Posts from the ‘Encourage’ Category

Give A Man A Pole

One oh the Greatest Gifts you can give a person is a life lesson. My uncle Vann took me fishing at a young age to Lake Nokomis.

He showed me what I needed to know to catch fish at a young age. When I got older I wanted to fish more for the fight.

A friend of mine named Ted was a big time fisherman. He had everything, he is the type of Sportsman who cleans the fish when the boat lands. This is important to understand because you limit the exposure to the site of fly’s, is my guess.

When I went fishing with Ted just like my uncle Vann, he had all the equipment for me to fish. See Ted has brought me plenty of meat but knew the importance of learning how to catch your own.

The point of this post is that we all have fishing poles and holes that we use to feed ourselves and families. The point of life in my mind is to help others eat for a lifetime.

You can over fish a lake and drain the resources. This is a part of the lesson that we only take what we need for the day/week.

Greed has caused many to not share our tools in life to help others. We have to get to the place were we are not worried about someone taking from us, just because they are fishing the same lake.

We have more than enough of everything we need for us all to live a great life. We have to be willing to teach another to fish in our industry without thinking it limits us.

We are one, Namaste

IObmo

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Letter to Shaq from Coach Brown

This has some great lessons for us all to live by

VIDEO: http://www.tout.com/m/9944wo

June 1, 1993 

 

Dear Shaquille, 

 

Congratulations on a great rookie year in the NBA.  I was so proud of you and especially in the manner that you conducted yourself. 

 

I shall never forget our first meeting in the mountains of West Germany, when you were only 13 years old.  You have grown not only in stature, but in talent, from that day when you were cut from the high school team, when they told you, you were too clumsy and to try soccer.  

 

Now, being constantly in the spotlight, you must be alert to all the pressures it brings.  Coach John Wooden knew how to handle fame better than anyone I’ve ever known.  He said, “The Coach must recognize that his profession places him in the public eye and he will at times, receive both unjustifiable criticism and underserved praise, and he must not be unduly affected by either.”  Live by this creed, Shaquille and you’ll never lose that contagious smile of yours. 

 

Don’t be content.  Continue to work on improving your game and as you’ve heard a thousand times over and over again, while playing at LSU:  Hard work pays off, and when the going gets rough on the team, remember our HIT philosophy at LSU; play hard, play intelligent, and play together—and everything works out for the best. 

 

Stay away from all distractions because concentration is imperative for ultimate success.  It is a supreme art that few ever master. 

 

Be a good listener.  One of the most consistent qualities of those that are labeled as extraordinary athletes is they have been coachable. There have been very few exceptions. 

 

Be careful of the parasites who, for selfish motives, want you as their friend.  Yes, some will even have visions of the dollar bills floating around.  Trust, but never cease to be vigilant.  Hold onto that school boy spirit that touched me so strongly when we met eight years ago—a spirit with its natural grace, easy dignity, and the blossoming buds of a genius on a basketball court. 

 

Make your dignity as tall as your body.  Never, ever drop it or sell it or become complimented out of it.  Respect others, even the most humble, and remember that above all else, you are a member of a group called mankind. 

 

Be a role model.  A lot of kids have absolutely no one in whom to turn, and what you do and say will be more than mere words or actions for the game plan that is their life. 

 

Affect mankind.  Affect your fellow man, and always for the good.  Shaquille, leave a legacy beyond trophies and statistics because, and I hate to say this but, your time will also pass and the glory you enjoy will only be a memory. 

 

So, be your brother’s keeper.  Lift him up when he has fallen; bandage him up when he is wounded. 

 

In body, he may not be as big as you, but in spirit, he is. 

 

Well, that’s my advice to you, Shaquille.  You really don’t need it.  You are what you are:  a good man, full of love. 

 

Love you, 

Coach Brown

 

To The Future You

You are the future, you are the present. I ask you to trust yourself to get to your next blessing. Life itself is not hard, we make it hard by getting stuck in our head. In our head we talk ourselves in and out of these blessing.

It’s time to take the longest journey you will ever take in your life. It’s only 18″ but could take a lifetime to travel. See this is the distance from you Head to your Heart, and when your in your heart you shall be led.

Live your life like a Kahuna, a life without Doubt. Free from fear and free from all that doubt. See it is from your heart that allows us to connect to the ultimate source of being.

Trust you are supported by everyone you encounter as well as the Source and Creator of all things.

