If you've ever wondered what it's like to run a magazine or how crazy my personal life is, be sure to read the behind-the-scenes peek at the daily trials and tribulations of running True West. Culled straight from my Franklin Daytimer, it contains actual journal entries, laid out raw and uncensored. Some of it is enlightening. Much of it is embarrassing, but all of it is painfully true.
In addition to this current journal, my early journal entries show the rocky road and money lost in the True West Business Timeline.
Bob's biography - The Unvarnished Truth
Back from Durango and the first annual True West Railfest. Had a great time.
This morning I took another crack at the diminuitive Texas John Slaughter. This time in pen and ink (although it was done on scratchboard, the board was so uncooperative I had to call it a day with the ink as is):
"Practice success and failure amnesia. Forget that you succeeded. Forgive and forget that you failed. Learn from both and move on fast. Failure can be a patient teacher —it's often a learnable event. Success can lead to signal and pattern blindness. The greatest achievers I have met are
grounded and focused. They practice success amnesia. Achievement is a state of mind. It needs to be practiced, protected and sharpened. Don't let success blind that state of mind or failure bog it down. The faster we forget the twins of success and failure and focus on only creating value the faster the engines of achievement can carry you forward."
Bob Boze 1:01 PM