#CSIKraken Kraken Rules

Last year, I attended CSI’s CONSTRUCT in Nashville from September 24th to 27th.  I came away from that event with a renewed energy and passion for my work, incredible new friends and a new confidence in myself.

One of the things I found truly inspiring was the evident, almost primal, need for people to have something to be excited about again.  Times had been tough for a lot of people for a long time.  Many were (and are) just looking for a reason to smile again.

On October 2nd, 2013 – I tweeted my first #CSIKraken Rule.  Now, almost a year and 367 Kraken Rules later (some days I could not count), I am ready to put this effort to bed and move on to other things.  Some are my own, some are not.  In all, I tried to inspire, empower and share some of my renewed passion for my work and my life.  A few of my favorites are in bold.

I hope that some of you found some pleasure and inspiration in this effort.  Enjoy!

  • Kraken Rule #1:  You never, ever have anything to lose by asking.  
  • Kraken Rule #2:   Don’t be afraid to wear your heart on your sleeve.  The real you is who people want to know. 
  • Kraken Rule #3:   Your passion, no matter the area of your life, is contagious.  Share it and those around you will catch it!  
  • Kraken Rule #5:   No matter how hard it is, always take the high road & rise above the negativity.  You will never regret it! 
  • Kraken Rule #6:   (stealing this but I believe it wholeheartedly!) Dance like nobody’s watching! 
  • Kraken Rule #7:   Never ignore your inner child.  Tomorrow is not guaranteed.  No regrets! 
  • Kraken Rule #8:   Advice from my Boss:   Don’t care who copies your idea, just care you did it first. Highest form of flattery! 
  • Kraken Rule #9:   Not happy with your journey? Change it!  Reinvent yourself, step outside comfort zone, take a chance, love, live! 
  • Kraken Rule #10:  The Four Agreements – Words to live by!   http://t.co/Smhgfp7FnR
  • Kraken Rule #11:  If it ain’t broke . . . . . . . wait for it . . . . . . make it better! 
  • Kraken Rule #12:  Other Krakens need to be posting rules!    is a team effort!
  • Kraken Rule #13 courtesy of @thegainesgroup:  Never let impossible be an excuse for not getting it done!  
  • Kraken Rule #14:  Go big or go home!  Check your fear at the door and see what happens.  What do you have to lose? 
  • Kraken Rule #15:  Don’t micromanage.  Tell me what you want done, not how to do it!  Sign of a great leader! 
  • Kraken Rule #16:  Tough day?  Bury yourself in music.  Lifts the spirit and feeds the soul. 
  • Kraken Rule #17:  Inspiration, motivation & opportunity is all around you.  Open your eyes, heart and mind to it.  
  • Kraken rule #18:  Want to start your day feeling like $1 million bucks?  Its all about the shoes! 
  • Kraken Rule #19:  Pay it forward.  You absolutely can change the world, even if it is one person at a time.  
  • Kraken Rule #20:  Don’t blink or you will miss it!  Live every single moment to the fullest.  Reach for the stars! 
  • Kraken Rule #21:  Take the time to REALLY know all of the different people in your life. Your world will be so much better. 
  • Kraken rule #22:  Don’t text and walk. 
  • Kraken Rule #23:  You want a dynamic CSI Chapter?  Get involved.  Share your expertise and passion.  Don’t like it?  Change it! 
  • Kraken Rule #24:  The best things in life don’t come easy.  Work hard for what you want.  Not getting it?  Change! 
  • Kraken Rule #25:   Motivate and inspire at least one person each and every single day.  Open your eyes to the beauty around you.
  • Kraken Rule #26:  Try to find 1 hour every day that is all your own.  Reflect, refresh, recharge! 
  • Kraken Rule #27:  Open your mind before you open your mouth. 
  • Kraken Rule #28:  You are amazing! 
  • Kraken Rule #29:  Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon! 
  • Kraken Rule #30:  Passion is the difference between having a job and having a career. 
  • Kraken Rule #31:  Normal is boring AND SCARY!   – @PaulDGerber Do you feel better now?
  • Kraken Rule #32:  The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates 
  • Kraken Rule #33:  Make the rest of your life the best of your life. 
