Intercepted Alien Communication – Audio TidBits Podcast

Rod returns to the Audio Tidbits Podcast with a shocking discovery. He has intercepted an alien communication that appears to validate his speculation about the aliens among us. This is a must listen if you care about the future of humans on Earth.

 

I checked with Rod and he assures me that this is hardly the last update he expects on the aliens. He is pretty sure that he has a strategy to detect their communications without detection. If so, he is commited to keeping you updated. Stay tuned.

Excellence Is a Habbit

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” — Aristotle

The idea that excellence is a product of training isn’t surprising. Athletes, musicians, and those who achieve preeminence in other areas requiring superior personal performance are well-aware of the necessity and value of continuous training. The point that may not be as obvious is that training and habituation are prerequisites for areas of excellence beyond developing physical skills and individual talents. They are necessary for emotional excellence, moral excellence, interpersonal excellence, as well as intellectual excellence. The point that may be even less obvious is that Aristotle also said that training and habituation are prerequisite to virtue. People have the capacity to be virtuous but become virtuous people only through training and habitually acting rightly. One becomes virtuous by acting virtuously.

How does one act virtuously? Cicero advised, “It is our special duty, that if anyone needs our help, we should give him such help to the utmost of our power.” Confucius said, “To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue… gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.” Although how one practices “gravity” is less than obvious, the other four requirements need no explanation. John Wesley was even clearer when he said, “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” Now that leaves little room for doubt or negotiation.

The message has not changed over the millennia. Dante said, “He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it.” Gandhi said, “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” Is virtue the path to personal joy and fulfillment? Probably not. George Bernard Shaw said, “Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.” Why? As George Eliot put it, “Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds.” Remember Aristotle’s message, “We are what we repeatedly do.” The choice is to habitually act rightly or to act wrongly. At that level, it’s not much of a choice. The key is remembering that acting virtuously is an essential part of one’s ongoing excellence training.

Now you know so there you go.

Get On That Pony And ride

Leadership is in many ways a balancing act. On the one hand, leaders are doers, they have to act. Leadership and action go hand in hand.

On the other hand, leaders can and sometimes do screw things up by acting too quickly, doing without sufficient thought and consideration. Insufficient caution is a risky approach to leadership, a nearly guaranteed path to disaster. Leadership and caution go hand in hand.

In this episode of the Leadership Shop, I give you three keys to open the door of effective and successful leadership. I hope you find them useful.

Aliens, Hackers, taxes, Hurricanes, Fires, Sex & Embassies – Audio TidBits Podcast

The Aliens Amongst Us are back and once more transmitting. In this transmission, they are counseled by mission control back on their home planet about violating the standard communication protocol and offer their excuses and explanations. They are advised to do better and encouraged to report.

 

In their report, they focus on the great tax cut, the good work of their leader in the capital city, the aftermath of the hurricanes and fires in the US, sexual harassment, and the political disruption surrounding the declarations about the capital in Israel by their leader in the capital city.

 

This is a longer than usual transmission and needs to be heard to be fully appreciated. Following the hack, they do seem to have developed a better transmission protocol given what seems like somewhat clearer audio. This probably will be carried over to their more public activity which I assume they will continue to pursue. You may of course listen for yourself.

The Great Mouse Discovery

The Great Mouse has been discovered retreating to a parallel universe to recover and refuel. Our intrepid hunters have tracked the Great Mouse to a remote destination and hope to capture it once and for all. It is a menace in the universe and is the greatest threat to the Earth that Earth humans have ever known. Let’s join the hunt and learn how our intrepid hunters do in this, the latest episode of their quest to rid the universe of the Great Mouse.

Aliens, Sexual Harassment, Taxes & The Alien Leader In The Capital City – Audio TidBits Podcast

Hey folks, the Aliens Amongst Us seem to find things here on Earth confusing for them. They are having trouble understanding all the news about sexual harassment, taxes and the activities of their leader in the capital city. It’s a new approach for them to request advice and guidance from their home planet. They want to tap into the Brain Bank back on their home planet. It’s sort of like Googling for truth. Please listen and come to your own conclusions.