Let’s Talk For a Second!

As mentioned lately I found a true gem in my community. With the utmost probability you can find it also in your city.

Talk is about Toastmasters.

It was true for me and it may be true for you, if I say that especially one question may arise.

Is Toastmasters the right thing for me?

Only you can answer the question for yourself. But here are some good hints that it is:

Do you feel misunderstood?

Are you happy with your communication skills?

Could you improve your communication skills more?

If you affirmed these questions, then, by all means, the answer is

YES, YES and YES.

Communication is the ultimate skill you must learn to live the life you want. It’s good that you have great ideas, but are you able to communicate them with the world?

Revolutions of all kind – personal, social, political, you name it – originated in one person. But it didn’t end there, right? From Abraham Lincoln, to Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., they all had an IDEA that changed the world, but change was made by the people they inspired to follow. The connecting point between your idea and the revolution you want to see in the world is your ability to COMMUNICATE it.

Whether you want to bring world peace, build your own business or work on your marriage, you will not accomplish it alone. Your success depends solely on your ability to connect with people.

Failure is done alone. Success is made together.

I’ve been studying communication and social dynamics for quite a long time now, yet have I never encountered an environment that strengthens communcation skills in such an extent that Toastmasters does.

Here you have the right people you want to have in your corner.

People who believe life is a party. People who want to make the most of you. People who believe in you.

Whether you are a shy person who is afraid to talk to people or whether you are an outspoken person who wants to communicate more effectively, Toastmasters is your place to be.

I can hardly wait for the next meeting. Can you?

Take the next step. Your partner, the world, your future self will thank you for it.

Happy speaking!

-Lukas

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Toast to the Toasties!

We all have dreams. And we all look for people who believe in what we believe in.

But how do we find them?

Let me share with you a personal story how I found a true gem to surround myself with passionate people that you can also find in your town.

Yesterday was the day.

I finally made it to the club I wanted to go for a long time.

What I found totally BLEW MY MIND.

As I entered the room, the energy was mind-boggling. The sort of encouraging and pulsating energy that makes you come alive. Positivity and encouragement just by being in this room were so palpable, I could literally grasp it with my hands.

I never saw a group of people so diverse yet together: from early 20s to late 60s, from professors, political representatives, lawyers and doctors to blue-collar workers, students and retired persons you could find people from all different aspects of life and society.

It didn’t matter who you are or where you come from: the only thing that mattered was you and I who come together for the same purpose to make the best of ourselves, help each other the best we can and have a good time together. No I, no You, no But.

Just We.

Talk is about Toastmasters!

You want to improve your communication skills?

You want to improve your public speaking an leadership skills?

Then you better check out your local Toastmasters club, as it gives you abundant opportunity to improve in those areas.

And here comes the best part.It’s so much FUN!

From comic to breathtaking speeches, you get all kinds of speeches. Laughs are guaranteed!

Don’t be afraid to go there! All members have been in the same spot as you are – and talked themselves out more than you do. 🙂

Go there and see the magic unfold.

My toast goes to all the Toasties in the world!

Happy speaking!

-Lukas

 

 

 

 

 

Learn about the Foundation of Happiness

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A friend of mine stumbled upon this highly recommending video whilst researching empathy.

Please take your time … and watch it.

When you’ve finished watching, come back.

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Isn’t that great?

Since expressing gratitude is one of the most contributing factors to overall happiness in your life, let us try it for ourselves.

1. Think of the person who has influenced you the most.
2. Write down why this person has influenced you so much.
3. Pick up the phone to call that person and read out loud what you just wrote.

The value of feelings comes from sharing them.

Of course I had to think of the person who inspired me the most.

It was my great-grandmother.

Being a young adult during Second World War in Poland, she witnessed more cruelty any heart can bear. Despite all this hardship she and her family have been through, she kept her positive spirit, enriching the lifes of people she met with her shining spirit. Where everyone else would get bitter, she would be the light that shines on even brighter. From time to time she would share stories with me I would have never thought of, stories of profound humanity and generosity in this dark times.

My great-grandmother would always see the good in people and point it out wholeheartedly in front of other people. She always saw the good in every situation.

Simply by being herself, it is her who taught me the lessons of being a good person: always seeing the good in people, sharing with others, caring for others, and being the positive change you want to see in your life.

From early on it was her who saw something in me nobody else could see and who would support me more than anyone else. I cannot think of anyone more inspirational than her.

She was a great woman.

Unfortunately she passed away 4 years ago by the age of 96. This year would be her 100th birthday – but to me she will always be my 100 year-old great-grandmother who would always remain positive with a smile on her face and change the lifes of us with her love.

I am grateful beyond measure to have met this person.

What are you grateful for today?

Seize the abundance of happiness that is around you.

Live grateful, and always wear a smile on your face.

–Lukas