Music Monday

Each and every Monday, we like to share a song to motivate and inspire us to work-harder towards our goals. Today, song is In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins. Comment below any song you will like to see in a future post. Don’t forget to follow us like and share.

Song of Myself XVI

Each and every Sunday, we share a poem to lighten our soul. Comment your thoughts, short story or any poem you will love to see in a future post. Don’t forget to follow us like and share
Song of Myself XVI 

– Walt Whitman


I am of old and young, of the foolish as much as the wise,

Regardless of others, ever regardful of others,

Maternal as well as paternal, a child as well as a man,

Stuff’d with the stuff that is coarse and stuff’d with the stuff

that is fine,

One of the Nation of many nations, the smallest the same

and the largest the same,

A Southerner soon as a Northerner, a planter nonchalant

and hospitable down by the Oconee I live,

A Yankee bound my own way ready for trade, my joints the

limberest joints on earth and the sternest joints on earth,

A Kentuckian walking the vale of the Elkhorn in my deer-skin

leggings, a Louisianian or Georgian,

A boatman over lakes or bays or along coasts, a Hoosier,

Badger, Buckeye; 

At home on Kanadian snow-shoes or up in the bush, or

with fishermen off Newfoundland,

At home in the fleet of ice-boats, sailing with the rest and

tacking,

At home on the hills of Vermont or in the woods of Maine,

or the Texan ranch,

Comrade of Californians, comrade of free North-Westerners,

(loving their big proportions,)

Comrade of raftsmen and coalmen, comrade of all who

shake hands and welcome to drink and meat,

A learner with the simplest, a teacher of the thoughtfullest,

A novice beginning yet experient of myriads of seasons,

Of every hue and caste am I, of every rank and religion,

A farmer, mechanic, artist, gentleman, sailor, quaker,

Prisoner, fancy-man, rowdy, lawyer, physician, priest.

I resist any thing better than my own diversity,

Breathe the air but leave plenty after me,

And am not stuck up, and am in my place.

7 Habits continue

7 Habits of Highly Effective People continue

Public Victory 

   Paradigm of Interdependence 

      (effective interdependence is preceded by independence)

   Emotional Bank Account 

      Six Major Deposit

         1. Understanding the Individual (primary deposit)

         2.Attending to the Little Things

         3.Keeping Commitments 

         4.Clarifying Expectation

         5.Showing Personal Integrity 

         6.Apologizing Sincerely (when you make a withdrawal)

    The Laws of Love and the Laws of Life

    P Problems are PC Opportunity 

    The Habits of Interdependence

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TGIFRIDAY

Each and every Friday we like to share a song to get us ready for the weekend. Today, song Stay by Zedd featuring Alessia Cara. Comment below any song you would like to see feature on a future date. Don’t forget to follow us like and share. 

Kingdom of Heaven

Inspirational and motivational movie clip of the week. Kingdom of Heaven, King Baldwin IV lesson to Balian about living with your life choices. Comment below any movie scene that motivate and inspire. Don’t forget to like us and share.

Walt Whitman


“DO I CONTRADICT MYSELF?

VERY WELL, THEN I CONTRADICT MYSELF,

I AM LARGE, I CONTAIN MULTITUDES.” 

– Walt Whitman

Reach for the Stars

Reach for the Stars: To set one’s ambitions​ very high.

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” 
-Theodore Roosevelt
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
-Harriet Tubman

“I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.”
-Mike Tyson

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”
-William Shakespeare

“Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.”
-Les Brown

Music Monday

Each and every Monday, we like to share a song to motivate and inspire us to work-harder towards our goals. Today, song is Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds. Comment below any song you will like to see in a future post. Don’t forget to follow us like and share.

Happy Birthday JFK

Happy Birthday John F. Kennedy
Speech 

THE PRESIDENT AND THE PRESS: ADDRESS BEFORE THE AMERICAN NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION, APRIL 27, 1961

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Burn the Boat

Each and every Sunday, we share a poem to lighten our soul. Today, we are going to do it a little different with a short story. Comment your thoughts, short story or any poem you will love to see in a future post. Don’t forget to follow us like and share.

From BurningBoats.com by Kevin-Mikhail Man­sour Singara­yar.
“It was the year 1519 and Hernán Cortés, with some 600 Spaniards, 16 or so horses and 11 boats, had landed on a vast inland plateau called, Mexico.
The Span­ish con­quis­ta­dor and his men were about to embark on a con­quest of an empire that hoarded some of the world’s great­est trea­sure. Gold, sil­ver and pre­cious Aztec jew­els were just some of what this trea­sure had to offer any­one who suc­ceeded in their quest to obtain it.
But, with only 600 men — none of whom had encum­bered them­selves with pro­tec­tive armour – con­quer­ing an empire so exten­sive in its ter­ri­to­ries could only be under­taken by a man with a death wish.
This dar­ing under­tak­ing was made even more insur­mount­able by the fact that for more than 600 years, con­querors with far more resources at their dis­posal who attempted to col­o­nize the Yucatan Penin­sula, never suc­ceeded. Hernán Cortés was well-aware of this fact. And it was for this rea­son, that he took a dif­fer­ent approach when he landed on the land of the Mayans.

Instead of charg­ing through cities and forc­ing his men into imme­di­ate bat­tle, Hernán Cortés stayed on the beach and awoke the souls of his men with melo­di­ous cadences – in the form of embla­zoned speeches.
His speeches were inge­niously designed to urge on the spirit of adven­ture and invoke the thirst of life­times of for­tune amongst his troops. His ora­tions bore fruit, for what was sup­pos­edly a mil­i­tary exploit, now bore the appear­ance of extrav­a­gant romance in the imag­i­na­tions of Cortés’ troops.
But, iron­i­cally, it would only just be 3 words which Cortés’ mur­mured, that would change the his­tory of the New World. As they marched inland to face their ene­mies, Cortés ordered, “Burn the boats.””