Ken Robinson tells this story: “A little girl was in a drawing lesson. [The teacher] said, ‘What are you drawing?’ And the girl said, ‘I’m drawing a picture of God.’ And the teacher said, ‘But nobody knows what God looks like.’ And the girl said, ‘They will in a minute.’”
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You have to be willing to walk. “When you finally are like, ‘Thanks so much for asking, but I’m going to pass’—that’s power. That’s easier said as you get a little more power, but as you start up the ladder in whatever field you’re in, you have to walk if people won’t give you what you’re worth. Once people don’t respect you enough to give you what you’re worth, they’re never going to.” ~Melissa McCarthy
Been a longtime fan of Melissa, in this interview she gives us an idea of how her career developed and some of the lessons she learned along the way.
Our character is often most evident at our highs and lows. – Be humble at the mountaintops, be strong in the valleys, and be faithful in between. And on particularly hard days when you feel that you can’t endure, remind yourself that your track record for getting through hard days is 100% so far. ~ Unknown
Before you go investing, pay off your credit card debt. Check out this informative and hilarious video if you’re thinking about better money management. They have many more videos on their channel as well.
This month we lost, arguably, the best DJ of our time. His music was both uplifting and inspiring. Over the last few years I have many memories of both listening and talking to others about his music. I remember showing a friend The Days / Nights EP (below), it was a moment I’ll remember forever because it was a crystallizing moment for our friendship. When you have the same taste in music (or anything, really) with someone all you want to do is share the good stuff with them and it was one of those moments. And it was made possible by the music that Avicii brought to us. Rest in peace brother, you’re gone but not forgotten.