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A Little Inspiration Goes a Long Way, Pick Some =) Almost middle of the week, If you are feeling down (even a little) then you have landed on the right page. Enjoy the inspiring quotes collection and cheer up 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you. As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Nothing could be closer to the truth. But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things that have been holding you back. Here are some ideas to get you started: Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. Update: Read our follow-up to this post: 30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself Photo by: Rob Brucker

What You'll Wish You'd Known January 2005 (I wrote this talk for a high school. I never actually gave it, because the school authorities vetoed the plan to invite me.) When I said I was speaking at a high school, my friends were curious. What will you say to high school students? So I asked them, what do you wish someone had told you in high school? I'll start by telling you something you don't have to know in high school: what you want to do with your life. If I were back in high school and someone asked about my plans, I'd say that my first priority was to learn what the options were. It might seem that nothing would be easier than deciding what you like, but it turns out to be hard, partly because it's hard to get an accurate picture of most jobs. But there are other jobs you can't learn about, because no one is doing them yet. And yet every May, speakers all over the country fire up the Standard Graduation Speech, the theme of which is: don't give up on your dreams. Which is an uncomfortable thought. Upwind Now

50 Lessons I wish I had learned earlier | Family on Bikes Welcome to our blog! Here you'll find bits and pieces of wisdom learned from cycling 17,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina together as a family. Hope it inspires you to live your dream! Now that I’m old and gray (but not quite in my rocker yet!) You’re stronger than you think you are.Mistakes teach you important lessons. What lies before us and behind us are tiny matters when compared to what lies within us.Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.It’s not about getting a chance, it’s about taking a chance.If it were easy everyone would do it.Be vulnerable.A problem is a chance for you to learn.Regardless of the situation, life goes on. If you enjoyed these inspirational quotes and feel they would be beneficial for others, we would appreciate it if you would take a moment to share it with your friends via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or email. Wondering who this crazy family is who would spend three years riding bikes from one end of the world to the other?

If The World Consisted of 100 People... What if there were only 100 of us? What would be the breakdown demographically based on the way the world population is shaped today? If the Earth population were a small community of 100 people, it would look something like this: Sex: 50 men 50 women Population by continent: 61 Asians 12 Europeans 14 Americans 13 Africans 1 Australian Religion: 33 are Christian 18 are Muslim 14 are Hindus16 are not religious 6 are Buddhist 13 people practice other religions The Economy: 41 live without basic cleaning 47 live in an urban area 6 people have 59% of the total fortune 18 live without a potable water source 18 people fight to survive with less than $1 or per day 53 people fight to survive with less than $2 or per day Food: 13 are hungry Education: 14 cannot read 7 have secondary education 12 have a computer 3 have connection to Internet Health: 1 adult between 15 and 49 years has AIDS 9 are incapacitated people What if the Planet Today Were a Village? Food for thought.

Memory Improvement Techniques - Improve Your Memory with MindTools © VeerPRZEMYSLAW PRZYBYLSKI Use these techniques to improve your memory. The tools in this section help you to improve your memory. They help you both to remember facts accurately and to remember the structure of information. The tools are split into two sections. As with other mind tools, the more practice you give yourself with these techniques, the more effectively you will use them. Mnemonics 'Mnemonic' is another word for memory tool. The idea behind using mnemonics is to encode difficult-to-remember information in a way that is much easier to remember. Our brains evolved to code and interpret complex stimuli such as images, colors, structures, sounds, smells, tastes, touch, positions, emotions and language. Unfortunately, a lot of the information we have to remember in modern life is presented differently – as words printed on a page. This section of Mind Tools shows you how to use all the memory resources available to you to remember information in a highly efficient way.

