“Up in that room I decided that I would write one true story about each thing that I knew about. I was trying to do this all the time I was writing, and it was good and severe discipline.”
“The story was writing itself and I was having a hard time keeping up with it. I ordered another rum St James.”
At the first meeting (or before), to help people get to know each other in the context of reading, a good question to ask everyone is: What do you enjoy about reading?
The wisdom he had taken from the book gave Tom the courage to move away from the straight and narrow path of auditions to explore new pathways in pursuit of his artistic goals. It gave him an inner strength to believe in himself and served as a reminder not to compromise but to stay truthful to what he wanted to explore.
When You’re Following Your Dream, Believe in What’s Possible, and Know if Anyone Can, You Can “Opening a bookstore when everyone buys their books from Amazon is a crazy idea, and in a small town, that’s soon to be by-passed when that new road opens, makes it not only a crazy idea, but a stupidContinue reading “Be Grateful to the Naysayers Allow Them to Motivate You When They Something Can’t Be Done”
It Took a Milestone Birthday, and a Charming and Funny Memoir to Bring About This Realisation, and With It a Turning Point in Sally’s Life Sally had lost herself in the process of years of keeping her work and her life outside of work separate. She had somehow become two different people. The world wasn’tContinue reading “I Knew I Was Having an Identity Crisis When I Realised I Had Become Two Different People”
Acts of Kindness and Generosity in Times of Crisis Are Transformational, Not Just for You as the Agent, but Also for Everyone Around You Acts of kindness and generosity in times of crisis are transformational, not just for you as the agent, but also for everyone around you. Because they can cause the domino effect,Continue reading “Acts of Kindness and Generosity, Transformations, Pivots and the Domino Effect”
Sam’s Driver’s Licence Expired, so Did Her Longtime Relationship, and Now Her Job Had Too It dawned on Sam that everything has an expiration date, as she closed the door for the last time to the apartment she had shared with her boyfriend Karl. The lease had also expired. It was time for Sam toContinue reading “What’s Standing In The Way Of Your Happy Ever After?”
I wanted to learn how to enable people to learn and grow through self-development. That was my growth and development plan. Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels “You can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” Steve Jobs.Continue reading “How a Side Hustle Can Supercharge Your Skill Set and Effectively Future Proof Your WorkLife”
Three Years Ago, I Was Feeling the Burnout From Working the Long Hours Required As Founder of a Start-up … Photo by Mo from Pexels Three years ago, I was feeling the burnout from working the long hours required as founder of a start-up … those were Saoirse’s opening words as guest-speaker on WorkLife Well-Being at her university’sContinue reading “How A Side Hustle Saved My WorkLife And My Well-Being”