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17 Famous “Woodenisms” by Coach John Wooden. John Wooden was a philosopher without even realizing it. His perfectly succinct and simple sayings inspired many thousands of young college basketball players at UCLA and many more individuals far and wide—many of whom never stepped foot on a basketball court to hear the words straight from his mouth. That’s how powerful his words were. Everyone has their favorite “Woodenism,” as many fans of the humble philosopher call his motivational quotes. But former UCLA player and sportscaster Bill Walton will say he doesn’t have a favorite. He loves them all. Here are 17 of John Wooden’s most famous “Woodenisms.” Related: 27 Quotes by John Wooden to Motivate You to Be Better 1. " 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. " 7. " 8. 9. 10. 11. " 12. " 13. " 14. 15. 16. " 17. Did we leave your favorite “Woodenism” off the list? In fall 2016, SUCCESS will partner with SUCCESS Academy in collaboration with the John R.

Related: Coach John Wooden Taught the Game of Life. 27 Questions To Ask Instead Of “What Do You Do?” I love the little traditions that develop organically at Buffer. One of them is to welcome each new teammate with a long email chain of happiness that begins with that person’s introduction. More often that not, the introduction has a certain ratio: 1 part what this person will do for Buffer and has done for work in the past 2 parts who this person is in the world—a mom, a breakdancer, an ex-Marine I love this 1:2 ratio because it speaks to a simple truth we strive to recognize as a team: We are more than our jobs. As much as we may love working, it can’t be the thing that defines us fully. At Buffer, we’ve been focused lately on bringing our "whole selves" to work—our passions and strengths, flaws and vulnerabilities, hobbies and pet projects.

This can be quite contrary to the way most businesses are run, where you might be expected to check your personal life at the door. There’s More To Life Than "What Do You Do? " It’s understood as "What do you do for a living? " Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur: 6 Steps to a Better Future. Jack Canfield, the motivational speaker and co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, says too many people would rather be right than be happy. "The need for money, approval, food, self-esteem, nurturing, and so on often drive a person's actions," says Canfield. But resolving conflicts and forgiving others, he says, is the only way to move forward.

When business is at stake, it's especially important to address conflicts with your partners and customers without letting disagreements fester into bitterness. On the other side of your conflict, you'll be able to take action to create future gains for yourself, your team, your company, and your family. Canfield--who has a new book, The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be--has himself has dealt with being kidnapped and assaulted by a stranger; enduring physical abuse by an alcoholic father, embezzlement, and frivolous and costly lawsuits; and being taken advantage of in business dealings. 1. 2.

9-qualities-of-remarkably-confident-people-th. I'm not particularly confident. Scratch that. I'm situationally confident: sometimes, very much so; other times, not at all. So I spend a lot of time thinking about how to gain confidence. And that makes me wonder. In a world of "fake it till you make it," how can you tell when someone is truly confident--in his or her ideas, plans, and self--and, just as important, that the person's confidence is justified?

Better yet, how do you know when your sense of self-confidence is justified? Unfortunately, I don't have the answer, so I asked Dharmesh Shah, co-founder of HubSpot (No. 666 on the Inc. 5000 in 2013) and a guy who has met hundreds of entrepreneurs and invested in a number of startups, how he spots truly confident people: Keep in mind confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is quiet. I'm fortunate to know a number of truly confident people. It comes as no surprise they all share a number of qualities: 1. 2. 3. 4. Saying "Can you help me? " 5. 6. 30 Things You Need To Know To Be Successful In Life. Brooks-the-art-of-presence. Tragedy has twice visited the Woodiwiss family. In 2008, Anna Woodiwiss, then 27, was working for a service organization in Afghanistan. On April 1, she went horseback riding and was thrown, dying from her injuries. In 2013, her younger sister Catherine, then 26, was biking to work from her home in Washington.

She was hit by a car and her face was severely smashed up. She has endured and will continue to endure a series of operations. The victims of trauma, she writes in a remarkable blog post for Sojourners, experience days “when you feel like a quivering, cowardly shell of yourself, when despair yawns as a terrible chasm, when fear paralyzes any chance for pleasure. Her mother, Mary, talks about the deep organic grief that a parent feels when they have lost one child and seen another badly injured, a pain felt in bones and fiber.

But suffering is a teacher. Do be there. Don’t compare, ever. Do bring soup. Do not say “you’ll get over it.” Do be a builder. Personal Branding for Introverts - Dorie Clark. By Dorie Clark | 1:00 PM September 17, 2013 I had just finished a talk at a leading technology company when an engineer approached me. “I liked your ideas about personal branding, and I can see how they’d work,” he told me. “But most of them aren’t for me — I’m an introvert. Is there anything I can do?” What he didn’t realize is that (like an estimated one-third to one-half of the population) I’m one, too. Despite the common misperception that all introverts are shy, and vice versa, they’re two very different phenomena.

Conference organizers and attendees will often ask you to join them for dinner the evening before, or cocktails afterward. It’s true that many of the best ways to establish your brand in the professional world are still weighted toward extroverts: taking leadership positions in professional associations, starting your own conference or networking group, or — indeed — embracing public speaking (all of which frequently entail extended social contact). Find Leadership Inspiration in Your Everyday Encounters.