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3 advancements that will impact humanity in a big way

From artificial intelligence to genome mapping – the world of tech and biotech is exploding, adding new levels of efficiency and opportunity to the world. In many ways, we’re starting to live in the future we’ve always envisioned; just think, self-driving cars are already hitting the roads. But even amidst this ocean of innovation, there are some technological advancements that stand apart from the rest. Because these innovations aren’t just breaking technology barriers, they’re literally changing the world and giving mankind a new lease on life.

STEM CELL TREATMENT

Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. And about 140,000 of those victims will lose their life. For those that survive, however, long-term disability is a serious risk. Depending on the severity of the stroke and the damage it creates on the brain, some individuals are left without the ability to walk or even speak. But breakthrough innovations in stem cell research are giving hope to this grim situation.

A clinical trial out of the Stanford University School of Medicine, led by professor and chair of neurology at Stanford, Dr. Gary Steinberg, looked at 18 individuals whom had all suffered their first and only stroke 6 months to 3 years from the time of the trial. All participants in the study had lost motor function abilities as a result of their stroke – some were unable to move their arm, while others were unable to walk.

Each patient underwent stem cell transplantation – which involved injecting modified, human, adult stem cells directly into the stroke-damaged areas of the brain.

After the transplantation, each patient was closely monitored and within just a month of the procedure, the researchers saw discernible signs of recovery and improvement that continued and have been sustained for at least a year. One participant regained sensation in both her right arm and leg following the surgery.

Researchers believe that this treatment not only carries great weight for stroke victims, but for those who suffer from a number of brain-related issues, from traumatic brain injury to neurodegenerative disorders. This could mean that a diagnosis for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) is not a life sentence. In fact, a current trial at Cedars-Sinai Medical center has recently begun recruiting patients who suffer from ALS to undergo a unique approach to stem cell treatment.

3D BIOPRINTING

There is a massive shortage of organs available for lifesaving transplants. In the U.S. alone, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list every 20 minutes. And with more than 120,000 people on the list, an estimated 20 people die each day while waiting for their number to be called.

But what if there was a way to prevent people from dying needlessly? What if we could even find a way to make the transplant list a thing of the past? That’s the idea behind bio-printing – an emerging technology that allows three-dimensional printers to create living tissue and even entire organs.

The printer is loaded with cartridges of living cells called “bio-ink.” The bio-ink is then dispensed from the printer, along with a dissolvable gel designed to support and protect the cells during the printing process. Once the architecture is set, the cells have the internal programming to create the final tissue and will automatically fuse together forming a solid piece of living tissue.

Today, one of the pioneers of bio-printing is the San Diego-based Organovo, where scientists have already made substantial headway building human tissue. While this is indeed a major step towards building entire organs, it also has an immediate value prop. With lab-grown tissue, researchers would be able to test pharmaceuticals and cosmetics on functional human tissues, which is vastly more effective, more accurate and more ethical than animal trials. Lab-grown tissues could also be used to help repair or replace damaged or diseased tissues on the human body.

MARINE RENEWABLES 

Harvesting fossil fuels is not only costly, but dangerous. The fracking method, which is used for 60% of all new oil and gas wells, consumes large amounts of water, then subsequently contaminates the water so severely that it cannot even be cleaned in a treatment plant. Stray gas (including carcinogenic chemicals like methane) from fracking wells also have the ability to cause serious health concerns for those nearby. Oil spills and leaks are also too frequent and too devastating to take lightly (just recently, the Keystone Pipeline spilled about 210,000 gallons in South Dakota). Then, when we burn fossil fuels we release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere which raises the planet’s average temperature. This has a number of implications from melting polar ice caps to sea level rise to changes in rainfall patterns.

This is just the tip of the iceberg (so to speak) of why sustainable clean energy is so paramount. And one of the most exciting and promising sources of renewable energy comes from the ocean.

There are 22 major ocean currents that flow for massive distances around the world. These currents move massive amounts of water in a relatively consistent way. Since water is more than 800 times denser than air, water moving 12 miles per hour exerts the same amount of force as a constant 110 mph wind. This type of force can be harnessed and converted into a massive amount of energy. It’s clean, reliable, predictable power.

The biggest challenges to this point has been building sustainable hardware out at sea and finding more cost-efficient methods of maintenance. The technology is still in early stages of development. But there have been a substantial number of innovations involving tidal current turbines. In fact, just last year Nova innovation launched the “Shetland Tidal Array” – the world’s first set of tidal turbines, which were connected to the electricity grid in the United Kingdom. Another company, Ocean Power Technologies, has deployed their “PowerBuoy” that converts wave energy into electrical energy.

