1. When you can bring your passion into what you do your concept of work alters. When you are working at something that you love the last thing you want to do is stop.
2. Although we live in a material world and everyone can appreciate beauty and quality the things that are really important are out relationships with other people. What can we do that will benefit those we come in contact with?
3. Time is passing for all of us don’t wait to do what you are inspired to do. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed don’t let fear or others opinions keep you from expressing your voice.
4. Don’t be afraid of making a change. When you feel that a situation isn’t right for you rather than letting it rob you of your joy take it as a hint that making a change can open new opportunities for you.
5. Be true to who you are. Believe in yourself and what you have to offer.
“Let us work toward a time when everything gives us joy”
STOP JOB Frustration NOW
Ask Empowering Question
Imagine Unlimited Possibilities
Realize We Always Have A Choice
How Can We Make A Contribution
How can we contribute to many businesses and people in business?
How can we not have expectations?
How can we learn to listen to our inner voice?
How is your business choosing to show-up?
How is our business a separate entity with a energy of it’s own?
How can we have faith and not get caught up in how we think our business should look, be and feel?
Own how we hold our business back from what it wants to be?
How can we let go of the process of “Making things happen” and just “Allow what is meant to be.”
What would it feel like to stop trying to control your business?
What would it feel like to be in a new business?
What would it feel like to start a business that gives us joy?
Empowerment is it something that someone can bestow upon us or do we need to reach out for our dreams and believe that there is a reason for us having them. What would it be like to find a way to combine something that brings out our passion and rewards us at the same time. So often I run into people that are eager to complain about their negative experiences and circumstances but can’t empower themselves to take the next step and find a solution. I heard a great story that addresses the point. There are two guys sitting on a front porch shooting the breeze. The guest keeps noticing that the hosts dogs is whining and seeming to be in pain. Finally not able to stand it anymore he asks his friend what’s wrong with your dog. His friend calmly replies that the dog is sitting on a nail. Why doesn’t he move asks the guest? Because it doesn’t hurt bad enough yet replies the dogs owner. How much will it take for each of us to get up off of our nails and seek out the opportunity to change our circumstances. In negative situations there is always the opportunity to create something that can truly inspire us to the point that it doesn’t even seem like we are working. What fires your passion? What will it take for you to pursue it? The world is waiting for you to fulfill your purpose. Bill Schoenleber
We are the Arts Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit membership organization affiliated with Americans for the Arts. We are the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Launched in 2004, the Arts Action Fund seeks to engage citizens in education and advocacy in support of the arts and arts education. The Arts Action Fund’s goals are to:
Enlist and mobilize 200,000 citizen activists who will help ensure that public and private resources are maximized and that arts-friendly public policies are adopted at the federal, state, and local levels.
Policy goals like these:
Increased public funding for nonprofit arts organizations in order to better serve their communities.
Ensure that every child has the opportunity for a comprehensive, high quality arts education in grades K-12.
Nurture an environment to allow individuals and families affordable access to all forms of the arts.
The work of the Arts Action Fund involves four primary components:
Educate elected officials, candidates, the media, and citizens on how the arts enrich us by creating better students, better schools, and better communities.
Provide advocacy training on the federal, state, and local levels—involving our extensive arts advocacy infrastructure and network to help educate and train individual arts advocates and local organizations.
Evaluate Members of Congress—assessing and rating their voting records on high-priority arts issues and holding them accountable to their constituencies of arts supporters.
Galvanize the voice of the public—aggressively petitioning to shape public policy for the arts and arts education.
How are we locking ourselves out of opportunity as an age group? Were we educated for the needs of a different time? How can we re-invent ourselves in a digital internet web 2.0 world?
With many baby boomers reaching retirement age at record numbers. We share concerns about health care, adequate retirement income, the cost of living increases, and not totally getting the obsession with the internet. Some of us are asking the question, “Why do we have to continue to learn something new?”
We might want to contemplate:.
Taking a look at history time lines.
The War of 1812 – Beginning of the Age Of Industry
1. Baby Boomers were educated for the needs of the Age Of Industry
2. The Education System has built-in obsolescence Fall Of The Berlin Wall 1989 – Beginning of the Age of Information
1. Education System need to be overhauled for the needs of the times.
2. With fast paced change we need to embrace life long learning
3. Proficient in Web 2.0 Learning tools.
A. google search
B. blogs / vlogs
C. video tutorials
To re-invent ourselves in a digital world we first must start with the mindset of desire to adapt to life long learning. To clarify further, we have to want to learn new learning relevant to the digital age and ever changing world of the internet Web 2.0 systems. Web 2.0 is all about interactive internet systems of communication that allow two way communication. In the past communication seemed restricted and outward bound. However is today’s world information moves at lightning speed both going out and coming in. Understanding this key fact of our current world holds the key for Baby Boomers to open the doors of unlimited opportunities open to all. Joseph Osborne
We have been defined at every turn and in our desire to fit in we have unconsciously accepted the roles that we have been assigned. Male 60-year-old disillusioned, angry and technologically out of touch. 21-year-old female looking for love, validation and understanding! Is this all there is? What about the idea that each of us is unique individual with our own special passion and gifts? If we act on our individuality will anyone still like us? We have traded in our individuality for the idea that acceptance that comes with conformity? It’s no wonder there are so many people on Xanax or anti depressants.
