Are you motivated yet?

Mike is happy.

Be somebody nobody thought you could be. Like Tom Hanks. He’s good. Be him.

Yesterday you said tomorrow. You also said something about going to that new fried chicken place for lunch. Let’s do it.

You only fail when you stop trying. Or when you get an F. You definitely fail when you get an F. That’s what the F stands for I think.

You are not here to be average, you are here to be awesome. And, occasionally, to refill the goddamn ice cube trays.

If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough. So maybe start dreaming about bears.

Dreams don’t work until you do. So stop dreaming and get back to work. Wait, that’s not very inspirational.

There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs. Although there might be an escalator, I’m not sure. So yeah, if there’s an escalator, take that…

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Books I Read In 2016

  1. The Art of Mindful Living by Thich Nhat Hanh
  2. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  3. Breaking Stephan by Stephan Pastis
  4. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  5. Detours of the Soul: How to Avoid Yourself by Gloria Turner and Jessica Lamirand
  6. Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
  7. Find It in Everything: Photographs by Drew Barrymore
  8. Getting Your Shot: Stunning Photos, How-to Tips, and Endless Inspiration From the Pros by National Geographic Society
  9. The High Window  (Philip Marlowe #3) by Raymond Chandler
  10. I Could Pee on This ,Too: And More Poems by More Cats by Francesco Marciuliano
  11. I.O.U. Dead: A Keno Kalder Mystery by Michelle Wan
  12. Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome by Robby Novak, Brad Montague
  13. Last Night’s Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors by Kate Gavino
  14. The Maintenance of Headway by Magnus Mills
  15. Manage Your Time & Your Life in 20 Minutes a Day (Skill Builders in 20 Minutes) by Miriam Salpeter
  16. The Marvels by Brian Selznick
  17. Mrs. Lee’s Rose Garden: The True Story of the Founding of Arlington National Cemetery by Carlo DeVito
  18. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, #1) by Agatha Christie
  19. 101 Job Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again by James Reed
  20. The 1% Solution for Work and Life: How to Make Your Next 30 Days the Best Ever by Tom Connellan
  21. Playback by Raymond Chandler
  22. A Short Guide To A Happy Life by Anna Quindlen
  23. Spy vs Spy Danger! Intrigue! Stupidity! by Antonio Prohias
  24. Spy vs Spy Missions of Madness by Antonio Prohias
  25. 3 a.m. by Nick Pirog
  26. Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good by Kevin Smith
  27. Trashed by Derf Backderf
  28. Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
  29. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  30.  What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Interviews: Ace the Interview and Land Your Dream Job  by Richard N. Bolles
  31. The Witnesses (BookShots) by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois

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