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Quotes of a Lifetime

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

It’s funny how the clichés in life that we once scoffed at, truly create a strong foundation for do-gooders and go-getters. All those random sayings that teachers, parents, and family elders would throw in our faces, actually were worth listening too and following. Because now, in our older age; we strive to reach such simple ideals and uphold such simple values. If only we understood the importance of those mundane clichés at an earlier age… imagine where we would be and where the world would be now. But alas, teenagers are meant to be teenagers and adults, adults, and the youth will continue to ignore the advice we now know is legit.

Because now, I find myself using the once annoying quotes as stepping stones on my path to success and happiness. They truly are words of wisdom that have carried on through the ages, and for a good reason… they speak the truth. And for people who want to do-good and achieve personal greatness, a path of honesty can lead them farther than a path of deceit.

But as a young kid, honesty wasn’t a top priority of mine, as I’m sure it wasn’t for many of you. Building the perfect obstacle course for my remote control car or finding a way to sneak an Oreo from the cookie jar were my main focuses. Besides, I hadn’t seen enough of the world to comprehend the negativity and deceitfulness it carries. And so, all those words of wisdom were lost to me; they went in one ear and out the other… after all, how could words hold more power than the coolness of my toy collection?

Even in junior high and high school, when truth and dishonesty were ideals all teenagers gambled with, the old, fuddy-duddy words of my superiors couldn’t strike a chord with me because fighting against authority was a priority. Why do anything or take anything seriously from adults bent on ruining my life and telling me what to do?

And then I became an entrepreneur…

I had to focus my energy and ideals, learn how to impress the right people and more importantly, gain their respect, and figure out how to build a business from the ground up on my own.

During this time all those annoying sayings, everything that was said to me to try and teach me lesson, all those clichés suddenly made sense and carried power…

“Actions speak louder than words;” “Treat others how you’d like to be treated;” “Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched;” “Rome wasn’t built in a day;” ALL became valid ideals and platforms to build my emerging business.

Only by doing something and completing various tasks would people believe my written proposals; being sincere and appreciative of fellow businessman would earn me their respect; never assuming my gains would keep my business in balance; and never giving up hope, working every day, and retaining a high level of patience would help my business dreams become a reality.

So as you see, those clichés and annoying sayings carry the weight and truth of generations. We’ve all heard them, numerous times at least, and whether they reverberate within your being or not, I’ve learned the hard way, of their steadfast truth…

So for all you youngsters out there; don’t mock your elders, because one day you’ll realize and appreciate the truth to their words of wisdom…

Beautiful Words of Wisdom Part 1 of 3

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

A Short Story That Changed My Perspective

No matter the situation or circumstances when beautiful words of wisdom are spoken they have a unique way of shedding light on complicated issues, lifting spirits, offering guidance and insight, and can even make one view the world with a much clearer perspective…

Over the summer I had the pleasure of flying around the world on business.  During my trip there was plenty of time for reflecting on and taking stock of my life, which allowed me to gain an incredible amount of wisdom that I’ll always be grateful for having learned.

Amidst the whirlwind of this working trip I met a wise, young unknown artist who shared with me his unique perspective on how we should view our lives.  And given everything that eventually transpired during this exciting yet tumultuous time, in a way it felt like his words had been created just for me…

Or maybe, just maybe, my late father chose this young man to convey yet another one of his beautiful teachings…

In any event, the beautiful short story he shared with me touched my soul in a way that I’ll never forget.  The more I think about what he said and how his transcendent words came to life, the more enriched my own life becomes.

This chance encounter helped me to view things that were going on in my life, whether personal or profession, through a new and very pretty prism.

The Power of Positive Thinking

Though I always strive to be the eternal optimist, I’m also one of those kinds of guys who doesn’t like change.  Given my druthers I’d rather deal with the familiar, which I know isn’t the most enlightened way to view the world, but deep down inside that’s just a big part of who I am.

Now I know all the women out there are probably thinking “surprise surprise—you are a man after all”… But all stereotypical male behavior aside, where I think this stems from is the fact that I grew up an only child.  Often I had the full attention of both parents, which enabled me to engage in a great deal of positive behavior that was constantly being validated and reinforced.

Looking back on all that now I believe this positivity laid the foundation for what would inevitably become the basis for my inspiring outlook on life.  The man whom I’ve naturally become is passionate, thoughtful, intense, driven and worldly…

And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

The power of positive thinking and how it affects everything about your personality has been well researched, but what I really want people to understand is that they’ll never be able to open up to all of life’s possibilities without first possessing the ability to simply drop all negativity.

Eight Countries in Six Weeks

During the summer I traveled through eight countries in six weeks.  I had numerous speaking engagements scheduled, but there was plenty of time to meet up with old friends.  Now although I was of course looking forward to this trip with all the excitement of a kid on Christmas Eve, there were many facets of it which wound up exacerbating the perils of my chosen path in life.

The entire trip ended up being a whirlwind of travel and personal loss.  There were countless exquisite moments, like when I was sitting along the harbor in Sydney basking in the warm Australian sun, or when I was walking the streets of Paris contemplating the state of my shaky relationship…

One of the many things I love about what I do for a living is that I get to see the world.  I’ve always loved learning about other cultures and seeing the way other people live, but the personal price I pay for this is, for lack of a more subtle phrase, a stiff one.