Be Magnificent – by Gary Smolker

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Being Fun


Empower Yourself to Be Magnificent


POWER is having fear and taking action in spite of it.

COURAGE is taking action to make a contribution in spite of being afraid.

Everyone is afraid.

Show UP

Show up for yourself in your own life.

Don’t be a doormat.

You can bring life into other people’s lives.

You are the catalyst for change in the world that surrounds you.

Empower people to make happen what ever they care about the most within reason.

If people around you are not having a great life it is literally impossible for you to have a great life.

Pursue Success from Your Own Passion

Pursue success from your own passion not from external pressures.

Below is a sign that was in the entry to a warehouse in Canoga Park, California where a laser-light show rave dance was put on by my friend King of the Dance Hall Dash Senter, which I attended in October 2016.


Be Present

Everyone present had a great time at that dance which lasted from 7:00 p.m. on a Saturday night until 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning, the next morning.

Photos below are some of the photos I took when I paused for a moment on the dance floor.



Get Off On Authenticity

If you have any resentments kill them.

Your resentment is a jail cell.  Get out of your self-created jail cell/prison.

Instead move on with your life …. be brilliantly present to what empowers you.

If you don’t let go of your complaints you will live a lifetime of unhappiness, misery and bitterness.  You will lose self-esteem, you will lose your ability to trust, you will become untrustworthy, you will lose your ability to connect and you will lose your peace of mind.

You are the generator of who you are and what you have.

Go For It

Don’t live a settled life.

Raise the bar.

Play “full-out.”

Encourage other people to achieve greatness; spend your time always making positive supportive contributions to other people’s lives.


If you don’t play “full-out” you will never find fulfillment.

Focus on the Good


Its Only Seems Impossible Until Its Done





Bringing Peace to the World

Let’s all get together and bring peace to the world.









Don’t kill off aliveness.

They say a good friend will visit you when you are in jail.

A really good friend will help you hide the body.

Be in good humor.

Have a sense of humor.

You are a catalyst for change in the world which surrounds you.

There is a train of love beginning right here.

Jump on.

Gary S. Smolker, gadfly at large

Copyright © 2017 Gary S. Smolker, All Rights Reserved

Gary S. Smolker, Publisher, book reviewer, movie reviewer, social commentator
The Gary S. Smolker Idea Exchange Blog

Gary Smolker, Fashion Blogger
Dude's Guide to Women's Shoes

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About Gary S. Smolker

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: No enterprise can exist for itself alone. Every successful enterprise ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others. Otherwise, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist. Imagination, open mindedness and flexibility are the most important factors in unlocking potential. Those who embrace innovation, improvisation, continuous learning, time management, are action oriented, high energy, passionate, creative, purposeful and intense individuals are best equipped to succeed. We all have ideas and the ability to make progress by sharing information and our ideas and also by changing our ideas when appropriate. We should always be on the lookout for teaching and mentoring moments. We hold time like water in our hands; however tightly we clench our fingers, it drips away. But, if it falls on a seed, a seed may grow to become something that will have a positive social impact. PERSONAL INTERESTS: I have a passion to learn, to innovate, to lead, to mentor and to teach. I seek to write things worth reading and want to do things worth writing about. I enjoy (a) driving a fast car, (b) having intense conversations (c) teaching/mentoring, (d) reading and (e) being involved in productive activity. PERSONAL: I believe in cultivating and backing passionate people, innovation, and old fashioned good ideas. I love making human connections and spreading good ideas. I am strongly motivated to achieve in situations in which independence of thought and action are called for. PERSONAL GOALS: I want to live life vibrantly, to be as sharp as a tack until my last breath and to change the world by being me. My personal goal is to be fully engaged in life, to lead by example, to set high standards and to continue to amass firsthand experience and knowledge in all that interests me. PERSONALITY: I love fun and mischief. I relish absurdity. I have an irreverent, facetious and satiric disposition. I dread boredom. I have spent a lifetime reading. I have no bias against people who have lived successful and/or complicated lives. I write to release tension, to get things off my chest. SOCIAL MEDIA: I post articles on the "Gary S. Smolker Idea Exchange" blog at, and "Dude's Guide to Women's Shoes" at I also post images and comments on Instagram @garyspassion. CONTACT INFORMATION: Gary Smolker, Smolker Law Firm, 16055 Ventura Blvd., Ste 525, Encino, California, 91436-2609, USA. Phone 1-818-788-7290, e-mail

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