“There are businesses that succeed by doing traditional things slightly better than the competition. And there are businesses that redraw the landscape entirely, creating needs we never knew we had and remoulding our sense of what we have to have in order to be happy… Entrepreneurship depends on a sense that the present order is an unreliable and cowardly indicator of the possible. The absence of certain practices and products is deemed by entrepreneurs to be neither right nor inevitable, merely evidence of conformity and lack of imagination… Like a novelist who finds the means to express familiar but hitherto undefined perceptions, who makes cogent phrases out of what we have all of us felt yet never understood, the entrepreneur takes tremors of dissatisfaction and longing, and transforms them into commercial concerns.”—Alain de Botton, WIRED
“People lampoon the Occupy Wall Street movement as a bunch of marginal freaks, but these women from the heart of the country shared a basic resentment: The banks got bailed out, everyone else was left holding the bag.”—
i try to remember that money is man made (and so is this fucking global financial mess)…
and that diamonds, and fancy apartments and cute glasses aren’t worth a values systems that comes with living beyond your means when social security isn’t around when your 60.
i try to remember that my words matter….and that feelings and emotions lead to words.
i try to remember that my job should never be “just work” and how i must continue to channel steve jobs by not ‘living in someone else’s dogma’….and no matter what your title is, or who how many people you can direct….it doesn’t mean shit if you’re not in love w/ your work.
i try to remember to call my mom. and i try to understand why i let myself get lazy and somehow convince myself i don’t ‘have time” to call her back or stay in touch with many people from my past who continue to touch me but, yet, we don’t STAY in touch…
i try to remember that challenges to the ego is the best ways to grow and learn (but fuck is this hard)
i continually try to build a life i’m proud of and put myself in the position where it also still surprises and scares me. i try to do this while simultaneously knowing i can’t freak-out at any given moment that i’m not where “i think i should be”…and that time can work FOR you, too.
Why am I so inspired by you?! I'm a newbie in the blogasphere and still trying to figure it out! I guess time is also a constraint for me, but it is something I want to do as it allows me to do research, and gives me more insight on topics of interest. I also need it to help me put my creativity into practise, which opens up my mind! Judging by your blog, you have a very interesting and fulfilled life, it's really inspiring. Keep goin'!
Thank you for such kind words! I still feel very new to all of this as well. Tumblr is an incredible space to do exactly what you’ve described. For me, it’s the place where I can get a million insights, ideas, perspectives… on a million subjects. By reblogging what resonates, let alone creating your own original posts, you gradually understand your own perspective. At least that’s how Tumblr has helped me.
Thanks for getting in touch and keep posting, friend.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”—Steven Paul Jobs — 1955-2011 (via bbbrad)
“The problem with the Internet startup craze isn’t that too many people are starting companies; it’s that too many people aren’t sticking with it. That’s somewhat understandable, because there are many moments that are filled with despair and agony, when you have to fire people and cancel things and deal with very difficult situations. That’s when you find out who you are and what your values are.”—Steve Jobs (via suzannexie)