Have you ever planned something - visualized exactly how it was going to unfold and then experience something totally beyond your control? That's how it was for me when I met Arnold Best. We were meeting at half past one at Rituals in St. Ann's. I got there about quarter after to settle myself and … Continue reading What Are You Willing to Risk?
Finally got around to looking at the movie "Whiplash". I didn't read any reviews before so I was pleasantly surprised that it was about jazz and the musicians who choose to pursue this musical genre to claim greatness. J.J.Duncan describes what the movie is about in his post '6 Deep Thoughts About Whiplash': At the … Continue reading Does the End Justify the Means? How Far Would You Go?
Are you familiar with the story of Mary McLeod Bethune? I first learned about her from popular motivational speaker, Les Brown. But I only recently found out some other things about her that I didn't know in the book "The Ultimate Competitive Advantage - Why Your People Make All the Difference and the 6 Practices … Continue reading “In my mind and in my soul…”
If you had the resources to accomplish something great in the world, what would you do? I came across that question in a Strategy and Business article with a title that sucked me in: 40 Chances to Realize Your Goals by Susan Cramm, leadership coach and author. Goal setting and goal achieving have always been … Continue reading What Are You Going to Do With the Chances You Have Left?
Do you ever feel as if you've boxed your own self in? Do you ever feel trapped inside your very own life? Remember "The Truman Show" with Jim Carrey? The movie is framed around the television show "The Truman Show." Its main character, Truman Burbank, has lived his entire life since before birth in front … Continue reading Dare to let go of the edge of yourself!
Or variations of that...like "What are you doing today?" or "What are your plans for today?" I used to feel awkward - A LOT! - with questions like those. When asked what I did, I always felt as if I were starring in a spy movie and I was the impostor. I never really took … Continue reading Do your cringe when people ask…”So what do you do?”