May 13, 2013

4 Reasons Dave Grohl is my hero (now)...

I was able to finish one of my pending task of watching this year's The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences' Keynote Speech over the weekend.

And I found a new hero after watching it. This year's speaker was Nirvana and Foo Fighter fame Dave Grohl.

1) He is one of the best drummers of modern era. This guy will blow your mind (start at 2:15)

After watching the Keynote, I found other three reasons to say this guy is a HERO.

Excerpts from his speech...

2) He is a self taught musician

"Eventually I figured out how to be a one-man band. I took my crappy old handheld tape recorder, hit record and laid down a guitar track. I would then take that cassette, place it in the home stereo,

May 2, 2013

rejection, resistance and yes, sometimes outright hatred

This was popped into my mail from Robin Sharma


So I wanted to share a great story with you... 

All she ever wanted to do was write. But few believed in her. 

She ended up as a single mom. Collecting social benefits checks--just to get food onto the table. For her and her child. 

On a trip from Manchester to London in 1990, her train was delayed. And an idea burst into her imagination. About a boy who didn't know what he was. 

She called this kid Harry Potter. And she wrote about his adventures. 

12 publishers rejected the book. A small house called Bloomsbury Press eventually agreed to publish it. But even then, the author was told "you'll never make any money on children's books." 

Yet, the book caught fire. Touched the hearts of millions. Inspired a new generation to read. 

Of course, the woman is JK Rowling

And she's sold 400,000,000 books. And built a fortune of $800,000,000. 

From an idea. About a young wizard. With a brave heart. 

Her secret "weapon"?...