Monday, November 28, 2011

Inspirational Quote - Mind

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.”
~ Frank Zappa




Monday, November 21, 2011

Inspirational People - Peter Legge

I attended one of Peter Legge's seminars who was a very inspiring person to listen to and meet. I thought it was really interesting and a good reminder to mention a part in his seminar that summarized in a list good habits we should constantly do as "habits".

27 Success Habits
1. Never give up in either success or failure
2. Believe you have intrinsic value
3. Follow through
4. Feed your mind
5. Goal setting 
6. Keep it simple
7. Punctuality
8. Move quickly
9. Be courteous to everyone
10. Serve the community
11. Acknowledge people who are more successful than you
12. Work out and be healthy
13. Return phone calls and emails within 24 hours
14. Dress smartly
15. Focus on your own unique gifts
16. Self disipline
17. Life long optimist
18. Difference between marketing and sales
19. Be hard working
20. Positive attitude
21. Make people feel important
22. Accumulate money
23. Find strength through adversity
24. Being yourself
25. Prosperous mindset
26. Do things that failure do not like to do
27. Balance your life

Monday, November 14, 2011

Personal Development - Lessons on Life

This video teaches you how to increase your success and increase your value by increasing your personal worth. How do you increase your personal worth? Through personal development.



Monday, November 7, 2011

Quote - Moving Forward

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, October 31, 2011

An Entrepreneur Taking an Unclear Path

Tara Hunt shares a moving tale of entrepreneurship and taking the "unclear path". An awesome speech that's full of sincerity and passion.

Monday, October 17, 2011

100 Year Old Completing a Full 42.2K Marathon

As a runner myself, I had to post this story...

Fauja Singh at age 100, finished Toronto's waterfront marathon Sunday evening October 16, 2011. He only started running marathons at age 89! This absolutely goes to show you that you are never too old to start! How inspiring is that?!?

Running had helped him overcome his adversity of a tragic death of his wife and son. This is his 8th marathon and he has made history as the oldest person to complete a full marathon.

Click on the following link for more news information:
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/trackandfield/story/2011/10/16/sp-singh-100-marathon-toronto.html



Ever since I've started running, it has improved my life for the better both physically and mentally. All I can say is, get out there and do some form of exercise regularly! You won't regret it!

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Marathon Story

I love running these days. I still run at least 10K a week. However, this is not a story about running a marathon...it's about purpose, passion, and pursuit. After this video, ask yourself, what would you do if you weren't afraid?


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Inspirational People - Steve Jobs

An absolutely inspiring speech and person ~ Steve Jobs. His passion and drive was truly inspirational and will not be forgotten.





Monday, October 3, 2011

Inspirational Video - Focus

The most powerful way to control your focus is through the use of questions.


Quote - An Open Mind

The mind that opens to a new idea never comes back to its original size. ~ Albert Einstein


Monday, September 26, 2011

When a Swallow Falls...

Here  a female mate is injured and the condition is soon fatal. 

She was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road.

  
                   
  Here he brought her food  and attended to her  with love and  compassion.


He brought her  food again, but was shocked to find her  dead.


     Aware that his  sweetheart is dead and will  never come back to him  again, He cries with adoring  love.


 He stood beside  her, saddened of her  death.   
  Finally aware she  would never return to him, he stayed beside her body
chirping out his sadness and  sorrow.


         Millions of people cried  after seeing these photos in America, Europe, Australia ,and even India .

     The photographer sold these pictures for a nominal fee to the most famous newspaper in France.
  
All copies of that edition were sold out on the day these pictures were published. 

And many people think animals don't have brains or feelings?

You have just witnessed Love and Sorrow felt by God's creatures

The Bible says God knows when a sparrow falls. How much more He cares for us.

Grace is God reaching down.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Quote - The Importance of Being a Team Player

Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success ~ Henry Ford



Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

It's all about Attitude!

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

-       Charles R. Swindoll 
 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness

I found a cool website that keeps a database of people randomly submitting ideas of random acts of kindness. Check it out! It could make a difference someones life or inspire someone.


Here are a few examples below from the site.

Read to a Child
Giving your full attention to children is a simple way to show them they are loved. Reading together can also be a very relaxing way to bond with a child you care about.

Write a Letter to Someone Who Made a Difference in Your Life

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." -Albert Schweitzer.


Treat Someone to Fresh Fruit

Most people don’t eat enough fruit, which is a great natural energy source full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. But who can pass up such a delicious and healthy food treat? It’s good for your body and your soul!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Inspiring Quotes - Live Life

Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.

 ~Anthony Robbins

Monday, August 15, 2011

Smile Song

I love the lyrics by Nat King Cole's Smile song. It's so important to keep smiling throughout your life!
Nat King Cole Lyrics - Smile

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though its breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
Youll see the sun come shining through for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
Thats the time you must keep on trying
Smile, whats the use of crying?
Youll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile.
Thats the time you must keep on trying
Smile, whats the use of crying?
Youll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

Monday, August 8, 2011

Inspirational Quote - Own it

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
 
~ Oprah Winfrey


Monday, August 1, 2011

Sunset at the North Pole

This is one of the rarest pictures that you will ever see in your life when the moon was closet to the earth. The date the picture was taken was Thursday March 13th, 2011.