  • Kraken Rule #34:  An obstacle is just a really good reason to do something different! 
  • Kraken Rule #35 (love this one):  Don’t think outside the box, think there is no box! 
  • Kraken Rule #36:  We never grow up, we just learn how to behave in public!  
  • Kraken Rule #37:  Trust your instincts.  Allow yourself to debate it too long & you will never do what you really want.  
  • Kraken Rule #38 (inspired by @swolfearch):  DO NOT recycle old specs!  Start fresh just like your drawings.   Or we will find you!
  • Kraken Rule #39:  The biggest communication problem is that we do not listen to understand, we listen to reply.  Change that! 
  • Kraken Rule #40:  R U focusing on the negative or looking for the good and then improving it?  Keep your eye on the silver lining. 
  • Kraken Rule #41 (had to do it):  In the bldg industry? Almost anything can be fixed with duct tape, JB weld or a bungee cord. 
  • Kraken Rule #42:  Not quite getting where you want to be?  Instead of “I want” try saying “I will”.  Change your perspective!  
  • Kraken Rule #43:  Work for a cause, not applause-Live to express, not impress-Don’t strive to be noticed, make your absence felt 
  • Kraken Rule #44:  “Thank You” is a powerful statement, never forget to use it.  Nobody gets there alone!  
  • Kraken Rule #45:  Stepped out of your comfort zone?  Took a chance?  Change for the better comes when you JUST DO IT! 
  • Kraken Rule #46:  Being a Trusted Advisor comes not from what you do, but from what you give. 
  • Kraken Rule #47:  You can’t make a difference or initiate change unless you get involved.  Engage! 
  • Kraken Rule #48:  Start with good people.  
  • Kraken Rule #49:  Be unforgettable.  Leave a little piece of what is great about you behind wherever you go.   
  • Kraken Rule #50:  The truly important people are the ones who bring out the best in you.  Rare and amazing! Thank you @Parthenon1 
  • Kraken Rule #51:  Just get started! Even the tiniest step is progress toward the change you want in your life.  Take that step. 
  • Kraken Rule #52:  Dust off those hopes, dreams and goals.  Evaluate and re-prioritize.  Are you getting where you want to be? 
  • Kraken Rule #53:  No regrets! 
  • Kraken Rule #53:  Sharing & collaboration not only helps someone else but also enriches you in the process.  Don’t be in a bubble 
  • Kraken Rule #54:  Do the hardest, most time consuming tasks first.  The rest of the day will feel easy! 
  • Kraken Rule #55:  Lousy day?  Refocus your energy on all of the good things and people around you. 
  • Kraken Rule #56:  There is nothing better than doing what people say you cannot do!   #feelingdetermined
  • Kraken Rule #57:  If you can’t stir with the big girls then stay away from the cauldron!   – Happy Halloween!
  • Kraken Rule #58:  If your path seems to be straying from your goals, it is time to re-evaluate. 
  • Kraken Rule #59:  What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. 
  • Kraken Rule #60:  for @SpecwriterKeith – Do or do not, there is no try! ~ Yoda 
  • Kraken Rule #61:  Good things do not come to those who wait.  Good things come to those who work their tails off. 
  • Kraken Rule #62:  What if you woke up today with only the things you were thankful for yesterday? Have you expressed your gratitude? 
  • Kraken Rule #63:  Meeting going south or getting negative? Be the collaborative voice that turns it around. For @BaltoCSI 
  • Kraken Rule #64:  Never, ever say never!  Also for Grasshopper (I mean @BaltoCSI)
  • Kraken Rule #65:  The devil is in the details.  You really want to know someone or something, pay attention to the small stuff.  
  • Kraken Rule #66:  Practice what you preach.  If you are going to talk about how it should be, do what you want it to be. 
  • Kraken Rule #67:  A story should be like a mini skirt.  Long enough to cover the subject, short enough to be interesting. 
  • Kraken Rule #68:  Don’t dismiss an idea because it didn’t come from your immediate peer group.  You only learn with an open mind.  
  • Kraken Rule #69:  Try not to be too black and white.  The interesting things happen in the shades of grey.  