The need for an innovative solution for renewables is so important that the US Department of Energy launched the OPEN 2018, which will support America’s top innovators with $100 million. The fund will back early-stage research and development projects, and marine energy is sure to be a key player involved.

Author:

Kerry SongKerry Song is a writer and producer with a background in economics and finance. Her passion is to create meaningful content that engages and empowers the audience to become more mindful and more compassionate with themselves and with others.

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Frey Freyday – Identity

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)

 i·den·ti·ty – ˌīˈden(t)ədē/ -noun: -the fact of being who or what a person or thing is.

 Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity. Jonathan Safran Foer –

The ego is only an illusion, but a very influential one. Letting the ego-illusion become your identity can prevent you from knowing your true self. Ego, the false idea of believing that you are what you have or what you do, is a backwards way of assessing and living life. Wayne Dyer –

In the egoic state, your sense of self, your identity, is derived from your thinking mind – in other words, what your mind tells you about yourself: the storyline of you, the memories, the expectations, all the thoughts that go through your head continuously and the emotions that reflect those thoughts. All those things make up your sense of self. Eckhart Tolle –

An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience. James Baldwin –

We have to really educate ourselves in a way about who we are, what our real identity is. Deepak Chopra –

WORD TO LIVE BY:
Identity – something that we believe about ourselves that influences what we do, what we see, how we act, and in most instances, most of the aspects of our life. It can be changed.

So today when you woke up, did you buy a pack of cigarettes?

For those of you who are not smokers you said, “No!”. Why? Because your identity is a non-smoker. You might answer the question, “No, I am not a smoker.” Smokers identify as such and therefore would answer yes.

If I asked, ‘did you kill anyone?”, might gasp and strongly say “No!”. (Same here.)

Why? Because we do not identify ourselves as murderers. Our identity is such that we are averse to anything that a murderer would do, think, and “BE”.

Those are two stark, clear examples of Identity. Each day we deal with many more less clear examples.

  • Are we someone who follows through and finishes things.
  • Do we speak up?
  • Are we giving?
  • Do we have self-integrity, do we do the right thing even when others are not looking?
  • Do we eat healthy? Do we exercise?

All of these things, and many more small incremental things, are part of our identity. Our identities can help and empower us, or they can hinder or hold us back.

How many times have you heard someone say: “I wasn’t (or was) raised like that”? And why does that matter to us? It matters because you have sourced your identity from your childhood, and from the person who raised you, so those are the beliefs you will always align yourself with.

When you were a child, whose love did you crave the most? By examining your childhood, and understanding whose love you craved most, you can get a more clear explanation of why you see yourself the way you do.

Realize this, your identity (and many of the preconceptions that you have about the world) was created when you were a child. For many of us, the identity and preconceptions have not changed! Do you think that some of these things could and should be updated? It might be empowering, enjoyable, healthy, and better for us to examine what our identity is and if it is accurate.

So, our identity can affect almost everything in our life. If you want to lose weight, if you want to go and invest in real estate, go volunteer, go bring in new leads or business, go for a new goal in life.

I can say that I want to do something and even start doing some actions toward that, but if it is not congruent with my identity, I will face a lot of internal resistance.

Example; I know that my identity is no longer that of a long-distance runner. If I decided to run a marathon, training would be so difficult and I would likely fall-off the regimen because that is not my identity. For others, they get up at 5am in all kinds of weather and run for miles – it IS their identity. But we can change our identity.

  • If we want to become someone else, we must do things outside our comfort zone and we have to imagine ourselves as we want things to be – like Stephen Covey said – think from the end.
  • You are where your attention is.
  • Ask, “Who would I be, what would I do, how would I feel if I already had _________” –Jim Fortin
  • What characteristics would you have as the person that you want to be? (responsible, leader, visionary, commitment, integrity)
  • See things as you want them to be, not as they are.
  • Never say, “I can’t do it because ______”, instead say, “What if I could ______?”
  • Catch yourself and ask better questions.
  • Imagine the ‘new you’.
  • Claim your identity in the present tense. Example: “I am a writer.” And ask “Why am I a writer?”

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By” (WTLB). Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally, sometimes accidentally.

So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from….

You can read more at www.onewebstrategy.com

Thoughts on The Stock Market

OK, the markets have been a little ‘crazy’ recently. People Panic.

Maybe you panicked?

