“Your career goals aren’t gonna reach themselves, so don’t let another day go by when you don’t advance towards them when you had the opportunity to. Your motivation and provocativeness will separate you from the pack, and your decisions will guide you in the right direction. Yesterday you said you would start today. Get your mind right so you can achieve your goals.” To view list [Read more...]
“On the Road,” Steve Hartman meets a New York photographer who asks strangers on the street to pose as though they’re couples, friends or family. To view this video [Read more...]
Confidence is quiet: It’s a natural expression of ability, expertise, and self-regard. Learn the qualities [Read more...]
Its always good to see family, see commercial below… [Read more...]
Here is an illustrator and art director who comes from the equator. Javier Pérez performs here a fun series with photos on his Instagram account. Check them out [Read more...]
Meditation is the art of focusing 100% of your attention in one area. The practice comes with a myriad of well-publicized health benefits including increased concentration, decreased anxiety, and a general feeling of happiness.
Although a great number of people try meditation at some point in their lives, a small percentage actually stick with it for the long-term. This is unfortunate, and a possible reason is that many beginners do not begin with a mindset needed to make the practice sustainable. [Read more...]
“Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
Happiness is one aspiration all people share. No one wants to be sad and depressed. [Read more...]
It’s no secret that the essence of Broccoli City derives from the energy of youth. So when we began to build out an idea that became known as the Smile Project – a premier, family friendly street carnival–it was a foregone conclusion that we’d enlist the partnership of some of DC’s remarkable young students. Enter the sustainability patrols: a program employed by the District Department of Environment, consisting of DC Public School students who are selected each year to ensure the sustainability of their schools. Now, I’ve been introduced to some super dope educational concepts over the years, but this program takes it to another level! Considering I was a safety patrol in my day; an honor I held at the highest regard, this new version of what that position entails reflects the times in which we now live adequately. [Read more...]
1. Time doesn’t fill me. I fill time.
Deadlines and time frames establish parameters, but typically not in a good way. The average person who is given two weeks to complete a task will instinctively adjust his effort so it actually takes two weeks.
Forget deadlines, at least as a way to manage your activity. Tasks should only take as long as they need to take. Do everything as quickly and effectively as you can. Then use your “free” time to get other things done just as quickly and effectively.
Average people allow time to impose its will on them; remarkable people impose their will on their time.
2. The people around me are the people I chose.
Some of your employees drive you nuts. Some of your customers are obnoxious. Some of your friends are selfish, all-about-me jerks.
You chose them. If the people around you make you unhappy it’s not their fault. It’s your fault. They’re in your professional or personal life because you drew them to you–and you let them remain.
Looks like a lot of fun!
Innerspace Productions, develops customized high performance submersible watercrafts called Seabreachers. Founded in 1997 by Rob Innes (a New Zealand boat builder) and Dan Piazza (a machinist), the vessels can go up to 40mph on the surface and 20mph under water. Because they are positively buoyant, the vessel cannot sink. When diving too deep, the engine will immediately lose power and the craft will float back up to the surface. The watercraft can jump, dive and roll much like the sharks and dolphins they were designed to mirror.
When: Saturday, September 21st at 9am-Noon
Where: Surfas in Culver City (8777 W Washington Blvd)
What: A chance for urban farmers, backyard growers and community gardeners throughout Los Angeles to showcase the best produce from their summer gardens!
Participants can submit produce in one of three categories:
Tastiest tomato: a chance to share your favorite tomato varietals with your friends and neighbors.
Edible Oddity: anything from oversize pumpkins to unusual crop varieties are fair game.
Best-in-show: A subjective evaluation by the judges of the most “impressive” vegetable submission.
A panel of three urban farming experts – Kevin West, author of Saving the Season; Brandon McEachern of Broccoli City; and Renee Gunther of Daily Organics – will then select the winners for each category and award prizes.
Following the state fair portion of the event, Kevin West will conduct a cooking demonstration, where he will prepare a homemade tomato sauce using tomatoes from the event.
To reserve your spot in the state fair competition, please send an email to StateFair@farmscapegardens.com with your name and the category(s) in which you would like to submit produce. Participation will be limited to the first 25 submissions in each category. Walk-ins on the day of the event are welcome, although we cannot guarantee space (capacity is 85 people).
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Thought-provoking quotes – seemingly simple, yet interestingly profound phrases that have the power to get our minds thinking straight.
1. Dealing with Problems
“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”
Too often, a conversation results in wasted time — and nothing productive to show for it. Whether you’ve run into someone at a conference or you have a scheduled call, you can use specific tactics to have a more meaningful conversation. Here are 13 ways to add meaning to your conversations:
1. Don’t get too excited about your next thought.
People can tell when you aren’t truly listening because you just can’t wait to spit your next thought out. Before they’ve finished, you’re already eager to tell them about an amazing experience you had. Make it a point to listen before you speak. If your story’s really interesting, it will still be interesting in five minutes. [Read more...]
Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple,
and the simple thing is the right thing.
- Oscar Wilde
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When Mica Angela Hendricks, a professional illustrator, bought a new sketchbook, her young daughter ditched her own art supplies and wanted to contribute to her mothers work. The result is a charming combination of grown up perfection and youthful imagination.
Mica Hendricks is an admitted perfectionist, so sharing her high quality art supplies was a challenge… not to mention letting a young mind modify her drawings. That’s how their teamwork has played out though. Hendricks does a drawing of a head (often inspired by vintage movie stills) and then her daughter adds pen and marker drawings of her own. [Read more...]
The art of communication is one of the most important skills one should have. Be it personal or professional; oral or written, there is something to be said about a person who is able to communicate a message effectively.
Check out this cool infographic explaining the steps to becoming a masterful communicator.
Some of the best motivational stories derive from sports: Zach Hodskins, a student athlete born with one arm, accepted an offer to pursue his dream of playing college basketball with the University of Florida as a preferred walk-on.
Thank you, Zach, for showing us once again that no goal is unattainable through faith and hard work.