Second Hand Success

August 2017

My first Toastmasters International Speech Contest – Humorous Speech: “Thanks Mom and Dad”

My first Toastmasters International Speech Contest – Humorous Speech: “Thanks Mom and Dad”

Four speeches into my Toastmasters experience, I was presented with the opportunity to compete at the Club level. When the VP of Education presented the contest opportunity to the club, I instinctively raised my hand and volunteered. Related: TM Speech 1, TM Speech 2, TM Speech 3, TM Speech 4.

As I contemplated volunteering, I thought to myself, “What do I have to lose?” The answer was…nothing. I rationalized that the opportunity cost of not competing outweighed the risk of competing. Additionally, by speaking in a competitive setting, I expose myself to a new opportunity and challenge.
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What I learned from a J. Cole concert

What I learned from a J. Cole concert

Life lessons can come from anywhere at anytime. Whenever you can draw insight and inspiration from a moment in your life and learn something new, you create life lesson! Congratulations, you can start blogging!

Sometimes life lessons come from obvious situations, other times, they strike you when you least expect it. Once such experience occurred for me during the last concert I attended.

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The Sunday 6 – Vol 2

Readers,

Here is The Sunday 6 – Vol 2. This week, I have articles from fellow blogger, Craig J Todd from 6ft9writer.com, Fastcompany, Brian Tracy, Medium and  a TED Talk.

This digest is be segmented into categories – productivity, psychology, personal finance, etc. and will contain “Post highlights” from each article. I will include the link to the original post for your viewing pleasure.

I encourage you all to visit the other blogs and see what other nuggets of knowledge you can grab.

If there are any articles that you think are worth including for the week, please share them with me! I’m always looking to learn more!

Here are my favorite posts from this week:
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