Charles Bukowski’s Top 10 Tips for Living a Kick-Ass Life

Bukowski was in no way a “self-help” guru but you can’t deny that he’s a bad ass who lived his life exactly the way he wanted and didn’t give a s*&t what anyone else thought. And I don’t know about you, but I think there’s a lot to learn from someone like that.

So here are a few of Bukowski’s best tips for living a kick ass life:

1. Find your passion

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Too often we are bogged down with decisions of what we should do with our lives, or if our families would approve. But forget what others think of you Find what you love, and do that till you die!

2. Be kind to life

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Don’t be so hard on yourself, you get out of life what you put in, and sometimes all that is needed is a better perspective.

3. Go Crazy

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Don’t forget to go crazy at least once. Life is too short to stay sane and composed through out the entire ride, let your hair down and let yourself go crazy.

4. Be free.

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5. One at a time

saving-the-worldNo one cares about your dream to solve world hunger. what have you done for the hungry person down the road?

6. You’ve felt this way before

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve felt like this, and made it through.

7. It’s never too late to save your soul

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8. The Thing that matters the most

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How well do you walk through fire?

9. Remember.. We’re all going to die.

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Now that’s a wake up call if I’ve ever heard one.

10. Make Death Tremble to take you.

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And that’s it!

That’s Bukowski’s top quotes for a kick ass life, now go out there and make death tremble to take you!

via Charles Bukowski’s Top 10 Tips for Living a Kick-Ass Life – Wordables.

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Why the Perfect Modern Creative Is Fierce, Fearless and Female

The perfect modern creative is a woman.

Because we have enough men, and men like it the way it is right now.

She will seek change.

And her finest qualities will be frustration and discontent.

The perfect creative presumes that the people around her are talented and want to contribute. And accepts that without meaning to, the company, the process and even she is stifling the work and its ability to be brilliant in some way.

She won’t have come from a school that teaches advertising, and she certainly won’t understand why we structure companies like we do.

When producing a piece of work, she won’t ask herself, “Who can I get to do this?” but will instead ask, “How can we make this happen ourselves?” Because she will have grown tired of agencies making themselves dependent.

This girl gets that none of us are as smart as all of us. She won’t believe that her own insight, emotional intelligence and passion are enough to make greatness happen and will draw excellent minds to her. But although she will create her best work through collaboration, she will understand the violent, urgent need to disappear on her own, the pressure all hers, at the critical moment to crack the brief. And she won’t allow history, pay grade, job title or age to stop the candid conversations that will ultimately make the work special.

She will not only accept change, but understand that there might be someone new at the table next to her every day, and will use lunch in beautiful places to make these new disciplines powerful in the mix.

She is a thief of new technologies.

A murderer of trade unions and waiting lines.

A radiator of energy and believer in the genius of 3 a.m. tequila, when it all matters a little too much.

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Her best friend might be a planner.

Her lover might be a producer.

She won’t be ashamed to create things that sell stuff to people because she will have found a way to do it that people enjoy.

She and her workplace will not be invisible. She is no shadowy wizard.

She will work in a place that people in the real world are happy exists.

And her name will be known to people’s mums, readers of Adweek and subscribers of Wired alike.

She will never be 100 percent sure, and she’ll be OK with that, because she’ll have the energy to convince others to take the risks that great work demands.

She will spend her time focusing less on the kerning in a poster and more on how to get the right people to collide powerfully, because agencies are filled with reasons not to say the right things to each other.

A great creative won’t work in a department. She will have a crew.

An understanding that goes beyond the culture of an agency.

And she will maintain and create the rarest entity in our game—trust.

She won’t just set the agenda on the work, but give the agency a true north. And will not only give other creatives a purpose, but make everyone who brings great things to bear a chance to shine.

A great creative won’t support politics.

A great creative will give her people defining moments.

Then push them to move past them.

And like all star players, she will always be on loan. Never yours.

One day, the perfect modern creative will have enough of us.

Because ultimately she will want to create something sacred for herself.

And she will go and do it.

And we will love her for it.

—Nils Leonard is chief creative officer of Grey London.

via Why the Perfect Modern Creative Is Fierce, Fearless and Female