Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Race Movie...

When you start a Race Finish it...

The Race touches the heart in a way that is difficult to describe. I love it, and so will you. - Stephen R. Covey, Author of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

"Many, many people will be inspired by The Race. I had goose bumps reading it." - Mike Singeltary, NFL Hall-of-Fame Linebacker and NFL Coach

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pilot fly with out arms, Inspirational young Lady!

If you think you can't do something flying or what ever, watch this.

I was very moved by this young ladies ablities, but may be her attitude was even more impressive.

This young woman, Jessica Cox was born with out arms and learned to fly. As a former flight instructor and a professional airline pilot. I can tell you this is really an inspirational thing to everyone, much less pilots. Way to go Jessica. Watching her fly so smoothly and confidently is very impressive (even with two arms). Trust me I know, nicely done. Wish I had this video when I was teaching full time.

The plane she is flying is called an Ercoupe (pronounced air-coupe) which does have rudder pedals. The Ercoupe was made in the late 40's and early 50's. The unique thing about Ercoupe is it's one of the few airplanes to be made and certified with out pedals. With out rudder pedals Jessica is free to use her feet as hands.

There have been other handicapped pilots who convert and modify controls of other planes but Jessica's plane is stock. I belive shi is the only one to fly with no arms in a stock or modified plane of any kind.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

What will you do when doubt creeps in?

There are many different aspects that live inside of us and two of them I respectfully dubbed the Dreamer and Doubter. When it comes to pursuing our dreams, The Dreamer is often gung ho while the Doubter can provide a laundry list of concerns and issues.

After a speech in Rome, a woman with a beautiful accent asked me to tell her one of my personal dreams. Assuming I'd never see her again, I decided to share a dream I had never spoken out loud, one I had kept such a good secret that even I was beginning to forget it.

"My dream is to spend the summer writing in the Greek Islands," I said all in one breath.
She handed me her card and replied, "I have a villa in Greece. Why don't you come as my guest?"
I was floored and reminded that amazing things happen when we share our dreams. I was elated, or more accurately, part of me was. Here's a peek inside my head. See if this kind of interchange sounds familiar.
These were some excerpts from Dreams are Whispers from the Soul by Marcia Wieder. Click here to watch the clip... Dreams are Whispers from the Soul

Marcia Wieder is Founder of Dream University with over twenty years coaching, training and speaking experience. Marcia has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, in her own PBS-TV special and is past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Aseem Kaistha
It's your attitude and not your aptitude that determines your altitude.