Welcome back to our Episode #68 of The Daily Interaction podcast. Today’s topic is inspired by a personal story; I titled it: Why Being a Copycat Destroys Your True Essence, and yes, there is a copycat in my life and you know what, she is sadly destroying her own true essence by copying work and my style and my way of running my business, and what a terrible act of self-sabotage.
“If you want to be happy, be.” ~Tolstoy
Happiness. Oh that elusive, fleeting sensation that we constantly yearn for, wonder about, discuss ad nauseam, search and find only to lose again. In the end, there is one thing we may all be able to agree on when it comes to the state of happiness: [Read more…] about On Minimalism & Being Happy: Tammy Strobel’s “You Can Buy Happiness”
A Conversation with Jackie Chan at TIFF 2012
We are back for the 4th year in a row to the Toronto International Film Festival, baby. Oh time, why dost thou fly? I still remember the 2009 TIFF films like it was just a week ago! This year’s highlight so far was A Conversation with Jackie Chan. I was engrossed in how much he shared and how much I learned about running a business and being the best person I can be. [Read more…] about 17 Business Lessons from a Conversation with Jackie Chan
“People have frequently complained about the manner in which death interrupts life.” ~Tolstoy
I read The Death of Ivan Illyich not only because it is the work of brilliant Leo Tolstoy, a genius whose every prose cuts through my heart, but also because Dr. Wayne Dyer once said that reading this book at 19 completely changed his thinking. As if that were not enough, I fondly remember how my mom read this book as part of an English class assignment in college; she went to college at the same time as me (I was so proud of her, by the way), and Tolstoy even had my mom talking about this book to her family! [Read more…] about What Tolstoy Shows About Life in “The Death of Ivan Illyich”
Before you get all bent out of shape from the headline, let me point out that I do not deny the validity of reasons to getting a job. Heavens no, so relax. There are good reasons to working for an establishment and earning a paycheck. I have had plenty of jobs and at least one really cushy job and one day, I may write about The Worst and Best Jobs I Ever Had, and we can swap fun stories over comments and coffee.
But that’s not the agenda for today. [Read more…] about 72 Reasons You Should Never Get A Job