At the end of the original IT movie, the Losers Club (Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Martell), Ben Hanscom (Jeremy Ray Taylor), Beverly Marsh (Sophia Lillis), Richie Tozier (Finn Wolfhard), Mike Hanlon (Chosen Jacobs), Eddie Kaspbrak (Jack Dylan Grazer), and Stanley Uris (Wyatt Oleff)) believe they have defeated the evil clown Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård). In It: Chapter Two, we learn they only wounded Pennywise. He makes a violent return 27 years later to the town of Derry, Maine.
It: Chapter Two reunites the Losers Club 27 years to Derry. Mike had stayed in Derry to keep watch over the town. He knew he had to watch for Pennywise’s return. He was wise to do so.
When Pennywise returned, Mike (Isaiah Mustafa) began to call the old Losers (Bev (Jessica Chastain), Bill (James McAvoy), Richie (Bill Hader), Eddie (James Ransone), and Stanley (Andy Bean). He knew they had to make good on their commitment to return to Derry if ever Pennywise returned. Read more...
If you want to move forward, you have to give up doing something. That something is looking back. Constantly looking back to the past will hinder you from moving forward.
From becoming a better husband. From being a better husband. And from being a better leader.
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It’s hard to look forward and away from the past. There are so many awesome things to look back upon.
You’ve accomplished so much. You’re proud of the time you took your wife to the perfect vacation spot and the time you spent there. Or you fondly recall the time you helped lead your team to win the sales competition in your department.
All good things! All things you should be proud of. But what happens when you constantly look back? Read more...
Everyone was born for a purpose.
That’s right, even you. You are here for a reason.
There’s something special about you. And you must find out what makes you, you.
You’ll find people out there who will tell you the path to purpose is easy. By following 3 simple steps you can know you purpose and begin living it out.
I’ve found this to be a bunch of bunk. I’m pretty sure you have too.
Finding your purpose isn’t easy.
In reality, this will be one of the hardest things you’ll do.
Forces will come against you. You’ll tell yourself you’re not worth it. You’ll hear others tell you that you’re silly for pursuing what you believe in. You’ll feel crazy because your purpose may seem so far out there. Read more...
It is not always easy to do the right things in your life. Life is unexpected, erratically and many times blind to your intentions and plans.
This is the reason why you should always have a Doing The Things Right (DTR) Foundation Scheme (a compass if you like!), that would lead you to do the things right, at every case. The foundation scheme, I’m talking about is not only a moral one (should be nice to exist, in every case, though!) but it is a more generalized scheme, including all the personal and professional sections of your life. It is not easy, there are not fixed or ready-made templates, and there are only a handful of resources you can use for its construction, but you have to make it for you own, in order to suit your needs.
A scheme as that, should include, your: Read more...
We’ve all heard that leadership is influence. This quote from John Maxwell is great. There’s truth behind what’s being said. When we influence others, we are leading.
However, there’s also responsibility that comes along with leadership.
I believe we far too often overlook the responsibilities of leaders. Sure, we know what leaders are supposed to do.
Leaders are supposed to:
Guide your team
Influence others to action
Cast a vision
Share the message
It’s great to know what we’re supposed to do as leaders. These actions give us a road map for leadership.
And yet leadership is so much deeper than tasks.
Leadership means taking on responsibility.
Responsibilities Of Leadership
As leaders we’ve got responsibilities to those we lead. We’re going to be held accountable for the actions we take and where we lead our followers. Read more...