Suite Talk: Step in to the New Year with Purpose

In this Suite Talk podcast, we hear a timeless New Years Eve talk with Spiritual Coach Rev. Dr. Jay Speights starting every new year and day with focus and intention.
Enter the New Year and every day with focus and intention

In this 2006 New Years Eve talk, spiritual coach Rev. Dr. Jay Speights shares some timeless tips that are inspiring and actionable to help us enter the New Year and every day with focus and intention.

You many recall Dr. Speights was our first guest on Suite Talk and at that time he talked about being the conductor of your own symphony. You can find that episode here.

We will have Dr. Speights in the studio again soon to ask him to elaborate on this lecture to learn additional insights on how we can be more present and effective in our daily lives.

But for now lean in, lean back and enjoy!

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Suite Talk: Mayor Steve Benjamin on Life’s Biggest Stage, Part 2

Here’s part two of our interview with Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina. In this half of the conversation we learn:

  • The words he lives by
  • The best career advice he’s ever received
  • What he’d tell his 20-year-old self

In case you missed the first part of our conversation, you can find it here.

We’ll have Mayor Benjamin back soon, but until then lean in, lean back and enjoy!

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Suite Talk: Mayor Steve Benjamin on Life’s Biggest Stage, Part 1


We recently sat down with Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina for a fun and enlightening conversation. Among the takeaways are:

  • Dads should kiss their kids more
  • It is okay to be different, even when 20 million pairs of eyes are watching
  • Micah 6:8
  • The importance of knowing what you don’t know

We’ve broken this interview in two part. The second half of our conversation with Mayor Benjamin will be posted in a few days.

So, until then lean in, lean back and enjoy!

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Consciously Curated: Pause For Success; Slow Growth; Forgetting …

Photo by Nico Beard

Here is a roundup of news and information from other sources across the web to help you keep thinking good:

NY Times: Let’s Chill

“Working in 90-minute intervals turns out to be a prescription for maximizing productivity. Professor K. Anders Ericsson and his colleagues at Florida State University have studied elite performers, including musicians, athletes, actors and chess players. In each of these fields, Dr. Ericsson found that the best performers typically practice in uninterrupted sessions that last no more than 90 minutes. They begin in the morning, take a break between sessions, and rarely work for more than four and a half hours in any given day.”

Thinking Good: Conduct Your Own Symphony

Dr. Speights gives us some practical insights on how to begin each day with purpose and focus, with an eye to setting the tone, tenor and tempo.”

YouTube: Can You Figure Out the Mystery Inside This Ad About High School Love?

Continue reading “Consciously Curated: Pause For Success; Slow Growth; Forgetting …”

Suite Talk: Part 3 of Interview with Lance Watson, Jr., Fellowship & Community

shoesIn part 3 of our interview with Lance Watson, Jr., we explore in greater depth the importance of fellowship.

It’s okay to start the journey to being your better self alone, but we all find out the expedition is more enjoyable, transformative and beneficial when we harness the collective powers of a community.

For previous excerpts from our interview with Lance, click here, here and here.

We’ll hear more from Lance soon. But for now, lean-in, lean back and enjoy!

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Suite Talk: Building an Intergenerational Legacy, Part 2 of an Interview with Lance Watson, Jr.

Photo by Lindy Baker
Photo by Lindy Baker

On this episode of the Suite Talk we continue the conversation with Lance Watson, Jr., on building legacies that span generations, learning from our children and the importance of mentoring and being mentored.

A technology-enthusiast and social-media socialite, Lance is the founder of Heirborn, a non-profit focusing on cultivating what he calls the “three primary functions of leadership: teaming, technique and timing.”

For previous episodes featuring Lance, click here and here.

Lean in, lean back and enjoy!

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Suite Talk: Election Reflections 

 

Photo by Nick Wilkes

Looking past Election 2016, one father looks beyond the horizon and speaks through the chatter to expresses his hopes and fears for our children and country.

“I am charged with nurturing my sons into emotionally mature, intellectually curious and self-confident men … [in a country] their potential is only limited by their imagination and ability to make it a reality.”

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Google, Gutenberg & Good Reads: A (Brief) Conversation with Lance Watson Jr.

Photo by William Iven
Photo by William Iven

Here is a snippet from an upcoming Suite Talk podcast with one of our collaborators, Lance Watson, Jr. In addition to being a good and knowledgeable guy, Lance, is the Digital Content Manager for The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church of Richmond VA, a 10,000 member congregation.

Lance, the father of two children – and a divorcee,  is a proud social-media socialite, avid self-improvement book reader and graphical presentation guru.

Longer excerpts from our conversation with Lance will be released in the coming days. In the meantime, lean in, lean back and enjoy. Oh yeah, please comment, like and share. Enjoy!

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