One year. 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes, 31,536,000 seconds…and yet, a certain tiny tick of time seems forever frozen. Why does it seem like only yesterday that my world stopped for a full instant?
Why do we discount overtures to connect via the Internet as not worthy to receive our basic social graces? Have we become so jaded by the once-intoxicating lure of the Web to revolutionize how we form relationships that we now turn an apathetic eye away from genuine gestures of friendship?
Kindness-in-action! My grandmother is being honored posthumously for her selfless, brave choice to help Jewish men and women escape the horrors of the Nazis during #WWII.
As a young, single mother with a fourth-grade education in the poorest neighborhood of Budapest, Hungary, my grandmother did what others with much greater means would not. She risked everything to help others because she knew no other way to be except, to be #kind.
My father Les Besser (pictured with my grandma) will accept the award on her behalf in San Francisco. Congratulations, Namama. I’m sure your wings grew an extra size when they announced the great news.
Love your proud granddaughter, Nancika
Leading With Social-Emotional Intelligence: Building Trust Through Intentionality and Vulnerability | VoiceAmerica™. How did you spend #veteransday ? I was fortunate to be a guest on Glenn Harris’ show “Leading with Social-Emotional Intelligence.” I will post an abbreviated version in the near future too. Enjoy the show!#emotionalintelligence #kindness #selfawareness #success
Looking back on those delightful nights being regaled by my father’s flare for storytelling, I realize the greatest lesson he ever taught me: Never give up. Even when faced with peril and potential loss, the inventors kept signing-up for the contest. Coincidentally my dad reflected all of his “made-up” characters in relation to his own inner drive and desire for success.
These were two “good” options with different projected outcomes. Approaching my delightful dilemma with determination to honor my true passion and drive helped to navigate the decision. I asked myself a crucial question: What choice would I make if money was not a factor?
Money as a motivator seems attractive to many of us. After all, we live in a transaction-based world where the common currency is strips of paper and metal discs rather than our consistency of character. How could we not base our accepted possibilities upon dollars and cents?
How do we quiet the incessant and often-nonsensical unhelpful static to make space to be led by the direction of our inner voice? In other words, how do we listen to our truth?
When we are faced with a pivotal choice it is amazing how many of us choose to ask everyone for what to do next except the one entity that actually lives with the effects of our decisions: Our inner self. Why do we give up our power? Why do we abdicate actively participating in our future?
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My sweet and talented cousin read my latest post and felt inspired to write a poem. She presented me with the following incredible gift. I am sharing it with all of you as a reminder to keep dreaming and to encourage you to take the first step down the path to your dream life and career.
UnStuckable Quotes From Nanci
“I had a willingness to use my time.”
“Nothing had changed on the surface, but something had changed within me.”
“I didn’t make it contingent on a ‘pay it forward’ concept.”
“People resonated with this concept, it was the idea that they could have an effect without having to physically make the effort.”
“What it really did, it opened my world up.”
“I started to feel less desperate, I started to feel more connected, I started to feel more like I had a purpose.”
“There’s not a scarcity when you’re collaborating.”
“If you can breathe in different patterns, you can actually experience different emotions.”
“Just doing 32 favors didn’t stop me from feeling stuck.”
“That’s what’s important about being unstuck, it’s about finding something you’re willing to be consistent at.”
“You don’t have to hurt more to feel better.”
“Usually the wisdom you’re looking for is inside yourself.”
– See more at: http://unstuckable.co/episode-112-get-unstuck-by-helping-others-like-nanci-besser-become-unstuck/#sthash.5vjywH4T.dpuf