This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point .
a scene you will probably never get to see in person,
 so take a moment and enjoy God at work at the North Pole.
And, you also see the sun below the moon, an amazing photo and not one easily
duplicated. You may want to pass it on to others so they can enjoy it.
 you have an obligation to share it with others!'
I just did...Your turn

The Chinese have a saying that goes something like this:
'When someone shares with you something of value,

Monday, July 25, 2011

Peng You (Friends)

I'm currently and continually learning how to speak Mandarin. I'm not much for learning a language in a classroom but I find Youtube very helpful to learn a language quicker as your brain retains things better with visuals and sound using videos and songs with English subtitles. I came accross this famous and well known song from China when I first organized a Mandarin meetup group on Meetup.com.  I remembered a Caucasian lady named Katherine who was quite fluent in Mandarin shared this song in the video below. Till this day, I've always remembered the melody and the lyrics. She was absolutely inspiring as she spoke Mandarin so well and was very helpful volunteering her time to teach others and using creative ways to teach the language. This group still continues to meet up regularly. It's quite a large group of sometimes 10-20 people that usually meets up a once or a few times a month. Great way to make new friends and learn a language at the same time!

This is simple song to learn. The lyrics are very the meaningful. It's about being friends till the end.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Don't Give Up! - An Inspirational Story


Derek Redmond shows a great inspiring story on not giving up!

During his career, he held the British record for the 400 metres sprint, and won gold medals in the 4x400 metres relay at the World Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games.

His career was blighted by a series of injuries, and he is best remembered for his performance at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona where he tore his hamstring in the 400 metres semi-final but fought through the pain and, with assistance from his father, managed to complete a full lap of the track as the crowd gave him a standing ovation. The incident has become a well-remembered moment in Olympic history, having been the subject of one of the International Olympic Committee's 'Celebrate Humanity' video.




Monday, July 11, 2011

Daniel Tammet - The Boy With The Incredible Brain

It's absolutely amazing how the brain works. Here's a series of videos about the incredible brain that Daniel Tammet has. I wish I could learn a new language in a week!






Monday, July 4, 2011

The Story & Voice of Sung-Bong Choi

Have you heard the story of Sung-Bong Choi?

Abandoned in an orphanage at three years old, Choi ran away from the orphanage at five years old after being beaten by the adults there. He lived "on the streets of Korea" for ten years, selling chewing gum and energy drinks. Although he did not attend elementary school or junior high school, Choi took the Korean equivalent of a GED test. He graduated from Daejeon Arts High School for the arts, but could not continue with any professional training because of his financial situation.

Choi was inspired to pursue a musical career at an early age when he heard a nightclub singer performing with great sincerity. He began teaching himself to sing. This later led to classical vocal training at the prestigious Dae Jun Vocal Department at the performing arts high school he attended.

He loves singing and performed a stunning, touching audition at Korean's Got talent. His video (singing Nella Fantasia by Ennio Morricone) has been viewing by millions of people all around the world.

Choi said: "I just want to be like a normal person. I don't sing that well but when I do sing, I feel like a different person."

It's amazing what hidden talent some people have even when they are not fortunate to have come from a decent past/home. Some people do not know how lucky they are until they hear stories such as this truely amazing person.

Check out his beautiful voice and even more so, his inspiring story. Make sure you have some kleenex's nearby!




Lyrics - Italian version:
Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo giusto,
Lì tutti vivono in pace e in onestà.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano,
Pien d'umanità in fondo all'anima.

Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo chiaro,
Lì anche la notte è meno oscura.

Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano.
Pien d'umanità

Nella fantasia esiste un vento caldo,
Che soffia sulle città, come amico.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano,
Pien d'umanità in fondo all'anima
English version:
In my imagination I see a right world
where everybody lives in peace and honesty
I dream of souls always free
like clouds which fly
full of humanity deep inside

in my imagination I see a clear world
the night is less dark over there

I dream of souls always free
like clouds which fly full of humanity

In the imagination there is a hot wind
which blows on cities, as a friend
I dream of souls always free
like clouds which fly
full of humanity deep inside

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Making a Difference


The following is a true story. Very inspiring about whatever challenges you face in life, if you can make the difference, you can.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

LUDOVICO EINAUDI "Nuvole Bianche"

I've always loved listening to soothing piano music. When I first heard this piano music piece, it definately was relaxing. I had to find out who this pianist was. All of the rest of his music pieces are amazing. But Nuvole Bianche is my favorite. If you like his music Just look up his name on Youtube and listen to them all!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Only Hope - Song

Some people's voices are so amazing along with inspirational and meaningful lyrics. Listening to music like this can change your day.

There's a song that's inside of my soul.
It's the one that I've tried to write over and over again
I'm awake in the infinite cold.
But you sing to me over and over and over again.

So, I lay my head back down.
And I lift my hands and pray
To be only yours, I pray, to be only yours
I know now you're my only hope.

Sing to me the song of the stars.
Of your galaxy dancing and laughing and laughing again.
When it feels like my dreams are so far
Sing to me of the plans that you have for me over again.

So I lay my head back down.
And I lift my hands and pray
To be only yours, I pray, to be only yours
I know now, you're my only hope.

I give you my destiny.
I'm giving you all of me.
I want your symphony, singing in all that I am
At the top of my lungs, I'm giving it back.

So I lay my head back down.
And I lift my hands and pray
To be only yours, I pray, to be only yours
I pray, to be only yours
I know now you're my only hope.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pleasant Surprises

Some guys can be really creative. What a tear jerking marriage proposal and great love story! :)

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Hidden Power of Smiling

Like how the song goes..."when you're smiling, the whole world smiles with you." This is a very inspirational speech about the power of smiling. :)


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Inspirational Quote - Leader

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~John Quincy Adams