Remember these things:

  • Since 1900 there has been about 34 Bear Markets – since 1947 there has been 14
  • On average, every 3 years there is a Bear Market, in the last 50 years or so, once every 5 years
  • The average market drop is 33% – Roughly 1/3 of the time the drop is 40% or more
  • A Bear Market, on average, lasts 1 year.

The brain reacts in survival mode when the market drops – it acts like Fight or Flight – the brain operates this way so you need to recognize it, interrupt the pattern, and realize that you can control your emotions.

Remember; a Bear Market is when the stocks go on sale! Think about it, when clothes, shoes, electronics, cars, homes go on sale, you’re happy because you’re getting a bargain – same with stocks! You get a deal on a good stock!

Remember also; for 200 years or more – American Businesses find ways to resolve problems, they evolve, innovate, become more profitable…. the population grows, there is inflation, productivity and technology improves, etc.

 

(reference: Unshakable By Peter Mallouk and Tony Robbins)

 

Frey Freyday – Goodbyes

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)

goodbye-noun good·bye \ gu̇d-ˈbī , gə(d)- \ – a concluding remark or gesture at parting —often used interjectionally : a taking of leave

It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure. Ernie Harwell –

Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it. Trey Parker –

Anyone with a heart, with a family, has experienced loss. No one escapes unscathed. Every story of separation is different, but I think we all understand that basic, wrenching emotion that comes from saying goodbye, not knowing if we’ll see that person again – or perhaps knowing that we won’t. Luanne Rice –

As you say goodbye to lingering disappointments and unattended grief, you will discover that every person, situation and painful incident comes bearing gifts. Debbie Ford

You and I will meet again, When we’re least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again. Tom Petty –

Imagine feeling like every kiss goodbye to your loved ones each day might be your last kiss. Police officers and their families feel this way every single day. Karen Salmansohn –

Word To LIVE By:

 Goodbye – Sometimes we need to ponder the ‘ultimate goodbye’ to help us put things into perspective. A loss, or a scare of a loss, can remind us that life is short, we need to get busy living.

In the past two weeks, I was reminded, twice, how fragile life might be; how someone precious to me could be taken away in just a moment. With great thanks and happiness, in both cases, this person was totally fine; one instance was a false alarm, the other was an accident and she walked away from it.

It did remind me of a time when I lost loved ones. It reminded me of my own mortality. It reminded me of how short life can be. It reminded me how we all sometimes forget how precious things are – how precious our lives are. It reminded me how we all get caught up in daily ‘things’ and often overlook more important things.

YOLO – ‘you only live once’. An expression used and texted often by many. I’m not sure that it is the best representation of things but it does help bring into focus, at least on a superficial level, the need to pause, reflect, appreciate, and really live our lives.

When we lose someone, it can help us remember that we should not waste time; that we should say things to our friends and loved ones now while we can, that we should love one another and be kind now, and that we should not let fear hold us back from doing something.

When we lose someone, or have a scare like I mentioned above, we can react in a number of ways. There isn’t a ‘bad’ or ‘good’ way, and this isn’t a judgement on how we react but certainly how we react will determine the consequences/results and what happens next. Jack Canfield has a ‘formula’ E+R=O (Events + Responses=Outcome). So when we lose a loved one, how we respond can make a difference. Do you reflect and say something like, “I have great memories with that person” and/or “it reminds me to get up and get moving to live my own life”, or “people/relationship mean a lot”, or, “life is painful/relationships are painful/messy” or “I’m scared”, etc.

Understand that your initial feeling of pain, hurt, sadness, anger is not good or bad. We are human and we are emotional. We feel. But it does matter what you do next. It matters how we respond. It matters what meaning we assign to an experience or event. It matters how we integrate that into ‘our story’ and identity.

 

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By” (WTLB). Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally, sometimes accidentally.

So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from….

Frey Freyday – Understand

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)

un·der·stand -[ˌəndərˈstand]-VERB-perceive the intended meaning of (words, a language, or speaker): be sympathetically or knowledgeably aware of the character or nature of:

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Albert Einstein –

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. Lucius Annaeus Seneca –

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. Socrates –

Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply. Stephen Covey –

There are big problems that change the world. If we are working together, that will make us understand each other, appreciate each other, help each other. Jack Ma

When you really know somebody you can’t hate them. Or maybe it’s just that you can’t really know them until you stop hating them. Orson Scott Card, –

Seeing things from a different point of view can help us understand why other people act the way they do. We too often judge people without having all the facts. Sean Covey –

Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions. Paulo Coelho –

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

 UNDERSTAND – to really listen, process, respect and consider something.

