Top 5 Life Regrets


For many years, Bronnie Ware worked as nurse in palliative care. Her patients were those who had gone home to die. She would be with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.

Understandably, people grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality; never underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Each of her patients experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed. When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the top five: Continue reading

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Habits of the Wealthiest People


An infographic depicting habits of some of the world’s wealthiest people.

Richest People
Source: Business-Management-Degree.net

The world’s richest people come from a variety of backgrounds.
There are, however certain traits that are common amongst them.

Habits of the Rich

Wealthy – defined as earning at least $160,000 annually and holding at least $3.2 million in assets

They Have a Routine:

Maintain a to-do list
Wake up 3 hours before work
Listen to audio books during commute
Network 5 hours or more each month
Read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons
Love to read

They are Healthy:

Exercise aerobically 4 days a week
Eat less than 300 junk food calories per day

Raising Their Children:

Teach good daily success habits to their children
Make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month
Make their children read 2 or more non-fiction books a month

Television Habits:

Watch 1 hour or less of TV everyday

They Set Goals:

Write down their goals
Focused on accomplishing some single goal
Believe in lifelong educational self-improvement
Believe good habits create opportunity luck
Believe bad habits create detrimental luck

*Based on Thomas C. Corley’s study of the daily habits of 233 wealthy and 128 poos people.

Demographics:

Gender Divide
Women as percent of multimillionaire population
Highest – 23.8% Portugal
Average – 10% Worldwide
Lowest – 3.7% Japan

Cities which contain the most millionaires:

Tokyo: 61,000
New York City: 89,000
London: 81,000
Paris: 19,000
Frankfurt: 17,000
Beijing: 13,000
Osaka: 90,000
Hong Kong: 87,000
Shanghai: 66,000

Rags to Riches

68% of the 400 Americans on the Forbes 2013 “billionaires list” are considered “self-made” billionaires. Meaning they built, rather than inherited their fortune

Remember:
Following these traits won’t necessarily make you rich…
..but they are worth a shot

Moving Commercials


Many times we tune out commercials and the products/services that they’re advertising and pushing us to consume. Sometimes a company and/or their advertising agency creates a commercial that is moving and causes us to feel something during the clip. While the emotion may not have anything to do with the product, the commercials below are quite moving and I applaud the agency and companies for such excellent ads.

Enjoy these with a bit of caution – you may need to stop cutting onions. Seriously. 🙂

 

Brilliant Thai Pantene television commercial. The story of a deaf and mute girl who learns to play the violin against all odds. The product isn’t revealed until the end, but now knowing that it’s for Pantene, it makes that her long, beautiful hair was whipping and blowing in the wind inside the concert hall. The use of Pachelbel’s Canon throughout the spot was brilliant.

 

The Thai telecommunications conglomerate True is getting rave reviews worldwide for its latest spot, “Giving,” which tells the story of a man unexpectedly rewarded for a lifetime of good deeds he performed without expecting anything in return.

 

TC Bank- Dream Rangers – Created by Ogilvy Taiwan, this three minute spot shows a group of friends in their 80s, who return to riding their motorcycles for a cherished spot and relive the memories of kinship and experience an active life. They are living!

 

Best Job in the World – P&G London 2012 Olympic Games – Wieden & Kennedy won its fourth straight commercial Emmy Award, this time for its heartstring-tugging, mom-centered “Best Job” work for Procter & Gamble, created out of Anonymous Content and directed by Alejandro Gonzalez-Innaritu.