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Comment Turned Post Turned Awesome Words To Live By

As you may (or may not) have noticed, I do the occasional “Words to live by” posts. These are tib-bits of info, picturegraphs, talking points and general life lessons I feel are worth sharing. In my last Words to live by I got a comment from the ever lovely Darryl Jonckheere (who himself has an awesome blog). I feel this comment is most definitely worth its own post. So ladies and gentleman without further adieu…

Words to live by #5:

Have a mission. Plan ahead. Question everything. Listen. Collaborate. Assume nothing. Study the past. Keep it simple. Communicate. Draw a diagram. Never sell out. Push harder. Say what you mean. Be open. Roll up your sleeves. Dream. Welcome change. Add value. Aim higher. Foster intuition. Do more with less. Laugh. Innovate. Think sideways. Focus. Mean what you say. Take it to the edge. Relax.

(via Robert L. Peters)

Thanks Darryl!


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Words to live by #3

“We never know what will happen but I believe good things happen every day. I believe good things happen even when bad things happen. And I believe on a happy day like today, we can still feel a little sad. And that’s life, isn’t it?” – The book elsewhere

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I tumble and sometimes mumble but I don’t fall down

So now I tumble. Well ok, I’m a tumblr.

I started using this site when I soon discovered the limitations of my WordPress. I love my blog don’t get me wrong. I think its elegant and sophisticated. I also love my Twitter because its fun, quick and informative. The stuff I share on my blog is usually industry related and the stuff I share on my twitter is usually a mix of fun links and humorous wit. I decided to get a tumbler so I should more easily show my personality on or right beside my blog. This provides me with a place to post my random mobile pictures and thoughts.

I have a strong feeling that this is the way twitter will soon start to evolve. It seems like a great format for sharing your life experiences with the people in your community. So give it a whirl or should I say a tumble.

Have any tumble tips? Leave them in the comments section.

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Words to live by #4

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind” – Dr. Seuss

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Words to live by #1

“When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically think line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.” – Cynthia Heimel

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The World Would Be Better If Everyone Watched This Video

“Astronomy is a humbling experiment” Get it in perspective folks. Live, Laugh and learn. All that really matters is the interaction you have with others.

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Good advice

Most people only do the status quo. Never reaching their full potential.

Yesterday I went to see my sick friend Ryan Van Dongen (Before I get into pumping his ego, I must say his only fault is the fact that this guy can catch a cold or the flu like no other). Ryan is a media supervisor at Cossette. He is also one of the first people I became friends with when I moved back to Toronto. I  have grown to value his friendship immensely. Ryan is many things but in my eyes he a do’er. This means, he’s one of those guys that has a great job that he loves and is brilliant at, he works out 5 times a week, cooks and cleans (well he cheats on the cooking AKA thanks “Supper Works”. Maybe the one place I have more confidence than him, sorry Ry) He also heads up a water polo team and takes all his responsibilities very seriously.

This blog is not in praise of him (yet again, sorry Ry). Rather it is to explain the simplicity of what he and a few other individuals do. Balance. He has found an imperfect yet doable balance.

Yesterday he told me something that stuck with me…

“Most people don’t do anything, if you do 50% of what you are capable of then your already 99% ahead of most people. It’s not hard to be a do’er”

Much like in high school, I think if I / we strive for a 50…. we can accomplish greatness, wellness and balance. 

No one is looking for perfection, A 50 will do.

Thanks Ryan.

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Andrew Fraser Stewart

A digital story teller and his dog

Social Media Marketing Beast Looking for Engagement & Conversation. Community Builder, Digital PR Pro & Networking Ninja! Lover of big brands who do it right and small brands that do it better. Cooker, influencer, lover, coffee expert, pug enthusiast. Follow my adventures while we create some awesome content together.

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