FIT@50 \ week 16

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Unplugged & Replugged:
Last week was an amazing experience. I spent the weekend with my wife,Liliana Hart on a Trek Travels 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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Kindle World’s Shadow Ops Series for CJ Lyons

NYT Bestselling Author CJ Lyons​’ Kindle World’s popular Shadow Ops Series is now LIVE. Included is a trilogy I wrote for the Shadow Ops world. You know there’s going to be plenty of Cajun flavor in these, but each romantic suspense is filled with crazy-wild adventures as well.

Shadow Ops: Danger’s Desire – (Book 1)

The last thing Krystal “Voodoo” Laveau wants is a partner from her past, especially a playboy like Hollywood. But when the safety of the United States is at stake, she’ll do what it takes to get the job done.

Shadow Ops: Danger’s Heat – (Book 2)

The Rougarou’s path of destruction has arrived in Chicago, and the clock is ticking for Hollywood and Voodoo to discover its identity. Hollywood’s own worst enemy is the fear of betrayal, but overcoming his past is the only way to clear the path for the future.

Shadow Ops: Danger’s Passion – (Book 3)

Falling in love was never in Hollywood’s plans, but he learns the one person he can trust is the woman he almost loses. Can he save her in time to get everything he never knew he wanted?

Kindle World’s Shadow Ops Series for CJ Lyons

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FIT@50 \ week 14

2015-06-13 16.28.58

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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FIT@50 \ week 13

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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

FIT@50 \ week 13

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FIT@50 / week 12

2015-06-01 08.20.11

FIT@50 \ week 12

Social Media: Social

I’ve been asked why I post what I do to social media. It’s simple—to be social. The value is to operationalize the term “social.” It’s what you chose to present to the world. I have no agenda, or master plan—I just enjoy people.

It’s encouraging to know people who are connected through social media. I always try to meet them in person if possible. You’d be surprised how amazing some of them can be on the other side of the computer’s screen.

Talk about amazing – last week while at the hospital, so many folks knew Max from Facebook. It’s a blessing to see their faces light up and kind words accompany friendly gestures.

As a dad, it’s wonderful to see your son touch lives, even without an ability to verbalize his thoughts. That’s the true aspect of social media – being able to convey your message. Max communicates love and kindness through his full-face smiles and double thumbs up poses.

What message do you convey – virtually or in person? It’s your message to manage-make it count.

Do good,
Scott

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