Saturday, June 18, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"... Like most journeys, self-evolvement has a starting point. That starting point is the recognition that some (or even most) of your guiding values and beliefs are based on imitation of [others]...

The life you are living is a copy of someone else’s. It is a patchwork quilt of borrowings and unconscious influences. When you recognize this, really see it, something independent of any mental embellishment awakens—a new self. You can call this new self, “I am.” This ineffable spirit—authentic YOU—wakes up with a desire to explore its potential... "


~ from the Prologue of the latest ebook, 'The Avatar Path: The Way We Came', by Harry Palmer, progenitor of the AVATAR training methodology;

Friday, May 27, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking." 

~ Ruth Benedict (1887–1948), anthropologist;

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

MEMORABLE QUOTE FROM THE MOVIE

"For those who fight for it, life has a flavour the sheltered will never know."

"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything."

~ Wiseman (Scott Glenn) in the fantasy movie, 'Sucker Bunch';

Saturday, April 16, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"If you live your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself...your dreams will come to you."

~ Randy Pausch, from his last lecture in September 2007, at Carnegie Mellon University, where he taught computer science; he was only 47 years old when he died from pancreatic cancer; he was, as the Independent of London put it, "the dying man who taught America how to live", and his book, The Last Lecture, is an international best-seller, which offers many wonderful lessons about life;

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

OFFBEAT INTERVIEW QUESTIONS ASKED TO MAKE YOU THINK

Here's the link to a fascinating collection of 'Offbeat Interview Questions Asked to Make You Think'.


What follows is just a quick sampling:
 
• There are 9 balls one of which is lighter than the others. How would you find the lighter ball in 2 tries?


• If you had two 6-sided dice, what's the probability you get a 7?


• How many dogs in the world have the same exact number of hairs?


• Having an infinite supply of water and two containers, one for 3 liters and one for 5 liters, how would you measure 4 liters?


• Who would you fire right now?


• You have 200 Goldfish and 2 Piranhas. How many goldfish should the Piranhas eat to have 99% Goldfish in the tank?


• Three groups of different colored socks, something like 21 blue, 14 red, 18 green. If you're in the dark and can't see, how many socks will you need to pull out to make sure you get a matching pair?


• How many ball bearings, 1" in diameter, can you fit into a 747 aircraft?


• A frog is at the bottom of a 30 meter well. Each day he summons enough energy for one 3 meter leap up the well. Exhausted, he then hangs there for the rest of the day. At night, while he is asleep, he slips 2 meters backwards. How many days does it take him to escape from the well?


• Would you rather sell a deal for a large amount of money and walk away or receive less and have a partner for 10 years?


• How do they get the M on M & M's?

Monday, April 11, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

 "Profits are better than wages. Wages will make you a living. Profits can make you a fortune."

~ Master Motivator Jim Rohn;

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go. Only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”

~ Karen Ravn, author of 'Our Inward Journey';

Monday, March 7, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"Reality is not protected or defended by laws, proclamations, ukases, cannons and armadas. Reality is that which is sprouting all the time out of death and disintegration."

~ Henry Miller (1891–1980), author of "With Edgar Varèse in the Gobi Desert," The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945);

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Reel Wisdom: Lessons from 40 Films in 7 Minutes

Saturday, March 5, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"An idealist believes the short run doesn't count.
A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter.
A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run."


- Sydney J. Harris, (1917–1986), American journalist for the 'Chicago Daily News' & later the 'Chicago Sun-Times'; his column, “Strictly Personal”, was syndicated in many newspapers throughout the United States & Canada;

Sunday, February 27, 2011

10 BEST PLACES TO LIVE FOR ESCAPING FROM WORLD CONFLICT

Here's the link to '10 Best Places to Live for Escaping World Conflict'.

A quick summary:

10. Switzerland;
9. Costa Rica
8. Papua New Guinea
7. Canada
6. Seychelles
5. Finland
4. Tuvalu
3. Iceland
2. Bhutan
1. New Zealand

Friday, February 25, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"I believe in limited vision... You can't see that far ahead. It's like driving down [the highway]; you need to know where you're going. In order to keep heading in the right direction, you just keep plugging along with your eyes on the road directly in front of you."

~ Fred DeLuca, 63, American billionaire & co-founder of the world's leading fast food restaurant chain, 'Subway', which owns a global network of 34,134 outlets in 96 countries, including Vietnam, with a total turnover of more than US$13.8 billion;

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"The Zen-inspired painter seeks the 'truth' of a landscape, like that of religion, in sudden enlightenment. This allows no time for careful detailed draftsmanship. After long contemplation, he is expected to be able to seize inner truth in a swordlike stroke of the brush..."

~ a passage from a book on Japanese art, shown to writer Harriet Rubin who interviewed Peter Drucker at his home for Inc., in 1998;

[Source: 'The Wisdom of Peter Drucker from A to Z', from Inc.,]

Friday, January 28, 2011

TODAY'S Q2P (QUESTION TO PONDER)

Who are you?

