“Contemplation breaks us open to ourselves. The fruit of contemplation is self-knowledge, not self-justification.” - Sr. Joan Chittister
How do you gain self-knowledge from contemplation?
“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” - Toni Morrison, “Beloved”
What freedom do you own?
“If you have the guts to be yourself, other people’ll pay your price.” - John Updike, “Rabbit, Run”
How would you value your true self?
New Audio Recording Available from The Cost of Not Paying Attention Podcast with Janine Hamner Holman
Please check out my latest audio recording from The Cost of Not Paying Attention Podcast with Janine Hamner Holman. You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the AUDIO PODCASTS & RADIO INTERVIEWS button at the top of this page, then click on the PODCAST INTERVIEWS tab and scroll down and click on The Cost of Not Paying Attention Podcast tab.
“Toughness and tenderness are not opposites but partners in effective leadership.” - Bill Russell
How do you incorporate tenderness into the toughness of your leadership style?
Please check out my latest YouTube recording from the Learn With Bessern Podcast with Ivan Palomino. You can watch the podcast by clicking on the PODCAST & SPEAKING VIDEOS button at the top of this page and scroll down and click on the Learn With Bessern Podcast tab.
“Compassion and dialogue are essentially vulnerable positions. If we are into control and predictability, we will seldom descend into the vulnerability of undefended listening or the scariness of dialogue.” - Fr. Richard Rohr
How is being vulnerable through compassion and dialogue changing your life?
Please check out my latest audio recording from the Growing Through Grief Podcast with Diana Curtis. You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the AUDIO PODCASTS & RADIO INTERVIEWS button at the top of this page, then click on the PODCAST INTERVIEWS tab and scroll down and click on the Growing Through Grief Podcast tab.
“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.” - Sigmund Freud
How much responsibility are you willing to take on to ensure your freedom?
Please watch the powerful, motivational, and true story about sprinter Derek Redman's inspirational performance in the 400-meter race at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
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Terry is a sought after speaker who believes in the power of a story to motivate, inspire, and help others lead their uncommon and extraordinary lives. By combining his ten-year cancer journey with his diverse business, athletic coaching, and law enforcement expertise, he delivers compelling yet relatable presentations for conferences, on-line events, panels, meetings, and seminars.