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Jumpstart- How Not to Suffer

Jumpstart- How Not to Suffer

July 6, 2021

The Buddha famously said, “life is suffering“.

He also taught a path out of suffering and it’s a simple mathematical formula:

S = P - A

Today learn:

  • Why pain is inevitable
  • How excepting pain alleviates suffering
  • Why this is so difficult but how you can do it anyway

You don’t have to suffer >>>

 

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JumpStart - The American Experiment

JumpStart - The American Experiment

July 3, 2021

On this Fourth of July weekend, I offer some thoughts about America’s past, present, and hope for the future.

Have you ever wondered:

  • If it’s our very liberties that have caused many of our problems?
  • How we can make the United States better starting now?
  • What the future of our country might be in 100 years?

In this salute to the United States, let’s unpack these questions and more >>>

 

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JumpStart - Apple A Day 8 - “It’s About What You Do”

JumpStart - Apple A Day 8 - “It’s About What You Do”

July 1, 2021

Do you know someone who’s smart and constantly tells you things but rarely takes action on what he or she knows?

Booker T. Washington saw this common human frailty 100 years ago when he stated:  “The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what the man or woman is able do that counts.” 

  • So, what do you know?
  • What are you doing with this knowledge?
  • How might you improve your life and other people’s lives with what you know?

Let’s get started doing rather than just knowing starting right now >>>

 

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JumpStart - Apple A Day 7 - “Achieving Excellence”

JumpStart - Apple A Day 7 - “Achieving Excellence”

June 30, 2021

Aristotle is one of the most quoted sages of all time and his quote “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work” says a lot about people’s level of contentment as well as their performance.

It reminds me of Mark Twain’s comment, “The secret of success is to make your vocation your vacation.”

Happiness (and therefore success) at work starts within.

  • What do you like about your job and how can you maximize those things?
  • How can you “Blue Ocean” what you’re doing?
  • What one thing would make your job better and how might you bring that about?

Doing well at something we want to do is easy, the challenge is that it’s very “in vogue” to hate your job; don’t buy into that nonsense.

Instead, find happiness and satisfaction starting now >>>

 

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JumpStart - Apple A Day 6 - “Experience”

JumpStart - Apple A Day 6 - “Experience”

June 29, 2021

The mind-expanding author Aldous Huxley once quipped, “Experience is not what happens to you.  It’s what you do with what happens to you.”

Sadly, what most people do with challenges is try and get past them as quickly as possible only to face something similar later on.

Experience:

  • Prepares us for similar challenges to those we’ve already faced
  • Gives us a model for thriving
  • Teaches us that life gives us the lessons we need

It’s been said that school gives us the lesson followed by the test, whereas life gives us the test so we can learn the lesson

That’s experience and you can start benefiting from your own life experience starting now >>>

 

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JumpStart - Apple A Day 5 - “What Are You Up To?”

JumpStart - Apple A Day 5 - “What Are You Up To?”

June 28, 2021

It’s good to be back after a few days of R&R and ready to drop some knowledge.

That is to say, the knowledge of some truly inspiring and legendary people such as Brian Tracy.

“Our quote or today comes from Brian, “If what you’re doing is not moving you toward your goals, it’s moving you away from your goals.” 

What I love about this quote is that it presupposes that you do, actually, have goals.

It’s almost the end of June and we’re halfway through the year…

  • How are your goals going?
  • What have you learned about yourself and your goals so far this year?
  • What would you do if you HAD to reach the goals you set for yourself last January?

Learn how to keep your commitments and reach your goals starting now >>>

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JumpStart - Apple A Day 4 - “The Journey”

JumpStart - Apple A Day 4 - “The Journey”

June 23, 2021

Steve Jobs, modern-day Divinci, was famously not driven by money.

His passion, that is to say his journey, was to change the world -- and certainly did that!

We owe Jobs gratitude for, among other things:

  • Paid streaming music
  • The Audible audiobook platform
  • Pixar movies

And probably his greatest gift was the WYSIWYG interface we all take for granted.

Today we’re going to unpack one of Jobs' great quotations, “The journey is the reward.”

In short, embrace the journey because there is no destination >>> 

 

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JumpStart - Apple A Day 3 - “Trial and Error”

JumpStart - Apple A Day 3 - “Trial and Error”

June 21, 2021

Do you know what a geodesic dome is?

It’s a ball made of tons of triangles and it’s the most secure structure on earth (think the big ball at EPCOT center).

The creator of the geodesic dome is Buckminster Fuller and he was a brilliant architect and futurist who authored today’s quote: 

“We are deliberately designed to learn by trial and error.  You uncover what you when you get rid of what is not.” 

-R. Buckminster Fuller

What great advice and explains why we should RARELY:

  • Stay in our first job forever
  • Marry our first girlfriend
  • Adopt and keep the same hobbies throughout our life

When we try different things, we not only learn what we like but more importantly we discover what we DON’T like so we can then embrace its opposite >>>

 

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JumpStart - Apple A Day 2 - “Your WHY Values”

JumpStart - Apple A Day 2 - “Your WHY Values”

June 18, 2021

For decades, I’ve collected powerful quotations and over the next several JumpStarts we’re going to explore these quotes from new and interesting angles.

Today’s quote is:

“He (or she) who has a WHY to live for can bear almost any how.” 

-Nietzche

Have you considered that:

  • The positive things that show up in your life are there because you have a “why” that draws them to you?
  • And, even the negative things that show up in your life are there because you have a “why” that draws them to you?
  • “Why” is the first, and most important question we ever ask?

Today, let’s explore the “why” behind ALL of your experiences so we can increase the good ones and diminish the bad ones >>>

 

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JumpStart - Apple A Day 1

JumpStart - Apple A Day 1

June 17, 2021

When I was 28 and living in Seattle, I created a gift for a bunch of friends -- one of whom had a sister who was a buyer at Nordstrom.

And BOOM, just like that  I was in the gift business and given the opportunity to share my idea with the world.

My silly little idea went on to be the biggest selling product in Nordstrom’s Gifts to Go department across the northwestern United States.

Today, I’ll share with you the story of my idea and I’ll share with you a quote from Nietzsche and how you can apply its powerful messages to your life.  

Learn:

  • The most important question you can ask yourself
  • How to discover what inspires you
  • The only thing worth having in life

Get ready for an inspirational story and some powerful wisdom >>> 

 

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