13 Item Hit List That Will Make A Successful Artist Success is each to his or her own, but let’s call it like we see it: when you survey the landscape of your creative world, your industry, your career or hobby–whatever field you’re in– there are several fundamentals to achieving success, regardless of the measure. There are commonalities that are undeniable. So here’s a list of thirteen such things that you should be doing right now – let’s call it your hit list: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Thanks.
33 Ways To Be Remarkable Today I’m going to give you 33 ways to be a remarkable human being, one that stands out, is talked about and respected by many others. Live Your Own LifeThere is nothing remarkable about someone who is constantly trying to be like other people. Be yourself and be the best you that you can possibly be. Be AuthenticMean the things you say and do. Authenticity is not very common these days but when it is there, it shines through your words and actions and is very powerful for creating bonds with others. This is what Seth Godin wrote about being remarkable: “Remarkability lies in the edges. There is a difference between being remarkable and between being noticed. I highly recommend Seth Godin’s Linchpin: Are You Indispensable for a much better perspective on how to be remarkable. Photo Credit Sara Reeve Photography
The Quick Hitts Blog I’m a strong supporter of gay rights. No, scratch that, I’m a strong supporter of human rights, and last I checked, gay people are human. I’m also certain that 90% of the problems in the world are caused by people who won’t mind their own damn business. But recent events have left me with…wait for it…a bad taste in my mouth. A review for those who haven’t been following the story: Mozilla promoted Brendan Eich, who co-founded the company, to the position of CEO. The story went viral when OK Cupid modified their web site to lecture Firefox users about the issue, and suggest they switch to a different browser. As a result of the growing pressure, Eich resigned from his position, and the company he helped create, after just ten days of becoming CEO. Wrong thinking people should not be employed. Here’s one of her offensive comments: Yes, I am a Christian. While I disagree with her stance on the issue, that sounds pretty reasonable to me, especially, “No, I will not let anyone bully you.”
Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new. Hack a Day - Hack a Day serves up fresh hacks (short tutorials) every day from around the web and one in-depth ‘How-To hack’ guide each week.eHow - eHow is an online community dedicated to providing visitors the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects.Wired How-To Wiki - Collaborate with Wired editors and help them build their extensive library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips.
Illuum | The Site of Happiness Eternel Présent Ideas for a Bucket List “Every man dies – Not every man really lives.” ~ William Ross“The only people who fear death are those with regrets.” ~ Author Unknown A few days ago, I was surfing online when I came across someone’s bucket list. It quickly inspired me to create my own list and write an article about it at the same time. What’s a Bucket List? If you haven’t heard about the term “bucket list”, it is a list of all the goals you want to achieve, dreams you want to fulfill and life experiences you desire to experience before you die. Why Create a Bucket List? If you don’t live your days by personal goals and plans, chances are you spend most of your time caught up in a flurry of day-to-day activities. Even if you frequently live by goals or to-do lists, they are probably framed within a certain social context e.g. performance, career, health. It’s just like planning ahead all the highlights you want for YOUR whole life. To get the free ebook, enter your name & email: Create Your Bucket List 1. How about you? 2.
47 Decent Lifestyle Design Resources | Clay Collins Blog 79 Email Share Email Lifestyle design (LD) has a lengthy past but a short history . The art of (sometimes radical) lifestyle configuration, however, has been practiced for quite sometime by liberated people from all walks of life. The growth of the Internet has enabled those loaded with cash to disconnect from the 9-5 without disconnecting from their Porches, Louis Vuitton gear, mobile cash cow businesses, and brokerage accounts. The Internet’s rise has also allowed persons from less auspicious backgrounds (like myself) to live creatively without making seemingly prohibitive income sacrifices. Here’s a list of lifestyle design resources that might be of help to the interested. Here goes: – The Painless Escape from Email that works with the 4-Hour Workweek, GTD…and your sanity Dreamlining Worksheet (highly recommended) Ideal Lifestyle Costing Worksheets Craft, Inc.: Turn Your Creative Hobby into a Business Gap Years for Grown Ups Halftime: Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance
What is Lifestyle Design? What are you planning to do when you retire? Do you hope to travel, spend time with friends and family, take up new hobbies or volunteer to support a cause? How long will it take you to retire? For average people, it takes about 45 years, if you live that long. Why does it have to be that way? Why not live the life you want to, right now? Can it be done? Yes, you can live an unconventional life that unlocks the lifestyle of the rich and retired now, while you’re still in your “working years.” Lifestyle Design has received a lot of attention lately, ever since Timothy Ferriss’ book The 4-Hour work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich broke into the public consciousness in 2007. Ferriss didn’t invent the concept (people have been talking about and practicing various forms of lifestyle design ever since the American Dream became the de facto lifestyle in the West), but he did label it aptly and put forth a number of techniques for designing your optimum lifestyle. Perhaps.
Fake it Till You Make it: 10 Ways to Feel Confident (Even When You Aren't) “Original Fake” Photo Credit: courtesy of MashKulture Is your self-confidence natural, or a daily struggle? Many people’s confidence naturally wavers from day to day, leaving them too timid or confused at just the wrong time. Whether you are naturally confident or could use some better eye contact with your life, setting in place a few simple strategies goes a long way to stoke your inner confidence. If you think you’re not especially smart or capable, or that failure is a given no matter how hard you try, you’re right. And if you believe you’re brilliant and can accomplish anything you set your mind to, you’re right. Amplifying your inner confidence is like any other skill you develop; you can do it in a blink. Same with confidence. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. You don’t have to follow all 10 of these tips, but they are starters that will help you find your internal confidence and boost your sense of self belonging. Confidence is the key to EVERYTHING. Related Articles:
10 Causes and Cures of Unhappiness One of the quickest ways to spread the sunny rays of happiness over your life is to directly confront the negative attitudes darkening your doorstep. While neither universal nor all-encompassing, the joy-stealing attitudes and corresponding cures listed below are common enough to warrant a thumbtack on the wall of many lives, including my own. 1. Jealousy: Destroy the green monster by celebrating the successes of others. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Unhappiness is both self-defined and self-imposed (meaning a person who believes himself happy is), so if you’re capable of controlling your mental state without examining its constituent elements, I stand in awe of your mental abilities and politely leave you to your devices. On the other hand, if you’re like most people I’ve known (myself included) and occasionally feel unhappy for reasons that cannot be swept under the rug, review this list of 10 self-destructive attitudes and corresponding cures. Jul