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Luck Is But…Stanford Winning the Orange Bowl! January 4, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — moramaloy @ 7:11 am

Literally, Andrew Luck led Stanford to a 40-12 victory over Virginia Tech to win its first BCS Bowl! Fear the Tree, Birdheads!

Article from the WSJ: MIAMI — Andrew Luck threw for 287 yards and four touchdowns, leading fifth-ranked Stanford past No. 12 Virginia Tech 40-12 in the Orange Bowl on Monday nightmore

Now the questions remain: will Luck stay for another year at Stanford? will Harbaugh?
remember: high hopes, low expectations


Luck Is But…A New Year’s Eve that Exceeded Expectations! January 3, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — moramaloy @ 2:33 pm

How? We set them low! New Year’s Resolution: have high hopes and low expectations. It’s a lot harder than you think, because it’s easy to confuse the two and get disappointed. Just take it one day at a time…at least that’s what I heard from a girl on Hoda this morning who went from 253 lbs to 131 lbs in 1.5 years! Definitely inspiring and proof that taking it “one day at a time” works! Cheers and Happy New Year!


Luck Is But…Finding Happiness December 30, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — moramaloy @ 11:03 am

I picked up this read at good ‘ole Target.  Hector travels the world trying to find out what makes people happy.

Along the way, he learns a few lessons that I would like to share with you:

lesson 1: making comparisons can spoil your happiness

lesson 3: many people see happiness only in their future

lesson 5: sometimes happiness is not knowing the whole story

lesson 10: happiness is doing a job you love

I really like lesson 10 – why? because I truly believe that when you…

follow your passion, money will follow (if money is what is important to you)

follow your passion, love will follow (if love is what is important to you)

follow your passion, luck will follow (if luck is what is important to you)

follow your passion, the purpose of life will follow (if the purpose of life is important to you)

follow your passion, happiness will follow


Luck is But…Little Moments of Win! May 18, 2010

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the mental image of this makes me LOL

moramaloy’s little moment of win:
I booked a flight on Orbitz today. When I clicked  Complete Booking, a message popped up on the next page that said, “The original price of your booking $262 is no longer available. The available price is $252.” IMMD.

what made your day today?


Luck is But…Having Creative Confidence! May 14, 2010

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what is creative confidence? according to Bob Sutton “…that confidence means that even when people aren’t sure what methods to use, they have the energy and will to keep pushing forward, to be undaunted when ideas don’t work, to keep trying new ideas, and — as happens — even when the deadline for the project comes and they do not have a decent solution, to believe that if they just had another few days, they would have come up with a great solution”
click here to read more

The Design School at Stanford (i.e. the strives to teach this type of confidence.

I’ve always wondered why creativity never stood alone in a course catalog.
“Creative Writing” exists in the English department, so why doesn’t:
“Creative Business” exists
“Creative Development” exist
“Creative Engineering” exist
“Creative Biology” exist
so on and so forth,

I think that our educational system is changing,
and I look forward to developing a Creativity department at a University near you!

Would you take my class?


Luck is But…Snow in May! May 12, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — moramaloy @ 3:30 pm

OK OK, so not this much snow fell on Sunday, May 11th in Buffalo, NY.

But, I did witness a few flakes twirling around in the 65 mph winds.

I was in town for my cousin’s wedding, and what a great wedding it was!

So, if rain on your wedding day means good luck, what does snow on the day after mean?

I’m going with good fortune!


Luck is But…An Excuse to Skip the Gym and Hit the Couch April 20, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — moramaloy @ 5:12 pm

Being sick isn’t all that bad.

It gets you out of doing things that you really don’t want to do.
And, it allows you to do things that you would typically feel guilty doing.

So, next time you are sick, embrace it and indulge!