possibilites… as does “e-wilds.”

This new word, or is it a phrase, came to me (ah-ha) as I was writing to you so the spirit of the dialogue itself is responsible for the moment of creation.. For this I say “Thank you.” For the credit I say, “Kewl.”

We never ah-ha (yes, it’s a verb now) in a vacuum. So, thanks for the window.

I am hoping for a fully pressurized flow of ah-ha’z with his Lou-ness as well.

Speaking of ah-ha’z in the context of dialogue with others… I came up with a berry-kewl starbucks social networking idea while considering a Lou statement to me. He email/said, “I am heading to starbucks to read all this stuff you sent me.”

So it began the thread, and a thread I will now share and bore you with now. I have called these universal, and at the same time unique, human threads a “Path-of-Ah-Ha”, and have done so since the mid-80’s.

So, Lou emails to me that he is “…heading to starbucks…” to read all this stuff I sent him since we met.

…and then, I thought about going to my local starbucks too, to somehow join Lou in some non-local but connected fashion.

and then, I thought/imagined/ah-ha’d about going to my local starbucks and having a psychic connection to Lou to support him reading TheWork.

and then, I thought about having a direct yet virtual real time connect to Lou while we sat at our two starbucks in two different geo-spaces (think global starbucknet connecting)

and then, I had the core ah-ha (the “center-of-symmetry” ah-ha) I thought about how starbucks could have an awesome “synchronet” type social networking service for its customers and through its stores around the world…

…a way of combining customer experience in a store, with realtime virtual connecting with friends using their – each customer’s – existing social networking connections.

… a way of using in-store video conferencing in realtime with linkedin and facebook and myspace and plaxo friends and finding each other every time they go get a cup a Joe (COD) or frappaccino or latte’ or…

Let’s call this starbucks brand (and other global and large network of retail brands lifestyle environ) of social networking “HereNow.”

I like synchronet as I came up with this busines model in the early 90’s and before social networking became social network as we now know it, vs. the ARPANET and bulletin boards of yore.

and then, as I consider practical applications issues of connection, and the customer and within the store, and had the practical ah-ha of the “StarNet” plastic scan tab (as you might have for your local food store). I just had the little ah-ha called the name “starnet” for starbucks social net, I know, it is a weak name.

and then, its own innately generated psychological momentum furthered the concept into the fleshing of the busines model “Path-of-Ah-Ha”… which I shared with Lou…

… and Lou and I did our own ah-ha commiseration

.. and now I share with you.

Linda, my life work concerns the “ah-ha” and this idea of the human “path-of-ah-ha” in and of itself and the naure of human “YOUnique”-ness, Life Purpose born of that which is YOUnique, and the finer and fuller and healthier and more productive Synergies that come from the natural evolution and living of human gifts and dispositions vs. what we have today (think “Ecology-of-Mind or EcoMind).

I have worked with kids and teens and that is my “demographic of first cause.”

I am going to take a nap now.


On 06/09/09 7:42 AM, Linda Morgan Davis wrote:
e-wilds – I love that. Can I borrow this term from you? I’ll promise to give you credit each time!


On 06/08/09 3:12 PM, J. Brian Hennessy wrote:
Love to…

“I guess Lou thinks we should be connections…go figure”

I think he just wants someone like you to help him interpret the work of some nut like me.

Here we go, another concentric circle, pebbled ring, synaptic node of nodes of nodes ad infinitum sent out into the e-wilds.