“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” – Bruce Lee
In the whirlwinds of our existence we don’t look at Things… We are petrified in the rat race. When was the last time you saw the stars? A flower, the blossoming trees? Felt the wind on your face?… I have read that only 80 people on earth can remember every single day of their lives. So why should you be so angry or miserable today, when you won’t even remember Today? We probably remember the best of days that trampled upon our souls in shimmering happiness.
Be like water! Change color and flow…
There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners. – Antoni Gaudi
Maybe the rumors are right, maybe Gaudi was counselled by a fairy about his high-end innovative, dream-like “curved” architecture. In this respect I am relieved and resolved to keep on talking with the fairies that at times whisper soft and pleasurable words into my ears.
Also a fairy has told me that in Love, space is curved, not straight… As Love is the most natural thing of things to feel and to flow in as if in water, smoothly and naturally spreading walls of scented charm like innocently does a plum tree. Amend the curves, give valor to them and expect nothing.
Do you think the moon expects applause when it shines above dense darkness and blinking eyes in the murky forests?
“Everyone always assumes that content creation is a massive task to tackle – and yes, it is. There is no shortcut to content creation.
You either do it yourself, internally hire a team to do it, or hire an agency to do it for you. This is our best advice, create content in chunks. Perhaps every first of the month, create an inventory of blogs, blurbs, newsletters, photo shoots and spread the content out in one 1, 3, or 6 month period.”
Yes, content creation is a massive task… We start with the story at the core of your business. It might be the simple story of how you get the idea, or how your idea came into being. With our words we show the unique, problem-solving magic of your business and what it will empower to do.
I will be writing about politics, education and creative writing.
Politics because I am a fresher local councillor, Education because I have been teaching for almost 25 years now, and Creative Writing because I (must) write… Every day.
“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
My humble world at Substack is called The Stripes, because I write in many colours. You are invited to join…
“The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” – Nolan Bushnell
Yes, you will have to do a lot of things which are borderline between imagining, weaving your (business) plan and really implementing your idea and your strategy of creating value.
Because this is all about – helping and solving problems. Entrepreneurship is all about doing and working, which is not that unfathomable. We all do the heavy lifting, we all have exerting routines…Knowing what to do and how to do it is the conundrum. As sometimes we are not given the time for the Trial and Error, we have only Error and but a moment to make amends. We are pilferers of experience and growth hackers. Our job is not to do our job, but know what to do next.
And craft a good plan with poised goals.
The plan should be realistic and thorough. I and plans mix like oil and water as I repel routines and like the spark of new things which renders me a little shallow. But then I thought, what if my life depends on my thoroughness? This made me make a very good plan with all the questions attached and answered.
Beneath the obvious goals of my business, I have another one: to change something in the people I get to know. For the better and for the happier, with a piece of advice, with answers, with some words they do not know and need. After all, happiness is what we crave. Inspiration may never cease and I have had good source in Seth Godin‘s words: “Who do you want your customers to become?”
Everything starts with an idea which can translate into purpose, project and product with a little help from tiny beautiful things – words. Dream about your story, but not too hard. Fight your way into new things and enterprises but don’t take yourself too seriously.
As “life is not about how you survived the storm… it is about how you danced in the rain.” – Regina Brett
Are you a blogger looking for a free way to attract more people to your site? MK Blog Directory is a directory where bloggers can submit their sites to be displayed in a categorized way, making it easier for people to discover them. It’s a place where you can meet other like-minded bloggers too. Check this link for more details.
As you may already know, MK Blog Directory is a new section of this site that I want to promote. The best way is to advertise it on Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook. Such ads will cost a fortune that I have no escape from paying it if I want good results. So, an idea came into my mind. A new approach in marketing! Why to pay the big companies for advertising?! Let’s help each others instead. Considering that this directory was created initially to help bloggers, I’m going to pay the same amount to the bloggers themselves. We all benefit…
W. Somerset Maugham- 25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965.
Uncanny observer of human nature and my personal trainer and influencer:
“It was a night so beautiful that your soul seemed hardly able to bear the prison of the body.”
“Irony is a gift of the gods, the most subtle of all the modes of speech. It is an armour and a weapon; it is a philosophy and a perpetual entertainment; it is food for the hungry of wit and drink to those thirsting for laughter…”
“The faculty for myth is innate in the human race. It seizes with avidity upon any incidents, surprising or mysterious, in the career of those who have at all distinguished themselves from their fellows, and invents a legend to which it then attaches a fanatical belief. It is the protest of romance against the commonplace of life.”
“All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary—it’s just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.”
His stories are as simple and as beautiful as cherry blossoms in the moonlight
Art – Kaii Higashiyama, Cherry blossoms in the moonlight, 1982
“Tell the whole truth. Don’t be lazy, don’t be afraid. Close the critic out when you are drafting something new. Take chances in the interest of clarity of emotion. Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours.”
“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones