Daily Quotes – Thursday, March 31st, 2016

March 31st, 2016 by KP

“Stay positive, about everything. Try to find & focus on the positives in any situation. A positive mindset will determine your happiness.”

 

“Whatever could have been or should have been, doesn’t matter. This moment is here and now for you to live.”

 

“Don’t ever regret meeting anyone in life, one day you will realize they taught you one of the most invaluable lessons in your life.”

 

“You can’t recycle wasted time.”

 

“Surround yourself with people on the same mission as you.”

 

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Daily Quotes – Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

March 30th, 2016 by KP

“Life passes by so fast. Whatever makes you happy, that’s what you should do.”

 

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

 

“Success is a very lonely road. Very few people are willing to endure the pain & the sacrifices to be successful. It’s an uphill battle, and along that road you’re not going to see too many friends. You’re going to see your shadow most often.” – Greg Plitt

 

“No expectations = No disappointments”

 

“Sometimes, we need to be hurt in order to grow. We must lose in order to gain. Sometimes, some lessons are best learned through pain.”

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Daily Quotes – Monday, March 14th, 2016

March 14th, 2016 by KP

“The universe is responding to who you believe you are.”

 

“You don’t get paid for keeping ideas, you get paid for making them happen.”

 

“Life is too precious & too short to sit around regretting lost opportunities. Get up and get going.”

 

“Stay strong when times get tough. Don’t get discouraged, keep fighting.”

 

“If it’s not going to benefit your future, don’t do it.”

 

“To be a great champion you must believe you’re the best. If you’re not, act like you are.”

 

“Life passes by so fast. Whatever makes you happy, that’s what you should do.”

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Daily Quotes – Saturday, March 12th, 2016

March 12th, 2016 by KP

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” ― William Shakespeare

 

“So many people along the way,whatever it is you aspire to do,will tell you it can’t be done.But all it takes is imagination.You dream.You plan.You reach. There will be obstacles.There will be doubters.There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you,there are no limits.” – Michael Phelps

 

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” – Swami Vivekananda

 

“The more you are grateful for what you have, the more you will have to be grateful for.” – Zig Ziglar

 

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” – Dale Carnegie

 

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

 

“Nothing is either good, or bad, it just is.”

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Daily Quotes – Thursday, March 10th, 2016

March 10th, 2016 by KP

“No regrets, just lessons learned.” – Jennifer Aniston

 

“Never compare yourself to someone else. The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.”

 

“Enjoy it. Because it’s happening.” – Stephen Chbosky

 

“Momentum in life comes from increased fluidity, a willingness to try more, to move in a less constricted fashion.” – Robert Greene

 

“Learn to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn

 

“Don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 20.”

 

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” – Julia Child

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Daily Quotes – Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

March 9th, 2016 by KP

“Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise” – Frank Ocean

 

“1. When you work hard at something you become good at it.

2. When you become good at doing something you will enjoy it more.
3. When you enjoy doing something there is a good chance you will become passionate or more passionate about it”

 

“The greatest impediment to creativity is your impatience, the almost inevitable desire to hurry up the process, express something, and make a splash. What happens in such a case is that you do not master the basics; you have no real vocabulary at your disposal, what you mistake for being creative and distinctive is more likely an imitation of other people’s styles, or personal rantings that do not really express anything.” – Robert Greene

 

“What must ultimately motivate you is the work itself and the process” – Robert Greene

 

“If we feel afraid, we tend to see more of the potential dangers in some action. If we feel particularly bold, we tend to ignore the potential risks. What you must do then is not only alter your mental perspective, but reverse your emotional one as well. For instance, if you are experiencing a lot of resistance and setbacks in your work, try to see this as in fact something that is quite positive and productive. These difficulties will make you tougher and more aware of the flaws you need to correct. In physical exercise, “Resistance is a way to make the body stronger”, and it is the same with the mind. Play a similar reversal on good fortune – seeing the potential dangers of becoming soft, addicted to attention, and so forth. These reversals will free up the imagination to see more possibilities, which will affect what you do. If you see setbacks as opportunities, you are more likely to make that a reality.” – Robert Greene

