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Here are seven principles for Living and Leadership that I find are extremely useful in serving you as a leader in your organization, in your life and with the people who mean so much to you.

1.  The quality of our relationships, partnered with our willingness to be real, take risks and be vulnerable, dictates the quality and results of our leadership. Our willingness to be real, take risks and be vulnerable makes us human and relatable. Our care, attention and nurturing of people and relationships makes us worthy of trust and being related to. Creating trust – true trust – in relationships is key. High quality relationships are built on that trust. Leadership is about relationships.

2.  We’re having an impact in every moment – what that impact is; is totally up to us – it is a choice. “They may not remember what you did, they may not remember what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.” The energy and beliefs that you bring to your life, your relationships, and your organization are showing up as impact in one way or another – intended or unintended. If something’s working – or something’s not – a great place to start is to evaluate the energy you’re bringing and the beliefs you’re holding. No matter how great we are at something, if the energy underneath it, and the way we make others feel, is negative, we’ve lost a big opportunity for creating trust, connection, and sustainable positive impact.

3.  “Motivating” people is unsustainable, if not completely unrealistic for any period of time, or at any true depth. If the motivation comes from an extrinsic place; ie. “I’m going to motivate you” (oy) or “Please motivate me” (yikes), it won’t stick. It may stick for a bit – enough to get the rush going, but it won’t sustain, and next time around, you’ll need to do it all over again – from the outside in. I’ve begun to think of external motivation like a drug (or maybe like that 5-hour energy drink stuff) – the more one gets, the more one needs, the more often one needs it, and the shorter the rush. One develops a tolerance to it. (Think exercise, healthy eating, smoking cessation, performance improvement for financial incentives, “getting along with someone”, getting organized, etc… They all may work for a bit when pushed/pulled from the outside, but for how long? And how enjoyable will the process be? That’s key.) Of course, sometimes we all need a “kick start” or to “fake it ‘til we make it” and that’s when that external motivation can help us “get to the other side”, I’m talking long term sustainable joyful internal motivation – no one can take that away from you. Solution: Help folks tap into their true core beliefs and purpose and what they truly want, and that will be intrinsic motivation enough. I find that if I have to motivate my clients, or help them motivate their teams, we’re likely looking in the wrong area, we’re missing something. Helping them unfold what’s true and important for them turns into self propelling inspiration, which turns into renewable energy and sustainable fuel for intrinsic motivation – powerful! I’d assert that as leaders, our job is not to motivate people but rather to help them tap into their own intrinsic motivation systems and work and live from there.

4.  There’s no such thing as “no outcomes or results”…We’re always getting an outcome – it may just not be the one we originally wanted. If it’s not the outcome you intended, look back, what do you need to do differently to shift it? Even more importantly, back up…were you clear on what the outcome was in the first place (and did you communicate it?) This does not have to be huge or complicated undertaking; more often than not it has to do with the beliefs and energy that are going into creating those results. Remember: what you believe drives what you do, drives what you have – individually and/or as a team.) And of course, gratefully, sometimes, it’s just a simple need for a change in strategy or tactics. 

5.  There’s very little we have control over – so best to “bust a move” where we can create impact and set ourselves up for success, becoming the best “instrument of change” possible. Some of these places include: how we take care of our bodies, the food we eat, the visions we create for ourselves (on our own authentic paths), how we show up in relationships, how we treat people, what we say “yes” to and “no” to that nurtures our spirit, and of course the good ole fashioned basics of saying “Please, thank you, and I care.”  This is truly one of my most favorite points!  It all starts with us, as individuals, stepping up to make the shifts and impact we want – in whatever way “stepping up” means in that moment. (And of course, tying back to the last issue, part I, the quality of the relationships we have is key to supporting this.  A virtuous cycle:  the better I am as an individual, the better I can come to relationships, the better my relationships, the more supported and better I feel to become even better, etc.)

