Tuesday, May 8, 2018

I'm not surprised

Slowing down is
Not what I do

Often

Stopping is not
In my nature

Completely

But when
I do

Sometimes

Under
The right conditions

Surprisingly

It's
Good

Really good

When all I hear
Is rain

Tapping on a gutter

All that is see
Is Foliage

I feel

Truly
Feel

Myself

Not
The facade

As much

Not
The pain

So intensely

It's
Comfort

Somehow

Rising
Up

Knowingly

It's been there
All along

Waiting

For
Me

To aknowlede
It

Completely

I'm not
Really surprised

Just impressed

Friday, May 4, 2018

Worry about you

I get lifted
By little things

Sunsets
Sunrises
Friends who call my name

And smile

Ephonies
Divine Realizations
And finding a bottle opener just when I need one

And using it

Bare feet
Cool breezes
And peanut butter on a spoon

And the dishwasher is empty

Tunes
That take me back
To tha' day

Reality calling
Finding me ready
And calm

I get lifted
By little things

And they bouy me

Up above
The doubts and fears
The self imposed deadlines

And I can breathe
For another day

Friday, April 13, 2018

There is No I in Bryan Byrd (but there is a Q in Q-munity)

Community steps up
Community steps in
The water's warm
So ya'll come on Inn

Lend me your ear
I'll give it back eventually
There's a few things that you need to know
So let's review, continually

There is no "I" in Team
There not an "I" in Bryan Byrd
But there is a Q In Q-munity
At least, ...that's what I heard

And this here Q-munity

I said.....

This here Q-munity.....

Is Guaranteed not to rust, bust, or collect dust

I spent a good part of my life
Looking for Paradise, it's true
What I didn't realize is that
Sometimes Paradise finds you

Just stop turning your dial
Because this here is the dealio
I'm bee-squared
And I'll see you on the radio

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Just enough

There are those who can
And those that will
Those that do
And those that don't

Feeling it now?
Don't answer quite yet
You might change sides
Most likely you won't

Nothing is too much
Until we are gone
It's all just enough
Then it is done

Too much pain
No just enough
Too much fear
No just enough

Just enough

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Trusting Ones Gut

If the stomach hurts
Is it just hurting.

When does it have something to say

When he acids build up
The butterflies take over

When will it make you change your ways

Are you just nervous
Or is guilt setting in

Is the future foreboding
Or is the past creeping in

To trust a gut
To question a heart
To know your part

If the stomach hurts
Is it just hurting.

When does it have something to say

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tell the Universe

It couldn't hurt
It might even help
You got nuttin' to lose
You have eva' thing to gain

Tell the Universe what you want

It doesn't replace praying
It's not instead of hard work
Don't slack on the planning
Don't wait for it to happen

But do...

Tell the universe what you want

It doesn't always listen
It doesn't always care
You are not only one asking
You are surrounded by voices

Even so...

Tell the universe what you want

It's really not that hard
It doesn't require protocol
Don't wait for the right time
Don't wait for someday

Rather,...right now....

Tell the universe what you want

Then go get it

-b2

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Allowed

I'm gonna
Allow my thoughts to kinda...

You know

Wander

I wanna
Let my mind to kinda....

You know

Wander

It's time to
Set my feet to kinda...

You know

Wander

Monday, May 8, 2017

Version 2.0

Today
Right at this very moment
You are
The best version of you 
That you have been
In your entire life

Today
Right at this very moment
You are
The best version of you 
That you have been
In your entire life


"but, but, but, but, but.....":

"I'm not in the best of health"

"Things aren't going my way these days"

"I made some bad choices"

"Things have happened"

"I don't have a plan"

Alright
Lets address each one of these...

"But, I'm not in the best of health"

Your health
is temporary

Good, bad, or indifferent
Your current health situation
Will either get better or it will get worse

But it does not
define you

You are surviving it today
Because
you somehow
survived everything yesterday

And for that reason,....

Today
Right at this very moment
You are
The best version of you 
That you have been
In your entire life

"But, things aren't going my way these days......"

That's because
they never have

It only felt like they did, when they did,

Because of the perspective
you had
at the time

The universe controls "these days"
not you

You cannot change "these days"

You can only change
your perspective

So do it
Today

Yesterday is gone
And tomorrow never comes
Today is the day

And for that reason,....

