Posts Tagged ‘motivational cartoons’

Cartoon – The World Is A Great Mirror!

August 19, 2009


Cartoon to illustrate – No FREE lunches!

June 5, 2009

“There ain’t no free lunches in this country. And don’t go spending your whole life commiserating that you got the raw deals. You’ve got to say, ‘I think that if I keep working at this and want it bad enough I can have it.’ It’s called perseverance.”

Lee Iacocca
Businessman and Former CEO of Chrysler

Perseverence - I want it bad enough!

Perseverance. - I want it bad enough!

Here’s a few of my other favourite motivational and inspirational quotes…

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t. – Henry Ward Beecher

Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs.  Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger.  If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.   – Dale Carnegie

When the world says, “Give up,”
Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”
~Author Unknown

Looking forward to hearing your comments! Richard

“11 Reasons Why You Will Never Succeed” By Gary Vurnum PART-3

May 14, 2009

REASON # 3 – You’d rather watch television that work
on your personal development.

Once you have used time, you cannot get it back. Isn’t it
more important to use it for your development than for
watching the TV?

One of my top 3 all-time quotes comes from my mentor –
Jim Rohn. He says:

“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money,
but you cannot get more time”

I used to spend all weekend reading the thick broadsheet
newspapers – it used to take that long! I realised that I
was wasting days, even weeks, every year reading about
things that had already happened!

What good will that do for my future?

So now…I’m more selective in what I do…and what I read.
I get as much information from quickly glancing through a
newspaper as I did from reading it from cover to cover. I
only watch the TV programmes I really want to watch…and
not just anything that happens to be on.

Use your time wisely.

Did you know that if you got into the office one hour
earlier every working day…you would be producing almost
7 WORKING WEEKS more work in a 48-week year! (See I even
gave you time off for your vacation.)

I got up an extra hour earlier every day so that I could
spend quality time writing my eBook – “The Science of Success”

Once I had got used to it…I didn’t really notice any

Imagine the impact 2 hours less TV every night could have
on your life and your future. Makes you think, doesn’t it?

Read more of Gary’s work at….

“11 Reasons Why You Will Never Succeed” By Gary Vurnum PART-2

May 13, 2009

REASON # 2 – You can never imagine yourself as a success.

Successful people always have a vision of where they want to
be in the future.

Can you imagine yourself living the life of luxury in Monte
Carlo or on a yacht in the Caribbean?

Didn’t think you could.

Most people (apart from the successful ones) have a vision
of under-achievement. They never believe that they could
possibly be millionaires, or live a life like a famous role

I call this “Oh Well” thinking. You always hear yourself say
“Oh Well…it will never happen for me” or “Oh Well…she’s
luckier than me anyway”.

Think like a winner…and you will become a winner.

Look at the example of one of the greatest boxers of all
time – Muhammad Ali. You probably remember his catchphrase.
The thing was…he even said it when he was starting out and
was plain old Cassius Clay…

“I Am The Greatest”

You can read more of Gary’s work here…

Devoted to drawing motivational cartoons!

February 25, 2009

“People think I’m disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference.”

Luciano Pavarotti
1935-2007, Opera Singer

I'm devoted to drawing cartoons!

I'm devoted to drawing cartoons!

I’m totally devoted to drawing cartoons, I can’t think of anything else I could do all day long. I love drawing full stop! I’m blessed to be able to call this work – I’m so grateful! (And I do get up at 5:45 everyday!)

Commissioning Motivational Cartoons!

February 20, 2009

Why keep a dog and bark yourself?  Consider getting your “bark” from cartoon motivators. I’ve been drawing cartoons for two and a half decades – more if you include time spent in school and scribbling on desks and walls! God, am I ever glad I never got caught.

With all this experience behind my work, I could motivate a lion to go vegan!

Vegetarian Lion cartoon

Vegetarian Lion cartoon

And don’t worry about my schedule; I’m lightning fast with writing wit, and creating illustrations that will inspire on the spot.

You also don’t have to be concerned that maybe my style and taste might not mesh with yours. I can mould myself to anything you like, and present you with cartoons that are appropriate for viewing by all ages.

Hey, when it comes to cartooning, I am the Chameleon of Cartoons!

It’s said that the pen is mightier than the sword. Well, with your ideas, and my mighty pen–together we can motivate your world to do anything you want!

