Music - The Invisible World One Fails to See

Music - The invisible world one fails to see

Roxuai @ Music - The invisible world one fails to see. Music - the thing which makes me happy, hyper and the person i am. Its the sweetest escape, a drug you can hold on happily forever. A smile just crops up when you hear something so beautiful.

Music says the words we are too afraid to speak out loud. It finds its way out no matter how hard you try to hide it.It is always there and will always remain to be in the place called 'there'. You can keep creating different kinds of music as every little change to a note is an art of its own. There is no good music and bad music after all its an expression of the humans, a mere echo of one's feeling.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman. - Beethoven
Music is your own thoughts, your own experience, feel it, embrace it with both hands wide open and live with it. Music is easy to play but hard to feel yet once you feel it, it never leaves you. Music is the one language that fails to express something that is mean or sarcastic, filling the air with poetry of a kind. The one thing that adds the beauty to any kind of music is the pauses between the notes.

Music is :

the one thing no one can resist
one thing that can energize one in the most saddest day. 
 When you put your head phones on and sing along. 
heavenly yo hear in the worst of times. 
tear breaking 
a part of every language and every religion.
what you listen to and not what you merely hear. 
what you create not spoof. 
the silent words you hear as a tune. 
something which can make a corpse dance. ( Left to me I would dance ) 
the one thing that gives you a great feeling after LISTENING to. 
something which spreads a smile on every person's face. 
the language understood by all. 
something which one cant resist tapping the foot to. 
the best word created by man. 
all around you. 
creates peace. 
a combination of notes which are pleasant to hear. 
written or oral signs representing composition. 
a language of its own kind. 
your own experience 
your thoughts 
your wisdom 
the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.  
the wine that fills the cup of silence.  
the medicine of the mind.  
what life sounds like.  
the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.  
once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.  
moonlight in the gloomy night of life.  
love in search of a word

ITS AWESOME because if it wasn't, you would have had the patience to read this.

Music is something which never fails to make me happy and I hope it has the same effect on you at least after reading this. Feel it. Live with it.

Thankz : trebletroubleme

10 Easy Steps to Making Your Dreams Come True

About a year ago, I was waking up before dark every morning. I had a set of rituals that I knew would put me on course to the life of my dreams.

The only problem was -- and this was a big one -- I was chasing the wrong dream. At the time, I was working at being a life coach, and I was thinking that I would write novels once I retired. I actually wrote this to a friend in an email a year ago, that I would write novels when I retire, and not long after that, my coaching business circled the drain. Although I didn't appreciate it at the time, my prayers were being answered. The Universe always has our backs.

Cue the sound of a needle scratching a record. Is there anything you tell yourself you will do more of "when you retire"? If so, then there's a big chance you should be making more time for it NOW -- not some far off time that might never come.

There's no final resting place during this life when you're free to prance through a meadow. It's imperative we make sure to have fun now, along the way, or we waste the whole shooting match on boring obligations.

Here are the 10 Easy Steps to Making Your Dreams Come True -- today!

10 Easy Steps to Making Your Dreams Come True
10 Easy Steps to Making Your Dreams Come True

1. What's your dream?

This is honestly the trickiest step. We complicate the heck out of it. We think, "What's my life's purpose?" and then we break out into a cold sweat.

Start with the easy stuff. What feels good to you? You don't need to decide everything right this instant, but just start collecting ideas for your life that make you feel excited and enthusiastic about the possibilities. Write some things down. Just keep some kind of simple record of what your dream for your life is.

Close your eyes and see what pictures emerge. Images that come to my mind are sunny nature scenes. I also like the idea of someone wrapped in a cozy sweater and sipping coffee while they smile at a laptop. (That's me right now.) I'm a writer, so I'm now committed to writing every day. One day I will own a beach house. That's about it!

2. Decide and believe.

Many of us will pick a delicious dream for ourselves and then immediately start pecking furiously at the edges with a list of ways it can't, won't, or shouldn't work out for us. Stop that!

