Hey everyone. It's that time again! Here are 5 things I'd like to share with you today:
Shoe Dog is a memoir by Nike co-founder Phil Knight that chronicles the history of Nike from its early struggles to its evolution into one of the world’s most recognised and profitable sports brands.
GiveBack.ie is a social enterprise started by two DUC students that's working to eradicate homelessness in Ireland. Using their Google Chrome extension, people can support Irish homelessness charities without donating their own money. Once you download the Google Chrome extension and make an online purchase through one of the initiative's supporting retailers (over 1000 including Tesco, Amazon and eBay), a percentage of your total spend will be donated to Inner City Helping Homeless by the retailer partner. The extension works automatically in the background, so you don't have to do anything differently - just shop online as you normally would, and you can have a meaningful impact on the lives of so many people in need. Great idea!
Yesterday I headed along to Design Enterprise Skillnet's "Business Principles for Designers & Creatives" workshop with renowned Emmy Award winning designer Chris Do. Chris is Chief Strategist and CEO of Blind, executive producer of The Skool, and the Founder of The Futur— an online education platform that teaches the business of design to creative thinkers. He had some amazing advice and left the whole room inspired. Check out the caption of the Instagram post below to see some of my key takeaways from the workshop.
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Was such a pleasure getting to meet @thechrisdo after his @designenterprise workshop yesterday. He gave some amazing advice on both business and personal life and it left us all hugely inspired. Here are some of my key takeaways that I hope will inspire you too: ON BUSINESS: × Stop simply giving the answers you think your clients want to hear and instead ask more (and better) questions. Keep asking WHY until it clicks with you. Why this? Why now? Why me? × If you want twice the income, you have to be twice the person you are today. If you want bigger and better clients, you have to be bigger and better. Differentiate yourself from just supplying a portfolio and a price. Be different. ON SELF DEVELOPMENT: × Stop investing in material things and invest more into yourself through advisors, coaches, consultants, therapists etc. People that will help build you into the person you want to become. × Don't compare yourself to other people - only compare yourself against your own progress and how far YOU have come, nobody else. ON MINDSET: × Does the story you tell yourself about who you are match what other people say about you? If you don't like the story then stop repeating it. Question your inner critical voice. × The labels we put on our experiences determine how we feel about them. When an event happens, we can either react with a negative or positive emotion. This either disempowers or empowers us. It's our decision. Thank you Chris, see you next time!
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“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” - Jim Ryun
"Midnight Mischief" by Jordan Rakei is a beautifully melodic blend of jazz, soul and funk. Enjoy!