Reaching Past our Expectations

Would you believe me if I told you that I know a man, who is a Realtor, and like most Realtors, he recently had to reinvent himself.  This Realtor packaged him self up, promoted his services in marketing and business, and sold himself to one of the top attorneys offices in his area as a consultant.  They liked and believe in him so much that right now, in this economy, with so many qualified applicants per job, are not only going to pay him a salary, but will pay for his schooling to become a lawyer, AND guarantee him a job after.  He announced this only after receiving his acceptance to Law School.

Now this is not an average man.  He believes in himself.  He believed that he could make things happen. He went to this job dressed impeccably, he takes care of himself and he obviously continued to hold these high standards in his work.  But how many of us would of possibly made it in the door as a consultant, and then stopped, thinking that we did well. We would possibly of congratulated ourselves for making it that far, which I guess in this job market would be something to celebrate, but for many that would be it.

Is it possible that we are not reaching far enough? Do we settle because we think that’s as good as we can get? If someone told you that they were going to pay you a salary, pay for you to go to school, and guarantee you a job when you got out, would you believe them?  I know, Its hard to believe in this economy that its happened to anyone, much less ourselves, but believe – because it happened…

I personally will forever more, not doubt, even on the tiniest level that anything is possible.

Just a thought…

Love, Goldi – Twitter – Facebook

The Greatest Gift

It’s more important than money, a job, or even love.  Its the most important thing.  Without it we have nothing – literally. Its our health. Take that moment to exercise, or to have a peaceful and relaxing cup of coffee on the porch.  Whatever you need for your mental and/or physical health – do it!

I told this recently to my brother who had a heart attack a few months ago, and he argued back that he was tired of hearing about people who take care of just themselves, because then he is the one who ends up needing to help them all.  I agreed that some people take it to far, and we all do need help from time to time.  After hearing the stress in his voice, I reminded him that if he didn’t start taking care of himself, he wouldn’t be around to take care of anybody…  take care of yourself first, so that you can take care of others.

My mother is 70 years old, works, travels the world, and is always positive, happy and upbeat; and she shows no signs of stopping. What a gift she is giving me by taking care of herself, so that I don’t have to…

I’m sure you have at least one family member who you take care of that you wish would of taken care of themselves.  Use that memory if you have to, so that you don’t feel guilty, of how taking care of yourself is really the greatest gift you can give to those you love.

Just a thought…

Love, Goldi – Twitter – Facebook

Fair Play to Those who Dare to Dream

Last night I had the pleasure to hear and see The Swell Season live at The Orange Peel, in Asheville NC.  The brilliant and passionate Glen Hansard, the beautiful and talented Marketa Irglova, and the superb sounds from violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire, perfectly compliment each other.  The whole band was actually fabulous.  They were… real, and it’s that honesty in their performance that originally made me an instant fan, after seeing the movie Once.  A movie that both Glen and Marketa starred in, and then subsequently won an Oscar for Best Original Song “Falling Slowly”.  Which all reminded me of how moved I was by Marketa’s acceptance speech; she said,  receiving the award was a big moment for all artist.  Most of whom spend their time struggling.  The fact that she was standing there holding an Oscar in her hand, meant that no matter how far out your dreams are – it’s possible.   Fair play for those who dare to dream – don’t give up!  Hope at the end of the day connects us all no matter how different we are.

Cheers to Glen, Marketa, The Swell Season and anyone living their dream!

Some pics from concert below… Love, Goldi – Twitter – Facebook