Authenticity

What Does Commitment Look Like?

by Alli Polin on April 25, 2014

commitment is all out passion in action. No holding back.

You’ve probably seen this guy, Chris Koo, do Beyonce’s Crazy in Love dance, but I was mesmerized as I watched it again this week. Yes, he’s a fantastic dancer, but that’s not what drew me in, it was his commitment, passion and sheer joy that sets his dance apart from so many other imitators.  If you’ve ever wondered, “What does commitment look like?” this is it.

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Unfulfilled, unhappy, unsure. I'm a leader. Am I allowed to feel this way?

Unfulfilled.  Unhappy.  Unsure.  In a world where we’re all supposed to have postcard perfect lives, speaking many words that start with “U” have become the new “F” word.  Equally taboo in some circles, “U” and “F,” yet one is so much more vulnerable.  Maybe that’s why most people I know would rather shout f*ck from the rooftops than say “I’m unfulfilled, my life is not what I thought it would be, there has to be more than this.”

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10 Signs You’re an Infomercial – Not a Leader

by Alli Polin on November 19, 2013

There is a time for sales and a time to be a leader - they are not always the same time

When I first moved to Australia, I caught a few minutes of the equivalent of Good Morning America on TV.  It reminded me of the morning program in the USA until something unexpected interrupted the banter, pseudo-news and discussion.   They were teeing up a segment on nasty carpet stains and I was curious enough to keep on watching.  Finally, one of the hosts of the show headed over to do the segment and instead of tips and tricks, it was a ten minute infomercial with a full-on sales pitch for some product.  It clearly wasn’t the news or a personal interest story but if i wanted to cough up $29.99 I was in luck – agents were waiting for my call.  I was fascinated.

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