Category: Inspiration

Digital Nomad Resources on Twitter

I’ve been fascinated by the possibility of becoming location free or working as a ‘Digital Nomad’ for a while now and continue to collect useful resources via my Bzzzsocial Twitter feed here >>

Advice, Like Youth….

“Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.”

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Read full text…  Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young (Mary Schmich:Chicago Tribune)

Being Shot Out Of A Cannon…

Some people will tell you that slow is good – but I’m here to tell you that fast is better. I”ve always believed this, in spite of the trouble it’s caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba… Hunter S Thompson

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Humanity’s Essential Contradiction

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“They explore humanity’s essential contradiction: the desire to be loved, no matter what the cost, no matter how painful the heartbreak.”

Originally found in Greg Kot’s October 2007 Chicago Tribune review of Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’, ‘Radiohead’s latest is a warm take on the desire to be loved’

Later to appear in the authors book, ‘Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music’.

 

Forgiving the Unforgivable and Ending Your Own Suffering

Great post at Tiny Buddha by Shawn W. Larson ‘Forgiving the Unforgivable and Ending Your Own Suffering’..

I was completely unprepared for the emotional hailstorm that bombarded me when, back in 2001, I learned that my wife had been having an affair with my best friend of twenty-plus years.

My normal, predictable life (which I absolutely loved, by the way) had been virtually shattered overnight. Not only did it culminate in a very bitter war (see: divorce), it also marked the onset of a toxic poison that had begun to work its way into my veins: resentment.

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“Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” Malachy McCourtro

Read the whole article at Tiny Buddha.

Highly Effective Mediocre People

Mediocrity Green Road Sign with Dramatic Clouds, Sun Rays and Sky.

Great post at Lifehacker from James Altucher , ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre People’

We want to make our business, make our art, sell it, make some money, raise a family, and try to be happy. My feeling, based on my own experience, is that aiming for grandiosity is the fastest route to failure. For every Mark Zuckerberg there are 1,000 Jack Zuckermans. Who is Jack Zuckerman? I have no idea. That’s my point.

If you want to get rich, sell your company, have time for your hobbies, raise a halfway decent family (with mediocre children, etc.), and enjoy the sunset with your wife on occasion, here are some of my highly effective recommendations.

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Choose to Live a Meaningful Life Today


10 Ways to Start Living a Meaningful Life Right Now

More positive thinking from Pick The Brain today….

Does Your Life Even Matter?

Go to work. Come home. Eat Dinner. Go to sleep. Wake up.
Rinse, recycle, repeat.
Do you ever wonder…

Does my life even matter?

There is magic and fear behind this question.
Deep down inside – you know that you matter! You know your life has meaning! You know you have a purpose!

But if your life matters, has meaning, and purpose… You’re forced to ask yourself:
Why am I living each day stuck on repeat?

Choose to Live a Meaningful Life Today

read more ’10 Ways to Start Living a Meaningful Life Right Now’