Just Do Right! shared by Maya Angelou and Evan Carmichael

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

Maya Angelou

“Do right”,  simple isn’t it? Why do so many of us believe we can’t just do right? When faced with the choice, how can we move towards right action? Today’s Daily Dose shared by Evan Carmichael and the late Maya Angelou is a quick nudge in the right direction. Maya encourages us to trust our inner spirit and make choices which will leave happiness and joy as a result. Evan adds his unique brand of motivation to help us believe we have the power to accomplish the two simple words, do right.

Check out Evan’s awesome book here: Your One Word: The Powerful Secret to Creating a Business and Life That Matter

Evan Carmichael is an entrepreneur with a successful YouTube channel and website. His goal is to reach people around the world to help them follow their skill sets and pursue fulfilling work. Evan has a humble tone and a bold goal, which he moves toward each day with focus; it’s a joy to watch and read his work. Connect with Evan via YouTube, his blog, and Twitter.

The great Maya Angelou was a prolific writer, poet and communicator. As a young woman from Stamps Arkansas who faced the challenges of single motherhood and poverty she rose to greatness with integrity and grace. Her well-known work, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings went from banned to standard course adoption in universities around the world. Connect with Maya’s library of work and legacy via her website.

Thank you Evan Carmichael for bringing us this awesome clip and thank you to Maya Angelou for a life of wisdom communicated through prose.

Thank for reading, have an awesome day!

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Self Discipline Like A Roman Emperor, shared by Thomas Frank

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

–Marcus Aurelius–

Why is it so hard to do the things that are in line with our goals but not with our desires at that moment? How can we harness the power of our minds to create a steady fountain of self-discipline each day? Today’s video shared by Thomas Frank may help us understand how Marcus Aurelius envisioned human motivation in his classic work, Meditations. Check out some Wise Reads of today to train that disciplined mind: 

No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor who practiced the age-old tradition of Stoicism. His work, Meditations can be held as one of the foremost works in Stoic philosophy. Aurelius was also known as a Philosopher King, a lover of wisdom, who questioned and challenged the preconceived notions of those in his circle.

Thomas Frank is likely to be called the Philosopher King of College. His ever-growing YouTube channel and website began as an endeavor to help students develop better study habits. Thomas has now moved past study habits to concepts such as motivation, discipline, fear and anxiety. Thomas has succeeded in helping thousands of students move on to college and excel in higher education. He has now taken his show on the road speaking to companies, graduates and educators to further his message.

Many thanks to Marcus Aurelius, Thomas Frank and all other Philosopher Kings for their contributions and guidance to so many of us.

Enjoy the day and Stay Wise!

Ego is the Enemy, shared by Ryan Holiday

All bad qualities center around the ego. When the ego is gone, Realization results by itself.

Ramana Maharshi

Can the stories we tell ourselves be detrimental to our development and growth? How dangerous can the Ego really be?   Will a study of the Ego result in humility and self awareness?

In today’s Daily Dose, author Ryan Holiday presents his new book, Ego is the Enemy, to employees at Google. Ryan’s work guides us through the phases of aspiration, success and failure, as they are tied to life lessons. Check it out below!

Ego Is the Enemy

Learn more about Ryan and his other wonderful creative works via twitter and his website. Also, check out his other Wise Read below!

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

Thanks for visiting, have a great week!

Don’t Follow Your Passion, Take It With You – shared by Mike Rowe

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.

-Benjamin Franklin-

What if you were told not to follow your passion, rather to bring it alongside with you? Countless motivational speakers, successful people and even our parents tell us to follow our passion. Could they all be wrong?

Mike Rowe, from the show Dirty Jobs shares a story with us about missed opportunity, explaining how our happiness does not always depend of the type of job we perform. He shares a story of a Septic Tank Entrepreneur who became financially successful and did so because the market was untapped, not because it was his passion!

Mike expands this line of thinking with his new book, Profoundly Disconnected : A True Confession From Mike Rowe By Mike Rowe

Mike continues to tell us that many awesome opportunities are available to us while we are still discovering and nurturing our passion. Don’t pass those up! They could help you make a great living, support your family, support your community and even finance your ultimate passions.  Check out this video and you could be open to a different perspective.

PragerU’s mission is to explain and spread what they call “Americanism” through the power of the Internet. They are a conservative thought bubble, producing five-minute videos explaining profoundly significant and uniquely American concepts.

Check out Mike Rowe’s Pod Cast and PragerU for some pretty innovative content.

Have a great day and Stay Wise!

What is the right relationship to money? presented by J. Krishnamurti

Money often costs too much.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson-

As the Dow Jones soars to new peaks, it seems many of us feel a sense of security within the realm of money. Less preoccupation maybe? Is this codependent relationship with money healthy? What is a useful relationship with money?

In today’s Daily Dose, explore the topic of money with Jiddu Krishnamurti, a man who gave up his status and wealth to question everything.

If you get hooked with Krishnamurti’s poetic wisdom, check out his official channel and WiseReads below:

Krishnamurti was a philosopher, speaker and writer. His subject matter included the nature of mind, meditation, inquiry, and human relationships.  Check out some of his beautiful and insightful written works below:

Freedom from the Known

Think on These Things

Enjoy and Stay Wise.

Off Grid as a Female, Tips for Women & Even Men! shared by Pure Living for Life

Technology has a shadow side.  The false belief that a safety net of sophisticated drugs and machines stretches below us, permitting lazy lifestyle choices, has undermined our spirit of self-reliance.

-Andrew Weil-

Was your spouse raised like a Disney princess? Were you? Does the idea of living off grid sound awesome but unfeasible for urbanites who consider roughing it a hotel with no room service? Today’s video shared by Jesse and Alyssa is motivation for any city dweller who is doubting their homesteading skills.

BTW, check out these Wise Reads to hone your off grid skills!

Off Grid Living: 25 Lessons on How to Live off The Grid and Survive in the Wild. Grow Your Own Food Source & Become Energy Independent (off grid … living off grid, Survival Skills) (Volume 1)

Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide: Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living

Jesse and Alyssa purchased 5 acres of land in the Inland Northwest and are building a homestead from scratch, debt free! They are documenting their journey via YouTube and a blog. To make the process more enjoyable, they brought along a travel trailer to live in while construction takes place. In this video, they both give fantastic tips and encouragement for those of us who think homesteading is a noble but unachievable goal.

Follow along with Jesse and Alyssa via their channel, website, Facebook and Instagram accounts. They post great videos from easy solar solutions to foraging for berries and plants. For those with an attraction to the cost of homesteading, their website provides expense reports each month for thier homesteading activities.

Please check out this inspiring couple and support their awesome goal. Best of luck Jesse and Alyssa, may your homestead continue to develop and grow this year.

How to Lose Those Limiting Beliefs! shared by Brian Tracy

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn

What would you consider a successful life? Would it be a cohesive and loving family? Financial Stability? Exploring the vast world we live in? If those goals ever seem too bold and unattainable, Today’s Daily Dose shared by Brian Tracy may help.

Brian encourages us to move forward slowly and methodically, with great confidence. He also shares a great exercise for creating a definite purpose while overcoming those limiting beliefs. Check out his new book below: 

No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline

Brian is an old school business and financial speaker, reaching out via his speaking engagements, writings and coaching. What I find most accessible are his YouTube Channel and Blog; both free, updated daily with tips, exercises and mantras. Brian also includes a wealth of free resources on his website.

Having attended company sponsored events where Brian was paid to speak, I find it pretty awesome he has shared so much of his work online without a cost.

Many thanks to Brian and other creators he has inspired.  Enjoy the day!