Pressure is how diamonds are formed! (thank you Maggie T Phan)

The awesome Maggie T Phan who inspired this article. Love her work!

The awesome Maggie T Phan who inspired this article. Love her work!

It’s Sunday afternoon and as I continue to enjoy a wonderful day with my lovely family, I was on Facebook watching the awesome Maggie Phan and her many videos come out.

She is actually on a trip in the United States right now going to seminars, meeting people, expanding her knowledge and as I commonly say ‘Busy Winning’.

If you are friends with her on Facebook you will notice quickly that her videos are exceptional. They are interesting, compelling, give some kind of idea / business value with some being just purely funny and worthy of entertainment.

Also too if you know Maggie, she is incredibly fast and sharp witted. I am pretty fast myself with come backs, trolling and the like; but Maggie is totally in the zone and probably one of the few people in town I would bow down in honour too on this one.

This was our discussion on her Facebook Feed I had to share with you:

  • Edward Zia · Hello! Love your videos, you get so many likes, views and you have officially conquered Facebook 🙂 You rock and keep that pressure on!
  • Maggie T Phan · Edward Zia pressure makes diamonds ???? ????????????????????
  • Edward Zia · I like that! Didn’t even think of that. Yes, pressure makes Diamonds. A blog dedicated to you is coming out on that one.

Now I used to be an Industrial Chemist a long time ago and in light of this conversation, I did a bit of research on the internet – with this straight from Google:

  • Most natural diamonds are formed at high temperature and pressure at depths of 140 to 190 kilometers (87 to 118 mi) in the Earth’s mantle. Carbon-containing minerals provide the carbon source, and the growth occurs over periods from 1 billion to 3.3 billion years (25% to 75% of the age of the Earth).

So in other words, diamonds are formed from common carbon containing minerals (of little value), but the time, heat and pressure turns them into a rare tradable commodity.

My advice and thinking?

Taking the metaphor to us, Pressure, Heat, Punishment, Pain and all that is WONDERFUL! You can say it turns our ‘not so valuable selves’ into a hot high value asset.

I like the sound of that for sure! Something to think about.

Love your work, thanks for the read and in the zone Maggie Phan!