John B Petersen III

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
Da Vinci
“Be bold and great forces will come to your aid”
— This was the last sentence in an email from a client. Love working with great people on awesome things.
Re: Build Your Own World via Charlie O’Donnell

The instructions for building the next big thing are undoubtedly not some cliff note version of how people build the last big thing.

So go build your own world on your own terms in your own way.

This quote comes from a great post yesterday called “Build Your Own World" from Charlie O’Donnell. The post does an awesome job of encouraging people not to get too caught up in what others define as a path to success. Everyone is different and everyone’s path to success should be different.

I strongly suggest you give it a read and figure out what your own path should be.

Peter Löwenbräu Griffin

In a state of complete exhaustion and mental incapacity, I just realized I didn’t have a minute to post anything today. I’m afraid all of my originality has been used up for the day, so I leave you with this beautiful speech by the highly distinguished Peter Löwenbräu Griffin:

"This is life. So go and have a ball. Because the world don’t move to the beat of just one drum. What might be right for you may not be right for some. You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have…my opening statement. Sit, Ubu, sit. Good dog."

Peter Griffin
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“Blame Nobody. Expect Nothing. Do Something.”

Compliments of Coach Bill Parcells

A great quote. Simple. To the point. And it has 3 powerful messages all in one.

  1. Blame Nobody — until you stop making excuses and blaming other people, you’ll never take full responsibility for your life
  2. Expect Nothing — love this phrase ever since I read this post
  3. Do Something — nobody cares about your thoughts. It’s all about taking action and making stuff and doing things

On top of all of that greatness, it falls perfectly in line with yesterday’s post —> #6Word Summaries:

"Blame Nobody. Expect Nothing. Do Something"

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

OH a long time ago via Thomas Edison

A classic. If I owned a pair of overalls, I’d consider putting them on today. GSD..

“Don’t find fault, find a remedy. Anybody can complain.”
— Henry Ford
“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, and the choices that you make will shape your life forever”


via Calogero “C” Anello in A Bronx Tale

This just seems appropriate this morning

"What You Eat Don’t Make Me Shit"

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a music video with some delicious lyrics, so we’re coming back strong. This quote is exploding with awesome on so many levels - right down to its literal meaning. If you want to eat McDonald’s 6x a week and never exercise, don’t let me stop you. Your unhealthy lifestyle has no impact on my health and general awesomeness.

I like to take it a step beyond physical health. Jim Rohn said it best. Success leaves clues — and so does failure. You have to figure out what unsuccessful people are reading and don’t read it.

You want to watch the Jersey Shore or the nightly news about the most depressing stuff possible when you go to bed, do it. You want to depend on 3 cups of coffee to make it through your day, do it. You want to spend most of your waking hours playing some video game or being blacked out drunk, do it.

I won’t. I’m gonna take a different approach.

I’d rather plan out the following day and plot world domination before I go to bed so my subconscious does some ass-kicking while I sleep. I’d rather live an all-around healthy lifestyle so that I can snap my fingers and pull some energy out of thin air when I really need it. I’d rather spend my time learning and improving myself and those around me.

You’re an adult. You can eat whatever the hell you’d like that’s perfectly find with me. I don’t judge. Remember: what I eat doesn’t make you shit either. “I’m just trying to do me.”

“There are moments in life, moments when you know you’ve crossed a bridge. You’re old life is over.”

via Bradley Cooper as Eddie Morra in Limitless

Still very inspired by this movie. Saw parts of it the other day again. Very powerful transformational movie. If you haven’t seen it and you read this blog, you’re probably the type of person who would enjoy this movie