Here’s a wee round up of inspiring things that I’ve come across in May 🙂
Blue King Brown and Gurumul Yunupingu
I love world fusion music… And this song is a brilliant example – Blue King Brown’s Natalie Pa’apa’a brings her reggae rap to Gurumul Yunupingu’s incredible traditional indigenous vocals, ancient languages mixed with new beats and inspiring young and old to the power of family and connection. Awesome
Are you opening to new influences in your business? Is there an opportunity to bring in something old, something new, something different that will help you stand out, improve your service, reach more people or have more fun?
Echolocation: Blind people who see with sound (like dolphins and bats)
This is Ben Underwood (b 1992, d 2009) – the teenager who could freely walk, skate, surf, play video games and more using echolocation. He was an amazing young man and his mother is an extraordinary woman. Inspiration.
And here’s Daniel Kish who has developed echolocation skills to an incredibly fine grain of detail, and teaches it to others. Awesome.
People with a ‘disability’ are often inspiring because they end up developing profound skills and showing us the depth and breadth of human potential (another example is 15 yr old Jessica Parkes who has no arms, but can even put her contact lenses in with her toes). Anyone with working ears has the capacity to use echolocation to see the world, but most of us don’t bother to use it, because we can see with our eyes. It remains an untapped potential.
Are there untapped potentials in your business? If you’re struggling with something, is it possible that there is another way around it… utilizing skills or talents that you hadn’t thought to use or develop?
Some resources for changing the world…
If you like to read, write and/or are aspiring to change the world in some way, these three are for you:
Christine Kloser’s Transformational Author Experience is starting this week. It’s a series of FREE online classes with a bunch of New York Times best-selling authors and leading book experts between now and June designed to help you turn your transformational book ‘idea’ into a published book, and a thriving business! Looks like a great lineup and a lot of fun.
And a note on humility:
Michael Spandel is lighting up my Facebook feed with comments like this:
”There is a lovely root to the word humiliation – from the latin word humus, meaning soil or ground. When we are humiliated, we are in effect returning to the ground of our being.” David Whyte
(That quote is, I believe from David Whyte’s 6-CD collection, Clear Mind, Wild Heart: Finding Courage and Clarity through Poetry).