40+ Quotes from How to be a Bawse: a guide to conquering life by Lilly Singh

40+ Quotes from How to be a Bawse: a guide to conquering life by Lilly Singh

One of the most identifiable qualities of a Bawse is their energy. Something about them stands out and leaves a lasting impression on people. They are not easily overlooked and forgotten.

- Lilly Singh, How to be a bawse, p. 216

50+ Quotes from Unshakeable: your financial freedom playbook by Anthony Robbins and Peter Mallouk

50+ Quotes from Unshakeable: your financial freedom playbook by Anthony Robbins and Peter Mallouk

As a person who has ZERO experience about the stock market, Unshakeable: your financial freedom playbook helped me understand the easiest way to start investing my money safely. I learned about index funds, how much money I was wasting in mutual fund fees, bull/bear markets, and more. I highly recommend beginning investors to pick this book up in your nearest library or book store!

80+ Quotes from Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary by Rana Florida

80+ Quotes from Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary by Rana Florida

Instead of developing a real strategy to upgrade and optimize our lives, too many of us just slog through life in a state of “managed dissatisfaction.”

But it’s never too late to envision an entirely different future—or to actively upgrade your life. It’s not about finding more time, money, or resources. Anyone can do it.

This smart and entertaining guide delves deep into each principle, giving you the insights, tools, and inspiration to take your life from ordinary to extraordinary.

70+ Quotes from How to Be Here by Rob Bell - Part Two

70+ Quotes from How to Be Here by Rob Bell - Part Two

Have you ever heard someone on a stage or in the office or the classroom doing the work, but he’s simultaneously searching for someone to tell him how good, accomplished, skillful, or excellent he is? It’s as if he’s searching for applause in order to keep going you can sometimes see it in their eyes, this deeply unfulfilled sense that they are incomplete, that they need the strokes and affirmation of others to be content…

If you are looking for a particular response to bring you joy, that response may never come.
- Rob Bell, How To Be Here, p. 147

70+ Quotes from How to Be Here by Rob Bell - Part One

70+ Quotes from How to Be Here by Rob Bell - Part One

Far too often, we don’t start because we can’t get our minds around the entire thing. We don’t take the first step because we can’t figure out the seventeenth step.

But you don’t have to know the seventeenth step. You only have to know the first step. Because the first number is always 1.

Start with 1.

- Rob Bell, How To Be Here, p. 92

60+ Quotes from Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

60+ Quotes from Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

“We like market research because it provides certainty - a score, a prediction; if someone asks us why we made the decision we did, we can point to a number. But the truth is that for the most important decisions, there can be no certainty.” - Malcolm Gladwell, Blink, pg.176

"Our parents tend to want us to do safe, secure jobs because they love us"

At the 5:21 mark, Ikenna Azuike started reiterating things I continuously tell myself; follow your passion. I may be struggling financially, but I know that I am in love with all of my archiving, community organizing, (un)learning, and sharing. I have never been bored and will only crave for more as I grow older. When I'm told that my 'extracurricular activities' are a waste of time, I use those harmful words as a motivation - I feed my monstrous drive with negatives in order to show people they are wrong.

Fiction is Addicting

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"I love stories.  I get a buzz from fiction, whether that is reading it, watching it, thinking about it, or creating it.  This can come from something as small as one line of lyric in a song or a 30 second commercial.  When I finish watching a great movie or reading a great book, I am often in a foggy state.  That make-believe world was so wonderful, it can take a few minutes (sometimes longer) to return and focus on the real world.  And after one book or movie, I just want MORE."

- Beverly @ Beverly Farr