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Daily Quotes – Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

March 8th, 2016 by KP

“Priorities… Everyday we are faced with the fact that time is a certified depreciating asset. You will never be as young as you are right now. The window of opportunity to self generate success is closing at an alarming rate. Make choices that give you a return on your investment. Assets that appreciate even as time flies by with every wasted breath.. So grab some donuts and invest in your future, before that window of opportunity shuts on your ass.” – Joe Donnelly

 

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now.” – Hugh Laurie

 

“Angels… It happens like this. One day you meet someone and for some inexplicable reason, you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else. Closer to them than your closest family. Perhaps this person carries within them an angel – one sent to you from higher purpose; to teach you an important lesson or to keep you safe during a perilous time. What you must do is trust in them – even if they come hand in hand with pain or suffering – the reason for their presence will become clear in due time. Though here is a word of warning – you may grow to love this person but remember they are not yours to keep. Their purpose isn’t to save you but to show you how to save yourself. And once this is fulfilled; the halo lifts & the angel leaves their body as the person exits your life. They will be a stranger to you once more.” – Lang Leav

 

“It’s so dark right now, I can’t see any light around me. That’s because the light is coming from you. You can’t see it but everyone else can.” – Lang Leav

 

“Every morning you have 2 choices: Continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up & chase them.”

 

“There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on”. – Zayn Malik

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Keys To Mastery & Success: Key #1: Surrender to your Passion

August 1st, 2011 by KP

The Keys To Mastery & Success

A lot of things in life are long awaited. Usually it is never too late once they happen. Patience is the key to a healthy living… with a splash of appropriate impatience.

“I like it when things take off… when things get big… It’s exciting. In 6 months the world will know who SHM are”

The universe presents trailheads, and you can choose to take it, or not. It’s up to you whether you wake up to it & you do something with it

You often get to the point where you don’t quite know where to go. The important thing to do, is to keep showing up, no matter what.

Visualize as if it’s happening right now. Exactly as if it is happening NOW. You don’t wish, not “I want to do X”, instead, it is. It is already reality.

Every attempt at overreaching, playing tricks or looking for a quick fix to get better, they just don’t work.

 

Key 1: Surrender to your Passion

Like in the talent code – find your ignition, know what fuels & ignites your passion. And visualize it, use the ignition.

To begin with, you’ll need more ignition to keep the motivation up, to use as fuel to get the habit in motion. Like in world’s strongest man when they’re pulling a truck or a tractor or something, yes the man burns 80% of his fuel in the first few meters, but it’s essential to get it moving for that first 20%. Then once it’s in motion, it will take more fuel to stop it than it actually will to keep it moving.

Get ignited & get the fuel for the first 20% to get it moving & create the habit (the beginning of the addiction)

E.g. Would you have thought you would one day enjoy reading html code & figuring out html & php? No of course not. But it was necessary. So you pushed through the barrier of struggle enough times to where now the skill set is at such a level where you actually don’t mind when there are problems with coding, it’s actually fun.

It is going to be the same thing with producing. Except this isn’t just necessary, there’s also a passion to fuel it! It’s just going to get harder before it gets easy, so fall in love with the process. Don’t be scared to fail, welcome the idea, because all a ‘failure’ means is that you’ve learned a lesson so you’re making progress.

As Brian Tracy says “Everything is hard, before it is easy.”

Most of the population can’t get the first key, because they don’t know what they want to do with their life.

What you do as a career, becomes what you do for the majority of your waking hours. Which becomes who you are. It defines you. So what happened to you when you grew the “skill” of html – or you “fired certain signals by doing certain actions constantly and wrapped neural circuits with insulation” to create that skill, you were doing html EVERYDAY. So of course you fired that action of learning html everyday, the “skill” was born. Of course it was. The same thing happens to the rest of the population with their professions. Lawyers, doctors, checkout clerks, dentists, beggars, waitresses, you name it. They all become masters of their professions, because they do it EVERYDAY. They do it so much that they grow the skill, master it, get comfortable, and that defines them. It is now very uncomfortable for them to switch career options, so that’s just ‘who they are’ from now on.

So now that you know your passion, you just have to do it, everyday! It’s that simple. Or so it may seem haha. That’s where ignition from “The Talent Code” comes in.

“I work really hard. I LOVE what I do, and that makes me want to work really hard. So I don’t dread working really hard, because I don’t see it as work. The idea of excelling in my passion even further gives me a burning desire to take action. It isn’t work, it’s progress. I don’t work, I progress.”

I haven’t worked a day in my life since I was 17. How can you call doing something you love work? Work to me is getting paid by someone to do something you don’t want to do. I love what I do, and with that progress is what paves the path of the process.

I wake up in the morning at 6am, with no alarm clock, but because my body wakes me up. I wake up in the middle of the night, my mind racing with ideas, all because I am INSPIRED by what I do.

The first greatest struggle: Feeling that you dream will never come true. That no one believes in you. Like you’ve got this bat & ball, but no one will let you on the field to play. Like you’ll never get a chance. You can end up, with that struggle, with a lot of friends. Because there’s plenty more people who have a bat & ball, and don’t get let on the field either. They end up sitting around, drinking beers, and talking about it at night if you believe any of it. You’ll get a lot of friends that way…

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

How do you master anything? One baby step at a time.

You’ve got to take a chance, you have to jump… and risk falling on your face. Then when you do fall on your face, a lot, and you do it enough times to where you start to get experienced, you realize that you’re going to be ok, it wasn’t as bad as you thought it was going to be, and not only that, but when you get back on your feet you’ll have made leaps & bounds in progress. The harder you fall, the deeper the lesson is learned & ingrained.

As you begin to work, then the struggles you have are that you are not valued, you are not valued in what you do. Other people are more valued in the arena than you, they’ll call you in in the morning, and they won’t work you in until late afternoon, you’re the last one to be dismissed. They don’t care about your time, they’ll just keep you around. You get your feelings stepped on, a lot. That’s the next stage of struggle that you must work through.

The thing that struck me immediately, was that I knew what I didn’t know.

Always assume the audience is smarter than you.

Crystalize your existence, and do something about it. Don’t make excuses, don’t blame anyone. It comes down to you. Excuses are like assholes, they shouldn’t be anywhere near your tongue. You know what you need to do if you want to get better. Practice. Practice. Practice. Find the ‘sweet spot’ where something is just outside of your reach, you have to struggle & fight to figure it out & achieve it, but when you do, you feel unstoppable… Limitless. Deep practice. The Clint Eastwood stare… make errors, pause, go back & slow it down at a pace you can work with, figure it out, then speed it back up. Work in chunks, the smallest chunks possible. These chunks create the first piece of a larger chunk, and it continues. Self discipline, and practice, practice, practice.

Our job is to figure out our place, know what we were destined for, then go for it, and go for it with some grace. But not the grace of effortlessness or seamlessness, but the grace of passion, failing forward, getting stuck & feeling like you have no where to turn but you keep showing up. That’s grace.

When you become more successful, and you get more offers than you lose, you get offered gigs & opportunities where you don’t even need to audition, that’s awfully nice. Then the problem you have is, you lose your friends, you don’t have those friends anymore. Now instead you have people who are jealous, they feel that you have more success than you deserve, you have ‘their’ career. You have to deal with the loneliness of that. And then you find that you always have a true friend in your passion, and that you realize that now you have more time to put in to your love of producing & music, you realize you have a very true companion in your passion, and then it all feels much better.

Everyone is significant, everyone is important. We all have the capacity for excellence, and for greatness, we just need to hit pause once in a while and take a look at US instead of worrying what everyone else thinks about us, or what everyone else is doing, or what we might be missing out on. Before we can help others, we have to be help ourselves first. It’s up to you whether you wake up to it & do something with it.

Key #2 coming soon to a screen near you

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