Survive or Thrive? Phase 1

T H A N K Y O U for kicking this project into reality, you are making dreams come true!

The overall goal is to provide the world with real life human examples of Thrivers. A long time ago I watched a movie called “The working girl”. I know that it was that movie and the music in the movie that inspired me to live in NYC one day, how else would a young girl on a farm in the middle of Zululand know about Wall Street?

It became clear whilst doing years and years of research that access for me to real life success stories was limited. Access to victims and any aspects of how terrible things can be, that was easy. I want to create something that focuses on the good aspects of life regardless of experience, education or even culture. My hope is that this documentary provides many many people with real examples that help them make the decisions they need in order to Thrive.

This was the first step in creating a lift off for Survive or Thrive. Technically I had NO idea, at all, what goes into making a film, nor creatively for that matter. I’ve surprised myself, again, my respect for Hollywood increased ten fold.

A shout out Thank you to Koelle, Nathan, Mary, Carrie and Lora. There is no way this would be posted without your help either.

Click here to view Survive or Thrive on YouTube: Survive or Thrive? 1.11min (if anyone can help me make the clip small enough to be viewed instead of a link please please email me!)

Next step: complete the 10min clip, send to Advocacy centers and Schools

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NOTE: I thought it was really amazing to come across this speech by Jeff Bezos (Amazon founder) on “Gifts and Chooses” today. Delivered to the Class of 2010 on May 30th at Princeton University. Some of the points that inspired me were:

– the wise words of his grandfather “Jeff, one day you will understand that it’s harder to be kind than clever”.
– “all the curious from the ages would have wanted to be alive most of all right now”
– “Tomorrow, in a very real sense, your life — the life you author from scratch on your own — begins.”

He goes on to ask some pretty important questions, it’s not long and a great read, I highly recommend it. Jeff Bazos Princeton Speech May 30, 2010

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