How to Live the Life of Your Dreams….

July 11, 2010 at 2:18 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


July 5th I interviewed Dianne Gubin, the CEO of Tech Exec Partners.

How do you find your life passion? How do you shift gears?

Check out www.techexecpartners.com to find out more about Dianne Gubin and how she works with CEO’s to recent college grads [and everyone in between!] to focus on their passions in life.

One of the points that many people forget to focus on is BRANDING themselves in life, and in work.

What do I believe in?
What are my passions?
What are my Values?
What do I love doing?
What Social and Political issues do I care about?
Do I love animals, kids, trees, sailing, etc..?

Simple questions help you to navigate how, exactly, to honestly and accurately BRAND yourself.

Dianne reminds us that Celebrities and major companies are mindful about their “branding” and everyone should be, regardless of what your desires in life are:

Dianne asked a great question: “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?”

Great question. I wish someone had asked me this when I was in College. I believe I could have saved myself the horrors of the wrong directions long ago.

But if you have made mistakes…. you are in good company!

The most important question to ask yourself is, “What did I learn?” …. and take the steps to make the immediate changes in your “self-talk” and navigate a new path for yourself. This will include, undoubtedly, re-evaluating yourself, understanding how to make better choices in life, exercising your “intuitive muscle” to better measure people and situations, finding the groups whom you should be associating with, looking at your passions honestly, and finding the correct people who can honorably help you reach your goals in life.

However, even if you have gone down a pathway that was not your true passion and purpose in life, YOU can take the steps to “error correct” your life and step right into the life of your dreams. Never give up.

Time is finite. Life really is short, so get naturally healthy [I have had several shows on this and will continue to do so], be mindful, be connected to a greater cause, volunteer for something you love, be a Player in this one, precious life.

Your life purpose is waiting for you to garner the self-actualization [and self esteem] to take the new path to your dream life….

My quotable for this show was “The Starfish Story”:

A man was walking along
the beach and saw a lone figure dancing about.
Fascinated, he moved closer.
He realized that the young man was not dancing,
but in one graceful movement was picking objects up
from the beach and tossing them out into the sea.

As he approached closer,
he saw that the objects were starfish.

“Why are you throwing starfish into the water?”

“If the starfish are still on the beach
when the tide goes out, they will die.”
replied the young man as he continued
tossing them out to the sea.

“That’s ridiculous! There are thousands of miles
of beaches and millions of stranded starfish.
You can’t possibly make a difference!”

The young man picked up another starfish,
paused thoughtfully
and remarked as he tossed it out into the waves,
“It makes a difference to this one!”

—- my favorite story to live by.

Peace and Love.

Please Adopt A Pet…

July 11, 2010 at 1:17 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

There are millions of cats, dogs, and even exotic pets who need adoption and are waiting, RIGHT THIS MOMENT, for a good home.

DO NOT BUY a pet from a “Breeder!” Breeders are irresponsible, and are adding to the overpopulation problem…. and even worse, they dump their surplus animals [like trash] at the local Shelter!

Thanks to Northwind Kennels in Bedford, New York, and to Adopt-A-Dog in Bedford, NY and Greenwich, CT for helping me with the RESCUE of 3 dogs and 4 kittens that would have been EXECUTED [or the polite term is ‘euthanized’] in a horrible Shelter in Virginia.

A VERY Special Thanks to Jerry Sica, the Volunteer Pilot with “Pilots ‘n Paws” who took the incredible time to fly to Richmond, Virginia, on a FRIDAY night to rescue these sweet angels!

The three dogs are up for adoption at Northwind Kennels. I am fostering the four cutie-pie kittens who are so amazingly gorgeous that I am overwhelmed whenever I hold one of them and tell them how they were valiantly rescued by a team of good people!

PLEASE ADOPT.

Northwind Kennels
Telephone: 914.234.3771
Ask about “Suzi,” “Shelby,” and “Bo” [Mr. Bojangles].

Cute, sweet, love kids, cats, and other dogs.

Adopt-A-Dog
Telephone: 203.629.9494

Becoming A Genius

July 11, 2010 at 12:59 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What is the Myelin Sheath?

Albert Einstein had more of it than anyone else…. can you get it for your brain and will it make you smarter?

My interview with Author Daniel Coyle about his book, “The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How,” on June 28th, uncovers the mystery behind genius and the making of Genius.

The Myelin Sheath is what makes you smarter, better, faster, accurate, more intelligent, gives you better memory, and even helps you organize your life and focus.

Daniel Coyle travelled around the world in 2006 to visit what he calls “Chicken Wire Harvards” that produce some of the greatest athletes, musicians, top thinkers and what we would call “Geniuses.”

When you practice LEARNING something new, and then use slow, repetitive motions [actions] to perfect the skill…. you are building your Myelin Sheath!

“Use IT or lose it!” should be the motto here. What Daniel Coyle discovered that all of these hotbeds of talent had in common was the value of making mistakes in practice, then learning from them, and then going back and SLOWLY repeating the correct motion, pattern, etc., BEFORE practicing speed.

Mistakes are a valuable part of the process. They help you to literally build your brain power by building the Myelin Sheath when you re-trace yourself, learn from the mistake, and then replace the mistake with the correct action, thought pattern, etc.

Daniel interviewed everyone from Skateboard champions, Brazilian Soccer Star trainers, a Voice Coach who has produced several pop stars, An infamous Tennis Camp in Russia, and Musicians and Researchers in the subject….

The great message that I took from this amazing [MUST READ] Book is that you, the individual, must focus on what you are good at and what you are PASSIONATE ABOUT. Then, the practice you give to the honing of the skill you desire should be repetitive, mindful, focused, and one that puts you into the “Zone” of deep concentration.

The TIME you put into practice daily is less important than the focus, and the repetitive, slow-motion learning of the skill before you bring speed to the skill.

“Excellence is a Habit.” — Aristotle

Yes, you can be a Genius. Build your Myelin Sheath.

Reading, learning something new, being challenged physically and mentally ALL build Myelin.

Find your passion. Focus on IT deeply and live, breathe, be better at this passion by making the time to learn it well.

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