Saturday, May 8, 2010

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future. It's a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight."

~ Hency Luce, 'Time Magazine';

Friday, May 7, 2010

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"Only visionaries see from a vantage point."

~ from an ad in the 'Stratist Times' regarding a new residential project, designated as 'The Vision: The Icon of the West';

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The 12 Greatest Tools of Personal Growth

1) Surrounding Yourself with Successories (People, Books, Resources, etc.);

2) Making Intelligent Choices;

3) Helping Other People to Grow;

4) Believing in Yourself;

5) Changing Your Self-Talk;

6) Embracing Exceptional Attitude;

7) Finding Your Focus;

8) Setting Big & Audacious Goals;

9) Taking Control of Your Space, Your Time & Your Life;

10) Putting Your Ideas to Work & Yourself into Action;

11) Never Giving Up;

12) Doing Something You Always Love;

[adapted from the book, 'The Gift: The 12 Greatest Tools of Personal Growth', by Shad Helmstetter;]

TODAY'S Q2P (QUESTIONS TO PONDER)

1) Who am I & what do I want?

2) Where am I & why am I there?

3) What will I do & how will I do it?

4) Who are my allies & how can they help me?

~ inspired by the book, 'Who are You & What Do You Want: Four Questions That Will Change Your Life', by Mike Ukleja & Robert Lorber;

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success as all."

~ Anna Quindlen;

PRAGMATIC INSIGHTS FROM THE WISE

"There is no such thing as the future. The future is an illusion. What we have is a now, followed by a now, followed by a series of nows.

All the things that we were told we must do to achieve success & fulfill... doesn't happen suddenly. It happens as we build a critical mass of these now moments.

We achieve results by focusing on the moment. And the moment we achieve - bad, good , or significant - depends on what we focus on the moment... "

~ executive coach Mary Lore, writing in 'Managing Thought: Think Differently. Think Powerfully. Achieve New Levels of Success';

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Seven Surivival Skills for Careers, College, & Citizenship in the 21st Century

1. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

2. Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence

3. Agility and Adaptability

4. Initiative and Entrepreneurship

5. Effective Oral and Written Communication

6. Accessing and Analyzing Information

7. Curiosity and Imagination

Just wondering how our schools/colleges/institutions of learning are currently preparing for our young generations to be future-savvy.

[Source: 'The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach The New Survival Skills Our Children Need--and What We Can Do About It', by Tony Wagner;]

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"Men ought to know that from nothing else but the brain comes joys, delights, laughter and sports, and sorrows, griefs, despondency, and lamentations. And by this, in an especial manner, we acquire wisdom and knowledge, and see and hear and know what are foul and what are fair, what are bad and what are good, what are sweet and what are unsavoury... And by the same organ we become mad and delirious, and fears and terrors assail us... All these things we endure from the brain when it is not healthy... In these ways I am of the opinion that the brain exercises the greatest power in the man."

~ Hippocrates, 'On the Sacred Disease' (4th c. BC);

PLACES ON THE NET WORTH A SECOND LOOK! REALLY FAB LINKS!

My "mentor" in the field of brain-based, change-oriented, future-focused technologies, thinkologist Dudley Lynch, & progenitor of 'The Strategy of the Dolphin' methodology, has compiled a wonderful list of top websites - all promoting self-improvement by fueling your curiosity!

Go & take a look! Here's the link.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

TODAY'S Q2P (QUESTIONS TO PONDER)

Do I have what it takes to be a thought-leader?

If so, what am I doing about it?

SUCCESS DEFINED

"Success - To laugh often and much; to win the respect of
intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have succeeded;"

~ On Jay Parkhe's RADAR; [Jay Parkhe is a coach, educator & web publisher.]

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"(Defining Success:) If you don't know what you want, you won't know when you've gotten it."

~ Sarah Winfrey;

Monday, May 3, 2010

RANDOM SPOTLIGHT: THE CHINESE GOD OF WEALTH (CAI SHEN YE)


Out of curiosity, I had captured this digital shot of the Chinese God of Wealth (Cai Shen Ye), just outside one of the little retail shops on the upper floors of the food-court, located next to the People Park Complex.

To the Chinese businessman, big or small, this icon is a significant part of their business beliefs. They believe that by displaying posters &/or artefacts representing the deity in their operating premises, they can attract fortune & luck, so to speak.

How nice if there was such a similar 'God of Ideas'?

TODAY'S Q2P (QUESTIONS TO PONDER)

If I could be God for one week, what would I do?

How would I handle this most awesome responsibility in the universe?

~ inspired by the movie, 'Bruce Almighty', starring Jim Carrey & Morgan Freeman;

Sunday, May 2, 2010

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"Imagine it.
Try it.
Prove it.
Do it!"

~ B J Gallagher & Warren Schmidt;

"Do you know the difference between a cop & a criminal?... One bad judgement call!"

A memorable quote from the fast-paced action crime thriller movie, 'Fast & Furious IV', starring Vin Diesel (as the fugitive, Dom Toretto) & Paul Walker (as the cop, Brian O'Connor), who reprised their original opposite roles in the earlier franchises.

The oil tanker hijack (supposedly in the Dominican Republic) as well as car-chase sequence (supposedly across the US-Mexican border) in the movie was really exciting.

The way the movie had ended is certainly a good indication that 'Fast & Furious V' is in the works.