Inspiration and wisdom from George Saunders’s Graduation Speech

Success without kindness seems like an empty endeavor. George Saunders put it best in his graduation speech at Syracuse: Do all the other things, the ambitious things – travel, get rich, get famous, innovate, lead, fall in love, make and lose fortunes, swim naked in wild jungle rivers (after first having it tested for monkey poop) – but as you …

Book Review: Poke the Box by Seth Godin

Do you look around and see opportunities to make things better? Do you have an idea that you just KNOW will make a difference in your life or someone else’s life? What’s stopping you from doing something about it? Seth Godin’s manifesto on becoming a starter, Poke the Box, is a kick in ass to become the difference-maker that the …

Getting the Most Out of Medical School – Interview with Ryan Robbins ND

Ryan Robbins is Bastyr alumnus and a first-year resident at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. In this interview, he shares his experience as a recent graduate and a resident, in addition to advice for getting the most out of medical school and preparing to practice once you finish your medical training.

Embrace The Fact That You WILL SUCK

As a person who gets hung up with trying to do things perfectly before taking action, I personally know that perfectionism can be a silent killer. I’m sure some of you can relate. The fear of making mistakes and embarrassing yourself is real fear, but will you allow this fear to prevent you from achieving your goals? Realize that when …

Mindset is THE Difference Maker

Mindset + Action + Circumstances = Outcome I’m learning more and more that my mindset going into any given situation greatly effects the outcome. When I have a pessimistic mindset, I miss opportunities and lose out. When I have an optimistic mindset, I embrace the situation and usually have a more rewarding experience than if I had not. Imagine two …

Have You Challenged Yourself Lately?

When’s the last time you made a focused effort to try something new, take a risk, or to test your limits? Have you tried taking a class about a topic you are interested in? Have you tried a new sport or hobby? Have you read challenging material to learn more about a topic? Have you tried a project that will …

Gary Vaynerchuk Keynote – FREAKISHLY Motivational

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/4671951] Gary Vaynerchuk @ Big Omaha 2009 from Big Omaha on Vimeo. Gary Vaynerchuck is the real thing. He’s quickly becoming one of the most well-known and admired personalities on the internet. He runs an online wine show at winelibrarytv.com and has been invited to speak on the Conan O’Brien Show, Ellen and now has a 7-figure book deal. …