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Friday, October 10, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Be In The Moment

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be – Marcel Pagnol

The most challenging thing in life is to be in the moment and the moment is the only place that is real.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Little By Little

Attention to detail is the key to success in character and in life. Find a way to do things well every day and when the big opportunities come your way, you’ll be prepared.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ The Rules of The Game

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” --Albert Einstein

The rules of the game are not always what is declared. Those in power often play by a silent code, figure it out and you’ll find success a lot easier to achieve.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Happiness

Happiness is like a butterfly.
The more you chase it, the more it eludes you.
But if you turn your attention to other things,
It comes and sits softly on your shoulder.
 - Henry David Thoreau

Happiness cannot be pursued. It’s a byproduct of the things we do.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Feel At Home

“The ideal is to feel at home anywhere, everywhere” Geoff Dye

This can only happen when you’re comfortable with yourself.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Expand Your Horizons

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St. Augustine

There is nothing that changes you faster than getting away from what’s familiar and going some place you’ve never been before.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Inspiration

Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working." Pablo Picasso

Spoken by a man who produced as many as 50,00 pieces of art. It’s not enough to be inspired, you’ve got to use it to create something in your life.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Tourist or Traveler?

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” Paul Theroux

If you travel well you’ll leave room for the unexpected. You’ll allow life to offer you something you couldn’t have managed on your own.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Travel

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves, and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again—to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.” Pico Iyer

There is nothing that opens ones mind and heart faster than travel or a new experience.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Look At Where You Put Your Energy

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it – Henry David Thoreau.

Don’t give away your emotions or your time on something or someone that doesn’t give back.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Become What You're Seeking

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” Audrey Hepburn

When you become what you want to discover in the world, success is guaranteed.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Travel Is Essential

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St. Augustine

When you travel to a place you’ve never been, you receive the gift of seeing yourself and others differently.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ We Create The World

We don’t see things the way they are. We see them the way WE are – Talmud

If you want to change the world change yourself. Become what you want the world to be.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Pay Attention To What's Important

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like – Will Rogers.

When you turn your attention on yourself and your “real” desires then life becomes rewarding and fulfilling.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Plant Seeds

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant - Robert Louis Stevenson.

Life is not just about immediate reward. If you plant enough seeds they’ll ripen and bear you fruit when you most need it.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Power and Purpose

“Power is the ability to achieve purpose. Power is the ability to effect change. Martin Luther King Jr.

The ability to affect change with purpose is the key to success and happiness.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Letting Go

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” Steve Maraboli

Letting go seems to be one of the hardest things we have to do. In order to achieve our destiny we must keep evolving not everyone can evolve with us, at least not at the same pace.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Keep Moving

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein

Don’t let your fear of taking a risk or failing stop you from moving forward.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Keep Getting Up

“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” --

A simple formula but it works. Keep going and you’ll meet your perfect moment.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Keep Asking The Question

“It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.” -- Albert Einstein

Keep asking the question and you’ll get an answer. Perseverance pays off.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Learn From Everything

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” -- Truman Capote

Everything that happens to you has value and will serve you if you learn from it.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Ask The Right Question

Answers are limiting. They stop the process of discovery. When you keep asking the right question you keep moving, learning and growing.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Don't Be Afraid Of Change

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” -- Albert Einstein

Life is always evolving, if you don’t change with it you’ll be left behind.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Don't Explain

“Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”

When you explain you appear in doubt and even weak. When you’re strong  others listen.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Recognize The Power Of Others

“Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own.” -- Joss Whedon

Don’t let fear keep you from empowering others, when you do you also empower yourself.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ The Importance of "Will"

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” Vince Lombardi

Everyone experiences rejection and it’s the souls who don’t pay attention to it that end up successful.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Don't Worry About Direction

There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction. -Franz Kafka

Success is seldom reached by following a linear path. If you study how people reach their goals, you’ll be surprised at the zig zag line that got them there.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Coffee Thoughts \ Don't Wait Begin

Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect. -Alan Cohen

Taking the first step is the most challenging. To do so you have to make a commitment to move forward, you have to overcome your resistance to succeed.