'Take away my factories, but leave my people, and soon we will have a new and better factory.' - Andrew Carnegie
The more I speak with people in various industries, the more I get the feeling that some people have not yet gotten the memo that the economy is not changing; it’s changed! The spirit of growth and innovation is so exciting to some and very frightening to others. As many factories have closed, jobs have been outsourced and/or automated, the artist in each of us has the opportunity to leverage our inner passion(s) and create…
What you create is entirely up to you, but many of the walls and barriers of entry have been broken down and new and better “factories" have sprung up in its place. The power is in the hands of those who create (artists) & also those who consume (fans) … if you should choose to embrace the opportunity.
Put These 5 Procedures To Work For You:
1. Action cures fear. Isolate your fear and then take constructive action. Inaction — doing nothing about a situation — strengthens fear and destroys confidence.
2. Make a supreme effort to put only positive thoughts in your memory bank. Don’t let negative, self-deprecatory thoughts grow into mental monsters. Simply refuse to recall unpleasant events or situations.
3. Put people in proper perspective. Remember, people are more alike, much more alike, than they are different. Get a balanced view of the other fellow. He is just another human being. And develop an understandable attitude. Many people will bark, but it’s a rare one who bites.
4. Practice doing what your conscience tells you is right. This prevents a poisonous guilt complex from developing. Doing what’s right is a very practical rule for success.
5. Make everything about you say, “I’m confident, really confident.” Practice these little techniques in your day-to-day activities: a) Be a front seater. b) Make eye contact. c) Walk 25 percent faster. d) Speak up. e) Smile big.
- from The Magic Of Thinking Big by David Schwartz, Ph.D
At the Columbus College of Art and Design, two rogue college students are creating quite a stir… but not by any normal means. They aren’t cheating or stealing, they are causing a creative riot. The anonymous duo, who go by the name Dangerdust, sneak into a classroom each week and create a masterpiece out of nothing but chalk. - More HERE.
Money in itself doesn’t satisfy a basic need for survival, like food, water, shelter, and sex. Money is just paper, after all; it’s what money represents to us that has value. Money is therefore called a “second reinforcer” because, while it can be used to purchase a “primary” reward (food, water), it isn’t a primary reward in and of itself.
…Money becomes more or less powerful based on your view of it and how you elect to use it. - “Train Your Brain To Get Rich”
That’s the truth! Our world expands when we listen and I’m always eager to gain knowledge from others. So, with that said: talk in a way that makes people want to listen and always listen in a way that makes people want to talk. I’m easy to reach via e-mail and/or any of the social networks: share your story!
Recommended Reading: The Hands-Off Manager by Steve Chandler & Duane Black. If you are in a management role, this book will definitely offer a lot to consider with regards to how you interact with your team.
"The greatest gift you can give people is to give them themselves."
"I work extremely hard doing what I love, mainly to ensure that I don’t have to work extremely hard doing what I hate." - by Hugh MacLeod.
"I didn’t have time" via Seth Godin (excerpt below)
This actually means, “it wasn’t important enough.” It wasn’t a high priority, fun, distracting, profitable or urgent enough to make it to the top of the list.
Every few days, Twitter and Facebook soak up a billion hours of ‘spare’ time. Where did that time come from? What did we do before social media was here? Weren’t we busy five years ago?
The solution has nothing to do with giving people more time (you can’t) and everything to do with creating more urgency, more of an itch, more desire.
Click HERE to read the full article. Thanks to Seth Godin for continuing to inspire, daily.
After over a decade of handling production behind the boards for some of hip hop’s most respected, German producer, Croup, is ready to step to the forefront. Today marks the release of his debut production album, Circles, which features his inner circle of long time collaborators including Supastition, NapsNdreds, Don Cerino, Dan Johns, and more. The full album also comes complete with instrumentals for your listening pleasure. Head over to Croup’s Bandcamp for the free download and enjoy the record.
The ever-wise Debbie Millman on happiness, success, and what it takes to design a good life.