In the short time since I last submitted a blog it seems the world has taken another step along the path to crazy. The scandals of Weinstein, Westminster, and Spacey et al say nothing good about the world in which we live…
Making silk purses out of sows’ ears
Recent articles from me have concerned values and being “flummoxed” at what I see happening around me. Combined, I feel even greater disquiet at the accelerating pace by which our world appears to be catapulting itself in a hand cart into hell. Contextually, this is the “sow’s ear”.
I thought I should try and find something positive to say in this contribution to remind myself that there are decent and honourable people in our world who are doing superb work. So, let me tell you about a few people, i.e. the “silk purses”, I know. I respect and admire them for their positive endeavour, driving change and celebrating success. In some ways, this is an advertorial for their work.
A couple of years ago, I was struggling both in my professional and personal life. I started being over anxious about my future and so I was not enjoying my present. Does this sound familiar? Most of the time we get so immersed in ourselves that we fail to enjoy our life by missing out on those beautiful moments around us. I sat down and started thinking about what I could do to stop worrying so much and just allow things to be.
I came across the statement forming the title of this post towards the end of 2016. It is attributed to Marshall Goldsmith, who is an American leadership coach. I have paired it with another quotation, which was made by President Eisenhower, “You don’t lead people by hitting them over the head. That is assault, not leadership.”
I had the pleasure of working with Jessica in Panama when she was in the corporate world. Now she is working on her own account as a life coach for women. Take a look at her new website Jessica Coach.
As soon as you click the link you will smile. Guaranteed. Her smile, the uplifting music and her cheerful persona are infectious. Good luck Jessica. I expect you to change the lives of women around the world.
As Jessica says on her video welcome: “Breath, breath …. enjoy life!“