Thursday, April 9, 2015

Selected Quotes from "Energize Your Leadership"

We sometimes struggle with the pressure to lead, perform and excel.

Living a meaningful life can also be a challenge.

Energize Your Leadership” was written by 16 authors for one common goal: to inspire people to rethink their personal and professional attitudes. 

Here you have 16 real stories for people who want to do even better in life, and who want to make a difference. The stories were written to inspire and stimulate, to rouse and motivate. Some may cause you to ponder, others to jump out of your chair and take vigorous action. They were composed for people who want to do their best in their professional and personal lives, for leaders who want to have a significant impact.

As you read our book, you will become familiar with our stories. We hope your vision and passion will be reignited.

Have a glimpse at some selected quotes from our book and start your journey of inspiration!

"Forget showing the world you're perfect. Show people that you're human." ― Alli Polin 

 "I stayed safe because I listened to the truth my gut screamed at me instead of my logic." ― Chery Gegelman

"If you focus only on your barriers, you’ll never see the road." LaRae Quy 

"Be grateful to be alive! 
Get up, shake off the dust and move on with your life." ― Hoda Maalouf

"Our struggles can serve us if we allow them to change us." ― Scott Mabry

"Fitting in only leads to mediocrity. Coming together as who we are produces greater energy." ―Daniel Buhr

All artworks were created by Karelle Rizk to accompany these quotes.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Journey Toward Peace

"We simply want to live, to live freely and in dignity!"

How many times have I repeated this sentence? Countless times! I do so whenever violence erupts in my country and elsewhere.

While peace is a widely used theme by some people to celebrate joy and freedom, it is considered by others as a dream or a mirage. Peace for them is an unreachable and impossible dream.

When I decided to concentrate on the topic of peace, it was natural for me to choose Leo Tolstoy's quotes as he lavishly covered this topic in his writing. And, when thinking about love and freedom, Henri Matisse ranks as my first choice as an artist. So it seems appropriate to combine a series of quotes by Tolstoy with some of Matisse’s artworks.

Please ponder and enjoy them.

Freedom of Thought

“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.” ― Leo Tolstoy

“All we can know is that we know nothing. And that's the height of human wisdom.”― Leo Tolstoy

Life goes on

“There will be today, there will be tomorrow, there will be always, and there was yesterday, and there was the day before...” ― Leo Tolstoy

Respect of Diversity

“All the diversity, all the charm, and all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.”― Leo Tolstoy

“I think… if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.” — Leo Tolstoy

Love, Live and Let Live

“If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.” ― Leo Tolstoy

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.―Leo Tolstoy

 “I simply want to live; to cause no evil to anyone but myself.” ― Leo Tolstoy

All  depicted artworks are by Henri Matisse