The Living Dead

I was ready to start working on my post for Friday’s blog when I let my dog Bella outside.  The neighbors behind us were outside and they hollered over that there was a strange dog they found wandering around the neighborhood.  As I looked over to answer them here comes this medium sized brown Shar Pei mix over to see me.  What a friendly dog she was except she didn’t seem to want to be friends with Bella.  So I put Bella inside and we sat on our back porch trying to find this dog’s owner.  My neighbor drove around looking for someone that was driving around looking for the dog but with no luck.  The next thing I know it is midnight.  Our neighbors took the dog back to their house for the night and I went to bed.

I was thinking about the dog being scared and nervous because she couldn’t find her way and it made me think about how most of us walk around like that poor dog in life, lost.  We never find one person let alone three or four that can help us find our way so we walk around like the living dead.  If you are thinking “what in the hell is he talking about”, take a moment and think about your life.  Are you living your dream?  Is your job or career something you dreamt about?  I bet in most cases you do dream about your job or career… but they are called nightmares and directed by Wes Craven.   If you are living your dream then stop reading I’m not talking about you. But if you aren’t then keep reading. 

Okay you say, I’m not living my dream but I’m not lost, I make it home everyday.  (If you are a guy like me then you are never lost and need directions.)  In high school and college we have counselors that are supposed to help us decide on a career path and guide us in the right direction.  Well I don’t know about you but mine didn’t help guide me very well.  There are a lot of people who will have different views of their school counselors and that’s great, you are the lucky ones.  If you didn’t have very good guidance about a career in school I bet you still don’t. 

Finding a person or a group of people to help mentor you in life is very important.  Maybe it is a senior manager in your firm that you respect and admire or a very successful friend but it is important to find someone that can help you find your way.  Another avenue that you can use is a personal coach.  A down side to having a personal coach is they cost money but I have talked to a lot of people who say it was money well spent.  That’s a personal decision you have to make yourself.  Just being involved with like minded people can help you find your true calling and passion.  If you have a mentor or coach then you can sit down and talk on a regular basis about what steps you need to take to reach your dreams and goals.

I hope that you are not lost in your career or job and that you have a mentor but if you are lost and realize there is something else you would rather do just remember that it is never to late for you to go after your dreams.  Find someone that can mentor you and start walking among the living.  If you have no clue where to start looking for a mentor just shoot me an email and I will be glad to help you anyway I can.

Wishing you the Best,


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3 Comments on “The Living Dead”

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  2. Rick Hyde Says:

    I am a firefighter/ Fire equipment mechhanic who is bored with life. Me and my girlfriend jennifer were on our way to the Laughlin river run when a car cut into our lane and clipped my harley (a 2006 softtail deluxe) and caused us to crash… BOTH of us had very serious injury’s including broken pelvises (Jens in 2 and mine in 4 places ,Jen had a broken back (mee too for the third time….(ouch…) and I got some major head injuries where i lost my short term memory. I play a little hard..62 broken bones now… i’m gonna TRY to slow down for awhile but life’s so much fun till recently… o.k. RICK… tell me Rick Hyde’s opinion…..

    • rickhyde Says:

      Wow! I can’t even imagine what you and Jen have gone through. I am really sorry to hear about the accident and your injuries. You didn’t say how long ago it happened but I hope you guys are fully recovered.

      What about your life are you bored with? You said life was really fun until recently, what made it fun? I bet that it was you that made life so much fun. I think you just need to take some time to relax and rest and let your creative jucies start to flow and in no time you will be planning your next adventure.

      I hope that this helps. Take care of yourself.

      All the best,


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