He also described one serious danger for our chance to be happy – advertising. He did it more than two thousand years ago… Continue reading
Did you know that one smile can give you the same level of brain stimulation as eating couple of thousands of chocolate bars? Eating so much chocolate would put in a danger your health, while smiling not only stimulates your brain, but also makes you healthier and increases your chances to live longer.
And when you smile – you look better and more competent in the eyes of others. Continue reading
Living in a modern society gives us plenty of opportunities that previous generations could only dream about. It also gives us more opportunities than ever before to be unhappy when we get caught in the nasty traps created by our interpretation of success.
When you watch this talk you will discover truly valuable insights of why we- modern people feel unhappy. Continue reading
Do you want to know the absurd excuses why people (that is – me and you too) are settling for less than a great career? This is a chance to find out how a small difference actually makes a HUGE difference in our lives and in the lives of people who matter to us – it´s the difference between GOOD and GREAT, between INTEREST and PASSION. Continue reading
There are so many ways how to look at the Fear. There is a great description of the Deepest Fear in this quote from the book “A Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson (the spacing between lines and accented font is added by me). Isn´t it a wonderful perspective of how one can see fear?
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Continue reading
It´s Friday – it means there is more time to see something inspiring and thought provoking! We believe this video is exactly that.
It is a documentary movie about the selection and training process of performers for the World´s Greatest Mastery Circus: Cirque Du Soleil. This documentary follows their quest for scouting and developing the best talents from around the globe. Continue reading
This inspiring video that shows how Maia Helles, 95 year young lady, does her daily exercise routine, was the reason why I managed to do my morning workout today.
When I was watching the film, it was not the exercise program that captivated my attention. It was the energy, flexibility and attitude of Ms. Helles. Watching her got me thinking: “I want to be able to move like that”. If she can do it at the age of 95, how do I dare not to take care of myself right now? Continue reading
Derek Sivers explains in a funny and very illustrative way what is necessary to start a movement.
In this short video he walks us through the development of people joining in by using the example of dance in public. He explains the importance of each key factor while audience laughs. His main point about what´s crucial was a surprise for us. It made so much sense when we thought about the real events from our lives, when we witnessed how some idea took off and turned into wide spread action. Continue reading
James Cameron is not only the director of movies Avatar and Titanic, but also the person with always present curiosity and imagination without boundaries.
In this talk he speaks about the important principles of success – curiosity, imagination and respect. My favorite part of his speech is about the attitude to failure and fear.
Charlie Todd plays by creating unexpected and joyful public scenes to bring people together. There are many people who join his plays. It gives an opportunity to smile for even more people who happen to be at those sites where the plays take place. Continue reading
We tend to be superstitious, believe in myths and urban legends. Maybe there is some truth about them. But what if our skill to perceive reality is influenced by the need to survive? Can our brain´s two basic survival skills create tricky situations and make us believe things that are not necessary true? Continue reading
Micheal Shermer uses video and music to show us how we overlook facts and convince ourselves to believe in myths, urban miracles and mystery. His examples are convincing. Continue reading
Many so-called mysteries are presented so skillfully that they look true. It is an art and a science to create a mystery: choose the subject, find all kinds of connections and coincidences, join them in a favorable way, make a story out of it and present it in a believable way. Continue reading
Faith Dickey is a Master of balance and controlling her fear. Last year she walked on the rope strung between two trucks that were driving on the highway at 80 miles (129 km) per hour. She had to cross the rope before the trucks entered tunnels separated by wall that broke the rope. Continue reading
Creativity is for everybody. Not only for the people who are involved in professions that are usually perceived as creative. Creativity is a part of life for all of us: housewives, technicians, students, presidents, nurses, accountants, teachers, drivers, divers, mothers, fathers,… . Even just a spark of creativity can change the whole experience of our regular day and usual task. Continue reading
Steve Jobs gave this speech in 2005 to the graduates of Stanford University. He spoke about connecting the dots, about love and loss, and about death.
His advice was about not wasting time by living someone else´s life, and having the courage to follow own heart and intuition. Continue reading
Giles Duley was a photographer of fashion world and celebrities, but then he changed his focus. He used his camera to document the stories that had not been told. They were not easy stories. They were uncomfortable. Real.
Last year during his assignment in Afghanistan he stepped on a landmine. He continues telling stories. And he has become a powerful story himself.
Are you a daughter? Do you you know somebody who is a daughter?
Sarah Key´s poem “For my daughter” that she performed in March 2011 on TED was met with standing ovations and has been viewed millions of times. The above title “Beauty of this funny place called LIFE” is a quote from her poem.
Watch this performance – it will certainly enrich your day, no matter what is your gender. You might start to see the world and yourself differently and understand something about the world and yourself a little bit better. It will add beauty to your day.
We all learn the best through stories. This video features the speech of Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen who is a very talented story teller. Her stories are real. They are her own stories, or stories that other people have shared with her. All of them have a message that makes a difference and teaches us the art of living every minute of our life.