Spending time at national parks can be an exciting adventure, but this wasn’t the type of excitement she was hoping to experience. As she contemplated the situation she found herself in, she knew she’d gotten herself in a little more than she bargained for. It wasn’t often that she found herself in a tree staring down at a pack of wolves that were looking to make her their next meal.
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1-Sentence-Summary: Winners Dream will inspire you to get up and get moving to make your biggest goals happen by sharing the incredible rags to riches story of Bill McDermott, who went from humble beginnings to CEO of the biggest software company in the world simply by having a vision of what he wanted in life.
- If you want to become a winner, you need to get a big goal that lights you up inside and make sacrifices to make it happen.
- Be the kind of manager and person that keeps people inspired and loyal, not the kind that makes them leave.
- Achieving your wildest dreams and becoming a champion aren’t as valuable as the journey to get there.
If you want to be inspired to start winning in business and life, this book is for you.
1-Sentence-Summary: The Way Of Zen is the ultimate guide to understanding the history, principles, and benefits of Zen and how it can help us experience mental stillness and enjoy life even in uncertain times.
- Our minds create illusions about reality, but Zen helps us see things accurately.
- You need to practice naturalness and spontaneity if you want to learn the art of Zen.
- Observe the world just as it is to become good at meditation.
If you want to find more peace of mind, this book is for you.
1-Sentence-Summary: Suggestible You helps you understand and utilize the power of your mind-body connection by explaining the effect that your thoughts have on your body, including pain, illness, and memory and how to take advantage of it.
- Placebos work by the power of suggestion.
- Suggestions can affect the very decisions we make and we don’t even realize it.
- You can use this power of expectation to better your life.
If you want to unlock the hidden power of your mind, this book is for you.
That’s all for this week, have a great weekend!
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The most beautiful book to read is “Die Empty” by Todd Henry.
The author was inspired and got this idea of writing this book while attending a business meeting.
When the director asked the audience: “Where is the richest land in the world?”
One of the audience answered: “Oil-rich Gulf states.”
Another added: “Diamond mines in Africa.”
Then the director said: “No it is the cemetery. Yes, it is the richest land in the world, because millions of people have departed/died and they carried many valuable ideas that did not come to light nor benefit others. It is all in the cemetery where they are buried.”
Inspired by this answer, Todd Henry wrote his book, “Die empty” where he did his best to motivate people to pour out their ideas and potential energies in their communities and turn them into something useful before it is too late.
The most beautiful of what he said in his book is: “Do not go to your grave and carry inside you the best that you have.
Always choose to die empty.
The TRUE meaning of this expression, is to die empty of all the goodness that is within you. Deliver it to the world, before you leave.
If you have an idea perform it.
If you have knowledge give it out.
If you have a goal achieve it.
Love, share and distribute, do not keep it inside.
Let’s begin to give. Remove and spread every atom of goodness inside us.
Start the race.
When we say, “here, I made this,” we’re not seeking credit, we’re taking responsibility.
To be seen, to learn, to own it, to do it better next time.
Hiding is too easy. And hiding is a trap.
|“Taxes are the lifeblood of government and no taxpayer should be permitted to escape the payment of his just share of the burden of contributing thereto.” — Arthur Vanderbilt|
“The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.” — Barry Goldwater
“The United States has a system of taxation by confession.” — Hugo Black
“I love mankind; it’s people I can’t stand.” – Charles M. Schulz
Why do cab drivers ask this question?
It’s not like they can get to the airport any faster.
It simply serves to create tension where no tension is helpful.
There are a hundred ways to introduce tension into a conversation. It’s worth doing it with intent, when it serves a function.
Did you know…
… that today is First Passenger Train Day? On this day in 1825, George Stephenson operated the first locomotive that hauled a passenger train. The engine, later called Locomotion, took 450 people 25 miles from Darlington to Stockton at 15 miles per hour. The railway age had begun and George Stephenson was its guiding spirit!
Today’s Inspirational Quote:
“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is, that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.”
— Henry Ward Beecher
1. Give someone the benefit of the doubt
2. Help someone move (or offer to help clean)
3. Offer a ride to someone who is car-less
4. Share your umbrella with someone who didn’t bring one.
5. Surprise a friend that lives far away by taking a weekend trip to see them.
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I swear it happens, like the
Heart hath every.
It’s not how many years you’ve lived in your life, but how much life you’ve lived in your years.
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. (Abraham Lincoln)
Be the sunshine on someone’s rainy day.
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. (Maya Angelou)
Revered Father, glory be to you, temptation took hold of me in a moment of weakness. I’m sorry, my annoyances led to a rivalry based on anger. I seek redemption, deliver me from evil. Show me mercy so I may relish in your eternal grace once more.
16. International Day for Universal Access to Information – 28September
This day is celebrated to raise awareness about everyone’s right to seek, receive, and impart information.
Content marketing ideas:
- Listicle idea: How can access to the internet enhance one’s life?
- Infographic idea: Here’s how India’s internet penetration has improved over the years
- Video idea: How does the Chinese government control the information it lets out to the press?
- Podcast idea: How successful has India’s RTI act been?
Brand campaign that worked:
This video by CGTN America features an interview with Dr Thespina Yamanis, who explains the important role social media is playing in fighting misinformation related to COVID-19.