Tag: quotes

How’s the serenity?

“How’s the serenity?” – Darryl Kerrigan There’s a delicious irony about this sentiment. I’m currently on holidays. The journey to get here was challenging, what with airports, shuttle buses, hire car companies, and an eleven-strong contingent of family – most

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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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Where words fail, music speaks

“Where words fail, music speaks.” – Hans Christian Andersen I’m sure you can relate. There are some times where I simply can’t express myself, and I have to retreat into the world of music to find the language for me.

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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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Put yourself first.

“Put yourself first.” This isn’t being selfish. Instead, it’s knowing when you need to focus inward rather than outward. Making your own nourishment, success and health your number one priority, instead of everyone else’s nourishment, success and health. I needed

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Better keep yourself clean and bright

“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.” – George Bernard Shaw I’m pretty mentally exhausted at the moment, so I don’t have anything to add to this IQ this morning. But

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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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Get up early.

“Get up early.” It might seem that I’m going all Sergeant Hulka on you (nod Bill Murray and Stripes) telling you to LOOK UP and GET UP EARLY and stuff like that… …but it’s all coming from LOVE. I have

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Look up

“Look up.” I walked to post a letter this afternoon.   … The golden afternoon light wrapped itself tightly around the treetops, an absent lover making up for lost time. Tickled by the sweet breath of the West, the trees swayed

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To keep the body in good health

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”  – Buddha I can speak to this with direct, right now, first-hand experience. My brain is currently a bit

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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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‘It is finished’ is the triumphant cry

“‘It is finished’ is the triumphant cry that what I came to do has been done. All is accomplished, completed, fulfilled work.” – Stanley Hauerwas The bus design is finished. I am spent. Now on with the other 4,017,216 projects

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Help

“Help.” – a friend. – your family. – an old lady cross the street. – your partner. – the poor. – those in need. – a work colleague. – your children. – a stranger. – I need somebody. (Thanks guys.)

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Life loves you

“Life loves you.” It’s true. Really. It’s worth reminding yourself though, especially when you’re feeling a bit garbage. Bel and I have a daily affirmation (among others): “Life loves us, and provides for us well.” It really is a beautiful

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Some days you just gotta hustle.

“Some days you just gotta hustle.” Today’s IQ is rather late. Sorry about that. Let me tell you a story about why. A few days ago, some clients arrived at my door for their appointment to view their family portraits. One

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Run after that which gives you life

“Run after that which gives you life.” – Aaron Curtis Today’s IQ goes out to one of my dearest Misfits, Aaron from Colorado, USA. He’s been on a real adventure over the last two years since we first met –

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What are you willing to fight for?

“What are you willing to fight for?” Back in Fargo at MisfitCon, I was listening to a speech by David Baeza. David is, among other things, a crossfit junkie, a really smart guy, a marketer, and a technology entrepreneur. He

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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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If the world seems cold to you

“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.” – Lucy Larcom I am struggling with winter. This happens every year, and every year I struggle with it. I think it’s a combination of a 1910’s-era home

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Happiness lies in the joy of achievement

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt Happiness lies in other places, too. But right now, I have to agree with Roosevelt. I’m getting an enormous sense of enjoyment and

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