If there's a word for both deciding and believing in one fell swoop, the word would be commitment. You have to commit to your dream. Don't just put it in a box and close the lid, never to see the light of day. You have to take it out and fondle it... every... day. Take it out, play with it, give it some air.

Decision + Belief = Commitment

Decide you want your dream to happen. For real. Believe it will and can happen. For real. This is the magic sauce that will help propel your dream into reality. If you don't decide and believe, and therefore commit, well then... as Henry Ford said, "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't -- you're right."

3. Release fear.

This next step isn't a one-time event. It's probably something you're going to have to do over and over, every time you notice you're stuck and you've stopped forward momentum.

We disguise fear under logistics all the time: "Oh, I don't have time to go after that dream, I need to make money!" Sure ya do. So get up earlier.

"Well then I don't have time!" Sure ya do. So get up earlier.

"But then I'll be exhausted!" Here's the thing. Last year, when I was getting up early, it was a bit of a battle. I was always feeling like it took heroics to drag my limp carcass out of bed that early.

It's all in the attitude. This go round, I decided it was going to be easy and exciting to get up early to write every day. I decided it's not going to be difficult. I decided to get the sleep I need, and not be so dramatic and sacrificial about getting up early.

Choose the right attitude. Release fear. Repeat.

4. Take action!

Eegads, finally, the part where we actually DO stuff.

Figure out what you need to DO to make your dream happen. Then go do it.

Every day.

To sum up step four, take action daily.

5. Love yourself.

It's really easy to lose the plot in the frenzy of daily living. Just slow down, pump the breaks, relax. Listen.

Take quiet time alone every day -- again, early morning if need be -- to reflect, read, write, and to hear yourself think. Give yourself the time and space to feel your feelings and organize your thoughts so that you may stay in touch with your own needs and desires for your life.

6. Use other's success as inspiration.

When you notice someone more fortunate, practice saying to yourself, "You know what? I want that, too! I'm going to figure out how and make it happen!"

If we want good things to happen to us, we have to stop judging others negatively for the good things they bring into their lives. Judging and criticizing others is such a silly energy drain. I will go out on a limb here and say that the majority of people who judge others negatively for their success don't realize they do it, or they don't realize there's anything wrong with doing it.

I saw a Facebook comment the other day that basically said all rich people are thieving, greedy liars and that all poor people are generous and would give you the shirt off their backs. Nonsense. NONSENSE. That's a waste of breath right there. Bill Gates has donated $26 BILLION to philanthropic causes. I would rather imagine all the good Bill's money is doing out there in the world than to take one second to consider accepting the smelly shirt off some guy's back.

Instead of being Judge-y McJudge Pants, use others as inspiration: see what you want, and figure out how to make it happen. When you paint everyone who is rich with one brush (bad) you are going to repel money like it's your job. Money isn't imbued with magical good or evil qualities. It's just money. It helps you live comfortably. Accept it without making bizarre value judgments.

7. View mistakes as lessons, not an excuse to give up.

This happened to me last year when my coaching business took a nosedive: I panicked, and then I gave up. Which was fine, because I realized that coaching wasn't my dream after all. When things didn't go well, I didn't think, "Just a bump in the road, let me fix this." Instead I thought about all the hours and days I'd spent on the administrative junk: the web pages I developed, the excruciating task of writing sales copy, and the PDFs I'd created, and I realized that this wasn't my dream. I hated that stuff.

I just like writing.

I didn't learn that lesson right away. Instead I spent lots of time saying, "Woe is me," and panicking about money, and panicking about finding work, and just generally spending all of my time panicking. In case that's not clear: I panicked.

It took me a really long time to simply view my mistakes as lessons. Instead, I did all the stuff I coached other people not to do. Like when you make a mistake, it's not a reflection on your character. It's just data about what you should do next.

Finally, after close to a year of panic followed by wallowing, I'm back!

