Surf Photographer’s TED Talk Contains Powerful Career Lesson
“Anything that is worth pursuing is going to require us to suffer, just a little bit.”
“Anything that is worth pursuing is going to require us to suffer, just a little bit.”
Don’t chat, be visible, get face-to-face.
Small changes are better than no changes
Why personal values are crucial to being purposeful
Tools for business and life
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Challenge yourself to leave your comfort zone
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better
Look at the negative moments as an opportunity, rather than a problem.
Why it’s confusing to use the “L” word
To be successful, use your time more wisely
The key to sustainable confidence
Try to always be in an “upward spiral” by doing things to grow as a person.
He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.
How to determine when it’s worth it to stick to changes you make
Our careers define a huge part of who we are, but sometimes we need to step back
You should be able to enjoy your job and have a successful career without being stressed out.
Show you want something, and no one will stand in your way
Success only comes after failure
You will resurface
Advice from architecture firm founder Glen Coben
If you have a vision you wish to achieve, the most important part is to take the first step
A side hustle brings more than an extra income—it can help you at your full-time job.
What’s something positive that can come of this?
Sometimes we have to slow down in order to get things done.
Danit Zamir on knowing your strengths and accepting your weaknesses
Embracing the new
Get more done while still having fun
A brilliant and innovative idea demands persistence, focus, and discipline that only passion can fuel
Take time out to maximize your life at work and at play.
Don’t walk a mile in someone else’s shoes - walk in your own shoes
Show what you’ve done, what you’re capable of and why you should be paid for it
It’s all about what you do with the opportunity
Respond productively to frustration
Be yourself. Everybody else is already taken.
Embody your dreams by actively doing them
When it comes to job searching, it’s not about luck. Be curious, persistent, and willing to take risks.
Your time is precious, so protect it and respect it
The key is balancing personal life with professional life
The best quality you can have with regard to your passions and goals is persistence
First taking the time to understand yourself
Determine what causes are important to you and seek out ways to contribute
Make the most of your travel schedule
To get help from your network, you need to know how to ask for help the right way
Find the balance in your life and yourself
“Mistakes are the portals of discovery”
If you think it, you can do it
One step forward, two steps back
Every relationship in your life is meaningful in some way
If you want to do something, create something, change something
Everything worthwhile takes diligence and sheer hard work
Don’t sacrifice what must be done for what you’d like to do
Believe in your own abilities
Check your intentions
Success is post-scribed, not pre-scribed
I use stories to change minds and empower people to find their place in the world
That one thing that you know you should get around to
When coffee, fresh air and typical remedies usually don’t work
Set your day up for success
Highlight skills that will be useful in your next endeavor
Are you spending your time and money on the right things?
You don’t have to pretend you’re perfect
Stand up for your beliefs in your career
You can’t hustle your energy in a million different directions
Living an authentic, passionate, happy and fulfilling life of purpose
Focus on your strengths
Learn how to thrive in your career
Committed to the transformation of the military-to-civilian transition process
Words in their best order
Tips for you to pack alongside your lunch this week
How have I grown or improved in the last year?
The power of good enough
Know what your goals are, and why they matter to you
Save, share & savor your accomplishments with those who needed to hear them
Seek and ye shall find
Founder & CEO of Wanelo Deena Varshavskaya shares advice on crafting a fulfilling career
Be open to learning from anyone, no matter what your differences may be
I kept going – and I think that’s what separates successful entrepreneurs. The grit.
Think forward. Reflect backwards. Act here.
Empower people creatively and spiritually through awesome experiences
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the Life you’ve imagined.
Be honest with yourself and work towards your goals
Time is the most precious commodity
We are what we repeatedly do.
Nothing is more important than nourishing your mind and body
It’s one of the most powerful things you can do as a professional
Stay open and be yourself
Start leveraging your top qualities
It’s all about perspective
“Life happened because I turned the pages”
Trust your story
Boundaries Aren’t Just for Maps
Fight the stigma and get that needed shut-eye
Activation energy is the key to keeping resolutions
Pair Passion With Purpose
How my fun side project turned into my profession
Be your own alchemist: turn the negative into the positive
Be selfish about your dreams
You will have found your calling when your life story influences your work, and not only the other way around.
Actions trump intentions
Go beyond the cold email
Stay open to the unexpected
It actually has nothing to do with your performance
Get these done before January to set yourself up for success
Start enjoying your work more by infusing it with creativity
A study suggest that women should take more risks
What goes around comes around
Use these 6 steps to find your passion and seek the job you love
Grey inspiration you can share
Turn that dreaded holiday tradition into an opportunity
Taking pen to paper could help you relieve stress associated with high pressure situations
Just because you like someone doesn’t mean you have to collaborate. So what makes a good collaborator?
