April is National Poetry Month. A time to celebrate words and all the many ways you can create poetry to stir emotions, convey a message, entertain, delight, inspire, intrigue–and much more. I happen to be passionate about poetry. To say so much with so few words is an art I admire. I don't mean greeting card verses either although some are poetic prose.
This month, I won't attempt to sell everyone in my life on the pleasure of poetry, and I surely don't think I can convince others to write it. BUT, in sharing this short, simple poem with a heartfelt, universal message everyone can relate to., I hope to show you just how powerful words can be — and possibly, inspire you to use words to comment on this blog, sell your products, sponsor others in the business, compliment someone else, express your love, reach out to someone in need. Words are a tool for communication. And they are important in sales and in your business … and in life.
by Langston Hughes
Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.
(From The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes published by Alfred A. Knopf/Vintage. Copyright © 1994 by The Estate of Langston Hughes.)
To learn more about National Poetry Month, visit www.poets.org from the Academy of American Poets.
May April be filled with poetry and possibilities for you.
It's the happening thing to do when a blog has a birthday. And the Opportunity Zone bday already happened, so hurry and get in rhythm … deliver the good word, not-so-good word, any word, but be sure it's your word and it has a beat … I mean the truth. Be it good or bad, awesome or awful – even indiffferent or indecisive. Make your words dance across that little comment box and then click to send. We're all ears here on the other end!
What's this about? The OppZone bloggers want to know what you think, what you want, what you think you want. Seriously. (I know I am being silly, but it's my attempt at getting attention — and maybe a smile!) The bloggers are meeting on Wednesday (tomorrow!) to look back and see how we began, check out how we've evolved, and then we'll look ahead to see how we can harmonize to make the blogs a more meaningful experience for Quixtar IBOs. I can attend this meeting and give my opinions … or I can share yours … or I can share 'em all. That's the beauty of the blog bop–rhythm and harmony. So, as much as I'd like to see you in person and have you accompany me to the meeting, I know that's not possible. So send your feedback. I will share it. You can count on that!
We, the OppZone bloggers are waiting with anticipation for ideas, suggestions, opinions, and observations. Help us get in tune with you.
C'mon, folks. Be bold and bright and brave — battle the winter doldrums. Be a part of the Opportunity Zone. Let your voice be heard!
(Have I sold you on particpating yet? )