Archive for October, 2009

Horizon – Fix Me

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

I am dedicating this blog to all who search for answers to a disabling block.

After a wonderful phone call with Tom Evans, author of the book Writers Block, I watched Horizon – Fix Me last night portray three people with disabilities or were they disabled?

Physically they were disabled and yet had set out to search for the latest research in the use of human stem cells for repair and regrowth. Each individual had a different disability and yet they shared the same persistent, stubborn determination in the search for answers. That search led them to top scientists and doctors who ‘one day’ would be able to grow new limbs and organs from their experiments and surgery. Mind blowing and pioneering stuff.

The journeys took these individuals to hospitals in different parts of the world but eventually one (a young man, who had lost most of one leg, through a nasty bone infection ) was introduced by an American Surgeon, to an American soldier, who was having the ‘stem cell’ treatment to help him grow ‘new finger bones’ after a massive blast injury. The American Surgeon explained the procedure he was using was to inject human stem cells into the amputated area. These stem cells would in turn begin multiply to create new bone growth before the scarring phase. The programme gave us a wonderful insight into the two professions – the scientists and the medical research profession.

Listening to Vanessa Warwick’s video interview with Tom about his work with blocks certainly helps remove a few. Do look at this, his Whole brain and whole mind thinking

 

Warm Wishes, Carolyn
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Harmony is all around us

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

I was inspired to write this blog in reply to Ivan Misner’s wonderful post The Secret to Balance 

Part of my reply was  ‘ This problem is not ‘especially entrepreneurs’ related,  it applies to every single family. This significant message embraces “the family”

‘Being in the moment’  for so many that means an endless treadmill to earn a living in Wales.  My son has just come back ( as so many others have ) from intensive warfare training to fight terrorism (across the globe.)  As he frequently tells me, when I advocate taking time out to unwind and recharge.  His reply “Mum get real”.

My encouragement to him as he left yesterday –  ‘ Don’t forget to put a wet suit on and go surfing when you can’.

‘Then I read Mike Charter’s post about “Nature is balance, like the seasons”. He is so right and again I was moved to add this second part to them both.

Work up the gears to stay on top.  So refreshing to read your view of a lifetime.  The more we work up the gears to stay ‘on top’  the more we experience repetitive strain injuries.  In order to navigate bends, we change gear and eventually have to come back to a stop and then neutral.

Nature has all healing properties for us.  To be ‘at one with nature’ is to find harmony.  I like to think of nature as ‘ God’s blanket in abundance’.

I’d like to share with you my last summer picture for 2008, which I took during my weekly training session on Three Cliffs, Gower.

This will be a reminder of “family summer holidays” throughout the winter months.

USAUKforAfrica-SargeWilliams012-2.jpg picture by lifecoaching

 

 

 

Carolyn Williams, helping you to re-energise for your business.

Breathing for business. I mentor business people and help them improve their focus, energy and clarity for new business.

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Swansea

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Inspire Dream Achieve

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Sadie Murray invited me to become a fan of The Chi-Town Project on FB. Sadie is a very special connection as we continue to exchange our different cultures, history, hopes and dreams. Our goals are similar, our love for music and sport bring us together across the pond. Now I am hooked and it’s thanks to her….read on..

It’s a matter of Family Pride. No Adidas is gonna touch Marcus Jordan’s feet.

Adidas may be making all shorts of splashes with Chicago’s Derrick Rose’s Shoes, but they might not find themselves on the feet of another Chicagoan- Marcus Jordan, son of the Hall of Famer and His Air Highness- Michael Jordan. His school- University of Central Florida is currently under contract with Adidas, meaning all of UCF’s athletes are required to wear Adidas branded apparel. Marcus Jordan has agreed to wear Adidas head to legs, but not his toes. Citing “family “Pride” Marcus is saying that he wants to wear His father’s Air Jordan brand on the court. Marcus is staying loyal to his pops.

  

This quote from ‘Pops’ Michael Jordon “It’s about being who you were born to be”

I love Michael Jordon’s quote “It’s not about the shoes, it’s about knowing where you’re going”.  Your mind directs your feet. So what do you wear on your feet, if you follow in the footsteps of Michael Jordon? Over to you, while I check what my son is wearing.  Last time I checked, he was wearing running shoes fit for a tri athlete.  Do your children follow in your footsteps literally?

 

What do you aspire to achieve in life?

 

Warm Wishes, Carolyn Williams

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners to help raise their profiles online..

Swansea · cardiffboardroom.co.uk

Sunday Uprising Twit Gym!

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Sunday Uprising Twit Gym!

If you aern’t having fun your doing it wrong!’

I am dedicating this Blog to my son and Ben Parkinson who has been the most severely injured paratrooper to survive a horrific anti tank bomb.  He walks on short legs and talks with the help of much needed skills from rehabilitation care, largely given by his mum Diane, physiotherapists, nurses and doctors at Headley Court.

Just Do It 

 

It’s my Rest Day.

 

Do you re-energise your clients?

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

http://www.scoop.it/t/breathing-for-business

 

Can Always Hear A Smile

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

This Blog is dedicated to Sadie Murray, Organiser of The USA Ecademy Event

Like X Factor has brought opportunity and heart to the screen, both here in the UK and America, striking a note between hopes and dreams. Making dreams a reality is what inspirational people do with #Smiles lighting up a room. It’s an inner belief in yourself.  It is having an opportunity to meet other inspirational people, who can help you full fill your dreams and hopes, if you dare.

Collaborating through Social Media networks can bring about new ideas and a fresh approach to sharing those positive dreams.  Next comes doing it and having that ‘Isn’t Life Good’ the feeling which gives you that inner smile, as opposed to feeling you are ‘shovelling mud up the hill’.

My love affair with music and logo’s has images of Michael Jordan, the famous basketball player etched on my mind.   These images exploded off billboards and screens. Michael Jordan became the face for Nike. Top athlete and gold medalist Daley Thompson, was sponsored by Nike.

Michael Michael Jordan  in his Book ‘Driven From Within’ he says ‘This is my time now’.   Some Michael Jordan quotes for you …

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.  
I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.

Who inspired you when you were young?  What quotes inspired you?  And did you hear them Smile?

 


Carolyn Williams

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners to help raise their profiles online..

Swansea · cardiffboardroom.co.uk

Having a Ball

Monday, October 5th, 2009

 

John Cassidy  asked me to comment on photographs he took at ecademy’s first Cricket Club match, held Sunday, 20th September, at Bessborough Cricket Club, organised by Thomas Power, courtesy of Milton Rodrigues and Bessborough Cricket Club Chairman.

Milton Rodrigues

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My sports mentoring experience says:

Competence, confidence mentoring includes having a ball!
Good role models are essential to any child’s development in sport.

John’s photographs clearly depicts all of these ‘key’ mentoring components.

A happy passionate cricket dad, Milton Rodrigues.
A portrait of a caring dad and quiet son TJ
A wonderful clever mum Penny Power, who can keep score.

A caring supportive pat from brother, Ross Power and  such immense recognition from the sports performance coach Baiju Solanki 

An elated happy dad, Thomas Power

I smiled reading Baiju “Performance” Solanki comments summing up the day,  ‘TJ well bowled, Ross well batted, Penny well scored, Thomas thanks for bringing them!’

Cricket anyone?

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Carolyn Williams. Breathing new life into business.  I drive new leads, followers and advocates online for small business owners & entrepreneurs to boost revenue.

@LifestyleOnline

Swansea
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