6.  The easiest way to navigate conflict or confusion is to name it, put it on the table, state your intention, and work from there. Skip assumptions, colluding with others about how bad it is, blaming the other party for the conflict, trying to figure it out in a bubble, etc. Just step in, look for how you can help things go right, and dance.

7.  Always start with the end in mind. If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you’re there? And how will your team know when good is good, and done is done? (And it’s time to drink or go for a run? Haha!)  Envision what you want to have happen, communicate it, be co-active in the design, and do the work. Hint: This works for projects, relationships, meetings, even making a cake…go!

I invite you to pick one or two (or all!) of these principles and really dive into them and see what type of impact they have for you.

Anese Cavanaugh, President of Dare To Engage, Inc., Founder of Bootist Leadership®, and mother of two, gets people “in their boots.” Using energy, mindset, mission, and action, cornerstones of her “Bootist” philosophy, she helps forward-thinking individuals and organizations create positive energy, successful relationships, congruent leadership, and joyful results – wherever they go. 

For more about Anese, Bootist Leadership, or Dare To Engage, Inc., or to receive a complimentary copy of Anese’s latest publication, go to www.DareToEngage.com.

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2018 KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge – Dallas (FREE EVENT)
Event on 2018-03-03 10:00:00
The KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge is the nations largest mobile fitness event traveling from coast-to-coast dedicated to keeping kids active and healthy.  At the KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge, kids of all ages get the opportunity to flex their physical fitness by participating in a completion-based obstacle course designed to challenge speed, strength, agility and overall physical fitness.  The event is FREE to the public and features a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy including active gaming fun for all ages and on-site programming designed to inspire kids and families to live a more active and healthy lifestyle! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nn FAQ's What is the KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge? The KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge is the nations largest mobile fitness event traveling from coast-to-coast dedicated to keeping kids active and healthy.   How do kids participate? Kids of all ages get the opportunity to demonstrate their physical fitness by participating in a completion-based obstacle course designed to test speed, strength, agility, and overall physical fitness. How is the course laid out? The KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge is a 10 station completion-based obstacle course that includes sprinting, push ups, wall crawls, hurdles, jumping jacks, sit ups, tunnel crawls and to finish off the course – a grueling 20 foot confidence climb and 60 meter dash to the finish! What is the minimum age requirement to compete? The minimum age requirement for our toddler course is 3 years of age. The course difficulty is adjusted to compliment each age group to include the adults. Is the KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge a kids event only? Not at all, adults can participate on all activities at the event to test their physical fitness. How long will I have to run? Each course no matter if adult or toddler takes approximately 5 – 10 minutes to complete depending on your physical fitness. What if I can't make it that far? No worries. You can terminate your race at anytime but we encourage all participants to attempt to finish. We have lots of great volunteers to help you on the way! Is there a cost to run the course? The KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge course is free of charge for all ages. Runners are handled on a first come first serve basis. Is there a charge to participate on the Xtreme rides at the event? Yes, there is a charge associated with participating on the BumperBalls and BodyZorbs at the event. The KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge Obstacle Course and Awareness areas are FREE of charge for unlimited participation all day. What other activities are there to do at the event? The event features lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy to include Xtreme gaming for all ages, rides, food and on-site programming designed to inspire kids and families to live an active and healthy lifestyle. What is the weather policy for the event? The KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge is a LOW WIND SHINE ONLY event due to extremely high inflatables. Please make sure to check the website on event day for weather updates and event status. Do I have to register to participate? Yes, ALL participants both children and adults must register for FREE at Eventbrite to accept the medical waiver in order to participate at the event. Do participants have to arrive at 10am and stay all day? No, participants can arrive anytime during our 10am – 6pm event hours. New races are run continually throughout the day with new runners being handled on a first come first served basis. How can I become a Volunteer at the event? We can always use your help volunteering at our KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge event.  Please contact us at marketing@kidfitstrong.com where one of our team members can get you all setup.  How can I become a Sponsor or a Vendor at one of your upcoming events? Please contact us at marketing@kidfitstrong.com where one of our friendly specialists will be glad to answer any of your questions and forward you sponsor information. How can I bring the KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge special event to my school? We offer a limited number of special events per school year. To request a special event at your school, please contact us at marketing@kidfitstrong.com where one of our friendly specialists will be glad to forward you special event information.

