broadCAST December 2016: Wishing You
The broadCAST™ is a monthly weigh in by members of The CAST™ of Epic Engage™. Independent experts in their own right, members of The CAST™ are asked to answer a question of simple but possibly profound nature. We wholeheartedly encourage you to connect with these experts on their respective expertise and how it might be of service to you. They each bring great value in service to their work. With that in mind, the question for the month is:
“In the spirit of the Season however it is celebrated amongst the diversity of faiths and beliefs, what is your one wish for our readers this month?”
RAY HOLLISTER SAYS…
My wish for you this Season is Clarity. Clarity of purpose, clarity of thought, clarity of action, and clarity of faith. YOU are remarkable, talented, magnificent, and loved. May your heart come to know this with certainty – and absolute Clarity. There is both power and peace in gaining – and pursuing – Clarity in your life. I wish for you this Season the gift of Clarity.
Ray Hollister is all about strength, excellence and potential. In fact, he has a very special connection with students – he’s helped thousands achieve average scores of over 90% for 20 years! His love of learning… and his ability to teach anybody the same easy strategies he used to study far less than everyone else while maintaining outrageously high test scores… quickly earned him a lot of ‘friends’ seeking his advice. Ray has personally conducted numerous studies to develop an intense, focused, and results oriented program for college students. With the success of that program, Ray set his sights on helping younger students in Junior High, High School, and those just entering University. The end result is a program that will help any student – especially YOU – learn more, study less, and earn consistently high grades. www.rayhollister.net
JAMIE McCABE SAYS…
My one wish for readers this month is that they value relationships that they have. Be grateful for the moments you get to experience, good or bad … as there is always a bigger lesson to take away. Wear your heart on your sleeve and hug lots. My wish for you is an abundance of “LOVE” and a new year filled with “MOMENTS” that leave you looking around every corner for the next one to arrive.
Jamie McCabe is all about creativity and connection. She is on a mission to bring people together through art and exploring their creative side at Clay Café Avalon. Jamie became an entrepreneur and opened the paint-your-own pottery studio in 2008 and has seen many memories painted there since then. She works with children and schools where she provides after school art programs. She believes we should color outside the lines more and embrace our inner artist. At Clay Café, it’s not about painting the perfect piece, it’s about painting the perfect memory. www.claycafeavalon.ca
JOEL SWEENEY SAYS….
My one wish is that you get to experience the magic of this time of year. It is a time to dismiss our setbacks and celebrate our successes. It is an opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends.
This is a time for rejuvenation. A chance to recharge and get ready to take on the challenges of the New Year. Take advantage of the opportunity. Celebrate and be grateful for the blessings you have. Yes, you have them. We all do. Some are not as obvious as others. Take time to reflect on the ones that are uniquely yours. I met with a colleague earlier this week and his upbeat demeanor and attitude were contagious, yet he is going through one of the more trying times in his life. He has made a conscious decision to put his best foot forward. Almost every statement rang of gratitude. When I reflected on our conversation I realized that I have so much to be grateful for. Don’t lose sight of your blessings. Don’t miss the chance to reap all that this time of year has to offer. May this be your most enjoyable and satisfying holiday season ever!
Joel Sweeney is all about effective communications. He has been speaking, training, coaching and writing about it for over 20 years. He is the author of The Wedding MC Handbook and Little Helpings of Food for Thought. His third book, The Speaker’s Tool Box – Perfecting the Craft of Speaking, was released in the 2015. He is the owner of Professionally Speaking (established in 1995). Joel helps entrepreneurs and business professional become effective, engaging and confident speakers. www.JoelSweeney.com
MARK BLACK SAYS….
My one wish for you is peace. Not world peace, that would be nice, but we can’t achieve that on our own. Not peace in your home, because while you contribute to it, you cannot guarantee that either. I simply wish you peace in your heart, mind and soul. That is up to you. And if you can find it, everything else is easily managed.
SHEENA GROBB SAYS….
One wish I have for our readers this month is that pause be taken to enjoy the simplest aspects of this time of year… that the full experience of our senses be explored and awakened. The feeling of the crisp winter air as it hits our nostrils each morning… the taste of our favourite holiday recipe fresh from the oven… the twinkling of the lights that decorate all the houses along our street. For many of us this is a time of reflection and gratitude… of giving and sharing… and also of moving faster and organizing this or that. Regardless of what you’re doing, make it a full experience of your senses… be fully present for every moment of the richness. This is where true fulfillment resides…. so just breathe it in.
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…
A simple wish for the season and into the new year is ‘to be present’. This is an ongoing focus of mine that has served me well during times of heightened stress and busy schedules. To remind yourself that at any point, your daily activities and duties make up the journey that is your life and should be embraced with acceptance and passion. Through this approach, your experience will be enriched, your regrets minimized, and your memories preserved.
Trent Langdon is all about building legacy through character education and development. He is a junior high school counselor for 650+ adolescents and is dedicated to serving his students, their families, and communities. Trent works on behalf of his colleagues to build identity, protect professional roles, and to give teachers ‘a voice’; currently completing his 2nd term as a member of the Provincial Executive Council of the Newfoundland & Labrador Teachers Association (NLTA) and now as a passionate candidate for NLTA Vice-President for the 2017-2019 term of office. Trent is also a Canadian Certified Counselor with the Canadian Counseling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and serves as a member of the CCPA Ethics Committee (Complaints Division). And last but certainly not least, Trent is a proud contributor to the Epic Engage team. www.epicengage.com
MAJEED MOGHARREBAN SAYS…
In the spirit of the holiday season, and the end of the US political race, now is more important than ever to be a beacon of love, light, hope and positivity. Be loud about your love. Be a source of good news. Stand up for love. Not just thoughts, but actions, to show your love.
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…
My wish is always peace, passion and prosperity. Always. All ways. That being said, of late, I have been on an exploration of openness as a strength of character. It has been manifested in a series of blogs over the past two weeks… a 3D December Dare … and culminated in a constructive challenge tonight around courage, confidence and certitude. Indeed, this is all to say that my ultimate wish for you at this time of year is that you be open… to who you are at your best and to the world and what it is at its best. Heed the words of Satchmo. Life is life. Live it. There you will find real magic.
Barry Lewis Green is ultimately a vocalist, strength coach and educator. His work is about voicing, exploring, identifying, practicing and mastering our strengths and building upon them through practical and powerful unity and resourcefulness. That is why Barry is The Unity Guy™. EPIC Engage™ is an extension of The Unity Guy™. The Epic work is all about building strong, united and inspired cultures lead by character… at school, work and community; where everyone matters and contributes everyday. www.epicengage.com
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