This is part 2 of a 3 part series that talks about the influence of social media on how present people are in their daily lives.
This is part 1 of a 3 part series that talks about the importance of being present in conversations even with the distractions that technology can bring like texting and phone calls.
“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. It comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” -John Wayne-
When I think of John Wayne, he was a scowling cowboy, master of the screen. He seemed so strong and invincible!
Wayne teaches us that we all need to be learners. Even if you think you’re really tough, you need to see how you can be better. You can reflect on yesterday and lessons learned. Then, you’ll make today a better day.
While are are tempted to think of John Wayne as cowboy actor, he expanded and skills during different part of his life. He was an excellent athlete and collegiate award-winning football player. He later became very outspoken about political and international issues, even influencing international policy. Wayne was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. On the way, he had 7 children, and also fought cancer, becoming a strong advocate trying to find healing answers for all. And yes, he was an actor.
“Do the best you can, and don’t take life too serious.” -Will Rogers
This is great advice – and a tough one. Strive for excellence — then let go. Excel, but relax. Be a go-getter, but laugh. One can think it is confusing!
Yet even the greatest Olympic ice skater, the president of the U.N., and your awesome mom need “a break from excellence.” Just a little time to breathe, reflect, enjoy life, live.
Why? Because then they can go back to excellence. They’ve rejuvenated, recharged, and “re-become” themselves. Did you know that 53% of people in the U.S. are considered “burnout.”? And 48% percent in San Francisco and 52% percent in New York. What is burnout? It is a state of physical, emotional, and/or emotional exhaustion experienced at work.
So let the superstar in your life, go for it, and let go. They deserve it. And so do you!
Biography: William Penn Adair Rogers was born on November 4, 1879, in present-day Oologah, Oklahoma. Rogers grew up in a ranching family. In 1905, Rogers began performing a lasso act on the vaudeville circuit. His charm and humor, along with his technical ability, made Rogers a star. Audiences responded with enthusiasm to his off-the-cuff remarks delivered while performing elaborate roping tricks. Rogers parlayed his vaudeville success into a Broadway career. He debuted in New York in 1916, performing in The Wall Street Girl. This led to many more theatrical roles, including headlining appearances in the Ziegfeld Follies. In addition to acting, Rogers became nationally known as a writer. He penned a column for the Saturday Evening Post in newspapers. His columns dealt with contemporary issues from a perspective of small town morality, emphasizing the integrity of working people.
Rogers’s fame had eclipsed his country bumpkin persona by 1930. No longer believable as an uneducated outsider, he was able to voice his characteristic wit and wisdom while playing a professional. Legendary director John Ford worked with Rogers on three of these later films—Doctor Bull, Judge Priest and The Steamboat Round the Bend. On August 15, 1935, the plane carrying Will Rogers crashed in Point Barrow, Alaska. He died on impact. Millions across the country mourned the sudden silencing of a quintessentially American voice.
It’s one of the most powerful lessons in life: In order to become unstuck yourself, you have to help someone else get unstuck. From generosity flows flow. A flow of goodness so powerful it will bring positive progress to the, to you and the world.
You can get stuck and absorbed on yourself. Or you can help someone else and unstick them, yourself and the world.
Get Unstuck Today. Give!
How can you help a friend who is out of work? Here is the last of a three-part series sharing the advice I gave to my good friend Haruto who was out of work.
So, here would be a gentle way to approach what’s happening. I hope this is helpful…..I’m thinking of you.
Here’s your gentle action plan….:)
1- For the next two weeks, do not search for a job. Do not think about, research, look for a job or let your mind think about it.
2- Now, we’re going to reinforce your building blocks for life. I didn’t say create. You already have them. That’s so wonderful! You grew up with great values and beliefs. You just need to reacquaint yourself with them.
So here’s your ‘job’ for the next two weeks:
- Take a shower with your mind in the morning and night.
- Pull off any sad or dejected barnacles from your mind.
- If the above is still hard, then fill your mind with positive things.
- Reestablish your positive identity. Begin a special journal now with 10 things you’re grateful for.
- Be a philanthropist every day.
- Begin going to church consistently.
- Spend slow time in Nature.
- Read my piece “Rough” on my blog Living and Giving.
- Study Joel Osteen, John C. Maxwell and Stephen Covey