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Skadoosh! Awakening your inner dragon warrior

first_img 53SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Joshua W. Poole Joshua W. Poole began his credit union career as a part-time teller, shortly after graduating from high school in 1999.  He has a passion for leadership and change management, and … Web: https://www.brecofcu.com Details The movie ended, adrenaline was pumping.  From the corner of my eye, a mere silhouette of something tiny, yet extremely swift, was rapidly advancing toward me.  I barely had time to react before a fury of fists and feet rained wrath upon me, resulting in what one could only describe as an embarrassing display of a grown man receiving a beating from a surprisingly strong 5-year old girl. As she pinned me to the ground, she asked a question that I’ll never forget, “Daddy, can I be the Dragon Warrior?”  I was pierced by the sincerity of my little girl’s simple, yet powerful question.  In essence she was asking, “Can I become more than what I currently am?”  You see, all of us battle with that question at some point in our lives as we struggle to understand who or what we are.  The Dragon Warrior himself was no exception.  Eventually, his fighting skills became the stuff of legend, but Po’s pure awesomeness sprang from much more than his abilities on the battlefield.  It was his story; the story of a noodle shop nobody…a seemingly insignificant panda who would one day become the protector of China, thanks to a belief instilled in his soul that greatness can come from anyone or anywhere.  Simply put, each individual has the power to change the world, regardless of station or supposed influence.  Here are three lessons to help you awaken your inner Dragon Warrior, and change your world.        THERE IS NO SECRET INGREDIENTOne of the life’s greatest truths is that a simple belief can not only inspire you to change your world, but light a fire in others, so that they change it with you.  Whether you’re looking to change yourself, your team, or an entire organization, belief is contagious and it spreads like wildfire.  We sometimes erroneously search for a particular skill set, while neglecting attitude.  While certain skills are imperative to be successful, as evidenced by Po’s mastery of Kung Fu, it was not until that fateful moment as he peered into his own reflection upon the Dragon Scroll that true change was born.  The words of his father finally made perfect and absolute sense; “There is no secret ingredient.  To make something special, you just have to believe it’s special.”  In that moment, there were no sudden surges of power within his body…just his simple reflection that illuminated his soul to believe that he indeed was the Dragon Warrior.  A true change in attitude is what leads to lasting and sustainable success.   It’s that simple.        JUST BE YOU“How do I become like you?” Po’s innocent question to his master reflected not only his own personal journey of self-discovery, but self-doubt, as he struggled to learn the secrets of Kung Fu.  He desperately sought to become someone else, believing that was the only way he would ever succeed.  On your own journey of self-discovery, you may mistakenly embrace the belief that you’re not good enough until you’ve become someone else.  Perhaps that someone is on your team, someone you lead, or someone who leads you.  Consequentially, you will no doubt experience moments of self-doubt, and may find yourself spending a lifetime imitating others, only to discover that you’ve never attained your true potential.  To Po’s question the wise Shifu responded, “I’m not trying to teach you to be me.  I’m trying to teach you to be you.”  You won’t always do things as others would do them.  Embrace your own diversity, and allow others the same privilege.  Comparison can become a deadly poison that robs you of your confidence and destroys who you were meant to be.  There is a wise saying, “A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.  It just blooms.”              VALUE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF OTHERSThough he was the Dragon Warrior, Po realized that without the Furious Five or his fellow Pandas, he was nothing.  No matter what secrets he mastered, or how powerful he became, they were his heroes.  He never ceased to be inspired by them, and it was his unwavering devotion, respect, and honor for them that led to his truly mastering of Chi, which ultimately led to Kai’s demise.  Awakening your inner Dragon Warrior, and thus your destiny for success, is not possible until you recognize and value the contribution of others.  Do you see those with whom you work as heroes?  Do you allow them to inspire you?  If the answer is no, consider amending your attitude.  As you reflect on transformations that may need to occur, personal change may well be one of your most difficult.  It’s not always easy, and may even stretch you, but ferociously seek help from others.  We all have something to learn from one another and though the journey is sure to be demanding, Master Oogway said it best, “If you only do what you can do, you’ll never do anything more.”  So to my beautiful daughter I say, “You can be anything your heart desires.  Just never lose sight of who you are and what you’re destined to become.”last_img read more

High-rise in Catalonia

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Kingston and Richmond Tight supply spells opportunity