8. Value tiny decisions.

The decision to get up early every morning is a momentous one. The tiny decisions happen every single day, when I look at the clock. Do I get up, or do I stay in bed?

Every little decision, everything single thing we do, matters.

Because what you do determines who you become. And who you become means either your success at achieving your dream or your failure. Choose wisely.

9. Don't let bad habits win.

It's so easy to blame our small lives, our tiny, chronic failures on our bad habits. We get sucked into the couch for TV marathons. We get sucked into pizza boxes and chip bags and some of us (ehem) even get into the habit (and then out of the habit and into the habit) of using beer or wine "to relax" when the going gets tough.

Then we spend all our precious energy on CRAP like trying to lose weight or break these bad habits. What you think about is what you get. If you spend all your time obsessing about your bad habits, your whole life is going to be a Sisyphean task of rolling the boulder up the hill while you resist, followed by getting steamrolled when you get tired and give in.

And yes, I'm speaking from experience. I say this with the utmost kindness and respect to both myself and to you: GET A LIFE. It's only when our habits stand in the way of the life of our dreams that we will be compelled to chuck the now-annoying habits to the curb. Dream big, take action, worry about your habits some other day, like when they prevent you from getting up early.

Oh, and see step 3: release fear. Usually our bad habits are nothing more than a tepid attempt at escaping fear, but then we've really gone down the rabbit hole INTO fear when we do things that are self-destructive as an escape. Release fear, don't try to numb it; it doesn't work that way.

10. Believe the Universe is friendly.

I'll leave you with this quote:

"And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

-- Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

In light of this quote, it's possible to boil this post down to three steps: 1. Dream big. 2. Act consistently. 3. Be amazed as the Universe conspires to help you achieve your dream.

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How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy. It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of college, broke and in debt, and by the time I was 30, I was a millionaire. Here are the 10 steps that will guarantee you will become a millionaire by 30.

1. Follow the money. 

In today’s economic environment you cannot save your way to millionaire status. The first step is to focus on increasing your income in increments and repeating that. My income was $3,000 a month and nine years later it was $20,000 a month. Start following the money and it will force you to control revenue and see opportunities.

2. Don’t show off -- show up! 

I didn’t buy my first luxury watch or car until my businesses and investments were producing multiple secure flows of income. I was still driving a Toyota Camry when I had become a millionaire. Be known for your work ethic, not the trinkets that you buy.

3. Save to invest, don’t save to save.

 The only reason to save money is to invest it.  Put your saved money into secured, sacred (untouchable) accounts. Never use these accounts for anything, not even an emergency. This will force you to continue to follow step one (increase income). To this day, at least twice a year, I am broke because I always invest my surpluses into ventures I cannot access.

4. Avoid debt that doesn’t pay you. 

Make it a rule that you never use debt that won’t make you money. I borrowed money for a car only because I knew it could increase my income. Rich people use debt to leverage investments and grow cash flows. Poor people use debt to buy things that make rich people richer.

5. Treat money like a jealous lover. 

Millions wish for financial freedom, but only those that make it a priority have millions. To get rich and stay rich you will have to make it a priority. Money is like a jealous lover. Ignore it and it will ignore you, or worse, it will leave you for someone who makes it a priority.

6. Money doesn’t sleep. 

Money doesn’t know about clocks, schedules or holidays, and you shouldn’t either. Money loves people that have a great work ethic. When I was 26 years old, I was in retail and the store I worked at closed at 7 p.m. Most times you could find me there at 11 p.m. making an extra sale. Never try to be the smartest or luckiest person -- just make sure you outwork everyone.

7. Poor makes no sense.

I have been poor, and it sucks. I have had just enough and that sucks almost as bad. Eliminate any and all ideas that being poor is somehow OK. Bill Gates has said, "If you’re born poor, it’s not your mistake. But if you die poor, it is your mistake."

8. Get a millionaire mentor. 

Most of us were brought up middle class or poor and then hold ourselves to the limits and ideas of that group. I have been studying millionaires to duplicate what they did. Get your own personal millionaire mentor and study them. Most rich people are extremely generous with their knowledge and their resources.

