Quote from Simon Sinek TED Talk – Start with Your Why

“There are leaders and there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of power or authority, but those who lead inspire us. Whether they’re individuals or organizations, we follow those who lead not because we have to, but because we want to. We follow those who lead, not for them, but for ourselves.” ~ Simon Sinek

Watch the complete TED TALK.

Stay inspired!

Ray

Ray Davis is founder of The Affirmation Spot. Be watching for BIG changes to the website in the near future. He is also the author of the forthcoming science fiction novel series – Anunnaki Awakening.

We Attract Our Expectations …

Originally posted on Living Success 3D:

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When you want to attract something into your life, make sure your actions don’t contradict your desires. Think about what you have asked for, and make sure that your actions are mirroring what you expect to receive, and that they’re not contradicting what you’ve asked for. Act as if you are receiving it. Do exactly what you would do if you were receiving it today, and take actions in your life to reflect that powerful expectation. Make room to receive your desires, and as you do, you are sending out that powerful signal of expectation.

~Rhonda Byrne, The Secret

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Introducing the PILOT episode for the Cosmic Cafe Show

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The PILOT Episode for Cosmic Cafe was produced by Eric Brown and the March / April 2014 TV Studio Class at Mid Peninsula Media Center, Palo Alto California.

To learn more about the Mid Peninsula Media Center and their classes, visit: MidPenMedia.org

Thanks to everyone involved including the Teachers, Volunteers and my fellow Class Students.

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Holdfast Print Anthology Call For Submissions

Ray Davis:

If you’re interested in entering some work in anthology, this might be a great opportunity for you.

Originally posted on ShortStops:

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We are excited to announce our call for submissions for our first ever print anthology!

Deadline 15th June 2014

Contact: submissions@holdfastmagazine.com

Holdfast is a free online speculative fiction magazine that explores all things fantastic.

Each issue of Holdfast is centred around a specific theme. For the anthology we are looking for fiction and non-fiction on all four themes from our first year:

Speculating on Speculative Women

Animals, Beasts and Creatures

Objects, Artefacts and Talismans

Diverse Reflections: Seeing Yourself in Speculative Fiction.

It has been an incredibly exciting six months for us at Holdfast. Issues 1&2 are out, and we have been overwhelmed by the support and encouragement that we have received from the speculative community, especially when it comes to our amazing contributors. One thing that has become increasingly clear is that if we want to offer even a small payment, (which, please believe me, is a major priority)…

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How To Turn Negative Emotions Into Your Greatest Advantage


Nicely written article – I enjoyed it. So, here is where this discussion gets people confused. There are people out there who say avoid every negative thought or emotion. That, clearly, is not healthy. The wise teachers and thinkers in the positive thinking movement advocate precisely what this article proposes – turning negativity into something positive.

The overwhelming problem in our negatively-oriented society is that people don’t do that. They dwell and wallow on the negative and they never get out. Worse, this is often conditioning they picked up from watching the people around them – adults when they were children – react negatively to the world.

The goal of positive thinking is not to avoid or pretend negative feelings and thoughts don’t happen. It is shake people lose from their negative thinking/feeling conditioned patterns so that they can see that the possibility to transmute them into something productive even exists.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Funny Dogs

Sometimes a good laugh will keep you positive. Here are our dogs attempting to position themselves for a treat. Hilarious.

Everyday Humanity!

Child watching the fireIn our age of instant and continuous news, we were all immediately made aware of the horrific tornado that hit Moore, OK yesterday. As we sat and watched the images on TV, we just knew that there were struggles for survival, acts of heroism, and the anguish of loss all happening and all within a single camera frame. We find ourselves, very humanly, asking a resounding WHY?

Why do things like this happen? Why did so many young children have to be lost? We all have our suppositions and beliefs, but no real answers to questions like that. In an absence of answers, we are compelled to act – to help in anyway we can. Our most authentic humanity comes out and we all pitch in to do whatever we can – physically help the recovery, send money and supplies, send prayers and well wishes.

In these moments of stunning tragedy our humanity shows up big. We recognize, if only for the briefest of moments, that we humans are all traveling in the same “boat”. We are all subject to death. We are all subject to loss. We are all susceptible to the totally unexpected.

We have an innate sense that we can either lose ourselves in sadness over that fact or we can grasp each moment with zest and a determination to make the most of this precious life – a gift beyond all gifts.

For those closest to this event, the repercussions of this tornado will resonate for years to come. For the rest of us, we will move on in a few days to the next story, the next event, or become again distracted by things happening in our own world.

Here is what I wish for us all. May the surge of humanity we are feeling in this moment carry over into tomorrow. May it carry over into our daily lives. Why must we wait for tragedy to feel it? We lose it in our political, religious, economic, and ethnic differences. We forget it until a tragedy shakes us awake.

Let normal days be filled with our humanity. Let us remember our humanity and that of our adversary in every encounter we have out in the marketplace of ideas.

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