The Classic Pamela Positive: “Courage Is Not the Absence of Fear, But Rather the Judgment That Something Else Is More Important Than Fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon

skydiving-603639_640“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”

- Ambrose Redmoon

What’s more important than fear?

Giving.

And that is what my grandmother Oma taught me, about the gift of Giving of Yourself, while on stage.  Let’s not be fearful about what the audience thinks; instead, we should focus on giving to our audience. Continue reading

The Classic Pamela Positive: “…The Things People Really Want Are Love, Connection, And Purpose.” – Mallika Chopra

dutch-615649_640“…The things people really want are love, connection, and purpose.”
-Mallika Chopra

That is indeed true wealth. It’s our family, our faith in Life, and our driving motivation — what makes us want to be here on earth.

First, love means we are all created to do something for others.   Whether it is our daughter, our dog, or the doorman — everyone needs kindness and love. Continue reading

“Many of Us Crucify Ourselves Between Two Thieves – Regret For the Past and Fear Of the Future.” – Fulton Oursler

cross-66700_640“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.” – Fulton Oursler

What can you let go of today? Continue reading

“The Big Lesson In Life, Baby, Is Never Be Scared Of Anyone Or Anything.” – Frank Sinatra

Frank_Sinatra2,_Pal_Joey“The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.”
- Frank Sinatra

Many of us wish we could say that. :)  If we are trusting and calm in our thoughts, then we truly cannot be scared of anyone, or anything. Continue reading

“And the Day Came When the Risk to Remain Tight In a Bud Was More Painful Than the Risk It Took to Blossom.” – Anais Nin

poppies-15923_640“And the Day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

-Anais Nin

There is certainly a time to “stay in your bud,” to hibernate. There are times when it is important to be quiet, reflective. In this space, one can hear the truth, and we can ask questions which gear us towards wise actions:

What shall I do for the next step to help further my business today?

What shall I do to help enhance my relationship with my husband?

What shall I do to help bring peace into a colleague’s day?
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“…It is to One’s Glory to Overlook an Offense.”

clasped-hands-541849_640“…It is to One’s Glory to Overlook an Offense.”
-Proverbs 19:11 (New International Version)

Live in that Glory. It’s an honor, a reverence for oneself and for others, to look up and over the offense. Let’s not stare at it, contemplate it, look down at  it in dismay.  Can you look forward rather than rehearse the past?

It is a tough call, especially if we are hurt.   But it’s a good principle at work and home.  A beautiful standard to which we can aspire in life. Continue reading

Rough: A Social Entrepreneur’s Journey

mountaineer-56693_640I’ve often spoken about my journey in finding my calling. I am so fortunate to love what I do, every day.  And with that gift, I want to vigorously help others.   I am passionate about serving UniversalGiving every day, helping people connect with quality ways to give and volunteer all across the world.

I am equally passionate about helping others find something they love to do.  It lights your life up. You become the best, most sincere, intelligent, fun and delightful person, if you can engage with your calling.

People hear me speak with joy and clarity about my calling. Yet they think my life to social entrepreneurship was easy.

It was the “Rough” of my life.  It was excruciating. I fought to find work I loved to greet every day.  There were some really, really low times, over many years.  In fact, I don’t like to talk about it, because I enjoy focusing on the positive.

So “Rough” is in response to many people’s request:

“Pamela, tell me what it was like. I don’t know where to start. I need encouragement. I need to know I can make it… or that I can even find what I love to do.” Continue reading