MUSINGS During 2019 4th of July Week #1 Crispus Attucks

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Although in other things there are great distinctions of rank and birth, virtue is available to everyone.  She thinks no man unworthy if only he thinks himself worthy of her.  Seneca

July 1, 2019
It’s July 4th week and the colors of red, white and blue are in the neighborhoods of Chicago. There are many facts about the American Revolutionary War that we may not know and I wish to share a few of them with you over the next four days.

Many colonists became Patriots because they wanted to get out from the tyranny of British Rule. The Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770 is an example of protesting that ended in a deadly riot. It took place on Kings Street in front of the British Customs House in Boston, MA. Among the many men who died that day on the street, there were six men who were shot at close range. The first to die is believed to be Crispus Attucks, an escaped slave of African and Native American descent. At the time of his death he was known to be both a tanner and a sailor. The historical legends of this Massacre were remembered some 100 years later by the poet John Kyle O’Reilly (1844 – 1890). O’Reilly’s poem became known by his words about Crispus Attucks, “The first to defy and the first to die.” Many of the poets in the 18th Century wrote long poems, as did John Kyle O’Reilly. Here is a link to the entire poem about Crispus Attucks  

https://allpoetry.com/Crispus-Attucks   The last few words of the poem are:

For this, shall his vengeance change to love, and his retribution burn,
Defending the right, the weak and the poor, when each shall have his turn;
For this, shall he set his woeful past afloat on the stream of night;
For this, he forgets as we all forget when darkness turns to light;
For this, he forgives as we all forgive when wrong has changed to right.

And so, must we come to the learning of Boston’s lesson to-day;
The moral that Crispus Attucks taught in the old heroic way;
God made mankind to be one in blood, as one in spirit and thought;
And so great a boon, by a brave man’s death, is never dearly bought!
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Choose Who You Want to be Known As this week!  Enjoy.

“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Executive Coach

 

Notes: (1) The above quotation is found on page 54 of, The Stoic Art of Living, Inner Resilience and Outer Results by Tom Morris (2014) Open Court Publishing Company a division of Carus Publishing Company.
2.   http://www.crispusattucksmuseum.org/crispus-attucks/

 

3,  https://ramericanhistory.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/the-boston-massacre-and-crispus-attucks-the-first-to-defy-the-first-to-die/
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4th of July 2018

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4 times a year we celebrate a Patriotic Holiday. T raffic going and coming everywhere  H urrying to enjoy a great day     O f celebrating our freedom   F rom tyranny, oppression and terrorists.     J ars of ketchup, mustard and … Continue reading

Chicago Thanksgiving Week 2017

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Our rural ancestors, with little blest,
Patient of labour when the end was rest,
Indulged the day that housed their annual grain,
With feasts, and off’rings, and a thankful strain.
Alexander Pope  

From Chicago this Thanksgiving Week, I hope you enjoy this American holiday, whether you are with family, or friends, or on your own . . .perhaps these Chicago pics will remind you how we are one as these pictures can be seen by us all.  Happy Thanksgiving!

As you Choose who You Want to be known as this week, Enjoy the holiday!

“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Executive and Career Management Coach

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Note:  The above quotation is found at http://www.http://www.wow4u.com/qthankfulness/

All pictures displayed above were shot from my Apple 7 camera this morning.

What’s rolling into your Year of 2016?

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The following anagram was published today via LinkedIn Pulse at http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/whats-rolling-from-2015-your-year-2016-jo-ann-m-radja:

H opes we had occasionally came true.

A nd we still pursued and pressed forward.

P erseverance may pay off as

P erhaps 2016 may be the

Y ear we vision it will be.

Y et, it still remains our choice to

E mbrace the negative

A nd

R eframe our hopes, targets and expectations into the year 2016!©Jo Ann M Radja

As you Choose Who You Want to be Known As have the best year ever in 2016!

“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Executive and Career Management Coach

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Labor Day 2013

                          Labor we perform is

                          Appreciated and celebrated

                          By our Bosses

                          On this day in the USA.   It

                          Reminds us of what we give back to our community.

                          Dependability, timeliness and a job well done

                          Are a few values we give our employer/company.

                         Yes, we’re happy to be given a day off to take a break.

© “Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach and Change Agent

Thanks to all of you for reading this Blog and my other Social Media posts.  Have a great Labor Day!

4th of July 2013

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                        4 times a year we celebrate a Patriotic Holiday. Traffic going and coming everywhere  Hurrying to enjoy a great day     Of celebrating our freedom   From tyranny, oppression and terrorists.     Jars of ketchup, mustard and hot sauce on … Continue reading

Valentine Week Thoughts

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Originally published on 02-10-13……… Valentine Week Thoughts. . . After a lengthy meeting, we Listen to comments from our Team, Eager to put everything into perspective. Now another opportunity presented itself To try a different approach. It’s what we wanted. … Continue reading

Grateful THANKS to you…

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Too often we Heal ourselves without paying Attention. Now we can pause because we Know our forefathers Set aside this day.  It’s Good to be grateful. It reminds us all what we endured this year. Very generous people helped many … Continue reading

FALL forward

Last week, I was waiting on the arrival of someone and took the opportunity to write a few anagrams.  Here’s one of the anagrams:

          Earn the

          Trust of someone who

          Has a burning desire to help you succeed.

          It takes patience and practice to

          Connect as a

          Servant leader…just go for it! © Jo Ann M. Radja

Servant Leadership has been followed by many companies for quite some time, yet it is not a mainstream management method in most companies.  Servant Leadership is a way of getting to know the people who work for you so that you can assist them in their success.   An outward example is a company that provides an on-site day-care facility.

Two months ago, I posted a blog  on mindfulness entitled,  “A Phone Call.”  Underlying the theme of mindfulness is servant leadership.  What it means is that when I serve you by more fully understanding you, your role, and its impact to the team, group or department, I serve myself as a leader.  I am not a successful leader unless the team succeeds.   Whatever may stand in the way of the team’s success is also standing in the way of the leader’s success.  This dependency cannot be understated.

Treating each other as a customer is another perspective of understanding servant leadership.  Why do you trust your team members?   Why do you trust your leader?  What can you do if the level of trust is poor?  How do you convey to others that they have damaged the trust relationship?    How would you want someone to speak to you about rebuilding trust in the workplace?

Trust, mindfulness and servant leadership in today’s workplace is sought by many people because most people want to be engaged in what they do.  You were hired to perform a service, whether to someone inside your company, or outside of your company.  As we approach the beginning of the Fall Season at the end of this week, whatever service you provide, let it be Who You Want to be Known As.  Enjoy your week as you FALL forward!

“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach & Change Agent

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