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About Friday

   About Friday.  Each of us have had some uniqueness appear in our life this past week; we have confronted issues, problems and challenges in various forms and intensity during the week.  We have been diplomatic in handling things and very direct in others.  Life has been giving us opportunities to see “things” in a new light and with a greater understanding  of self and the world around us.  

In honor of the above accomplishments it is time to say proudly and with feeling, in the words of the Romans.

              ” I came, I saw, I conquered.”   Veni, Vidi, Vici

Congratulations,

Jay

Hi

   Hi Everyone,

I am not one who shares personal information…yet today I want to share a few details in light that it can help you or someone you know who is in a quandary about where to go in life. 

Last year I had a full respiratory arrest, in a coma and there was a bit of time that oxygen was cut off to my brain, no major damage but just a twinge, so I have had to learn to deal with that uniqueness.  It has taken an abundance of determination, facing challenges, and allowing me to experience whatever it was I needed to experience to get to where I want to go.  Slight as it may be it still has had a profound affect on all things in my life.  From these experiences I have gained better insight and understanding of myself as me.  Decisions have not been easy for me and things I used to do in a twinkling of an eye, well, took a very long time to accomplish, outside my norm.  

This blog was my first step to regaining my creativity and life, literally. 

Newness is in my life.  As I am gaining more strength and mental determination, coming into my own so to speak, choices/decisions have been made and are now taking form.  I have made a decision to follow childhood dreams and resurrect my acting and writing careers.  I have had a 36 year hiatus from the stage and 20 years from television.  Looking at some head and body shots from decades ago of a slimmer and full head of hair me, my wife and I just laugh and wonder where the hair went…ah, genetics.

Determination has been revived and new plans of action are taking place for the acting and writing careers.  In order to get my feet wet; before I reactivate my union membership and secure talent and literary agents, community theatre is my start.   

Being a motivational speaker, writer, columnist, retired minister, and host/interviewer/creator/producer for two cable television shows all have been good prep work and stepping stones back to the fields I love and enjoy.

Looking back at my past accomplishments has enlightened and also astonished me…I forgot so much of what I did way back when.  How about you? Have you looked back at your past accomplishments, talents and abilities that have been in memory storage?  Take a bit of time and look back by creating a resume of your accomplishments.  If you are like me it will perk you up, spur you onward and forward.  It was in looking back that a boost of self-confidence filled my heart, my mind and my soul to pursue this new direction and it will for you too.

Don’t be like me and wait until you have that brush/experience with death to follow your dream(s).  Why not take a stab at something new and express your talents and abilities, dabble and get your feet wet, experience a new way of living and being; for that which is inside you is aching to be expressed.  Take a chance on yourself and allow yourself to be the you, you really are.  Know that to you all things are possible.

To all of you, thank you for being there and being part of my growth and continued growthI can’t tell you how important your support has been and is to me.  As the writing continues and new goals/ pursuits are achieved you will be one of the first to know.

Enter stage right…  

Jay   (I have just received a phone call informing me of a role in, The Odd Couple.)     

Savor The Success Of Belief In Self

   Time to savor the success of belief in self.  Believing in ourselves is instrumental in moving forward into a life of success. 

The action of success is first in our mind as an idea/thought which sparks our imagination into full gear and gives our subconscious the order to produce the desired effect.  The action of success also necessitates that we formulate a plan, set goals and above all, being willing to take a chance on ourselves and our ideas, and as some say, step out on faith on our ability to be a success. 

Believing in ourselves and our ideas are keystones to advancing up the ladder of success and well-being.

If we don’t take action on our ideas someone else will benefit.  Some have shared with me their stories of not taking action on their ideas and a year or so later someone else, who had the same idea, made a fortune.  If we don’t believe in ourselves, our ideas, our talents, our abilities, success will elude us.  The power, the energy, the creativity of Life cannot aid us on our journey if we forego believing in ourselves and our ideas.

If we long for success cultivating self-acceptance, self-confidence, and self-worth are vital.  If we have no belief in self or our idea no one else will.  The only barriers to our success exist in our minds as thoughts, beliefs, concepts concerning ourselves (self-image) and our ability to achieve a better life.   

Look at the adversities athletes have overcome and their persistence to be in the Olympic Games, i.e. the USA female weightlifter, Sarah Robles, USA female runner Lolo Jones, and Oscar Pistorius the runner from the Republic of South Africa.  There are many in this world who have overcome great obstacles and are successful.  How about those in the filed of acting, art, writing and the like who never gave up and now excel at their craft, for instance Michael J. Fox.  There are well known actors/entertainers who have slept in their car, i.e. Chelsea Handler.  In the field of writing, Stephen King had humble beginnings.  But most of all, look at your neighbor, a friend, a relative who wouldn’t let “that something” stop them from living life to the fullest of their abilities and go for success.  Take a look at yourself and appreciate all your accomplishments and whatever “things” you had to overcome in your life.

Time, dedication and persistence pays off in the long run.

How dedicated are we to the pursuit of our dreams and goals? 

Never ever discount yourself, your talents, or your abilities!  You are already successful so continue onto greater success in living your life.  You are more than capable to achieve your dreams, goals and desires.  You are a powerhouse of success.

Within You Is The Greatness To Be!

   Jay        

 

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