Who Do You Want to Talk To?

If you could talk to anybody at all who would it be? Use your imagination, maybe you would like to have a conversation with someone from history, from your past, someone who has quietly influenced your life, or maybe it is someone who you have yet to meet, it could be a current or past world leader, celebrity, titan of industry, thought leader, spiritual influencer, inventor, artist or musician. This could even evolve and maybe you would like to host a roundtable and have a conversation or debate with a couple of people. It’s your party, go for it.

Now that you know who; take some time and literally develop a line of inquiry. Be specific, actually write out a series of questions or opening remarks that you could use to kick start the conversation. It’s not that bizarre go ahead, come up with three questions.

Knowing what you know about the person or people that you have chosen, answer your questions from what you believe their perspective would be. Rely on the things you know for sure.

What traits or qualities do the people who you have chosen have that you admire? This is not a time to be shy or modest. Several of the qualities that you find most admirable in the people you have chosen exist in you as well. Your shared personality traits are strengths for you to draw upon.

What can you learn from the World Class of the past, present or future and how can you apply those lessons to where you are right now? Look closely at the questions you prepared; what do you want to know and how can you apply these answers to current events?

With enough imagination centers of influence don’t have to be in the room ~ Think World Class

 

Heading to the Pleasure State

OK, so it’s not a place but rather a state of mind. A trip to the Pleasure State does not require a passport, nor do you have to contend with airport security, long lines or heavy traffic, it doesn’t require any packing or maneuvering of heavy bags through tight spaces.

Believe me when I say the Pleasure State is as real as you want it to be and it is as important as any pilgrimage or vacation destination. It is accessible through exercising your power of visualization. In a world of distraction, a trip to the Pleasure State is a ticket to Shangri-La for your mind. The cool thing; it is just a conscious thought away and accessible for extended stays, short visits or appreciative moments.  A mere deep cleansing breath from anything that is causing you consternation or worry, it is your all-access pass to a moment of peace. A visit to the Pleasure State is a reprieve that rejuvenates, physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.

No taxes, currency conversion or language barriers just sit for a spell and let go, clear your mind and vacation at your leisure. No dress code, reservations or tipping required, just willingness.

Take a moment and stop by the Pleasure State today ~ Think World Class.

50 Years Ago Today Martin Luther King Jr. Inspired a Nation

“I HAVE A DREAM” Four simple words delivered with passion and heart; four words that impacted a nation; delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on a summer day in August 1963. The simplicity of these words articulated a sentiment that could not be misunderstood in that moment in time. The power of these four words was in their simplicity; yet these simple words spoke directly to all of us in a way that will never be forgotten.

There is still a lot of work to be done, I am sure that if Martin Luther King could see the progress that has been made he would have expected more over the past 50 years.

This is a generational issue and its evolution is going to take one or maybe two more generations before we see the dream fulfilled. It will happen but the will has to be innate and not conjured up by design. If forethought is required we are not there yet we need compassion and empathy in our lives.

We are the authors of the compassion that we choose to express; most importantly we are the ones who will pass this loving trait to the next generation and the generation that will follow them. It is our responsibility and obligation to see this dream fulfilled, this is the work we all must do individually and collectively, in communities, churches and schools, in the places where we work, live and play. Compassion is as essential as breathing.

Most of us are not going to change the world but it is well within our grasp to change our world and be a leader to those who we have the power to influence. From that ripple real sustainable change will come and a nation will find its dream fulfilled.

Martin Luther King Jr. dream is possible, the only thing that can get in the way are our limiting beliefs.

“Dum vivmus, vivamus”

Let us live while we live ~ Think World Class