9. Get your money to do the heavy lifting.

 Investing is the Holy Grail in becoming a millionaire and you should make more money off your investments than your work. If you don’t have surplus money you won’t make investments. The second company I started required a $50,000 investment. That company has paid me back that $50,000 every month for the last 10 years. My third investment was in real estate, where I started with $350,000, a large part of my net worth at the time. I still own that property today and it continues to provide me with income. Investing is the only reason to do the other steps, and your money must work for you and do your heavy lifting.

10. Shoot for $10 million, not $1 million.

 The single biggest financial mistake I’ve made was not thinking big enough. I encourage you to go for more than a million. There is no shortage of money on this planet, only a shortage of people thinking big enough.

Apply these 10 steps and they will make you rich. Steer clear of people that suggest your financial dreams are born of greed. Avoid get-rich-quick schemes, be ethical, never give up, and once you make it, be willing to help others get there too.

Inspirational Travel Quotes

If you have a passion in travel... or you have a desire to travel... or you are the traveler... Whatever you are, I present you these inspirational quotes. Then after that you can grab your backpack or luggage and start your own journey... And SEE THE WORLD!!!

Just like what I did! :)

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

2 . All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. – Martin Buber

3 . The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

4 . Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. – Benjamin Disraeli

5 . When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable. – Clinton Fadiman

6 . To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. – Aldous Huxley

7 . The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are. – Samuel Johnson

8 . If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. – James A. Michener

9 . Throw your dream into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. – Anais Nin

10 . He who would travel happily must travel light. – Antoine de St. Exupery

11 . Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

12 . There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign. – Robert Louis Stevenson

13 . Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

14 . I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are. – Diane von Furstenberg

15 . What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do, especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. – William Least Heat Moon

16 . The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them. – Amelia E. Barr

17 . Own only what you can carry with you; Let your memory be your travel bag. – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

18 . Wherever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucius

19 . Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel’s immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be right and only way. – Ralph Crawshaw

20 . I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. – Bill Bryson

21. No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old familiar pillow. – Lin Yutang

22. A wise traveler never despises his own country. – Carlo Gordoni

23. Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled. – Mohammed

24. Travel is like knowledge. The more you see, the more you know you haven't seen. – Mark Hertsgaard

25. A traveler without observation is a bird without wings. – Moslih Eddin Saadi

26. Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. – Miriam Beard              

27. Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life. – Michael Palin

28. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. – Lao Tzu

29. We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharlal Nehru

30. One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. – Henry Miller

"Quit job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return."

Thx : cescliciouz ^_^

The Secret Weapon For Better Focus

Are you looking for a more efficient way to organise your work-days? Try Time Blocking. 

A few months back, I came across Cal Newport’s illuminating post on Time Blocking — a productivity “hack” that helps you to make the most of your work day by assigning very specific tasks to very specific blocks of time. This is loosely based on Parkinson’s Law, the idea of which is that work will simply expand to fill the time available for its completion.

For some, the idea of scheduling tasks in such a rigid way may be counter intuitive. But, if you’ve a backlog of tasks to get through or a deadline to abide by, time blocking can help keep you on track while keeping distractions, procrastination and unproductive multitasking at bay.

Newport generally spends around 15-20 minutes at the end of each day planning his ‘time blocks’ for the following day, with the overall goal to “make sure progress is being made on the right things at the right pace for the relevant deadlines”. His theory is that “a 40 hour time-blocked work week, I estimate, produces the same amount of output as a 60+ hour work week pursued without structure”.

For a potential promise of a 50% increase in productivity (especially related to deep, tough work), the temptation to give this hack a trial run is hard to resist.

Give Some Time To Planning

If you’re tempted to try this out, the first thing you need to do is to spend a short amount of time setting out what you need to complete before the week is over. Decide what makes for a week well spent.

