Matt Proper

Notes to Self

March 20, 2014 2:12 am
"We’re surrounded by anonymous, poorly made objects," says Ive. "It’s tempting to think it’s because the people who use them don’t care — just like the people who make them. But what we’ve shown is that people do care. It’s not just about aesthetics. They care about things that are thoughtfully conceived and well made."

Jony Ive
February 10, 2014 11:12 pm
"You don’t build a brand with advertising. You build a brand with buzz, and protected with advertising. When you’re getting started, you build a brand by having other people spend their money and time talking about you. Then, once you’re known in the industry, you can spend your own money to protect your brand"
January 12, 2014 6:28 pm
"All money earned ethically is a byproduct of value"

Joe Polish
January 4, 2014 2:35 pm
"Life is hard if you live is the easy way and easy if you live it the hard way."

Joe Polish
1:22 pm


Long-term goals keep me from getting discouraged by short-term setbacks

December 11, 2013 12:15 am
"You must become an expert on fear’s appearance, habits, and behavior. When you know what fear looks like, you can become its opposite."
November 26, 2013 12:24 am
"Words are not just letters pushed together. They’re actually packages of emotion."

Sean Stevenson
November 25, 2013 1:48 pm November 11, 2013 1:28 am
"So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective."

Colossians 3:1, 2 MSG
November 10, 2013 1:06 am

10:39 - "I just think it’s fun to be funny. And I really push it on the kids too. And tell them it’s fun to be funny. Be funny. Don’t be embarrassed. When you’re acting silly, it feels a little weird, but this is what makes life more fun."