Beyond the Rhetoric


Posts Tagged ‘success’

Sunday Snippet: Eminem

September 20th, 2015

“The writing process, the way I go about it is I do whatever the beat feels like, whatever the beat is telling me to do. Usually when the beat comes on, I think of a hook or the subject I want to rap about almost instantly. Within four, eight bars of it playing I’m just […]

Sunday Snippet: Mike Rowe on Rejection

August 23rd, 2015

“You can’t separate your successes from your failures until you look back, and even then, there’s not much point in putting each into a separate column. It’s all a part of whatever path your [sic] on.” Something that popped up on social media shortly after the Jon Stewart’s final episode of The Daily Show was […]

Sunday Snippet: John Wooden on Reputation and Success

August 16th, 2015

“Your reputation is what you’re perceived to be; your character is what you really are. And I think that character is much more important than what you are perceived to be. You’d hope they’d both be good, but they won’t necessarily be the same.” As we make our way through our personal and professional lives, […]

Sunday Snippet: Markus Frind, Plenty of Fish

July 26th, 2015

“What I’ve done is unique – there is no one else to relate to. I just focus on beating myself and trying lots of new things.” How’s this for a local success story? A Vancouver entrepreneur decides to launch an online dating site and runs it entirely on his own from his home for a […]

Sunday Snippet: Momofuku’s David Chang

March 22nd, 2015

“I was quite cocky, but having been hailed as this great young golfer, I couldn’t even make the high school golf team once I got there. I had a big dose of humble pie then, and ever since, I’ve always known that there is always someone out there better than you, more talented. Always.” Some […]

Sunday Snippet: Lisa Kudrow

February 15th, 2015

“You have to surrender to the fact that you are of too many in a highly competitive field where it is difficult to stand out. Over time, through your work, you will demonstrate who you are and what you bring to the field. Just stay with it and keep working.” Especially in the age of […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: A 2014 Retrospective

December 31st, 2014

On this final day of 2014, we turn to our fellow bloggers as they reflect on the year that was. Starting with Deborah Ng, she explores some of the lessons she learned in her retrospective. Finishing last isn’t so bad, because that’s how you get the most applause; quality is more important than quantity, so […]

Sunday Snippet: Michael Chabon, Manhood for Amateurs

November 30th, 2014

“But in the pages of Marvel comic books, [Stan] Lee behaved from the start as if a vast, passionate readership awaited each issue that he and his key collaborators, Kirby and Steve Ditko, churned out. And in a fairly short period of time, this chutzpah–as in all those accounts of magical chutzpah so beloved by […]