The finale to our Live Your Best Life collaboration with lululemon athletica
A different option when you’re looking to make a career move
Own up to your mistakes and address them head on
Instead of letting your frustration build, make a change
Not knowing what you want doesn’t mean you’re lost
When you need an inspiration break first
It takes courage to believe in yourself
The more thoughtful you are, the more likely you will end up somewhere you truly want to be
“In silence there is eloquence”
“Magic happens when you fuse all the things you know and love into one”
“My work is never a job. My work is my life.”
If you’re looking for genuine connections, be who you really are
A world of knowledge is at your finger tips-start using it!
Why sweating is essential for a grey life
Discover the unique thing that makes you special in life or business
lululemon + Live in the Grey present Live Your Best Life, a series of experiences to help you sweat, create & collaborate
4 steps to help you make risky decisions when you have a family
What you should know if you’re thinking of striking out on your own
Start-up founders share their tricks for carving out time to relax
Gumption and improvisation beat out obedience and preparedness in the real world
One small challenge every day in September to help you on your self improvement journey
One year can make all the difference
Get comfortable being uncomfortable
This year’s ceremonies reminded us of the importance of believing in what you do
Greg Gillis didn’t know his music project would one day become his full-time job, and that’s exactly why it worked
3 Women Who Crafted Dream Careers Share Their Stories & Advice
Career Coach Tama Kieves on how to pull off successful career transitions
I’m excited to help make the world a more fulfilled place one person at a time
Learn the top regrets of these professionals, so you don’t have the same ones
Lauren Maillian Bias shares what enabled her to go from being a winery owner to a marketer and then to a venture capitalist
Are you in a habit of experiencing failure in advance?
Use this framework to ensure you get varied advice and new perspectives from your team of advisors
If the status quo has you handcuffed to a black-and-white life, read this
A guru of happiness shares how she avoids burnout
“I know now that it’s impossible to be good at anything if you avoid challenges and never fail.”
Disconnect, become accountable, pursue multiple passions
Don’t just step outside of your comfort zone; stand there for a while
“When your passion is your work, you are truly alive.”
“I know it sounds so cheesy, but my personal life and my work - it’s all a blur.”
“I realized there was a major step missing in my impenetrable career plan: pursuit of my passion.”
“It is not a job, it is my passion and my artistic output on life.”
A Lesson from the Obama Camp
Why is not quitting something you hate considered a good thing?
Guest contributor Ben Severance gives us a framework to get past the old standbys: “I don’t know” and “There are just so many things I am interested in”
Failure specialist Ashley Good shares three ways to fail smart
Stephanie Staidle, the right brained entrepreneur, tells us why our brains are designed to make us think we can’t have what we want.
Jack McDaniels breaks down why our models of work and career are no longer relevant.
What did your parents teach you about failure?
6 ideas to help you stop feeling like a newbie
“Taking steps vs. leaps helps me accomplish my goals.”
Jon Favreau, former speechwriter for President Obama, shares the advice he received that led him to shape his grey journey
Seth Godin gives us a new way to think about how to translate our passions into our jobs
“Cool detachment only gets you so far. Passion gets you a lot further.”
Dr. Maya Angelou shares a lesson about how to live in the grey
Hunter S. Thompson: “No one HAS to do something he doesn’t want to do for the rest of his life”
Failure is not your problem, don’t pick your nose in public + other gems from Sandra Bullock
The founder of ICRAVE explains how his motto, “You’ll never get an A, if you’re afraid of getting an F,” leads to a life in the grey.
Brené Brown talks about how admitting failure is an option is the first step in triumphing over it
We teamed up with lululemon athletica to show 3 side hustlers live in the grey
Ross Simmonds explains why having a side hustle just makes sense.
“Your life is holistic. If you’re unhappy anywhere it’ll reflect somewhere.”
lululemon athletica teaches us about embracing failure
Wise words from professional photographer, director, artist, and entrepreneur Chase Jarvis.
Eliminate the biggest things standing in your way
2 of the biggest fears that come along with choosing Must
A pep talk for anyone who’s chosen Should for far too long
Question your way to failure
From top innovators and entrepreneurs…
This quiz will help you see where you stand
“You spend more time with your staff usually than your own family.”
Insight from Seth Godin that will help you ditch the black-and-white life
Find a unique way to deliver what you’re passionate about
Peep some of our favorite photos
Ira Glass embraces failure
Beginning your grey journey? Be coachable.
(and falls down while bowling)
Meet more of Pave’s Rising Stars!
