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The aim of art

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle There is a joy, a rapture, that I find in projects that are creative and for people I like. I got

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Life is a travelling to the edge

“Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.” – D.H. Lawrence So it is. I’ve been blessed by a few soft landings from said leaps recently. Either way, it’s important to remember that we must,

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Switch off.

“Switch Off.” My apologies for a late dispatch this morning. But here’s the reason, and subsequent inspiration for today’s IQ: Background: I deleted the Facebook app from my iPhone (again) around the middle of last week, and I think it

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The walls we build

“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” – Jim Rohn I think the key here is to embrace our sadness, our down days, our insipid feelings, as much as we embrace the

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The only way

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Today’s IQ goes out to my dear, distant Misfit friends, who helped me out of a pickle yesterday. It is also something for me to reflect upon.

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Welcome

“Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities.” – Ralph Marston Happy New Year! What a year 2013 has been! I have SOOO much to be grateful for, and so many lessons to learn and re-learn.

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Living at risk

“Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.” – Ray Bradbury Hello my dear friend. I’ve been a little quiet lately, because I’m working on some BIG projects. Stay tuned. More info next week.

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I mean, I’m happy

“I mean, I’m happy to create an evil army to destroy the world, but nobody messes with my family.” – Dr. Nefario Today’s quote comes to you courtesy of the film Despicable Me 2. I watched it last night with my wife.

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I have found the paradox

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” – Mother Teresa There’s something to be learned from old married couples: the concept of comfortable love. Comfortable love

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Love is a force

“Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.”

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Suddenly a mist fell from my eyes

“Suddenly a mist fell from my eyes and I knew the way I had to take.” – Edvard Grieg Today’s quote comes from a Norwegian composer, who wrote a famous piece called… “In the Hall of the Something Something. Anyone?

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A little nonsense now and then

“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” – Roald Dahl Three important points to make today: 1) I’m very sorry I missed yesterday’s IQ. I got home late from a shoot, remembered that I had

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Find joy in everything you do

“Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.” – Chuck Palahniuk Today’s quote was originally going to be purely about relationships, because I’ve been having this sporadic

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Eat healthy.

“Eat healthy. Be healthy. Think healthy.” – Indrani Smith. Yes, I’m related to the person who gave us today’s quote. It is, in fact, my 7-year-old daughter, Indrani. Tonight, just after dinner, Indrani grabbed her journal. “I have something to

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In life’s winter

“In life’s winter, find your invincible summer.” – Unknown. For some reason, there were gremlins in the machine yesterday, and the IQ didn’t send out properly – even when it appeared for all intents & purposes that it had sent.

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness

Today’s IQ will reach you on the last day of the Australian Financial Year. Exciting times, hey? Especially if you’re an accountant or financial-industry-person. Why am I telling you that? I have no idea. Honestly. Actually, it’s probably because I

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17 May 2013

This picture reminded me of a Stairway to Heaven, hence the quote. I sometimes feel I was born in the wrong era – SOOO much of what I love about music, surf culture, and art came from the late 60’s

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10 May 2013

Today’s IQ is dedicated to my amazing wife, Belinda. She is the sunshine in my days, the sparkle in my soda, and the spring in my step. I am grateful EVERY SINGLE DAY for having her in my life. I

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