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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

[VIDEO] Apple Visionary Steve Jobs Dies at 56

Normally I would allow the passing of a public figure to blow over without much fanfare. However the untimely death of Apple/ Pixar visionary-genius-long-time-CEO Steve Jobs absolutely hit home for me.

Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am anything but an Apple "fan boy,"  more likely to make fun of you for spending all your hard-earned money on overpriced Apple gadgetry.

None the less, I respect the man's hustle. He was indeed a genius. And not only a tech genius, but a marketing genius with a deep, other-worldly understanding of what motivates humanity.

He contributed to this world in 56 years what most could not do in 56 decades. He changed the face of the earth, served his purpose and was called home. He had a good run.

All the money and technological advancement in the world could not alter his destiny. But no one will question whether or not he lived life to the fullest, lived with conviction and intention, or whether his life was meaningful.

In a 2005 commencement address at Stanford University Steve said, "There's no greater motivation to live life with purpose than death."  ..or something like that.

The death of Jobs serves as a wake-up call for me. How will I live my life with intention and push through this tough time with a thirst to fulfill my life's work before my inevitable demise. How will you? 

The only barrier to who you want to be is who you are destined to be.


Kelliann McDonald is an author, a marketing and public relations strategist and a community advocate. A recognized #BrandMotivator™, McDonald works to generate results that attain and surpass brand and organizational objectives. For more from McDonald, Follow her on Twitter @KelliannMc, Like her on or Follow her on Instagram @kMcDiva for #CasualKel photos.
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