Generally, Fun Facet Friday involves me sharing an upbeat music video to start the weekend off on a positive note. Today, I decided to share the latest mini movie my son, Tarik, is in. He is the roommate Parker. It is a lighthearted flick that will give you a chuckle.
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This past Saturday, Jillian one of my fellow Toastmaster at Gelfand, delivered a speech about Artemisia Gentileschi, the painter. Artemisia was a 17th century painter that one may say broke the glass ceiling of her day in the art arena. Women were not allowed in the circle of male Italian Baroque painters. Artemisia was fortunate that her father, Orazio, also a painter, encouraged her to paint. Her paintings are admired today all around the world.
Like women of Artemisia’s time, many people are still blocked from certain circles or jobs because of gender, race, sexual orientation, etc today. I recall that in the 1990’s I went for a job interview for a technical consultant position. The interviewer point blank told me that he had never interviewed a woman for position before. He made no attempt to disguise his belief that a woman did not have the knowledge or experience to perform the job. Needless to say, I didn’t get the job. A few months later his entire department was released due to downsizing.
I didn’t let this person’s opinion stop me from pursuing the position of technical consultant. I not only got the position in a different department, but I also go promoted later as the sales engineer manager. Don’t let others tell you what you cannot do or that your dreams cannot be achieved. Push forward and let ‘em hear you “Roar” as Katy Perry sings in her song!
Has it been a crazy week? Feeling overwhelmed? Well it’s Friday! Although it is a rainy day in Florida…I plan to Soak Up the Sun by making my own sunshine. Won’t you take a break with me and just dance? Here is Sheryl Crow’s video that may help you make your own sunshine!!!
Keep Living a Diamond Life! Live A Life of Purpose! Happy Fun Facet Friday!
I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end. ~ Abraham Lincoln
Commit to doing your best each time you dedicate yourself to accomplishing a goal. You may not be the top performer in the group, but doing your best will get you noticed. When I was promoted to the manager of my peers, I was not the most technical person. Yet, the director of my group told me that he saw that I always did the best I could, gave it my all and got the job done. He said this was one of the leading factor in offering me the position.
Do you best because you know it is the right thing to do. It gives you a feeling of satisfaction and pride in what you do. Do your best, not because you think someone is watching; however, know that your actions are observed by others. You never know, you may reap an unexpected reward..Excellence!
“Do not be like the cat who wanted a fish but was afraid to get his paws wet.” ~ William Shakespeare
Many people have dreams, if act upon, can benefit not only themselves but also others. Yet, they let fear and doubt keep them from putting their feet into the water. They envision all types of obstacles or situations that would prevent them from being successful in making these dreams a reality.
Dream, plan, act then jump in. Don’t be afraid to Get Wet to taste the victory of catching that fish!
Live a Diamond Life. Life an action packed Life of Purpose!