What Lies Within…

What lies within...
Quote of the Day… 9th May, 2015 (Generosity week)
Posted 2 weeks ago

 

 

"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up."

- John Holmes

 

 

Thus rounds up a week of quotes meant to inspire Generosity within us. 

What lies within...
Quote of the Day… 8th May, 2015 (Generosity week)
Posted 2 weeks ago

 

"You make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her."

- Winston S. Churchill

 

Even this much loved warmonger knows the importance of being bold and generous. Says it all. 

 

 

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Quote of the Day… 6th May, 2015 (Generosity week)
Posted 3 weeks ago

 

"Whether we live in poverty or prosperity, we can still live generously."

- Dillon Burroughs

 

 

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Quote of the Day… 4th May, 2015 (Generosity week)
Posted 3 weeks ago

 

"You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you."

- John Bunyan

 

 

I contributed to my brother-in-law, Joe's goal to study design in Amsterdam for 6 months (http://getjoetoamsterdam.moonfruit.com/) and his gift to donators to the cause was a gift of quotes which I think is quite inventive, cost him nothing but no gift is more precious than wisdom, I feel. 

Inspired, this week I'll be sharing some of the quotes in his ten-page gift of quotes. Enjoy.

 

 

 

What lies within...
Quote of the Day… 2nd May, 2015
Posted 3 weeks ago

"Suffering introduces you to yourself and reminds you that you are not the person you thought you were."

—Paul Tillich

 

Often when we go through tribulation, it becomes clear how afraid we are once we're forced out of our comfort zone. A beam is set upon the habits we've tucked away in the deepest part of our psyche. We might find that we don't save as much as we ought to, that we have stopped improving, stopped studying, become lazy, challenges may show us that we have come to rely too much on our friends for support or that we don't show enough love to…

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Quote of the Day… 1st May, 2015
Posted 3 weeks ago

"It's such rubbish when they say great minds think alike... Sheep think alike!"

- my darling wife whilst reading some mawkish article. 

 

This is probably one of the best quotes I've presented in year! We want to do something different with our lives, we say we want to have a dent on the universe, we say we want to quite nine to five... we say many things! And yet we think like everyone else. 

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Quote of the Day… 30th April, 2015
Posted 3 weeks ago

 

"Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom."

- Francis Bacon

 

 

There are different types of silence. There's being still. Fostering the spirit by quietening the mind. It's why a tribe of baldy's sit cross-legged for hours to attain enlightenment. There's something to be said for meditation but I've never been any good at it in the classic sense. But there's the type of clarity I move towards when I write my thoughts down or read the Bible or walk through certain crowded streets of London (funnily enough). 

There's another type of silence, and that's listening to people. Staying quiet enough to hear what they…

Who is it you wanna be?
Who do you wanna be?
Posted 4 weeks ago

I find myself asking the question from time to time what is it I want to be? But what I've come to learn in recent years is that the more…

Who do you wanna be?
The Startup ABC Series – B is for Branding.
The Startup ABC Series – B is for Branding.
Posted 4 weeks ago

Yesterday, I went to a meetup  organised by Kate Hodsdon who  invited Mark Wing to speak about Branding.
Branding is one of those things we "know all about" but few know how to build or manage. One of the key pieces of Wisdom he shared was:

Ask yourself what you want to be famous for....

... then ask a stranger to tell you what they think of your startup tomorrow: if they aren't clear or say it sounds like something else they know, then you've lost them and should probably go back to the drawing board.

The next Startup ABC…

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Quote of the Day… 28th April, 2015
Posted 4 weeks ago

 

"Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present."

- Albert Camus

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