“Life is short. Do stuff that matters.”
What is the stuff that matters?
It’s doing something that matters to you more than money. It’s about doing something that creates more value than you capture. It’s doing something that considers the long view. It’s doing something that makes you and others happy - enriching lives.
A long time ago a SEAL instructor of mine told me to follow my bliss and do something that you feel passionate about. It’s truly up to you to make a difference in the world and create the life you wish to live.
That lesson has travelled with me during the various stages of my career and life. Ultimately, we only get so many moments with our family and friends. We only get so many projects to work on. So the question that you have to ask, is does this moment or project have meaning? Does it go beyond yourself and help others? Does it create a meaningful ‘gift’ in the world - an emotional memory, a magical moment or a life changing experience? Does it matter?
Challenge yourself to do stuff that matters in 2013 and beyond. To follow your bliss and make a dent in the universe.
Here’s the weekly inspiration round-up.
Here’s To The Crazy Ones
In the spirit of making a difference in the world and making a dent in the universe, here’s a replay of one of may favorite commercials narrated by Steve Jobs.
The End - The Beatles
My favorite lyrics of all time with fun Rock Band visuals.
IBM Has Unveiled Its New “5 In 5” Forecast
Love the new predictions. One can only hope.
An Inside Look At How Starlight Runner Develops Social TV Storytelling
Jeff Gomez highlights the creation of the TMNT mythology bible and multi-platform strategy for storytelling and engagement.
Kaleidoclock Interactive Video Installation And iPhone App
‘Naming Booth’ Invites Visitors To Suggest New Names For Iceland
Leave it to my ancestors for thinking this concept up.
Best Of NYC Holiday Retail Displays
Nice round-up without the travel.
Taunggyi Lantern Balloon Firework Festival - Epic Fail
Okay, this is why you hire professionals. What were they thinking? Wow.
The Best In Brand Creativity
On-going run-up highlighting the best of 2012.
Inside Disney’s New Fantasy Land - NY Times Review
Nice article this week in the NY times. I’ve also included a link to AttractionsMagazine full length video highlighting the all new Belle Experience - my favorite new attraction in the park.
10 Ways Brands Will Win With Content Marketing In 2013
Think beyond evergreen content, and create relevance among content, audience, and current events.
The Future Of Education Is Outside The Classroom
Interesting new approaches to education.
Nice concept and design.
How Brands Build Emotional Connections
One of my favorite new videos. Scott Bedbury gets it.
Disney To Unveil New “Gaming Initiative” Called Infinity
Looking forward to hearing more.
Firewall: An Interactive Fabric Surface
Magical and beautiful.
Dead Sea Scrolls Digitized By Google Cultural Institute
Creating access for all with enhanced viewing.
BIG Designs Sexy Observation Tower For Phoenix
Nice design but, why Phoenix? Really?!
Harry Potter Shop Opens At Platform 9 & 3/4 In King’s Cross Station
Great idea, location based retail cross-over.
Picasso ‘Draws’ With Light - The LIFE Photos
I’ve seen video and some of the images randomly. Nice to see them together.
The BIG Internet Museum