The New York State of Mind..“Start spreading the News…I want to be a part of it – New York, New York!”
Yes, Start spreading the news, before there’s chaos, get in step with your sense of purpose and professionalism. Be a part of it like ~ New York, New York!
Before we go there with Frank Sinatra singing loudly in our ears. Yea! Let me recap a bit on the last episode titled “Can’t Get My Goat”.
In short, beside being ambushed by a friend or family member who says something that really throws me off my kilter, I discuss two more things that “Get My Goat”.
- Lack of Sleep
Sound familiar? Managing these two “Goat Getters” is doable by planning ahead and asking for a bit more support.
Missed. Can’t get my Goat Episode 64? click here to find show notes and listen.
And I do make mention of the Ep 62: Zen of Poppins that I believe you will also find quite useful too. click here for that episode.
Got a Goat Getter? Please send them to me firstname.lastname@example.org
Now then – Imagine for a moment if you can Frank Sinatra’s singing…New York New York.
Yeah! who doesn’t feel a bounce in their step. Songs do that to us and when the song isn’t there we can do it for ourself.
This is all part of realizing our impact on others and how it also impacts ourself. Thus the quote:
To injure an opponent is to injure yourself.To control aggression without inflicting injury is The Art of Peace.
~ Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido
How do we manage the idea of what we do to others impacts ourself?
I begin with these thoughts and practices:
- Knowing what gets your goat? Listen to Ep 64
- Have a desire to project and practice:
Which in turns help me embody a sense of “being present” without being overbearing.
I like singing that song along with Frank Sinatra, that helps me get in the groove and take on the day with awareness and preparation. “Start spreading the News…I want to be a part of it – New York, New York!”
This helps me prepare myself before I enter either NYC or a maximum security center or any work site for that matter.
This helps us:
- enjoy our life and work,
- not be consumed by fear
- and yet have constant awareness.
That is the New York State of Mind.
Start spreading the news…..
If you can make it there
You’ll make it anywhere
It’s up to you
New York, New York
A great reminder that we can take charge of ourself and take the lead and lead chaos rather than it leading us.