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By Jim Whitt This is an excerpt from Chapter 6 of The Transformational Power of Purpose: Finding & Fulfilling Your Purpose in Life: I was in a restaurant on Fisherman’s Wharf overlooking San Francisco Bay. A radiant sunset framed a silhouette of the Golden Gate Bridge to my left and to my right I could see Alcatraz, the former island prison which once housed such infamous criminals as Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly. How ironic. Here were two famous landmarks that symbolized both freedom and captivity. The Golden Gate Strait through which so many freedom-seeking immigrants had passed, leads… Read More
I was on the phone this week with Noel Ledermann, a longtime reader who told me that he has shared the following article with many people over the years. It’s one that reminds us of why we should be thankful this Thanksgiving. By Sondra Whitt In a workshop I facilitated recently, one participant was struggling to keep a positive attitude at work while she was surrounded by overwhelming negativity. While there were several helpful suggestions offered by different participants, she finally came to the conclusion that her best solution was to deliberately practice positive self-talk. She realized that she had… Read More
By Jim Whitt This is an excerpt from Chapter 6 of The Transformational Power of Purpose: Finding & Fulfilling Your Purpose in Life: In the movie, The Truman Show, Truman Burbank has been the unwitting star of a 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week TV show even before his birth. Everyone knows they are members of the cast except Truman. The set is a giant self-contained dome. Truman has a beautiful, loving wife and leads a happy-go-lucky life. It’s a perfect life — too perfect. As a young boy, Truman’s father drowns while they are sailing. The incident leaves Truman with a… Read More
By Jim Whitt This is an excerpt from Chapter 6 of The Transformational Power of Purpose: Finding & Fulfilling Your Purpose in Life: Dreams are simply a form of thought taking place in our subconscious when we are not conscious. It might be more accurately described as our superconscious. The superconscious solves complex problems and is the source of tremendous creativity. Should you ever venture to the small town of Hominy, Oklahoma, you’re going to discover someone really did “paint the town.” That someone is Cha΄ Tullis, an artist who brings his Native American heritage to life through murals painted… Read More
By Jim Whitt This is an excerpt from Chapter 6 of The Transformational Power of Purpose: Finding & Fulfilling Your Purpose in Life: Comedian Flip Wilson was at his absolute best when he put on a wig, miniskirt and go-go boots to play the part of Geraldine Jones. Geraldine’s most famous line was delivered with this flirtatious boast, “What you see is what you get!” And Geraldine was right in a way she, or he if you prefer, never intended. We naturally gravitate to what we see — and what we see is what we get. This is what Earl… Read More