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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Jack Ingram
Event on 2018-03-08 19:00:00

When Jack Ingram won the 2008 Academy of Country Music award for “Best New Male Vocalist,” thousands of people in the audience had to be smiling to themselves about that whole “new” thing. They knew the thirty-something, steel-eyed veteran accepting that trophy on that stage in Vegas had been rocking roadhouses, theaters and stadiums relentlessly since 1997, that he’d been celebrated by critics and fans of hard-core country music for more than a decade, and that as a Texas-born songwriter and performer, he’d been on the short list of next generation artists who could fill the boots of Lone Star legends like Willie and Waylon and the boys.

But the award did mean that Ingram, after trials and setbacks that would have buckled other artists, had at last matched the commercial success he’d always wanted with the integrity on which he’d always insisted. So he told the crowd with no small measure of pride and triumph that night that “big dreams and high hopes” can come true.

Now, as if to validate and amplify that truth, Ingram remains in the forefront of country music with the album Big Dreams & High Hopes, the seventh studio disc of his career and his third for Nashville maverick indie label Big Machine Records. Its eleven tracks range through the many facets of Ingram’s unique take on country music and songwriting. There’s the textured and contemplative “Seeing Stars” sung in ethereal tandem with Patty Griffin. You’ll find a couple of superb roots rocking country songs Jack wrote with compadre and mentor Radney Foster. And you’ve probably already heard the swimming hole party anthem “Barefoot and Crazy” which quickly became a radio smash and a soundtrack for the hot summer of 2009.

Ingram says the album’s intimate title track came from a conversation “about lasting through a bunch of BS and finding success at the time I did. At one point I said, ‘Well, I had my guitar and big dreams and high hopes,’ and that just kind of rung a bell. The song that came out of that basically talks about having this wanderlust to go out and take my music on the road like my heroes did – dreaming about it and chasing it down.”
That journey began in Houston, Texas, where Ingram grew up. His first stage experience came not through music but a drama class he took to fulfill a requirement his senior year of high school. It wasn’t his calling, but it was a rush.

“All of a sudden there was this pressure and this element of having to deliver right now in front of a crowd, and if you don’t you fall on your ass,” he says. “And that got me.” During college at Southern Methodist University, he applied that challenge to music for the first time, starting at an open mic night with two Willie Nelson songs learned out of a song book and one original tune.

It didn’t take long for the charismatic Ingram and his Beat Up Ford Band to pack the bars of Dallas and Houston, but he was acutely aware that having come of age idolizing icons like Billy Joe Shaver, Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark and Robert Earl Keen, that he had a lot of learning and growing to do.

“I knew what I was doing was not sounding the way it was sounding in my head, so I was very unsatisfied,” Ingram remembers. “My heroes were the best.”

So with his vision clearly set, Ingram gradually built a reputation as a smart songwriter and a can’t-miss live performer. Nashville’s Rising Tide label signed him, re-issuing his first two independent albums, a live disc, and 1997’s Livin’ or Dyin’. When Rising Tide went out of business, Ingram found a home at Sony’s boutique Lucky Dog label, where, in what became something of a pattern, he was admired by music writers and country connoisseurs but he struggled to connect on country radio. He also felt unfairly typecast as a member of an “insurgent” country movement.
“Coming from Texas and me trying to have my own identity may have come off as anti-establishment or Texas versus Nashville. But that was a misconception. I wanted to be right where I am right now. Twenty in the game, on the big stage.”

But things had to get worse before they got better.

