This book was a great read for me. I love these Auto Biography books that get into the “nitty gritty” of what happened. The memoir style of writing was refreshing for me. Interesting to feel like I was in his head.
Shoe Dog is Phil Knight’s (eventual co-founder of Nike shoes) journey to pursue his passion in life, shoes, building something, purpose, meaning.
The struggles, and the emotion, they hit home for me. So many times he has “impossible” situations and he holds conviction and makes it happen. I have seen these types of events firsthand. The situation seems hopeless, but then there is light and you run at it. I think these things happen to test our resolve and commitment to our journey.
Nike brand is now much more to me than ever before, knowing the history behind it. I always thought it was a great branding exercise that really connected with people. But, that was it, a branding exercise to sell shoes. Now I know why it really works, I have respect for the process.
Over the recent months I have become fascinated with the opportunity that HarMoney.com is providing in New Zealand.
It allows you to lend money to people who want a loan and earn between 10% to 40% interest per year in return. Harmoney are doing all the heavy lifting, but there is still risk involved and time will tell how great it really it is.
If you would like to learn more, the following interviews were insightful into how it works and where they are going.
Jim Rohn was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. This video is a soundbite with some powerful points.
Change the way you think and act as the human condition allows us to choose, “the dignity of choice”. And to often it is easy to be lazy. Finding that passion is hard, but Jim has always pushed for learning more everyday. Only in the doing will we find that passion.
This is a short film called “Wanderers” by Erik Wernquist.
“Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.
Without any apparent story, other than what you may fill in by yourself, the idea with the film is primarily to show a glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds – and above all, how it might appear to us if we were there.”
I really enjoyed this mini doco and I look forward to the rest of the series. If you want to support this doco with bitcoin, they provide an address at the end.
“Mainstream media would have us believe that cryptocurrencies are insecure, unstable, fads, ponzi schemes, an avenue for money laundering or for trafficking drugs. We are on a mission to uncover and present the real stories, the personal stories and the impact that cryptocurrencies are having on peoples’ lives here in Australia.” – thebitcoindoco.com
We can have good intentions, and want to succeed, but are we pursuing something of passion? It is easy to think something is a good idea and have all the reasoning for it, but can you keep the momentum going once you have to start doing it?
When it comes naturally it is amazing, but when you are trying to force it, do you really want it more than breathing? What should you do? Try some other motivation strategies or search for something else that really lights your fire?