Turn words into work

When he was in second grade, Harry Truman came down with a rare bacterial infection that paralyzed his arms and legs. The boy who could hardly stand to be indoors was suddenly and helplessly bedridden. “That’s when he started reading,” Truman’s sister recalled. “He couldn’t do anything else.” He read so much that when, miraculouslyContinue reading “Turn words into work”

If you find yourself in a hole, STOP DIGGING!

What’s our natural tendency when things go wrong? What happens when someone says something we don’t like? What happens when we’re looking for something but can’t find it? We obsess over mistakes, seethe and complain to anyone who’s willing to listen to how hurt we are, or turn the place complete upside down because weContinue reading “If you find yourself in a hole, STOP DIGGING!”

The psychology of suffering…

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,” Henry David Thoreau wrote in contemplating what it really means to be awake, adding: “Only one in a million is awake enough for effective intellectual exertion, only one in a hundred million to a poetic or divine life.” That’s what legendary philosopher and founding father of modern psychology William James (JanuaryContinue reading “The psychology of suffering…”

Don’t stop trying in trying times

The late and beloved rabbi of famed Temple of Shalom in Chicago, Louis Binstock said that often it is not the wrong start but the wrong stop that makes the difference between success and failure. To quit while we’re ahead would be silly; to quit when we’re behind is even sillier. It requires will toContinue reading “Don’t stop trying in trying times”

Caught my eye this week…

Every creation starts with a lump of useless clay. The potter leaves a part of himself in every creation. Only the potter can hear the clay. He listens to know its breaking point, to learn its limitations, to reach past them or to accept them and make them a thing of beauty. regina brett ItContinue reading “Caught my eye this week…”

Dance with the Energy of the Universe

You see the world that you have made, but you do not see yourself as the image-maker gabrielle bernstein We care so much about what other people think, yet we seldom slow down long enough to examine our own thoughts. We need to think about what we think. Marcus Aurelius was amazed by how easilyContinue reading “Dance with the Energy of the Universe”

How are you dealing with the financial stress that accompanied COVID 19?

True power in this world comes from economic independence. Way before COVID-19, too many people in Trinidad and Tobago had way too much month left at the end of their money. I suspect that since COVID-19 this situation has gotten worse. This Pandemic Recession, as it is now being referred to, has caused quite theContinue reading “How are you dealing with the financial stress that accompanied COVID 19?”

Putting words to what you do

I was reading a report this week by Rachel Allen, owner of Bolt from the Blue Copywriting and I’m so happy that I took the time to read it in its entirety. Rachel shared some truly significant golden nuggets but the two things that impacted me the most sums up the work I do asContinue reading “Putting words to what you do”

We need to return to the Age of Exploration

It’s been a tough time for everyone. COVID-19 is the great equalizer. It has brought everyone to their knees and cast a spell of pessimism world-wide. Yet there is always hope, if only we shift our thinking and view life through different lenses. In the world of work, we have no choice other than toContinue reading “We need to return to the Age of Exploration”