Advice::Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson: Make Everything Your Own

When you work for others, you are at their mercy. They own your work; they own you. Your creative spirit is squashed. What keeps you in such positions is a fear of having to sink or swim on your own. Instead you should have a greater fear of what will happen to you if you remain dependent on others for power. Your goal in every maneuver in life must be ownership, working the corner for yourself. When it is yours, it is yours to lose — you are more motivated, more creative, more alive. The ultimate power in life is to be completely self-reliant, completely yourself.

via Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson: Make Everything Your Own.

Hope one day I could follow his advice and take the plunge and do my own thing. I could honestly say I haven’t found my thing and in a way I am working for someone because the work is good and challenging enough to merit my interest yet not too stressful, that I lose time to think and explore what my thing would be or already is! Hope we all find our passions.

AOTD::Leap of Confidence – How to Grow Your Skills – david wurtz

A lot of things you don’t know unless you try. This is true but we forget something, when we try, we must put that skeptical us at the far end of the room. We must learn to invest ourselves fully on something and for a significant amount of time before moving on to the next big thing.  Don’t overthink it take the leap, always reorient and rebalance!

Leap of Confidence – How to Grow Your Skills

Remember the scene of The Matrix where Neo is attempting to jump from one high-rise roof top to another? He's told he can make the jump only if he believes. Neo takes the leap, doubts himself mid-flight, and falls to the concrete below. (Luckily, the concrete was really made of rubber).

I think this scene from The Matrix can teach us all something about how to grow both personally and professionally. In Neo's case, he was learning to believe he was the One, and in yours, you're learning to realize the extent of your capabilities and talents.

In many situations, you need to believe you can succeed or you will fail…and its the very act of believing that leads you to success. Public speakers frequently employ the technique by envisioning their speech being well received before the give it, runners visualize a perfect race, and students the perfect test. Visualizing success tricks the brain into beleiving success is possible, and can actually improve results.

via Leap of Confidence – How to Grow Your Skills – david wurtz.

Impeach The Comelec ::Pleasure and subversion: Psychiatric Association of the Taliban

Impeach the Comelec

Psychiatric Association of the Taliban

Dear Editor

Is there anyway to impeach the following Comelec Comisssioners: Nicodemo T. Ferrer, Lucinito N. Tagle and Elias R. Yusoph?

They must be impeached because they have openly decided to turn the country into a religious state instead of a secular one. I am referring of course to their decision to outlaw Ladlad on the basis of upholding religious beliefs. They quote the Bible and the Koran forgetting that they should consult the Philippine Constitution instead. Only in the Philippines would we have high government officials who state that obedience to religious beliefs trumps other more cogent legal provisions as a basis for policy.

If stupidity were a basis for impeachment, the proceedings would be quite short. Their display of ignorance of current scientific knowledge on sexuality is quite appalling. They should have taken the simple expedient of asking any psychiatrist or psychologist who upholds the standards of organizations like the World Health Organization or the American Psychiatric and Psychological Associations. They would have been told that homosexuality was delisted as a psychological pathology more than 30 years ago. They either did not bother to read for themselves or consulted the psychiatric association of the Taliban when they decided that homosexuality is an abnormality.

As a Filipino citizen who is neither Christian nor Muslim; as a practitioner and teacher in psychology and sexuality; as someone who cares that we do not look like backward bigots to the world community; I urge the impeachment of these men who have violated morals, scientific truths and our laws against discrimination.

I am so upset. I'm gay starting today and until Ladlad gets accredited.

Sylvia Estrada Claudio, M.D. PhD.

Director, University Center for Women’s Studies

Professor of Women and Development Studies

University of the Philippines

Posted by Sylvia Estrada Claudio at 4:08 AM

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rePost::RP’s Gorres in critical condition after boxing fight in Vegas

Gorres fought valiantly. I hope and pray you that you get well!

RP’s Gorres in critical condition after boxing fight in Vegas

November 14, 2009 16:02:54

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Just as the nation was preparing for the megabout between Manny Pacquiao and Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto, a nightmarish tragedy struck Filipino prospect Z “The Dream” Gorres after winning his fight Friday in Las Vegas (Saturday in Manila).

Gorres, one of the top bantamweight boxers from the Philippines, collapsed after hacking out a 10-round decision over Columbian Luis Melendez at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay and was rushed to the UMC Hospital in Las Vegas.

via Pinoy Boxing Republic – GMANews.TV Sports.