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We are all imbued with the important personal trait of having patience. I believe that each of us is imbued with a certain amount of it though and there’s a certain limit or tolerance level that we have within us innately. It can be difficult to augment or increase the amount of patience you have without serious mental training and willpower. Everybody has some amount of patience, but that level will stay the same unless you can train yourself to learn to have more of it and to put yourself into situations where it is tested.
Matt D'Avella, a film maker who produces the podcast "Ground Up," featured Amber Rae, an author, to discuss the myths centered around success. What motivates someone to create? What are the parameters that judge whether someone is successful or not? How do you personally gauge your level of success? As creatives, we sacrifice our souls for the approval of the masses. Society chooses whether to accept or reject your contribution.
In this article, Carol Lavin Bernick, former executive chairman of beauty conglomerate Alberto Culver and now CEO of Polished Nickel Capital Management, offers her perspective on what it really means to be successful. She gives six tips to enable you to be ready for both the good times and the difficult situations, highlighting the importance of loving what you are doing in both business and life.
As an aspiring writer, painter, director, musician, game designer, and beautician, I have technically achieved each of these titles by accomplishing each occupations' outcome. I wrote a novel, directed some short films, produced a dozen or so albums, made a functional game once, and I bleached and dyed my own hair. Yet, my total lack of fiscal gain via any of these vocations relegates me to the designated "aspirant" rather the title alone. In my mind, at least. Which leads me to the conclusion: the issue is solely my mindset, and I am, otherwise, successfully an Artist.
Your life is only as big as your comfort zone.
If a moment seizes you with aesthetic arrest or invites contentment when you are in that moment,
32 years ago I used to be a very heavy smoker, nearly two packs per day. (I also had a huge amount of hair and a moustache back then). Soon after the birth of my daughter, we brought her home from the hospital following a very difficult birth which ended with an emergency caesarean. As I held her in my arms I was also just finishing a cigarette. My daughter gave a little cough and I realised if there was ever a time to give up smoking this was it!
Everyone wants to have a New Years resolution....but lately people have been saying I don’t have one! Because they are afraid that once they say my New Years resolution is to make more money or get fit in 3 months time they will stop trying.
Cody: At any point in your life or at any point in your career is there anytime you felt undesirable?