3 Simple Truths

[Last week my 5-7-minute speech originally titled “Finding Gold in 3 Simple Truths” won me Best Speaker in my Toastmasters club meeting. It is a level 3 elective speech in the Persuasive Influence Pathway, with the objective of Connecting with Your Audience. This is the text of that speech.] A few years ago I read… Continue reading 3 Simple Truths

Before Trying to Change the World, Know This

Stop being led by the nose doing others' bidding. Go see the world through your own eyes, then decide how you fit into it.

Unpopular Truths

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGcAHb6qTiU The Candace Owens Show on Prager U Candace Owens talks with Taleeb Starkes, author of Black Lies Matter. Hopeful, intelligent, refreshing. Listen to a coherent discussion about the state and future of Black America you will not hear from mass media sources.

Exercising Our Right to Self-Determination

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Self-determination:free choice of one's own acts or states without external compulsion-Merriam-Webster Dictionary Nothing prevents self-determination. Nothing. You decide who you are by what you do. Photo by Autumn Goodman on Unsplash Blaming our situation on the past prevents us from succeeding in the present. And we cannot hold ourselves accountable for who we are or… Continue reading Exercising Our Right to Self-Determination

Connect and Endure Through Stories

Limited moments spin away while we busily attend to details and dive into our phones. Zap! The kids are moving out, getting married, starting careers. Zap! Someone suffers a stroke, someone falls, what is our plan for aging? Zap! We’re gone. image by Ann Fisher on flickr Sit down with someone you know who is… Continue reading Connect and Endure Through Stories