Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar )

Vala Afshar

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Twitter for iPad : A rich life:

1. You and your loved ones are healthy
2. Quality time with family and friends
3. People who love and trust you
4. Work that fills you with pride and joy
5. Opportunity to learn and grow
6. Freedom to express yourself
7. Courage to dare, dream and do
8. Wanting less

Twitter for iPad : You are not your parents.

You are not your school diploma.

You are not your credit score.

You are not your job.

You are not the clothes you wear.

You are not the size of your network.

You are not your house/neighborhood.

You are the sum of your words, choices, and actions.

Twitter for iPad : Water is the strangest thing in the universe

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Twitter for iPad : This is cool: ice pyramids are bringing fresh water to the desert

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Twitter for iPad : When water flows so smoothly it looks solid - effect is called Laminar Flow

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Twitter for iPad : A humpback whale sleeping upside down ...

Observations of whales in the wild show two basic methods of sleeping: they either rest quietly in the water, vertically or horizontally, or sleep while swimming slowly next to another animal.

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Twitter for iPad : Here’s how luck finds you:

1. Work harder than expected
2. Stay teachable
3. Give without expecting a get
4. Read and write more
5. Show up on time
6. Focus on your customers
7. Develop good manners
8. Be humble
9. Be kind and generous
10. Surround yourself with smarter people

Twitter for iPad : Habits that have a high rate of return in life:

- sleep 8+ hours each day
- lift weights 3x week
- go for a walk each day
- save at least 10 percent of your income
- read every day
- drink more water and less of everything else
- leave your phone in another room while you work

Twitter for iPad : Excellent early career advice from Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group:

For your first job, find a good boss that can teach you about being a human being.

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Twitter for iPad : Be patient, it takes 10 years to build a career in anything. —Naval

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Twitter for iPad : The Netherlands 🇳🇱 let you take a train for free if you show a book instead of a ticket

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Twitter for iPad : Things that I did after age 40:

1 appointed chief customer officer
2 wrote a book
3 wrote first blog (450+ articles)
4 awarded U.S. patent
5 appointed chief marketing officer
6 started using Twitter
7 started weekly video show (500+ guests)
8 joined @Salesforce
9 first keynote

Twitter for iPad : You are not too old to:

1 change your mind
2 forgive first
3 learn a new skill
4 share wisdom
5 be afraid
6 apologize for mistakes
7 love again
8 make new friends
9 be generous
10 be happy
11 remove clutter
12 re-read favorite book
13 show gratitude
14 try again
15 dare to dream

Twitter for iPad : Used bookshops are not for buying books cheaply. They're for discovering books you didn't know about.

Twitter for iPad : 22 inventions that are saving the Earth

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Twitter for iPad : Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” —Bill Gates

This is very important life and business advice.

The biggest enemy of future success is arrogance, indifference and the unwillingness to learn, unlearn, relearn, change and grow.

Twitter for iPad : The priceless reaction of people seeing colors for the first time

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Twitter for iPad : As I got older, I realized:

1 lost money can be found; lost time is lost forever

2 learning to learn, and changing yourself is a superpower

3 you are not your job

4 networking is about giving

5 best teacher is your last mistake

6 good manners as important as good education

Twitter for iPad : No great innovation in business ever happens in a vacuum.

A company seeking to achieve true scale needs to seek innovation beyond its own four walls and tap into the entire universe of knowledge and creativity out there. —Marc Benioff…