9 posts from month 12/2009

Happy End to the Decade!

Happy New Year 2010 photo by **N-Studio** [tweetmeme]Inspiration for an optimistic and growth-filled 2010. Below are excerpts from Bruce Mau's Incomplete Manifesto for Growth -- statements exemplifying his beliefs, strategies and motivations. Enjoy and Happy 2010!

There is nothing that drives optimism more than passion with a purpose. Find your purpose.

Allow events to change you.

You have to be willing to grow. Growth is different from something that happens to you. You produce it. You live it. The prerequisites for growth: the openness to experience events and the willingness to be changed by them.

Take field trips.

The bandwidth of the world is greater than that of your TV set, or the Internet, or even a totally immersive, interactive, dynamically rendered, object-oriented, real-time, computer graphic-simulated environment.

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An Idea for Giving Thanks to Your Clients


Thank them by donating in honour of them.

[tweetmeme]This holiday season, to thank my clients for their impact on my life, and to make an impact, I sent them a e-card wishing them a happy holidays and informing them that I donated CDN $5 to World Wildlife Federation in honour of them.

In the message, I also offered to donate an additional $5 to their charity of choice if they choose to write a recommendation for me. I thought it was a nice win-win-win way to incentivise a task that people find painful to do.

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A Magical Time of Year

Merry Christmas to all my Flickr Friends

I love Christmas.

[tweetmeme]It is a really important time of year to me. It's a time when I reflect and I honour all the learning of the past year. And it's a time when I celebrate the love in my life.

I love walking the streets of Toronto at Christmas-time. There's something really special in the air. And I revel in the feeling. Toronto's kinda-like-the-world-holding-hands, it's a cultural mosaic, apparently the most multi-cultural gathering of people in the world, and all around me, on the streets, I can feel magic in the air.

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What Is Happiness?

photo credit just Luh. [tweetmeme]

How do you feel about this definition of happiness?

Happiness is felt when one is:

  • engaging in satisfying work
  • avoiding negative events and emotions
  • feeling gratitude, forgiveness and optimism

Is happiness enough?

Not for Me. And I'd argue it's not enough for You either. For our Innerpreneurial drive isn't fueled by our lack of happiness and our desire to obtain it, rather it's fueled by our desire for meaning.

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Jeff Dunsavage: December Innerpreneur Spotlight

Jeff Dunsavage

Jeff Dunsavage The Missing Americans Project, The Sea Suite and OurWorld Follow Jeff on Twitter [tweetmeme]

I am:

A person in transition -- trying to blend my talents for writing, editing, and connecting people, ideas, and resources with my passion for environmentally and socially responsible business practices and my newfound calling: assisting the families of people who disappear outside their country's borders.

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