“I lost my record deal with Sony,” he says. “I lost a management deal. I was in this place where I didn’t know what was going to happen. I had a kid who was one year old. I really didn’t have a career to speak of at the time.”
And from that difficult place, he wrote “In The Corner,” one of the best songs of his career, an “open letter” he calls it now, to a music industry where he’d sought only support in being who he was rather than someone he wasn’t.

Yeah, he’s just another young cynic
We get them all the time.
If he just knew how to channel
All that anger he’d be fine”.

So I sit with all these wishes and dreams dying on the vine
Knowing I could make you happy for a minute with a lie.

The song is the final track on Big Dreams & High Hopes, and those lyrics make what happened next all the more remarkable. Jack Ingram met Scott Borchetta, a veteran country record promoter who’d launched his own label Big Machine Records. In an industry and genre where outsider labels have had an almost impossible time building hit-making careers, Big Machine took a chance on Jack, and equally Jack took a chance on one of those independent label. The new label worked with more dedication and patience than Ingram had ever seen to find the song that would break through. It was “Wherever You Are,” the first single of his career to reach Number One.

“I spent YEARS trying to figure out what I was doing wrong,” says Ingram. “Why is this not working? How do I need to change? And finally you get with the right people, and you go, ‘I don’t need to change anything. I just need to show up and do the job.’ All I had to do was be myself.”
The album Wherever You Are, a mostly live project, was followed by 2008’s This Is It and now Big Dreams & High Hopes. Already the new album has produced the top twenty single “That’s A Man.” And “Barefoot and Crazy” appears poised for a whole lot more airplay. But this is far more than a repository of a few hit singles. The album kicks off with “Free,” a breezy and uplifting embrace of the finer non-material things in life. Ingram worked with Jeffrey Steele and Tom Hambridge to write the swaying and satisfying “Not Giving Up On Me” with its large chorus drenched with steel guitar and gratitude to a supportive lover. And people will surely talk about Ingram’s intense, refreshed version of “Barbie Doll,” probably the most popular song from his live show, recorded here in a fantastic, wise-ass duet with Dierks Bentley.

In a time when the music industry tries so hard to jam new artists up to the top of the charts before they’re ready, only to so often see them plummet back to earth, Ingram’s rise has been slow and steady, fueled by dreams and hopes for sure, but more substantially by high standards and the ambition for a career measured in decades and influence rather than chart position. He’s in the best place he’s ever been and it’s clear from a few listens to Big Dreams & High Hopes that confidence is bolstering his artistry.

at The Waiting Room
6212 Maple Street
Omaha, United States

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PARKING: American Airlines Center – Dallas Mavericks v Denver Nuggets
Event on 2018-03-06 19:30:00

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2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, United States

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KISS OFF 2017 NYE PARTY AT BAR LOUIE – DALLAS, TX
Event on 2017-12-31 20:00:00
We saved the biggest party of the year, for the very last night of the year. Tell 2017 to “KISS OFF” and make a clean break with a dirty martini with New Year’s Eve at Bar Louie! The music will be pumping, bottles will be popping, taps will be flowing and the scratch kitchen will be jamming until last call… So you don’t have to end your night until we do. Limited tickets available… get yours now! Questions? Give us a call (469) 248-1760.  Here’s the deal… NYE Offers, dates, times, prices, details and availability subject to change and may vary by location. See Server for details. All federal, state and local laws apply. Applicable sales tax included in ticket price.  No refunds. No cash value. We serve responsibly, you should drink responsibly. Can you dig it? We knew that you could. Copyright © 2017 BL Restaurant Operations, LLC.All Rights Reserved. 

