Monthly Archives: July 2013

This IS the Time and Place for Action

I have believed for years that a time of fear and anxiety is one of the best times to step forward into hopeful action.  (Carefully considered, of course, and not rash.)


“The time when you need to do something is when no one else is willing to do it, when people are saying it can’t be done.”

~ Mary Frances Berry


Be the solution, or at least be the start to a solution.


© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

Daring to Be

As a society, we seem to have left behind the ‘how dare you?’ vibe in the past couple of decades.


“All serious daring starts from within.”

~Eudora Welty


Dare yourself to step into something that you have always wanted to try, but for whatever reason hesitated.


© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

Independent Thinking – Holiday Style

I gave a speech at Toastmasters last night in which I used the line, “independent thinking was prized in our household and words were savored like candy”.


“Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence.”

~ David Ben-Gurion


Be open to information, filter it through your own understanding and decide how to make it your own.


For all in the U.S. on the eve of a new Independence Day, I hope that you have a Happy and Safe 4th of July holiday.


© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

What Will Be

Have you ever said to yourself, ‘I can’t do (x) because I will be (y) when it is completed’?


“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

~George Eliot


You will get to (y) age, whether you take action on (x) or not, but how pleased you will be with yourself when you get there depends on your actions now.


© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

The Sarcastic Muse

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When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose. — Dylan.

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Twentysomething. Annoyed with corporate BS. Obsessed with Gen Y. Not bratty. Just opinionated.

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