Where do ideas come from?

Check out this great video by Jason Kottke, where influencers like David Lynch, Susan Orlean, Tracy Clayton, and Chuck Close share their thoughts on the creative process and where new ideas come from.

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Action Points for your Success in 2017

Here’s my list of 10 simple Action Points to make your 2017 the best year ever.

They’re not complicated.

They wont’t require special skills.

But trust me, they’ll work.

  1. Breathe more
  2. Be gratefull
  3. Take a 15 minute walk after every meal
  4. Get 10000 steps a day
  5. Brainstorm ideas
  6. Read. Read. Read more
  7. Forget TV
  8. Compliment 1 person a day. Strangers are welcome. But don’t be fake.
  9. Learn a new skill
  10. Network. Meet new people. Meet different people.
  11. Save 10% of your income

Actually, there’s 11. This means you’re already winning.


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The Zen story of “Maybe”

There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Maybe,” the farmer replied.

The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed. “May be,” replied the old man.

The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune. “May be,” answered the farmer.

The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by...

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Post this on the wall. Post this on your desk. Use it as a wallpaper. And DO something TODAY!

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Happy new year!

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The 1% rule

Each of us is capable of a little more.

Think of something you want to be better at – work, home, gym, sports. Then make a list of actions, short action points.

Then, write down how can you improve 1% on each one of those actions points.

It’s effortless.

It takes few time.

But it takes insight.

And you know what? 1% improvement a month = 12% improvement a year.

Just a little more…that’s the 1% rule.

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What’s your definition of Emotional Intelligence?

In the decision making process, our emotions play a key role.

How big is a problem, when we are at our best? And when we are at our worst?

Although the term first appeared in a 1964 paper by Michael Beldoch, it gained popularity in the 1995 book by that title, written by  Daniel Goleman.

But how to define Emotional Intelligence? It can be defined as the ability to monitor one’s own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior (source : Wikipedia).

Simply put, how do you let you emotions determine your future? 

How do you deal with your emotions?

Do you know yourself deeply enough?

Can you overcome negativity, controlling your thoughts and emotions?

“Emotion can be the e...

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Quick Tip – Showing up

Nothing is going to happen, unless you show up.

Showing up day after day, week after week, year after year, until someone recognises  your work, your product, your company…

And along the way, bad things happen. Some days are better than other. Some days you just don’t feel like it.

But showing up, is one of the easiest ways to create impact, to make the difference.

As Woody Allen pointed out, “80 percent of success is showing up”.

By the way, if you don’t show up, somebody else will. And somebody else will profit, just from being there.

So, next time you come up with the perfect excuse from not doing whatever, just make an effort and show up!

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