Sunday, April 02, 2017

Tip#1037: Surround Yourself With Friends & Allies, Part 2 - Kong: Skull Island


I’m happy to say that all the issues causing the anxiety I mentioned in the last blog post (see tip#1036) have been resolved! Much of it stemmed from fear of the unknown and not knowing how to communicate with people triggering negative thoughts and feelings within me. These are times when having allies are an important part of moving forward with courage when you feel chronically stuck in life or work.

Relationship and Communications Expert, Tammy Cunningham is one of my trusted allies and we’ve been friends and co-workers for years. She is one of my primary go-to resources when I have challenges with work relationships, family or other problems that trigger me to fall back into old victim modes rather than take personal leadership in these adversities.

I recently attended her new weekend workshop called Facilitation Skills for Leaders, Level One without knowing any details because I already knew her programs, like the Mastery of Self Expression, are life changing in unexpected ways! As a highly skilled and intuitive facilitator, Tammy has a kind of superpower for guiding you to recognize and identify root causes of chronic, life long issues triggered by current problems.

The extra benefits from Tammy’s programs are that you can add Tammy to your list of allies and a coach for help and support. And as another benefit you will discover new allies in the other participants you get to know throughout the group exercises of the weekend workshops. This all reminds me of this fantastic African proverb…

 “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” 


Kong: Skull Island (2017)

The action adventure monster film, Kong: Skull Island, takes place in 1973 where scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean where they encounter ancient, giant creatures like the mighty ape Kong. This exhilarating, visually stunning and witty film is a true popcorn movie filled with amazing action scenes, creatures and stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman and a hilarious John C. Reilly. See: movie trailer 

I knew I had to see this film after seeing the exciting movie trailer! It reminded me of all the monster movies I enjoyed watching growing up on Sunday afternoons on TV and how much fun going to the cinema can be. And while I was entertained the film was sending out an inspirational message about finding allies in unexpected places like Kong himself. Despite Kong’s savage nature the people on the expedition learned that they needed to be allies with this giant ape in order to survive greater threats on the island.

This was a reminder of a lesson learned from Tammy’s workshop that your perceived enemies or antagonists can be a source of great personal learning. They can help teach you compassion, empathy, understanding and even help you break free of chronic blocks and fears.

Be open today to welcoming new allies into your life. And be aware of your current allies and how you can be supportive others around you. Adversities in life and work can seem overwhelming or hopeless and the key to moving forward is to step out of your victim mode and into your personal leadership position. The allies around you will be there to empower your potential!

Related Tips:
Tip#424: Surround Yourself With Friends & Allies – The King's Speech
Tip#1037: Surround Yourself With Friends & Allies, Part 2 - Kong: Skull Island
Tip#300: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 1 – Top 25 Movies
Tip#41: Recognize The Support Around You - 4 Movie Tips

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