Keep Your Head Up

March 15th, 2011  ·  posted in Development by Greg

Attitude. A simple little word with such profound and powerful implications. It can really impact the way we live, the decisions we make, and even where we end up in life.

When you boil it down, there are only 2 outcomes to anything:

  1. It happens
  2. It doesn’t happen

Maybe it doesn’t happen exactly the way you intended, but I would count that as part of the first outcome. On the other hand, if you don’t even go out and try, you only have one outcome:

  1. It doesn’t happen

The least we can do is put together a plan, take a deep breath, and try. If you don’t do anything, you already know what your outcome will be. If you get out and try, you will open up the possibility for things happening – even if they aren’t exactly how you had planned them.

Attitude is everything. Get out there and make something happen.

How much is enough?

November 6th, 2010  ·  posted in Blog by Greg

Paul Polak recently wrote a great article on his blog where he talks about how much is enough?

Paul Polak – How Much Money is Enough?

Making money is something that we have all – at one point or another – taken into consideration in our lives.  Paul’s article points out some great ideas on how we can determine when is enough and what we will do with our lives after we reach that goal.

Time for Change

October 15th, 2010  ·  posted in Blog by Greg

Change-management1-250x187 Change.

That one word is so simple yet so extraordinarily important in today’s world.  We live in a world where change happens, and is happening faster and faster every single day.  Thinking back just 5 or 10 years and we can see the huge changes in life and society all over the world.

For those of us who travel, seeing change around us is something that you get very used to, very quickly.  By throwing ourselves out into the unknown – which is the thrill of traveling, right? – we are exposed to the front lines of change across the world. It amazes me every time I think about the change that is happening all around us.  Especially in developing countries around the world where technology hits and the change is not gradual but instead a huge leap.

“In times of change, the learner inherits the earth while the learned stand perfectly equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.” – Helen Rortvedt

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Make it Happen

September 7th, 2010  ·  posted in Blog by Greg

do something

Today I happened upon a TED talk today by Derek Sivers about Keeping Your Goals to Yourself.  He gives an interesting perspective on goal setting and telling others about your goals.  It is a short video and worth the 3 minutes to watch:

Derek Sivers – Keeping Your Goals to Yourself

But it brought about some interesting thoughts about getting up and doing something – working towards your goals.  If you stay where you are, you’ll continue to remain the same exact distance from your goals.  But, if you decide to do something – even a little something – you are that much closer to realizing what you have set out to do. read more »

Every Day is Unique

July 29th, 2010  ·  posted in Photography,Travel by Greg

The past few days I was lucky enough to have some free time and decided to use it to travel to a place that I’ve never been to: Moab, Utah.  I had heard lots of things about Moab throughout the years, but never had the chance to see it myself.  The opportunity presented itself over the weekend, and last-minute I headed out with my girlfriend to explore this beautiful area.

sunset sunflower The first magical moment on the trip happened when we were getting close to Moab just as the sun started to set.  We had to stop the car on the side of the road and snapped a few pictures of the sunset in the clouds.  We also happened to find some sunflowers out in the desert and included them in some of the pictures as well. After about 30 minutes watching the sunset unfold before our eyes, we finally dragged ourselves away and continued down I-70 on our way. read more »

Alternative Travel

July 18th, 2010  ·  posted in Blog by Greg

As many of you know, I am a big fan of traveling, not touring.  Touring to me is just seeing a country and culture at a skin-deep level, leaving much of the beauty and intrigue of a different culture unnoticed.  Traveling, on the other hand, takes you deeper into the culture itself, providing opportunities for learning, inspiration, connection, and growth. read more »

What does happiness mean to you?

June 30th, 2010  ·  posted in Blog by Greg

Smiley-face Over the past few years I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to ask myself what really makes me happy.  Through my experiences, some trials and tribulations – as well as a little bit of luck – I was able to uncover the simple things in life that really make me happy read more »