Top Ten Blog Posts of 2011

Ian Paul Marshall —  December 18, 2011 — Leave a comment

“Prepare to be amazed”
Michael “Goob” Yagoobian (The Bowler Hat Guy) From Meet The Robinsons

2011 has been one of the best years of my life. And if there was one word that would some up how I’m feeling right now it would be blessed. The four best things that have come out of 2011 have been:  

* The chance to work alongside International Bestselling Author and Leadership Expert Robin Sharma

* Having a million perfect little moments with my childrean Eavan and Shea this summer up north

* Meeting Tabitha – an amazing woman whos mere presence in my life has inspired me to be more, do more and experience more.

* Writing from the heart and connecting with my readers from all over the globe. I am humbled and honored that I can be of service to you.

So with all the reflection and warm fuzzy feelings floating around my brain I got to wondering…

“I wonder what were the most popular posts on the site for 2011?”

Below you will discover those posts for yourself. A simple offering from me to you. It’s my hope that in some way these words will help YOU be more, do more and experience more.

The Top 10 Most Awesomest Posts of 2011

1) Attraversiamo – Let’s Crossover (171 Shares)
The middle ground of life is a double sided coin. On one side is the comfort of the familiar. And on the other the fear of the unknown. We sort-of crave and are repulsed by both. We hate being in the gray zone. That in between place. Stuck between worlds. Not sure where we’re going. And a little hurt by where we’ve been. Click here to read more…

2) Stop Working and Start Wondering (167 Shares)
It’s time to stop working. Stop answering emails, putting out fires, creating to do lists, finishing those to do lists, and going to meetings. It’s time to stop everything that makes up an average day in the “working” world. It’s time to put on the brakes. Click here to read more…

3) You’ve Got To Own Your Life (110 Shares)
We were standing outside the Indigo bookstore down at Bay and Bloor in Toronto after sharing some great conversation and chai. She was telling me about her past and some of the really tough challenges she’s been through. And you could see something in her eyes…Pain. Click here to read more…

4) Daring To Dream (93 Shares)
It takes a lot of courage, a big heart and a dash of insanity to go for your dreams. But every truly happy person that I know is doing what they love. Be it as a career or as a business. Daring to dream again is no easy task. It’s not like we’re taught how to do it in school. Click here to read more…

5) 3 Keys To An Awesome Life From A Zen Master (90 Shares)
Life flies by. And the older we get the faster it seems to go. There never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done. Let alone squeek out a moment of peace for ourselves. So with all of responsibilities and obligations is there something that can help us? What can we do to not feel overwhelmed, overworked, or overtired? Click here to read more…

6) Going Beyond (79 Shares)
Sometimes you have to go beyond. Go beyond the norm. What you usually do. What your friends think. What your family says you should be doing. What society says is the right way for you to live your life. Sometimes you have to go beyond the point of no return. You have to start something. Commit yourself. Jump into the unknown. Take a risk. And make something happen. Click here to read more…

7) Richard Branson’s Keys To Success (78 Shares)
In an interview for CNNMoney.com Richard Branson, the charismatic founder of Virgin Group and author of several books including one of my favorites, ‘Screw It Let’s Do It.’ had this to say about having a burning desire to follow your dreams, Ideally, since 80 percent of your life is spent working, you should start your business around something that is a passion of yours. Click here to read more…

8) Find Your Passion (62 Shares)
You ever notice that the coolest and most energized people to talk to and hang out with are ones who are living their passions? They’ve taken something that they love doing and turned it into a career or business. They’re fired up. And even if it’s not something that you’re into you still find yourself mesmerized by them. Click here to read more…

9) My Journey To Hell And Back or How I Quit Smoking (56 Shares)
This month sucked. My Dad had just come out of the hospital after having triple heart bypass surgery. One of the biggest operations out there. And as soon as he got some color back in his cheeks and we stopped being scared that he was going to die because of something stupid like sneezing too  hard we were blind-sided in the early evening with a phone call from the hospital. Click here to read more…

10) How To Discover Your Gifts & Talents (37 Shares)
Do you know that you have a gift? There’s something special that you need to share with us. There’s a problem out there and your life’s the solution. Each and every one of us has some talent for doing something. Like it’s hardwired into you. And you can do this something better than anyone else you know. A thing that if you were allowed to, you would do it all day long. Click here to read more…

So there you have it – 2011 in a nutshell. Thank you for being a part of the journey with me. 2012 is going to be amazing. I can feel it in my bones. If there’s anything that you’d like to see me write about here on the site please let me know in the comments below.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Ian

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