What’s Your Dream: By Basquiat Picasso; Featuring Jon Taffer, Eric Thomas, Les Brown, and Sugar Ray Leonard

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Let me introduce you to the concept of success. Ben Franklin was a pretty smart guy and I want to start with a quote by him, ‘If you do tomorrow what you did today, you will get tomorrow what you got today.’ Wanna know what that means? The average American makes between three and five percent more each year, that’s the deal. And in today’s economy I am not sure we’re going to make the three to four to five percent next year as an employee. So it takes you twenty years to double your income in America as an average person; that’s the mediocrity that we’re stuck in in life. And then you meet people who have the uncanny ability to double their income in a year, to get promoted five times in a year. The ones that beat the system, the ones that conquer it – you’ve all seen them haven’t you? The difference between them and the ones that don’t do that is that they wake up in the morning and they think differently. They understand that if I do tomorrow what I did today, I am going to get tomorrow what I got today.

Again, we all get knocked down, in every aspect of life we get knocked down. But the question is, how to respond to a setback or get up from a knockdown and win a fight? We’ve heard it said many times, ‘you can’t know success until you’ve known failure.’ And the great motivators will tell you that your past does not equal your future, unless you want it to.

Let me tell you something, if you want to blow up, blow up by getting to know who you are. Wake up early in the morning and find your goal, find your dream, find your passion. Like, wake up and live for something, go after something. I’m telling you, that is the true measure of success.

Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, most people fail in life because they did just like I did for so many years, they aim too low and hit.

I was born in a poor section of Miami, Florida called Liberty City, in an abandon building on a floor with a twin brother. My mother was a twenty-two year breast cancer conqueror, so before I leave the planet my goal is to reduce the number of women who die from breast cancer in honor of my mother. My goal before leaving the planet is to reduce the number of kids that are impacted by autism, to find a cure for autism, to work to raise money and to raise awareness – to eradicate it from the planet before I leave here. What’s your goal? What’s your dream? What is it you want to do with your life? I said that you have something special, I didn’t say that just to be kind, I said it because it’s true. You are god’s chosen vessel, you were chosen, one out of four-hundred million sperm. You have something in you that when you were chosen, when you showed up, there is something in you that if you don’t do it all of us will suffer.

So that’s why you go to the basketball games, I got it now. That’s why you spend hours watching your favorite athlete like Michael, because when you watch him, you watch him – there’s something about you that’s attracted to that greatness because there is something in you that’s great. So that’s why you watch him because it’s easier to watch him reach greatness then it is for you to put in sweat, blood and tears to become great. That’s why you, that’s why – I got it now. That’s why you buy all the magazines and you looking at home girl in the magazine right? I got it now. Because it’s easier to look at her and get motivated and pumped up and you feel something inside; when you feel it you feel that greatness and that phenomenal – you’re stirring up. That’s why you put those headphones on you just shut the whole world out and you listen to your favorite artist. And you listen to them sing or you listen to the rap and deep down inside you hurt when you listen because it should be you. I got it now, I understand now, you are attracted to greatness because greatness is all in you. But it’s easier to watch greatness. It’s easier to go see greatness than it is to put in the time.

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Speakers:

Jon Taffer

Eric Thomas

Les Brown

Sugar Ray Leonard

Transcript Created from a video by Basquiat Picasso:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUcRlhSneFY&list=UUORp0Fxa5lHFuZfLHxfeLuQ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCORp0Fxa5lHFuZfLHxfeLuQ

Dear Hard Work,

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Dear Hard Work, I used to hate you.

When you called my name, I hurried up and ran away from you.

When I knew you were coming, I used to hide from you.

When you influenced others to talk to me, I quickly made excuses to get away from you.

Afraid of the pain, because I didn’t want to get hurt.

Afraid to fail, so I didn’t even try.

And afraid of your name, because of what you’ve done to others.

Who do you think you are, making me so afraid of who you are?

Reflection in the mirror, shadow behind me, I take one step and you’re still ahead of me.

Sweat on my face, tears in my eyes, I keep on going, I heard you tell no lies.

You turn the poor to rich, F to As, is there anything that you can’t do?

Now look at me, you made me who I am today.

And because of you, I have this never losing, never giving up attitude.

Quitting? That’s not in my vocabulary.

When they quit, I keep going.

When they sleep, I work harder.

When they say that I can’t and count me out, I show them that I can.

When I tell them about my dreams and they laugh, I make sure I laugh last.

I’m a dream chaser, that means I chase my dreams – no one else’s.

Only I can defeat me.

It’s me against this work you’ve put on me.

There’s no losing.

I will not lose.

