Remember this… The broadcast of fear often blasts on all channels of our minds whenever it wants. The good news is that we can change the channel anytime by simply focusing on something else.
One of the greatest showstoppers in life is fear. Fear of the known. Fear of the unknown. Fear of change. Fear of staying the same. Fear of (whatever). Most of the time fears are unfounded and are a waste of precious time.
So what does it take to change the channel? How can fears be managed or eliminated? When are fears important?
Human beings are equipped with everything we need to live, to grow, and to achieve all that we were built for. Fear is designed to keep us safe and to ensure that we are able to deliver our unique contributions. …
I woke up yesterday in anticipation of Women Veterans Day 2018. Events were planned all over the state, but I chose to participate in the City of Dallas.
The city’s events were driven by a partnership between Representative Victoria Neave (author of Women Veterans Day legislation) and Women Veterans Enterprise Center’s VR Small, a US Navy veteran. Last year’s events were groundbreaking — literally. It would be an understatement to say that this year’s celebrations were spectacular!!
From Dallas City Hall (morning) to VFW 6796 (evening), Women Veterans from all branches and all wars were recognized with an all-female color guard, historical reflections, a fallen comrade table, prayers, speeches, role calls, flags, flowers, certificates, handshakes, photos, and long overdue acknowledgement for heeding the call to serve our nation. …
Previously published on LinkedIn Pulse
Grateful that on Monday we will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s national holiday which was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983 (yes — that’s right!). The holiday has been celebrated in all 50 states since 2000 for all of the right reasons.
Dr. King represents the best of the best that humanity has to offer and he belongs to all of us. Wonderfully powerful and awe inspiring for his ability to raise the consciousness of America and the world to new heights, truth and justice were his calling and he answered boldly.
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- Yoda [Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back]
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Year after year Top 10 New Year’s resolutions include better eating habits, losing weight, getting more exercise, saving more money, and spending time with family. I’ve restarted my annual clock over and over with these targets as well. There’s nothing wrong with aiming for the good stuff.
Sharpening my focus on my health and well-being makes sense especially since my body is the place I call home. My challenge is how long it takes before I become complacent or become overly absorbed in the hustle and bustle of life activities other than those at the top of my list. …
- Abraham Lincoln, Peter Drucker, Alan Kay
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It’s an exciting and nail biting time to predict the future by creating something new, something impossible, something uniquely you.
We know that artificial intelligence (AI), politics, wealth, and mass movements will be part of our collective futures. However, there are windows of opportunity open right this moment and every single future moment for creating something new from your own genius, from your own creativity, from your own desires.
In preparation for breakthroughs in 2018, I cleaned house — physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Sounds like a lot because it is. Greatness requires focus, preparation, and actions. My goal is to crack open the door to greatness a little more this year. …
At the dawn of another new year, Stephen Hawking’s message is a profound guiding light for us all to follow.
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While engaged in morning review of news feeds on current events and new technologies (in 2015), I stumbled upon a gem so compelling that I had to pause and look for a transcript so I could post it. I didn’t find one so I transcribed the message myself.
Stephen Hawking delivered this impactful and inspirational message at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting as part of the session on Sustainable Development: A Vision for the Future. I had heard much of it before, but today it meant even more to me as the challenges that we face become ever clearer every day. …
Excitement and anticipation surrounding the approaching 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea reminds me of the time when my sister and I were selected to carry the Olympic Torch during the 2002 Winter Olympics. It has been sixteen years since that event touched our family.
A lot has happened. Since 2001, the world has moved forwards, backwards, upside down, and sideways in ways that were previously unfathomable. We are experiencing rapid transformations in every sector of our lives — and we’re not done yet!!
In 2001, there was no Netflix or iPad — two of my favorite things. Circuit City and Blockbuster were everywhere. There was no social media (to speak of) and virtual reality was still imaginary. Scientists had completed a “draft” (imagine that!!) of the Human Genome Project and were on their way to today’s gene therapies. Honda had unveiled its Asimo robot that runs and walks like humans. Economic challenges from the crash of 2000 and Y2K aftermath were still in the way of progress. …
This has been an incredible year for me for many reasons that are simultaneously and miraculously positive and massively negative. Prior to this year I would wake up in the mornings to read the latest headlines or to seek out the latest technology innovations to get my day started. If I was inspired enough, I would write a blog post about topics of importance in an effort to help shape the narrative or to inspire change through my readers.
I would look forward to the latest published articles that helped to clarify big hairy problems in the world. Today if I read headlines it’s generally by accident. I steer away from the perpetual negativity that continues to get injected into the world through communications outlets both fake and real. …
Beyonce’s latest world takeover has many of us talking about her new song and video — what it means and what it doesn’t mean. For me the idea of getting in formation gave me a lot to think about. I’ve been heavily contemplating work-life balance so naturally my mind went there instead of to other implications that have the internet buzzing.
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…I dream it, I work hard, I grind ’til I own…