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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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Today you are you!

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” – Dr Seuss Milestones are a beautiful thing. Today marks two significant ones: my 37th birthday, and the 600th IQ I’ve published! Amazing,

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I told you that we could fly

“I told you That we could fly ‘Cause we all have wings But some of us don’t know why” – Michael Hutchence Taken from this song – and yet, an amazing thought in itself. We DO all have wings. I experienced

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Touch one heart, touch one soul

“Touch one heart, touch one soul. I know it’s cliché, but it’s seriously gold.”  – Steve Pajor Today’s IQ comes from a mate of mine – Steve Pajor. An artist, a surfer, a father, a friend. The painting in the

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Stop Making Excuses

“Stop making excuses.” Yep. You heard me. You know, the ones like: “I’m tired.” “Someone else let me down.” “I didn’t have time.” “It’s not my fault.” “It’s raining.” And so on. You know in your heart when you’re making

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Get Up!

“Get Up!” – out of bed. – off your butt. – and be counted. – stand up. – I gotta loosen this load. – and make a difference. – and move. Inspired by the You Am I song, which started

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Work Hard, Play Hard, Have Fun

“Work hard, play hard, have fun.” Every Wednesday morning for most of the school year, Indrani has had band practice at 8am – a slightly earlier start than usual, and it has mostly been me that takes her to band

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Let every dawn be to you

“Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.” – John Ruskin Make every day count. Be kind to yourself and others, because each day is a new

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The only thing worse than being blind

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” – Helen Keller Having vision is the art of seeing what could be. It takes stillness, reflection, and time to cultivate meaningful vision, along with life experiences

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When there is no peril

“When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.” – Pierre Corneille I watched The Truman Show again last night, after a gap of YEARS. (Sadly I had to sit through a LOT of

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Hide not your talents

“Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” – Benjamin Franklin Interesting use of rhyme, Mr Franklin. Also, an interesting use of the notion of applied purpose. A sundial in the shade is

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If you’re bored

“If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.” – Lou Holtz Don’t panic… I’m not bored with life. I just know that I

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Dance with fear

“Dance with fear. Dance with done. Dance with the resistance. Dance with each other. Dance with art.” – Seth Godin Right now, in this moment, I cannot tell you how much this quote means to me. I also cannot tell

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No is the foundation

“No is the foundation that we can build our yes on.” – Seth Godin Two Seth quotes within about a week? Yep. The guy is THAT good. I’m convinced that today’s quote has to be a part of my life

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Unity is strength

“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek Today’s IQ is dedicated to my amazing wife, and our magnificent two kids. We work really, really well as a family – most of the

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When you look back on life

“When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.” – H. Jackson Browne, Jr. Today’s image taken by my lovely wife, on the morning of our dear friends Ann

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I have always believed

“I have always believed in the magic of childhood and think that if you get your life right that magic should never end.” – Colin Thompson Colin Thompson is the man who brought us such amazing kids picture books as

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Is Freedom

“Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.” – Epictetus The long saga of selling our apartment is officially complete. The apartment settled yesterday. Today we are mortgage free and cashed-up to buy a

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The way back

“The way back will always be there. The way forward may not.” – Unknown This one goes out to my brother in law Lance, who is living and working in Paris, France right now. We had a great hour-and-a-half Skype

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Chase your dreams

“Chase your dreams until you catch them… and then dream, catch, and dream again!” – Dee Marie Today’s IQ goes out to my little sister Bree, the youngest of my siblings. She’s just started a new business called Dream Abreeze making

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Sometimes we need clouds

“Sometimes we need clouds to remind us why we love the sun.” Today was a day of disappointment. No, actually, it was a day of Disappointment. Capital D. Firstly, around 9am, I got an email saying my wife and I

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