Writer & Poet Dena Austin Miller Forward facing to address change from the heart of our Great Nation our Children. Reaching out to excellent parents, teachers and principals who excite students to the future. With an emphasis on Science,Tech industry and Leadership.
Greatness is Kind gives, understands, Greatness is universal and bigger than oneself Greatness see's your heart your soul In the presence of greatness you feel full of hope and possibilities You move with limitless ability to do right to others and yourself Greatness makes you move in directions you always want to go and go to places you fear Those who inspire greatness inspire through kindness and understanding
I cry and shake my head when one who seems great lacks true greatness. Greatness never makes anyone feel like dirt, greatness never limits, never scares but, greatness dares you to run with the truth you feel in your heart. Greatness creates trust in what you already know but, have been told you can't do.
Trust in the feeling of fullness in the presence of greatness Trust in the feeling of shrinking in the presence of false greatness-trust that.
Trust That That what you feel is true
Greatness is not given to those who do not deserve it and you know it from the first breath that leaves their body. You feel it before the whole word is completed. Trust That, Trust that, Trust that.
What Have You Imagined-Made-And Sold (Traded)Today?
A�Fun Thought for the Day: What Have You Imagined-Made-And Sold (Traded)�Today?
A topic many great minds are discussing is US manufacturing.� The result of US R&D and production overseas and the 20th century outcomes of this and how we need to change to succeed in the 21st century. �Articulate to children/young adults the positive concepts of our Capitalist�North American Ideology and how US citizens are researchers, developers, innovators and We Are Producers.�
A Project for Children & Young Adults:
Step 1) Design Something/anything, �with a Pen/Pencil/Computer ��i.e., a robot, a cookie, a doll, a truck, a gadget
Step 2) Use Materials of any kind i.e., �Clay, fabric, tinfoil, metal, wood, dough
Step 3) Make the Design, Complete the Project.
Step 4) Sell It *Trade�It�Somewhere i.e.,� Front Yard, home street corner, local weekend market, a local store, door to door
Email me Pictures of your child/young adults’ project, a picture of each step and I will post them to this Link.� I’m so excited to get them I can barely stand myself.� I too will do this with my son’s and add the pictures to this link.�
And Away We Go, the Race is On.
-Dena Austin Miller
�A great read on the above concept, a series Is the U.S. Killing Its Innovation Machine? �http://blogs.harvardbusiness.org/hbr/restoring-american-competitiveness/
“An impressive roster of experts discuss[ed] these questions in the HBR online symposium” Adi Ignatius, Editor in Chief, �Harvard Business Review
Excessively withdrawn, fearful, or anxious about doing something wrong.
Shows extremes in behavior (extremely compliant or extremely demanding; extremely passive or extremely aggressive).
Doesn’t seem to be attached to the parent or caregiver.
Acts either inappropriately adult (taking care of other children) or inappropriately infantile (rocking, thumb-sucking, throwing tantrums).
Warning signs of physical abuse in children
Frequent injuries or unexplained bruises, welts, or cuts.
Is always watchful and “on alert,” as if waiting for something bad to happen.
Injuries appear to have a pattern such as marks from a hand or belt.
Shies away from touch, flinches at sudden movements, or seems afraid to go home.
Wears inappropriate clothing to cover up injuries, such as long-sleeved shirts on hot days.
Warning signs of neglect in children
Clothes are ill-fitting, filthy, or inappropriate for the weather.
Hygiene is consistently bad (unbathed, matted and unwashed hair, noticeable body odor).
Untreated illnesses and physical injuries.
Is frequently unsupervised or left alone or allowed to play in unsafe situations and environments.
Is frequently late or missing from school.
Warning signs of sexual abuse in children
Trouble walking or sitting.
Displays knowledge or interest in sexual acts inappropriate to his or her age, or even seductive behavior.
Makes strong efforts to avoid a specific person, without an obvious reason.
Doesn’t want to change clothes in front of others or participate in physical activities.
An STD or pregnancy, especially under the age of 14.
Runs away from home.
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I’m giving great thought to time warps, life in hyper speed and life when it just seems to drag. Think back to your freshman year in high school. Can you remember how very slow that year went? It was painfully slow, tedious and heinous, boring and mind numbing. Now give thought to your freshman year in university not much different then freshman year in high school-painfully slow, heinous, tedious, boring and mind numbing.
Now, can you remember senior year in high school, you can I’m sure remember it too. Insanely exciting, went in hyper speed, the world was your oyster, grand, exciting, fun, your could see your dreams within reach. Senior year in university just the same, hyper speed, all subjects were like ice cream and cake, mountainous piles of hope poured through every part of your being, a time when you felt like a king of your dreams. Then real life hit, job interviews and rejection and newbie attitudes drowned out any thought of success.
This is it life in hyper speed and downward drags. When your hopes, dreams and aspirations collide.
Freshman year you’re no one and new in the big house, sitting in the dog house trying to figure a way out. Pacing back and forth no one takes you seriously, your words are not heard, no one looks to you for answers, you're abhorred, a nerd, and basically invisible. You in your heart knew where you were going but, you had to prove it, you needed time in the box and the right of passage had yet to be earned. Every second was a time you had to prove yourself to the world.
Senior year your king, you're heard, people ask you for your opinions, you’re a star, no more proving, all you have to do is be and your seen. At the top looking around, you have many paved roads you hoed to choose, you're in charge and you have realized many of your hopes, dreams. Your passion has matched your aspiration.
New life, new hope, time in the box, hours of internship you believe, your knowledge, insight, and perceived expertise all will recognize and see so clearly. Bam the door is slammed, rejection, pain, lost hope and dreams dashed. Every second seems the end and your passion no longer matches your aspirations. Time just drags and drags and drags.
Then a good job lands in your lap but, it’s not what you had dreamt you would be doing. It is not what you found passion in and now you’re plodding along doing your job. Day after day your dreams seem to fade and you’re moving up in rank. Your pay goes up and you buy a home, your family is so proud and the t-shirt of success is in your dresser drawer. Time drags and the world in which you live ever changes, your children grow and graduate too, your home adds on and a pool is in place sparkly clean. Time has dragged, hours and hours you spend in office and you're not who you thought you’d be. Mind blowing time dragging time.
What if you had held your ground and kept the dream alive? If you had kept the passion and aspiration let go of the pressure to earn money? Held your ground and patiently waited as your friends landed good jobs and you ate cornflakes rather than steak? How would things have gone if you had got the job you really wanted, what you saw yourself doing, how you wanted to be when you’re elderly? Would time go by differently? Yes, yes it would, it would be in hyper speed as you are doing what you love, making a difference, making the world a better place in which to live for yourself and for others. You had time in the box, hours of internship, knowledge and insight worth hearing and those like you would have been all ears and open to receive.
For all those who’s graduation cap in sitting on the front seat of your beater , think, think, think of how in the hell you want your life to play out before you settle for any job that pay’s.
-Dena Austin Miller
Two HBR.ORG posts that have stuck in my brain since reading them, while they are not time warp related they both are in terms of life goals and related to directing ones life in general.