Sometimes I stumble upon something that really makes me pause and enjoy. Most of the times this happens when I encounter something on the Internet that combines some of the things I really enjoy in life. It gives me an energy boost, that puts things I am struggling with in different perspective. It comes mostly as a surprise. And life is full of those surprises.
Sometimes it is just some lines of text, maybe a quote. Sometimes a beautiful picture, some music or a video. But it may as well happen when sitting in a restaurant or during a walk. Something grabs your intention. In this post I want to share a video by The Piano Guys.
In this beautiful video several things that are important to me come together. It reminds me of my love for classical music, watching a good movie and seeing beautiful scenery.
I love the amount of work they put in to making this video. Enjoy!
Please share your source of inspiration in the comments below.
I have to admit that I was a little hesitant reading this book. From what I had read about it on the internet the central theme revolves around dying. Not exactly a subject most people are willing to think about much. Luckily the book is small in size, around a 100 pages.
The book is an honest report of an experience the author, Robert D. Smith, had at the time he realized he already had lived 20,000 days. Counting your days instead of the years makes you rethink a lot of things in live. The book describes a process the reader can implement to make your days really count. Don't let the number of pages confuse you. In these pages are some very inspiring and deep thoughts.
Here are some quotes from the book:
“You only can decide yes or no. How simple is that? But not always easy.
“Become your own problem.”
“Life is not about finding yourself; it is about creating yourself.”
Those quotes alone are worth reading again and again. If you want to confront yourself with some very important subjects to think about, this book is for you. It is very well written. It is easy to read but you will need time to digest the contents. And apply it to your life.
John Maxwell already has witten a ton of books about leadership. I have read quite a few of them already so I was curious to see how this book would be different. In one way it is different than some of his other books on leadership but in another way it is the same. Let me explain that.
In this book you will find a lot of material already covered in some of his other books but in a different context and for a different audience. The book is full of wisdom but always pratical so you can apply it directly. This book will help you regardless of your position to take control of your life and be a leader from the place your are right now. Even if you’re not in a formal leadership position. Every person is a leader of his or her own life. And that is where I think the book will bring leadership as a subject to a new and broader audience.
In short this book describes myths about leadership, the challenges of leadership from a new perspective (360º) and the principles to bring this 360º leadership paradigm into practice.
I found it hard to read it in one go. Mostly because of the density of the material and also because the book encourages you to reflect on your own behavior in many areas. So for me I think the book is more suitable to be picked up every now and then. Read a chapter and reflect and implement the info in your life.