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As Quietness Speaks, I Listen

Posted on: May 23rd, 2021

As the day nears its end, I shake off the demands of work and community service before entering my home where there is solace from the world of noise.  Like a shifting wind, I notice the curtains dance against the window, in sync with the ceiling fans. Instantly, I forget it all.    There’s a Read more…

Monthly Challenge for May

Posted on: May 23rd, 2021

I’m honored to be featured in May / June issue of SHALE magazine as I continue to learn, harness, and impart valuable lessons. Being an Exceptional Individual and Organizational Leader By  Joe Shakeenab May 19, 2021 When I was a young Special Forces “Green Beret,” I often wondered what it took to be exceptional in Read more…

Attainment: Your Race, Your Pace

Posted on: April 11th, 2021

With a craving for achievement, walk gracefully towards a defined greatness. Segments of the world will see your potential as you endlessly water the crops. As you progress along your race, I can imagine colorful images of triumph. You are the producer of the nation’s greatest hit. You scribe an empowering book of impeccable lines. Read more…

Monthly Challenge for April

Posted on: April 11th, 2021

Theme: Mental Mobility and Extended Range Today and beyond, regardless of circumstances, let us examine and extend our capability of increasing our reach and swiftness of action. As achievers, we can reach the end state according to a set mark on the calendar or conditions. However, some situations along the way can require an accelerated Read more…

Monthly Challenge for March

Posted on: March 13th, 2021

Theme: Refining Strength Life continues to present challenges to health and wellness, opportunities to prosper, and moments of peace. Regardless of where we stand, I challenge us to think about living, contributing, and achieving at our fullest potential, with the moment we have. Define a Challenge: My challenge for this month is to Nourish a Read more…

Old Man Joe

Posted on: March 13th, 2021

It was a little past 11:00; the sun is glowing bright and the temperature hovering near 68 degrees. Old man Joe dragged his humble heart, which appeared to be void of today’s burdens, along a musty trail behind his old farm.      Behind his farm was a creek that bordered an awakening forest that was Read more…

Monthly Challenge for February

Posted on: February 13th, 2021

Challenge: Increase the effectiveness of your engagement Focus: Confidence and Calculated Traction    “Time waits for no one” are words often used reflectively by many elders. However, such a phrase can be used to propel one’s inner activity. Time can be a limiting factor; so, daily, one should strive to forge forward with positive thinking Read more…

My Intoxicating Canvas

Posted on: February 13th, 2021

This creation is a flawless illusion of transcribed metaphors, those dipped in a platonic style of unknown happenings. It’s a creation that takes me to a pleasant place that I’ve never visited, Yet, it’s a homely place where I’ve traveled a time or two in my dreams. Neon signs flash outside my smeared window, I Read more…

Invigorate

Posted on: January 10th, 2021

Another year rolls in. Eagerly, we walk with great spirit – mentally. It’s a time of newness of ideas, goals, and approaches, all with measurable gains. There is no limitation because today, calculated endeavors are within range. We have an extra pep in our step because today, we’re winning. Times has its own story; it Read more…

Monthly Update for January

Posted on: January 10th, 2021

Operation Clean Up:   Examine 2020 Goals, Regroup and Achieve.  As we step into a new year, let us revisit our aim during this same time last year and prepare to reclaim some of the things we set out to do but for various reasons, we had a delay.    For me, it’s rather simple! Read more…