Some people live in the moment. Some people live in the past. But what is most exciting is when what we do today, at this moment, is planting seeds to create a beautiful botanical garden…when each brick we’re laying is to build something that could potentially become Rome. To me, this is what makes life worth living for.

BrandMentalist

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When you’re up in life, your friends get to know who you are. When you’re down in life, you get to know who your friends are.

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Fred Wilson: 10 Ways to Be Your Own Boss

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The Startup Route

The Startup Route

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DISCOVER YOURSELF

Sometimes it’s hard to get to know ourselves because we are clouded by our own judgement and our perception of the world. Therefore, our reality is pretty much based on who we are.

To understand ourselves better, sometimes we ask our friends and family about us. Sometimes we take personality tests. Sometimes we get help from life coaches. Sometimes we go into solitude and ask ourselves questions in order to find those deep answers. 

I believe one of the keys to happiness is doing what we’re naturally good at and being surrounded by people whose personalities are compatible with ours. 

Several months ago I discovered Good.co where you can take a test to discover more about yourself that sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint and put into words. Your friends and colleagues can also take this test. All of these become a testament to compatibility matching and finding. 

So my results are pretty accurate. To put into words I am defined as;

Take a test to discover more about yourself now

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WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW YOU’RE WRONG

We human have this weird mechanism, an unconscious mechanism that clouds our judgement and distort our emotions.

It’s natural for us to always look out for our best interest and to seek excuses to justify our actions so we maintain our level of self-esteem as we feel that we weren’t wrong, weird, or woeful.

We all automatically get into that when things go wrong.

Then when things calm down,
we step back a little,
pause for a moment,
and put ourselves in the other person’s shoes.

How would I have felt if someone did the same thing to me?
How would I have reacted to the situation?
Would I have been angry?
Would I have been upset?
Would I have been annoyed?
Or would I have been fine?

And then suddenly we realized we were wrong.
We wouldn’t have been fine.
We would have been upset, if not angry.


It takes a kind heart to be able to step back and put one’s self into another person’s shoes.
It takes courage to sabotage our self-esteem and say that we’re wrong.
It takes intelligence to comprehend the logics of our emotion-driven actions.
It takes love to be able to say sorry.

And sometimes, that’s all the other person needs to hear.

I’m sorry.

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It’s not about the amount of wealth you can accumulate, it’s about the impact and change you can create.

Neil Blumenthal, Warby Parker founder

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Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

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There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.

Jason Fried, 37signals founder

YESSSS!!!

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Suffering comes in two different forms: Craving something you can’t have, or avoiding something you don’t want. What do these both have in common? We create them in our own minds by judging how we expect life to be. The more you are able to remove your judgments and accept whatever type of chaos life throws at you, the more internal peace you will find.

Jordan Phoenix

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