Write out 3-5 of the most important tasks you need to complete (these decision making apps may help), and any other necessary (though not always important) tasks that you just have to get done. Then, if you work a typical 8-hour work day, split those 8 hours into different-sized chunks, with each chunk dedicated to a specific task (or set of tasks) — important and necessary — that you have to work on. Google Calendar is a perfect tool for this, but a piece of paper can work just as well.

You can see a basic example (for just one day) I used a few days ago below, though you can of course make this as detailed as possible. Try to divide the tasks throughout the week in a way that helps achieve all of your objectives without pushing yourself too hard.

Be Honest With Yourself

Don’t try to squeeze too much into one day. It’s all too easy to underestimate how long a task will take — especially if you’re under the assumption you’ll be 50% more efficient than usual. If you’re someone who’s never tracked their time before, this will take a small while to learn.

You need to figure out the average amount of productive time you spend in your inbox. You need to know exactly how long you can actually focus on deep, difficult work. If you carve out four hours for deep work, but can only really concentrate deeply for two hours (for example), that’s two hours wasted, which could have been spent on less demanding tasks.

As you learn more about how you work, and how long each task really takes, your time-block estimations will become more and more accurate, thereby helping you become more productive.

You Can Time Block Reactive Work Too

If a lot of your work is reactive, you may think this method won’t work for you. But, fortunately, you can assign blocks of time to reactive work, too, so as to avoid that 8 hour game of Ping-Pong when you’re at work.

For example…

If a large portion of your work is spent in your inbox, schedule 30 minutes every 2 hours in your inbox (A big deal? Add some information to your signature letting people know that you only check email a few times per day to keep up productivity).

If you have to take calls throughout the day, instead of answering the phone every time it rings, turn the answer machine on, and schedule a couple of periods during the day where you respond to your messages. This allows your other blocks of time to be far less interrupted, enabling you to get your best work done.

Remove Distractions

Blocking out time is all well and good in theory, but if you don’t stick to the principles in practice, you’re bound to fail. If you’re settling in for a couple of hours of deep work with a Facebook tab open, your phone ready and willing to accept calls, and your colleagues feeling like they can interrupt you at any moment, you’re setting yourself up for failure.

Make sure people know they shouldn’t disturb you (wearing headphones can reduce interruptions dramatically). Turn the phone off. Sign out of social media. Close all unneeded tabs, and concentrate on the task at hand for the time period assigned to it. You’ll often be surprised at how much you get done.

Don’t Be Too Specific

This is loosely related to our human inability to predict how long things will really take. Or even if we have the motivation to complete a task. If we’re too specific with our time blocking (i.e. “30 minutes to book a venue for the party”), then when we don’t find a venue within 30 minutes, we’ve already failed. Instead, keep your blocks of time relatively vague, but still working toward a very specific goal.

For example, “30 minutes organising the party” works well. Instead of having a venue booked, the 30 minute block may result in a shortlist of venues — so at least you’ve made progress!

These quick wins are what keep you motivated to keep up with these kind of productivity systems.

Time Blocking Doesn’t Mean Lack Of Choice

Some people detest having no choices throughout their day, and fear that time blocking leads to a complete lack of choice. This, however, isn’t the case. Take my personal Google Calendar example above.

“Writing Articles” is purposely vague. I have a selection of articles I can work on at any one time, so during this time period, I can pick the one article that excites me the most at that time. The point is to ensure that I actually spend a certain amount of time writing each day, irrespective of what I’m actually writing.

Keep Detailed Notes

When your day regularly involves switching from one task to another, it can often take too much time to get back into the swing of the next task. When I stop my phone calls at 12:30 and move into my deep work, I need to know that I can easily get into the right frame of mind so as to waste as little time as possible.

To do this, I keep detailed notes either on paper, or on my Google Calendar about where I’m, where I got to last time I was working on this project, problems I was facing, breakthroughs I made, and what the next step is to keep progress moving forwards. Spend the last few minutes of each time block writing these notes so you can enter the next time block with a clear mind.

