Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in. – Leonardo da Vinci
After reading the bestsellers books of Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein, I came to appreciate how talented Mr Isaacson is as an author.
In this magnificent biography of Leonardo Da Vinci, Mr Isaacson shows how, from Leonardo’s genius skills, we can get inspired, develop our potential, discover with passionate curiosity, careful observation, and imagination.
I took the following excerpts from the book as a reminder of what Leonardo Da Vinci did during his lifetime as well as the skills and great ideas from this amazing person. I hope you enjoy it just as much.
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simple Leonardo was an Italian Renaissance polymath whose areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history and cartography.
LEARNING FROM LEONARDO
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Can you answer these three simple questions:
- Are you having a good day?
- If you are having a good day; Why are you having a good day?
- Tomorrow, would you rather have a good day, or would you rather have a bad day?
Gen Kelsang Nyema asked these easy questions in her TEDxGreenville 2014 Conference. Gen is an American Buddhist nun who believes the gift of happiness truly lies within our own hearts and minds.
She is a resident teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition, Gen Nyema aims to help seekers develop inner peace by offering meditation classes and practical Buddhist advice suitable for busy modern life.
Out of the three questions, Gen, said that the easiest one to answer, is the last because it is for sure that we all want to have a good day every day of our lives.
When we are happy, we have a good day, and this is the kind of happiness we wish for in our inner self.
Gen’s teacher, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, says: “Much of the time our mind is like a balloon in the wind, blown here and there by external circumstances.” Do you know that feeling?
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When my husband and I got married, I knew we would be living over 8,000 miles away from my family, back in the 1980s keeping in touch was not easy.
The person I missed most was my mom. I managed, however, to keep our relationship close and lines of communication open, but since I lived 25 hours away from her, and, at the time, with a small family, and no funds to visit regularly, I missed a lot of special moment with her.
I am originally from Mexico, John from England, but when we got married, John was working in Australia so we started our married life and family in Melbourne, leaving our families far behind.
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Thoughts are mental energy; they’re the currency that you have to attract what you desire. Learn to stop spending that currency on thoughts you don’t want. – Dr Wayne Dyer
We have been living carrying limiting beliefs which have more of a negative impact on your life than any other factor.
These beliefs started from our childhood, the culture we grew up in, social environment, and from our own interpretation of the world around us.
When we have beliefs that are limiting, they are detrimental to the big dreams we have for our business and in all areas of our lives.
Sadly, the results of the negative beliefs we hold around money, affect our relation to it, our ability to generate it, and our worthiness to receive it.
To conquer them, we need to be aware of them. It takes consistent focusing on improving our money beliefs to a successful mindset, but it will open up the possibility of more money and better ways of relating to wealth.
At first, instead of recognising them, we tend to blame the circumstances that are around us, but it is our responsibility to take charge.
Our Money Beliefs And How It Affects Our Money Matters
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After decades in the workforce, retirees, finally, gain control over how to spend their time. The range of hobbies, activities and opportunities open to them in retirement are highly extensive. They might consider using their work experience and start a new opportunity, but would a lifestyle business be what they truly want?
I always like the idea of having my own business, the problem was, I had no idea what kind of business was the best option for me.
Back in the 1980s, my husband and I went through the traditional route. John, my husband, had extensive knowledge in the plastics industry and since we wanted to own a business, we started one in manufacturing. It was his dream business and we went ahead with it.
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