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Would You Follow You?

The simple question is: Would you follow you?

-Steph 🙂

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If you want to talk about something that takes real talent and teamwork, watch any video of an a cappella group performing.

Earlier this year, I randomly came across a group called Pentatonix on youtube and then continued to watch videos from the show “Sing Off”. In case you’ve never heard of the show, it is a show where a cappella groups compete, like “American Idol” or “America’s Best Dance Crew”. Pentatonix won season three of the “Sing Off”, and they are incredible.

I’ve watched them and other a cappella groups, and I seriously think “WOW”.

First off, just consider the amount of practice and skill goes into it. A member has to know pitch, tempo, etc. They have to be a master of their own voice.

Secondly, to be a member of such a group requires one to be an excellent team member. They each have to play their part well to ensure the whole group does well. Every person is so vital: sopranos, altos, tenors, baritones, basses, people to sing melody, people to carry harmony, and vocal percussionist–yes, people who are skilled at imitating sounds of instruments–what a skill! If one person is off tempo or hitting the wrong note, the whole team could unravel or the song could fall apart (a bit dramatic but true in a sense).

I just applaud all of those who are being that excellent team member in an a cappella group. Hats off to you!

So, for final thoughts and curious questions, I ask: Where do you see excellent examples of teamwork? Any examples most people don’t consider? What are your thoughts on a cappella groups and teamwork? What leadership or teamwork lessons can you find there?

-Steph 🙂

 

P. S. Just some other a cappella videos I love if you’re interested:

The Power of Words

As a future English teacher, I love this video.
As a human being, I love this video.

Words are powerful. Whether you are giving a speech, writing a blog, proposing a solution, addressing a problem, or just talking with someone, your words matter.

It is all through communication. Communication is vital in relationships, leadership, teamwork, and everyday life, and that communication is made up of the words you choose to use.

Words can cut deep and hurt a person. They can damage a reputation or cause. They can backfire and harm you.
Or
Your words can inspire, impact, encourage, and change an attitude, perspective, someone’s day. Your words can make a difference.

Think about the words you use.
Think of that power you hold in your words.
Think about the impact you can make.

—Steph 🙂

I Believe in a Better Way

I Believe in Believing in a Better Way.

First, (I hate to redirect you, but it is the only way) check out this video here.

What exactly is that? Well, I believe the video explains it all; however, I’ll elaborate some. Believing in a Better Way is an organization started by a great friend and mentor of mine, Jerrod Murr, and he basically believes that there is a better way of living. Jerrod believes in living life to the fullest, in living a purposeful life. That passion has turned into a wildfire of inspiration and was the spark to this organization.

What does this organization do? It inspires people to chase after their dreams. It motivates people to live a purposeful life. It trains people to focus and build on their strengths.

If you read or follow my blog regularly, then you know how I feel about inspiring and motivating others. Therefore, you’ll understand that I believe in this organization a hundred and ten percent. Also, being a part of the 20 Camp which is a part of Believing in a Better Way, I say with much enthusiasm that this organization has been a blessing to be a part of. I’ve been inspired, seen people inspired, and have had the chance to inspire others.

Why am I blogging about this?
1. To share what I believe in. I’d love to know what you believe in! 🙂
2. To inspire. You can life a purposeful life and create your own organization that can impact lives.
3. To Promote? Definitely! If you haven’t been a part of this or experienced this, I highly encourage you to get connected.
4. To introduce a blog that is to come. I promise to post specifically about 20 Camp because that is absolutely what I believe in and is a strong passion of mine. 😀

You can check out Jerrod Murr at his blog here.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my enthusiastic rant and that your interest is sparked.

-Steph

“Everyone who h…

“Everyone who has ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.”
-Nolan Bushnell

 

How true is this! I know a lot of people who value the shower, for it is a quiet place, a place where one’s singing sounds fantastic, and a great place for ideas. Sitting here drinking coffee, my good friend Destiny even admits, ” It is where I do my best thinking.”

 

It is like when you go to bed at night and all the worries and extra thoughts flood your head; however, I think the shower is a place for clearer, perhaps more intentional, thoughts. It is this chill time to just let your mind wander. At time to stumble upon some ideas.

 

Now, I bet you’ve had an idea or two in the shower yourself. Possibly, you jumped a little at the realization and nearly slipped on some soapy suds in the tub. What did you do with that idea? Do you even remember it? It probably would have been a good idea to write it down, right? Even then, have you ever done something about that or any idea?

 

Don’t let an idea just stay an idea. If you want to make a difference, if you want to be inspirational, do something about those good ideas you have in the shower. In fact, do something about any great idea you have at anytime anywhere.

 

I’m going to leave you with a quote and ask ” What are you doing about your ideas?”

 

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” -Warren G. Bennis

 

-Steph

Success is Inspiring

Success is Inspiring

Who are you inspiring?
How are you inspiring them?
What are your thoughts about inspiring others?

-Steph

Are You a Leader?

An excellent video and an excellent question.

What is your answer?