What do you do:
– For work?
Idea generator, strategist, communications coach. My goal is to stamp out corporate speak and help people connect in authentic, human ways.
– For fun?
Meditate. Sounds weird, but it makes everything else I do more fun.
Your contribution to the optimism playlist?
Land of Hopes and Dreams by Bruce Springsteen
Why did you pick this song? What does it do for you?
This song is also part of my Change Playlist, and I recently shared this with a friend who is making a big change in his life. It expresses faith that the change will be worth it, and that whoever you are and wherever you are on your journey, there’s a place for you on this train.
I said now this train, dreams will not be thwarted
This train, faith will be rewarded
This train, the steel wheels singing
This train, bells of freedom ringing
I also love the homage to Curtis Mayfield’s People Get Ready, which is especially prominent at the end. I’ve been privileged to sing an amazing choral arrangement People Get Ready and it always moves me to tears. Sounds cheesy, but the arrangement by Paul DuPree is amazing.
People get ready
You don’t need no ticket
All you gotta do is
Just get on board
Is there anything else you’d like to say?
This is the song Jon Stewart went out on in his last episode of The Daily Show, played live by Bruce and the E-Street Band. You can see that video here.
Where can we find you?
We put our bodies on a diet. Why not our brains? This is the motivation for our optimism playlist
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