10 Best Places to Live for Escaping World Conflict Where would you be the safest if World War 3 broke out tomorrow? Perhaps it’s a grim subject, but safety and distance from world conflict can be a motivating factor in your choice to expatriate. At the very least, conflict around the world can weigh heavy on the soul, and it’s nice to know there are some places still left in the world where you might be left in peace. Thus, we’ve assembled a list of the 10 best places to live if you want to escape world conflict. 10. Switzerland Switzerland’s long history of neutrality and its tucked away location among the valleys of the Alps still make it a safe bet, even despite having a high number of bordering nations. 9. Costa Rica has a stable democracy, a disbanded military and a national policy of neutrality. 8. There are regions of Papua New Guinea that are still being discovered for the first time. 7. 6. 5. 4. Isolated in the middle of Micronesia, Tuvalu is among the safest and most remote places in the world. 3. 2. 1. Comments

What is DiSC®? Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, Conscientiousness | DiscProfile.com, 877-344-9612 DiSC® is the leading personal assessment tool used by over 1 million people every year to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication. What is DiSC®? The DiSC profile, published by Wiley, is a non-judgmental tool used for discussion of people's behavioral differences. If you participate in a DiSC program, you'll be asked to complete a series of questions that produce a detailed report about your personality and behavior. You'll also receive tips related to working with people of other styles. Note: Information here applies only to Everything DiSC and DiSC Classic assessments. The DiSC® model provides a common language that people can use to better understand themselves and to adapt their behaviors with others — within a work team, a sales relationship, a leadership position, or other relationships. What does DiSC stand for? Dominance Person places emphasis on accomplishing results, the bottom line, confidence Influence Steadiness Conscientiousness DiSC profile descriptions Dr.

How To Take Criticism Like a Champ; or, What Would Margaret Cho Do? Confession time. There are some undeniable facts of life I’ve been, well, denying. First of all, adulthood is nothing like Friends, Grey’s Anatomy or Sex and the City. It’s sometimes like The Office, but with fewer Jim Halperts and more photocopier malfunctions. Second of all, Justin Timberlake might not ever make another album. Finally, not everyone is going to like me. You can’t please everyone. But guess what? No one loves to be criticized (surely, this statement will incite outrage from passionate pro-censure advocates). I’ve been fascinated with Margaret for a long time. But that attention hasn’t always been positive. When Twitter followers were offended by photos of Margaret’s tattooed backside and took the opportunity to ridicule her body, she went off. She wrote a lot of other, more colorful words too. And Margaret’s not afraid to stand up for others in the face of criticism. Image via Schema Magazine.

The Right Brain vs. Left Brain of Marketers [Infographic] Are you a Right-Brain or a Left-Brain Marketer? Psychologists and personality theorists have long believed there to be differences between the right and the left side of the brain. The right side of your brain is responsible for creativity, while the left side handles the details and implementation. The left side is analytical while the right side is artistic. In B2B marketing, the type of thinker you are guides the campaigns you design. Embed this marketer’s brain infographic on your web site:

31 Things I've Learned in 31 Years If you think he likes you, you're probably right. If you think he's cheating, you're probably right. If you think she's going to be your new BFF, (this time with feeling!) you're probably right. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. TypeLogic Home Page 12 Rules for Life Sometimes we just need to remember what the 12 Rules of Life really are: 1. Never give yourself a haircut after three margaritas. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Procrastination hack Following on the idea of the procrastination dash and Jeff’s progressive dash, I’ve been experimenting with a squirelly new system to pound through my procrastinated to-do list. Brace yourself, because it is a bit more byzantine than is Merlin 2005’s newly stripped-down habit. It’s called (10+2)*5, and today it will save your ass. Who it’s for procrastinatorsthe easily distractedcompulsive web-surferspeople with a long list of very short tasks (a/k/a “mosquitos”) people having trouble chipping away at very large tasks What you’ll need a timermust be easy to resetelectronic kitchen timer is particularly good (pref. with multiple alarm memories), oran app like Minuteur (get the newest version—several cool new features)a reduced subset of your to-do list tasks that can be worked on (not necessarily completed) in blocks of 10 minutes or lessGTD people: next actions only, pleasean hour of your time (less is potentially okay, but it’s non-canonical)your sorry, procrastinating ass How it works

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