Last Monday I did what I always do on Mondays, attended a People Unlimited Inc. event (www.peopleunlimitedinc.com), and had the honor to be around some of the most amazing people in the world. Joe Bardin (President of Relativity Writing (http://www.relativitywriting.com) was one of the contributors that evening, and he spoke about many awesome things- but the one that stood out was about Extremism. Extremism is any ideology or political act far outside the perceived norms of a society; or otherwise claimed to violate normal standards. He asked the question “If you aren’t being extreme all the time, then what are you doing?” Well, Joe- that’s a good question! I guess the reverse is true then, being normal… Yikes! How incredibly BORING! It seems that too many people in the world are ready stay away from Extremism, because unfortunately that term has gotten a bad wrap. May be it’s from all the political and religious violators that we coin ‘Extremists’, who terrorize others and have little to no sense of compassion for human being. Or perhaps it is the result of too many people liking and wanting the ‘norm’ , so much so that can’t imagine stepping so far outside the invisible lines of our society, to actually be different, radical, and extreme. Whatever it is- it has to stop. Because if we don’t start getting more extreme, we will all end up like cloned robots that cycle ourselves through generations down our family trees… grand-daughter like daughter like mother like grandmother like great-grandmother, and so on and so on. Hey, I’m all for similarities, but if I’m not for the patterns that seem to get passed throughout generations. It takes some major Extremism is step outside of those norms and not get lost in the shuffle. Joe also spoke of how everybody has a signature body language…I love that! Who doesn’t like ‘signature’ clothing, cars, etc…. now add your ‘signature’ body language to the mix! Let that uniqueness come forth- you might just surprise yourself when you realize Extremism is actually fun!
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Andraya (Dray) Carson is an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in business development, operations, sales, marketing and consulting. She began her career as a financial advisor and quickly advanced to the position of Managing Partner for a Phoenix based, full financial planning firm, and was recognized as the top advisor each year. Additionally, Dray Carson created and implemented training programs, documented procedures and participated in product development. She then co-founded a private equity firm where she led the Investor Relations division and the managed the firm’s operations. In 2009 Andraya Carson launched Carson Connections, a boutique business development firm, and enjoys working personally with small to mid-size business owners from a variety of industries, helping them identify the possibilities of their business and find solutions to significantly improve productivity and profitability. Currently Andraya Carson is also a Business Advisor with a privately held licensed professional employer organization (PEO) founded in 1995. Together they provide best-in-class solutions that take businesses to the next level, creating a more streamline approach to managing Human Resources, and gaining access to better benefits, stress-free payroll and administrative relief. Dray Carson is passionate about people and life, valuing highest the human body, and feels that people are not meant to be traded as a commodity. Therefore Andraya is involved with organizations that promote social awareness and relief support to help in ending the ongoing issue of modern slavery, known as human trafficking. Andraya Carson's long term goal is to exclusively dedicate her time towards the mission of eradicating sex and labor trafficking in the United States and worldwide. View all posts by Andraya Carson