My mother and grandmother were the first artistic force in my life. When I was young, our lives revolved around their poetry performances and events. My grandmother held a Rant-A-thon, $1.00/minute to rant about anything you wanted (all time was sold). My mother and grandmother started the first long running poetry series in Sacramento (Poetry on a Saturday afternoon). My grandmother and mother were instrumental in the first Dreadlock conference in Sacramento (we all had locs back then). Friends and acquaintances often thank me for the patience that I have for their big visions. I grew up seeing ideas manifested constantly with no budgets. I grew up seeing the work put in to make a dream real. I grew up with a mother and grandmother who had to make the world they wished for possible. The photo is of one of their poetry CD's. Another dream made manifest. https://straightoutscribes.bandcamp.com/track/black-woman-poet #matriarchy#straightoutscribes#blackwomenpoets#blackgirlmagic
💥💵 NEW EPISODE: What Am I Worth? | A Conversation with Paul Klein 💵💥 On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Paul Klein. In 2009 at the peak of the recession as layoffs and the economy were tanking with a family to support and hefty mortgage to go along with it I @Paul kleintv chose to leave a safe and secure successful 18-year career. Fast forward 9 years and he’s started 3 successful businesses generating well over 6 figure incomes with no debt which allows him the freedom to work when he wants, where he wants and with who he wants! He’s worked with some of the biggest brands on the planet including: Target, Slack, UC Berkley, Cracker Barrel, Holiday Inn, KFC, Taco Bell, Yum Brands, JC Penney, Bebe, Dollar General, Sherwin Williams, Les Schwab and more. Now he helps leaders discover their pricing strategy through a process he calls “Pricing is Positioning.” and helps leaders transition from the corner office to running a six-figure consulting business. Join Paul and Terry as they discuss how much you should charge for your time, understanding how much your time is worth, and how to position yourself in a way where you're paid what your time is actually worth. Don't miss out as we talk go from how to have great ideas to mental shift that comes with the freedom that buys and understanding what true wealth is. Don't miss out on what to do with the rise of the Knowlege Economy and the end of the hourly rate. (Link in Profile) #podcast#audio#eventprofs#speaker#entrepreneur#author#writer#blogger#coach#beacoach#creator#getacoach#contentcreator#mentorship#dowork#mentor#creativity#makingelephantsfly#podcaster#business#leadership#inspiration#thething19#marketing#smallbusiness#consulting#pricing#pricingispositioning#value
The thing about Dogs. If you love them. They don’t care what color, size or shape you are. Whether you’re rich or poor. Whether you’re young or old. They don’t hold grudges if you ever mistreated them, they’ll forgive you and instantly forget about it. They don’t care what you are in life you could be the president of a nation or a simple person. The only thing that excites them about us is our presence because to them we are everything. A little of our time is like an unforgettable party to them, they admire our time with them. They don’t even ask for much just a little love and 2 full bowls of kibble and water and a tennis ball to play with. They find it extremely hard to replace us when we have been there in most of their memories. Dogs, they are gifts from God. They’re not meant to just be decorations in our households but as our companions. Sure, sometimes they cause trouble but that’s because they’re dogs and just like us they’re not perfect. But they are better than us in many ways. When you’re sad and lonely they’re there. When you’re in glee they’re there. When you need an ear they’re there. They wish they could do so much more for us that they give they’re all when we’re around. They jump on us, lick us, bark excitingly, run around like crazy, play fetch, scratch doors when they wanna see us, sit by us & listen to us, etc. While we humans hold grudges at each other, find it hard to forgive each other, talk bad about each other, hurt each other, lie to each other, betray each other etc. Dogs don’t live long and they never do this to us. We humans live longer and hurt so many in our lives and find it hard to forgive. We humans are hypocrites and honestly need to learn from dogs. Though dogs are just animals, they’re love is almost human like. Cherish life, forgive each other, and most importantly remember that there has to be storms in our lives because too much sunshine will just create a desert. Don’t
It’s been a hard week for the Sri Lankan community, so I’m going to share some positive news. Yesterday I took a huge step in honoring my Sri Lankan roots. With the incredible support I’ve received from our partners at @lacesandlimos, I was able to bring my first Tuk to Sacramento. I’ve replayed over and over in my mind about how this day would go..lots of champagne, celebration, etc. Unfortunately, my heart is not ready to celebrate, but I am ready to do all I can to live the values instilled in me by my community. These are values of love, peace, family, and service. So here we are, @capital_tuktuk, at your service 🙏🏾
So real talk...weight lifting is hard! If you think you won’t get a got sweat from doing it then maybe you need my trainer. He knows how to get me to work and put in 100%! Let hope I can straighten my arms tomorrow!
We all have drive... but to keep that engine running we must get rest. “Sleep is important for various aspects of brain function. This includes cognition, concentration, productivity and performance (7). All of these are negatively affected by sleep deprivation. A study on medical interns provides a good example. Interns on a traditional schedule with extended work hours of more than 24 hours made 36% more serious medical errors than interns on a schedule that allowed more sleep (8). Another study found that short sleep can negatively impact some aspects of brain function to a similar degree as alcohol intoxication (9). On the other hand, good sleep has been shown to improve problem-solving skills and enhance memory performance of both children and adults” (https://www.healthline.com/nutrition)