ALTITUDE MEDIA ATTEMPTS TO BRING TOGETHER A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF articles, videos and quotes from a variety of sources, with an intention of either introducing new perspectives in business and life or remind us what we already know.

Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability

“We numb vulnerability. We are the most in debt, obese, addicted, and medicated adult cohort in US history.”

“The problem is, you cannot selectively numb emotion. You can’t say here’s the bad stuff, here’s vulnerability, here’s grief, here’s shame, here’s fear, here’s disappointment; I don’t want to feel these. I’m going to have a couple of beers and a banana nut muffin. You can’t numb those hard feelings without numbing the other affects or emotions. When we numb those, we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness, and then we are miserable…” “Blame is a way to discharge pain and discomfort” (Brené Brown)

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“The first step in solving any problem is acknowledging the reality of the situation you’re in. And the reality of the society we’re in is that there are thousands and thousands of people out there leading lives of quiet screaming desperation, where they work long hard hours at jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.”

“Being more balanced, doesn’t mean dramatic upheaval in your life. With the smallest investment, in the right places, you can radically transform the quality of your relationships and the quality of your life.” (Nigel Marsh)

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Steve Jobs: How to live before you die

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path, and that will make all the difference.” (Steve Jobs)

“Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love and that is as true for work as it is for your lovers.” (Steve Jobs)

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Simon Sinek: how great leadersinspire action

“If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.”

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do.” (Simon Sinek)

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Brene brown: Listening to shame

“Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.”

“We look up and the critic we see pointing and laughing 99% of the time is us. Shames drives two big tapes, never good enough, and if you can talk it out of that one, then who do you think you are. “ (Brené Brown)

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Never Give Up … Everything is Possible

Inspiring story of a 47 year old disabled Veteran, who was told by doctors for 15 years he’d never walk again unassisted. And he accepted that fact. Exercise seemed impossible. Until a Yoga Instructor believed in him, when no one else did. “I fell many times… but I got back up.” “Never underestimate what you can accomplish. Never give up.”

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