The late Steve Jobs inspires many people.
Here is a brief history on Steve Jobs:
Jobs is most well known for creating Apple Computers, Inc. in 1976.
Jobs got John Sculley (former CEO at Pepsi) to come work for Apple by asking him:
“Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?”
And then Sculley fired Jobs in 1985 from the company and brand that Jobs created.
Jobs was resilient. He continued to follow his passion. He did what he loved to do.
Jobs went on to work for Pixar digital animation in 1986. Pixar released the first full length digital movie, Toy Story, in 1995. Pixar was eventually bought by Disney in 2006.
Here is a turn of events:
Apple lost relevance.
Apple brought Jobs back in 1997.
Jobs re-launched the Apple brand in the late 90s with the “think different” campaign.
This campaign featured images of various inspirational people, including: Thomas Edison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Amelia Earhart, Paul McCartney, Mahatama Gandhi, Pablo Picasso, and several others (with their permission or family’s permissin).
These are the people who inspire us to make a bigger impact.
Jobs “think different” campaign brought Apple back to relevance quickly.
Jobs made an impact and Apple was the brand for everyday people who want to do great things.
Here is a video that included an inspirational quote by: Jack Kerouac that was created by Apple in 1997:
You can watch the video here:
Jack Kerouac’s quote:
Here’s to the crazy ones.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as the crazy ones,
We see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world,
Are the ones who do.
by: Jack Kerouac “On The Road”
The Innovation at Rec Therapy Today
Rec Therapy Today (RTT) (founded in 2007 as dannypettry.com) is famously known for offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Recreational therapists much like Apple is famous for computers for everyday people.
CEUs are provided at Rec Therapy Today, but our bigger mission to change the world.
The truth is all of us will die one day like the late Steve Jobs.
We have time between birth and death to make a difference.
Steve Jobs did what he loved to do with his time on Earth. He followed his passion.
Danny Pettry at Rec Therapy Today follows his passions, including: reading, learning, teaching, educating, helping, healing, self-improvement, personal and professional growth and development, loving. and of course, all things Recreational Therapy.
The big question for you: What are you going to do with your life?
Are you following your passion and your true north?
Are you going to work at your job or are you going to make a difference in the world through your services?
Rec Therapy Today is guided by two questions.
Imagine being asked these two questions at the end of your life:
- What did you learn in life?
- How did you express love to others?
How would you answer these questions?
Our mission is simple: loving to learn and learning to love more.
Rec Therapy Today offers continuing education programs so people can learn useful information in order to provide a greater level of compassionate care for the people who they provide services for.