This past weekend Kevin and I participated in "Startup Weekend" here in Calgary. The event is a culmination of putting 80 entrepreneurs in a room, pitching ideas, selecting the best ones, forming teams, and then speaking 56 hours building these new businesses as much as possible to compete in a final presentation in front of a panel of judges... with various prizes going to the winners.
With bills to pay and mouths to feed, it can be easy to get stuck in a job you don't enjoy. This world is full of opportunities for you to make money doing something you enjoy. Those opportunities aren't always easy to see but they always start with developing relationships.
The desire to grow lives inside all of us. The pain that comes with growing causes a large percentage of people to avoid it at all costs. There's something you can do to make growing easier on you.
Whatever you're doing with your life right now, whether you already have a job, you're still in school or just stuck in limbo, take a quick moment to think and ask yourself: "Is this something worth fighting for?" But what is something worth fighting for? Find out inside.
Although success means something different to every individual, there is one universal characteristic that applies to every definition. Do you know the fact that separates people who fail from people who achieve everything they've ever wanted?
I used to believe that mindsets were the only thing that separated success from failure, in the accomplishment of any of your dreams. This weekend showed me that the world is more than the mind.
Is what you're doing now, in line with what you would love to do? Bootcamp this weekend inspired me to appreciate my existence. The students this weekend taught me that life is about making what you do now, in line with what you would love to do.
In this world there are three types of people. There are the people who think, and there are the people who work for the thinkers. There is also the people who think, and work for themselves.
The other day on Facebook, I saw a comment someone posted suggesting that instead of working hard and getting paid accordingly, you should "join a union" so "it doesn't make a difference if the next guy in line is Jesus Christ himself." This guys definition of success was "job security and lots of benefits." I couldn't disagree more. Find out why, and what you should focus on instead, inside.
It's been a year since I've decided to dedicate myself to the path of self - development. This past year has brought success, failure, ambition, passion, hate, love, self - esteem but most importantly; valuable lessons. One is only as old as their experiences, and my environment has caused the experiences in my life to surface the wisdom of age.