Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is 73rd Home Run Day? On this day in 2001, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit his 73rd home run of the season and set a new major league record. And on September 5, 2007, he hit his final career home run. Bonds is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time.


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others.”

— Barry Bonds

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Wisdom quotes

All roads lead you to your destination if you don’t know where you’re going.
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. (Lewis Carroll)
Even if you’re on the right path, you’ll get nowhere if you stand still.
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. (Will Rogers)

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what does it mean to be smart?

What does it mean to be smart?

Termites and squirrels are successful. They’ve persisted through millennia, and they do things to survive that we could never figure out. They have good instincts. But they’re not smart, not smart in the sense that we hope a leader or a colleague will be.

That kind of smart requires you to be open about how you do your work, how you make choices and the sort of change you seek to make in the world. There’s no need for a smart person to change the story or be evasive or lie, because that’s not part of being smart.

You want a smart heart surgeon, because she can tell you precisely why she’s going to do one procedure instead of another one.

This kind of smart also requires domain knowledge. Smart people have done the reading, and they understand what has come before. They know that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes. And they’re not interested in making a mistake that they could have avoided with informed preparation.

And a smart person, in addition to revealing their methods and goals, and being alert as to what works, most of all, will change their methods and goals based on what they’ve learned.

Look around you. If you’re seeing buildings that don’t fall down, public health systems that are functioning and products that delight you, it’s because a smart person did the difficult work of creating them.

Courtesy: Seth Godin’s Newsletter

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Every creature was designed to serve a purpose. Learn from animals for they are there to teach you the way of life. There is a wealth of knowledge that is openly accessible in nature. Our ancestors knew this and embraced the natural cures found in the bosoms of the earth. Their classroom was nature.”

— Suzy Kassem

word of the day

Part of speech: nounOrigin: 
Greek, 20th century
1A place name, especially one derived from a topographical feature.
Examples of Toponym in a sentence “J.R.R. Tolkien created many new words in his books, but also the toponym of Mount Doom.” “The toponym for the new neighborhood is Pond Place, thanks to all the small pools on the golf course.”

Better clients

Better clients

That’s it. Two words.

If you’re a freelancer, that’s the hard part. The important part. The part that will open the door to the work you seek to do.

Better clients challenge you. They support you. They spread the word. They pay on time. They pay more and expect more.

Everything else will take care of itself if you focus on getting better clients.

It’s possible, but alas, unlikely, that better clients will simply appear. That outsiders will realize how hard you’re working and will show up. Alas, while it may seem unfair, it turns out that you don’t get better clients simply by working hard. It’s much more productive to take the steps necessary to attract them and keep them instead.

courtesy: SEth Godin’s newsletter


Part of speech: nounOrigin: French, late 19th century
1A fashion designer who manufactures and sells clothes that have been tailored to a client’s specific requirements and measurements.
Examples of Couturier in a sentence “The top couturiers will all be showing at Fashion Week.” “He worked in a dry cleaner doing alterations, but his dream was to be a couturier.”

Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is Mad Hatter Day? The Mad Hatter, a fictional cartoon character in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is always acting silly. So, on Mad Hatter Day, grab yourself a top hat and have a very silly day! Trivia buffs: In 18th and 19th century England, mercury was used in the production of hat felt. The hatters were exposed daily to trace amounts, causing some workers to develop dementia (called mad hatter syndrome).


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.”

— Orson Welles