26 Emotionally Intelligent Words From Around The World

Words have power. I have been collating inspiring, original and powerful words for some time. Our words are the limits of our worlds and being able to express yourself effectively is one of life’s true pleasures. This list, from Inc, contains 26 words that should be a part of everyday life because they explain My … Read more

Powerful last words of Steve Jobs

These words, falsely attributed to Steve Jobs, are poignant nonetheless:   “I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to. At this moment, … Read more

Jigou Jitoku

自業自得 (Jigou Jitoku) Literally: One’s Act, One’s profit/Advantage. Meaning: That’s what you get, Just desserts, You reap what you sow.  

vires acquirit eundo

It gains strength by going / as it goes. This Latin phrase is a reminder that just beginning a task, not being too concerned with “perfection” and starting dirty – are the best ways to proceed. If you wait for the perfect time, you will wait forever. Start now. Gain strength as you go.

Mise en place

Mise en place is a French culinary phrase which means “putting in place”. It is used in professional kitchens to refer to organizing and arranging the ingredients (e.g., cuts of meat, relishes, sauces, par-cooked items, spices, freshly chopped vegetables, and other components) that a cook will require for the menu items that are expected to … Read more