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Donald Trump Jr’s girlfriend coronavirus positive

first_imgThe girlfriend of President Donald Trump’s eldest son has tested positive for coronavirus, US media reported Friday.Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News television personality who is dating Donald Trump Jr, had traveled to South Dakota to see the US president’s Fourth of July speech and celebration fireworks at Mount Rushmore.Guilfoyle, 51, was immediately isolated after discovering she had the virus in a routine test conducted on anyone expected to come in close contact with the president, the New York Times reported. In a statement to the newspaper, Sergio Gor, chief of staff to the Trump campaign’s finance committee, said: “She’s doing well, and will be retested to ensure the diagnosis is correct since she’s asymptomatic.”He added: “As a precaution (she) will cancel all upcoming events. Donald Trump Jr was tested negative, but as a precaution is also self-isolating and is canceling all public events.”Guilfoyle is the third person close to the US president to return a positive COVID-19 test, US media reported.Others include Trump’s personal valet and the US vice president’s press secretary.The pandemic has claimed nearly 130,000 American lives and a recent resurgence “puts the entire country at risk,” top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci has said.Topics :last_img read more

Vietnam to host AFC Cup matches in Southeast Asia

first_imgVietnam has been selected as a centralized host for two AFC Cup groups in the Southeast Asia zone, the Asian Football Confederation said on Thursday.The AFC Cup, the competition for more minor football playing nations in the continent, has been suspended since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Group F matches will take place at the Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City while the Group G ties will be staged in Quang Ninh’s Cam Pha Stadium, it added. The ties will be played over three matchdays from Sept. 23-29 Topics : The host for Group H, also in Southeast Asia, has yet to be confirmed, it said.Maldives is the centralized venue in South Asia for Group E matches, which will take place from Oct. 23-Nov. 4. last_img

Wildcats Drop Golf Match To Trojans

first_imgThe Wildcats shot a season low 177 against the East Central Trojans last night. East Central clipped Franklin County with a 169-177 victory.Medalist for the match was Kyle Leising with an impressive 33. Scores for the Wildcats were: Zach Jewell 40, Chase Tolhurst 44, Kyle Grubb 45, Christian Mackie 48, Justin Studt 48, and Logan Blades 52. We had two compete at the JV level. Tyler Norris shot a 57 and Brandon Cowen fired a 59.The Wildcats will be in action on Monday (4-30) at the Elks taking on Richmond and Rushville.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Dustin Riley.last_img

Watermelon Classic set for Saturday at Boone Speedway

first_imgAlong with the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying feature on Aug. 1, there’s $1,000 at stake in the 12-car P1 Promotions Modified Challenge. That field will be determined by group time trials and passing points, with the winner receiving a unique trophy from Legends Custom Decals, the high point driver receiving a wrap from Capital and the fast time driver getting a drive shaft from Dynamic Drivelines. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $1,000 to win their feature, with IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods both racing for $500 to win.  Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $5 for students ages 13-17 and free for kids ages 12 and under.  The event is draw/redraw, heat winners get watermelons and different position bonuses and incentives will be given. BOONE, Iowa – IMCA Modified drivers have two chances to win $1,000 at Saturday’s Watermelon Classic at Boone Speedway. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. The Watermelon Classic will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.last_img read more

