Tag: inspiration

Weird, Quirky and… Successful?

December 12th, 2012   •   no comments   


OK, maybe Lady Gaga’s meat dress is a little too weird (courtesy of Crushable

Eccentricity isn’t a liability. Run-of-the-mill is.

Think for a moment about the most successful rock stars in history.
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Start With Why: A Book Review

October 21st, 2012   •   1 comment   

Start with Why

We’ve seen it happen time and time again.

A company starts off with great fanfare, led by a charismatic and visionary leader. She or he brings it to new heights. Growth is healthy and flourishing – year after year.

There is crystal clarity in what the company does. It attracts a loyal tribe of customers and fans.
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Finding Your Muse

September 25th, 2012   •   no comments   


The nine muses of Greek mythology (courtesy of Greek Myths and Mythology)

Inspiration often comes in the most unlikely and inconvenient places.

For example, I may be sitting in front of my computer all ready to write a “change the world” blog post. I strain my brain. I close my eyes. I try to create. Unfortunately, I end up watching Youtube videos, responding to an oh so witty tweet, or comment ad nauseum on my friends’ Facebook updates.

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Extreme Focus: A Book Review

May 8th, 2012   •   no comments   

Michael Jordan an exemplar of Extreme Focus

Michael Jordan: a proponent of Extreme Focus (source of image)

How does one truly achieve one’s dreams? What are the secrets behind ultra-successful folks who make a “dent in the Universe”?

The answer according to NBA Orlando Magic’s Senior Vice President Pat Williams and author Jim Denney is “Extreme Focus”.
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Why Happiness Leads to Success

April 13th, 2012   •   1 comment   


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In life, we often believe that we’ll be happy only AFTER we have achieved success. For many, that would mean scoring straight ‘A’s in school, being promoted, buying that dream home, or having a million dollars in the bank.

To achieve that “holy grail” of happiness, we then work our butts off. However, when we achieve that target, we find that we need to move even higher to pursue the next quest – two million dollars, a higher promotion, or an even bigger home! While doing so, we grit our teeth and postpone our happiness as it becomes an ever elusive rainbow that we chase throughout our lives.
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The 7 Disciplines of Success

April 6th, 2012   •   no comments   


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I am great fan of motivational guru Anthony Robbins and have invested some time lately to listen to his recordings based on his bestselling book “Unlimited Power”. Although this has been around for quite some time, its lessons are everlasting and relevant for all time.

Today, I’d like to highlight Robbins’ 7 Disciplines of Success. These tenets are based on the approach of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and model themselves after a successful person’s beliefs, syntax (language), and physiology.

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When Push Comes to Shove

April 2nd, 2012   •   no comments   


Courtesy of Ranker

What do you do when things which you have planned and worked so painstakingly hard for takes an ugly turn?

Do you…
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How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Producing

March 15th, 2012   •   2 comments   

Anthony Robbins Quote

Can you find more time to do the things that truly matter to you? How can you devote your energy to what’s truly important?

In a bid to further optimise my life, I recently started to listen to an audio recording by self-help and motivational guru Anthony Robbins called The Time of Your Life.
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The Element by Sir Ken Robinson: A Book Review

February 29th, 2012   •   6 comments   

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If you’ve never heard of Sir Ken Robinson, you obviously haven’t followed the TED series of inspirational talks.

A renowned thinker in the the “development of human potential”, Robinson spoke about the need to reinvent education to better develop the diverse talents, aptitudes and passions of individuals all over the world.
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Evil Plans: A Book Review

February 18th, 2012   •   3 comments   

Written and illustrated by renowned cartoonist and blogger Hugh MacLeod of gapingvoid.com (he just completed his 10th year in the business), Evil Plans: Escape the Rat Race and Start Doing Something You Love is a business book that reads more like a personal motivation tome. True to MacLeod’s craft, every other page (or more) is peppered with his characteristically abstract and witty cartoons, complete with clever captions.

An example of this is found below:

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