Invictus

I watched the movie Invictus the other day.  What a powerful and inspiring movie!  In one scene Nelson Mandela describes to François Pienaar, the rugby team captain and leader, a poem he used to endure the hardest of days in prison and to rise up to the life he ultimately led.  Phrases and words hit home to me during the movie but not until after when I read the entire poem did I really see what it meant. Your Ideal Life comes from rising above your current situation to become more than you currently see for yourself.  This may be …

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Sacrifice

Sacrifice.  The critical element to entrepreneurial success…or is it?  I read an article recently written about what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur.  The factor they listed as THE most important was sacrifice.  Unfortunately they painted a picture of the life of an entrepreneur as a life of sacrifice.  Even more unfortunate was that I was at an event recently with graduating entrepreneurs about to set out into the world to make a difference in their own unique ways and in talking with several of them FEAR that they were about to head out into a life of sacrifice …

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The Emerging Path

Freedom.  Are you free?  In business this is what most of us actually desire.  It’s true More money, promotion, a higher rate, and more clients are some of the things we think will deliver what we want but that thinking can be flawed.  What we hope to gain from these achievements is freedom.  The way I like to describe it is “having the freedom FROM your business and career to do what you want, when you want, and with whom you want while your business remains highly sustainable and actually grows even when you are not there.”  How many actually …

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The Present Moment – Tales From The Tropics

Slow down.  Really slow down and allow yourself to become totally there in the present moment.  What do you see?  What do you feel?  Connect with all of your senses for just a moment and allow it to be exactly as it will be.  At one with your world.  At one with nature and all it’s beauty.  Let go of later, to do lists, timelines, and be totally here right now in the present moment. Feel the stress and worry simply melt away. Just like that TV commercial where the guy is cruising along in his sports car and time …

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