Tag: Crescent Head

Have patience with all things

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.” – Saint Francis de Sales This quote is

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Listen

“Listen.” Today’s IQ is a video one, too. This was shot a few years back at Crescent Head, our summer holiday destination of choice for the past 5 years. I love the gentle clunking noise made by the stones on the

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Take a break

“Take a break.” Exactly. That’s why I’m going on a week’s holiday to tropical Cairns, leaving in a few hours! (For my international readers, Cairns is here.) I’ll still be delivering daily IQs, although they may well be more philosophical,

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Givers gain

“Givers gain.” – Dr Ivan Misner Today’s quote is by the guy that started Business Networking International – or BNI for short. The honest truth is I had a whole load of stuff I wanted to say about this IQ

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Be calm today

“Be calm today.” More of a reminder for me, than anything else. But I hope it helps you have a calm day, too. With love, and calmness, Israel. xo  

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Between two worlds life hovers like a star

“Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon’s verge.” – Lord Byron A bit of poetry for your day, complemented beautifully by this shot of sunrise at Crescent Head. What does this quote

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Rock it.

“ROCK IT.” Today’s IQ is dedicated to all of you. May you ROCK whatever IT is for you, in your day, in your life, in your own way. Take the bull by the horns, take charge, throw your hands in the

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Change your internal script

“Change your internal script.”  Unless your life is amazing in every way, in every aspect. If that’s you, don’t change your internal script, because the current one is working. I read an article yesterday – this one – about how

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The Bumps In The Road

“The bumps in the road make the ride more fun.” – Unknown It’s true, although I would suggest it holds more easily true in hindsight. A friend of mine – Alan Fawcett – who interviewed me for the Infinite Pie podcast, tells

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Strength and growth

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill Man, I am struggling right now. I am struggling with the massive changes in our life, I am struggling my own expectations about myself and my work, and

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Just be patient

“Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don’t rush. Be quick, but don’t hurry.” – Earl Monroe Earl Monroe is a former professional basketball player in the NBA, with a distinctive style, and amazing ball-handling skill. I watched this

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NO is always the answer

“NO is always the answer to a question that hasn’t been asked.” Or, more commonly: If you don’t ask, you don’t get. Inspired by the generous soul stationed at the ticket gates, who allowed Belinda, me, and our two kids

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Never be in a hurry

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” – Saint Francis de Sales I was working with Indrani on her

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The thing about perfection

“The thing about perfection is it’s unknowable. It’s impossible. But it’s always right in front of you.” – Kevin Flynn Watched TRON:Legacy tonight. (That explains the font, and the quote.) I’ve been thinking about perfection a lot, and this quote happened

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The beginning

“The beginning is half of every action.” – Greek proverb This is a gem from the Getting Things Done book I started late last week. Simple, yet kick-in-the-pants effective. Use it wisely, and enjoy :) I also wanted to take

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When you pray

“When you pray, move your feet.” – African Proverb Today’s quote came from a great book I’m reading called “Money: A Love Story” by Kate Northrup. It’s funny how, when you have a lesson you need to learn, you keep

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With the pride of the artist

“With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists with the small trumpet of your defiance.” – Norman Mailer Today, my trumpet of defiance was feeling quite small – to the point where

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Leave a mark

“Leave a mark they can’t erase, neither space nor time.” – Jay-Z At MisfitConf in Fargo last year, Justin Levy gave a presentation about life, overcoming challenges and obstacles, and Jay-Z. He even used this Jay-Z quote. At the time

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Give Up the Beat Up

“Give Up the Beat Up.” I had a dream last night that inspired today’s quote. I was travelling through Amsterdam with my wife, my daughter, and (I think) my sister-in-law,  but for some random reason, NOT my son. At one

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The Strength of a Nation

“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” – Confucius Today was an utterly horrible day at home. It started slow, with me getting another 8-hour-plus sleep, and waking up terribly foggy. I will conduct some experiments on

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Talk about it.

“Talk about it.” I love a chat. No, honestly. If you have met me in person, you know that my words tumble all over each other, I constantly tell long, meandering stories, and I can easily lose hours in the simple

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