Perform Regular Reviews

At the end of each week, month or quarter (whichever is best for you), perform a review of the different projects you’ve been working on to see if your time blocking approach is working for you, and to know which projects you need to assign more time blocks to. This is the only real way you’ll know how to effectively assign your time. During a review, ask yourself the following questions for each project:

1. What did I accomplish since the last review?
2. What tasks need completing before the next review?
3. At which stage am I at with each of my projects?

With this overview, you’ll be in a much better position to make decisions for the future. Use technology…like these time tracking apps on Android.

Understand Your Body Clock

Take a read of this article on Circadian and Ultradian rhythms, and learn how to tell which hours each day are your most productive, and schedule your time blocks accordingly. Many authors find they are most creative during the early hours. If you know you’re able to focus better during the early afternoon, organise your time blocks to make the most of this time and your top priorities for the week.

Don’t Be Too Professional

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Ensure you schedule time for play into your days. Put aside time to spend with your loved one. Time to spend on your own. Time to exercise. Time to go Christmas shopping. Time to do nothing. Else, these may all fall by the wayside and you’ll find you’re all up to date when it comes to work, but entirely behind in your personal life.

Use Reminders That Work

Whether that’s a calendar popup, email reminder, a timer on your phone, or an old-school stop watch, you need to ensure that you set up reminders that you’re confident you’ll abide by. If you’re willing to work an extra 10 minutes on each task, you’ll soon fall behind on other projects. Is it really worth it? Ensure you know when your time block is coming to an end, so get into the right frame of mind to move to the next block.

In essence, time blocking is a simple exercise in segregating your day into various chunks of time that, if stuck to, helps us achieve everything we need to, thereby reducing stress. Sure, there are some problems with motivation, the ability to predict how long things will take, and unforeseen disruptions. But using this method can help us cut procrastination and waste, make for more efficient work days and also give us back personal time.

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No. 1 Skill to Get Ahead in Life

We're living in uncertain times. As average yearly incomes stagnate, the economy continues to sputter towards recovery, and we spend more and more time online, it feels natural to worry about the reality today's children will face when they enter adulthood.

So how do we prepare them? What are the necessary skills that will help these kids get ahead in life? Overwhelmingly, as a nation, we believe that first and foremost, it comes down to the ability to communicate effectively.

That's takeaway from a recent Pew Research Center survey, in which a national sample of 3,154 American adults were presented with a list of 10 skills -- communication, logic, reading, teamwork, writing, science, math, athletic, music and art – and were asked to select the ones that they believed are the most important for children to get ahead in the world today. (In other words, they could choose as many as they thought fit that standard; most respondents selected more than one skill as "most important.")

Communication trounced the competition. A whopping 90 percent of respondents cited the skill as "most important," a higher percentage than more tangible skills received, including reading (86 percent), math (79 percent), and science (58 percent).

Here's how all 10 skills stacked up.

Communication's secure first-place position surprised us, but perhaps it shouldn't have; the survey didn't specify what "getting ahead in the world today" means, exactly. For many, it likely translates to professional success (where communication is undoubtedly important), but it can also mean leading a happy life connected to friends and family (where communication is integral). Perhaps also, there is the fear that today's children, a cohort fluent in 'likes,' lols and emojis, are losing the ability to connect without the crutch of the Internet.

Interestingly, despite the fact that STEM fields typically yield high average salaries (if you're choosing a college major, engineering is a more lucrative bet than architecture or fine arts), science was considered a "most important" skill by only slightly more than half of respondents. Only athletic skills (25 percent), music skills (24 percent) and art skills (23 percent) fared worse.

Men, who continue to vastly outnumber women in STEM positions, were less likely than women to rate communication and reading skills as most important, but significantly more likely to say that science and math skills made the cut. Sixty-three percent said science skills were important – versus 52 percent of women – and 81 percent said math skills were important, versus 76 percent of women.