For all of time, humans have had conflict with each other, and in some ways, with themselves. Today, it does seem like the world has more conflict but I believe things are generally for the better – but our perception is that there is more conflict due to the huge variety and sheer volume of news media, social media available instantly and the 24/7 news cycle.

However, there is definitely division in our country. In some ways there has always been, I suppose; black/white, rich/poor, Republican/Democrat, us/them – sometimes the emotions get the best of us rather than the facts. BOTH sides are guilty of it.

I think that we all probably could benefit from trying to understand each other a little more.

I was talking about this to a friend and he thought that understanding someone else was giving the advantage away to the other person. In other words, he essentially said (and I paraphrase), “Understanding someone else is nice and altruistic but how does that help me?” Understanding someone else better will definitely help us – in a relationship, in negotiations, in business, in education, in politics, in medicine….so many things.

See, if we’re trying to negotiate something, if we better understand the other person, we can see what makes them tick and I believe we can better get what is important to both parties then.

If we better understand the other side, we can better communicate. Isn’t basically everything about communication? Politics, business, education, medicine, relationships? To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different and by better understanding each other we can communicate better, we can connect better, we can build better relationships, gain access, convince others, relay our message, and overall ‘be heard.’

Often I think of the concept, ‘position paper’. A position paper is an essay that presents an opinion about an issue , typically that of the author or another specified entity; such as a political party. Position papers are published in academia, in politics, in law and other domains. Often someone will prepare a position paper for the other side’s point of view. To do this, the author has to understand their adversary. A position paper prepares the attorney/politician/student/whomever better because they know the other viewpoints.

So many times we only see our point of view. Maybe it is with our politics, our kids, our spouse, or in the checkout line in the supermarket. Understanding takes effort. Understanding requires that we take a breath, calm down and think about things for a moment – it isn’t our visceral, knee-jerk reaction.

Sometimes we get so mad and hateful with each other – this is a clear sign that we don’t understand the other side or the other person. This is the easy way. It is often based in fear, if we look deep and if we’re honest about it. Understanding is a little harder but once we understand a person or point of view, the world opens up.

I recently read a great article; it spoke of two men; one was an African-American that was angry with white men. He was prejudice, angry, and in many ways hated white people. He decided to go ‘undercover’ on social media and he joined (under a fake name as a white man) a few white supremacist groups online. Over time, he communicated with white supremacists. He began to understand them. He no longer saw them as monsters. He saw that much of it came from fear, from one-sided thinking (much like his own). The other story spoke about a former white-supremacist; for generations, his family was part of the KKK and even a group similar to the skin-heads. For many years he was angry, he spoke out against African-Americans and really all non-whites. Then he met a man that started to speak with him differently. He helped him understand the other side. He realized that he never even thought about the other side. He realized that he never knew how much “they” were like his own family and friends.

Basically we all want a better life for ourselves, our family and when we feel threatened, some of us shut down and react in a certain way. Many people are lonely, scared, self-absorbed, emotional – we are wired that way from evolution – but to grow and improve we need to act like an evolved person rather than a simple human. An open-mind and open-heart is a step up that we all can benefit from….

In order to understand people you don’t just need to put yourself in their shoes but you need to feel the emotions they experience…. Ex. OK you’re angry; so is the other guy, we know why you’re angry; let’s think why he is…..

We can’t help ourselves without understanding us either. We need to be aware of our own strengths and weaknesses, our biases, be aware of our priorities and we need to assess our progress in life. Sometimes we have anger and hate for others because of misunderstandings that we have with ourselves. We tend to underestimate this.

Parting thoughts:

If I could be you and you could be me for just one hour If we could finda way to get inside each others mind If you could see you through my eyes instead of your ego I believe you’d be surprised to see that you’d been blind Walk a mile in why shoes, walk a mile in my shoes Yeah, before you abuse, criticize and accuse, walk a mile in my shoes

(see full lyrics below)

From; “Walk a mile in my shoes” Songwriters: JOE SOUTH © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By” (WTLB). Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally, sometimes accidentally.

So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from….

You can read more at www.onewebstrategy.com

BONUS : LYRICS FROM THE SONG “Walk a Mile in my Shoes”

If I could be you and you could be me for just one hour If we could find a way to get inside each others mind If you could see you through my eyes instead of your ego I believe you’d be surprised to see that you’d been blind Walk a mile in why shoes, walk a mile in my shoes Yeah, before you abuse, criticize and accuse, walk a mile in my shoes

Well, your whole world around you is just a reflection And the law of common says you’re gonna reap just what you sow

[spoken:] Yes, you will

So unless you’ve lived a life of total perfection Mm-mm, you’d better be careful of evey stone that you should throw

[spoken] Yeah, yeah

Yet we spend the day throwin’ stones at one another ‘Cause I don’t think or wear my hair the same way you do Well, I may be common people but I’m your brother And when you strike out and try to hurt me it’s a-hurtin’ you

[spoken] Lord, have mercy

Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes Yeah, before you abuse, criticize and accuse, walk a mile in my shoes

There are people on reservations and out in the ghettos And brother, there, but for the grace of God, go you and I

[spoken] Yeah, yeah

If I only had the wings of little angels don’tcha you know I’d fly To the top of the mountain andthen I’d cry?

