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Following Bruce Lee’s Advice

Bruce Lee Curls

This is an excerpt from The Art of Expressing The Human Body. Bruce Lee gives his good friend, John Little, some well needed motivation:

“Bruce had me up to three miles a day, really at a good pace. We’d run the three miles in twenty-one or twenty-two minutes. Just under eight minutes a mile [Note: when running on his own in 1968, Lee would get his time down to six-and-a half minutes per mile]. So this morning he said to me “We’re going to go five.” I said, “Bruce, I can’t go five. I’m a helluva lot older than you are, and I can’t do five.” He said, “When we get to three, we’ll shift gears and it’s only two more and you’ll do it.” I said “Okay, hell, I’ll go for it.” So we get to three, we go into the fourth mile and I’m okay for three or four minutes, and then I really begin to give out. I’m tired, my heart’s pounding, I can’t go any more and so I say to him, “Bruce if I run any more,” –and we’re still running-”if I run any more I’m liable to have a heart attack and die.” He said, “Then die.” It made me so mad that I went the full five miles. Afterward I went to the shower and then I wanted to talk to him about it. I said, you know, “Why did you say that?” He said, “Because you might as well be dead. Seriously, if you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.”

Focus and Prioritize with Lauren Shay, the Creative Director of Full Stop

This is our first interview to feature someone from Australia! We are proud to introduce Lauren Shay, the Creative Director of Full Stop . Her company provides awesome design, editing and publishing services. Lets get right into this.

Can you sum up what you do in one sentence?

I run a desktop publishing business called Full Stop Design, Editing, Publishing. I like to think I’m my own boss, but I really answer to my 1-year-old daughter.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up and what is the last thing you do before you go to bed?

In the morning, check emails and Facebook; in the evening, check emails and Facebook, while telling myself I must get out of this bad bedtime habit!

Mistakes, Mentors, and Goals of a Web Entrepreneur with Andy Hagans at

Andy Hagans Today, we interview Andy Hagans, an entrepreneur focused on helping members grow their online revenue at . Andy gives us insights into how he stays productive and motivated, and he reviews some of the lessons he has learned as an entrepreneur. Let’s jump right into the interview.

Can you sum up what you do in one sentence?

I’m a web entrepreneur who enjoys launching new businesses with other talented folks .

What is the first thing you do when you wake up and what is the last thing you do before you go to bed?

First thing: I brush my teeth. Last thing: I read (books or iPad). Reading helps me wind down and fall asleep faster.

Doing more with Philippe Gelis, CEO of Kantox

This week, we kick off our featured entrepreneur interviews. We hope you find some wisdom in their words and take action to do more. First up, meet Philippe Gelis – the CEO of Kantox . Philippe runs a Foreign Exchange firm and knows a thing or two about productivity. Lets get right into it.

How To Plan Your Next Vacation

Here is a guide for those of you planning any upcoming trips this year courtesy of Diana, one of our readers.

I am type A when it comes to planning trips.

Ok, who am I kidding? I’m type A when it comes to most things. Luckily, my husband is really laid back and lets me go crazy with trip planning. I like to do my research well in advance of the visit. When we arrive in a new city, I want to know that I’m staying in a good hotel/rental located in a great part of town.  Once we’re there I want to make sure we’re not wasting precious time wondering what to do – we already know.