1. A quote I’m resonating with this week
In my first book, CLARITY, I quoted from Charlie Chaplin’s beautiful speech from the great dictator. I opined that artists are “the canaries in humanity’s coal mine, able to sense our emerging patterns and potentials long before they be- come obvious to everyone else.” For the past week, I’ve been listening to Grayson Perry’s wonderful Reith Lectures from 2013 and he came out with a quote about art that resonates deeply with me (and is much more concise than my statement). The quote is from artist Jennifer Yane
“Art is spirituality in drag.”
2. A wonderful film
Sometimes I know from the second I see a film’s trailer that I’m going to love it. 3 Billboards In Ebbing, Missouri is one of those. It’s got some of my favourite actors (including Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell and the ever-wonderful Frances McDormand), a great script and is directed by the excellent Martin McDonagh. Dark, touching and funny. Highly recommended: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpIU1STH8ac
3. This week’s glimpse of the futurex
Charlie Brooker’s mind is one of the places I get my glimpses of the future. Season 4 of his series ‘Black Mirror’ has just been released on Netflix. As usual, it’s a varied mix – some very strong episodes, some not so much. But what is consistent through all 4 series is Brooker’s dark humour and a dystopian visionary’s perspective on where technology is taking us. Well worth a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ELQ6u_5YYM
4. #TeamClarity is growing!
We’ve just been joined by a new team member, and we’re on the lookout for one more!
Our latest team member
I’m delighted to formally announce that Steven Heath has recently joined #TeamClarity. While Steve has been helping us with a variety of things for the past few months, moving forward, he’s going to be taking on the role of Social Media Manager with us from now on.
Steve’s appointment is an incredibly important step forward for us as a team, for our community and for our shared vision of awakened humanity. Steve has a deep understanding of the principles behind clarity, resonates with our team’s vision and values and has a high level of skill as a communications professional.
A deep understanding of and commitment to the principles behind clarity is incredibly important to us as a business, so – like most of our team – Steve started out as a client and member of our community. As a result, he has a highly developed understanding of the challenges and opportunities we have as a business and the way we’re looking to take things forward.
Steve’s primary objectives in the short term will involve the management of all aspects of Jamie Smart Ltd’s digital content and social media presence. He’ll be working closely with me and the rest of the team as we continue to raise awareness of the principles behind clarity and support our existing clients and the wider Clarity Community with the highest quality audio-visual content across our range of digital and social media platforms.
I’m thrilled to welcome Steve to our team. We’re looking forward to working with him, and excited to see the fruits of this new collaboration.
Our next team member
We’re also looking for someone to join Debs in accounts
Deborah Banner is looking for a fun friendly person to assist her in the Accounts department here at Jamie Smart Ltd on a part-time basis. Here’s how you’ll know if you’re a good fit. You …
– are a self-employed Bookkeeper/Accountant
– have at least 5 years experience in an Accounts environment
– are highly proficient in using Xero software.
– are comfortable with creating and analyzing spreadsheets
– can work with Microsoft office software
– are passionate about the principles behind clarity
– want to be part of a close-knit team that’s sharing this understanding with the world
If this sounds like you then contact Deb on [email protected] by email for more information. Please include your C.V. and… Please only apply if you have the relevant experience!
5. This week’s 3 minute miracle
I was sad to read about The Cranberries lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan, who died unexpectedly this week. I loved her performance on their breakthrough hit, Linger. Here it is again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6Kspj3OO0s
That’s it for this week!
Sunday Times Bestselling Author, Speaker and Executive Coach
PLUS: Whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways I can help you get the clarity and results that matter to you:
1. Hire me to speak at your event
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2. Join the Profitable Coaches Group
Join the Profitable Coaches Professional Group and connect with the growing community of like-minded transformation professionals who are passionate about exponentially increasing their grounding, impact and their livelihood. You can join for free at http://www.jamiesmart.com/profitable/
3. Join Chip Chipman, Jan Chipman and me in Tenerife
Each year, my team and I head off to the Canary Islands for a week with my dear friends, colleagues and mentors Jan and Chip Chipman for the Clarity Life Transformation Retreat. We spend 5 days diving deep into the principles behind clarity, and lives transform in the process. If you’d like to find out more about it, If that’s you, email Nikki on [email protected] and type “Tenerife” in the subject line.
4. Join the next intake of Project Jupiter
If you want to transition from full-time employment to something more fulfilling and on-purpose for you, you may be a good fit for the next intake of Project Jupiter (starting at the end of this month). Here’s how you’ll know if you’re right for Jupiter (and vice-versa):
– You are currently in full-time employment, but…
– You want to transition from your job to something more fulfilling and “on-purpose”
– You sense that it’ll probably take 1-3 years to complete the transition, but…
– Your goal hasn’t been getting much closer; it seems to stay the same distance away
– You want to make progress, but lack clarity about either the ‘what’ or the ‘how’
– You know that if you were clear on those, with a solid plan, you’d do what it takes to make it happen
– You’ve been thinking about it for long enough, and you’re ready to do something about it NOW
If that’s you, email Nikki at [email protected] and type “Project Jupiter” in the subject line.
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Get your free Profitable Coaches Scorecard book www.JamieSmart.com/scorecard
Listen to the Results Mindset Podcast www.JamieSmart.com/resultspodcast
Listen to The Profitable Coaches Podcast www.JamieSmart.com/pcp
Read the first 2 chapters of my Sunday Times Bestseller RESULTS: Think Less, Achieve More www.JamieSmart.com/instantresults