TEDx Talk: Reaching your personal escape velocity

We must make a fundamental change to how we view ourselves—not as the product of our past, but for the potential of our future. Watch Rusty Lindquist use his personal story to introduce a foundational aspect of Escape Velocity at TEDx.

Control vs Influence

If you’re talking about the life or lives of others, control is an illusion; influence is what matters.

Seashells and opportunities

Opportunities don’t sit and wait very long. Often, you’ll no sooner spot one worth pursuing than it’s washed away. You have to act fast. You have to be prepared to move, and move quickly.

Sacrifice is hard

sacrifices are in no way independently substantial, but in accumulation begin to carry some weight, and there’ve already been tears shed.

To teach or not to teach

You never know when the lives of those who hear you will be divinely aligned in just the right way to prepare them for what you have to say.

Our children cannot breathe

We’re surrounded by pollutants to our mind and our emotions as much as to our health. Each of these makes it difficult for us to breathe the sweet fresh air of life. They cloud our judgment, fog our vision, and threaten our well-being.

It is what you make of it

One of the greatest gifts we’ve been given in life is the ability to create. Each of us has been given our own set of blocks. What will you do with your blocks?