broadCAST: A November to Remember
The broadCAST™ is a monthly weigh in by members of The CAST™ of Epic Engage™. Experts in their own right, members of The CAST™ are asked to answer a question of simple but possibly profound nature. For November, the question is:
If you were to suggest one thing that we should remember at all times, what would it be?
SHEENA GROBB SAYS…
Sheena Grobb Singer/Songwriter and Speaker… is humbly amazing. “It is without a doubt a masterpiece of songwriting and soundscape. Really incredible, soulful music. She will definitely get a huge audience in time, trust me.” Alex Wharton, Abbey Road Studios. A songbird from the age of two, songwriter at ten, with 3 albums under her belt, a nomination for the Western Canadian Music Awards, and over 500 tour dates across Canada, the US, and the UK, Sheena Grobb (one of Canada’s best kept secrets) is spilling over. With the release of her newest album, The Breakless Heart, mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London, and a life changing music video created by Lindsey Nelko (past choreographer with So You Think You Can Dance), Sheena is embarking on her most meaningful project yet – The Living Compassion Project™ – inviting others to “unlock their lives” through sharing their stories… as she begins to share hers. www.sheenagrobb.com
TRENT LANGDON SAYS….
Growing up in Central Newfoundland, it was commonplace to refer to our deck, patio, or step as a “bridge”. With time, after moving to the Eastern portion of the province at the age of 17, I realized that this was architecturally an incorrect statement, but I am still unable to shake the term after all these years. The term lives on each time our family decides to have a campfire. It usually begins with prepping some kindling (or ‘splits’ as we call them) from the lumber left remaining from our dismantled deck. I usually try to insert this comment sometime throughout the evening: “I was always taught not to burn any bridges!”. It garners a sideway glance at best. So with that, I emphasize the value in building and maintaining your bridges, as opposed to leaving your path disconnected. My father has always espoused this philosophy and it continues to play a key role in my professional and personal decision-making from day to day. It is also a regular counselling and teaching strategy of mine as I work with students entrenched in a virtual world that can be quite unforgiving if given the chance.
Trent Langdon, M.Ed, Canadian Certified Counsellor is all about legacy and building yours by rewriting your ‘game plan’ or rejuvenating your organization’s foundations. Trent is a strong believer that success and contentment is achievable through actions of integrity and character; for an individual or an organization. With more than 20 years of experience as a CHANGE AGENT for children, adolescents, families, schools, communities, and professionals, Trent can walk with you toward Personal Development and Discovery, Organizational Review and Renewal, and A Career / Life Plan for Teens. www.epicengage.com
JOEL SWEENEY SAYS….
Be respectful and accepting of the opinions of others. None of us have all the answers because none of us have all the information about any given topic or situation. It is often said that there are three sides to every story, my side, your side and the reality. This doesn’t imply that the person is lying or intentionally distorting the facts. They are viewing the situation from their perspective and are processing the information through their filters. Don’t assume that you are always right. More importantly, don’t be too quick to judge. Take time to get as much information as possible. We do that by actively listening and observing. Even then don’t assume that you have it right. You are simply, better informed. In other words, don’t judge, assess. Judging can cause you to jump to conclusions. Assessing implies the desire to have a deeper understanding of the facts. With that additional information you are in a better position to assess the situation. Be open to the opinions of others. They will always bring a different perspective. Their perspective is another source of information. This will allow you to make a more informed assessment and decision.
Joel Sweeney is all about effective communications. He is a professional speaker, trainer, facilitator, personal coach and author of The Wedding MC Handbook and Little Helpings of Food for Thought with his third book, The Speaker’s Tool Box, just released in the Fall of 2014. Through his focus on communications training and his keynote speeches, Joel helps individuals and organizations maximize their potential. His messages are thought provoking, entertaining and laced with connection, humor and enthusiasm. www.JoelSweeney.com
MAJEED MOGHARREBAN SAYS…
Majeed Mogharreban is all about entrepreneurship. He owned and sold five successful businesses and traveled to 24 countries before he was 21 years old. After early success in business, now his mission is to support the next generation of entrepreneurs to make a difference doing what they love. With clients ranging from the United Nations, to start-up businesses, to an Olympic gold medalist, Majeed helps you discover your strengths and your passions so that work is meaningful and fun. His book, Winning At Life, is a guide for young people to make a plan and win at life. www.majeedm.com
BARRY LEWIS GREEN SAYS…
Way back in 1997, I found myself in Garden City, New York on July 1… meeting to sign an agreement to take on the Dale Carnegie Training® sponsorship (franchise) for Newfoundland and Labrador. Upon signing the agreement, J. Oliver Crom (then CEO and son-in-law of the late, great Dale Carnegie himself) invited me to a very fine Italian Restaurant. “Ollie” was and is a distinguished man, wise and of integrity. Amidst the beautiful meal, he offered me advice, well intended and well heard… in part anyway. He said “Barry, you will never get it all done.” His message to me was that I should avoid the frantic need to accomplish everything and focus my energies on what I am sure Stephen Covey would call “the big rocks”. It is a message that I am relearning 18 years later, long after my 12 years with Dale Carnegie Training®. We gain more by focusing more. One of my dearest friends said as much to me just this month. In reference to my bout with TIA, and my recovery… she suggested that maybe the message here is not to slow down but to focus my energies on the important stuff. I will never get it all done. You are right, Mr. Crom. Neither will any of us. Focus on what matters most and let the rest go. Peace.
Barry Lewis Green is an educator. He is a dynamic motivator. Yes, he is a motivational speaker of substance. He is an expert who speaks. Barry is The Unity Guy™. EPIC Engage™ is an extension of The Unity Guy™. It is a team with a mission born of Barry’s work. He is about epic and noble leadership and wholehearted communities at work, school and everywhere; advancing together in thought, will and action. He is about uniting diverse talent to create cultures of growth. www.epicengage.com and www.theunityconnection.com
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Give up what appears to be doubtful for what is certain. Truth brings peace of mind, and deception doubt. — Muhammad Ali
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Until December, enjoy and remember in November. 🙂