  • Kraken Rule #70:  K.I.S.S. – Keep it Simple Stupid!  Kindly advised to me by @skipdrb, same guy who started calling me a Kraken 🙂 
  • Kraken Rule #71:  Reaching a crossroads & can’t decide?  Follow your heart. Your head will talk you out of what you really want. 
  • Kraken Rule #72:  What’s better than looking at a friend & knowing you are smiling at the same thing.  Keep your sense of humor.  
  • Kraken Rule #73:  There is never enough time.  Don’t lose sight of the things you really want to do. Regrets stink!   for @BaltoCSI
  • Kraken Rule #74:  Overwhelmed by “to-do’s”? Prioritize and then hyper-focus on each thing until you make progress.  Feels great! 
  • Kraken Rule #75:  Take the time to do it right the first time!  Do you have time to do it over? For @LizOSullivanAIA 
  • Kraken Rule #76:  Deliver constructive criticism with humor and a smile.  It will be better received.  For @dstutzman 
  • Kraken Rule #77:  People are amazing.   Peel back the layers. Go deeper.  
  • Kraken Rule #79:  Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave & impossible to forget.  This one for @EricDLussier – Thank you! 
  • Kraken Rule #80:  Have fun!  Courtesy of @thegainesgroup 
  • Kraken Rule #81:  Do good for others. Courtesy of @thegainesgroup 
  • Kraken Rule #82:  Value your gifts and share them!  Courtesy of @thegainesgroup 
  • Kraken Rule #83:  PLAY EVERY DAY!  Courtesy of @thegainesgroup 
  • Kraken Rule #84:  Laugh at yourself! Courtesy of @thegainesgroup 
  • Kraken Rule #85:  Don’t follow the rules all the time! Courtesy of @thegainesgroup 
  • Kraken Rule #86:  Life is about finding people who are your kind of crazy!  Happy Friday Krakens! 
  • Kraken Rule #87:  Life is better when you are laughing! 
  • Kraken Rule #88:  You don’t have to attend every argument you are invited to. 
  • Kraken Rule #89:  Be yourself because an original is worth more than a copy. 
  • Kraken Rule #90:  It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t stop. ~Confucius Keep reaching for those dreams!  
  • Kraken Rule #91:  If you believe the doubts in your mind you won’t achieve the dreams in your heart.  
  • Kraken Rule #92:  Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage and I promise something great will come of it.  
  • Kraken Rule #93:  You can’t start the next chapter if you keep re-reading the last one. 
  • Kraken Rule #94:  Let your smile change the world but don’t let the world change your smile! 
  • Kraken Rule #95:  I have reached an age where my brain went from “You prob shouldn’t say that” to “What the heck, see what happens” 
  • Kraken Rule #96:  Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.  
  • Kraken Rule #97:  If you don’t go after what you want, you will never have it. 
  • Kraken Rule #98:  If you don’t ask, the answer will always be no.  
  • Kraken Rule #99:  If you don’t step forward, you will always be in the same place.  
  • Kraken Rule #100:  When the world says give up, hope whispers “try it one more time”!    Happy Sunday all!
  • Kraken Rule #101:  Focus on the thought that the best days of your life haven’t happened yet! 
  • Kraken Rule #102:  Doors open for those who are bold enough to knock. 
  • Kraken Rule #103:  Your sky.  Your limit.  
  • Kraken Rule #103:  Have an attitude of gratitude! Happy #Thanksgiving 
  • Kraken Rule #104:  It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you are not.  
  • Kraken Rule #105:  It’s easy to stand with the crowd, it takes courage to stand alone.  Dare to be different! For @dstutzman 
  • Kraken Rule #106:  What is the meaning of life?  Whatever you want it to be! 
  • Kraken Rule #107:  Don’t give up, the beginning is always the hardest.  
  • Kraken Rule #108:  Life shows up when you do.  
  • Kraken Rule #109:  Do not buy hair products in the same color can as your bathroom air freshener!  Upside:  you will smell nice! 
  • Kraken Rule #110:  Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded.  
  • Kraken Rule #111:  A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart & can sing it back to U when you have forgotten the words. 
  • Kraken Rule #112:  Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing! ~Ben Franklin 
  • Kraken Rule #113:  Overcome the notion that you must be regular.  It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary!  