What do you want?

What’s your story?

What’s the story you want to create?

~ from Deepak Chopra, in a recent interview on the CBS Interactive Business Network during which he talked about 'The Two Questions Every Business Leader Has to Ask';

Thursday, January 27, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"Your life has the potential to be a wondrous journey, filled with exciting moments and astonishing experiences. It can be a thrilling ride if you are open to exploring all that is available to you. Adventure is the result of your willingness to live life with a spirit of enthusiasm."

~Chérie Carter-Scott;

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

DAILY BEST PRACTICES FOR MAXIMISING BRAIN POWER

June Davis, director of Aviv Centers for Living Shapiro-Rudolph Adult Day Center, offers the following seven strategies [nothing new actually, but worth reminding] as a guideline to daily best practices for all of us to help maximize our brain power:

◦ Continue to learn something new each day;

◦ Engage in life and social activities;

◦ Incorporate physical activity into your daily regime;

◦ Fuel your body and mind with good nutrition;

◦ Manage stress;

◦ Make sure to get a good night’s sleep;

◦ Enjoy cognitive exercises like crossword puzzles, trivia and reading;

AN INTERESTING EXAMPLE OF A VISUAL RESUME

Joseph Fitz Maro Visual Resume
View more presentations from Fitz Maro.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

WHAT IS STRATEGY?

Monday, January 17, 2011

TODAY'S Q2P (QUESTIONS TO PONDER)

1. What do you choose to own and what is merely passing through your life?

2. Which items that you own (clothes, technology, books, CDs, DVDs, ornaments, pictures) have you not actually used, remembered or appreciated in any way in the last year? Who else could make better use of them now?

3. What are you hoarding? (things)

4. What are you hoarding? (regrets, resentments, grievances )

5. What is the simplest, healthiest, most enjoyable way for you to feed yourself?

6. What is the simplest, most attractive and enjoyable way to clothe yourself?

7. What is the easiest, simplest, and most effective way for you to honour your body through exercise?

8. If you had to evacuate your home tomorrow and could only take one suitcase with you, what would you put in it?

9. If you were to die tomorrow, how easy or cumbersome would it be for others to sort out your affairs?

10. What do you value about yourself, other than what you have and what you have achieved?

[Source: Sally Lever, coach, writer & educator;]

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"Strategy demands that you ask tough questions of yourself. It challenges your beliefs. And that's a hard thing to ask of humans. We're wired to ignore anything that might cause us to change our mind...

... It's a lot easier to focus on a tactic. We like to master things, and you can do this at a tactical level... "

~ Gord Hotchkiss;

Sunday, January 16, 2011

TODAY'S Q2P (QUESTION TO PONDER)

Every day, before leaving the office, save a few minutes to think about what just happened. Look at your calendar and compare what actually happened — the meetings you attended, the work you got done, the conversations you had, the people with whom you interacted, even the breaks you took — with your plan for what you wanted to have happen. Then ask yourself three sets of questions:

How did the day go? What success did I experience? What challenges did I endure?

What did I learn today? About myself? About others? What do I plan to do — differently or the same — tomorrow?

Who did I interact with? Anyone I need to update? Thank? Ask a question? Share feedback?

~ from Peter Bregman, CEO of Bregman Partners, Inc., a global management consulting firm, & author of 'Point B: A Short Guide To Leading a Big Change', writing in the Harvard Business Review;

Thursday, January 13, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high & falling short, but in setting our aim too low & achieving our mark."

- Michaelangelo;

TODAY'S Q2P (QUESTION TO PONDER)

Am I What I Can Be Or Just A Shadow Of My Potential?
This simple self-analysis will help you to find the answer and put you on course for a far more successful life:

1. Do I influence people to take action or am I always acting at the behest of others?

2. When I am in a selling position, do I control the agenda or does the prospect seize the advantage?

3. Am I a leader or a follower? How do I know?

4. Do I ever achieve anything truly original or do I accept cookie cutter solutions?

5. Do I believe that Conventional Wisdom is truly wisdom or simply the conventional way of doing things?

6. Do I ever make time to dream of the impossible and how I can make it possible? Do I know how Einstein used that to create breakthrough thinking?

7. Do I know what marketing is really supposed to do? How to measure it? How to take from mediocre to extreme?

8. Am I in the middle ranks? Of management or sales production? Do I know what I need to get to the top?

9. Do I know my limitations? Do I do anything to overcome them?

10. Do I know my greatest strengths? Do I do enough to leverage them? Do I know how to?

[Source: Marketing expert Mark Stevens' 'Unconventional Thinking' weblog;]

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

TODAY'S Q2P (QUESTION TO PONDER)

Can you ask 3 questions today that you would normally not ask?