Startup Business

Inspiration comes from everywhere. As you live your life, you are constantly  exposed to a world of ideas. To truly build a new successful business, you must know what you want to provide. Whether  influenced by your own thoughts or those of others, the product your business will distribute must be useful and profitable. With the idea in place, you should make a good number of startup products, though maybe imperfect, to get going. At this point, advertising is key. Get your company out everywhere; make fliers, post ads, create websites promoting your product. The higher the number of people exposed to your product, the higher the number of possible buyers. As you begin selling more, learn from your buyers. Talk to them about their experience with your product and ideas for refining it. Soon enough, your product will be perfect. With the right ideas, marketing skills, and customer input, your business will thrive. Stop wasting type and GET INSPIRED.

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New People.

People walk in and out of our lives everyday. The length of time a certain person stays in your life is what varies. Every new person you meet has a distinct personality that makes them original. First impressions are not good measures of compatibility because your first thoughts are completely subjective. You base your first opinion of a person by his or her appearance, and the things you’ve heard about them. To truly understand the person behind the stereotypical mask, you must talk to them. Find out what these new people are about, what they’ve been through, and what their aspirations are. Stop judging people, educate yourself, and create friendships.

The Art Of Trashcans

Trashcans.

Unattractive. Smelly. Gross.

So how you might ask can these be art?

With Global Inheritance’s annual competition, artists are asked to design 96 gallon trashcans into captivating masterpieces. The finalists are given huge black bins and have no limitations. The possibilities are endless as the creative juices flow. I had the wonderful opportunity to be selected and greatly enjoyed designing the trashcan. The ability to help a great cause and also express myself artistically  motivated me to participate in this contest. This past month, all 50 cans were on display at an art show in Los Angeles and also at Coachella, a music festival in Indio, California.

Beautiful. Innovative. Mesmerizing.

Trashcans.

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College Dreams…

All the wonderful things I had heard about it could do it no justice. All the articles I had read and the people I had talked to could not accurately depict it. This school is heaven. From its thousands of untouched acres to its advanced facilities, Stanford IS the college for me. Out of my eight college visits, mostly on the East coast, Stanford stood out from the rest. The atmosphere is just different, the people are just friendlier, and the way of life is just better. The school’s inter beauty, fresh air, friendly environment, and unmatched academic success are second to none.

Stanford Bound.

Defeat

Defeat, it hurts.

Not in a physical way, but rather in a gut-wrenching way.

Mentally down with nothing left to give,

Falling down the ladder of success.

Giving up seems like the best option,

At least, this way, there will be no more losing.

Nowhere to turn, nowhere to hide,

What will I do next?

The pain lingers as time passes,

The day remains dark.

But to get over the wall of failure,

I must break to build.

Rid the mind and soul of all things lost,

Except for the lessons each taught.

The pain is temporary,

Through perseverance the hurting stops.

Each defeat, each lesson,

Leads to a stronger foundation.

Those that get through the rough,

Make it to the top of the ladder.

Failure after failure leads to success,

Which is where I will be.

Focus on the positives,

Mind over

pain,

Mind over

defeat.

Who are you?

In the business world, YOU have to stand out. There are thousands of men and women who are as qualified as YOU. To truly maximize YOUR potential YOU must be able to develop relationships, and a lot of them. Be social when YOU are out and create a positive image of YOURSELF. Whether it is the janitor in the elevator or the CEO, YOU must treat everybody equally and with respect. The relationships YOU create will go a long way because you never know who you will need in the future. Once you get YOUR opportunity, make it wonderful. Lead and Succeed.

The End of an Era

With their loss last night, the Los Angeles Lakers era came to an end. As Phil Jackson sat in his high chair on the bench for the last time, the Lakers reign as the consensus numberwon came to an end. After being swept by the Mavericks, the organization must look to improve the aging team. Mitch Kupchak, the general manager, will have to work the trading block in order to put the Lakers back into contention. With only a couple productive years left in Kobe‘s tired legs, the window is closing. Dwight Howard is the answer for the Lakers and Title Seventeen.

Success

The more I think about it, the more I realize the truth. We all have dreams. We all want more in life. Often, we try so hard to achieve what we feel  will make us “successful” that we forget about the world we live in. People focus so much on constantly working towards their goals that they fail to enjoy the moment. As the days go by, we forget to be happy. Happiness loses its value, becomes somewhat of an afterthought. Success is nothing without joy in life, without people to love. As I think about it more, Success is Happiness.