Thursday, March 24, 2011

"We don't want to say hill. That's what I know for sure."
And all of the other things we didn't want to say.

Monday, March 21, 2011

No one is going to pick you.
Pick yourself.

What I mean is if you are waiting on someone else to approve of your pursuit of your passions then you are losing time.
They aren't going to.
It feels good to be "approved of" and "given permission" because we gain confidence in others approval.
It's in our instincts to want to wait to get picked.

However, revolutionaries never wait.

The problem that you have the passion to solve is...guess what...still waiting for you to solve it.

What are you going to do about it?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

“Light, unlike anything else in the universe, is not affected by time. It exists outside of time. It has something to do with how fast it travels and that it is eternal.”
-Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The latest:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I wish these thoughts were mine and not from the brain of a marketing genius...because then I would be a marketing genius:

-"How was your day?" is a question that matters a lot more than it seems. It turns out that the people who like their jobs the most are also the ones who are doing the best work, making the greatest impact, and changing the most. Heretics are the new leaders.
-Marketing is the act of telling stories about the things we make.
-The "it" factor in leadership is attitude.
-Tribes are all about connection.
-If you want people to follow you, don't be boring.
-Tribes demand generosity and bravery.
-Whatever the status quo is, changing it is what gives you the chance to be remarkable.
-People always promote what they like. You don't have to ask them. If it's great, it will spread.
-It takes just as much effort to successfully get out of the way.
-A motivated group of followers is way more powerful than a large group without direction.
-The hardest thing to do is initiate.
-Change in the outside world is always an obligation for you to promote your passionate idea.
-Set up a life that you don't need to escape from.
-The moment you try to cash out on a movement is the moment it dies.
-Movements are most clear when they push the other direction.
-Transparency is the only option.
-The willingness to fail on the way to reaching the bigger goal is the secret to success.
-Secret of leadership: do what you believe in.
-The nonobvious moments are the most important for leadership.
-Being charismatic doesn't make you a leader. Being a leader makes you charismatic.
-When will you have enough of what you need in order to start leading a tribe? You always already do.
-Leaders aren't born. They decide.
-The world's job: to get you to follow.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

"Lights"...the album.

The Less is coming out with a new album this spring.
Why are we calling it "Lights"?

Because light is where growth and change begin.
So that is where we begin, as well.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Real faith changes real desires.

We must make the clear choice:
1. Continue in hollow religion that neglects the poor.
2. Turn in honest repentance to care for the poor.

What if we just tried to find out what it was like to not be materialistic?
It will take drastic measures.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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Here's the thing I love about this picture; it represents all that is right about relationships.
Yeah it's pizza, but I promise I'm not stretching its depth.

We had a purpose...
"Let's win the award for best pizza ever."-Lauren
"I'm on it."-Zac

We had things in common...
"Gotta have goat cheese."-Lauren
"Definitely ups our originality and taste test points. Good call."-Zac

We worked through our differences...
"I'm not feeling mushrooms."-Lauren
"Aah...umm...I...umm...mushrooms make me happy."-Zac
"Knife. Cut. Halves."-Lauren
"You make me happy."-Zac

We enjoyed each others presence...
"This thing is taking forever to cook. I think your 50 pepperonis and pound of vegetables are slowing us down."-Lauren
"I just wanted to better our relationship through spending quality time together."-Zac

We encouraged each other...
"We did awesome."-Lauren
"..."-Zac, with mouth full, puts up the high five