Today
Right at this very moment
You are
The best version of you 
That you have been
In your entire life

"But, I made some bad decisions"

You did make some bad decisions
Some really
bad decisions
But
you made them
And
you will make some more
Some really, really bad ones
And you will learn from them

And for that reason,....

Today
Right at this very moment
You are
The best version of you 
That you have been
In your entire life

"But, things have happened"

Things have happened

And they will continue
To happen
I don't care if you
have a plan or not
Neither does the universe
But
you made it this far
Despite
Your plans
Despite
All of the things that have happened

And for that reason,....

Today
Right at this very moment
You are
The best version of you 
That you have been
In your entire life


some time, sometimes

Sometimes
Some time
Is all we have

Many times
Some time
Is the most valuable thing we have

Often times
Some time
Is what others need most........from us

Every time
Some time
Gets away from me,
I wonder
How did I ever
Have the time
To take the time
To realize that time
Had gotten away from me.......that time

That one time
Some time
That was spent
With that guy
In that place
You know,
That place with the thing
Well, that.......that was a good time

Have you got the time
Sometimes
To waste some time
Remembering the times
When time stood still
And no one cared what time it was
Or how many times we just sat there
And enjoyed our time on the planet

My past time
Sometimes
Is to make time
So that I can spend time
Having experiences with those
Whom I enjoy wasting time with
Sometimes

I think that it might be time
To ask how much time
I have left
Don't want to go over my time
This time
Although
Sometimes
Its okay to break the rules
As long as you don't do it
All the time

Just sometimes

Indent

What goes down
Doesn't always come down

But it could

Getting out of a funk
Won't always be easy

But it should

You were hoping
I wouldn't go there

But you knew I would

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Today is YOUR day

You made it
It's all coming
Together

It's gonna be
Okay

You made it
Happen
Again

It's really
Here
Now

You earned it
Now relish

The odds didn't
See You
Coming

You got this
And this
Is life

Breathe in
Breath out
Enjoy

Today is
YOUR day

And everyday
Is
Today

-b2

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

Whose Dream Is It Anyway

Hey man!
How you doin'?

Living the dream brotha!
Who's dream?
I have no idea.

WTF?!
Why in the hell
Would you be living
Someone else's dream?

Find your own
Damn Dream

Find your own
Damn Dream

Find your own


Damn dream




Sunday, March 26, 2017

How do you get YOUR motivation

When the ideas are there
But the energy is not
How is it that you find
The getty-up that you got

Where is it that you dig
When you have to go deep
Keeping on keeping on
When all you want to do is sleep

How is it that you find
What you need when you need it
Putting it all together
Begin standing from where you sit

One foot moves beyond from where
The other one currently lies
They take turns moving on
Under sunny and cloudy of skies

Share with me your power
I'm not finding any of my own
Help me to get beyond it all
Moving down the path that you've shown

What are you waiting for?

Are you going to make me repeat the question?

Well?

Are you?


Okay.

What are you waiting for?

Are you in a hospital bed?

Okay, I'm sorry to hear that.

Ring the bell.
Go ahead, that's why it's there.

Go ahead.

When they come tell them that you want extra therapy tomorrow. That's right. Extra. It may have really sucked today, but it is gonna suck even more in a month if you are still laying there.

Oh.

You are not in a hospital bed.

Well then.....

What are you waiting for?

Your situation is different.

Is that what you are telling me?

You can still take action.

You can.

And you will. Ring the bell.
Go ahead. That's why it's there.

Only no one is gonna come running. It's your turn.

Take a step.

Towards what?

Towards what you want.

What you really want.

That's all. One step.

Take it.
That's why it's there.

Ring the bell.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Where the Hell Did They All Go?!!

Where did all the writers go
Why did they take their words
What were they thinking when they left
Will they send a postcard explaining their absence

Where did all the artists go
Why did they stop creating
What were they going to share with us next
Will they challenge us again.........soon.

Where have all the singers gone
Why did they not sing to us on this night
What were they expecting us to do without a soundtrack
Will they no longer haunt us with exactly what we were thinking

Where have all the thinkers gone
Why haven't they challenged us today to think like they do
What will we do without their special brand of encouragement
Will we have to think for ourselves.....for now on.

