Happy Wednesday! I hope you are doing something crazy this week that you’ve never done before. In case you aren’t, here are my 5 tips on how to be not-so-lame.

#1 – Cross Pollinate.

You’ve got a thing, a schtick, a specialty. And so does everybody else. Don’t just associate with folks who do what you do. Seek out those with different passions. You’ll be able to experience exponentially more.

#2 – Instigate.

Do not wait until tomorrow. Say, do, or make it now. Go where you need to be. Do not wait to be invited places. Host your own parties. Do not sit by the phone. Pick it up. Spread the word. Press the buttons. Buy the tickets and enjoy the show!

#3 – Offer To Help.

What you have is worth a lot. Seek out the people who need it. Know what you can do and tell people that you’re willing to do it. They will treasure and remember you. Your time. Your talents. Your compliments. A seat at your table. A cup of sugar. A clean pair of socks. The world needs whatever it is that you have.

#4 – State The Obvious.

What’s known to you is often a mystery to others. Your old fact is someone else’s new lesson. Your simple task is someone else’s impossible chore. Your mind id full of treasures that no one else has seen. Pass them on. An idea shared is not diminished: It’s multiplied.

#5 – Don’t Be Shy.

Wave hello instead of looking away. Leave your perspectives in places where others can find them. Put your work in the window, not the basement. Conservatives begin with small steps toward each other.