My formula for success is create -> nurture -> flourish
Wise words from Jennifer Hyman, of Rent the Runway
25 of NYC’s greyest!
Adam Braun talks about his new book, The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change
Danae Edmonds shares her framework for how to decide if you’re settling in your career.
Be okay with being bad until you’re good
What we learned about how to #LiveGrey
A story of when life forces you to take action
“An idea can only grow as big as the mind of the person that created it.”
A #FailureFriday Story: Julia Hu
How to cope with a job you hate
Great insight from Liz Ryan
Find the balance between passion and patience.
Understand this powerful force.
What’s holding you back from your career goals?
The legendary Charlie Rose sat down with Alyssa Mastromonaco, President Obama’s Deputy Chief of Staff, to talk about life in the grey.
“I love my life and I love everything about it.”
Being who you are leads to career fulfillment
“Stay optimistic, never give up, and do your best”
A failure is just another data point.
“Purpose is not a luxury; everyone can be fulfilled.”
Risk means giving up what you know for what could be.
“Feeling like a failure is a natural part of becoming a success.”
“Take that step into the grey. I promise you won’t regret it.”
Insights from risk-takers
Reach out to someone you admire!
Get ready to talk money!
Take a risk with food!
Be open and make experiences.
Try a new type of exercise!
Without great risk, there would be no great reward.
Seth Godin talks risk…
Food is a great way to experiment with risk!
Failing is only the first step in getting what you want
The story of how Amanda prepared to leap
Leo gives great advice about how to #LiveGrey
Great perspective from Michaelangelo L’Acqua…
Risk makes life remarkable
Actions trump intentions
We’re 1 year old!
Amanda Steinberg talks birds
Start the new year off right!
Tips on How To Stick To Them!
How big are your goals?
Wrapping up failure
Tips from the LITG community
This banker blends her passion for fitness into her work
The upside to second-guessing yourself
Failure hit pop culture this week
“You ought to make a big and drastic career change”
Do you have an alpha boss?
Express yourself by finding meaningful work
“Memories are better than dreams.”
A fulfilling career is waiting, if you’re brave enough to find it.
Don’t default to Webster’s definition (or anyone else’s!)
4 Atlantans - Dominique Love, Nicole Garner, James Andrews and Cinda Boomershine - share how they #LiveGrey
Which do you factor in to your career search?
These Atlantans love what they do, and live what they love
4 ways to take your first step towards living in the grey
“You can have an original life”
“Connect dots that haven’t been connected”
Storytelling is the key to getting ahead
A big moment in a grey journey
J.K. Rowling’s inspiring (and hilarious) speech
Learn how to learn.
Mindset is everything.
Be Brave! There are no rules.
Let go of the things you can’t control.
Learn from the mistakes of others
What have you learned since your first job?
Live in the Grey teamed up with Pave to share what happens when new talent and experience come together.
“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
Insights from Shivani Karia
Watch what kids have to say on the subject of failure
Live in the Grey hit Las Vegas for the Life is Beautiful festival
LITG hit Las Vegas…
Shivani Karia shares the importance of a support system.
Failing is as certain as sunsets and detours. Proceed anyway.
What do your hobbies say about you?
Prevent the excuses from holding you back from your dream life
“Believing in the black or the white keeps you sedated in your life.”
Who or what is inspiring you right now? We asked Marissa Feinberg…
“I had to trust myself, my instinct, my gut”
Failure is an inevitable, even essential part of life.
“If we didn’t mix work and play,we weren’t going to make it.”
Are you the author of your own ambition?
“I feel like I jumped off a cliff and sometimes that’s exactly what you need to do.”
Who or what is inspiring you right now? We asked Jeremy Heimans…
Seth Godin’s hierarchy of failure…
“There’s nothing I’d rather be doing everyday then what I actually do.”
Wise words from Bill and Hillary
Blend - don’t balance - work & play.
Are you afraid of will happen if you slow down?
Who or what is inspiring you right now? We asked Stephanie March…
What have you failed at this week?
Tips on how to reinvent your career
“My job is my life and I choose that.”
Who or what is inspiring you right now? We asked Blake Maher…
“Life is way too short to not do what you love.”
LITG hangs out with the Clintons
Questions to determine if you find your job fulfilling
Who or what is inspiring you right now? We asked Ashley Arenson…
Having trouble making choices about your career?
When you are on the quest to find work that you love, consider your past experiences, skills and strengths to be letters of your alphabet.
