“The good in the world isn’t just my hallucinogenic optimism. It’s science.”—Biz Stone again
Remember Snuffles the dog from Quickdraw McGraw? Every time, he was given a doggie treat, he’d float up into the air. That was me yesterday, blogging about Biz Stone’s new book, Things a Little Bird Told Me.
It was such a treat to learn that the co-founder of Twitter practices the art of imagining what he wants, that he knows focusing upon “the new” brings it into existence that I was floating around like Snuffles. As I mentioned yesterday, Stone was able to get a dream job at Google and launch Twitter by following his joy and E-Squaring his desires.
Because I was so twitterpated to find a fellow optimist, I forgot to mention three other things I adore about this 40-year-old game-changer.
1. He knows money doesn’t make a person happy. Sure, he’s now worth $250 million, but he and his wife Livia live simply and give most of their money away. “Our version of a Lamborghini is that we give a lot to help others,” he says
2. He hired a corporate social responsibility employee before he hired his first salesperson.
3. He envisions a radically different business model. Rather than profit being the end-all-be-all, his mission for any business includes the following three prongs. First and foremost, it should make a meaningful impact. Secondly, anyone who gets involved (ie. is employed at said business) should LOVE what they are doing and thirdly, it should generate strong revenues. That’s the THIRD priority.
He also knows how to turn failure into “the best thing that ever happened” and that together, we as a motley bunch of optimists, can change the world.
Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the soon-to-be-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.
No one deserves a doggie-treat more than you do.
Thanks, Dennis! We all deserve those doggie treats!
I simply want to say, “I love you!”
Back at ya, Maureen!!!
Feliz Cumpleanos!! So, are you 37 – going on 27 (that’s a compliment!!) – this year? I hope we can have a drink (or two or three) when I am in Oregon. I leave tomorrow for Eugene and Kimberly – without me saying anything – said that it is fine if you want to come down and hang with us either for a day, or overnight. Kimberly is a lot of fun, a great hostess and good business woman (in case you want to ask her something).
Also, here is some Monday morning motivation. I will send you part one in another email.
Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!!
I love this: “1. He knows money doesn’t make a person happy. Sure, he’s now worth $250 million, but he and his wife Livia live simply and give most of their money away. “Our version of a Lamborghini is that we give a lot to help others,” he says.”
I believe most of us:
A. Desire more money
B. Say similar things about what we’ll do when we have more money.
C. Have a dysfunctional relationship with money.
I have found that the more I fall in love with money and adore it, the more it flows to me easily, effortlessly, and abundantly.
(Take a moment, by the way, to see if that last statement made you smile or made your skin crawl – it’s a good litmus test for where your beliefs about money currently are)
I LOVE it when I get to meet (or read about) other people who unabashedly express their love for money and all the wonderful things it brings to us. Because I want to continue raising my beliefs about money into still higher alignment with my desires.
Thank you for helping me do just that (again!), Pam. With every facet of my life and all my desires for this wonderful, amazing journey.
I LOVE THIS!!!! Can’t wait to receive your new book!
Thank you for Part 2!