Category Archives: Positive Video

Variety Friday (Robert Emmons: What Good Is Gratitude?)

Check out the science of gratitude in this video. A worthwhile watch indeed. Gratitude blocks negativity in our lives.

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Day 27 of 31 Days of Gratitude. Check out my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UPwithmarc) participate, like my page and share it with your friends. Let the world know what you are grateful for.

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Julian Treasure: How to speak

There are multiple reasons I want to be a motivational speaker. A lot of my life I have struggled to be parts of conversation, or have something interesting to say, or have people interested in what I am saying enough to listen. Starting up in the blog world was so I can find those people to listen and also be inspired by. Being a motivational speaker is an avenue to hopeful show that I do have important, beneficial and interesting things to say!

I am a big fan of Ted Talks and can across this gem the other day that is certainly helpful in my future and I hope he is speaking in a way that will interest you as well!

Julian Treasure: how to speak so that people want to listen

Here are some notes from the video:

7 deadly sins of speaking

-Gossip

-Judging

-Negativity

-Complaining

-Excuses/blame

-Exaggeration/lying

-Dogmatism/ facts vs. opinion

HAIL: to greet or acclaim enthusiastically

-Honesty, being straight and clear

-Authenticity, be yourself

-Integrity, be your word

-Love, wish them well

Register-speak from your chest, depth and power

Timbre- not high pitched

Prosody- don’t be monotone or talk in questions

Pace- don’t talk to fast or to slow, some silence is ok

Pitch- to emphasize things

Volume- use variably

Famous Quote Friday (Diana Nyad)

“Everyday of our lives is epic.”

Diana Nyad

What are you doing today? What will you see today? what will you say today? Every single day of our lives is brand new. We can choose to waste it with a bad attitude and dramatic negative news from around the world or we can grab everything good from the day and make it epic. When you don’t feel amazing each day that is up to you. We all fall under unfortunate circumstances but going into those issues with the right attitude is what can make your crumby day epic. Choose to inspire yourself and others everyday. Choose to reach for that goal until you achieve it. Search from within. Go after the impossible. Someone said it could not be done, where is the harm to continue to try it? Your life is not over until you take your last breath and until that day if you don’t set out to make every breath of your life epic, you are missing out on life. Turn what may not be into what will be.

I strongly encourage you to take the time to watch this video of Diana Nyad.

The very title of this video is another quote in itself, “Never, ever give up.”*Diana shows so much gratitude with her accomplishment. Some of her last words in the video were “I didn’t do it, we did it.”*  It was a team of people that accomplished this amazing swim not just her alone. When we work together we can accomplish great things, any of us can, “Find a way.”* In just 15 minutes Diana has inspired me so much more then an other video I have seen.

Have an epic day. Follow my blog and like my Facebook for an even more positive world.

*More Diana Nyad quotes

Famous Quote Friday, In Memory Of Nelson Mandela

Normally on Fridays I will pick a famous quote and talk about it, today I would like to change it up. In honor of the passing of a great man that has accomplished so much in his time and inspired so many, I would like to share a few things about Nelson Mandela. I need not say much myself. His quotes, his videos, his very image speaks for so much inspiration. I dream to carry an impact that this man has made on the world, to my end of days as he has. I seem so small next to what this man is about, but in time I shall inspire many more.


“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”-Nelson Mandela.
Once a fighter always a fighter! Conquer your fears, and learn from them.


“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”-Nelson Mandela.
Respect and be grateful for the freedoms you have. Make a difference not only to yourself but to those around you and the world you live in.


“It always seems impossible till it’s done” -Nelson Mandela.
This is so true, when things get hard they seem impossible right up till the time you figure it out. Don’t ever give up.


Nelson Mandela may be prepared to die but is our world prepared to lose him?

Rest in peace Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. You will never be forgotten, you will continue to inspire those that never even had the chance to live when you did.

http://www.nelsonmandela.org
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1993/mandela-bio.html
http://www.history.com/topics/nelson-mandela

If Money Did Not Matter

Today’s post is a journey. I hope that you all have the time to take this short journey. It will inspire you, give yourself the time to read on. Now I know some of my posts can be a bit lengthy but the way I see it if you make time to read you make time to succeed! Now who doesn’t want success? If you complete this small journey today I only ask one thing. Tell me one major thing you are working on or working toward in your life. A question to be refined at the end.

When you were a kid growing up, what did you want to be? Be an astronaut, a chef, or even the president. What did you want to do with your life? Scale the tallest mountain, meet someone famous, or even travel the world. How many of your dreams have been fulfilled? One of the main things holding us back from what we desire most is money.

let me introduce you to Alan Watts a philosopher, writer, and speaker(play video below)

What if money did not matter? Your options are limitless, you can be whatever you want to be and do whatever you want to do. Our own human nature and society has groomed us into the idea of earning a living to just simply earn a living. Very few of us go on earning a living doing what we love. Most of us continue doing what we are doing just to continue doing what we are doing. No that is not a typo think about it! Are you in a job just for the money? Do you wish you could be doing something different? Stop wishing and make it happen. This is your life.

This whole concept has been a huge part of big changes in my life and only now has it come into the light for me. I have been a professional graphic designer for over 10 years and all of the sudden I lost my passion for it. I was always looking for that better job with better pay. Aside from design my ultimate goal has always been to become a motivational speaker. I never saw money in it so it got kind of lost inside me. The struggles of life have surfaced it and brought back a beautiful dream. My life path is changing to so many wonderful things I can hardly keep up. People keep asking what my main view point will be as a motivator. I have Ideas of course but I still don’t have a solid answer.I do however have a monetarily free field of vision to take me there to find out.

None of us seem to give ourselves enough credit and that is were our dreams fall short. You have to believe in yourself and you have to believe in the path that takes you to the things you dream about. I refer you to another video of a song I posted awhile ago. I will be standing in the hall of fame and even if it is one person at a time everyone will know my name.

here is the song and post https://upwithmarc.com/?s=hall+of+fame

I can go on for hours about all the new thoughts and things in my life but everything I say and what Alan Watts says in his video is basically FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS! If you put money first in your life you are never going to achieve your goals past looking for more money. You can be who you want to be if you believe in it enough, if you are determined enough. Your life will evolve around your passions. Love your life and do what you want with it.

NOW IT IS YOUR TURN! Post a comment of one thing (or several) you would like to do if money did not matter.

The inspiration for this post was started from Upworthy where I found the video by Alan Watts. What a truly amazing site.

I have also added share buttons on the bottom of my posts. If you like what you read, please share this with your friends.

THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE I am grateful for your following and support. Enjoy the rest of your week.

There is still hope from our hearts

Oh man I am double posting today! This video is just right on key! Enjoy your weekend everyone.

I posted a quote from Bambi by Thumper in my blog today. There is another quote from Thumper in this awesome video. If you have 9 minutes this video is amazing, and see if you can hear the quote by Thumper! We are not born with racism. We are not born disliking gays. WE ARE NOT BORN TO HATE! We are all born with the same LOVING HEARTS! humans are forever spiraling up or down. STOP LISTENING TO YOUR HEADS AND START LISTENING TO YOUR HEARTS, and spiral within!

INSPIRING SONG SUNDAY (CHRISTMAS)

An emotional video that I hope all of you have seen before. It is a video we should remind ourselves to watch each year.

Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person

This video is absolutly amazing…i encourage everyone to spare the 19 min and check this out.

Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person

People You Meet

Yes, yes another video. My Buddy Jake showed me this today! It is pretty inspiring, you should check it out.

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