Weekend Inspiration – You are not Alone



Weekend Inspiration – High School student gives a lesson to his Teacher


Jeff Bliss criticized her for freaking out on kids who didn’t get the classroom material in her World History class. Jeff Bliss told reporters the altercation occurred when he questioned the teacher about why his class didn’t have more time to prepare for the STAAR examination. 

After a verbal exchange, Phung told him to stop complaining and to leave her class. That’s when Bliss’s classmate began recording this viral video. In it, Jeff Bliss unloads on his teacher’s style of instruction — specifically critical of her passing out worksheets rather than engaging the class in fruitful discussions.

Jeff Bliss’ mother is a teacher at another large district in North Texas. The 18-year-old is currently a sophomore because he dropped out of school for a year. Only then did he discover the value of education.

“What I soon realized is without that education I’m not going to make any steps forward into my future,” he said.

Jeff Bliss didn’t know a fellow classmate recorded his rant, but he’s not embarrassed. The school’s principal requested a meeting with him on Thursday to discuss what happened but so far, Jeff Bliss has not been reprimanded.

Weekend Inspiration – Step into the Light



Knowledge is Power – Not Reacting is Acting (Peace in Paris)



Inside the Agora – The Paradox of Water



Motivation Monday – “No” is just a Word



Motivation Monday – Motivation, Success & Greatness by Will Smith



Before anything in life can ever be accomplished it must first be achieved in your mind. In the following video you are given an excellent example of what it takes to achieve greatness and success. I strongly believe that greatness is in each person but it is up that individual to excel and achieve greatness. A lot of people love to dream and think about what it would be like like to succeed in life, but very very few are willing to sacrifice to reach those dreams.

Will Smith is an excellent example of what drive and determination can accomplish for someone with dreams of success and greatness. While everyone may not have the same level of talent, we all have the ability to work hard each day to make our dreams come true. Hard work will always beat out talent when talent does not work hard enough. It takes motivation and a excitement for living each day in order to have the right mental toughness to ever achieve anything great. It is always interesting to take a closer look at the different celebrities that have achieved the dreams and succeed.

While most of the focus is on the celebrities out doing foolish things, most of them have a unmatched work ethic to get to where they are. Just like the end of this video states, “You don’t set out to build a wall, you have to lay one brick at a time, and you must lay that brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid”. This is something that can be applied to all aspects of life, whether your working out or just cleaning the house. While Will Smith may not be the most talented actor in Hollywood, he is most definitely considered amongst the best and most well known, strongly as a result for a passion and love for what he does.

By simply outworking his competition he is able to make up for any lack of talent or areas he may not be the best at. For some closing thoughts, I just wish that each person would live up to their full potential and don’t let others derail you of your dreams. If you want to succeed or have big dreams, make sure you do everything in your power to reach these goals and know that no matter what gets in your way your going to accomplish them. By waking up each day and living it as it was your last, put in every ounce of your energy to achieve these dreams of greatness.

Credit: Jason West

Motivation Monday!!! – Take Control of your Life by Anthony Robbins


Boy on top of mountain enjoying the view

Anthony Robbins Motivation – Tony Robbins 5 Steps To Take Control Of Your Life Now

Tony Robbins has been an inspiration for millions. Love him and his philosophy or not, it is undeniable that he has had a positive impact on millions of people. He has sold over 30-million motivational tapes, published three best-selling self-help books, more than 2 million people attended his seminars and another 10,000 (including myself) have attended his mastery university in Hawaii. His core products include Get The Edge – Unlimited Power – Date with Destiny – Mastery University and more.
Here are the top 10 lessons that I learned from Tony Robbins:
1) By altering your body’s physiology, you can achieve an immediate change of your emotional state. The mind will follow whatever state your phsyical body is in and not vice-versa.

2) Ask specific questions of yourself (in your self-talk) to direct and control your attention to the various aspects of the human experience. The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the quality of the questions you ask of yourself.

3) Get leverage to create personal change by associating an old behavior with massive pain and the desired new behavior with massive pleasure. Tony is a big believer in the pain/pleasure principles of life and this applies in business as well.

4) When you get stuck, interupt your limiting pattern by doing something totally unexpected.

5) You can condition your behavior by visualizing it over and over again. This is not exactly unique to Tony Robbins, but he does reinforce this message in all of his products.

6) Goal-setting strategy: Know your end outcome; Take massive intelligent action; Have sensory-acuity to notice if you are getting the results you desire and if not; change your approach; and change *until* you get your end outcome.

7) Create a “Compelling future” by vividly imagining your end result to generate enthusiasm and power within yourself. The past does not equal the future. Find beliefs that support your goals and desires.

8) Youth is Power! This is one of Tony’s beliefs. Even if you don’t have fancy degrees, your youth can still mean power, flexibility and opportunity for your life.

9) Principles of CANI! CANI stands for Constant And Never-ending Improvement. It’s a basic tenet of Tony Robbins.

10) NLP can be useful. NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming and there are many NLP undertones in Tony’s basic tenets. He went on to morph NLP into his own technology called “NAC” (Neuro Associative Conditioning).

Weekend Inspiration – Hey Chicken, cross the road!



Movitation Monday – Why you will fail to have a great career by Economist Larry Smith

Throughout his three-decade career here at the University of Waterloo, Larry Smith has inspired legions of students to take up the mantle of economics with his passionate and homespun tales of economic wizardry. A renowned story-teller, teacher and youth leadership champion, Larry has also coached and mentored countless numbers of students on start-up business management and career development strategies.

Having taught introductory microeconomics, macroeconomics and entrepreneurship classes, he recently celebrated assigning his 29,000th grade earlier this year.

Recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award, Larry has also coached several of his former students to help them position and develop their businesses, the most famous of which is Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the revolutionary BlackBerry wireless mobile smartphone. Larry also sits on the advisory panels of start-ups to provide his guidance on financing and negotiation with investors and venture capitalists.