Young, fearless Purdue squad has bright future

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photo Maybe they were just too young to understand: You don?t justwaltz into the Kohl Center and beat the Wisconsin Badgers.But that?s exactly what the young and rising PurdueBoilermakers did Saturday night, winning 72-67 to hand Wisconsin just itsseventh home loss under Bo Ryan and becoming just the second Big Ten school towin in the Kohl Center during that same time.It wasn?t just that Purdue won. The youthful Boilermakers ?who start two sophomores and two freshmen ? made it look relatively easy.?I don?t think intimidation is a thing with this team; justbecause we?re so young, we feel we can do anything. We?re invisible like that,?Purdue sophomore Keaton Grant said.The win gave the Boilermakers a season sweep of the Badgersand vaulted them into sole possession of first place in the conference with a10-1 mark.Purdue was never intimidated, and its play validated it. TheBoilermakers took better care of the ball ? 18 turnovers for Wisconsin, 11 forPurdue ? and shot the ball better from the field all night.?Everybody still talks about us as the Baby Boilers,?sophomore Chris Kramer said. ?I think we use that as motivation, that we havesomething to prove still.?Purdue overcame a tremendous anomaly at the free throw line,as Wisconsin ? a 68 percent free throw shooting team on the season ? made 30 of33 shots from the charity stripe.Even when the Badgers made a run late in the second half torouse the crowd and make it a closer contest, the Baby Boilers played likeveterans.Freshman JaJuan Johnson drained three of four free throwsand converted a layup down the stretch.Grant picked Trevon Hughes as he tried to split twodefenders at the top of the key and finished with a breakaway dunk toessentially put the game on ice at a crucial point in the second half whenWisconsin was down four with the ball and building momentum.?I think he does a good job of getting us into our offenseand running the show,? Purdue coach Matt Painter said of Grant. ?But then hedoes some good things defensively. The steal and the block, those were bothhuge plays.?Leading the charge was freshman Robbie Hummel, who scored acareer-high 21 points and is looking more and more like a future conferenceplayer of the year candidate.?Robbie Hummel just knows how to play, just understands howto play,? Painter said.Hummel scored nine points in the first half and opened thesecond half by hitting two 3-pointers to bring his total to 15 points just 22minutes in.?Rob is Rob,? Grant said. ?Rob?s gonna do his thing. ? I wassurprised, I looked at the [scoreboard], and I seen how many points he had soquick.?Fellow freshman E?Twaun Moore pitched in 11 points andsophomore Chris Kramer scored 12.Entering the game as one of the nation?s best defensiveteams, UW allowed 72 points and gave up 1.10 points per possession.?That?s why they beat us,? UW forward Joe Krabbenhoft said.?They played better offense than we played defense.?It was Purdue?s young guns that got it done and scored themost points Wisconsin had allowed since it surrendered 81 to Marquette in itsfirst home loss of the season. All told, 59 of 72 Purdue points were scored byunderclassmen.?They?ve showed that poise ever since they showed up oncampus,? Painter praised. ?It?s not something ? we did as a staff. The guysjust understand the game, they do not get rattled and at times, they?re notexcited after big wins.?That wasn?t the case Saturday night. As the final secondsran off, the Purdue bench jumped in excitement and forward Nemanja Calasan andKrump hugged near midcourt.?This is just huge,? Kramer said. ?We?re thesecond (Big Ten school) ever to come into the Kohl Center and win. It?s a greatteam win.?last_img read more

Five things after which Džeko will be remembered in the City

first_img(Source: klix.ba) Captain of National football team of B&H, Edin Džeko completed the long awaited transfer to Roma.During his 4 years in the City, Džeko was a favorite player of fans and one of the key players in the team.Portal Caughtoffside.com set aside 5 things after which our Diamond will be remembered in the City.Key goal in the 92nd minute of the last match of the Premier League in 2012 against QPR, thanks to which the City won the title.Goal for tie in the match against Notts County on the way to the trophy of FA Cup.Two goals in the victory against Manchester United with the score 6: 1.Four goals which he scored in the match against Tottenham.The first goal in the Premiership in the match against Blackburn.last_img

WHS vocational teacher Ryan Elder receives grant for 3D carver

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +23 Vote up Vote down Bobby WIlson · 229 weeks ago Hats off to Mr. Elder. He is a tremendous asset to the Wellington High School. I know that my son loves his class and has learned some life long skills. Thank you again Mr. Elder for your dedication to the students of USD#353. Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Small Town Boy · 229 weeks ago I know media tends to get better ratings by reporting more negative news in the world, but it’s so refreshing to hear about what’s going RIGHT in the world. That’s doubly true for news involving local teachers and youth. Well done, Mr. Elder! Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Jodie · 229 weeks ago Congrats. Thanks for your extra effort! Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 229 weeks ago It’s great to hear about an aspect of schooling that is often overlooked. The “forget the 4+ year degree that amounts to a B.S. degree that isn’t in demand and learn to work with your damn hands” area. lol. Kids need to realize that there are good paying jobs (with excellent benefits) in this type of field. Minimal higher education needs, and only a desire and ability to LEARN to do it. Any chance of getting the video clip they submitted posted? I would love to see it. Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Ryan Elder passed a three-round process to make sure that his vocational students at Wellington High School received a 3D carver, called and X-Carve, of their choice for the classroom.Inventables, Inc., who customizes 3D carving machines, has made it their goal to put a 3D carver in every school. The project kick started when they developed a grant to award one school per state a 3D carver of their choice.The X-Carve is a multi-axis milling carving machine which is capable of creating precision parts from plastic, wood, metal and other materials. It is created for a workshop setting, and is both customizable and expandable.Participants had to pass a three-round process in order to receive the grant. The first round included an application process that involved surveys, an essay, and questionnaire. Contestants who made it to the second round had to submit a lesson plan/unit on how the 3D carver would be used in their classroom.After reviewing this round, the contestants who made it to the final round had to submit a demonstration by using media on how the carver would be used. Elder and some of his high school students prepared a video clip to explain how the 3D carver would help in their construction class.Elder was successful in all three rounds and was determined the winner of the Inventables grant. This award will allow him to choose a 3D carver that will be used in the Industrial Arts and construction classes.Since educational funding is always limited, especially in those areas, Elder submitted this grant request to enhance his program at Wellington High School.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more