- Tiny houses for those who are homeless.
- What Danforth Ave. used to look like
- 3 female entrepreneurs on getting started and gaining confidence.
- How to give proper attribution.
A short list and a very long week 🙂
A short list and a very long week 🙂
I hear you. Message received.
I was working on my computer one day, when suddenly a document appeared on the screen. It was someone’s academic paper…
I didn’t recognize any of the names.
Did someone send it to me by accident?
I went to my Shared with Me folder.
The document wasn’t there.
Did I click on it when doing a search?
I Google searched the title.
How the hell did I get this?
And how amazing
to get a random paper
about a topic I’ve been thinking about
for 3 years
Something that I know
is what I’m supposed to do,
I just don’t know how
to bring it all together
I also love that the paper was written December 3, 2014.
December 3rd was my Grandpa Pud’s birthday.
December 3rd was the day he proposed to Grandma Lainie.
I’ll take it as a sign.
I’m not usually a big woo woo person,
but I’ll take this.
I’ll hold this one close.
I’m going to figure it out.
Note from Lainie:
I did a search of the course code. It seems as though THEA 250 is a course code for an undergraduate course out of The University of Fraser Valley.
And I told my Mom the story of getting this paper. She smiled. She told me about her experience with something similar. While she was working one day, a window popped up on her screen with a job posting. She had no idea how it got there. It ended up being for the job that she’s currently in.
You need to try it. It’s only a few questions and my results were bang on.
According to the quiz, I’m a visionary.
My Creative Strengths:
Full of big ideas, ability to see potential and possibility everywhere
Using your visions to fuel consistent daily action
You live in a world of infinite possibilities, preferring to see things not as they are but as they could be. You know that life is limited only by the boundaries of your own beliefs, and you’re driven to push the limits of, well, everything.
Emotional, passion-driven, and full of ideas, the VISIONARY combines a vivid imagination with a desire for practical solutions. Your introspective and intuitive nature is balanced by a keen interest in the world around you and a desire to contribute to society.
Charismatic and expressive, you love sharing your ideas and visions with others and creating community around shared values and ideals. Your greatest gift? The ability to see the spark of potential in everything and everyone, and to inspire others to see it, too. You’re able to guide people toward an invisible horizon with a rare generosity of spirit and strength of conviction.
Don’t get stuck in the dreaming stage, VISIONARY. Your greatest challenge—and true power—lies in learning to take consistent daily action to create the future you envision.
Seek out the “voice of reason” of the THINKER type to help you take a grounded, rational approach to your creative work. The THINKER’s deep perception and probing intellect lend a powerful clarity that can bring your visions into sharper focus.
So needless to say, I need to find some thinkers out there to help me get my ideas together and out there! Take the quiz and let me know what you get.
1. Modern Shift Dress pattern from Wiksten.
If I had my life to live over again,
I’d dare to make more mistakes next time.
I’d limber up.
I’d be sillier than I’ve been this trip.
I would take fewer things seriously.
I would take more chances,
I would eat more ice cream and less beans.
I would, perhaps, have more actual troubles but fewer imaginary ones.
you see, I’m one of those people who was sensible and sane,
hour after hour,
day after day.
Oh, I’ve had my moments.
If I had to do it over again,
I’d have more of them.
In fact, I’d try to have nothing else- just moments,
one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day.
I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot-water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute.
If I could do it again, I would travel lighter than I have.
If I had to live my life over,
I would start barefoot earlier in the spring
and stay that way later in the fall.
I would go to more dances,
I would ride more merry-go-rounds,
I would pick more daisies.
– Nadine Stair, Louisville at 85 years of age
I love everything about this. The perspective that one has at the end of their life… it’s something that I would like to have now.
We are motivated by the desire to fulfill these 6 core needs:
We all share these needs, but we place different value on each. It’s what makes us different.
Based on his experiences working with over 3 million people, Tony Robbins is the one who has coined these 6 fundamental emotional needs. They form the basis of every choice we make and your top 2 needs are said to create your destination in life.
Do you know what your top 2 would be? Tony has a free online quiz to help narrow down your driving force. It’s worth a try to see if you connect to the results or not.
I should also say that when I think of Tony Robbins, I immediately picture a guy on stage who is an evangelist of sorts (sorry, no offense). I’m a bit skeptical. But after reading the list of needs, I was curious to know more. Developing awareness of who we are and why we do what we do…that stuff is fascinating to me. I do my best to try and stay open to the ideas regardless of the source.
If you like learning more about yourself and thinking about your actions, here are a few things to check out…
Would love to hear what you think of this. Feel free to add a comment.