For some, an unfulfilled and unsatisfied life can lead to a life-long battle of potentially fatal addictions; but others find there’s an alternative to fill those often evasive and unidentifiable empty spaces.
When my grandmother was young, she would sit me on her lap, hold my hands in hers and pat them to a beat. As she tapped her feet, the beat in her heart transmitted to […]
As soon as Chey* turned 16 years old, she marched into the local Foot Locker and told the manager she’d like to work there.
She was a “shoe” connoisseur and wanted to sell.
The Manager said, “I’m not hiring and won’t be anytime soon.” “OK,” Chey said and walked out the store. Chey returned every week and upon one visit, the manager said, “Yes.” Chey began working that day. When asked how Chey knew she’d have a career with Foot Locker, she answered, “I had Faith.”
Chey had no retail experience, no connections, nothing that could be considered a “foot in the door.” Chey had faith in herself. With that faith, she made a commitment that she would work at Foot Locker and she did.
FAITH IS COMMITMENT TO ONESELF, SHOWING UP AND BEING PRESENT, READY TO WORK IN THE FACE OF FEAR, DOUBT AND EXPECTATION.
In times of despair, sometimes all you have to say is “Thank You” and for a few moments it will feel like all your burdens have simply disappeared. Thank You – 2 words, 8 letters […]
THE WORD IS… AND… Dr. Randal Pinkett, The Apprentice 4, was keynote speaker at a conference I attended a few years ago. I will never forget the words of wisdom he passed on to us regarding […]