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June 17, 2015


Dick Sullivan


I couldn't agree more. For those of us fortunate enough to find that balance it is indeed a wonderful thing.

I keep a poem under my mousepad that's attributed to Nadine Stair, 85, answering the question about what she would do differently.

It starts:

I'd dare to make more mistakes next time.
I'd relax. I would limber up.
I would be sillier than I have been this trip.
I would take fewer things seriously.

Sounds like you are there.

Whole poem is here: http://www.wunrn.com/news/2007/03_07/03_12_07/031707_poem.htm



Aernoud van de Graaff


I recognize a lot in this, thanks Chuck.

And we are all on this journey. What makes me happy:
- Accepting
- Caring
- Giving
The biggest challenge I have is that I also need to accept, care for and give to myself.

And btw accepting does not mean 'blindly follow' or caring and giving should lead to 'pleasing'.

I am critical by nature and like to challenge things. But not to burn them down, but to make them better, because I care.... And that often leads to better, interesting and open discussions as most of the people feel you are helping and not braking things down.

Keep on Blogging :)

John Lavallee

Hi Chuck, I have appreciated your IT focused Blogs, insights, sometimes provacative yet always eloquent writing VERY much over the years - you have a gift of communication. Your insights into personal development (like the one you wrote on mentoring years ago) and this one on happiness are gems to me and resonate. Thanks!

Dipankar sinha

Thanks chuck,that was really helpful

I am a big follower of tony Robbins myself and I after following his work for many years I have come to realise that being able to condition your mind to be in a supercharged state consistently is a cornerstone of being so called "happy"


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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not ever buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.

    Note: these are my personal views, and aren't reviewed or approved by my employer.
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