So, you ready to get started? All you have to do is send me your plan, a short note will do, and I will mould it, shape it, and create just the right cartoon for you. And, don’t worry if my first effort doesn’t meet with your total approval; I’m always open to revisions. I’ll change the cartoons as many times as you want, until it’s perfect, until it’s exactly what you want.

So, question: How do you Commission Cartoons?

Our first contact is best done via an e mail. Just tell me what your requirements and ideas for your piece are:
Do you need a part of a speech to be in cartoon form? In that case, send me the lines you have in mind, and a short description of what it should look like.

Are you looking for a motivational greeting card or postcard? Write it down or send me a few scratches on paper, even stick figures are fine. Believe me, with my talent and experience, I can take those few random lines of yours and create a masterful cartoon image.

When do you need them?  Give me the date and I will do my best not to be late!

If you have some ideas, some perfect dream of what your motivational drawing should be, just send them along. I’ll look over your ideas and get back to you ASAP with a quote for the work.

End of shameless plug!

Characteristics of a successful footballer – cartoon!

January 30, 2009
Characteristics of a Successful Footballer

Characteristics of a Successful Footballer

A recent client ask for some motivational football/soccer cartoons, above is a half finished cartoon I came across while looking for something in my archives for ‘success characteristics’.

I'm a GENIUS - ball control.

I'm a GENIUS - ball control.

You can see this other motivational football/soccer cartoons at the following URL….

Cartoon – Do It Now!

January 28, 2009

Here’s another piece from the 100 Day Challenge I did last year…

Embrace a Do It Now Philosophy!
The people who make things happen in this world value and share a similar sense of urgency. It’s my great desire to ignite a flame under your behind today…

Sometimes you need a rocket up your ass!

Sometimes you need a rocket up your ass! that compels you to step up, to raise the bar, and astound yourself.
You must keep in mind that throughout this 100 Day Challenge, no matter how intelligent or capable you may be, if you don’t have a sense of urgency. Now is the time to start developing it.
Creating a do it now attitude helps you to replace question marks with exclamation marks!
* The unwritten letter? Write it today!
* The old friend you’ve been meaning to reconnect with? Get connected today!
* The apology that is long overdue? Apologize today!
* The book you’ve talked about writing? Start writing today!
* The visit you’ve been intending to make? Make it today!
* The business you were going to start someday? Get started today!
* The race you were going to run? Start running today!
* The daily exercise you were going to do? Start exercising today!
* The language you were going to learn? Start learning today!
* The musical instrument you’ve always wanted to play? Start playing today!
* The resolution to give back to the community? Begin giving back today!
* The person with whom you’ve been meaning to share your faith? Share it today!
* The time you’ve promised to spend with your children? Spend it with them today!
* The broken relationship you’ve wanted to restore? Work at it today!
* The decision to confront your fears and dump all of those excuses? Do it today!

Face The Music and WIN!

July 14, 2008

While looking for some cartoons on my hard drive about ‘Fear’ I came across one I did for a book titled Face The Music and Win which I illustrated for Tracy Plaice. I’d forgotten about this project (It’s an age thing – so they keep telling me, but I’m not listening!)

Here’s an extract and cartoon from the first chapter…

My favourite time to play was when I had the house completely to myself as that was the only time that I felt completely at ease and didn’t make any mistakes. The piano was like my best friend; I shared with it all my emotions and in return it taught me that I could achieve things that seemed impossible at first glance. I still recall how difficult it was to play with both hands together, but with them doing completely different things.

Playing for other people, especially at piano exams was a real drama. I even found it a bit of a challenge in front of my piano teacher. At home I could play perfectly when no one could hear me, but in front of anyone else, especially an examiner, I would invariably make a mess, freeze, or lose my place in the music – all three sometimes. It didn’t get any easier, no matter how hard I tried.
There were times at home when I would practise on the piano and Dad would sit, pretending to read the newspaper. I knew he was really listening to me play. He knew that was the only thing he could do if he wanted any chance of hearing me play. It’s not that I was being selfish by not wanting to perform for people, I just couldn’t do it.
I wasn’t a shy child in other areas of my life. In fact I would quite often find myself in trouble for opening my mouth before my mind had considered the consequences, especially around my teachers and my father. I was made to sit alone at school on several occasions because I wanted to talk rather than read books.
I think the reason why I was so fearful when it came to playing the piano for others, was because it was so important to me. I would practise every day after school. I had really high expectations, both of myself and of what I thought other people would expect of me, given all the practice that I did. Also, and perhaps more importantly, I didn’t really appreciate that I was any good at it. I would always compare myself unfavourably to Mrs Hind’s other pupil, Alan.

