Thomas Jefferson once said a revolution is required every twenty years.
Which means were past due…
Thomas Jefferson once said a revolution is required every twenty years.
Join the entrepreneur movement. Stimulate the economy. Spread the word. Original music by Carly Comando. Written & Produced by Sonja Jacob.
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Great movie to keep you headed in the right direction through lifes challenges.
Very good lessons learned from consumer business. To religion being a great source of direction on the pursuit of happiness. Acknowledging the power of self vs. relaying on anyone to help get you to your goal. Because once you start relaying on someone/something, you become less self-sustainable. Shows me to worry less about myself and more about the impact we can make on the great good. Follow the golden rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.
For many people, they’re not even sure what happiness is. And so, inspired and intrigued by this “unalienable” right, director Andrew Shapter set out to explore the myths and the truths of the “pursuit of Happiness” in America.
Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.
For more on Randy, visit: http://www.cmu.edu/randyslecture
The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 CUPS OF COFFEE
When things in your life seem
almost too much to handle,
when 24 Hours in a day is not enough,
remember the mayonnaise jar
and 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class
and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly,
he picked up a very large
and empty mayonnaise jar
and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students
if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.
He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open
areas between the golf balls.
He then asked
the students again
if the jar was full..
They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand
and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full.
The students responded
with an unanimous
The professor then produced
two cups of coffee from under the table
And poured the entire contents
into the jar, effectively
filling the Empty space between the sand.
The students laughed.
“Now,” said the professor,
as the laughter subsided,
“I want you to recognize that
this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things –
God, family, children, health,
friends, and Favorite passions —
things that if everything else was lost
and only they remained,
your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter
like your job, house, and car.
The sand is everything else —
the small stuff.
“If you put the sand into the jar first,”
“there is no room for
the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time
and energy on the small stuff,
you will never have room for
the things that are
important to you.
Pay attention to the things
that are critical to your happiness.
Play With your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.
Play another 18.
There will always be time
to clean the house
and fix the disposal.
“Take care of the golf balls first —
the things that really matter.
Set your priorities.
The rest is just sand.”
One of the students raised her hand
and inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled.
“I’m glad you asked”.
It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for
a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”
Please share this with
someone you care about.
I JUST DID.
I’m not going to lie, it is a lil scary to choose an untraveled path by yourself against the unknown. Fear can either paralyze you or drive you into action. Which for some bring on more fear and anxiety.
Although that is the same thing that attracts me to it . I personally strive under pressure’s from fear, which requires quick thinking (reflexes). Through out my life I have been known to climb the tallest tower’s (even surrounded by high voltage at times). Even skydiving, motorcycles, Ariel flips on my rollerblades and the list goes on and on. Yes the risk’s are much higher, but so is a payoff of complete freedom.
As you put yourself in the path of fear more and more. You start to feel calm (immune)… which leads to an inner peace… which leads to a sense of freedom searching for bigger and bigger obstacle’s that life can bring. Like anything done repeatedly, you’ll be ready to take on anything when you face it.
What begins to happen as you “rise above” the emotion is that you begin to “see” yourself as if you’re almost an unconcerned third party (confidence). You’re no longer trapped in anxiety and instead of making bad decisions, you can now enter in a solution mentality because your mind is thinking more clearly (as done more often).
“Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.”
– Dorothy Thompson
The same goes for entrepreneurs that see an opportunity that no one else does. Yes, the road is going to be tough, but the payout is something so much greater then what the standard can provide.
“If it was easy, everyone would be doing it”
Being a business owner there have been MANY days to wake up and think ” I wish i had a standard, steady 9-5 like everyone else”. Although I have since I was 14 and it left me with no stability to start a family (explained here). I think besides the know how, fear is a big reason people block creativity from happening. The worst that can happen is that you learn a lesson to pass on to the next generation of creative minds.
When it comes to the work place, most company’s dont embrace creativity from their employee’s. I’m not sure why, but in doing so will make the difference between a successful company and one providing slower growth or even destined to fail. Depending on where the chain of command to the top stops.
Look at google for instance. Google is one of the most sought out company’s to work for because of they embrace creativity instead of fearing it. Most of Google employee’s are working on their own side projects.
Probably why they have one of the highest traded stocks in the U.S. market and the fifth most valuable company in the country. I’m just sayin…
Here’s a GREAT blog article on embracing fear on a personal level that I highly recommend and kinda jealous i didnt write it. haha
If You Forget Me
I want you to know
You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.
If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.
if each day,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.
J.K.Rowling speaking at Harvard
Frozen in Grand Central
Life Lesson: Great things can be achieved if we work together.
One in a Million Shot
Life Lesson: Small miracles can occur.
Turn a Paperclip into a New House
Life Lesson: A big heart and a little persistance goes a long way.
Yes We Can
Life Lesson: The first step is believing.
Throw out your thoughts of any political sides, this is a great speech that was writtin.
Add music and I’m a fan.
Woman With No Arms
Life Lesson: Passion and determination can allow anyone to overcome their physical limitations.
Autistic 3 Pointers
Life Lesson: Sometimes all someone needs is to be given a chance.
Life Lesson: Tragedies can open new doors of vision.
The following list contains y favorite inspirational and motivational YouTube videos. Each video clip tells a different tale, a unique story conveying subtle lessons about life, love, happiness and success. I’ve been bookmarking these slowly over the course of a year or so. Each one is certainly worth watching at least once.
Commencement Address by Steve Jobs
Life Lesson: Find what you love, trust in your instincts, and follow your heart.
This video was created for the AARP U@50 video contest and placed second
It is based on the Argentinian Political Advertisement “The Truth” by RECREAR
Life and Music
Life Lesson: Don’t sacrifice your life for someone else’s idea of success.
Ninja Almost Defeated by a Bug
Life Lesson: Change your thoughts to change your world.
Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture
Life Lesson: Be honest, be tolerant, and lead a life you are proud of.
Al Pacino’s Inches Speech
Life Lesson: Short consistent steps in a positive direction will eventually lead you to victory.
Autistic Anthem Singer Gets Help in Boston
Life Lesson: Genuine kindness and hope exists in humanity.
Life Lesson: No disability is an excuse for not trying.
Patrick Henry Hughes Inspires
Life Lesson: Everyone has a gift, it just needs to be found and unleashed.