#LearnFromTheBest #004 - Gems From Steve Jobs

I'll be upfront about it: I think Steve Jobs was the most gifted "creator" modern history has seen. He bent the Universe to his will and changed how modern society not only interacts with technology but with each other. His "reality distortion field" could sound like new age mumbo-jumbo but once you realize how essential it is to have some version of this to continue progress in the face of failure, it becomes clear that whatever it is, it's powerful, and it's real.

So, here's the second time I've chosen Jobs for #LearnFromTheBest:

Some (of the MANY) enlightening quotes from this video:

Everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that are no smarter than you.
[You have to be passionate] because it's so hard, if you don't, any rational person would give up. It's really hard, and you have to do it over a sustained period of time, so if you don't love it, you're going to give up.
If you're a great person, why do you want to work for somebody that you can't learn anything from?
You've got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology.
Some mistakes will be made along the way. That's GOOD, because at least some decisions are being made along the way.

If you're at all interested in learning more from the life of Steve Jobs, his failures and successes, I highly recommend reading (or listening to) the eponymous Biography by Walter Isaacson.

Daily Motivation #007 - BREAK THE RULES AND WORK HARD

Arnold Schwarzenegger was told repeatedly he could never be a movie star because of his laughable accent. Yet, it was presicely this funny accent that led to one of the most famous lines in movie history: 

"I'll be back"

But it wasn't just landing a lucky role in Terminator that made Arnold a household name; it was his work ethic and ability to keep pushing even when he was the only one who believed that got him there in the first place. So, whether you're working on a new startup, closing a big sale, building a relationship, or, of course, transforming your body at the gym, let Arnold's powerful words and the soundtrack from Inception get you (back) on track. 

Positive programming starts in 3... 2... 1...

And a bonus:

"Whenever you feel like you have lost your way or you are in need of that extra bit of confidence to move forward, play this film. Believe in yourself and never ever listen to the naysayers!"