Nothing pains some people more than having to think | M L King

ByBill Belew

Nothing pains some people more than having to think | M L King

Stories have layers

People have layers

Sometimes, okay, often when I write these posts I feel like I am mostly talking to myself.

I was reading the account of a speaker who’s claim to fame, if it can be called that, was that he more than 5 years as a POW. The things some people will go through to get on stage. Whew!

Seriously, I am not making light of the situation. In fact, this fellow can teach me something.

Because of the situation he found himself in he said that he as well as the other POWs found themselves experiencing “long, deep periods of reflection.”

As a result he said that he learned that his physical body was not the only thing that was imprisoned.

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He learned about himself … from just thinking that he needed to:

1. become free of unhealthy mindsets

2. get rid of erroneous opinions

3. let go of self-limiting fears

How many of us do become enslaved by such shackles.

There were other POWs to be sure, but Lee Ellis, also freed himself of the bonds that tied him to the chairs and found his way on stage to encourage the rest of us to dig deep to bring out the best in us and bury the rest.

How are you changing people’s lives with your story?

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Bill Belew administrator

Bill Belew, PhD, MFA, MSc also has a very interesting career. Bill spent a half dozen years in the US Navy climbing the enlisted ranks and making the jump to Lieutenant where he served as a Surface Warfare, Communications and Intelligence Officer. While aboard ship, in the Navy, he sailed enough nautical miles to circumnavigate the globeAfter his military time, Bill spent nearly 20 years in the Far East – Japan, China, Russia and India where he taught university and created and grew his own language school throughout Japan and Far East Russia.Bill speaks to audiences of all size, countless times yearly. He has a network of 4000+ individuals who follow him in the Silicon Valley Bay Area to learn about Social Media/inbound/content marketing. He is a weekly guest on the Social Network Station broadcast to 90+ countries from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.More than 75,000,000 people have viewed over 125,000,000 pages in his network of sites.Bill is represented by 4 cruise ship agencies that send him, literally, anywhere and everywhere in the world, and is a principal of SpeakOnCruises.com

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