The Great Commoner has Uncommon Words for Entrepreneurs

wjb-2Nebraska-born orator and politician William Jennings Bryan was a three-time nominee for President of the United States as a member of the populist wing of the Democratic Party. He served two terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives and was United States Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson.  With his deep, commanding voice and wide travels, he was perhaps the best-known orator and lecturer of the era, dubbed “The Great Commoner” because of his faith in the wisdom of the common people.

Nowhere is his penchant for cutting to the truth more profound than in his sense of what it takes to pursue one’s calling in life:

“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. “ William Jennings Bryan

VICTORIA REDSTALL ON DESIGN YOU

Welcome to DESIGN YOU~
The show about people pursuing their passions.

 victoria-redstall-2Garrison’s guest in this segment is diversely talented, immensely successful and incontrovertibility outspoken Victoria Redstall. She is a true crime author, producer,  public speaker, investigative journalist and print and spokesmodel for many of the world’s leading brands.

Victoria has a knack for understanding people from all walks of life and wants to bring back the ‘human connection” to this world. She is also a mentor for young girls teaching them to have high morals, values and self respect which Victoria underscores as being out of fashion in the world today.

s_img02-204x300Her latest book on her ‘exclusive interviews’ with the ‘alleged’ Grim Sleeper including the coverage of the Trial, will be released this year. Although Victoria has been commissioned to write 4 books on serial killers, she also works ‘under the radar’ with the opposite kinds of inmates and helps in freeing the ‘wrongly convicted’ who have been victims of a corrupt American Justice System.

 

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serialkillersand pick up a copy of Serial Killers Up Close and Very Personal: My Death Row Interviews with the Most Dangerous Men on the Planet by Victoria Redstall who has spent years visiting high-security prisons getting to know sadistic killers like Gary Ray Bowles and Keith Hunter Jesperson, “The Happy Face Killer.” These hardened killers have opened up to her in a way that they would never do to psychiatrists, prosecutors, or other authority figures, and have revealed terrifying chapters of their lives that might otherwise have stayed hidden forever. In this chilling book, Victoria shares every detail and insight, bringing the reader up close and very personal with some of the most dangerous and disturbed serial killers that the world has ever seen.

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Bob Dylan on Success

bob-dylan-1961I grew up learning the guitar and being inspired by American songwriter, singer, artist, and writer Robert Allen Zimmerman, aka, Bob Dylan. Dylan is the reason I played the coffee house circuit during college and found my way into the musical venues of Greenwich Village, such as The Gaslight Café (which on some nights was locked down because a young and reclusive Bob Dylan was in attendance), The Bitter End (where Dylan performed with Patti Smith) and the Village Gate (Dylan wrote “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” in 1962 in Chip Monck’s apartment in the basement of this building).

Dylan has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades with his most celebrated works coming out of the 1960s with such social unrest anthems as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are A-Changin.'”

bob-dylan-3Bob Dylan’s musical legacy includes selling more than 100 million records, 11 Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Dylan was awarded a Pulitzer Prize special citation for his “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.”  Among his other notable honors are the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Dylan’s lyrics defined a generation and musically crossed all generations. He speaks to the hearts of everyone who yearns to pursue his or her destiny:

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” —Bob Dylan

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Carrie McNally Living Her Law Enforcement Dream

Welcome to DESIGN YOU~
The show about people pursuing their passions.

carrie-mcnallyGarrison’s guest in this segment is Carrie McNally who knew from the early age of 6 that she wanted to be a police officer. As soon as she was old enough, she joined the Seattle Police Department where for the past 25-years she’s created and led innovative programs that benefit the community, the agency and the law enforcement profession. In 2014, she helped lead the first of its kind Refugee Women’s Institute to build relationships between refugee communities and the Seattle Police Department.  She also led a Women in Law Enforcement Career Fair in 2016 and is planning the next event in 2017.  One of Carrie’s upcoming projects will be the Future Women in Law Enforcement week-long program to bring 40 young women together with officers to provide leadership and career development. Detective McNally is also a member of the Line of Duty Death Response Team with the Behind the Badge Foundation to help assist families and agencies after a law enforcement line of duty death.  She also leads a public safety and military appreciation annual event called Stand With Those Who Serve.

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Football Legend’s Spin on Work

george-halas-1George Stanley Halas, Sr., nicknamed “Papa Bear” and “Mr. Everything”, was a player, coach, owner, and pioneer in professional American football. Founder of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League as well as the NFL itself,  Halas was also an inventor, radio producer, philanthropist, philatelist and professional major league baseball player. He became one of the first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

George Halas’ spin on work is a powerfully simple qualifier:

“Nothing is work unless you’d rather be doing something else.”