Wisdom


Choice

10
Sep
2013

An amazing poetic short about life and a new way to see it. What Choices do you have right now that would change your life?  Do they scare you? What’s keeping you from making it? Would you be thinking it if it wasn’t buried in you?!. Rarely will you regret trying for something but to not attempt will rob you of life’s fullness.  What is your life choice right now?

CHOICE. from gnarly bay on Vimeo.

BE WELL, GO FAR!

Braun


It is not the critic who counts…..

08
Jul
2013

“It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

President Theodore Roosevelt

Thank you to all those that supported my kickstarter project. Unfortunately it did not reach it’s goal amount. I plan to pursue a single private backer approach. thank you again.

Be Well, Go Far, Dream Big

Braun


The Success Indicator – New Year

31
Dec
2012

Every closing of a year we all make a goal or 10 that we will change to make our lives better.  Changes start with a realistic gut check of where you are, then it takes the courage to act to make things happen! This is a great visual to meditate on for the beginning of a new year! Have a great time tonight and please be safe!

Happy New Year!

If I cannot bring you comfort
Then at least I bring you hope
For nothing is more precious
Than the time we have and so
We all must learn from small misfortune
Count the blessings that are real
Let the bells ring out for Christmas
At the closing of the year
Let the bells ring out for Christmas
At the closing of the year.

If I cannot bring you comfort
Then at least I bring you hope.

Now all the winter bells are ringing
Hear them echo through the snow
And the children’s voices singing
on the streets so far below

This is a time to be together
And the truth is somewhere here
Within our love of people
At the closing of the year.


R.I.P. Zig Ziglar

28
Nov
2012

Today we lost a great leader of wisdom in life and business, Zig Ziglar.  If you haven’t listened to his messages or read his books you are missing out. Rest in Peace Mr. Ziglar

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.



A brilliant short talk on the science of happiness.  What I loved is not only did he outline why we are happy, but also how to increase our happiness using easy techniques.  If we had a consistent positive mindset how much more efficient would we be? How much more creative could you be?

“90% of your long term happiness is predicted not by the external world but by the way your brain processes happiness”

 


How To Change The World

10
Oct
2012

We must start acting like the change we want to see in the world. Set the example


What If Money Was No Object

08
Oct
2012

Thought provoking message worth meditating on from an amazing lecture from the late Alan Watts.

“better to have a short life doing what you’d like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way”


Choose To Find Joy In What Do

20
Sep
2012

A long time ago my cousin Wade gave a message to a group of us camp counselors (that deeply changed my life) to CHOOSE JOY vs. looking for happiness. Do you know the difference? Happiness can be affected. It can rain. You can not get that promotion. OR MY FAVORITE…Your team can lose. Always amazes me the tone people let things take on their lives. BUT JOY! Joy is an attitude! A mindset. Did you know that? To choose joy means taking control of your mind and heart rather than let other things dictate your life’s experience. Yes bad things do happen. Let downs are inevitable. And yes that does suck! I’m not saying it doesn’t. But choosing joy lets you make the best of your time here, remember not another minute is promised or guaranteed.

These days we’re moving fast and filtering one hundred times the information a day people were twenty years ago. Us Amerrrricans are buyers. We like our stuff. More vacations, bigger faster sexier homes, cars, phones, and tv’s. And no matter who I meet and what they have they usually are pretty much always looking for that next thing to make them happy. I myself am twice as guilty of this as anybody. Nice things are nice. Absolutely. But no matter what we have or don’t, do for a job or still waiting to… Choose Joy.

Positivity is contagious. Disagree? Did the video not put a smile on your face? Choose Joy my friends.


Andrew Zuckerman on Creativity

19
Sep
2012

Words can’t express how much respect I have for the what Andrew Zuckerman has to say in this video interview series on photography and creativity. A must for all creatives. Also, if you aren’t familiar with his work….you’re missing out! One of my top 10 photographers.

“How are you supposed to live a life where you are bound by a teeny little category? If you can allow yourself to not be bound to be part of the medium your working in, especially now,  there’s more of a possibility of you creating things and finding satisfaction in what your doing”

“Not Working is bad for creative people. Creativity is transformation. Any sort of transformation in your life, in your day, is part of your life is part of your creative life….your work is your life”


..Before You Fight!

11
Sep
2012

Wisdom of the Day: You might want to figure out who you are fighting and what are you really fighting about BEFORE you start swinging, physically-emotionally-or legally. Cheers!




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