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28th Mar, 2014

Scrap Of Paper
by Dexter Dash on March 28, 2014 13:02


Sitting on the tube, I felt like reading but I had left my book at home. I found a half read newspaper and picked it up. Unfortunately or fortunately the article that caught my eye was partly torn so I cant credit the author. Here's the summary of what it said,


Far too often we seek satisfaction with mediocrity from ourselves, and a lot of the time, it creeps in..


We can jump to a mindset that over complicates the solutions to our challenges. We do this when we insist on making a mountain out of a mole hill because a challenge is real.


Lastly, values go AWOL when a lot of money and or status are involved. If we don't establish why we're here and who we're here for at the outset, values vanish when faced with life's challenges.


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21st Mar, 2014

3 Thoughts..
by Dexter Dash on March 21, 2014 01:00



"Sometimes it starts with a smile. Smiling is the greatest act of defiance, and sometimes asking for help is the most meaningful example of self reliance. Sometimes the best medicine is to laugh until you cry and, sometimes the greatest wisdoms come from accepting you will just never know why. Sometimes just going to bed is the best antidote to trials and tribulations, and sometimes just being blessed to get up again and face it all, for one more day is worthy of the celebration"


(Thanks Sofie!)



2. Do It..!

Great people do things before they're ready. They do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you're afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like these - that's what life is. You might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that's really special... and if you're not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself.

Amy Polehler

(The gentleman on the left is Tony Buzan - read his books as a kid)



3. Let GO

2014 is a great year..

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14th Mar, 2014

Our Team..
by Dexter Dash on March 14, 2014 00:28


There is this thing to be said for team work. Actually there are a lot of things said about team work but there is one thing that remains no matter what team you are in. Commitment to the process.  JCI London Deputy President Soraya Bowen dropped a message into the Annual Dinner Team WhatsApp group chat. It said,

 “Our journey isn’t perfect but it’s ours … and I’ll stick with you ’til the end”

Now what Soraya won’t know until she reads this post or somebody tells her, is that at precisely that moment she sent that message to our group chat, I was looking at an email she had sent and was thinking “I wish she had spoken to me before she sent that email”. Now here’s is my point, I knew that even though I didn’t understand the circumstances that lead to the email she had sent, I trusted her. I would still need to ask her to help me understand her choice, but I trusted her. The reason why I trusted her is because since Soraya was elected as my deputy, she has lived these words “Our journey isn’t perfect but it’s ours … and I’ll stick with you ’til the end”. Soraya is committed to the process. She’s not the only one. I have to name a few others notably Ola Szaran, Matt Beaven and Svenja Koeppe.

Sometimes team work requires some of your best people to tackle tasks that are thankless. These are tasks that no one else wants because of the high risks of failure, ongoing intensity, the promise of high stress levels and credit, if any, will not be given if mistakes are made. Sometimes being in a team is having the willingness to allow people the time to make a choice that you wouldn’t make yourself and allow them the opportunity to make decisions, learn from their choices and support them to make amends if the journey isn’t perfect.

Agnes Demile

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7th Mar, 2014

Hey Members!
by Dexter Dash on March 7, 2014 00:16


Something I would like to say to all our members,

- JCI members can participate in JCI London at all levels. This includes director, project leader, and project volunteer positions. JCI London members can propose, create or support events they wish to see materialise

- All members wishing to learn more about how JCI London is run can join council meetings by simply requesting to do so.

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