Food for Thought #6 – Are you dying to live or living to die?

October 20, 2011


RIP Steve Jobs.  The world lost a true entrepreneur and innovator recently.  Here is one of my favourite quotes from him: “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear […]

Maxim #21 – What goes around comes around.

September 25, 2011


The other day I hit someone’s empty car in the parking lot while backing out.  I was not as focused as I should have been.  Luckily it was not a big deal.  No one was hurt and the damage was minor—scrapes that should cost about $300 to repair.  I could have driven away, but I […]

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Maxim #20 – Success = Preparation + Opportunity

September 7, 2011


“Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity” -Henry Hartman We live in a time of opportunity, but are we prepared to (A) see them and (B) seize them?  The skills and experiences that we are building today prepare us for future possibilities—some of which could be beyond our wildest dreams.  What are you putting into […]

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Maxim #19 – Live life to the fullest with no regrets.

August 31, 2011


Several people who were close to friends of mine have passed away in the past few months:   My friend’s mother passed away. My friend’s grandfather passed away. My client’s close family member passed away. My friend passed away.   This serves as a reminder about how fragile life is.  It also reminds me about […]

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Food for Thought #5 – Life Priorities Short Story

August 26, 2011


                              I came across this powerful short story today: When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, When 24 Hours in a day is not enough, Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee. A professor stood […]

Maxim #18 – Turn off the lights in order to see.

May 16, 2011


I found this 360 degree view of the Universe on twitter the other day: Man quits job, travels 60,000 miles to shoot 37,000 images of the night sky, then stitches them together Simply amazing.  I was in the Amazon jungle two months ago.  One night I stopped for a few minutes to admire the stars. […]

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Maxim #17 – Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

January 29, 2011


What if you woke up one day and told people that you were going to complete a massive jump off of a ramp and do a flip… while in a wheel chair? What if Thomas Edison listened to people who said that he could not get the light bulb to work?  The world may not […]

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