All posts in “Quote of the Day”

It’s Not Fear of Failure We Should Worry About

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“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” -Francis Chan

Are you spending time on the things that truly matter? By asking that each of us quantifies that “matter” a bit different. What matters to you may not come close to what matters to your social circle or work associates. When you look at the long term aspects of what you are doing in life, will they matter? Have a great week.

 

Cheers!
Kolby I The Healthy Primate

Courage, Fear & Learning to Cope

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“Courage is resistance to fear & mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” -Mark Twain

We face fears daily.

  • The fear of new responsibilties.
  • The fear of heading into the office
  • The fear of failure
  • The fear of fear itself

How can you leverage that fear into courage to overcome, challenge and do things that take you out of your comfort zone?

Have a great week!

Cheers,

Kolby I The Healthy Primate

 

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“I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned”  – Richard P. Feynman

Where can this apply in your life today? Is it in political views, at your job or in personal relationships? Question everything, it’s healthy.

I always like to know who it is we are pulling quotes from. In this research I have to say that Richard Feynman has a great back story . From his findings in quantum physics to electrical cooling, his contributions to science & technology are felt today.

You can read more about Richard and his story here.

Cheers!

The Healthy Primate

 

 

Is Personal Potential on a Timeline?

“It is never too late to be what you might have been”
– George Eliot

As we dive into the week, remember that it is never to late to start being and doing what you have always wanted to do.

Some of the greatest entrepreneurs, athletes and artists all started after they turned 35 years old.

Take some action as you really think this through. What have you read or done to start the process? Are you asking the right questions, are you involving the right people?

Cheers!
Kolby I The Healthy Primate

 

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“There’s no better time in history to start a business than now. It’s all based on how bad you want it.” Nathan Chan CEO Foundr

As you enter the stoplight on the way to work, do me a favor. Look at the car next to you. Is the driver a miserable looking bloke who is heading into a job that he hates, working for a boss he can’t stand? Now look into your rear view mirror. Hold the mirror at an angle to where you can see the look on your own face. How close do you resemble the man you just witnessed driving off in the distance?

Time is an interesting concept. Your past experience, the current technology and your future uncertain – the variables can equal something great. I recently had the opportunity to interview Mr. Nathan Chan, Founder and CEO of one of the top ranked publications focused on Entrepreneurs. The Foundr community is focused on providing tools, articles and interviews that serve as guidance for those wanting to start a business. They have featured the likes of Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, Depak Chopra, Kevin Hartz from Event Brite, Ariana Huffington & Sir Richard Branson. 

In our interview the above quote came together. It could really serve as mission statement for the message we have been sharing from the beginning. The time to make a change in your life is NOW. Today is the best time and the future is yours to create. Your past doesn’t need to dictate your future. If you have the will – not just an idea – but the burning will to put in the time, you can create a future you desire and do what you love as a source of income.

Who is Foundr:

What once started as a digital magazine (based on iOS & Android) for young entrepreneurs by young entrepreneurs.

Foundr is now a multi-faced digital media platform via a podcast, digital magazine and training platform. Foundr was launched by entrepreneur Nathan Chan in 2013 with nothing but a laptop computer and a fistful of dollars, driven by the mission to help entrepreneurs build and grow a successful business.

Stay tuned for the full interview with Nathan as we dive into his journey to start Foundr. We discuss the lessons learned, the importance of building a brand, interviewing some of the business markets top thought leaders and the importance of building a kick ass community.

You can find Nathan Chan and Foundr at the following:

Cheers!

Kolby I The Healthy Primate

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“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” Seth Godin

If you have been following The Healthy Primate over the past few months, you will see an emerging pattern. One of the core principles we like to share is centered on showcasing various mediums that stoke an internal fire within our readers. This stoke is formed by a small spark. This spark starts a flame, this flame becomes a burning internal inferno. This motivation is aimed to getting you to think different about the state of mind you are in currently.

As you head into a new day remember that only YOU control the outcomes of the week. Will it be filled with defeat, anger or depression? Or will it be the absolute opposite? Center your week on things you love, amazing outcomes and surrounding yourself with people that share that same vision. Everyday you make a difference. What that difference is – is 100% dependent on you.

You are where you are today, based on choices you made yesterday. How will that differ tomorrow?

Take a deep breath and kick this week right in the ass!

Cheers,

Kolby I The Healthy Primate

 

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“If you limit your choice only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.” ~ Robert Fritz

In our podcast series we interview top athletes, industry experts & world class professionals. I ask the following two questions every week:

  • “Why do you think people don’t follow there dreams?
  • “What do you think holds people back?”

The answer we get almost every single time is one word – FEAR. People are afraid to take a risk to do what they love. They are afraid of the outcomes, afraid of failure, afraid of ridicule, afraid of acceptance.

This week what choices will you make that get you closer to doing what you love? How will you punch fear in the face?
Cheers,

The Healthy Primate

 

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“When you make a choice, you change the future.”

~ Deepak Chopra

 

When you look at the people you admire or look up to, you will find one common trait. They all started the journey with one step. They took one step towards the goal they had set. What goal will you set this week? What steps will you take to achieving that goal? How will your future change because you started that journey?

Have a great week!

Cheers,

The Healthy Primate

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“There are two primary choices in life: accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”  ~ Denis Waitley

As you start the week- what decisions and choices will you make to get closer to happiness? If there are things that are causing you stress, pain or unhappiness, only one person can change these patterns. This person is you.

Have an awesome week!

Cheers,

The Healthy Primate

 

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“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.” – Dale Carnegie

There is a great story of how many times Thomas Edison would work on ideas and how many times those ideas wouldn’t work.

“I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”

Now when you look at the ideas and passions you have launched, how many times have you stopped? It’s that next step, one more attempt or one last push that will find your accomplishment within reach. Push yourself this week – don’t stop and push through adversity to make that “light” shine!

 

Cheers,

The Healthy Primate