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November 30, 2011

Not a lot of words from me this week.

Funny how we get accustomed to doing something in a particular way. When I started this blog I had real trouble keeping my word count down. For the last week I have struggled with writing in a different, longer format that meant I had to write ten times as many words. If only it was as easy as writing ten blog posts and sticking them all together. The result wasn’t pretty – not what I was planning but fingers crossed it will do the job.

In the middle of that struggle I came across this TED video of Sarah Kay (Courtesy of Seth Godin and the friendly folk at the Domino Project). It reminded me of the power of words, the power of story and the importance of following your heart. Everything else will follow.

If only I could write with the lilting grace and measured cadence that Sarah Kay speaks. I don’t have a hoodie – but yeah, I really felt that.

I hope you do to (make sure you hear both poems – one at the beginning and one at the end).

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  1. Beth Stubberfield permalink
    November 30, 2011 5:46 pm

    This week’s post is very good, Sarah Key’s talk is absolutely brillant, I was just sitting at my desk with a tear running down my face ! Sometimes we all need a reminder to re-frame and think about how we are being who we want to be.
    Paul – thank you so much for sharing this.

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