Where did all the writers go
Why did they not take me with them
What are they talking about right now
Will they miss me shedding light on their bullsh** every chance I get


?


-b2

DragonSlayer Rules - #843

Rule # 843

DragonSlayers cut themselves some slack

You got here by expecting more from self than anyone else could every imagine asking from another person. You will only remain here if you allow yourself to truly rest; Mind, body, and spirit.

A DragonSlayer MAKES time to recharge.

Guilt is for pussies. 

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"insert witty parable here.....or not"

***************************************

You cannot slay dragons with red eyes.

Dragons don't give a f#@$ if you are feeling well today.

The Dragons slept great last night....and do so every night....content with a belly full of DragonSlayers who pushed themselves to the limit and showed up for battle weak and weary.

You fought well yesterday.

You will fight well tomorrow.

Today you will lay still.....do it.....now.

DragonSlayers cut themselves some slack


Monday, March 20, 2017

DragonSlayer Rule #26

Rule # 26 

DragonSlayers are NOT afraid of fear

Fear keeps a DragonSlayer alert. 

A DragonSlayer that pretends to have no fear is only kidding himself.

Fear, when properly acknowledged and respected, keeps a DragonSlayer sharp, focused, and humble. 

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Rob has been a national account sales executive for 15 years, 16 this coming June. The board room he is about to enter is no different then the meeting rooms he has dominated since he began, what his mentor called 'cooking his own meat'. The PowerPoint presentation he has queued up on his laptop has closed $68 Million in sales revenue year to date. That's twice as much as any other sales person in the division, or the company for that matter.

Last night Rob turned in early, as is his habit, and woke up rested and ready to bring in the "whale of a lifetime", Jenkins Family Produce, INC.

This morning he called Max back at the office on his way to pick up his traditional sale-closing espresso, "Get the champagne ready my buddy! This one is in the bag."

Max had provided sales admin support for Rob for eight years and had heard this declaration many, many times. "Hey Rob, after all this time do you get nervous at all?"

"Nervous? Nervous about what? It's not a matter of 'IF' they'll buy. It's not a matter of 'WHEN' they'll buy. It's not even a matter of 'HOW MUCH' they'll buy. The only question at point if they will ask for to go ahead and sign a 10 year renewal contract........TODAY!"

"Alright hot-shot. Call me when wrap it up."

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Rob did call when he had wrapped it up. Only it wasn't the sale that was wrapped up. It was Rob's pride.

"I don't get it. Everything that could have gone wrong, did." Rob sounded miffed and deflated as he slumped in the seat of his rental car.

"First my laptop wouldn't boot up. Then, after the customer let me borrow a power cord, the PowerPoint deck wouldn't open. I was just standing there like an idiot with eight executives staring at me."

"Oh man! What did you do?", Max whispered, trying really hard not to sound too disappointed.

"I froze....what else could I do. The presentation,.....the mother of all presentations wouldn't open,.....and they were just sitting there staring at me."

"What did you tell them, Rob?", now Max wasn't able to fully contain his fully rattled cage.

"What do you mean, what did I do? I told them we would have to reschedule. What the hell else was I gonna do?", Rob screamed into his cellphone, now slick with anxious sweat.

"Reschedule! Aren't they meeting with Ajax this afternoon?"

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Rob's depth of experience and proven track record gave him just enough over-confidence to send him into battle without one of the most important weapon in a DragonSlayer's arsenal: FEAR.

Fear keeps a DragonSlayer alert. 

Honest, reverent fear of real situations and potential pitfalls keep a DragonSlayer alert and encourages him to focus on effective preparation. 


A DragonSlayer that pretends to have no fear is only kidding himself.

False bravado has no place in a DragonSlayer's repertoire. A pumped out chest is an easy target for a fire breathing reptile.

Fear, when properly acknowledged and respected, keeps a DragonSlayer sharp, focused, and humble. 

Rob leaned on his track record and entered the fighting arena armed only with technology. A better understanding of his opponent and focused preparation would have served him much better. 

DragonSlayers are NOT afraid of fear