Can you Screw It like Richard Branson?

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Can you screw it like Richard Branson? Actually, he’s now a Sir and well deserved too for his many contributions to the world!

Unlike Steve Jobs, so far there’s no movie about Richard Branson yet.

Richard Branson has written several books; the first one being “Losing My Virginity.”

http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/biography

The latest one I read, “Screw it, let’s do it” is a small book and quite easy to read. I read it in one go! He talked about how he started with the Student magazine, then Virgin Records and Virgin Atlantic plus his many adventures with air balloons.

In this book, he talked about having fun, being bold, how to challenge yourself, stand on your own feet, live for the moment, valuing family and friends, to have respect for everyone and doing good. His mum taught him a lot about life and how to deal with challenges.

His success has been a result of his unique leadership style and other factors.

He says that having fun is really important to him. If he doesn’t enjoy it, he’ll stop.

Sir Richard Branson has certainly entertained all of us with his adventures, shocked some people with his crazy ideas like stripping naked for one of his ads but people still admire him. He stands for the Peter Pan in us, playful, impulsive. But the difference with Richard is that he calculates the risks when considering to do it (or not).

He can tell within 60 seconds if he likes an idea or someone. So far, his intuition has served him well!

I’m sure that Sir Richard Branson will continue to surprise us!

Read more on my LinkedIn post:

http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141125044258-11193281-can-you-screw-it-like-richard-branson

 

Seekers, take up your Sword of Truth!

Seekers, take up your Sword of Truth!

Legend of the seeker

The popular TV Series, Legend of the Seeker, gives us a very good idea of the Seeker’s life:

  • Adventures
  • Friends in strange places
  • Mentors like Zeddicus [wise person, magician]
  • Enemies within and without
  • Challenges to overcome
  • Compassion for the weak and lost
  • Feisty female warriors like Cara and Kahlan [Mother Confessor]
  • Love and romance
  • Friendships tested
  • Travels to far places

Anyone game yet?

You shall need your trusted Sword of Truth to guide you and to win you some battles!

Be on your guard and Good Luck!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROI3Gs5ntzo

Legend of the Seeker: Sword of Truth

This TV series, Legend of the Seeker, concerns a young man who was prophesied to be the Seeker. Together with the Sword of Truth, Richard Cypher, will defeat the evil lord Darken Rahl and free the people from his tyranny.

The premise of this legend has some similarities to Camelot and Excalibur, another Sword of Truth. Zeddicus was the powerful magician [aka Merlin] who helped Richard with his quest and fight between good and evil!

The Sword of Truth in this case yields only to the Seeker’s hand and there are many adventures filled with romance, action scenes and intrigue brings the prophecy to life. Everyone loves a hero and Richard fits the bill!

Application for your own life:

  • What is your Quest?
  • Where is your Sword of Truth?

“The truth shall set you free.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkRgKUWgakA&index=6&list=PL2C5C5AFD8A251D6C

An introduction by Lucy Lawless [Xena, warrior princess]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYuNvus-0-M&list=PL2C5C5AFD8A251D6C&index=1