I came this far, and I’m not stopping now.

Oh hard work, my dad was right about you.

You do pay off, because of that I love you.

How can I not?

I am no longer hiding from you, I am waiting for you.

Matter a fact, where are you?

I need you,

Because in hard work I trust.

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~ Adam Ali ~

Stop Whining, Start Grinding: By Basquiat Picasso; Featuring Eric Thomas, Les Brown, and Tony Robbins

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Sometimes we get so caught up on, I’m not feeling it today, or I don’t like that person or, I don’t like this circumstance or this situation. You got to get mature; you got to be at a place where you say you are going to do something, no matter what happens you do it. Because when you start grinding, when you start waking up early, when you start keeping your word to yourself, to your boss, like when you get going to 120, when you’re all in by any means necessary, you start seeing stuff and you start experiencing stuff and you start having stuff that people who are not doing that, they never get.

You don’t get in life what you want, you get in life what you are – what you subconsciously believe that you deserve. And as you look at where you want to go you are constantly working deliberately in the process of developing yourself to become that kind of person, that kind of manager, having that kind of consciousness to create what you want to create in your life experience. A lot of people lay back and wait for their ship to come in. No! I think you need to swim out there to that ship and pull it in.

Whatever you believe, if you think life is just a waste of time, doesn’t matter what you do, or you know, you’re big boned… then obviously you’re not going to go for it. You’re not going to try to lose weight, you’re not going to push for that next level of your career or your finances or your relationship or anything else. Beliefs control us.

Stop whining, for real because when you whine you’re wasting energy. And you only have so much energy, you only have so many hours, you only have so many weeks, so many months, so many years to live and if you waste it whining and complaining you will never get to your dreams and your goals. But if you just buckle down, bear down and say, ‘Look I’ma get through this pain, I’ma get through this frustration, because on the other side of pain is a reward,’ man you’ll have things that people who whine and complain will never have and  you’ll experience life in a way that they will never experience.

Most people go to their graves taking their ideas with them not wanting to make any mistakes, not wanting to fail, not wanting to step on anybody’s toes, not wanting to hurt anybody’s feelings, wanting to be known as the nice guy or nice lady, not wanting to be perceived as being pushy – and so they go to their graves with all of their music in them because they weren’t willing to act. They weren’t willing to step into the arena; they weren’t willing to take care of business. And you got to decide within yourself, ‘come what may, let the chips fall where they may but I am going into action, I am going to do something and I am going to do it now.’

Maybe the question to ask is, where I want my life to be today, and where am I really going? What is my destiny? What’s going to fill me up, what’s going to give me the meaning for my life, what’s going to give me joy in my life? Not just achievement but real enjoyment – a sense of meaning and aliveness?

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Speakers:

Eric Thomas

Les Brown

Tony Robbins

Transcript created from a video by Basquiat Picasso:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxrSr2vV68g&index=8&list=UUORp0Fxa5lHFuZfLHxfeLuQ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCORp0Fxa5lHFuZfLHxfeLuQ

Are you human?: A TED Talk given by Ze Frank

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This is the human test, a test to see if you are a human. Please raise your hand if something applies to you. Are we agreed? Yes? Then let’s begin.

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Have you ever eaten a booger long passed your childhood? It’s okay, it’s safe here.

Have you ever made a small, weird sound when you remembered something embarrassing? “Umph.”

Have you ever purposefully lower-cased the first letter of a text in order to come across as sad or disappointed? “okay”

Have you ever ended a text with a period as a sign of aggression? “Okay.”

Have you ever laughed or smiled when someone said something shitty to you and then spent the rest of the day wondering why you reacted that way? Yes.

Have you ever seemed to lose your airplane ticket a thousand times as you walked from the check-in to the gate? Yes.

Have you ever put on a pair of pants and then much later realized that there was a loose sock smushed up against your thigh? Good.

Have you ever tried to guess someone else’s password so many times that it locked their account? Hmm.

Have you ever had a nagging feeling that one day you’ll be discovered as a fraud? Yes, it’s safe here.

Have you ever hoped that there was some ability you hadn’t discovered yet that you were just naturally great at? Hmm.

Have you ever broken something in real life and then found yourself looking for an undo button in real life?

Have you ever misplaced your TED badge and then immediately started imagining what a three day Vancouver vacation might look like?

Have you ever marveled at how someone you thought was so ordinary could suddenly become so beautiful?

Have you ever starred at your phone smiling like an idiot while texting with someone?

Have you ever subsequently texted that person the phrase, “I’m starring at the phone, smiling like an idiot?”

Have you ever been tempted to, and then gave in to the temptation of looking through someone else’s phone?