Namaste (The Devine In Me Honors And Respects The Devine In You)

OBMO

>DAILY CONFESSION

DAILY CONFESSION
(SPOKEN BY BISHOP JAKES “CONSISTENCY” CD)

LORD IT’S ME AGAIN!
I DARE NOT EMBARK UPON THIS DAY WITHOUT YOU
I KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE MASTER OF THIS DAY, AND YOU ARE IN
ABSOLUTE TOTAL CONTROL.
AND SO LORD, AS I GET READY TO GO INTO THIS DAY
I WANT YOU TO RIDE IN THE CAR WITH ME, AND BE MY JOY, BE MY
STRENGTH, BE MY PEACE AND BE MY DEFENSE.
I WANT YOUR WISDOM IN MY MOUTH WHEN I SPEAK.
I WANT YOUR ANOINTING IN EVERY DECISION I MAKE.
I WANT YOUR ANOINTING TO COVER ME.

I’M GETTING READY TO GO TO WORK TODAY.
I WRESTLE WITH UNREASONABLE MEN, BUT BECAUSE YOU ARE WITH
ME, YOU ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH TO TAKE ME THROUGH.
COVER ME WITH YOUR BLOOD AND WITH YOUR SPIRIT.
I THANK YOU LORD THAT NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME SHALL
BE ABLE TO PROSPER.
I WILL MOVE AROUND WITCHES AND NEVER BE HEXED.
BECAUSE GREATER IS HE THAT’S IN ME THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD.

MY MIND SHALL BE LIBERAL
MY HANDS SHALL BE QUICK
YOU HAVE ANOINTED MY FINGERS TO WAR AND EVERYTHING THAT I
TOUCH SHALL BE BLESSED. I’M BLESSED IN THE CITY
BLESSED IN THE FIELD, BLESSED IN MY COMING IN, MY GOING OUT
MY UP RISING, MY DOWN SETTING
BECAUSE YOU ARE MY SHEPHERD, I SHALL NOT WANT. YOU WILL MAKE ME TO LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES AND LEAD ME BESIDE THE STILL WATERS, AND WHEREVER YOU LEAD ME IS GOING TO WORK BECAUSE YOU HAVE ANOINTED MY HEAD WITH OIL, MY CUP
RUNNETH OVER. GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE, AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD
FOREVER. BECAUSE I WAS CREATED TO PREVAIL!
DESIGNED TO OVERCOME!
CREATED TO BE A WINNER!
AND I THANK YOU LORD, AS I STEP OUT INTO THIS DAY,
I STEP OUT DRESSED UP WITH THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD
BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
FEET SHOD WITH THE PREPARATION OF PEACE
SWARD OF THE SPIRIT,
SHIELD OF FAITH
I’M READY!

GOOD MORNING!

If anyone can do it, it is you

“If anyone can do it, it is you” is what my mom always tells me when I have a challenge in my life.

I just seen this commercial “Encouragement – Pass it on” on local TV while visiting my Grandma today.

What does it mean to you? It reminded me of all the people in my life that have always been of great Encouragement to me. We all need it and deserve it just the same. It would take a lot for a person to go in through the out door or in this case to go through the Stage Entrance no Public Access door, then to top it off start playing the piano.

This magic is what we all feel as kids the willingness to do whatever comes to mind. It is what I feel from my Mother and my Grandma. They set the expectation so high for me with out really expecting. I say without expecting because it was never, your going to be a doctor or you are going to be the top sells person. It has always been you are fine the way you are or you will get through this as well.

If you want to see people smile talk about them or what they can do well. Give them the encouragement rather then the discouragement. My grandma always said “speak to people to get action, not a reaction” or “its what your mouth says that get you in trouble”. This is type of talk was huge for me because negative thinking and talking is everywhere and we have to decide what we are going to allow to effect us. Remember back to the blog talking about what we think about expands.

To empower someone is to give them back the power they already have back. Since we are all energy and we transfer energy between us it is important to not allow others to take our energy exspecially our good energy.

This has really started to remind me of one of my favorite school teachers back at the burn. He was a math teacher and I liked math and this teacher was the teaching of the highest level of math in the school.

He was able to see past my coolness of fitting in being the class clown and said to me Chuck please wait after class I need to talk to you. Of course I gave him the old “I have to go to class and will be late if I stay to talk to you. He then of course gave me a pass for arriving late to my next class, but I will never forget what he told me. He looked me in my face and told me “you are not stupid”! I had felt stupid for quite some time because people are always trying to be right. And in order for someone to be right someone has to be wrong. Him telling me that let me know I could not play small in his class and forced me to work harder because I could not fool him. Its just like the things my Mom’s us to tell me, and they have helped to shape my life in a good way.

The moral of this Blog is to be the help meat, throw a dog a bone. Encourage some risk taking because if you don’t get it from home you are less likely to do it when you are older. You will grow to be that tall palm tree that is unable to sway in the wind of adversity.

Thanks Mom for everything exceptionally the ENCOURAGEMENT

OBMO