So it’s all rather simple really; I want to highlight as many inspirational and uplifting stories as I can as often as I can.
I think it’s important since every day each of us is inundated with so much information we sometimes barely read the body of the article. Furthermore, we’re constantly reading and ergo consuming a tremendous amount of negativity.
My hope is by creating a platform (a cause) on social media I can bring about some balance in your day so I started Do Good 365. I’ll feature stories on business, design, art, tech, science, environment, and entertainment all with one theme in common… good news! Each story will be written using 60 words or less (rather hard to do!), but I’ll give it my best shot.
Below is the first story I’ll feature next Monday on a social enterprise called Orange Sky Laundry. It’ll all be done in that format. Just consider it an enlightening meme.
I more than welcome your feedback on what I’m attempting and I’d love your support as well. Like the Facebook page, share it with your friends and comment. Maybe we can start a movement of positivity.
‘The Idea’ – Virgin Atlantic’s new ad packs quite a punch that hits home in just 81 seconds (video below).
The narration’s on-point and I’m sure it’ll have you (like it did me) thinking about gambling, Las Vegas and mobster flicks. A clever way to drive home that the stakes are high and there’s a lot to lose!
This one’s for all of us and it’s key message — “Life doesn’t come to you, so go to it and let it fly” goes beyond just being a well-conceived advertisement into a powerful mantra we can adopt to our lives.
Until 20 minutes ago (December 15th @ 7:22pm) I had no idea who Magnus Walker was. Now I’d describe him as an inspiration; a man who followed his dreams without hesitation and fear.
I was just browsing YouTube like I’ve always done looking for interesting things to watch and decided I’d look at some TEDx videos. The title “Go with your gut feeling” caught my attention.
I sat and listened to someone who if judged by his appearance alone, you’d probably not be able to guess his story. This guy, however, is one of the coolest dudes I’ve ever had a chance to hear. From writing a letter to Porsche at the age of 10 wanting to be their designer, to moving his life from Sheffield, England to Los Angeles, California via ‘Camp America‘.
He’s gone with his gut feeling his entire adult life. It’s taken him on some adventures that makes you realise that when you pursue what you feel you should be doing, life has a way of making it happen. Magnus’ best insight to me was when he said, “success really is the freedom to do whatever you want to do”.
Call it “luck” like he has, or call it a combination of vision and aspiration. Whatever you call it, I call it success.
Watch Magnus’ TEDxUCLA delivery of his unbelievable ride through life. Video’s below.