WOTD: Self-Conscious

Good Morning and happy Friday from the TaylorMade family! I know what you guys are thinking, Friday is finally upon us! and the weekend is once again here! as a daily reminder, never give up on your dreams and aspirations in life because it might seem like it's not going anywhere but always remember the saying "slow and steady wins the race" you can't expect to embark on a quest to start a business today and by tomorrow it becomes a multi-millionaire corporation. The key is to be self-conscious about what you can manage as your thinking about how you want to effectively scale your business for the long term. 

A quote from Damien Hirst says that:

" Kids are naturally gifted at art from a very young age. The problem is when they get older and become self-conscious. The process should always be fun, though."

What this quote means to me is that from birth we are all very talented but as we get older and see the environment and the society around us we become self-conscious about we are viewed as opposed to exploring whatever talent(s) we were gifted with.

Rushane Montaque   

WOTD: Standards

Good Morning and happy Thursday from the TaylorMade family. I hope everyone is doing great on this lovely Thursday morning. It is  two days before the weekend begins! I know that everyone is exciting and already gathering your weekend plans. Today we talk about what it means to have standards. Having standards is crucial to reaching where you want to be in your life. Without standards then you'll be left with no direction or understanding of how you will get where you want to be. In order to achieve your life goals, even just your daily goals you need possess that quality and level of attained and keep building upon that foundation. Only then you'll maximize life's greatest potential!

Today's quote comes from McDonald's founder Ray Kroc. He states that:

"The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves"

To me, what this quote means is that depending on the standards an individual sets for themselves, this determines the quality that individual possesses in order for him to reach where they want to be.

 

Rushane Montaque

Updates: Amazon HQ

Good Morning Taylormade family, I hope is starting their Wednesday right this morning! So today I have some updates and thoughts on Amazon's HQ2. So recently Amazon has picked 20 finalist's to build their second headquarters, New York was fortunately one of the 20 that got chosen to be the host of Amazon's HQ2. The corporation received more than 238 proposals all throughout the North American Region. Now while you may think everyone wants to be the home of Amazon's HQ2, others such as Little Rock, Arkansas didn't participate in sending proposals for the proposed HQ2. The mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas stated that Amazons second HQ, if they were to win the bid, would cause a lot of traffic issues to its town and would inconvenience a lot of the towns people in the area. They also went as far taking out a newspaper ad in the Washington Post, which is owned by the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, explaining why they don't want a second HQ in their home town. 

My thoughts on this is that, while Amazon is a multi-billion corporation, I understand the need for them to expand their business to generate profit. If these cities, towns, provinces, etc. doesn't want to Amazon's HQ2 in their area then that's fine, at the end of the day it is still a business that has workers that needs to pay their bills and live. Jeff Bezos is fortunate enough to have built this colossal company from the ground up. I, for one is happy that Mr. Bezos is making strides in expanding his corporation because I would want to see the innovations that they come up in the near future.

Finally, lets hope that New York gets chosen to be the next home of HQ2 :)! 

Rushane Montaque

 

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WOTD: Thoughts

Good afternoon and happy Thursday from the TaylorMade family. I hope all is well with you all and that you guys are ready for the weekend. To start off today, we'll talk about the concept of "Thoughts". What does that mean? Well the general meaning of thoughts is "an idea or opinion produced by thinking or occurring suddenly in the mind". For anything that we do in our daily lives, it requires a thought process, it requires us to think before we enact on what we're going to do to ensure that we're making a logical decision. Sometimes, depending on the situation we act out our thoughts based on more of emotions than from logical standpoints. This could result in negative thoughts that we could enact and lead to consequences based on those acts. In order for us to not generate those thoughts there's certain things that we can do in order for us to keep a balance and get what we need done, done. Also negative thoughts can also impact our health mentally and physically. It mentally makes you stressed and frustrated and physically drained and weak. We have to ensure that we don't stress ourselves out when it comes to doing our everyday tasks and duties.

Today's quote comes from Santosh Kalwar and she states that: 

"We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking."

My interpretation of this quote is that we are so used to our normal thinking that it's difficult for us to transition to a mindset that enables us to enact on our thought process. So until we escape that mindset our actions will always be the same.

Rushane Montaque

Welcome Back and Welcome 2018!

Good afternoon everyone! and Happy New Year! We have jumped through hoops, crossed vast rivers, and climbed the highest mountains to make it through the year but we finally made it! I think we all deserve a big pat on the back for all the hard work that we have accomplished and the ones that we are still working towards. Our goal for this year is to make it more prosperous than we did last year. We have to set bigger goals for ourselves, push ourselves a little harder to achieve the goals we already set for ourselves the previous year and the new year. Just because it's a new year doesn't mean you should throw away your goals from the previous year and make entirely new ones. Tack on those goals to your new and/or updated goals and work diligently to complete them to the best of your ability. Here's cheers to the New Year's and let us all start fresh with a clean slate!

  

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