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broadCAST March 2016: Starting Again

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 March 2016, the question is:

What do you suggest is one great idea on how to get started or begin again at work or in life?

MAJEED MOGHARREBAN SAYS…

Every day is a new beginning. Morning is your spring. Your productive hours are your summer. The evening is your fall where you look back at the majeed square--web readybounty and harvest of the day. Night time is your winter to go within and await the dawn. Each day is a fresh start. Plan it the night before and make each day count. A solid morning routine includes movement, stillness, nutrition, inspiration and gratitude. Start your morning right  and you will win the day.

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

SHEENA GROBB SAYS…

It’s helpful to remember that it’s never too late to begin living the life you truly want to live.  It’s never too late.  Many of the most productive and happy people I know share in common a strong morning routine.  Whether it’s an early morning meditation, journaling or free-flow writing, going forgrobb a run, or practicing yoga… establishing a morning ritual is one of the most powerful practices to ground ourselves and begin each day connected to our new vision. And if you happen to be someone who struggles with lack of motivation from time to time… which can be many of us… taking a moment to process our feelings and care for ourselves can remove the roadblocks to the fulfilling productivity we ultimately wish for.

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

JOEL SWEENEY SAYS….

March signals the arrival of spring. It is my favourite time of the year. It is a time of renewal, of freshness and of new opportunities. What’s beautiful about it is that the opportunity for rebirth, revitalization and new growth is not limited to any specific area of our lives. We can leverage the potential Joel-Sweeneythat this time of year offers, in our work and our personal lives.  There’s optimism in the air this time of year. The snow starts to recede, the temperatures climb and the days lengthen. People have more spring in their step (pun intended). There’s more of a ‘can do’ feeling associated with spring.  I find this time of year more powerful than the start of a new year. We are not caught up in a checklist of New Year’s resolutions: resolutions that are rarely completed, thus impacting our confidence and self-esteem. Instead, we are surrounded by optimism and the art of the possible. There is a different attitude in the air. It is hard not to be impacted by it if you are open to it.  Spring offers a special kind of energy. Are you taking advantage of it?

 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

RAY HOLLISTER SAYS…

This question is the central theme to my Inspirational Presentation, “The Death of Harold”. Inherent in the question, is the presupposition is that one’s work/life has somehow ended. And it is the ‘ending’ where we encounter difficulty. Whether you believe your life/work is over because of foul Rayplay, a serious accident, a major disease, or even an unknown malady, the simple fact is that work/life did NOT end! Rather, it has taken new form. Much like the principle in physics where matter can never truly be destroyed, it merely changes form, when we find ourselves at a crossroads where our life or work seem to be over, it is time to recognize what new form we need to take. So my ‘one great idea’ on how to get started again is this: Seek and embrace the simple joys that make you smile – then, share your joy with everyone.

Ray Hollister is all about resilience and potential. He works with organizations to reveal extraordinary resilience and unlimited potential in everyone.   His powerful presentations will not only energize and inspire you, but also reveal how YOU can make radical, immediate changes to how you perceive, handle, and experience adversity resulting in experiencing life in a new and thrilling way.  www.rayhollister.net

BARRY LEWIS GREEN SAYS…

This question has particular resonance for me, now more than ever.  As a Baha’i, this month I will literally begin the new year on March 21, Naw Ruz… or New Day.  It is a special and sacred time.  Even more personally is my path back to full health.  This past year has been filled with the passing BLG 2of a still-missed mother and a brain bleed.  The process of recuperation is a true beginning again.  It has caused me to look at my life in new ways, with new eyes; exploring both rest and new paths along the way… including my rediscovered love of writing.  All that being said, I cannot truly add to the wisdom of my compatriots above… other than to say that it occurs to me that, beyond cliche, we can truly only live in the now.  That tells me that each moment, each day… is new.  Each step on the ladder is new.  One of my favorite professors (no, actually my favorite) Rolf Hattenauer once said that the best place to start is at the beginning.  You just begin.  As my favorite band Shinedown sings… “the first step is the one you believe in, the second one might be profound”.  Today, let us begin, again.

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

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