Have you ever had a conversation with yourself and then suddenly realized, you’re a real asshole to yourself?

Has your phone ever run out of a battery in the middle of an argument and it sort of felt like the phone was breaking up with both of you?

Have you ever thought that working on an issue between you was futile because “it should just be easier than this” or, “this is supposed to happen just naturally?”

Have you ever realized that “very little in the long run” just happens naturally?

Have you ever woken up blissfully and suddenly been flooded by the awful remembrance that someone had left you?

Have you ever lost the ability to imagine a future without a person that no longer was in your life?

Have you ever looked back on that event with the sad smile of autumn and the realization that futures with happen regardless?

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Congratulations, you have now completed the test. You are all human.

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~ Ze Frank ~

‘The Most Astounding Fact’

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“The most astounding fact is the knowledge that the atoms that comprise life on Earth, the atoms that make up the human body, are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core under extreme temperatures and pressures.

These stars, the high-mass ones among them, went unstable in their later years. They collapsed, and then exploded, scattering their enriched guts across the galaxy. Guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself.

These ingredients become part of gas clouds that condense, collapse, form the next generation of solar systems; stars with orbiting planets. And those planets now have the ingredients for life itself.

So that when I look up at the night sky and I know that yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us.

When I reflect on that fact, I look up—many people feel small, because they’re small and the universe is big, but I feel big; because my atoms came from those stars. There is a level of connectivity. That is really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant. You want to feel like you’re a participant in the goings on of activities and events around you.

That is precisely what we are just by being alive.”

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~ Neil DeGrasse Tyson ~

Pale Blue Dot

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From this distant vantage point the Earth might not seem of any particular interest; but for us, it is different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar’, every ‘supreme leader’, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturing’s, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit? Yes. Settle? Not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.

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Unbroken: By Mateusz M; Featuring Steve Jobs, Les Brown, Eric Thomas, and Louis Zamperini

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You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in the future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well-worn path. And that will make all the difference. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. You’ve got to find what you love, and that is as true for work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet keep looking and don’t settle. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become.

You’re going to have some ups and you’re going to have some downs… Most people give up on themselves easily; you know the human spirit is powerful? There is nothing as powerful – it’s hard to kill the human spirit.

Anybody can feel good when they have their health, their bills are paid, they have happy relationships – anybody can be positive then. Anybody can have a larger vision then, anybody can have faith under those kinds of circumstances. The real challenge of growth-mentally, emotionally, and spiritually-comes when you get knocked down. It takes courage to act. Part of being hungry when you’ve been defeated… it takes courage to start over again.

Fear kills dreams, fear kills hope, fear put people in the hospital, fear can age you, can hold you back from doing something that you know within yourself that you are capable of doing but it will paralyze you.

At the end of your feelings is nothing, but at the end of every principle is a promise. Behind your little feelings, it might not be absolutely nothing at the end of your little feelings. But behind every principle is a promise. And some of you in your life, the reason why you not at your goal right now, because you just all about your feelings. All on your feelings, you don’t feel like waking up – who does? Every day you say no to your dreams, you might be pushing your dreams back a whole six months, a whole year! That one single day, that one day you didn’t get up could have pushed your stuff back I don’t know how long.

Don’t allow your emotions to control you; we are emotional but you want to begin to discipline your emotion. If you don’t discipline and contain your emotions they will use you.

You want it, and you’re going to go all out to have it. It’s not going to be easy, when you want to change, it’s not easy. If it were in fact easy, everybody would do it. But if you’re serious, you’ll go all out.

‘I’m in control here, I’m not going to let this get me down, I’m not going to let this destroy me. I am coming back, and I will be stronger and better because of it.’ You have got to make a declaration that this is what you stand for. You’re standing up for your dreams, you’re standing up for peace of mind, you’re standing up for health – take full responsibility for your life. Accept where you are and the responsibility that you’re going to take yourself where you want to go. You can decide that I am going to live each day as if it were my last. Live your life with passion, with some drive, decided that you are going to push yourself. The last chapter to your life has not been written yet, and it doesn’t matter about what happened yesterday. It doesn’t matter about what happened to you, what matters is, ‘what are you going to do about it?’

This year I will make this goal become a reality, I won’t talk about it anymore. I can, I Can, I CAN!

To persevere I think is important to everybody. Don’t give up, don’t give in. There is always an answer to everything.

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Speakers:

Steve Jobs

Les Brown

Eric Thomas

Louis Zamperini

Transcript created from a video by Mateusz M:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26U_seo0a1g&list=UUnJ-KJLPlRw90rGs_6XfmmQ

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