I gaze in awe at the enchanting white-capped seas below
The perfume-filled air resonates a sure sign of flowering spring
The undulating hills proudly proclaim a palette of vibrant Tuscan Orange
A stunning setting sun lingers softly before it tantalizingly bids adieu…
Leaving a backlit gift on Monterey Pines shadowing in its vivid wake
Puffy wafts of ocean fog dance gracefully across an animated sky…
Seeming to beg life’s omnipresent question:
What really matters most?

For twenty years I've been a marketing executive for blue chip companies like Motorola, Rockwell, Nautilus and Marantz. I've done alot of marketing consulting and licensing deals for legendary brands such as Eddie Bauer, American Express and Revlon, just to name a few. I'm currently a global vice president of marketing for one of the world's biggest optical companies based in China.

I made a lot of money - but I'm not sure I made a lot of meaning. People told me I was successful, but I didn't feel successful. Clearly, something was missing.

Read more: From the Author

To laugh often and much;

to win the respect of intelligent people

and the affection of children;

to earn the appreciation of honest critics

and endure the betrayal of false friends;

to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;

to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child,

a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is the meaning of success.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson 


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