On our side of the planet, people are so rushed to do things. They’re not focused on the present. They are in a zombie mode state. More people just need to wake up and “smell the roses”
If you’re not a morning person, I’m sure can be if you want to. I used to be a night owl but now I enjoy the morning. I’ve been waking up around 6:30 recently but for me it’s nice to feel the calmness in the morning. I feel more alert and more in control and helps me get stuff I need to do done. So I totally recommend waking up early.
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You will have situations that people are going to need you. That’s when you got to learn to say no. The most valuable currency isn’t money, its time. Money will come and go, and you can always make more but with time once you spend it, it is gone forever.
It’s human nature for us to be creative. Everyone has it. From the clothes we wear, to how we think, to how we write and even how we talk with the words we choose.
The real boldness of creativity is merging it with discipline. Once discipline is implemented. Nothing can stop you. One can’t live without the other.
As for many college students, there come a time after we graduate and some of us say “Hey! What am I going to do with my life?”. I’m talking about us liberal-arts majors in specific.
In order to get skills, you have to be open to new experiences.
1) Blogging is one good reason. It helps with writing and analytical skills and markets you as a person. (I just blog for the enjoyment of it)
2)Develop projects that are related in your field of interest. For me I’m working on a startup called Songcake. (I’ll give out details soon). I love tech, the silicon valley culture however I suck at coding, but if I have an idea I know what to do.
I’ve learn so many skills through this first startup of mine, its makes me employable.
There comes a point that you’ve had enough listening. Enough lectures, enough talks, enough interviews, to learn from. It’s time to and speed up that process. What you put in will make you learn so much about yourself and the experiences you have that no external advice can measure up to.
I use to think that design didn’t matter when I was younger but now I realize that design does matter in terms of business, solving problems and for the joy of creativity and beauty for its own sake. Like the iCup for example, its solves the problem for people having cold travel mugs for the day. The solution is a design itself!
I know I show a lot of Seth Godin videos but this has to be one of the best videos I’ve seen.
I used to think speed is better than perfection because you can always make up for you mistakes later on, but I think getting things done right the first time is way better than speed. Look at Microsoft and Apple. Microsoft does things with speed. Every year they always come out with new software products with new features added on. Apple does release new products every year as well except they try to perfect things to make them better, and not for the incentive to make money. Which two companies would you rather work for?