Born into slavery, American abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved families and friends using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the underground railroad.
Harriet Tubman’s passionate message is a mantra for every entrepreneur that feels a calling deep within his or her soul to pursue that which is most important:
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
You, me, all of us…we share the ability to dream as big as we want to and to go in the direction our heart beckons us. “There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”-Nelson Mandela
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it.”Michael Jordan, five-time NBA MVP, six-time NBA Champion
The article by former First Lady of Oregon Cylvia Hayes entitled, 10 Rules to Reinventing Yourself is a wonderful inventory of reminders to ourselves that “self-reinvention isn’t for wimps! But that it is absolutely essential to living your fullest life.” It’s a quick read with profound advice.
“There is an inner restlessness; an existential “itch” that desperately needs to be scratched. Each of us is at the epicenter of a potential personal crisis of epic proportions. Most Americans hate their jobs and are holding on by their fingertips trying to survive each day at the office. A recent Gallup poll produced the alarming statistic that almost 70% of those surveyed either hate their jobs or are completely disengaged from the work they do. Our ability to grab onto the inner passion of our being and pull ourselves out of this career quicksand will determine the quality of our existence.” (from the forthcoming book by Garrison Leykam and Christopher Leykam)
"You've had such a varied and impressive career. It's awesome to read about your adventures and reinventions and how you're now helping others do the same," branding expert Dorie Clark, author of Reinventing You, Stand Out and Entrepreneurial You