Sunday, April 9

The Times they are a Changing

For those countries that adopt daylight saving, depending upon which hemisphere you live in it was time recently to either wind your clocks back as is the case in Australia in the Southern Hemisphere or forward for summer for those in the Northern Hemisphere.

Charles Kovess reminds us life is about change. I think that’s true of marriage, as each partner adapts to changes in circumstances and in a sense re marries many times as one becomes wedded to new ideas of a changing environment. Life’s achievement is generally 3% inspiration and 97% handwork contingent on a willingness to make many small changes.

I have produced his Passion Point as per below.

A Passion Point to Ponder 5 April 2006
Welcome to the 3rd Passion Point for 2006. Our goal with these Passion Points continues to be to provoke you so that your business, and the rest of yourlife, become filled with more passion, performance, and improved balance of mental, physical, and spiritual elements. A special welcome to the many new subscribers who haverecently joined our passionate community.

OUR HUNGARIAN LINKS

2006 is a special year for Hungarians, being the 50thanniversary of the Freedom Fight against Russian occupation in October 1956, and also the 50th anniversary of the Melbourne Olympics where Hungary won the goldmedal in the water polo, after defeating Russia in a famous ‘bloodbath’ match in the semi-finals.

Therewill be lots of celebrations later in the year!
Charles is the President here in Melbourne of the Australia-Hungary Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
If you have any links of any description with Hungary,be they family, ancestral, business, or sporting, we’d love to hear from you.

CHANGE IS INEVITABLE; GROWTH IS OPTIONAL
”Here in the Southern Hemisphere, the autumn days growshorter; leaves and fruit fall, the harvest and gardenbeckon, and winter sports begin. It's a time ofchange, a reflective season, as summer fades from view.

The recent Melbourne Commonwealth Games gave us greenand gold aplenty. In beautiful weather, they were the perfect bridge between the green fields of summer and autumn's golden ways. Yet, they were more, much more.
Like a harvest, they displayed the fruits of discipline, hard work and sacrifice by the athletes, support teams and administrators. For the athletes,who trained hard during all weathers, it was their time to perform before an audience of millions and reach for a higher level.

Gold, silver and bronze may only be seasonal colours to most of us, but to the athletes they are the highest measures of performance; the culmination of their dedication and disciplined efforts.

Do you want to reach a higher level and be better than you are?
Do you need to give your life a greater purpose?
Do you have the courage, discipline and passion to pursue your dreams?

Just as the seasons inevitably change, so can we. Change need only be small disciplined steps towards a greater goal and every day is a golden opportunity to take them; but do we?

The seasons change gradually; do we, or do we remain captive to the habits of yesterday, fearful of the growth today?

QUOTES TO CONSIDER "Discipline is the bridge between goals andaccomplishment." Jim Rohn, American speaker andauthor.

What are your goals, do you achieve what you believein?
"Change is a measure of time and, in the autumn, timeseems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is is change." Edwin Way Teale (1899-1980),American author.

As the seasons change do you? Do you pursue what is,are you true to self; or do you change not and watchthe seasons slip, like golden dreams on silverstreams, away?
And now, it’s time to lighten up, with our favourite
humorous quote on change:

“Change is inevitable, except from vending machines!”

Have a passion-filled day, week, and month, till ournext Passion Point. Charles Kovess Australia’s Passion Provocateur © Copyright- Charles B. Kovess & David J. Wood of Passionate Performance. Republication welcome provided authors are acknowledged & advised at above address. If you want to see Charles on video, or listen to audio, just go to
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For a list of keynote speech topics that Charles would love to deliver in a passionate, entertaining, provocative, and educational way to your teams, clients, or prospects, at breakfast, lunch or dinner, see below.All 140 published Passion Points to Ponder are on our website. If you wish to review them, please visit the site. If you wish to receive a list of the 140 titles of the Passion Points please let us know.

KEY NOTE SPEECH TOPICS1 PASSIONATE PERFORMANCE: YOUR KEYS TO MENTAL, PHYSICAL & SPIRITUAL WELLBEING IN BUSINESS. 2 THE POWER OF VISIONARY LEADERSHIP3 The 7 Key steps to create Outstanding teams.4 How to retain the best people in your Organisation.5 PASSION: THE KEY TO YOUR SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN THE 21ST CENTURY.6 HIGH PERFORMANCE BUSINESS LEADERSHIP IN THE KNOWLEDGE AGE.7 Change: Make it an inspirational game!8 A PASSION FOR LIFE, AND LIVING IT!9 KEY PRINCIPLES OF PERSONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY.10 7 STRATEGIES THAT GUARANTEE LOYALTY FROM EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS.

Best regards from Australia's Passion ProvocateurCharles Kovess LL.B.(Hons), LL.M., CSP*, MAICD, MAITDPast National President National Speakers' Association of Australia(*CSP means Certified Speaking Professional, the highest membership category of NSAA and the only internationally recognised designation for professional speakers.)http://www.kovess.com/.com ph 0395622248 mobile 0412317404 PO Box 1412, Central Park East Malvern Vic 3145 Office: 17 Notre Dame Parade, Mulgrave Vic 3170
Author of 'Passionate People Produce' and 'Passionate Performance'Co-author of '7 Heavenly Virtues of Leadership'

4 comments:

Granny said...

Saying hi while I'm here.

Hope all are doing well.

Ann

Gary said...

Very inspiring and interesting post. Thanks.

madcapmum said...

Yes, my poor husband has been "re-married" many times over the past 10 years! I thought teenagers were the unstable ones, not middle-aged ladies. But there you go. All the fun of polygmany without the fuss and muss of a wedding every few months! ;-)

Lindsay Lobe said...

Hi Granny & Gary & Madcp

Madcap
I dont think that's so strange, I also like that saying " all the fun of Polygmany without the fuss and muss "