This is so relevant to me right now…

Two people are better than one because [together] they have a good reward for their hard work. If one falls, the other can help his friend get up. But how tragic it is for the one who is [all] alone when he falls. There is no one to help him get up.—Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 ✌

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‘Hell Yea’, The New ‘Yes I Can’ !

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.“ — Mark Twain - HAPPY FRIDAY GUYS! 

I read this and automatically I thought of advertising since I’m reading a book titled, Hey Whipple, Squeeze This by Luke Sullivan. In this book the author discusses about not giving up on ideas. He states, that an advertiser should be provocative, if you have an idea where you’ve questioned yourself can I do this, do it, go for it, because chances are those are the good ideas. This notion of ‘replace what if ?, with hell yeah!’, can even be incorporated into our daily lives and not just in advertising because many times the people who are around us have this sort of influence on us where they might questioned, doubt, or belittle our dreams, abilities, and thoughts and as a result they will leave us wondering with the “what if ?” and many of us accept this behavior from them…WHY? because the lack of confidence we have in ourselves. These ‘outsiders’ and I chose to call them outsiders, despite they might be close relatives or friends, play a role in our decisions because we let them, but is up to us, as an individual to fight back when it’s necessary and replace those fears and that negativity, into a more incisive and positive hell yeah energy.

Music Mondays: Adele

Adele is a English singer, songwriter, and musician. She was born on May 5, 1988. I love Adele so much she’s one of my favorite artists. I admire her so much. She’s simply beautiful, strong, amazing and talented. Her songs are so touching that it sometimes gives me the goosebumps. She’s a humble person and a gifted vocalist, a combination that is rare to see in today’s singers. I especially love how she is able to articulate all her feelings into one single song. Although all her songs generally seem to be about pain and heartbreak, she does a magnificent job in getting her message across in each of them. You can feel her pain and almost relate to it too. Some of my favorite songs are Someone Like You, Don’t You Remember, Rolling In The Deep, Chasing Pavements, Hometown Glory, Turning Tables, and Rumour Has It.

Music Mondays: Matisyahu

Matisyahu is a talented American musician. He was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania as Matthew Paul Miller. He was brought up a Reconstructionist Jew, much of his music revolves around his Jewish faith. I would describe his music as a blend of reggae, rock and hip hop. The lyrics to his songs are deep and inspirational and they often carry a message. Two of my favorite songs from Matisyahu are Sunshine and King Without a Crown. If you’ve never heard of Matisyahu, read more about him here.

Inspirational: Famous Failures

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All of these stories are inspirational and they are such a good motivation to accomplish our dreams! If they were able to make it, so can we. Sometimes we might want to give up or give in to the negative remarks that people have to say about our dreams, goals and aspirations but all we really need to do is turn around and prove those same people wrong.

Music: Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé, is a talented Scottish songwriter and recording artist. She has written a number of songs for well known artists such as Leona Lewis, Tinie Tempah, and even Britain’s Got Talent contestant/singer Susan Boyle! Aside from music, Emile also has an interest in medicine. She studied medicine at the University of Glasgow, one of her songs titled, My Kind of Love was actually inspired from her studies in medicine. Emile states, “During my time studying medicine, I found it hard to write, but one of the things that inspired me were the patients and the interaction that they had with their loved ones during their time of illness. When people arrived at the hospital, money and status became irrelevant and only health mattered, which sparked an honesty between people which was amazing. This interaction, declaration of support and love, was the inspiration…”

If you’ve never heard of Emeli Sandé, read more about her here.