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Video: How To Start A Movement -Derek Sivers

A small detail about me that not very many people know is that I'm a big advocate of being a follower. I will easily admit to being a follower. Yes, there are certain situations where I like or prefer to be a leader, but there are also instances where I have no problem following. 

Everyone is so concerned with 'being a leader' because most people think it's a positive quality.  There isn't a better environment than the workplace to witness that sometimes there can be too many chiefs and not enough indians. 

I love this video because it breaks down the exact reason why I'm an advocate of following. 

Amanda ❤

Saturday Tunes: Moon Taxi "Morocco"

This is one of the songs that they play at work that I actually really love. When I first heard it I could have swore that I heard it before, but no. It's a new-to-me song that makes me happy every time I hear it. I especially love it if I'm working on bar and don't have to talk to customers while it playing because that means I can actually sing along to it.  

Happy Saturday, Bears! 

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Amanda ❤

Saturday Tunes: Kings Of Leon "Talihina Sky"

 I was dating a guy named Anthony for a bit back in '06 or '07 and I remember him telling me about some band called Kings Of Leon. I remember him saying they were like a group of brothers and a cousin and that I should check them out because he thought that I'd really be into them. Eventually I forgot the name of the band but when "Sex on Fire" came out, I was like, "Oh yeah. That's the band Anthony told me about." And just like he had said those years before, I did end up really liking them. But it wasn't until May of this year that they finally solidified their spot as Favorite band in my eyes. And all because of a little documentary on Netflix called "Talihina Sky". Their background really spoke to me and although I don't know what it's like to grow up in a religious family, I do know what it feels like to be dirt poor. The movie cuts between their past and how they got started and gearing up for a family reunion that takes place essentially in the woods. There's a point where one of their family members says something along the lines of, "They're not here to play. They don't even bring their guitars when they come. They're here to be around family." Getting back to nature, staying in little wood shacks for a week, drinking beer, playing cards and horseshoes, swimming in the creek, telling stories. It's about family and coming together as equals without the sterotype of being rock stars. They're not Kings of Leon there, although some of the family members talk about how they've wanted to go to a show but couldn't. They're just Caleb, Nate, Jared, and Matt. 

That's something I can get behind. 

Happy Saturday Bears! 

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Amanda ❤

Saturday Tunes: Sante Les Amis "Brasil" and IT'S SUMMERTIME!

It's the first day of the most wonderful time of the year! Summer is my favorite season and I'll be doing a few Long Beach specific things today. There's a city wide Ice Cream Social with 40 Long Beach neighborhoods participating throughout the city, and then tonight is the first night of Movies on the Beach. It's also my mom's birthday today so I want to wish her a happy birthday. Love you, mom! With that being said, Happy Saturday! 

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Amanda ❤