A Bite of the Apple: Out of the Box Thinking

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Steve Jobs gave us a new meaning to our lives. In a word…

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Reflecting on his life, leadership, role modeling, and innovation, Steve has left not only a legacy but a call to action.

Each of us has the apple seed within us. It is up to us to find it, nurture it, seek light and share it’s growth and fruits.

Sounds so simple.

We are reminded when people pass away, of how much time we waste and how, we ourselves, might be the next person who’s light is distinguished in this world. Our wake up call is to use these moments to find within ourselves what it is that we are to share with the world… our legacy.

What is it that you are creating?

Most people do not listen to the voice within. We hear of not dying “with the music still left in us”. When we hear the music, do we dance? De we listen?


Consider the parts of an apple:

  • Stem –  how we are nourished and how we are attached to our lifeline
  • Skin –  what keeps us healthy and distinguishes ourselves from others
  • Pulp –  our constitution,  our structure
  • Core –  our uniqueness, values, beliefs, gifts, talents, and who we are
  • Seed –  what we are capable of being and developing


Each in itself does not make an apple. Each of the parts make the whole. Thus, our whole being is used to create.


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
~ Steve Jobs




Don’t settle, keep looking“, Steve Jobs tells us when looking for our passion. Let’s use this to create our unfolding, to move forward until you have found what it is you were looking for.


“When it is right, you will know it”.


Start sowing your apple seeds, and create your passion. Soon you will see the pay off. When you follow your inner voice and make the Leap of Faith necessary, you will see the meaning of your life come alive.


Thank you Steve.


Donna Marie Laino, RN

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