Monthly Archives: June 2016

We’ve Moved!

We’ve moved operation of the site over to a new server so that we may expand and upgrade our efforts going forward. We hope you’ll follow us over there!

Either of these URLs will take you to the new-look site:

www.kevinbulmer.com

www.noscheduleman.com

While you’re at it … we’ve started a brand new site devoted to Personal Development. It’s called “Choose Hope, Live Better.” We’ve love to have you there with us from the start! Here’s the link: www.choosehopelivebetter.com

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Thanks so much for your interest and support!

Best wishes,

Kevin

How To Improve Your State of Mind

In a word full of noise, have you ever stopped to wonder how to improve your state of mind?

Think of it this way: If you constantly feed your body with junk, it will reward you by feeling sluggish and sickly. Your problems pile up while your infrastructure crumbles.

Why should your mind, thoughts and feelings be any different? They aren’t.

Junk in, junk out.

Be mindful of your mind. Be aware of what you’re feeding into your attention. Don’t like something? Turn it off! Want to feel better? Start pumping more positive vibes into your awareness. Do it over and over, from here on out. And watch what happens.

Or .. blame and criticize and complain if you need to hold on to that. Just don’t expect to feel better.

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David Ciccarelli of Voices.com – NSM Podcast, Ep. 10

Kevin chats with David Ciccarelli, the CEO and Founder of Voices.com, an industry-leading website that connects business with professional voice talent. Voices.com is used by radio and television stations, advertising agencies and a wide Variety of Fortune 500 companies, who rely on David and his team to be able to help them search for, audition and hire voice talent.

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In this conversation, you’re going to hear how that all started, where the ideas came from, how David & his wife Stephanie acted upon those ideas and have evolved into where they are today.

Some lessons and takeaways to listen for in this discussion:

  1. Keep moving forward and taking action
  2. Be creative and resourceful
  3. Make decisions!

If you have any kind of entrepreneurial aspirations at all, you’ll find great value in hearing what David has to say. Enjoy!

The podcast is now available for streaming, download and subscription on iTunes, as well as on our YouTube channel or SoundCloud page.

Special thanks to Allstage for their support of the No Schedule Man podcast!

Communicating? Careful …

For some reason, we grow up thinking effective communication should be easy. Is it?

We’re told listening is twice as important as talking because we have two ears and only one mouth. While that may be true, who’s teaching how to listen effectively?

Too often we hear or see our own memories or expectations instead of the real message and intention of the other person. And when you consider that the other person / party may also be unknowingly in the same trap …

Take care with communication. You may not be hearing the voice you think you are

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*NEW* Song: “Over & Over (It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way)” – Song Blog

Finally fed up with waiting for the “perfect time,” I’ve decided to jump back in and start sharing some of my book of songs as best I can. First up: “Over & Over.”

The lyrics in this song (copied below) are some of my favourites from anything I’ve ever written. They came pouring out of me, all at once, on a Sunday morning in August of 2015.


At the time, I had a lot of turmoil going on in my life, but for the first time in many years I had just returned to my family’s original hometown the day before, to take part in an annual event where I performed many of my songs. I went alone, and enjoyed the drive there and back, and the experience of the event itself. I felt completely at peace with my own company, perfectly content to meet and visit with all kinds of people – some I knew, most I didn’t – as they came along. It was one of those kinds of days that plays like a movie in your mind while it’s actually happening.

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Something clicked in me that day, as if I knew I’d finally arrived at a point where I was comfortable inside my own skin, no matter what was going on around me, I could trust myself to be true to who I really was, go my own path  make my own choices and hold on to that no matter how stiff the challenge might be. Perhaps that sounds simple and obvious, however my observations are that many (most?) people are just doing what they’re doing because they see so many else people doing the same thing. And often, what those people are doing is whining and griping about their lot in life while they do absolutely nothing constructive to change it. Victims.

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Looking back on it, I really appreciate what this song seems to be saying on my behalf. It’s probably not an accident that it reflects so much of what I believe very deeply, including a reference to Einstein’s definition of insanity: continuing to do the same thing and expecting a different result.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Song Blog, Vol 2: “Over & Over (It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way)”
(c) 2015 Kevin Bulmer Enterprises
Written by Kevin Bulmer (SOCAN)

LYRICS:

When the tide begins to turn
It’s only natural
One can resist
Or even brace against the flow

There is no favour when it comes
To meeting gravity
The push and pull, the light and dark
We need them both

Holding your ground
Defending ego, chasing average
Clench and compare
With every other tired cliché

But there remains the thread
Of heaven’s possibility
Follow the light, however faint
And it won’t fade

Over and over
We think that we’re sober
But we keep trying to kill the pain
Deflecting, expecting
The results keep infecting
Insanity’s calling again
A tragically comic refrain
It doesn’t have to be that way …

There is no easy explanation
Of the obvious
Or why the simplest things elude
In every way
Relentlessly chasing what’s sitting right in front of us
To become carbon-copy popular cult slaves

Over and over
We think that we’re sober
But we keep trying to kill the pain
Deflecting, expecting
The results keep infecting
Insanity’s calling again
A tragically comic refrain
It doesn’t have to be that way …

Out go the lights
When the truth shines too bright
So the fault is assigned out of fear
But the face on the wall
In the mirror, tells all
It’s the only consistent thing here
And it always follows everywhere …

Over and over
We think that we’re sober
But we keep trying to kill the pain
Deflecting, expecting
The results keep infecting
Insanity’s calling again …

Over and over
We think that we’re sober
But we keep trying to kill the pain
Deflecting, expecting
The results keep infecting
Insanity’s calling again
A tragically comic refrain
It doesn’t have to be that way …

 

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Time and Place for Dreaming

You can be certain that, like it or not, you will be making sizeable contributions to your employer, your bank and your government as you go, trading time, toil and income toward their pursuits.

What are you investing in yourself?

Stop and sit sometimes. Consider whose dream you’re really trading your life for.

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