I am a visual artist and art center director. I have also worked as a writer for several publications but prefer to get out from behind the computer and get my hands and my mind into my work so I shifted my focus away from writing but still like to write a piece from time to time and nice editors let me do that. The best days at the art center are when there are dancers, actors, musicians and artists all swirling around the building working on productions and projects. It is a very busy and alive place to work. I thrive there. We also host meetings and seminars on a variety of interesting subjects. Never a dull moment.
My neighbors because they coexist so beautifully. I wish it could spread around the world.
I can read your mind. It scares me.
Parking tickets. Ugh.
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We have to give until we can't give anymore...then give some more.
When we move up in life, it is our duty to turn around and help somebody up along with us. Through support, through guidance, and through forgiveness.
Your personal values don't have to be sacrificed. They can be perfectly aligned with everything you do in life.
Perfection isn't just symmetry. Symmetry isn't just perfection. It's about human connection. It's about reciprocity. It's about harmony. It's about 'get what you gift.'
What I have found is that the businesses that admire the most share the same three pillars: community, service and culture.
Wherever there's imbalance, there is balance. Wherever there is imperfection, there is perfection. Wherever there is authenticity, there is beauty. Wherever there is asymmetry, there is symmetry.
What I have found is that when you design something that is perfectly symmetrical, you can design people out of a space—whether you mean to or not. What I've found is that when you design something that isn't perfectly symmetrical, it becomes inviting, it becomes tangible, it becomes inclusive. Inclusivity breeds community.
What we did with A Cup of Commonwealth is we threw out all the 'rules' of business. And we said 'hello' to intentional chaos.
At the end of the day, it's about showing, not telling. People can see through it. They can see through carefully curated photographs. They can see through fake verbiage. They can see through empty promises. They can see through hollow missions. They want to KNOW you. That's the whole idea of connection.
There's beauty in imperfection. There's beauty in asymmetry.
If there's something you don't like about yourself. Or if there's something you don't like about the world, you can change it, or you can accept it. But if you accept it, you have to deal with it.
What's good for community, is good for business. And what's good for business, is good for community.
Symmetry...it's about 'you get what you gift.' What you receive from this universe is completely aligned with what you gift to this universe.
Symmetry...it's not just about mathematics. It's not just about science. It's about human connectivity. It's how we connect with one another, how we connect with the universe. It's about reciprocity. It's about harmony.
Salvador Sanchez Embrace community. Serve others. Create culture.
When my hands are dirty, when my schedule's messed up, when I'm helping someone else...I'm surprised, sometimes by how crazy my life can be, and it's hard. But because we're really working for each other, and it's not just for me, it's not just for my gain...it's really strong.
People who need help in addiction look just like everyone who is sitting here.
Those relationships—if you deny someone opportunity, they lose those relationships. I think it's super important that we recognize that.
Jobs are critical, but the relationships that we gain in the jobs that we have are huge. Do you recognize how many of your closest friends you met at work? Can you imagine? I bet over half of you would be happy to leave your job now, if you could take all of your friends with you at work...we cultivate so many wonderful relationships that are so integral to who we are, and what we become, at work.
Rob Perez We all can restart. We all can help.