When was the last time someone you know came up to you, out of the blue and said, “What can I assist you with?” Maybe never…? Well, today is your lucky day!
So often, we’re called upon to help others and oftentimes we help. We’re conditioned to want to help our friends and co-workers. It’s in our nature. So for this week, I’m going to help you if I can. I can do graphics work, take a special photo for you, promote your book, your new song, give resume tips, or just pat your back! Whatever you need this week, I’m your guy.
Just leave a comment or send me a message using my contact form and I’ll be right there to help!
From running for mayor at the age of 18, to speaking, to writing a book, and even painting, Richard Dedor continues to learn and grow through taking risks. Join us as Richard shares lessons, successes, and strategies to stretch your risk-taking and find focus to create the life you desire. Learn more about Richard and his work at www.RichardDedor.com and visit www.BrainBonanza.com for additional support and resources from Ms. Melanie. Finally, we challenge you to take ONE ACTION from our interview to help you take healthy risks to create the life you desire and deserve!
The joy of the first table read. Two weeks ago a friend of mine from the writer’s group had us do a table read of one of the scenes from his new play. I played a priest.
I had never been a part of a “true” table read, and in reality, this wasn’t a true table read either, but it felt like it. We were at a table. We were reading a scene. I was playing my part darn it, and I was killing!
The moment actually made me think about watching the table reads of famous sitcoms and how much fun they had. As a writer myself, it was interesting to watch the writer of this particular play listening to all the words, taking notes as we went through. He was catching every little change he wanted to make.
For us, our lives aren’t a “table read.” We’re always “live action” and there is little time for commercials. There seems to be little time to go back and correct a word here and a verb-tense agreement there. A writer has an easy time cutting a scene or jumping forward and backward in time with the stroke of a pen. In our live action lives, it seems we don’t have that luxury. But you must make time. You must make it part of your life.
You must make time to relax and laugh at the table. Without laughter, without the outtakes, without the stand-up comedian and the tragically late mother-in-law and the son who just can’t quite keep his room clean, live in the now and enjoy every moment.
My favorite television show of all time is Seinfeld. In every episode it seemed (even if they were about nothing) you could gleam a lesson or two about life from the story-lines. Here are some favorites to start your week.
Lesson #1: Go After Your Dreams (even if it is a chicken)
Lesson #2: Dance Away!
Lesson #3: Take Time for Naps
Lesson #4: If You’re Meant to be a Marine Biologist, Be a Marine Biologist
Greetings! My name is Richard Dedor and I am just like you. I have dreams and passions, but I am doing something about them. This is (and this blog) are all about sharing my journey with you and helping you in various ways to achieve your dreams too. Learn more about me >>
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When I started this journey in 2007, I did it to speak. Since then, I have spoken to groups as small as 10 and as large as 200. I speak to schools, colleges, staff, business leaders and non-profits on leadership, stress management, networking, and focusing your life. I am also available for a keynote, “Anything is Possible,” or a custom tailored speech as well! Book me for your event >>
My philosophy is simple: find your passion and make it happen. It is not always that easy, but with hard work and getting out of your own way, you can make it happen. And I am here to help. Get a FREE consultation >>
“Richard engages the audience from start to finish. His workshop presentations for us brought both young and old on a learning adventure with personal style. Participants left armed with knowledge and a ‘can do’ attitude!”
-Mary Schissel, Director – Mason City Youth Task Force