  • Kraken Rule #114:  You will know you are finally there when reality is even better than your dreams.  
  • Kraken Rule #115:  Life is like a roller coaster with its ups and downs.  It’s your choice whether to scream or enjoy the ride! 
  • Kraken Rule #116:  Unity is strength. Knowledge is power.  Attitude is everything. 
  • Kraken Rule #117:  The biggest risk will be the one you don’t take! 
  • Kraken Rule #118:  Don’t wait for the perfect moment.  Take the moment and make it perfect.  
  • Kraken Rule #119:  Even the smallest kindness makes a difference.  What will you do to change the world today? 
  • Kraken Rule #120:  I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it! 
  • Kraken Rule #121:  You may not be there yet, but you are closer than you were yesterday.  Keep going! 
  • Kraken Rule #123:  I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that and then I realized, I am somebody! 
  • Kraken Rule #124:  Forget New Years resolutions.  Set New Day resolutions! 
  • Kraken Rule #125:  Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try.  
  • Kraken Rule #126:  If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.  
  • Kraken Rule #127:  If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito! 
  • Kraken Rule #128:  Most dangerous risk is spending your life not doing what you want on the bet that you can buy the freedom to do it later.
  • Kraken Rule #129 for my Tweeps:  Friendship isn’t a big thing, it’s a million little things!  Happy Holidays!  
  • Kraken Rule #130:  Little by little, one travels far . . . J.R.R. Tolkein 
  • Kraken Rule #131:  The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.  
  • Kraken Rule #132:  Today ask yourself what did I do for my mind, my body, my spirit, my relationships, my creativity, my passion? 
  • Kraken Rule #133:  All I want for Christmas are things money can’t buy . . .Merry Christmas Eve to my amazing Tweeps! Lucky I am!  
  • Kraken Rule #134:  It’s not the presents that make Xmas special, it’s the presence of those you love, with you in person or not! 
  • Kraken Rule #135:  Challenges are what make life interesting.  Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.  
  • Kraken Rule #136:  Don’t say “there is still time” or “maybe next time” because there’s also the the concept of “It’s too late”! 
  • Kraken Rule #137:  Be yourself, unapologetically! 
  • Kraken Rule #138:  Stop wishing, start doing! 
  • Kraken Rule #139:  There are many people who will say you can’t. What you have to do is say “watch me”   for @EricDLussier & @mpkemp
  • Kraken Rule #140:  Set one goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you grow into that person who can. 
  • Kraken Rule #141:  You were born for greatness.  Never settle for anything less. 
  • Kraken Rule #142:  Ban these words from your vocabulary “We have always done it this way.”   Dare to be different! 
  • Kraken Rule #143:  If you want to fly, you have to lose the things that are weighing you down! 
  • Kraken Rule #144:  Strangers are just friends waiting to happen!    #CSILeaders #TrustCSI
  • Kraken Rule #145:  Be so good that they can’t ignore you! 
  • Kraken Rule #146:  When it snows, you have two choices.  Shovel or make snow angels!  ~ For @GinnyPowell   http://t.co/j6Fx0paFxa
  • Kraken Rule #147:  It takes more energy to maintain mediocrity than it takes to pursue excellence.  
  • Kraken Rule #148:  The best way to predict your future is to create it.  
  • Kraken Rule #149:  Dream big but take the next visible step, no matter how small it may seem!   
  • Kraken Rule #150:  If you don’t want a sarcastic answer, don’t ask!  for @ericdlussier 
  • Kraken Rule #151:  The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing the rest of your life.  
  • Kraken Rule #152:  It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be.  
  • Kraken Rule #153:  Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • Kraken Rule #154:  Great things never come from comfort zones.  
  • Kraken Rule #155:  You have but one life to do everything you ever wanted.  Act accordingly! 
  • Kraken Rule #156:  The Secret of Success:  Stop wishing, start doing! 
  • Kraken Rule #157:  To infinity and beyond! ~ Buzz Lightyear 
  • Kraken Rule #158:  Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.  
  • Kraken Rule #159:  Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something! 
  • Kraken Rule #160:  You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf.  
  • Kraken Rule #161:  DEAD LAST is greater than DID NOT FINISH which trumps DID NOT START! 
