Becoming the artist of your own life – Never Surrender.

Darin Samaha - SuccessWize... Don't Think Of The Elephant. You're Thinking About SuccessWize Aren't You?

I have the pleasure of introducing my first guest blogger. He’s a close friend of mine who at one time was one of my martial arts instructors. Not only is he a terrific martial artist, but he’s a fantastic artist whose work has become more widely known. A theme of SuccessWize is overcoming obstacles. Every successful person has overcome obstacles in life to get where they are, so read on to learn more about Tim’s journey, his obstacles and his heartfelt advice for you.


My name is Tim Dobert; I am an artist. I have been painting since 1994. I started painting as a stress reliever from my very hectic and stressful full-time job as a Law Enforcement Officer.

For many years painting was just a hobby for me. Something I enjoyed doing. During those many years in Law Enforcement, I had to find ways to cope with the stress of…

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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