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Self-confidence, now you see it—now you don’t.
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
A magician walks on stage, and after pulling rabbits from hats and birds from handkerchiefs, he asks for a volunteer to saw in half. You know the trick, you’ve seen it a dozen times. Would you volunteer? Assuming you don’t have stage fright, and you’re the adventurous sort, you might—you’re not really going to get sawed in half! Continue reading
“Distracted from distraction by distraction”
― T.S. Eliot
In this age of information overload, people crave a kind smile, not a “smiley face.” A warm handshake can’t be duplicated by Lucida font. But here we all are – stuck to our small and large screens like sticky bubble gum on the sole of our shoe. Like a frog jumping on a hot griddle, we’re going from texts to emails, from Twitter to LinkedIn to Facebook, from GoToMeeting to Skype. Let me tell you, folks, there isn’t enough sunscreen to block out the endless electronic bombardment. Continue reading