Newsletter 29 : 7 march 2010
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Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.
Howard Thurman, American philosopher and theologian.
Of the several videos available on Youtube of this song, I chose this one for its ‘interesting’ pictures – nothing to do with the original from which the song is a spin off, namely the tv series Twin peaks. I do like the de-tuned Duane Eddy-style bass guitar.
And this one (from Blue velvet) – whoever chose an apparently extraordinarily incongruous clip form Batman nevertheless made a convincing choice, I think.
Words by David Lynch, music by Angelo Badalamenti
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad
[Not sure I think this is either funny or true, any more]
An emotionally intelligent view of motivation. Jeremy writes for freshbusinessthinking.com and, in this article, argues that it’s logically impossible to motivate someone – a leader has to create an environment in which the person motivates themself.
Understanding your Self
A two-day seminar by Ian Haugh, 27-28 March, Swindon
Ian is a former Psychology of Vision trainer, so you can be assured his workshop will be aligned with what we talk about. He writes “Since, between them, our thoughts and feelings drive all of our behaviour, as well as the behaviour of the people in our lives, understanding some simple and basic principles and putting them into practise can be a real eye opener. It’s a great relief just taking some of the mystery out of it all.”
Perfect example of how, if you want someone to do something, you find the positive benefits for them – you don’t concentrate on the negative, as this, admittedly strong, video shows.
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If you have been, thank you for reading.
Kay and Jeremy
Compiled by Jeremy Marchant . added 12 march 2015 . image: Free images