  • Kraken Rule #162:  Dreams are whispers from your soul! 
  • Kraken Rule #163:  Don’t follow your dreams, chase them! 
  • Kraken Rule #164:  Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. ~MLK 
  • Kraken Rule #165:  We may not have it all together, but together we have it all! 
  • Kraken Rule #166:  The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. 
  • Kraken Rule #167:  Success is getting what you want.  Happiness is wanting what you get.  
  • Kraken Rule #168:  I don’t seek to avoid failure, I seek to achieve success! via @KaitlinSolomon3 
  • Kraken Rule #169:  To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.  
  • Kraken Rule #170:  If you’re not lighting any candles, don’t complain about being in the dark. 
  • Kraken Rule #171:   No Fear.  No Excuses.  No Boundaries. 
  • Kraken Rule #172:  Don’t dream your life, live your dreams.  
  • Kraken Rule #173:  Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes. 
  • Kraken Rule #174:  If you were waiting for a sign, this is it. 
  • Kraken Rule #175:  To succeed, you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes reality. 
  • Kraken Rule #176:  Work like a captain, play like a pirate (or a Kraken)! 
  • Kraken Rule #177:  The first step to success is taken when you refuse to be captive in the environment in which you find yourself. 
  • Kraken Rule #178:  If you don’t vote, don’t complain!   for @rickheiserman
  • Kraken Rule #179:  Dreams don’t work unless you do! 
  • Kraken Rule #180:  The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist. 
  • Kraken Rule #181:  Never look down on someone unless you are helping them up.  
  • Kraken Rule #182:  A persons actions will tell you everything you need to know. 
  • Kraken Rule #183:  Assumptions are termites in relationships of any kind.  Communicate! 
  • Kraken Rule #184:  If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. 
  • Kraken Rule #185:  What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. 🙂 
  • Kraken Rule #186:  Be sure to let your inner child out to play.  
  • Kraken Rule #187:  You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind. 
  • Kraken Rule #188:  Every morning you have two choices:  Continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them. 
  • Kraken Rule #189:  Smile, it confuses people. 
  • Kraken Rule #190:  Be a Fruit Loop in a world full of Cheerios! 
  • Kraken Rule #191:  Surround yourself with people who lift you higher.  For  @portlandcsi & the  ‘s
  • Kraken Rule #192:  The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought. 
  • Kraken Rule #193:  Your efforts today do not excuse you from the other 364 days of the year.  Show love every day!  Happy V-Day! 
  • Kraken Rule #194:  Good friends don’t let you do stupid things . . . alone!  Happy Saturday. 
  • Kraken Rule #195:  You will always regret opportunities missed more than mistakes you have made. 
  • Kraken Rule #196:  Better to die of passion than to die of boredom. 
  • Kraken Rule #197:  The difference between your life this week and next is what you do with the next 7 days.  
  • Kraken Rule #198:  Don’t take life too seriously.  Nobody makes it out alive anyway.  
  • Kraken Rule #199:  Everything happens for a reason so when I smack you upside the head, I had a reason.  For my snarky tweeps! 
  • Kraken Rule #200:  Fear regret more than failure.  
  • Kraken Rule #201:  The things you are passionate about are not random.  They are your calling. 
  • Kraken Rule #202:  Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.~M. Mead ~ Sounds like 
  • Kraken Rule #203:  Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits. 
  • Kraken Rule #204:  The first 40 years of childhood are always the hardest.  
  • Kraken Rule #205:  Obsessed is a word the lazy used to describe dedicated! 
  • Kraken Rule #206:  1st step toward success is taken when you refuse to be captive in the environment in which you find yourself. 
  • Kraken Rule #207:  Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours. 
  • Kraken Rule #208:  Speak your mind because it hurts to bite your tongue. 
  • Kraken Rule #209:  Some days you just have to create your own sunshine. 
  • Kraken Rule #209:  Make sure your worst enemy is not living between your own two ears.  
  • Kraken Rule #210:  The quieter you become, the more you can hear. 
  • Kraken Rule #210:  It’s OK to walk slowly but never walk backward. 
  • Kraken Rule #211:  Leave a little sparkle wherever you go. 
  • Kraken Rule #212:  Success is not about the opportunities you are given, it’s about what you do with them. 
