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The Classic Pamela Positive: Sticking with the Beauty of Loving Yourself and Others

 

In this article by fellow Fast Company blogger, Alicia Morga, advised: “Adopt the Cindy Crawford motto: no flaws…stick with the beauty of loving yourself and others.”

 

 

 

As Cindy Crawford says,

 

“Never point out your flaws, but do admit to your mistakes.”

 

What a powerful distinction.  Cindy is an accomplished wife, mother, businesswoman, spokesperson and model.  She’s demonstrated beauty in so many ways, specifically through her acumen, well-spoken manner, desire to make a beautiful life and home accessible to everyone, and most importantly, knowing that true, lasting beauty starts and comes from within.

Beauty is about trusting yourself, appreciating your unique qualities, just as we should for other people. It’s one of our greatest age old wisdoms, to love your neighbor as yourself.  And to love our neighbor as ourselves, we have to start with, yes, you and me.

 

 

 

 

 

So, as Cindy advises, don’t point out areas of yourself that are weak. You might be working on those, and we all have areas of improvement. Do demonstrate your positive qualities of intellect, kindness, graciousness, honesty, selflessness. We recognize and celebrate these abundantly.

There will be a time, many times, when we all need to own up to mistakes or ways we can be better. Then we, with rapid fire, should admit our mistakes and, where necessary, apologize. Part of our beauty is cultivating caring, honest, open relationships where we admit where we could have been better. With this admittance comes strength and a more beautifully enduring relationship with others – and ourselves.

Truth is beauty. We start with the Truth of what is good about us and others. We stay with that until we find a time where we need to admit where we fell down. And we avoid simply putting others, or ourselves, down at all.

Stick with the Beauty of loving yourself and others.

 

 


 

 

Cindy Crawford was a popular supermodel of the ’80s and ’90s. She was frequently featured on a number of magazines including Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Allure. She has walked on the runway for many brands including Chanel, Valentino, and Christian Dior. She has also been involved in fitness campaigns, and appeared in TV, music videos, and movies.  Since retiring from modeling in 2000, she has been working on creating beauty products and home furnishings. 

When Crawford was ten, her three-year-old brother Jeff died of leukemia. Since then, a focal point of her charity work has been childhood leukemia research. She is an official supporter of the Ronald McDonald House Charities and an honorary committee member of the California Wildlife Center. She is married to fellow model, Rande Gerber and they have two children together. 

 

 

 

The Classic Pamela Positive: “There is no door that love will not open.”

“There’s no difficulty that enough love will not conquer . . . no gulf that enough love will not bridge; no wall that enough love will not throw down; how hopeless the outlook . . . how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.”

Emmet Fox

 

I think this is beautiful and these kind of things are so important to keep emphasizing.

 

 

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Emmet Fox (1886 – 1951) was a New Thought spiritual leader, meaning that he was aligned with the philosophical movement from early 20th century USA. His words were particularly influential during the Great Depression when he would give sermons to people suffering from the economic downturn. Today, he is remembered for his strikingly beautiful phrases and his involvement with the New Thought movement.

The Classic Pamela Positive: Sticking with the Beauty of Loving Yourself and Others

In this article by fellow Fast Company blogger, Alicia Morga, advised: “Adopt the Cindy Crawford motto: no flaws…stick with the beauty of loving yourself and others.”

As Cindy Crawford says,

“Never point out your flaws, but do admit to your mistakes.”

 

What a powerful distinction.  Cindy is an accomplished wife, mother, businesswoman, spokesperson and model.  She’s demonstrated beauty in so many ways, specifically through her acumen, well-spoken manner, desire to make a beautiful life and home accessible to everyone, and most importantly, knowing that true, lasting beauty starts and comes from within.

Beauty is about trusting yourself, appreciating your unique qualities, just as we should for other people. It’s one of our greatest age old wisdoms, to love your neighbor as yourself.  And to love our neighbor as ourselves, we have to start with, yes, you and me.

 

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So, as Cindy advises, don’t point out areas of yourself that are weak. You might be working on those, and we all have areas of improvement. Do demonstrate your positive qualities of intellect, kindness, graciousness, honesty, selflessness. We recognize and celebrate these abundantly.

There will be a time, many times, when we all need to own up to mistakes or ways we can be better. Then we, with rapid fire, should admit our mistakes and, where necessary, apologize. Part of our beauty is cultivating caring, honest, open relationships where we admit where we could have been better. With this admittance comes strength and a more beautifully enduring relationship with others – and ourselves.

Truth is beauty. We start with the Truth of what is good about us and others. We stay with that until we find a time where we need to admit where we fell down. And we avoid simply putting others, or ourselves, down at all.

Stick with the Beauty of loving yourself and others.

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Cindy Crawford was a popular supermodel of the ’80s and ’90s. She was frequently featured on a number of magazines including Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Allure. She has walked on the runway for many brands including Chanel, Valentino, and Christian Dior. She has also been involved in fitness campaigns, and appeared in TV, music videos, and movies.  Since retiring from modeling in 2000, she has been working on creating beauty products and home furnishings. 

When Crawford was ten, her three-year-old brother Jeff died of leukemia. Since then, a focal point of her charity work has been childhood leukemia research. She is an official supporter of the Ronald McDonald House Charities and an honorary committee member of the California Wildlife Center. She is married to fellow model, Rande Gerber and they have two children together. 

The Pamela Positive: May Your Work Bring Just and Lasting Peace

President Lincoln advised us,

“Whatever work you are devoted to….may it bring just and lasting peace.”