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Achievers are believers: they believe in themselves and in life.

Achievers are great dreamers (but not "airy-fairey stuff"). What dreams in life would you have, if you knew you could not possibly fail?

What particular dream would make you happiest in fulfilling?

Firstly, Have total faith: in yourself and especially in God - a Higher Power, Supreme Being, Who cares deeply about you and really BELIEVE God, Life, Your Creator will ultimately ensure the outcome that's best for you (even when things look bleak and you are stuck deep in the smelly brown stuff.

I've lived these principles (even when my dream appeared shattered and my hope was at a very low ebb, learnt them from experience over many years and have applied them in every area of my personal life. I can vouch for the fact that they DO work!

The very fact that I've written this article and its been published around the world was a dream that I had ten years ago (to reach people around the globe from here in scenic and tranquil "Sleepy Hollow" near the bottom of the world)... and that is a 'miracle' considering my personal
circumstances, absolutely no contacts and total lack of technology skills at the time.

Here are the Fifteen Principles, which I've applied down my "unchartered journey down the  rapids of life". *

* no, more sliding down the "razor-blade of life".

1. Discover the Awesome Power of a Dream.

A vision for the future, that will capture your entire heart and at the deepest level, your spirit and soul (are they the same thing, by the way?). Open your mind up to the awesome power of your creative imagination (the way "God "speaks" to us, through our subconscious minds, our "Godgate" or "receiving station from Superior/Infinite Intelligence", I believe).

Allow yourself the courage and freedom to even fantasise until you get a vision, a dream of what your life could one day stand for. Meditate deeply, pray, ask God, The Great Designer, what is your unique "calling in life", your purpose... and you WILL eventually get the answer... from the "still quiet voice within" (or your Higher Self).

Where do you find the vision? You could perhaps find it by looking for people who have hurts and human needs - as per the secret of success in business is finding a need and filling it. So find a human problem to solve through the awesome power of a vision. God will bless you, so that you in turn can bless others, through sharing your unique gifts. That way you are helping people, touching other lives and making a difference in the world. I try to do that through my words.

2. Your dream must be backed by ACTION.

Achievers are dreamers and DOERS. Take small steps and you'll find that one step leads to another, then the next. "Rome wasn't built in a day."

3. Develop a 'God Consciousness'

TRUST, really trust God, the Spirit of the Universe for the successful outcome to your  endeavours. It WILL happen, though not in your time-frame and according exactly to your
expectations. But always remember, God's dreams are far bigger than we could ever imagine ourselves.

4. DEVELOP YOUR DESIRE to see the dream come to fruition.

Work on your motivation daily. Allow your Dream to be at the fore-front of your life, the "core of your being". It will motivate, inspire and energise you by giving you a SENSE OF PURPOSE - essential. Only YOU have the power to kill your dream. Nothing is impossible to the person,  whose vision becomes a dream and when that dream is allowed to take control over your life. Like an obsession... but strive for balance (heed that one, Craig).

5. Develop a Success Consciousness, that you will achieve your dream one day.

It's a positive pattern of thinking, a great attitude/mind-set to have, which will propel you down the road to success. Think abundance and prosperity and not lack.... and you will draw it to yourself from the Universe.

6. Don't surrender to negative assumptions.

Eg."I'm too old, a woman, have no money, no resources, no contacts". Challenge them. Nothing is impossible to the person who has the desire to succeed. As the proverb says, " where there's a will, there's a way".

7. KNOW that there is a God, a Supreme Being

KNOW that there is a God, a Supreme Being (call Him/Her/It what you will) and that there is is a unique plan for your life. Listen to God, Spirit, The Ultimate Source (my favourite term to understand the concept commonly known as God), or Ground of our Being and it's just up to YOU to discover it, then declare it - to the world, should you want. It's your grand purpose in life and God will help you to fulfil it (as a "co-creator of and collaborator in the vision"). When you give 100% commitment and fully TRUST, God will see to it, that your CHOSEN dream comes to pass. You would never be "given a great dream" through your IMAGINATION without your having the potential to achieve it.

