We were not brought up to look for differences. We have been socialized to look for similarities…to look for ways to act the same, dress the same and want the same things. From an early age onwards our goal is to belong…never to stand out. On the school playground, I remember being teased relentlessly. IContinue reading “How do you embrace what makes you different?”
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the power and profitability of your business lies in asserting your uniqueness
Respect your own opinions more and those of others less, especially when it comes to your areas of expertise, to the field you have immersed yourself in. ROBERT GREENE – The Laws of Human Nature – The Law of Repression When we are young we cannot do anything other than express who we really are.Continue reading “the power and profitability of your business lies in asserting your uniqueness”
Do you doubt your own ability to make a difference?
Self-doubt is par for the course. We all doubt ourselves from time to time. Today however it’s worse. Why, because we now measure everything we do by likes and comments from friends – some we know well, many are just ‘friends’ on social media. A like, a reaction, becomes our external grading feature. We haveContinue reading “Do you doubt your own ability to make a difference?”
your sacred autobiography
Do you sometimes feel as if you know where you’re going and at other times feel so radically inadequate that you’re too embarrassed to say? Despite having done well on formal tests or perhaps performed poorly and worldly success continues to elude you – I am sure that you have already come to the realizationContinue reading “your sacred autobiography”
You Must First SEE Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself
In the book The Answer, authors John Assaraf and Murray Smith talk about the negative messages we receive growing up: By the time you are 17 years old, you’ve heard “No you can’t” an average of 150,000 times. You’ve heard “Yes, you can,” about 5,000 times. That’s thirty no’s for every yes. That makes forContinue reading “You Must First SEE Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself”
Are Some Problems Too Complicated to be Resolved?
I had just asked Franka Philip (fondly known as FP)…”How has failure set you up for later success?” Failure is like a Gordian knot. You must always take a closer look at why you failed, how you could re-do or do better. Failing is traumatic however if you don’t beat up, refuse to blame, itContinue reading “Are Some Problems Too Complicated to be Resolved?”
Let the Music of Your Heart Reveal Itself to You
Music of the Heart is a book and film based on the true story of Roberta Guaspari-Tzavaras and her passion for teaching. As single mother of two young children, whose husband had left her for a family friend, she leaves the security of her small hometown and moves to East Harlem and begins teaching violinContinue reading “Let the Music of Your Heart Reveal Itself to You”