Category Poems

Poem: The Bridge Builder

This poem was shared by Warren Rustand during the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation Leadership Academy 2016 course held in Washington last year.  It was part of his description of why he spends so much time teaching.  I loved the sentiment expressed by Warren, and captured in this poem: The Bridge Builder Will Allen Dromgoole An old man […]

The Causes of The Great War

The First World War began in 1914. Today marks the day that Britain and Northern Ireland entered the war. Over 9 million soldiers died in the 4 years until 11 November 1918.  Total direct casualties were over 37 million (source). My great grandfather Sidney was in the trenches in the Great War.  He never spoke […]

The Road Not Taken

A poem I have always remembered…  simple but deeply meaningful to me. The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the […]

If, Rudyard Kipling

Parador of Cardona, 9th Century Last week I was at the anual retreat of my chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organisation.  We spent 3 days in the Parador of Cardona reflecting on our next year from both a professional and personal perspective. Dinner on Thursday night was a session we call “Noche Bohemia”.  Each person brings a […]

What is this life?

Leisure, by W. H. Davies WHAT is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare?— No time to stand beneath the boughs, And stare as long as sheep and cows: No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass: No time to see, […]

Happy Saint Patricks Day

photo credit: Hans Kremmers “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.” Old Irish way of saying […]

"Be water, my friend" Bruce Lee

“Be water my friend.”  Bruce Lee What does Bruce Lee mean?  What is it to “be water”? On “being water” What is it to “be water“?  Water flows and adapts.  It has no plan, but deals with the environment that it finds.  It fully explores the space.  It has no expectations of what it will […]

Do it anyway.

This was written on the wall in Mother Teresa‘s home for children in Calcutta and is widely attributed to her.  It is often given the title “Do it anyway“: Do It Anyway People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be […]

If you think you are beaten, you are, If you think you dare not, you don’t.

Thinking, by Walter Wintle More Poems: “If you think you are beaten, you are, If you think you dare not, you don’t. If you like to win, but you think you can’t, It is almost certain you won’t. If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost, For out in the world we find, Success begins with […]

Going Mad Wanna Come?

Perspectives on a Life in Progress of Being Lived

Centrifugal Performer

By Milica Ilic

Manner of Speaking

"All the great speakers were bad speakers at first." — Ralph W. Emerson

breath2x2

breathing made easy

Anna S. E. Lundberg

Coach, trainer, mentor