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Incredible, Amazing, Awesome Life (Soul. Musings. 01/06/17)

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In September of 2009, a video titled “Incredible, amazing, awesome Apple” took over the internet. Basically, it was posted to draw attention to Apple’s consistent use of superlatives. Hence the emphasis on “incredible, amazing, awesome”. And even today, Apple leaders and Apple lovers use these types of words to describe their products. Critics of Apple will say it is a tool by which millions of people are tricked into buying Apple products. Whether it is or it isn’t, the fact remains that it works. Read more…

Stop Working For the Sake of Working (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 99)

Stop Working For the Sake of Working

(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #8)

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”
— Unknown

Most people in the world work for the sake of working. Very few people work to get something accomplished. The former rarely ever see their dreams become reality and get take the chance to live the life they want to live. The latter work to make their dreams happen and fight to reach their goals. They not only live the life they want to live, but they are happy about it. Their happiness is a result of their willingness to not just get through the day, but to grow through the day.  Read more…

Push the Limits, but… (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 91)

Push the Limits

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
— Steve Jobs

We all have someone we look up to. Someone we call our hero. That one person we try to idolize in thinking, behavior, and in every other way. The people we attempt to mimic are different to us. There are unlike everyone else, even others in the same line of work, and that is why we look up to them. Read more…

How to Handle Getting Fired (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 75)

How to Handle Getting Fired

“I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”
— Steve Jobs

No one exactly sets out to get fired. But once in a lifetime, it happens. For whatever reason, we may lose a position, lose a project, lose a job, or lose an entire career. Sometimes, it’s not our fault, but most times it is. Getting fired is both painful and embarrassing. If you don’t have a back-up plan, it stops income, maybe hurts a few loved ones, and shakes our confidence and sense of purpose. It pushes us back on our heels and forces us to do some soul-searching and thinking. Read more…

Nobody’s Thinking About You Anyway (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 55)

Nobody’s Thinking About You Anyway

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
— Oscar Wilde

We often spend our lives trying to please people. It’s the most boring job in the world. We try so hard to be perfect and to make everybody like us. Worry about what people think or how they will view us overwhelms us at times when it really shouldn’t matter. Our perception of what people might think, or could think, or probably will think gets into our heads and confines us into little cubby holes made for kids’ clothes.  Read more…

14 Awesome Quotes on Productivity

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Here are 14 awesome quotes on productivity that will inspire you to do more of what matters in life. Read more…

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