Tom Shadyac will appear on Oprah today, telling his “riches to rags” story (except his is an intentional lifestyle change). It’s a great story and you don’t want to miss it. You can read more in Halogen’s interview with Shadyac from last fall.
But not only that, Shadyac is bringing along his friends – the founders of Invisible Children, Jason and Laren. In the last 10 minutes of the show they’ll talk about their new campaign to bring awareness to the longest running war in Africa.
We’re so excited because we’re currently working with Invisible Children to create an original reality show called “Roadworthy: The Invisible Children Tour.” It premieres on Halogen TV Sept. 20, 2011, and it’s not a stretch to say it’s our best work to date. You will love this show. We’ll be airing the premiere online and onair, so those of you (like me) who don’t get Halogen will be able to watch (and probably the rest of the season as well). To check if your cable provider carries Halogen, enter your zip code here.
So check out Oprah today, then jump over to our site to sign up for updates about “Roadworthy.” Thanks!
L-R: Michael Hyatt, Pete Wilson, Randy Elrod, Ken Davis
While I’m certain I’ll be processing what I learned on my re:create conference Caribbean cruise for quite some time to come, here is a brief overview.
The sessions were packed with encouragement and ideas. I hope my notes are sufficient to unpack them.
My four takeaways from 2011 re:create cruise with Randy Elrod, Michael Hyatt, Pete Wilson and Ken Davis (and their fantastic wives) are:
1. Discipline is the key to creativity.
Michael Hyatt and Ken Davis’s talks centered heavily on the role discipline plays in creating art and living fully. Creating is work. Living intentionally is work. And to accomplish anything takes consistent effort.
2. Obedience is the key to faith.
Pete Wilson talked about how pain in life is inevitable; how we respond makes all the difference. We’re to live like someone who is confident God is with them (even when it feels like He’s not). Obedience and principled living carry you through the hard times.
3. Knowing who you are is the key to becoming who you were created to be.
Randy Elrod’s talk was deep – intellectually and emotionally. It centered on the roles that empathy, intuition and charisma play in your art. He encouraged us to find the place where our passion intersects a need. There we will find our creative sweet spot.
4. Cruises are not for me.
The conference was the reason I went on the cruise, and thankfully I was not disappointed. But I found that cruising in general does not suit me well. Between feeling woozy 80% of the time and feeling trapped on the boat, I’m confident my future vacations will be on dry land.
Other than that, I’m grateful to have heard the powerful life messages from these accomplished artists and for the whispers of grace for my own life throughout the week. My heart is full and stirred.
What speaker or author has inspired you lately and why?