8. Have a dynamic positive attitude to life.

CHOOSE it. That things will somehow work out for you. Be flexible in your thinking. Attitude determines your altitude and more than anything else, I believe, is a vitally important ingredient in seeing your dreams come to fruition.

9. Really BELIEVE that things will work out for you.

Believe in yourself with honesty and humility....and not arrogance. It's not being "big-headed" saying things, like "I am unique, somebody special, I KNOW I can (make a difference, some impact in this amazing and beautiful world of ours, etc")! Doing this demands having a healthy self concept (image).


Look at all the options and check them each day. Obstacles and presures shift, like sand-storms. Never ever walk away from problems. Say, "I will until....".

11. Be patient.

Like a good wine, a great dream usually takes many years to mature and then blossom. When nothing seems to be happening, don't give up hope. Never.

12. Be open and flexible in your strategies to achieve your goals, your dream(s).

There are many ways to skin a cat (sorry, SPCA). If one road on the path to achieving your
dream gets blocked, go round the back way.  If you get stuck on what to do, ask God for the answer on the path ahead through prayer... and you'll get it through your creative imagination. It will just pop into your head from "outer space" (as Thomas Edison once described it).

13. Review your strategy and progress from time to time.

Evaluate your strategies and tactics. How effectively are you progressing down your chosen path? Are you getting the results expected and what you desire? If not, try another approach.

14. Listen to others, really listen, instead of thinking what you are going to say next

Think how can I best help the next person. As Zig Zigler wisely said, "You get what you want, by helping other people get what they want."  In turn, if you need help with something, don't be afraid to ASK politely. People like helping others...and everyone has unique skills and knowledge, that they like sharing.

15. Never Give Up on the Core of your Dream. Never!

Ask yourself this vital question: What are the alternatives to NOT dreaming it... and only YOU can kill your grand vision..
Then be happy as you travel along the journey of life, the stair-case to your great dreams...

P.S: Always remember, God's dreams are far bigger than we could ever imagine ourselves
"If you can believe, all things are possible to those who believe." - Mark 9:23

Crossfader: Remix Lagu Dengan Iphone

Apakah kamu suka mendengarkan musik remix atau memberikan efek pada sebuah lagu? Belajar menjadi DJ memerlukan waktu yang tidak sebentar, belum lagi peralatan yang harus kamu beli. Kalau kamu ingin iseng menjadi DJ dengan mudah, coba gunakan aplikasi Crossfader.

Prinsip kerja Crossfader cukup mudah dipahami. Pertama, pilih daftar lagu dan instrument yang ingin digunakan. Kemudian tap layar untuk memainkan lagu secara bersamaan atau ubah posisi iPhone menjadi horizontal dan goyang untuk memberikan efek. Kamu bisa memperlajari efek-efek lainnya dari bagian tutorial yang diberikan.

Selain melakukan remix terhadap dua lagu, kamu juga bisa membuat akun di aplikasi ini. Akun ini berfungsi untuk menyimpan hasil remix kamu dan membagikannya di Twitter atau sosial media lainnya. Selain itu kamu bisa follow teman-teman di Crossfader atau para DJ terkenal disana untuk berbagi hasil remix atau memberikan like pada karya mereka.

Saya sudah mencoba Crossfader pada perangkat iPhone 4 dan hasilnya cukup berat. Ya, memang pada laman iTunes ini sang pengembang merekomendasikan iPhone 5 untuk menggunakan Crossfader. Kekurangan lainnya adalah kamu tidak bisa menggunakan lagu dari library iTunes di Crossfader. Namun sepertinya hal ini terkait hak cipta dari setiap musik yang didaftarkan pada Crossfader. Dibalik semua itu, aplikasi ini cukup seru untuk kamu gunakan sambil berdiri dan sedikit bergoyang untuk membuat musik remix.

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