Monday, September 30, 2013

John Wren's The Startup Show,
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Each Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. Mountain Time

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Examine. Thanks, God, I needed that.

Just a few minutes, I start with reading email I get from Jesuits each day, meditation on today's readings, today remember that those who aren't against us are for us, sparks idea for today's The Startup Show, open spaces as discussed in a recent America Magazine article. Examine, gratitude, review, ask forgiveness for wrongs, pick a couple of things I'm going to do for sure today, ask for help. Then I do 10 minutes of centering prayer. I'm ready for the day!

For more about the Examine, and there is much, much more, see http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/ignatian-prayer/the-examen/

Listen to The Startup Show this afternoon, we'll talk more about this then. http://Facebook.com/SmallBizStartup

Later this morning here on JohmWren.com


Later this morning, my experience today with The Examin suggested by a military veteran, based on his own experience with it.

The Examin will also be the topic of our show today on the Small Business Chamber's The Startup Show, 5 to 6 pm each Friday, broadcast around the world on YouTube Live Broadcasts and Google+ Live Hangouts. If you have news about you and/or your business you'd like me to announce on the show, post a one-sentence smart and a link to the URL for more on our http://Facebook.com/Small.Business.Chamber See you live at 5! There will also be a link to the show here, it will convert to a link to the recording of the show right after the broadcast,  in case you can't make it at 5 or if you like the show and want to share the recording with friends on social media or you Internet publication. 

More in a couple of hours... 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Start! It's only too late if we don't start now!

Out of work? Hate your job? Bored with your life? There is help. This life is short, but it's only too late if you don't start NOW!

Don't worry about a purpose, getting a better education, or having money or connection. Do the little you can today, trust that with God's help it's enough ! Repeat tomorrow. 

My suggestion: 1) right now pray, in what ever way you want, "God please help!" Is good prayer 2) email http://www.eparachute.com/ for this info and/or go to your local book store and read the new 2014, not 2013, or 2012 What Color is Your Parachute It changed in a big, big way in 2012, but some of the best new material was left out of 2013. 3) Call someone TODAY and tell what your doing, set a time to get together face to face, at that meeting commit to regular meetings.

If you are desperate enough, or if any of this is unclear, you are welcome to call me, but only if you do it right now. Start ! There is never a charge for phone calls or anything else unless you've paid me in advance, so you are never surprised by a bill. If I can help you I'll work with you regardless of your ability to pay. Right now, while it's on your mind, call me at (303)861-1447, if you get my voice mail leave a complete message in the confidential voice mail box. Let's get started! 

When you can, would you please contribute to me so I can continue to help co-create a Good Living for clients regardless of their ability to pay. Contribute online using the above link, or mail your check to John Wren, 960 Grant St. #727, Denver, CO 80203. If you have any questions, or if you have the name and phone number of someone you'd like me to contact, you can call me now at (303)861-1447, if you get my voice mail leave a complete message in the confidential voice mail box.
Read 2012  or this one, not 2013.
I was in the downtown Denver Barnes & Noble book store yesterday evening, and quickly read through Richard Bolles' new 2014 What Color is Your Parachute. I first read in 1974 in the Wichita Public Library, after working for Snelling and Snelling as a placement councilor and before that as a personnel manager for a wholesale company, I could see it was a very, very different approach to startup and I really connected with it. Since then I've exchanged a few emails with Richard, who is a fantastic person.