Well it turns out that the anonymity of the internet is allowing us freedom to escape our pigeon holes and figure out what we actually enjoy doing. Johanna Blakely has been researching the entertainment media and has taken note of a shift as more and more of us are engaged in social media. You might be wondering how Facebook killed the chick flick at this point. As we defy the demographic stereo types entertainment is sure to try to follow. I guess we’ll all have to stay tuned to see if the chick flick is really dead or just in a coma. As someone who is inspired by social progress I looking forward to changes that the rise of the individual will create.
The 2011 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show is a spectacular event that benefits Enterprise for High School Students. For anyone who loves Antiques, Art, Interior Design and beautiful things in general, this is the San Francisco event of the year. The show consistently showcases the top international exhibitors vetted by some of the most discerning eyes for quality in the world.
As we have moved from the Age of Industry to the Digital Age, one can’t help but imagine a new generation of computer savvy collectors honing their vision of a new eclectic home environment that can include Antiques. corePLATINUM is aware of a transition of spending power in this new market place that is very different from previous generations. The new collector may want to integrate 18th Century French, 20th Century American and recognize how modern Art can all fit into a more casual eclectic lifestyle.
The 2011 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show was an opportunity for corePLATINUM to curate this new point of view that shows Antiques collecting is not limited to only formal environments, however, there is a need for more education on value, potential for integration into modern living and the opportunity for personal expression. In the Age of the Social Enterprise, this could be an opportunity for the beginning of the New Antiques Collecting coupled with “Learning & Conversation.” Joseph Osborne
THE SAN FRANCISCO FALL ANTIQUES SHOW is the oldest continuously operating international antiques show on the West Coast. The Show features over sixty dealers from across the United States and Europe, offering for sale an extraordinary range of fine and decorative arts representing all styles and periods including American, English, Continental, and Asian furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, jewelry, rugs, textiles, paintings, prints, and photographs.
THE SAN FRANCISCO FALL ANTIQUES SHOW is vetted in cooperation with the Antiques Dealers Association of California to ensure the highest quality merchandise.
Benefiting Enterprise for High School Students The mission of Enterprise is to engage and empower San Francisco Bay Area youth to discover career opportunities and cultivate their individual interest through training, guidance and employment experiences in a diverse and supportive learning environment.
At the center of corePLATINUM is our passion for art, music & style. In short creativity and how it enhances the quality of our lives from the enjoyment of seeing the results from other people’s creative expression to the passion for being creative ourselves. We have watched in frustration as the importance of the arts in education has been relegated to third tier status or less as a result of the budget wars. While the three Rs and athletics have dominated the curriculum and funding. We have been trying in vain to find ways to improve that educational system for a long time and very little has really changed as a result. Sir Ken Robinson makes several important points in this video regarding the history of the educational system and how it needs to changes to meet not only the needs of individual students but the very real challenges of the times we live in. Creativity is not just a means of entertaining us. Nurturing and encouraging it is a necessity as we face the ever-increasing pace of change in the world and the inevitable need for creative solutions to deal with the all of the challenges we are facing and will face as speed into a future that’s impossible to even imagine.
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
This video gives us a look at the mind of Mr. Jobs, the brilliant and protean creator whose inventions utterly transformed the allure of technology. Did it all begin with early lessons learned in childhood? Steve Jobs often mentioned his father, Paul Jobs, “Paul loved doing things right.” He turned childhood lessons and inspiration into an all-purpose theory of intelligent design.
Mr. Jobs grew up in Mountain View, California. He anointed Walter Isaacson as his authorized biographer in 2009. The journey began with Mr. Jobs taking Mr. Isaacson to see the Mountain View, California house in which he had lived as a boy. Mr. Jobs pointed out its “clean design” and “awesome little features.” Mr. Jobs was enamored with the concept of the developer, Joseph Eichler, who built more than 11,000 homes in California subdivisions, for making an affordable product on a mass-market scale. Mr. Jobs also showed Mr. Isaacson the stockade fence built years earlier by his father, Paul Jobs.
Using Art, Creativity and Technology as a catalyst for diverse solutions!
Can Art, Creativity & Technology work together to solve problems?
The answer is YES. Inspired by our love for all life, the environment and the beauty that is manifested in a diverse community our mission is to use the transformational power of Art, Creativity and Technology to generate higher consciousness and develop a greater sense community empowerment.
Joseph Osborne & Bill Schoenleber corePLATINUM Founders