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The Magic of Creating Change

In Uncategorized on 2011/07/22 at 7:58 am

Be A Wizard at Change

There is an immense body of work about Change and Leadership. I doubt that I have any words that can add to the body of knowledge in this area. However, I am confident that I can bring you to the well so that you can enjoy what others have written.

I am working on a leadership and change project, and hope that whether you are creating change or experiencing change, you will enjoy this video, posted on YouTube.

In less than 4 minutes, you might just reframe your perception of change. It’s like magic! Here we go:

Change is Good… You Go First!

As always, make it a great week and I welcome your comments and feedback.

~ Tess

Copyright 2011

Destiny Rising, LLC


“You Can’t Be What You Can’t See”

In Uncategorized on 2011/07/16 at 9:08 pm

How is that All-American Gal Getting Along?

As you may have noticed by now, I am a huge fan of film as literature, social commentary and thought vehicle. From my perspective, film is a quantum  forum for expanding our awareness, understanding and absorption of new information and philosophy. And film matches the pace of the world in which we live better than delving into a book.

Over the next few months, I am probably going to write about a variety of films I’ve been exposed to, because it speeds the process to getting to the chewy center of topics.

Today, I’m serving up a link to a movie titled “Miss Representation – You Can’t Be What You Can’t See” (Special Selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival). I hope that by simply watching the trailer to this film,  you’ll have a quantum leap in your awareness of the ways in which women continue to be portrayed in demeaning and diminishing ways. I’m not intending to get on a soap box… I’m just sharing some powerful information I gathered this week.

If you are a woman, this film is talking about you. If you are a husband, father, son or brother, this film is talking about your wives, daughters, mothers and sisters.

If a woman cannot see her sisters being treated with dignity and respect and given the opportunity to lead and lead change, then she will have difficulty imaging herself in those roles.

The link, once again: Miss Representation – You Can’t Be What You Can’t See” (Special Selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival).

As always, I welcome your comments and perspective 🙂

Make it a great week.
~ Tess
Copyright 2011
Destiny Rising, LLC

Vision – You’ll Find It In The Most Unusual Places

In Uncategorized on 2011/07/06 at 8:57 pm

Art and Science

I generally write about Vision as it relates to Vision Boards – one of my favorite topics. However, tonight I have been doing some preparatory reading for a course I’ll be teaching later this summer. I started a  Google adventure seeking information about people who are in a creative field who are also inventors. The people I came across were recognized early in their careers for their acting abilities, but their inventions show that they are as scientific and visionary as they are creative.

I have had a wonderful time researching Hollywood actors who are also inventors. I’ve long known about Hedy Lamarr, credited with an invention developed to create secret codes being broken during WWII. She is also dubbed the Godmother of the Cell Phone: http://telebusillis.blogspot.com/2006/04/godmother-of-spread-spectrum-hedy.html.

Next up – Another Hollywood heart-throb – Kevin Costner. In 2010, during the BP Oil Spill Cleanup, Kevin Costner arrived on the scene: http://gawker.com/5563110/everything-you-need-to-know-about-kevin-costners-miraculous-oil+cleaning-machine.

And as an added bonus, take a little mystery trip to the a  YouTube link about Charlie Chaplin that may be mystery, may be vision or may be bunk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6a4T2tJaSU.

The question I leave you with today is… what are your most fantastic ideas and vision for your career and your life? It looks as if you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to be an inventor and visionary genius… anyone can do it – even an actor.


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