Wisdom comes to us in many forms. It may be an epiphany, gut, inspirational, learned, or it may be the pure luck of finding wise women and men who cross our paths and we in our own wisdom are smart enough to linger and learn.
There are a lot of purveyors of wisdom out there. Most make sense although not always, most are inspiring but not always and a few actually emulate what they preach. A few walk the walk, talk the talk and believe, not just telling us but showing us, living the message, not preaching the message.
These unique individuals live the ‘Why’ of Simon Sinek knowing it is not just the ‘what’ or the ‘how’ of what we do but the why and being able to communicate the why. (check him out on Youtube)
Susan Castle is Susan The Coach at susanthecoach.wordpress.com and at
Having the privilege of handing out awards of recognition to fifteen people over the next couple of weeks I have taken a little twist on tradition by listing seven things about each awardee. I wouldn’t know where to begin for fear of minimizing the greatness contained there in.
Instead I have copied a comment Susan sent to me regarding my post on integrating into a new culture, which really has nothing to do with empowering people…to unconventional wisdom, but is a good introduction to Susan the person. No crazy hype here just wisdom on becoming. If you do just one nice thing for yourself today then click on the links.
Submitted on 2011/06/29 at 3:48 am
Moving to Dubai from Edinburgh was a huge culture shock but not as hard as it could have been because, even though its not the official language (Arabic is), English (or at least some form of it) is the universal language here! I arrived in July to temperatures of 46 degrees centigrade, on the day I left Scotland it was hovering soggily just above 10!! At least the sogginess was familiar – humidity was over 75%!
The great thing about Dubai is that 85% of the people here are expats – we’re all in the same boat so for the most part everyone is very open to new friendships. The less great thing is if you’re not careful you can end up stuck in a group of your compatriots and never really experience the wonderful diversity that Dubai offers.
Congratulations Susan for being consistently Versatile, Stylish and Irresistible!
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Congrats to Susan…Did you say 85% of people in Dubai are expats? Now that is amazing. 🙂
That is what Susan had said in her comment. It’s a very new, very wealthy city ..rather interesting..but not sure how I would fare there?
Oh wow, thank you Chris!!! You have made my day 🙂
I’m glad Susan..it was fun to do!
I love to empower people and inspire people. You always make sense to me. I enjoy visiting your blog! Happy 4th ♣♦•♠○♥♥♥
Happy fourth to you also Jackie!
Jackie when I do you for the awards would you like me to carry on in my usual style or would you prefer to do a guest post?
Susan is one of the friends I have made in this blogosphere. She does talk sense.
She sure does talk sense and my mind leads quite an exotic life in Dubai but she has said she would not call it exotic. If I could manifest something I think I would like it to be about one tenth of her energy as I am sans energy these days.