Big Changes in the Life of a Fool
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Occasionally I get trapped. I get trapped watching Instagram reels. Most of the time I do this with the sound off. I’m more concerned about the real people around me than the reel people on Instagrasim.
Call me a curmudgeon. I can take it. I’ve been called worse things by worse people. That is correct - worse people. You folks, my readers?
Y’all are the best.
I was naughty recently. I watched reels with the sound on.
There was one featuring the voice of Jordan Peterson that was both repugnant and amazing. Repugnant because Jordan’s voice is a bit much and he’s leveraged the more caustic sides of himself for great profit. The voice over was amazing for what he was saying.
Much of what he says in his books and online is trite and depicts a pretty bleak vision of humanity that I don’t share. His notion of ‘alpha’ and ‘beta’ men is particularly gross.
In this video however, he states:
In order to become a master, you’ve got to be willing to be a fool. You’ve got to be foolish. You have got to foolishly believe that the impossible is possible. You’ve got to keep failing, trying to do what you can’t do until you can do it.
Here, expressed by one of the most polarizing people present in media today is the essence of why foolishness is so important.
With that in mind, I’m off to find the world’s biggest fool. Back in April, I started the ‘Certified Remarkable Fools Program.” So far, the program is a stunning success. I’ve sold one certification so far. This is a good start. The Certificate of Remarkable Foolishness is a gag gift. I think it’s meant to be given as a collective gift to executives who value humour and are moving on to another job. Or, they’re for ‘The Dad Who Has Everthing”. I know that goofball man are exceedingly difficult to buy for. They have everything. They are likely quite foolish too. Certifiable in fact. The question that remains is: Are they certified?
But, by selling just one, I have become the worlds leading authority and voice in the certification of foolishness.
Want to be a certified fool? What’s the process? Is it difficult?
No process. It’s not difficult. Just give me your money and I’ll send you a piece of paper. A fool and their money are easily parted, as they say.
Now that The Remarkable Fools Society is the global leader in the certification of foolishness, I’m out to find the world’s biggest fool.
When I find them, I will know who they are as they will purchase the world’s most expensive joke so far, I guess.
The World’s Biggest Fool Certificate is for someone with more money than brains. It costs one million dollars (US). The Nobel Committee selects who gets their awards. The Nobel Committee gives their Lauriate’s a million dollars.
This is like a Nobel prize in reverse. The world’s biggest fool chooses themselves.
The world’s biggest fool pays me a million dollars for the privilege.
I began my career as a clown, performing shows in schools for kids. I’m moving up in the world. I’m becoming a c-suite court jester. Think of me as Puck for the twenty first century.
With that in mind, I’m making some big changes.
First of all, this Foolsletter will be continuing. Ideally, my plan is to spend even more time writing and more time creating magical content that fills you with laughter, causes you to think and helps you step more lightly on the earth.
Despite that, I have no intentions of ‘monetizing’ this puppy. I love writing and the responses that I get here. The love will flow freely.
I am however taking no new therapy clients. People that I’ve seen before are always welcome to make appointments to see me. I’m your dude and we can continue to work together. Everyone else is outta luck for now.
Next week, I’m in Toronto attending the Collision tech conference. I’m terrified. And, I’ve never been more prepared. I have workshop offerings, certificates and things to promote. I’ve done my homework and I’m stoked to meet people to help me find the world’s biggest fool.
After that, I’m foolishly going back into the entertainment industry. I have a dream gig hosting a Tee Vee show for a local cable provider. The show is called “Behind the Scenes”. I’m going to go and meet people at work and interview them about what they do. We’re going to focus on the people who work in the places we pass every day, but we don’t know their stories. This is a dream job. We start shooting in July. I’ll keep y’all updated on the process as we go.
Finally, the book.
The Book of Wrong Answers is coming. It’s be-coming. Becoming good. Becoming a journey. Becoming beautiful. It began as merely a series of blog posts and has evolved into a comic hero’s journey. Plus it’s a bit self help-ish. I blame Stephen Pressfield and his book “No One Wants To Read Your Shit”. Reading that is helping me create something that’s not shit. When it’s finished, I’ll have created something that I’m proud of.
I have sixty pages to revise. Then one more comb over. Then I’ll need proof readers and people who can write recommendation blurbs for the cover. If any of y’all want to be early readers and are willing to write a blurb about how great the book is, drop me a line here.
What I do know about it is this: It’s getting damn close. I’m so grateful for my editor for seeing more in me than I thought there. She’s been pushing me to bring more of my heart, empathy and imagination to the work.
So, get to work. Bring your heart, empathy and imagination to life.
If this fool can do it, anyone can.
Thank you all for your trust and attention.