I admit I stole this from a Seattle Times headline by Paul Tolme´, “What Do Zombies, Puppies and Hills Have In Common?” And then it became yet another reference to The Wizard of Oz.   Don’t get me started on how many times that movie has impacted my life!

zombies, puppies and hills

Paul’s article was all about working out in these COVID-19 times when gyms and exercise classes are closed or cancelled.  He suggested we all use what we have available.  He went on to talk about games he and his wife developed to keep their daily run from becoming boring.

And then it hit me!

oh, my

It’s what you do with what you’ve got. Take the talents  (creativity) and tools (skills) you have and put them to use where you are (working from home).  Just because you are sheltered in place doesn’t mean you have sit still. Get me?

Think about this: one of the all time great holiday classics, The Christmas Song was written by Mel Torme´ and Robert Wells on a blistering hot summer day.  Instead of bemoaning the heat, they decided to write something that might cool them down. How about that?

It’s what you do with what you’ve got.


“Hey, CK, how can I help you help me?”

I’m glad you asked.

Reach out to me. Now. Let’s take nine minutes and see if I can help you be the best you that you can possibly be.

Here’s an easy first step to get you moving in the right direction.  My Twenty Questions for creatives.  Go on.  Click and get started. Have some fun with it and let’s assess where you are and what steps you should take next.

Take The Twenty

Like Zig Ziglar said, “Positive thinking won’t let you do anything but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking.”


Paul Tolme

The Story Behind The Christmas Song