Tuesday, January 3, 2017

1/3/17 Report - First Step In Taking It To Another Level. A Couple Quotes and a Few Additional Thoughts.

Written by the TreasureGuide for the exclusive use of treasurebeachesreport.blogspot.com.

It doesn't happen very often!  People just don't make big changes.  They are headed down a road, and while they might go around a pot hole or fallen rock, stop or start when the traffic lights change, and speed up, slow down or yield as they encounter signs on the road, they seldom drastically change their mode of travel or their destination.  I'm not really talking about a road trip here; I'm talking about life and what you are doing and where you are headed.

I saw the following quote on the TED program web site.

"Make no small plans. They have no power to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans." Daniel Burnham

TED is a conference where people explore big ideas.  You might have seen TED Talk on your TV program guide.  The TED talks are relatively short - only 18 minutes each, so there is no big time investment required to check out a few of them.

Here is a list of some of the most popular from past years that you can find online.


You might want to listen to a few of them.  You might try Tony Robbins, for example.  There are a lot of good ones.

When it comes to treasure hunting or metal detecting, it starts with an idea and a goal.  There is something that you intend to do or find.  But once you have a goal, the thinking isn't over; It is just beginning.  Don't fall into a rut.  Think about what you are doing, what you have been doing, and if there might be a better way.  The New Year is a good time to think about what you have been doing.

It isn't easy to come up with a good new idea.  In fact, the longer you do something a particular way, the more difficult it becomes to break out of the rut and imagine doing things some other way.

Success can actually further cement you into that rut.  You can rest on your laurels.  You can say, what I've been doing works.  You might wonder if what you did succeeded there is not reason to change.  There are often good reasons to change though.  One reason is to succeed at an even higher level, and there is no guarantee that the same thing will continue to work.

All I'm saying today is stop and take a minute to think about what you want to do and how you are doing it, and make a little effort to think about if there might be a better way.

Listening to a few inspiring talks might help you do that.


I was listening to a TV program the other day and heard a goofy nerdy guy say something that I thought was fun and interesting.

When asked by a fellow that found a strange item in a storage unit how much he could get for the item, the nerdy fellow said, "It is not how much you can get for it, but how much it gives to you."

I can see how that comment relates to treasures and metal detector finds.  What someone will pay you for an item is one thing, but how much you appreciate and like the item is something else, and they might not be highly correlated.

Another interesting comment I heard lately is, "You can count the seeds in an apple, but you can't count the apples in a seed."

There are seed ideas.  There are things that people say that can be seeds.  Sometimes you don't know how much impact a word or idea will have.


At the end of the year I was thinking about some of my favorite things.

Here are a few.

  • Barns.  Especially being inside a barn on a frozen northern day.

  • Wearing three pairs of pants and two coats laying deep in the snow on top of a windy hill in 0 degrees and looking at the stars.

  • Watching the Aurora Borealis.

  • The silence at 4:30 AM.

  • Hearing my wife sing around the house when she gets up before me, which is not very often.

Those are just a few

After doing that I think I learned something.  These aren't big things, and they aren't the only things that I could mention.  If I thought about it more, I'd include a lot of other things. but these were among the first to come to mind.  I noticed that these aren't the kind of things that people brag about, or the kind of things that you set out to accomplish or work for.  They are mostly simple experiences of being in the moment.

That is all for now.

Happy hunting,