The Creative Communication Network-sponsored Domestic Violence conference on Friday, October 20, was a great success.
Thanks to Springcreek Church for hosting this event, and for the vendors who shared their products and services with the attendees. The conference benefited Hope’s Door New Beginning Center in Garland. Here is a group of participants listening to John Sharp about Battering Intervention:
This is the incredible Wendy Sheriff, Detective for the City of Garland Police Department, who investigates Domestic Violence and Sex Crimes:
Most importantly, I want to thank the six speakers who each shared a perspective about “Are We Winning the War On Domestic Violence?‘ All of the attendees are more up-to-date, and better informed, as a result of spending time at the conference.
In the book that I will present at the First Friday Book Synopsis at the Park City Club this week, Admiral William H. McRaven, wrote this in Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…and Maybe the World (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2017).
You Must Dare Greatly.
If you want to change the world sometimes you have to slide down the obstacle head first.
“Life is a struggle, and the potential for failure is ever present, but those who live in fear of failure, for hardship, or embarrassment will never achieve their potential.”
You can still register for this event online by going to our home page. The advance registration fee is only $29.
Our sponsor for this Friday’s First Friday Book Synopsis is our own Domestic Violence conference that we host on Friday, October 20, from 9:00-11:45 a.m. At this Friday’s event, we will request and accept tax-deductible donations to Hope’s Door New Beginning Center, which is the designated beneficiary of our work. Our title is “Are We Winning the War on Domestic Violence?”
In honor of Domestic Violence month, I encourage you to wear a purple shirt, which is the symbol used to remember the victims and honor the survivors each year. If you do not own a purple shirt, then a purple tie, ribbon, or anything else of that color will also work.
Here is the flier for the event, with all the details, including schedule, speakers, location, and other information. You can click on it to view, download, or print.
I am most humbled and appreciative to be invited to present a keynote program at the 2018 South Central Conference of York Rite Masons. The presentation will be on Friday morning, September 21, and is entitled “York Rite Masonry as a Customer Service Experience.”
The presentation draws upon the principles from our Creative Communication Network programs in Customer Service, facilitated by Randy Mayeux. We offer two levels of training. One is basic, designed for new or inexperienced employees. The other is advanced, entitled “Preeminent Customer Service,” designed for more established employees and work units. We have taught this for many companies, including TXU Energy, Dr Pepper/Snapple Group, Lucent Technologies, Hilton Hotels, and others.
This is my fourth time to present at this conference, to be held at the Love Field Hilton Doubletree hotel in Dallas.
I have again asked R:I: Reese L. Harrison, Jr., PGM, PGHP, to introduce me, who, if tradition prevails, should at that time, be the reigning Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Most Illustrious Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Texas.
We are now accepting registrations with voluntary donations for our October 20 conference on Domestic Violence. The conference is sponsored by Creative Communication Network, and benefits Hope’s Door New Beginning Center in Garland.
The link to register is here – just paste this into your browser.
Here is the flier for the event. You can click on it to enlarge it for printing.
In the book that I will present on September 1 at the First Friday Book Synopsis entitled Hustle, there are four definitive quotes that characterize the content of the book. This is the bibliographic citation:
Patel, Neal, Vlaskovits, Patrick, & Koffler, Jonas. (2017). Hustle: The power to charge your life with money, meaning, and momentum. New York: Rodale.
Hustle defined “Decisive movement towards a goal, however indirect, by which the motion itself manufactures luck, surfaces hidden opportunities, and charges our lives with more money, meaning, and momentum” (p. xvi).
“Hustle is how we use our idiosyncrasies to find our unique means and our personal successes. Discovering our own way, not blindly aping the success of others, is the truest way forward” (p. xvi).
“To fully own your dreams, you’ll need three fundamental forces: money, meaning, and momentum. Your hustle aims to cultivate and amplify those three forces throughout your life, through all you do and all you are to become as a person. When done right, hustle is the proverbial gift that keeps on giving” (p. xvi).
“If we’ve learned anything, it’s that you don’t have to be privileged to hustle. You only need to give yourself permission. The rest, i.e., money, meaning, and momentum, will take care of itself” (p. xx).