I am a reader, writer, listener and seeker of knowledge. I do a lot of a pondering about books, art, authors, music, poetry, service, kindness, and most of all, "people." These are the influences that help us form our identity, change it, even reinvent it, as we go through life.
I have spent my career, both as an entrepreneur and as a business executive, working with companies and employee groups of varies sizes. Some were large ones. I was successful in building my own company from an idea to a functioning business. For 22 years it was a strong sales company covering 15 Western States and helping hundreds of companies grow their business.
As an employed top manager, I helped build several independent and corporate companies and helped bring about significant progress in their growth. It was always the people that made the difference in results and made my efforts rewarding. Those years presented me with some great teaching and learning opportunities. They confirmed my belief that people can and do reshape themselves as they rethink their actions and lives. People want to learn. They are not just programmed to be what they always have been and will grow and rise according to the opportunities they are given.
Connected Events Matter is an effort to explore the influences from our lifetime connections, how they change and impact our development and identity. The impact is ongoing and is always life altering.
We have both a physical and spiritual self image. We have our own intellectual growth. As we look at our experiences, and grow with them, we give purpose to our lives.
Reading and the Arts have a significant influence on our growth. This blog will look closely at these influences and will also present relevant book reviews. We are connected by the events in our lives and we are connected to each other.