  • Kraken Rule #213:  Don’t be afraid to rock the boat. If someone falls out, they weren’t meant to be in your boat. 
  • Kraken Rule #214:  The inspiration you seek is already within you.  Be silent and listen.  
  • Kraken Rule #215:  Important thing is take that first step. Overcoming one small fear gives you the courage to take on the next. 
  • Kraken Rule #216:  Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory. 
  • Kraken Rule #217:  Knowing what you want is the first step toward getting it.  
  • Kraken Rule #218:  The world is full of incredible people.  If you can’t find one, be one! 
  • Kraken Rule #219:  Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect, mirror what you admire. 
  • Kraken Rule #220:  I don’t care who you are, how you look or where you are from – If you can make me laugh then I like you. 
  • Kraken Rule #221:  The days that you didn’t live out loud are the days that others didn’t see the real you. 
  • Kraken Rule #222:  Just sit back and observe.  You learn more that way. 
  • Kraken Rule #223:  There are 2 primary choices in life:  Accept conditions as they exist or accept responsibility for changing them.
  • Kraken Rule #224:  Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.   especially for @rickheiserman
  • Kraken Rule #225:  Following the rules leaves a completed checklist.  Following your heart leaves a completed you. 
  • Kraken Rule #226:  When everything feels like an uphill struggle just think of the view from the top.  
  • Kraken Rule #227:  Be responsible for the energy you bring. 
  • Kraken Rule #228:  The days you are the most uncomfortable are the days you learn the most about yourself. 
  • Kraken Rule #229:  Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up. 
  • Kraken Rule #230:  The best way to predict the future is to create it. 
  • Kraken Rule #231:  A smile is the shortest distance between two people. 
  • Kraken Rule #232:  Class is great start to learning.  Don’t neglect value of conversations & networking after.   at #CSIAcademies
  • Kraken Rule #233:  If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.   at #CSIAcademies
  • Kraken Rule #234:  Most obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to boldly walk through them. 
  • Kraken Rule #235:  Life is short. If there was a moment to follow your passion & do something that matters, that moment is now. 
  • Kraken Rule #236:  Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life.   Happy April Fools Day!
  • Kraken Rule #237:  You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.  
  • Kraken Rule #238:  Patience is a form of wisdom. It shows that we understand & accept that things must unfold in their own time. 
  • Kraken Rule #239:  Life offers you a thousand chances.  All you have to do is take one.  
  • Kraken Rule #240:  Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive and take their breath away! 
  • Kraken Rule #241:  To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles. 
  • Kraken Rule #242:  When there’s something you really want, FIGHT FOR IT! 
  • Kraken Rule #243:  The best way to predict the future is to invent it. 
  • Kraken Rule #244:   Enjoy life.  It’s delicious! 
  • Kraken Rule #245:  Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. 
  • Kraken Rule #246:  Be the person your dog thinks you are! 
  • Kraken Rule #247:  You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind. 
  • Kraken Rule #248:  Some days you just have to create your own sunshine!   – Happy sunny Sunday!
  • Kraken Rule #249:  You cannot change your destination overnight but you can change your direction overnight. 
  • Kraken Rule #250:  If you truly aim to inspire, you must communicate and speak from the heart. 
  • Kraken Rule #251:  Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. 
  • Kraken Rule #252:  Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people. 
  • Kraken Rule #253:  Allow your passion to become your purpose. 
  • Kraken Rule #254:  Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting. 
  • Kraken Rule #255:  The quietest people have the loudest minds.  Make sure you are paying attention! 
  • Kraken Rule #256:  Be like the flowers, turn your face to the sun! Happy Easter to all my Tweeps. 
  • Kraken Rule #257:  Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams! 
  • Kraken Rule #258:  Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith. 
  • Kraken Rule #259:  You have to be brave with your life so that others can be brave with theirs. 
  • Kraken Rule #260:  Faith – Daring the soul to go beyond what the eye can see. 
  • Kraken Rule #261:  The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said. 
  • Kraken Rule #262:  Don’t wait for the perfect moment.  Take the moment and make it perfect. 
  • Kraken Rule #263:  You are confined only by the walls you build yourself. 