Who or what is inspiring you right now? We asked Kal Penn…
A Q&A with Ramit Sethi
Tips on how to start living in the grey while on campus
“Becoming is better than being”
Who or what is inspiring you right now? We asked Erin Hiemstra…
How a member of our LITG community expanded his box
A grey cartoon, from a very grey cartoonist
Get inspired by these great articles about overcoming fear
If your life is good, but not great, read on…
Tips from Alicia Quarles…
“There is no “work-life balance”; it’s just life.”
Enjoy a little extra motivation in the dog days of summer.
Sometimes, in order to #LiveGrey, it’s necessary to pivot
Advice on how to #LiveGrey from Amanda Slavin (founder of CatalystCreativ), Carter Reum (cofounder of VeeV Spirits) and Ricky Rollins (of Schumacher Management).
Learn how to actively blend personal + professional.
Jared Axen blends his passion for music with his job as a nurse.
Kickback with these motivating reads
Click to read what our members of our community think.
How could pursuing what I loved be “frivolous”? Why did being smart mean I should put aside joy and passion?
Advice from Martine Holston about how to retire from an unfulfilling job.
What’s your career mantra?
Meet the winner of our Instagram contest!
A few of our Live in the Grey ambassadors joined us for this amazing dinner salon. The lesson of the evening: give yourself permission to be misunderstood.
Beat the heat with this month’s Grey Sounds playlist
“It’s not about the end…it’s about the journey.”
Learn about Rachael’s grey journey.
Who or what is inspiring you right now?
Inaugural poet, Richard Blanco, and visual artist, Shantell Martin, show us that art is a conduit to self discovery.
Why the Works family sold everything to live a simpler life.
Nurture your obsessions
Identify what makes you happy and fold it into your life.
Great advice at any stage of your career.
Free your mind with these sounds of the summer.
Find ways to open up and connect with co-workers.
Make experiences. Actions trump intentions.
Why failure leads to success.
Be Bold. Be Curious. Ask Why. A lot.
To take in new ideas is to let yourself be changed.
It’s okay to start small, but aim for bigger.
Knowing your strengths can affect your happiness.
10 questions to unlock your passion.
A strategy session for the future.
“You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t.”
Nothing is more important than your relationships.
“Happiness is a choice.”
Staying true to yourself is the surest way to success.
“If you haven’t found that fit yet, there is hope.”
“Life is about expressing yourself”
Why the odds are ever in your favor.
But it connects to everything else.
“Be Curious. Your whole life is still in front of you.”
“Play is about opening up your mind to creativity”
“We embrace conflict, discomfort, and failure, and we have fun with it.”
“If you’re not failing, you’re not going to innovate.”
“The key to success in business is devotion to your passion”
Changing your mindset can help you find meaning.
You need a process for evaluating what matters most to you.
What does following your passion mean to you?
“Try, try, try, and try again. Feel the fear and do it anyway.”
“Fear keeps you in check and working hard.”
“When what you do is an extension of what you love, life is better.”
What risk would you take to change your world?
“I simply focus on doing what I love, and I keep doing it.”
“People have to love their jobs and enjoy their work.”
A look at the evolving workforce and the way we think of work + life.
“We don’t have control over the challenges we face. However, we do have a choice in how we face them.”
“I have the same passion for my life and my business.”
Setting work expectations goes both ways.
“Nothing beats hard work. I was lucky to know what my passion was and decided to follow it.”
Some practical advice to consider before you go.
The energy you bring to your job outweighs the hours spent.
Handy advice to help you shift into a more fulfilling role.
Living in the grey is not solely about entrepreneurship.
Stepping out of your comfort zone is where life begins.
A case study on the emotional enterprise.
How embracing the grey can lead to many careers.
Because, “Risk makes life remarkable.”
Provocative discussion on what it means to live grey.
A mechanical approach to work isn’t enough anymore.
Why we hold back from disruption in our lives.
Is it possible to be happy with this life?
Don’t let this be another year that flies by half-hearted.
Your sweet spot is a synthesis of everything you love.
Not another article about how to find happiness.
How a passion for smoked meat became a thriving business.
The inspiring story of a hobby turned into a successful business.
The most important lessons to learn are not always obvious.
Stop hiding behind the fear of starting over.
Living life in the grey is about being your authentic self.
Quitting your job is always a risk, but so is staying.
It’s usually not about the money.
It’s the worst trade you’ll ever make.
How to navigate the new waters.
Resolutions are only a temporary fix.
Start with what makes you happy.
A day to day guide for life.
Blending work and passion, Neal continues to share his vision with the world. “I still believe and act as though I can do it all.”
Are you ready to let go of the past?
Listen and learn.
It makes a living, but it doesn’t make a life.
If you want a game changing year ahead…