What if Money Didn’t Matter?

November 27, 2012 § 1 Comment

How do you like to spend your life? What do you desire? What if money didn’t matter? What if money was no object?

6 Rules of Success by Arnold Schwarzenegger

March 1, 2012 § 21 Comments

Arnold’s 6 Rules to Success:

1. Trust yourself

Many young people are getting so much advice from their parents and from their teachers and from everyone. But what is most important is that you have to dig deep down, dig deep down and ask yourselves, who do you want to be? Not what, but who. Figure out for yourselves what makes you happy, no matter how crazy it may sound to other people.

2. Break the Rules

Break the rules, not the law, but break the rules. It is impossible to be a maverick or a true original if you’re too well behaved and don’t want to break the rules. You have to think outside the box. That’s what I believe. After all, what is the point of being on this earth if all you want to do is be liked by everyone and avoid trouble?

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Eames: The Architect and the Painter Trailer

January 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life – from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age – has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.

10 Spartan Rules

August 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

In 1951 Dentsu’s fourth president Hideo Yoshida wrote 10 Spartan Rules to inspire his employees. They’re on the wall of every Dentsu building around the world.

Hideo Yushida

1. Create work for yourself; don’t wait for work to be assigned to you.

2. Take an active role in all your endeavours, not a passive one.

3. Seek out large and complex jobs. Trivial tasks debase you.

4. Welcome difficult assignments. Choose them. Progress lies in accomplishing difficult work.

5. Once you begin a task, complete it. Never give up.

6. Lead your fellow workers. Be an example for them to follow.

7. Set goals for yourself to ensure a constant sense of purpose. This will give you perseverance and hope for the future.

8. Move with confidence. Confidence gives your work force, focus and substance.

9. Find new solutions. This is the way we ensure satisfactory service.

10. When conflict is necessary don’t shy away from it or be afraid. Conflict is the mother of progress and the source of aggressive enterprise. If you fear conflict, you will become timid and servile.

Morgan Spurlock: The greatest TED Talk ever sold

April 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

Embrace fear, embrace risk.

The Leader Who Had No Title

March 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Amazing and inspiring video. This video is related to what I posted last year, about the 73 Best Business and Life Lessons by Robin Sharma.

20 Words That Can Change Your Life

March 18, 2011 § 1 Comment

BEGIN
Take charge of your life by beginning something you’ve always wanted to do. If your goal seems overwhelming, start small.

“By daring to begin the life you’ve always wanted, you become energized.”

IMAGINE
Your imagination has no boundaries.

“Dreaming about something is the first step towards achieving it. “

BELIEVE
Set your mind to predict success. Tell yourself you will succeed at whatever you’re doing at the moment.

SEEK
Allow yourself to grow by exposing your vulnerability and insecurity. Don’t live strictly inside your comfort zone-done always play it safe.

TRUST
You can’t grow if you don’t trust your inner voice.

“… being paralyzed by indecision is worth than making the wrong decision.”

CONNECT
Relationships are what pull us through the hard times, and make the good times meaningful. Take time to nurture the connections that uplift you.

LISTEN
Try listening carefully to the other person’s point of view first, without being preoccupied or distracted.
You’ll really hear what is being said and the other person is more likely to pay attention to your views.

PLAY
We can always find something that “needs to be done” and we forget how to have fun.
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