News and Views is a new initiative for 2017.  On a more random and periodic basis, we will do a short post with some links to read and ponder.  In some ways, it is a catch up.  In other ways, we might bring the mustard; and a little relish.  🙂


This second issue examines the idea of “promise”.  We start with a post on That GREAT Promise.   The word promise itself is noted to mean:

1. a declaration that something will or will not be done
2. an express assurance on which expectation is to be based
3. something that has the effect of an express assurance

Assurance is defined as a certainty of mind.  It is grounded in the Virtue called Certitude.  Certitude is not arrogance.  It is a simple fundamental sense of knowing.

In reading the aforementioned and linked post, expect a constructive challenge to be delivered.  Just sayin’.  🙂


The HOT Dog™ is our lead piece.  Just last night, we posted this Facebook Live AFTER SCHOOL video on purpose on promise.  It was inspired by a remarkable day, and the story will tell itself.  Here, I personally offer thoughts on exploring purpose and making promises.


In support and addition, we also offer this post on Your Promissory Note. It will also constructively challenge you on the matter of promise; and provide a possible vehicle for same.


As a regular and reliable compendium of sorts, we offer this link to over 330 LinkedIn posts to date around character and leadership and education… and this link to our EPIC Blog.  You will find hundreds of posts addressing matters of character and leadership pertinent to school, work, business and community.


And we offer this video on the power of promise.  Rise up.   🙂

Peace, passion and prosperity.

Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™

Barry is ultimately a vocalist, strength coach and educator. His work is about 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, business and community; where everyone matters and contributes everyday.



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