 

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Our respected President Abraham Lincoln brought this to light in his 1865  Inaugural Address. What a calling for each of us to think on, as we go about our work each day, how it can bring “just and lasting peace.”  I think work here is not just our professional work, but any task to which we are devoting ourselves. Any project, endeavor, activity — from raising a child to decorating a Valentine’s Day wreath — can have kindness, justice and peace as a necessary ingredient to our performing of it.

President Lincoln says something instrumental here: As we strive for our goal, it should be peace brought between each one of us, and then also with all countries.

The point here is that gentle justice, no matter how small, and a caring, kind sense of peacefulness in all our interactions, both bring that sense of worldwide peace. And it must start with ourselves, our conversations, our actions between each person we meet. That’s a great calling for us in today’s world!

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Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th President of the United States during the Civil War. He was instrumental in ending slavery with his Emancipation Proclamation and is admired for his commitment to national unity, equal rights, liberty, and democracy in America. Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky to a humble home; he was later elected to the Illinois state legislature (1834) before entering into the U.S. House of Representatives (1847) and then becoming President of the United States (1860). Lincoln’s bynames include those of “Honest Abe,” “the Rail-Splitter,” and “the Great Emancipator.”

The Team Performs Better When You’re On The Court- A Story of Leadership

What True Coaching Is

 Coaching is one of the most important things that you can do in life. First, we think of coaches for a swim league or tennis club, badminton, or lacrosse. Yet coaching comes in many forms.

Coaching happens at every stage of life!

Let’s take a look at some excellent coaching.

Check out this video on Steve Kerr, Head Coach of the Warriors—he’s coaching star player Steph Curry on the bench. Curry usually has a 47.7% percentage field goal shot and 43.6% percentage success rate on a 3-point field. Curry holds the all-time record for most 3-pointers in a single season. That’s really impressive. Yet Curry’s shots weren’t going in.

Curry was having a rough night. What do you say to a super star when the going gets rough?

 

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Kerr teaches us to take the long view.

 

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In this video, he talks to Curry about not just his shot—but his overall impact on the team. If you focus only on the numbers, you’re going to miss the bigger impact. Kerr shows Curry his numbers.

 

“You might not be hitting all your shots tonight, but I want you to look at the stat. When you’re on the court, you make the whole team better. The whole team rises to another level.”

 

What Coach Kerr is saying is that,

“Your shot isn’t the only thing most valuable to me. Your teamwork is valuable. The way you inspire others is valuable. So much so, that when I look at the overall team stats, they perform better when you’re on the court—whether or not you make your shots.”

 

Do you have a team member like this? Maybe they didn’t make all of their shots today, maybe they made some spelling errors or made a mistake. But ask yourself another question: Did they make your team better? Did they exemplify your values? Did they uplift the team? And do they contribute in other ways?

 

Don’t give up on coaching just because someone doesn’t perform as well as you’d like them to or as well as they can. We are active, caring, growing beings, not born perfectionists.

 

Look at the whole person, look at their whole contribution, and tell them how important they are to you. Only then, can you help them become even better. That’s true coaching.

 

Get them back on the court and cheer them on.

 


 

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Stephen (Steph) Curry is a professional basketball player, who is well known for leading the Golden State Warriors to National Basketball Association (NBA) championships in 2015, 2017 and 2018. Prior to the NBA, Curry attended Davidson College in North Carolina, where he majored in sociology. He’s married to childhood friend, Ayesha Curry who is a professional chef with her own cooking show. Together, they have three young children—Riley, Ryan, and Canon Curry.

 

Stephen Kerr is a professional basketball coach and former player of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been the Head Coach for the Golden State Warriors through their last three championships. As a player, he won five championships titles before he retired and became a sports television analyst. He’s married to his college sweetheart, Margot Kerr. Together, they have three children—Nick, Maddy, and Matthew Kerr.

 

1Allison, K. (2016, February 3). Stephen Curry Dribbling 2016 (cropped) [Digital image]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/keithallison/24689550742/

2 Cox, B. (2013, December 14). [Billy Cox Quote]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/Billy_Cox/status/412037613998977024

Classic Pamela Positive: “There is no door that love will not open.”

“There’s no difficulty that enough love will not conquer . . . no gulf that enough love will not bridge; no wall that enough love will not throw down; how hopeless the outlook . . . how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.” – Emmet Fox

I think this is beautiful and these kind of things are so important to keep emphasizing.

autumn-1072827_1920.jpg

Emmet Fox (1886 – 1951) was a New Thought spiritual leader, meaning that he was aligned with the philosophical movement from early 20th century USA. His words were particularly influential during the Great Depression when he would give sermons to people suffering from the economic downturn. Today, he is remembered for his strikingly beautiful phrases and his involvement with the New Thought movement.

Classic Pamela Positive: “There is no door that love will not open.”

“There’s no difficulty that enough love will not conquer . . . no gulf that enough love will not bridge; no wall that enough love will not throw down; how hopeless the outlook . . . how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.” – Emmet Fox

I think this is beautiful and these kind of things are so important to keep emphasizing.

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Emmet Fox (1886 – 1951) was a New Thought spiritual leader, meaning that he was aligned with the philosophical movement from early 20th century USA. His words were particularly influential during the Great Depression when he would give sermons to people suffering from the economic downturn. Today, he is remembered for his strikingly beautiful phrases and his involvement with the New Thought movement.