Why I Made “Say Something Wonderful Surprise!”

I recently made this film to help cope with my anger management issue:

Last weekend I visited my family in San Diego to hang out with my 15 and 17 year old brothers. The youngest one is into film while the other is into music. I’m fortunate to have creative family members because that (this) weekend I wanted to film something for my YouTube channel.

I haven’t posted anything for about a week. But I didn’t want to film just anything, I wanted it to be good.

The first concept I had was to start off being sad and then actually crying. The background would change as my face would tear up while looking miserably downcast. This is how I actually felt at the time (I’m a negative person). Then, the camera would shift and a smile would begin to creep up on my face as I looked up to see… the Disnelyand sign!

The next sequence of shots would be of me having a ton of fun on Disneyland rides. I was going to call it: “The Happiest Place on Earth.” However, we didn’t film it because we realized that Disneyland is very expensive, almost three hour drive away, and their was something missing in the overall concept. I swayed back and forth until I made the decision that we needed to push the idea for a later date.

This got me into a very depressed mood.
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How To Get Into UC Berkeley

Note: you can always skip the intro if you need help writing your UC Personal Statement. Advice & My Contact is near the bottom. 

For how small this website’s community is – I’m always surprised when someone emails me (jonathan.gaurano [at] gmail.com) asking me to write an article. I appreciate it and like when you all do this because it helps me write something on this blog. Yes, I’m writing for you.

This person asked if I could write about I got into college.

Here it goes!

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Making & Connecting with Friends

A week ago a reader emailed me asking me to write a post:

I think it would be cool to hear more advice on making friends. I know you have a post on networking though. I love hearing about networking advice though lol. Personally though, I struggle with connecting with people and making friends, and you seem like someone who knows a lot about that.

I think this reader gives me a little too much credit in this department. I’ve been thinking about this subject and I’ve realized the one thing this reader has to understand is that making and connecting with friends are two very different concepts. I believe making friend is one of the easiest things one can do in life, it requires little or no effort. Connecting with a friend is harder because it requires more time and trust with both parties involved. However, the main thing to keep in mind is that for both things to happen you cannot go in trying to be friends with anybody: you need to let it happen naturally.

As you can see there are three concepts we’re going to analyze and go through. Let’s begin.

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When Something Punishes You. Push Through?

Here’s the story.

I left for New York on Wednesday, July 9th 2014. I was there with my startup buddies for a business event where we had a big part in the convention that was being held there. Sadly, the convention got cancelled last minute. So here I was, spending $500 for a flight to New York, traveling to the destination with no real goal in mind. The only logical thing to do was i) Vlog ii) Write for this blog & Thought Catalog and iii) have fun times with my New York Friends.

Long story short these are the events that took place. I’m writing this fast because I’m currently sitting in an airport lobby waiting for my next flight.
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The Power of Consistency

Consistency, regardless if it’s working out – to brushing your teeth, is a very important trait to have if you want to be successful in anything. For the sake of this article and for the sake of my own brand, I’m going to talk about consistency in relation to the examples of this website, my articles on other sites, and my YouTube channel.

Let’s start with articles on other sites.
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