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Quotes and Interview with Seth Godin

“The number one way I found to attract people was to help them connect with their dreams.” ~Seth Godin

 

 

“First of all, people give an unfair amount of credibility to someone who is standing on a stage or who is writing a blog or has written a book or otherwise put himself in front of them.”

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How to maintain high self esteem by Steve Pavlina

You can’t become jealous if you maintain high self esteem.

If you begin to feel jealous or envious of others, do not try to control, manipulate, or negotiate with them to appease these feelings. That is a childish and ineffective approach. You will only encourage people to lie to you and hide things from you so they can avoid having to deal with your “Poor me… I’m not good enough… make me feel better about myself” script.

Instead, focus on setting and achieving your own goals. Start with the basics such as simple physical goals (like specific exercise targets) to restore a sense of self control, and then gradually build towards self mastery. Rebuild your sense of self-worth and confidence by asserting control over how you use your time and how you maintain your space. Restore order, cleanliness, and neatness to your home, your workplace, and your body. Create an environment that reinforces the belief that you’re in control and that you’re responsible.

The belief that you are not enough will simply attract proof of such. Prove to yourself that you are enough, not by seeking validation from others but by creating the evidence for yourself. Strive each day to grow towards your potential. If you do that, then others will tend to respect you more, and other high self esteem people will want to connect with you. Hence you will seldom have cause to feel jealous or alone; you will graduate from this problem and move on to more interesting challenges.

~ Steve Pavlina

Ignore everybody and 39 other keys to Creativity


Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod

This is a great book. Author pushes to hear your inner creative voice, be unique, and find your own DOOR.

Below are some quotes that affect and inspired me:

 

“If somebody in your industry is more successful than you, it’s probably because he works harder at it than you. Sure, maybe he’s more inherently talented, more adept at networking, but I don’t consider that an excuse. Over time, that advantage counts for less and less. Which is why the world is full of highly talented, network-savvy, failed mediocrities.”

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“If your business plan depends on suddenly being “discovered” by some big shot, your plan will probably fail. Nobody suddenly discovers anything. Things are made slowly and in pain.”

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Accepting the Self Establishing Values through NLP

“Many people know what they want to have – few what they want to be.”

I’ve tried to find my Core Values in the previous exercise.

Here are 32 questions how to prioritize and establish the Values. Looks very interesting. I will do this exercise next week, and post my results here.

Click and Ask yourself these questions



photo by Alex Koloskov

Quotations about passion. September.

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.   ~Albert Einstein

If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you. ~ T. Alan Armstrong

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Passion and purpose go hand in hand. When you discover your purpose, you will normally find it’s something you’re tremendously passionate about. ~ Steve Pavlina

Follow your passion, and success will follow you. ~ Arthur Buddhold

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

Passion requires focused direction, and that direction must come from three other areas: your purpose, your talents, and your needs. ~ Steve Pavlina

The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy. ~ Yves Saint Laurent

Follow your passion, and success will follow you. ~

Quotations. June

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right” ~  Henry Ford

“Sleep very little, work very late, wake very early, and love and respect everyone and everything. Do great things for strangers, give more than you receive, be true to yourself and never want to be anyone else, always find the positive in life, and learn meditation it really helps …you find your true voice.” ~ Patrick Hoelck (photographer)

“My real desire is to see people live in the modus of our time, to participate in the contemporary world, to release themselves from nostalgia, antiquated traditions, old rituals, meaningless kitsch, and that we be conscious and sensorially attuned to this world in this moment that we are alive.” ~Karim Rashid

“If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.” ~ Bruce Barton

“Don’t give too much attention to what happens to you, but rather to what you can make happen.” ~ Dragos Roua

“Example isn’t another way to teach, it is the only way to teach” ~ Albert Einstein

“People only see what they are prepared to see.” ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”~ Abraham Lincoln

“Your own Self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world”. ~ Arvind Devalia

How To Invest In Yourself (And Why) by Dragos Roua

Why Investing In Yourself?

We talked so far about “how to invest in yourself” but we didn’t talk about the “why?”. So, here we go: why investing in yourself?

Because, in the end, you’re the only one controlling your reality. The more you invest in yourself, the more independence and power you gain. And the more independent you are, the faster you’ll be able to cope with any change in your reality.

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Quotations of the month. May 2010.

“Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends or relatives.”~ Robert Kiyosaki. ;-)


“When your vocation becomes your vacation, there is no such thing as hard work.” ~Jimmy Smith


“A woman is like a teabag. You never know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt


My best advice: win little battles. Get in the habit of winning, of shipping, of having customers that can’t live without you. Once you’ve demonstrated you know how to do the art, then go after the windmills. ~Seth Godin


“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and
then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” ~ Maya Angelou


I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. ~Jimmy Dean