Personal Lessons of Time - my real life blog

My personal experiences

Occasionally I have something on my mind that prompts me to speak out. Below are a collection of some of my thoughts through the years; topics vary widely of course - that's just how my brain works. Some of the topics below are indeed very personal to me, perhaps even very raw in nature - and I hope those reading won't hold that against me or be offended by my candid remarks. I genuinely believe in speaking out about the topics we deal with, the situations we experience, and the way we feel about the world we live in. To me, there is nothing more authentic than being yourself - and staying true to that, always. I hope you enjoy both my Professional and Personal Articles.


Depression kills you on the inside

John C. Derrick February 16 2014 Comments

Part II – When organ function goes wrong. Today, I wanted to pick back up on the Depression article I began last May; and in the process revisit how it has affected my own life, in addition to my recent experiences and thoughts regarding…

Taking Action – feel the fear and just do it already

John C. Derrick January 26 2014 Comments

If you’re like me, or quite frankly like most other people, then you probably can vouch for the fact that you talk a lot about all the things you’d like to do – by the end of the day, tomorrow, next week, next month, or in the years to come…

A man is the sum of his life experiences

John C. Derrick November 17 2013 Comments

I can write, I always could. It wasn’t about anything in particular; it was simply about using words to describe an experience, to invoke emotions, and to stir the soul in a way such that it had never been touched before. Words, linguistics,…

A month to show thanks and giving…

A month to show thanks and giving…
John C. Derrick November 17 2013 Comments

This has been a month of many blessings in my life... more than I can count. Many of these items will have a very substantial impact on my professional, business and personal life. In the coming weeks, I look forward to sharing some of…

Famous Quotes - Speaking the truth

John C. Derrick November 11 2013 Comments

OK, maybe not famous - but here's a few of my favorite Johnism's or quotes I've thought up over the years. These are just things that fly out of my brain at times, so I figured what the heck, might as well share them. Johnisms…. "An…

Potential You - dare to live your dreams

John C. Derrick November 11 2013 Comments

I'll keep this one short... I can’t help you become a better person. I can’t help you open the door to your dreams or your personal success. The best I can do is to show you the path I’ve walked, and then dare you to blaze your own. Life is…

What I’ve learned in a year…

John C. Derrick August 29 2013 Comments

Sometimes words are all we have. They define our existence and allow us to communicate about anything and everything we have to share with this world we all live in. Words can survive us, provoke us, encourage us, and ultimately change us as…

Would a million dollars really make me happy?

John C. Derrick August 14 2013 Comments

You’re probably thinking – this is like a trick question huh? A million dollars? Hell yeah, that’d make you happy… wouldn’t it? You know, I’ve started to think about that a lot recently – and honestly I’m not so sure it would; the jury is…