Living as an Artist – Day 2

Yesterday, I went out to make some money driving a taxi. Here are my results.

I started out with $105.00. I spent $70.00 on my taxi lease, I was left with $35.00

After putting gas in the tank, on the freeway, I realized that my gandolf meter wasn’t working. I had to turn back around and get another cab. That was a loss of $10.00.

After 12 hours of working. This is what I end up with after putting $10.00 on my bus card ($224.00), a profit of $119 after breakfast, lunch, coffee, and a few energy drinks.


Here are concepts, quotes and ideas from the book “Quantum Leap Thinking” that I want implement and remember.

Chapter 1 What is Quantum Leap Thinking?

  • The path comes into existence only when we observe it.
  • The challenge becomes apparent when we realize that the choices we make are the result of the way we look at life, often the result of what we have been told is true.
  • If we are unaware of our power to do that, we become victims. We believe we are powerless– that people, things, or situations are doing things to us.
  • Each of the three sides is composed of a survival skill that must be in place and meticulously maintained before the rectangle can spin

Chapter 2 Continuous Learning

  • It is within the Willingness to Learn circle that you find the potential for personal growth.
  • What takes place in the classroom must create a foundation for a lifetime of learning, yet even the best classroom training doesn’t include the basic principles of creating personal vision, thinking creatively, or managing change.
  • Those who are always learning are those who can ride the winds of change and who see a changing world as full of opportunities rather than dangers.
  • Learning is the starting point and does not have an end point. Learning is ongoing, a habit, a process.
  • There is no shortcut to life. To the end of our day, life is a lesson imperfectly learned.
  • It takes courage to test your ideas because you must be willing to have them fail.
  • True learning is constantly adding to and even changing the way we view the world.
  • Fortune Magazine has noted again and again that those who survive in the workforce are the individuals who have taken responsibility for their careers, and in order to be responsible for your career, you must take responsibility for your learning.
  • Making the choice to turn judgement into curiosity is the leap that moves us to the next level in the Cycle of Discovery.

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