Tag: worth

L.I.S.T.E.N.—L is for Luminaries

“You need to be heard and valued as much as anyone else needs to be heard and valued.” —Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders (That’s When the Magic Happens!) Every week, for the next six weeks, we are sharing one of Someone To Tell It To’s values, one for each letter in the acronym…
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It’s Not a Weakness; it’s Just Different

A few weeks ago we attended a seminar with keynote speaker David P. Reinhardt.  Reinhardt’s’ presentation was entitled: Arctic Insights: Learning from the Pack about Leadership and Life!   He has a deep love for Alaskan husky dogs and Alaska itself.  He has traveled in the state extensively and has participated in the classic annual Alaskan…
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Worthiness is Our Birthright

In every aspect of our lives, we are always asking ourselves, how am I of value?  what is my worth?  Yet I believe that worthiness is our birthright.      Oprah Winfrey Here’s an excerpt from a December 2011 article – “The One-Shot Society” – in the Economist that caught our attention: ON NOVEMBER 10th South…
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Believing Us into Being

I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.      Abraham Lincoln As we’ve shared several times this year, Abraham Lincoln has been a very significant historical figure for us. We love to read books about his character and example,…
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This We Believe

We want to speak of the need for human connections and about the loneliness that all of us seek to rise above: We believe that all of us fight loneliness. It’s a part of the human condition that confronts and challenges each of us. Don’t we all need to form connections with someone else? Isn’t…
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Stricken with Self-Doubt

Who am I to get something published? Who am I that anyone would care to read what I thought? Who am I that anyone would care what I had to say? And pay money for it?As the World Series starts tonight, we thought of Justin Verlander, 29, the incredibly successful pitcher for the American League…
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The Fighter Still Remains

In the clearing stands a boxer And a fighter by his trade And he carries the reminders Of ev’ry glove that layed him down Or cut him till he cried out In his anger and his shame “I am leaving, I am leaving” But the fighter still remains      Paul SimonIn this classic song, Simon…
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It Matters to This One

We’ve heard this story many times over the years and perhaps you have too. But we believe that we need to be reminded of its message often, a message that bears repeating over and over again: A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a…
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The Inner Voice of Love

The theologian Henri Nouwen wrote this journal entry about his own struggles with self-worth in his confessional, The Inner Voice of Love:Some people have lived such oppressed lives that their true selves have become completely unreachable to them. They need help to break through their oppression. Their power to free themselves has to be at…
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The Banquet at 2:00a.m.

Life is a banquet.  And most of you poor sons of bitches are starving to death.     from the Braodway show, Mame      We once heard a speaker share a powerful story about experiencing true joy and abundance in   this life.  The speaker talked about how he had been leading a seminar late into the evening and…
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