Your True Purpose

"Still more apparent does the working of this principle become when for the word 'idea' I substitute the word 'purpose.' Purpose at once suggests the notion that the person whom it actuates is in motion toward an end; and a person moving toward an end, like a rifle-ball toward a target, is less easily managed and directed than when he is standing …

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Inspiring Greatness

“Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you're put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.” - Vincent van Gogh To my mind, the growth and development of people is the highest calling of a small business owner …

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Souls of Deep Thinkers

The Ocean's Song by Victor Hugo We walked amongst the ruins famed in story  Of Rozel-Tower,  And saw the boundless waters stretch in glory  And heave in power.  O Ocean vast! We heard thy song with wonder,  Whilst waves marked time.  "Appear, O Truth!" thou sang'st with tone of thunder,  "And shine sublime!" The world's …

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A Different World

I had a remarkable conversation with a relatively new friend the other day. Her enthusiasm, desire to be of service to her fellows in every sphere of her living and boundless gratitude for the privilege of ongoing growth and development personally, professionally and spiritually were absolutely infectious. What stood out to me more than her …

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Dethrone the Tyrant

Rebecca Gilliver, principal cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra tells the story of a conversation she had with Sandro Laffrancini, principal cellist at La Scala about a particularly challenging top shift he played flawlessly over and over again in her LSO Master Class for the Cello. She asked what his secret was and he said …

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