  • Kraken Rule #264:  Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • Kraken Rule #265:  Live in a way that if someone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it! 
  • Kraken Rule #266:  Don’t dance like nobody’s watching. Dance like everybody is watching and show em’ how it’s done! 
  • Kraken Rule #267:  Those who don’t jump will never fly.  
  • Kraken Rule #268:  Set your life on fire.  Seek those who fan your flames. 
  • Kraken Rule #269:  The meaning of life is to find your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away. 
  • Kraken Rule #270:  for @evan_adams – Tough times don’t last.  Tough people do! 
  • Kraken Rule #271:  Every day – Work to be in love with your life, every minute of it.   Every. Single. One. 
  • Kraken Rule #272:  The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. 
  • Kraken Rule #273:  Your day will be happier if you give someone a piece of your heart rather than a piece of your mind! 
  • Kraken Rule #274:  Don’t look back or you will miss what is in front of you! 
  • Kraken Rule #275:  If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space! 🙂 via @GoodmanThad 
  • Kraken Rule #276:  With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. 
  • Kraken Rule #277:  Just for my friend @PaulDGerber 🙂   http://t.co/2sg2uGuzVP
  • Kraken Rule #278:  Live with no regrets.  Love with no limits.  
  • Kraken Rule #279:  In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take. 
  • Kraken Rule #280:  Unconditional love is one of life’s greatest gifts.  Happy Mothers Day! 
  • Kraken Rule #281:  Friends are family you choose. 
  • Kraken Rule #282:  Your fear is 100% dependent upon you for its survival. 
  • Kraken Rule #283:  There are seven days in a week.  Someday isn’t one of them. 
  • Kraken Rule #284:  Nothing compares to a beautiful conversation with a beautiful mind. 
  • Kraken Rule #285:  There’s a reason you meet people. You need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs. 
  • Kraken Rule #286:  You can or you can’t.  Both are true.  It’s up to you! 
  • Kraken Rule #287:  Dreams are whispers from your soul. 
  • Kraken Rule #288:  It is the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee! 
  • Kraken Rule #289:  If you want to know where your heart is, look to where your mind goes when it wanders. 
  • Kraken Rule #290:  To play wrong notes is insignificant.  To play without passion in inexcusable. 
  • Kraken Rule #291:  Live a life that leaves you breathless. 
  • Kraken Rule #292:  Joy.  Don’t leave home without it. 
  • Kraken Rule #293:  Change is the essence of life.  Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become. 
  • Kraken Rule #294:  You are not defeated when you lose, you are defeated when you quit. 
  • Kraken Rule #295:  Just because you’re breathing doesn’t mean you’re alive! 
  • Kraken Rule #296:  Reality is for people who lack imagination! 
  • Kraken Rule #297:  To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. 
  • Kraken Rule #298:  Grace (noun)-The exercise of love, kindness, compassion, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another. 
  • Kraken Rule #299:  If you don’t like the rules then play the game until you are big enough in the game to change the rules! 
  • Kraken Rule #300:  If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. ~Maya Angelou 
  • Kraken Rule #301:  Allow beauty to shatter you regularly! 
  • Kraken Rule #302:  The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge! 
  • Kraken Rule #303:  Be brave.  Fight for what you believe in and make your dreams your reality! 
  • Kraken Rule #304:  Purpose is the reason you journey.  Passion is the fire that lights the way! 
  • Kraken Rule #305:  A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset! 
  • Kraken Rule #306:  Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard! 
  • Kraken Rule #307:  Some live in a dream world & some face reality. Then there are those that turn one into the other. 
  • Kraken Rule #308:  If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, become more – You are leading! 
  • Kraken Rule #309:  Anything that gets your heart racing is probably worth doing. 
  • Kraken Rule #310:  Love always finds a way. 
  • Kraken Rule #311:  Those who live passionately teach us how to love. Those who love passionately teach us how to live. 
  • Kraken Rule #312:  Surround yourself with people who rock your world and blow your mind! 
  • Kraken Rule #313:  Always be yourself unless you can be a unicorn.  Then, always be a unicorn. 
  • Kraken Rule #314:  You get what you give so give good! 
  • Kraken Rule #315:  Dreams come a size too big so we can grow into them. 