[spoken] Yeah

Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes Oh, before you abuse, crticize and accuse, walk a mile in my shoes

[spoken] Yeah

Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes Hey, before you abuse, criticize and accuse, walk a mile in my shoes.

Songwriters: JOE SOUTH © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY

Frey Freyday – Questions

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)

New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.-Sarah Ban Breathnach

Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions.-Paulo Coelho

Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.-Henri Nouwen

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.-Voltaire


Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions – Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.-Chanakya


To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.-Albert Einstein


I don’t pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.-Arthur C. Clarke


The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions.-Claude Levi-Strauss

Word to Live By:

question-[kwes-chuh n] –a matter for discussion or under discussion; a matter for investigation. to dispute; challenge; to explore, investigate, ponder

–(This is a favorite one of mine)

The quality of your life is not necessarily based on the quality of your circumstances, it is based upon our perception – and the questions (and self-talk) we ask each day.

Here is a good question for when you have a ‘bad day’:

“What’s great about this situation you’re not seeing right now?”

Your brain is very much like a computer. When you ask a question, you will get a response. Submit negative questions and you will get negative responses.

We all ask ourselves questions each and every day, all day, whether we realize it or not. They say we have up to 60,000 thoughts running through our minds each day, and many of these are questions. Are they good questions? Are they useful? Do they empower us?

When we ask “What is wrong with me?” or “What can’t I be ___?” or “Why am I lazy?” or “Why do I struggle?” – these questions almost never help us. Remember, part of your brain is like a computer. It is a wonderful problem solving organ/tool. We can ponder on a problem, sleep on it, and when we least expect it – maybe in the shower, while driving, often in some relaxed state of mind, boom- the answer pops into our conscious mind.

So when you ask your unconscious something, it goes out and looks for the answer. When you ask yourself, “Why can’t I “ …do something OR “Why do I struggle?” your brain will search for an answer or answers. So why don’t you change those around and ask empowering questions instead?

 

  • So …..we really need to catch ourselves each and every day -…..interrupt the pattern…..stop the disempowering thoughts and questions….then replace it with an empowering question…….

“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”  – Tony Robbins

  1. What is something I can do for someone else today?
  2. What is something I can do to add value to the world today?
  3. What is something that I have to offer other people?
  4. Why am I happy?
  5. What do I enjoy about this…?

Parting questions, for fun…..

Why do you think that “Frey Freyday” is so good?
Why do you want to email a great comment?

Why do you want to tell your friend about this email series?

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By” (WTLB). Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally, sometimes accidentally.

So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from….

Frey Freyday – Possibilities

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)

pos·si·bil·i·ties –[ˌpäsəˈbilədē] –NOUN- a thing that may be chosen or done out of several possible alternatives:

The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things. Jean Piaget

My favourite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. I think if you are curious, you create opportunities, and then if you open the doors, you create possibilities. Mario Testino

The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react. George Bernard Shaw

One’s only rival is one’s own potentialities. One’s only failure is failing to live up to one’s own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king. Abraham Maslow

Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities. Terry Josephson

WORDS TO LIVE BY

Possibilities – Everyday we wake up and we have a world of possibilities before us. All is possible, all is open.

I don’t have much to add. Each day we have so many opportunities and possibilities before us. I know that I tend to overlook this. We get in our routines, we limit our focus and we don’t see all of what we can do and all of what is before us.

Think about the time when you didn’t think something was possible – or maybe you just didn’t even think about it at all – and then one day that all changed. The doors opened and now you see things different. A different perspective, more wisdom, more opportunities, more options.

Often we don’t know or appreciate what is really possible for each of us, but we need to push ourselves.

One day there can be an idea, a concept, a possibility….and then with time, effort, focus this possibility becomes a reality.

I am trying to keep my eyes open to more possibilities each day.

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By” (WTLB). Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally, sometimes accidentally.

So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from….

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BONUS : Watch “Limitless Possibilities – Motivational Video for Success in Life” on YouTube

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