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FIT@50 \ week 19

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FIT@50 \ week 19

Sidelined

Growing up playing every sport imaginable, the idea of being sidelined was inconceivable. As I’ve grown more “fit”, the idea of shining light on others while supporting from the bench is amazing.

I considered what a difference a week makes. We were in NYC for a thriller writers’ conference dominated by a different crowd – okay, it’s still very much a boys club.

Liliana Hart​ stood aside as authors introduced themselves to discuss crime and mystery writing and my career in law enforcement. It was different to have writers not recognize her, but she genuinely encouraged me to go off and talk “shop.”

This week, the table’s been turned as NYC has been taken over by romance writers during the Romance Writers of America​ conference. I must confess that I enjoy cheering from the sidelines while my wife shines.

Giving praise and support to others is a blessing for all.
Do good,
Scott

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2015 in Scott & Liliana

 

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FIT@50 \ week 18

 

FIT@50 \ week 18
Broken: Don’t Do It

“They broke me.”
Those words were hard to hear.

“I know. It’s what they do,” was all I could say.
The somber, wooden expression in my friend’s face showed what two decades of service could do to even the most dedicated.

Some professions require a certain adherence to its culture, although not part of the official policy. Mavericks, self-starters and long-haired freaky people need not apply.

Unfortunately, the conflict between old school tradition and today’s demand for change has proactive employees caught in a clutch.

To lose the fire of passion that first drew you into your profession is the greatest loss of all. To suffer the darkening of vision for serving the greater good because a handful of naysayers fear change is a disservice to all, but mostly the fearful.

“Stay faithful,” were the words that came to mind. Don’t grant others the power over your life’s passions. Just don’t break.

Do good,
Scott

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2015 in Scott & Liliana

 

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FIT@50 \ week 16

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FIT@50 \ week 16

Unplugged & Replugged:

Last week was an amazing experience. I spent the weekend with my wife, Liliana Hart​ on a Trek Travel cycling trip through northern California. The grapes were the only things online out there. No cell or internet service, and the wifi was spotty to say the least.

So what did I do with my cell phone? Used it as a camera to capture pics of the beauty of our country and the fun with new friends.
I’d unplugged. And it was actually okay.

In the same week, I had a three book deal with Amazon’s Kindle World set for release. This was my biggest writing obligation to date, next to my doctoral dissertation. It required manuscript uploading, cover design downloading and entering keywords, metadata and marketing blurbs.
I’d replugged. And it was actually okay.

It’s the balance that we all seek. It’s the fine line between obsessive and unconcerned. It’s taken almost 50 years to not avoid it, but hopefully not another 50 years to embrace it.

So in this 16th week of rocking 50 years on Earth, here’s to cycling and reading – both passions I enjoy sharing with you.

Do good,
Scott Silverii​

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2015 in Scott & Liliana

 

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FIT@50 \ week 14

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FIT@50 \ week 14

Balance

Thursday night at a family birthday supper my niece said how odd it looked to see a wedding ring on my hand. I said it throws me off-balance. Then I thought about what I said.

There’s a weight associated with this ring. It’s called balance.

To shift from decades of doing what I wanted, when I wanted to coordinating daily calendars for meeting the needs of the family took balance. Shifting gears from an “I want” to “We need” has been easier than I would’ve led Liliana Hart​ to believe (don’t tell her though.)

Balance is the key.

The day after the wedding, we both returned to our regular Monday schedules. There was work to be done after all. Our pastor (who said being tagged in one of our post was a never-ending series of alerts) talked about celebrating marriage and carving out the time to honor it.

This week we unplugged and headed out-of-town for the weekend. It rained, so the pool, the beach and the outdoors we both enjoy were taken off the table. Instead, we goofed off, avoided talking about work or business and never once cautioned the other about eating dessert for breakfast.

Balance is what we found.

 
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Posted by on June 19, 2015 in Scott & Liliana

 

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FIT@50 \ week 13

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NOTE: FIT@50 is a weekly post I’ve enjoyed writing since I turned the big 50. Originally posted on my Facebook page, we wanted to share with you.

FIT@50 \ week 13

Sacrifice: Putting Others First

WOW, what a week of being FIT@50. I got married—how cool is that.

Liliana Hart​ and I had planned the wedding months in advance, but even before that, we had options to throw any size event, anywhere we wanted. The choice was simple – lets do this for our families.

Putting others first was the right decision. Our kids come after God, so to make sure not only the young, but the not so young could join us, we stayed in our hometown.

There were five other people on this planet involved in the planning. They too chose to put others first, because they were kind enough to honor our request and not let a word slip about our surprise.

I believe because we chose to put others first, the wedding went off without a hitch. It included our most favorite things: Family, food and cake. I’ll confess that when it came time for cake, I did put myself first.

The bible encourages cheerful giving – that includes giving of yourself for others. Sacrifice: Putting Others First

Do Good,
Scott

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2015 in Scott & Liliana

 

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