Archive for January, 2012

Go for it baby! Life ain’t no dress rehearsal. ..

January 30, 2012

Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968) was an award-winning American actress of the stage and screen, talk-show host, and bonne vivante. Bankhead was also known for her deep voice, flamboyant personality, romances with men and women, and support of liberal causes, which broke with the tendency of Southern Democrats at the time to support a more conservative agenda.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tallulah_Bankhead

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If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.

January 29, 2012

Gail Sheehy

Gail Sheehy (born November 15, 1937, Mamaroneck, New York) is an American writer and lecturer, most notable for her books on life and the life cycle. She is also a contributor to Vanity Fair magazine.

Her fifth book, Passages, was called “a road map of adult life”. Several of her books continue the theme of passages through life’s stages, including menopause and what she calls “Second Adulthood”, including Pathfinders, Spirit of Survival, and Menopause: The Silent Passage. Her latest book, Sex and the Seasoned Woman, reveals a hidden cultural phenomenon: a surge of vitality in women’s sex and love lives after age fifty. She wrote a biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Hillary’s Choice. Her novel Middletown, America is being adapted as a TV miniseries.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gail_Sheehy

It doesn’t make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement…

January 28, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday Jackson Pollock

Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it…

January 27, 2012

Dee Hock

Dee Ward Hock (born 1929) is the founder and former CEO of the VISA credit card association. In 1968, Hock convinced Bank of America to give up ownership and control of their BankAmericard credit card program. The new company, called National BankAmerica, was a non-stock membership corporation equally owned by its member banks. The name was changed to VISA in 1976.

In May 1984, Hock resigned his management role with Visa, retiring to spend almost 10 years in relative isolation working a 200-acre (0.81 km2) parcel of land to the west of Silicon Valley. He was inducted into Junior Achievement’s U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 1991, and the Money magazine hall of fame in 1992.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee_Hock

When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man…

January 26, 2012

Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, writer, producer, and photographer, who lived in England during most of the last four decades of his career. Kubrick was noted for the scrupulous care with which he chose his subjects, a slow method of working, the variety of genres he worked in, technical perfectionism, reluctance to talk about his films, and reclusiveness. He maintained almost complete artistic control, but with the rare advantage of big-studio financial support for all his endeavors. It was his fourth film, Paths of Glory (1957), that brought him attention from many critics. It was the first of three films of his about the dehumanizing effects of war.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Kubrick

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions…

January 25, 2012

Albert Einstein

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be…

January 24, 2012

Lao Tzu

Laozi (Chinese: 老子; pinyin: Lǎozǐ; Wade–Giles: Lao Tzu; also romanized as Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao-Tsu, Laotze, Laosi, Laocius, and other variations) was a philosopher of ancient China, best known as the author of the Tao Te Ching (often simply referred to as Laozi). His association with the Tao Te Ching has led him to be traditionally considered the founder of philosophical Taoism (pronounced as “Daoism”). He is also revered as a deity in most religious forms of Taoist philosophy, which often refers to Laozi as Taishang Laojun, or “One of the Three Pure Ones”.

Laozi is an honorific title. Lao (老) means “venerable” or “old”, such as modern Mandarin laoshi (老师), “teacher”. Zi (子), Wade-Giles transliteration tzu, in this context is typically translated “master”. Zi was used in ancient China as an honorific suffix, indicating “Master”, or “Sir”. In popular biographies, Laozi’s given name was Er, his surname was Li (forming Li Er, 李耳) and his courtesy name was Boyang. Dan is a posthumous name given to Laozi, and he is sometimes referred to as Li Dan (李聃).
According to Chinese traditions, Laozi lived in the 6th century BCE. Historians variously contend that Laozi is a synthesis of multiple historical figures, that he is a mythical figure, or that he actually lived in the 5th–4th century BCE, concurrent with the Hundred Schools of Thought and Warring States Period.

A central figure in Chinese culture, both nobility and common people claim Laozi in their lineage. He was honored as an ancestor of the Tang imperial family, and was granted the title Taishang xuanyuan huangdi, meaning “Supreme Mysterious and Primordial Emperor”. Xuanyuan and Huangdi are also, respectively, the personal and proper names of the Yellow Emperor. Throughout history, Laozi’s work has been embraced by various anti-authoritarian movements.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laozi

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will…

January 23, 2012

Vernon Howard

Vernon Linwood Howard (March 16, 1918 – August 23, 1992) was an American spiritual teacher, author, and philosopher.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernon_Howard

No matter how deep the crap is that you stepped in, the ability to scrape your shoe off and keep walking is always available… Anonymous

January 22, 2012

Anonymous

We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right. Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation, rather than a question mark signifies it!…

January 21, 2012

Gary Ryan Blair


Gary is the President of The GoalsGuy Learning Systems, a highly focused training organization whose mission is to help their clients build and sustain superior performance. They accomplish this objective by helping their clients increase their sense of direction, confidence, and capability in all areas of their personal and professional life.

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