Archive for October, 2014

Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You

Friday, October 24th, 2014

What Constitutes Talent?

I still recall my final year of university with restrained enthusiasm.

I wrote my final paper on a prominent figure whom I admired at the time. I firmly recall a passage from a book loaned to me, which was translated from Italian to English. It said of the person, “He was so talented that even the blind were aware of him.” I felt it was a fitting description for a person of great talent.

That passage has stuck with me for seventeen years, etched in to my mind as a measure of an individual’s influence on the world.

Needy: Can Unmet Childhood Needs Cause Someone To Be Needy?

Monday, October 20th, 2014

To have needs is part of being human and this means it is not possible for one to remove their needs. But regardless of this fact, it doesn’t mean that one feels comfortable with their needs or that they’re able to get their needs met.

Some people are going to view their needs with disdain and see them as being a burden. And then there are going to be others who feel comfortable with their needs and this is going to make it easier for them to get them met.

This doesn’t mean one will always get them met and that they won’t have to go without, but at the same time, they won’t be used to not having them met. Whereas, when one doesn’t feel comfortable with their needs, it could be normal for them to not get their needs met.

The Role of Karma In Our Lives

Friday, October 17th, 2014

The Saving Of a Life

Fleming was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while out working in the fields, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby swamp. He dropped his tools and immediately rushed to the swamp. There, stuck to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself.

Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death. The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman’s meagre surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

“I want to repay you,” said the nobleman. “You saved my son’s life.”

10 Tips For Dealing With Major Change!

Monday, October 13th, 2014

I have written often about the need for planning, to have goals to aim for and a roadmap (tasks) that will get you to your goal.

Those goals can be personal or professional, they can be about you, the business that you run, a charity you are involved with or any other entity that needs to have a future.

Developing a plan is tough. You have to give it some time and energy, you need to put deep thought into the plan, you will likely need to coordinate the thoughts of multiple people to create your plan.