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Release, let go and forgive … to set yourself free

Release, Let Go, Forgive

The first step in getting beyond your glass wall, that invisible shield that keeps you apart from your potential and vision for your future, is to release, let go and forgive past wrongs. Forgive others and yourself.

In this second part of the presentation I did for Toastmasters District 1 Speakers Bureau in September 2013, I talk about this step and how I accomplish it in my life.

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Learn to say good-bye … so your business can thrive

Irrfan Khan  in Life of Pi “I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say good-bye.”
~ Irrfan Khan as Pi from Life of Pi, screen play written by David Magee based on the novel by Yann Martel

What this quote means to business:
Today is Christmas … a day I strongly associate with family. And, as you read this I’m spending the day with the only family member I have left, my Mom.

Growing up, the holidays were all about going to Abuelos’ house. Gramma would fill her house in San Francisco with the smells of her wonderful cooking … and I’ll always remember the aroma of love that filled the place.

The Christmas process was this: Christmas Eve, open gifts from family and friends. Christmas morning, discover what Santa brought. Christmas afternoon, dinner at Abuela’s house.

Grandma died in 1984 and the holidays have never been the same. I wasn’t able to say a proper good-bye because she died the day I left on my journey to be an exchange student in England. By the time I got there, I was practically deaf from crying so much on all the plane rides. It took me years before I could finally say good-bye on my own. But I did, and I received some relief and closure.

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