#JOI4U - Heart led Head Reflection!
Starting the week with a focus on Opportunity and Gratitude - Two words that have guided me through this exciting journey at Johnson Odakkal Initiatives. This week, we launched our Spring 2023 Research Internship with three fascinating young scholars, and I couldn't be more proud of their dedication and hard work.
As a Transformation Coach, Inspirational Speaker, and Career cum Research Guide, I believe that every challenge presents an opportunity for growth and learning. And this week, I was reminded of this idea in the words of renowned motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, who said, "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."
One of our friends and a renowned trainer, Asif Ebrahim, despite his ailment, took the time to pour encouragement into our team through a Google Meet. His words sharpened our focus and reminded us of the importance of staying focused on our goals.
But the true spirit of this week came from my spiritual mentor, who guided us in reflecting on the words "Opportunity" and "Gratitude" each morning. As the famous author and motivational speaker, Lou Holtz, said, "Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
I was also blessed with two new networking meetings this week, connecting me with a dynamic Liberal Arts Higher Education professional and an energetic Career Coach, both with amazing convergences. These connections opened up new doors of opportunity and I am grateful for the opportunities to grow and learn from others in my field.
An enriching time was spent with a dozen aspirational and purpose driven high schoolers from a super challenged environment in suburban Mumbai. Part of a youth mentoring programme by an NGO among children residing in a red light area these young ones lapped the hope of a potential pathway to progress!
And last but not least, I had the privilege of being part of a continuing process to plan the fine details of an Operations Law Course at a National Law University. That encouraged the commitment I have made to provide #KnowledgeInfluence #GrowthSolutions & #LifeNavigation! Another post on #BehaviorStyles history beckons my attention.
As the week is not done yet, I am filled with gratitude and the unwavering belief that these opportunities will lead to spectacular, outcome-oriented results. As the motivational speaker and author, Zig Ziglar, once said, "Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for."
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So, let's embrace each day with a grateful heart and a focus on the opportunities that lie ahead. Here's to an amazing weekend! 💪🙏🔥