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Leadership by Peter Drucker


Bodega Bay Dunes

Leadership by Peter Drucker

“Leadership is not a magnetic personality that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not ‘making friends and influencing people’—that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.”
–Peter F. Drucker (Author)

(Photo: Bodega Bay Dunes, CA by Dawn Marie Carlson, Dawn to Dusk Photos. Post revised and updated October 27, 2015. Originally published August 11, 2013.)

Imagination Encircles the World

Imagination Encircles the World

IMG_3197“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
–Albert Einstein

Great ideas change the world. Listening to the sounds of a pair of mourning doves perched on the pine branch outside. Quite musical. Photo of begonias grown by Dawn Marie Carlson. Use your imagination, change the world.


Action is the Real Measure of Intelligence

pink geranium gracing the rain barrel

pink geranium gracing the rain barrel

Action is the Real Measure of Intelligence

“Action is the real measure of intelligence.”
–Napoleon Hill.

Yesterday, I took quick action while the late afternoon light was perfect for photos of my garden flowers. I always document the garden and flowers so I know what is working well or not and to remember their beauty on a dreary winter day. This ordinary pink geranium looks bold and glamorous high on top of the rain barrel with the arched stucco wall as a frame behind it. Photo by Dawn Marie Carlson.

Fuzzy and Romeo Adventures - The Mysterious IntruderHave you read the reader’s comments page on the “Fuzzy and Romeo Adventures – The Mysterious Intruder eBook?”

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Begin the Hike, Move Forward

Begin the Hike, Move Forward 

IMG_2055You already know what project you want to complete; you spent your valuable time researching and then writing your game plan and choosing the right trail to pursue. Now, begin the hike, move forward.

You know the next steps and begin taking action, building momentum and seeing your big project moving through to completion in smaller, more manageable mini-projects.

Hilltop boulders McGinnis Park
Once you achieve completing your mini-projects one after another, you feel accomplished. Your project work is fundamentally easier because there is momentum tumbling forward.

Soon, you will recognize your project finalized. You reached the mountaintop and as you scan the vista, you feel proud of thyself!

Be kind to thyself. Don’t forget to celebrate your achievements! 

P1010027“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”
–Nora Roberts.

Photos by Dawn Marie Carlson, Dawn to Dusk Enterprises.

Fuzzy and Romeo Adventures - The Mysterious Intruder

My eBook is for sale – Fuzzy and Romeo Adventures – The Mysterious Intruder.

An entertaining dog story for children of all ages! Take some time to read to children, they will always cherish special times spent with you.

Visit the page dedicated to the book(s)!

Quotation: Rudolph Steiner

IMG_2789“Man is not a being who stands still, he is a being in the process of becoming. The more he enables himself to become, the more he fulfills his true mission.”
–Rudolph Steiner.IMG_2787


Romeo took me on a hike recently on Mount Burdell.



The wildflowers were blooming nonchalantly and the valley views were sublime on this splendid, spring morning. I viewed Mount Diablo across the shimmering bay, the commute congestion on Hwy. 101 and the suburban patterns from the mountain top.

IMG_2819When you climb the mountain, you know – you just know and feel it – you can do anything when you spend effort, energy and sweat to make it happen.

Perhaps you too will wander in the country and see, hear and feel the fresh, spring season; make it your mission – spend the effort, energy and sweat – make it happen!



Quotation: Benjamin Franklin

IMG_1919“If a man (person) empties his (her) purse into his (her) head, no man (person) can take it away from him (her). An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
–Benjamin Franklin

Photo taken at Indian Valley campus/College of Marin by Dawn Marie Carlson.

My neighbor was the founder of this junior college and I enjoyed seeing the campus grow from an idea to a community golden nugget providing rich educational experiences for so many students and athletes, including me.

We can all make a difference if we put some effort into our thoughts and ideas to bring them to the finish line, something we are all working on.

Quotation: Albert Einstein

IMG_2055“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
–Albert Einstein

When I walked Romeo through this bay and oak woodland, I was appreciating the fragrance of Nature, the sounds of the birds, seeing the winding path through the trees, touching the bay leaves to open the fragrance and feeling the wonder and awe. Photo by Dawn Marie Carlson, Indian Valley.

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