“What was the Number 1 Thing You Could Do Today to get Your Life More Rockin’ ” (S.T.S. and L.S.N.)

“What is one thing you know your highest self would be doing in this moment, in this day, in this lifetime. What is the one thing that you just know you could be doing to live a more extraordinary life.” – Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson, of Philosopher’s notes, continues to impress with his quick, detailed reviews of the world’s most influential, life changing books. Today’s book is “Flow” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Mihaly dedicated his life to studying what he calls, “Flow” and how people can achieve that state. Continue reading

“Every Ride is a New Victory” (Triple T)

These videos give me chills every time. Watching people pursue their passion and live an extraordinary life is that much more motivation to go out and do it yourself! Seeing that it is possible, that there are millions of people everyday that don’t go to “work,” they go to do what they love is one of the biggest driving factors in my life that keeps me moving forward.

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What is the Purpose of a Shattered Dream? (S.T.S. and L.S.N.)

Lisa Bu has a very different perspective on the purpose of broken or failed dreams. It is both unique and inspiring to see how her life changed when she moved to another country to study abroad. Hear Lisa’s story and learn how books helped her feel connected, educated, and showed her how to find the passion living deep inside of her. Then find out what broken dreams mean to her…

“¿Realmente estas haciendo lo que te apasiona? HAZLO!” (S.T.S.)

“Are you really doing what you love? DO IT!”

I love Spanish and motivation so for English and Spanish speakers alike this video will help encourage you to get up and make things happen today!

Q.T.I. (Quotes to Inspire): Simple Words to Live By



Photo Credit: http://www.susoutter.com/2013/01/12-quotes-to-inspire-you-to-be.html

It is so important to realize that each of us can choose our own destiny. Each of us can choose to live an exceptional life, the life that we know we are meant to live. Continue reading

An Incredible Journey


One of my best friends in the world is going to accomplish something amazing today. Today, May 23, Eric and his father Ralph will be finishing a 3400 mile bike trip across country. After nearly 30 days of biking averaging more than 100 miles per day they will reach the Atlantic ocean tomorrow, finishing their journey that started all the way in back in California. To read Eric’s story, see pictures, and check out their video updates check out the link below:

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New Categories for the Blog!

To help make navigating FYSL easier for everyone I have started to come up with some categories to give you an idea of what to expect from each and every post at a glance. These categories will help you quickly determine what each entry is all about and if you want to read more. photo (25)

M.I.F.M.O.L.= Motivation In Five Minutes Or Less

– This will consist of motivational videos that are five minutes or less, guaranteed to inspire even when you don’t have much time to spare!

Q.T.I. = Quotes To Inspire

– This will be simple quotes from wonderful, brilliant people throughout the ages to help spark your imagination and bring clarity to the amazing ideas dwelling inside your mind.

Triple T = Time To Travel

– For those of you that have been following this blog you know that I love travel more than most other things in the world so this category will focus on encouraging people to travel, explore, and discover the world around them!

E.T.S. = Encouragement Through Sports

– Sports have the capacity to unify countries, inspire individuals to pursue greatness, and make heroes out of ordinary, everyday people. These posts will focus on sharing the wonderful stories that come from the world of sports.

More to come soon!

– Brian