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WHAT GETS YOU MOVIN?: inspirational souls

25 Dec

Somewhere between my quick business trip to Barbados with Dj Dummy and returning to the cold of NYC, I got a bit of my mojo back!

As my return to NYC tweet last night stated, I’m back on my grind:

…oddly enough in the process of looking for some info and reading the January 2012 issue of Self magazine, I ran into this video featuring A-trak, Curtis Kulig, Carlos Quirarte.  The video is a piece on people grinding in NYC that went with HBO’s now cancelled show, How to Make it in America (I’m sad about the cancellation, but they needed better writers, and needed to stop showing the obvious and develop the not understood). 

As i digress, this is a great piece to get motivated if you lost a little bit of your mojo.

the pursuit of happiness…

24 Jan

Anyone that knows me, knows that I’m big into psychology and self-help…go ahead and judge.  And from a very young age, I’ve always had this weird overwhelming desire to find happiness.  I’ve grown to realize it’s not something to be found, but more about your mindset.  I’m not always the most positive person, so the whole euphoria thing is challenging, but I’m consciously and continually rewiring my thought process.

Oddly over the last week, I was reflecting on how much of a pessimist I can be and how cynical I am, and how I need to be more open. Then I watched Conan O’Brien’s last show, and he mentioned at the end of his monologue, particularly to young people, to not be cynical and how cynicism is his least favorite character trait, and being that way gets you no where; it struck a cord. It’s so true, if you are open, not judgmental, and can think positively about life and the people in it, not everything will be as you envisioned, but good things will come to you. Plus ‘lucky’ people rarely are cynics.

Anyway, below is something I clipped from Self Magazine in January of ’09, and it’s been on my vision board ever since.  Maybe it’ll bring a little happiness in your life, I like to do #1 every night (you can judge me again).  I also posted the clip from Conan I was referring to.

It’s a new day, be happy! =)