Posts Tagged “character”

Codifying Altruism into Your Relationships

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Speech Last week I gave Speech #10 from the Toastmasters Competent Communicator (CC) manual.  The objectives of Speech #10 are lofty: To inspire the audience by appealing to noble motives and challenging the audience to achieve a higher level of beliefs or achievement Appeal to the audience’s needs and emotions, using stories, anecdotes and quotes…

My Dad

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My Dad

My Dad passed away last Sunday October 28th, 2012.  He was 74.  We had his viewing this morning at the Donahue Funeral Home in Upper Darby and his funeral at St. Alice’s.  What follows is the eulogy I gave after my sister told some heartfelt Dad stories.     There’s a Bruce Springsteen song that…

Distance Yourself

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Distance Yourself

I read a great article a few weeks ago that I’d like to simplify.  You can read the article first or read the condensed version below. The concept the article relates is “psychological distance”.  To understand this idea, you need to step outside yourself mentally.  Change your person, space, or time by imagining yourself living:…

Conservation of Mass & Energy

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Conservation of Mass & Energy

Law of Conservation of Mass & Energy – the sum of mass and energy must always remain constant in any physical process. — Have you ever noticed the effort you put into a task at work, practicing a hobby, or even showing affection for a loved one leading to an ever-increasing more positive result the…

Speech – Lessons in Life from a Journey Through the Ring

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One of my other goals this year is to improve my speaking skills.  I’ve recently been practicing and delivering a speech titled Lessons in Life from a Journey Through the Ring.  This speech is about one of the fighters I trained for a long time and his story of learning humility, self-awareness, and perseverance through the martial arts…

“Man of Character”

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“Man of Character”

Rashad Brown. Rashad Brown is a burgeoning 23-year-old middleweight boxing contender heading into the prime of his career.  Boxers and trainers compare his look and style to a young Muhammad Ali with his lean, tall body, deft movement and smooth punching combinations.  Rashad is an undefeated professional, ranked in the top fifty in his weight…

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