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When you go to bed at night, what determines a good day?
The shortened to-do list, the bigger bank account, feeling accomplished or tired? But what if you covered all those items, by getting enough done, earning enough money and by being tired enough. How would you value yourself everyday?

How would you, specifically, measure your value every day?

Should money determine your value. If so what’s your hourly value?
Every hour, you’re worth more and more as you grow, learn and explore. Whether you’re learning in the office or out with clients, or out of the office, you’re learning. Would you say your hourly value is relative to your skill and experience?
The word relative changes things as you need a benchmark to justify your assumption. You could be earning big money, it’s just not relative to your peers and your social environment.

So money isn’t the best method of measurement.

What pays you to do what you do? Other than the money. Motivation by To-Do list and getting the job done according to the List. But once again, where’s the benchmark? Specially since all the items on the list have their own importance and urgency rating.

There is no benchmark to your value, there is no measurement. You’re the only one who could be you. You’re the only one who can specifically harbour a smile in someone else’s eyes. You’re the only one who’s able to bring life to your work. You’re the only one to be you.

Unfortunately as the population has grown, we find the competition to be unique and different, very challenging. Especially when we can change jobs in the blink of an eye. The work and the roles we fulfil have become so dispensable that we’ve covered ourselves in doubt. So we constantly judge and measure ourselves against a benchmark of the wrong currency.

You aren’t your pay check, you aren’t your bank account, you aren’t your debt, you aren’t the company you keep, you aren’t the achievements you’ve accomplished, you are you. Be that for one day!

PS: When we allow ourselves to be just that, ourselves, we allow others to be themselves, and that is an epiphany.

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The bitch that kicks your ass out of bed every morning.

When an extra 5minutes doze could mean a day full of guilt!

She expects performance at the weirdest hour, mimicking that of a cold toffee, you’re expected to shine your inner thigh from behind your head. The group of defrosted elastics create a live art exhibition.

The peak of performance is announced with a moan from the artist, supported by onlookers who’ve out performed you.

Our well rounded twenty first century bodies can’t handle the sequence of movements, but don’t worry, you’re constantly reminded by her with the sweat that puddles at your feet.

I’ve never met such a courteous ring suspended from the roof, the delicacy to which she rips open your hands boggles the mind. It’s not a treasure hunt, nor a skin camp, there is nothing in my hands for you. If only you could password block that shit so she doesn’t get in.

The pretty bitch ain’t cheap!

Crossfit! The beautiful game.

Such an epic blog post by Seth Godin. See below, or click here

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Now it’s ruined

Photography is a cheat, the death of painting

Photoshop is a hack, the death of photography

Instagram filters are crap, the death of Photoshop

Typing is mechanical, the deathknell for organic handwriting

Word processors are a cheat, the end of linear writing via the typewriter

eBooks are for losers, stealing the magic and majesty of the printed book

Blogging is impermanent, the end of thoughtful word processing

Tweeting is stupid, the end of intelligent blogging

Video is too easy, a cheap shortcut that destroys the essence of film

YouTube has no curators, the end of quality video

Wikipedia is an unproven shortcut, true scholarship is threatened

Selling by phone is for losers, closers show up in person…

Technology almost always democratizes art, because it gives us better tools, better access and a quicker route to mediocrity. It’s significantly easier to be a mediocre (almost very good) setter of type today than it was to be a pretty good oil painter two hundred years ago.

And so, when technology shows up, it’s easy to imagine that along with the old school becoming obsolete, the new school will be populated by nothing but lazy poseurs.

Don’t tell that to Jill Greenberg, Sasha Dichter or Jenny Holzer.

… all this ending is leading to more and more beginnings, isn’t it? It’s not ruined, it’s merely different.

 

– Seth Godin

 

Imagine you were able to pause your doze in bed this morning, or fast forward through your gym session. Each of these pertaining to an emotion, either positive or. negative, all we want is the positive. So why not press ‘slow’ on the life remote while in a jacuzzi Saturday afternoon while watching some rugby?

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