  • Kraken Rule #316:  Faith is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see. 
  • Kraken Rule #317:  See the glass as half full and then fill it the rest of the way. 
  • Kraken Rule #318:  The sexiest curve on your body is your smile.  Flaunt it! 
  • Kraken Rule #319:  Allow yourself to be a beginner.  No one starts off being excellent. 
  • Kraken Rule #320:  Words tend to be inadequate.  
  • Kraken Rule #321:  Never let your best friends do stupid things . . . .Alone! 
  • Kraken Rule #322:  Life’s too short. Live it hard. Drink good beer. Treat people well via @hopsnobbery
  • Kraken Rule #323:  Let’s Disrupt Disruption by Disruptive Behavior that distinguishes the true Disruptors frm Rhetorical Impostors 
  • Kraken Rule #324:  Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity. 
  • Kraken Rule #325:  If ever there was a time to follow your passion & do something that matters to you, now is certainly that time. 
  • Kraken Rule #326:  Never underestimate the power of a  !
  • Kraken Rule #327:  Every time you feel yourself pulled into others nonsense, repeat these words “Not my circus, not my monkeys” 
  • Kraken Rule #328:  The most powerfule force on earth is the human soul on fire! 
  • Kraken Rule #329:  If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.   just for you
  • Kraken Rule #330:  People are like Oreos.  The good stuff is on the inside. 
  • Kraken Rule #331:  What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? 
  • Kraken Rule #332:  Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. 
  • Kraken Rule #333:  Dream without fear, live without limits! 
  • Kraken Rule #334:  How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you. 
  • Kraken Rule #335:  You only live once.  FALSE!  You live every day.  You only die once.  
  • Kraken Rule #336:  Be soft.  Do not let the world make you hard.  
  • Kraken Rule #337:  You don’t need magic to make wishes come true!   #Peaches
  • Kraken Rule #338:  Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside. 
  • Kraken Rule #339:  It only takes one person and one act of kindness to inspire others and create change.  Be that one person! 
  • Kraken Rule #340:  The eyes are the window to the soul.  Take the time to look in someone’s sometime! 
  • Kraken Rule #341:  Maybe it’s not about the happy ending.  Maybe it’s about the story.  
  • Kraken Rule #342:  Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits! 
  • Kraken Rule #343:  Speak up because the day you don’t speak up for what matters is the day your freedom truly ends. Happy 4th! 
  • Kraken Rule #344:  Set your life on fire.  Seek those who fan your flames. 
  • Kraken Rule #345:  The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination. ~ Maya Angelou  
  • Kraken Rule #346:  The life you live is the lesson you teach. 
  • Kraken Rule #347:  The single biggest problem in communication is the assumption that it has taken place. 
  • Kraken Rule #348:  Purpose is the reason you journey.  Passion is the fire that lights the way. 
  • Kraken Rule #349:  Dare to exhaust yourself with all of the opportunities that this day offers.  
  • Kraken Rule #350:  If life was easy, you wouldn’t appreciate it! via @rickheiserman – 
  • Kraken Rule #351:  I dare you, while there is still time, to have a MAGNIFICENT obesession! 
  • Kraken Rule #352:  The most important muse of all is our own inner child. 
  • Kraken Rule #352:  If you don’t like a rule, follow it, reach the top and then change it.  
  • Kraken Rule #353:  Passion is energy.  Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. 
  • Kraken Rule #354:  Small daily improvements are the key to staggering long-term results.  
  • Kraken Rule #355:  Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.  
  • Kraken Rule #356:  As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. N. Mandela 
  • Kraken Rule #357:  Make your own rules. 
  • Kraken Rule #358:  Stop thinking too much.  It’s alright not to have all the answers. 
  • Kraken Rule #359:  A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected. Remember to show your gratitude!  
  • Kraken Rule #360:  Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive & do it. The world needs more who have come alive 
  • Kraken Rule #361:  At any given moment you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end.  
  • Kraken Rule #362:  If you are going to make a complete goof of yourself, have fun doing it. 
  • Kraken Rule #363:  To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. 
  • Kraken Rule #364:  Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life. 
  • Final Kraken Rule #365:  Keep your circle positive. Say good words, think good thoughts, do good deeds! 
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