The Poet Speaks on "Define or Be Defined and Change the Game"
If you're working hard and praying hard and are not moving any closer to your dreams, perhaps you need to change the game! In life there are people who derive a lot of power, esteem, and wealth by defining others. They will dictate what you should wear, what you should eat, what kind of car you should drive, what type of jobs are important, and the list goes on. Those with little self-esteem will fall into this trap and willfully step into the boxes defined for them. What constitutes achievement, success, and winning are just of few of those boxes. We can either define what constitutes winning and success in our lives or allow others to do it for us. One theme that runs through all of my presentations is, ‘Define or be Defined!’ We are each creators of our own lives and have the authority and responsibility to create our own reality. At any juncture I can choose to see myself as a winner or as a loser and so can you! I choose to see myself as a winner and to define what winning means to me.
To some, the traditional definition of winning is the one who gets the prize, get’s there first, or who demolishes the opponent. They might also argue that there can only be one winner and that makes everyone else by default, a loser. Now let me define winning. Everyone who takes a chance on their dream is a winner. Anyone who has courage to get in the race is a winner. Anyone that believes enough in their dreams to at least try is a winner. Anyone that doesn’t give up or make excuses even though the odds are not in their favor is a winner. Anyone who chooses to believe that the journey is just as important as the destination is a winner. So, I choose to define as winning any effort that gets me closer to my goal, teaches me important life lessons, increases my faith, makes me serve more unselfishly and more courageously, and also expands my horizons.
Live WEBINARS This Fall!
Be sure to watch your inbox. I’m so excited to announce that I will be offering regularly scheduled "Live" webinars this Fall. I'll be using Talkfusion's ’video communications’ tools to deliver my skills training to you, as well as my regular messages of hope, balance, and empowerment. Of course I still want you to bring me in to present at your next live conference or training program. But, if your current budget can’t handle it, I’ve got an affordable solution, LIVE WEBINARS, delivered right to your audience's computer or smart mobile device with no downloads! Webinars work especially well for those offices with tele-commuters, space challenges, or when your audience may want to watch a recording of the live presentation again or may have missed the live one. Contact me; let's strategize. In the mean-time, I'm excited to offer as a resource for defining yourself my book, "On Track- On Fire- On Purpose", click here. It offers strategies to GET you on track, on fire, and on purpose through carefully defining your Vision, Values, and Virtues.