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(469) 248-1760 , 8166 Park Lane
Dallas, United States

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PARKING: American Airlines Center – Dallas Stars v Los Angeles
Event on 2018-01-30 19:30:00

at American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, United States

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Check out these radio station images:

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Old office of radio station "Echo of Moscow"

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SUBIC BAY, Philippines (June 27, 2014) The U.S. 7th Fleet band “Orient Express” plays live on Philippine radio station K-LITE 96.7 FM in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2014. In its 20th year, CARAT is an annual, bilateral exercise series with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations including, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor-Leste. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jerry Jimenez/Released)

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At the north coast of Gaspasie Peninsula internet communication is a rare thing. Mind you, this is at the location where Guglielmo Marconi installed more than one hundred years ago one of the first and most important radio stations for communication with Europe and with ships on the Atlantic Ocean. Also our GSM phone whas dead for a couple of days.

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PARKING: American Airlines Center – Dallas Stars v Ottawa
Event on 2018-03-05 19:30:00

at American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, United States

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There is nothing like watching a classic (a classic horror film that is). Horror films have always been intriguing which is why horror is actually an adaptation of a good drama.
Whether it is the chills that run up and down our spines as we watch these films or the jolts of energy and suspense that we feel as we watch them, there is nothing that comes close to a good old classic horror film.
The horror films from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s are extremely different from todays horror flicks. The earlier movies relied more on story, casting and characters to create truly suspenseful and horrific movies whereas after that, movies were basically made to cut up people and show as much gore as possible through special effects. Only a few modern horror films actually take the time to develop and create a worthwhile storyline and plot.
The 1920s Dracula
Before vampires sparkled, they were scary. Dracula is the greatest real vampire movie of all time, telling the story of Count Dracula as he reunites with his long lost soul mate, Mina. Minas Fianc and professor try to save Mina from the evil grasp of Count Dracula who is trying to make her his eternal soul mate by stealing what is left of her life and soul.
The 1940s The Wolfman
While wolves often look cute and cuddly, by nature, they are very different. The Wolfman tells the story of Larry Talbot who defeats the beast but is bitten before doing so. The wolfs mother comes to Larry to prepare him for the truth that he too will turn into a savage beast in the moment that there is a full moon.
The 1950s Vertigo
This tempting criminal horror film revolves around a trauma that a detective has suffered. As a result he must retire and he finds himself falling for a mystery woman. An old friend hires this detective for some private eye work, but discovers that the wife he is investigating seems to be much more supernatural than he could have ever suspected. Vertigo has a traditional plot but how the movie is delivered with convincing acting, no special effects are needed to prove the horrific nature of the wifes acts. Pay attention to the detail and the cinematographic tricks that are used to create this inspiring horror film.
The Blob
Another classic horror film is The Blob. Nowadays it may be reverting more to the cheesy side of horror films, but this flick certainly made its viewers jump back in the day. This story revolves around a shapeless mass that expands as it conquers each victim. The ending is too good to tell and the climax of this movie makes it one of the best classic horror films of all time.

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A few nice radio station images I found:

Imagine FM

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Imagine FM is a radio station which broadcasts in Stockport and South Manchester.

One of the presenters is seen doing one of the radio shows here in Wythenshawe on Saturday 14th December during the Xmas celerbations

Androulla VASSILIOU at 14th Connect.Euranet debate on investing in youth for the future of Europe

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In cooperation with the European Youth Forum, Connect.Euranet went face to face with the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Multilinguism, Androulla Vassiliou in a live debate. Young journalists and youth leaders from all across the EU quizzed the high profile politician on the EU’s plans for investing in youth. Hot topics ranged from promoting democracy and participation, with an emphasis on the 2014 European Parliament elections.

Get all the details at
connect.euranet.eu/Connect/Debates/Investing-in-youth-for…

14th Connect.Euranet debate on investing in youth for the future of Europe

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In cooperation with the European Youth Forum, Connect.Euranet went face to face with the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Multilinguism, Androulla Vassiliou in a live debate. Young journalists and youth leaders from all across the EU quizzed the high profile politician on the EU’s plans for investing in youth. Hot topics ranged from promoting democracy and participation, with an emphasis on the 2014 European Parliament elections.

Get all the details at
connect.euranet.eu/Connect/Debates/Investing-in-youth-for…

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