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Here’s a few quotes about FEAR….

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. Dorothy Thompson

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” Sven Goran Eriksson

No.1 Way to Deal with Nerves in Golf!

July 10, 2008

I’ve just started learning to play golf and the first time on the first tee caused a few nerves. So when I got back home I did a search on Google – one thing lead to another and I ended up at

Then I came across my solution…

If you’ve golfed competitively you’ve no doubt felt nerves affect your game. When I say competitively I don’t just mean competing on a professional or mini-tour. If you have a $5 bet with a colleague or friend it’s still competitive! Whether you’re a 27 handicap or scratch you are likely to feel at least some nerves during your round.

The Nervous Golfer cartoon

The Nervous Golfer cartoon

For many people it doesn’t even have to involve competiton at all. Just stepping to the first tee can cause a serious case of nerves. Maybe it’s when you must make a put to tie a hole or to win on the 18th green. If you’re standing on the 17th hole in a match and you’re 1 down then you have to deliver. Period. If you can’t channel your nerves you had better hope that swing you’ve been grooving for the past 6 months holds up now!

Regardless of skill level and/or on course scenario there will be times when you’ll require some way to calm your nerves so they don’t adversely affect your stroke/swing.

Have you made any conscious attempts to reduce your experience of nerves in your game? What did you try? What have been your results? Did they work and if so was it immediate? Or did you, like most every golfer alive, simply fill your head full of self talk saying things like, “ok, calm down. Just breathe…there’s nothing to be nervous about…hey, maybe he’ll miss his putt….yeah…miss-miss-miss!…”

Does this sound familiar?! Have you noticed that this doesn’t really do all that much to reduce your nervousness? Unless of course your playing partner does miss the putt!

Seriously though, you must have a means of noticing the onset of nerves and a method for not only calming them but using them to your advantage. How does that sound?

While I can’t go into detail on how to transform nerves into actually playing your best golf under pressure I will provide a few excellent methods you can use right away. They will improve your performance.

Breath is a very powerful state enhancer. What I mean is that your breathing provides deep physiological links to your internal states. So when you’re nervous the last thing you want to do is take short, shallow breaths. Quick breaths actually instruct the brain to respond in a “fight or flight” manner. The brain is hardwired to respond to fast breathing by being on the lookout for an emergency. Not the most effective place from which to make a smooth putting stroke on that 10 footer for par now is it?!

Tip #1

1) While waiting for your turn to hit stand aside and follow this breathing pattern:

Inhale – 4 counts

Hold – 5 counts

Exhale – 6 counts

Deep Breathing golfer to calm your nerves!

Deep Breathing to calm your nerves!

Long, deep, slow breaths. This process interupts the breath influenced aspect of your state and directly instructs the brain to become still. Another adverse affect of nerves is a noticeable loss of feel in your hands. Sometimes you may even wonder if you’re even holding the club!

Tip #2

2) Simply hold a golf ball in your hands. Now squeeze it gently and hold for a few seconds. Then release. Then squeeze once again but this time do so very firmly and hold for a couple seconds then release. Roll the ball around in your hand and make a note of how the dimples feel.

Repeat this sequence 2 or 3 times and you will immediately increase the feel in your hands. Nervousness and shallow breathing directs extra blood to the brain, diverting it from your extremities. By doing applying this simple technique blood will flow back into your hands and improve your feel.

These 2 exercises work quickly. Self talk alone can’t compete with the psycho-physiological intensity of nervousness.

What if there was a way to transform nervousness into a calm, inner confidence? To actually have the onset of nerves “trigger” an inner calm. How powerful would that be in improving your performance? I can show you how to achieve this.

Wade Pearse is a Peak Performance Coach who spent 7 years applying the most advanced mental game strategies in golf with his clients and in his own game with phenomenal results. Visit his website. It’s 100% focused on developing the inner game of golf.

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