Indispensable People (What Matters Now)

The following people are artist . I wrote a previous post about this, you can find it here. In that post I state, “that an artist is a  person who can influences others, can lead customers, and management.”  They use bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo,  and takes it personally. Art can’t happen without someone who seeks to make a difference. This is their art, it’s what they do. They touch people or projects and change them for the better. This is my secret project revealed!

Generosity – You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. – Zig Ziglar, “Secrets of Closing the Sale”, 1984

When it comes down to survival, tough times, and a down market, it’s natural to think of yourself first. You have kids to feed, a mortgage, and car note to pay. Getting more appears to be the order of business.

It turns out that the connected marketplace doesn’t respect or welcome this natural instinct. Instead, all of us are rewarded for being generous–with our time, money and efforts, but most importantly, generous with our art.

If you make a difference, provide hope, and affirm others, people will gravitate to you. They want to engage, participate and interact.  They want more involvement with you.

In a world of e-format, the gift I give the world almost always benefits me more than it costs. – Patrick McFadden

If you make a difference in someone’s life and/or business, you also simultaneously make a connection. You engage with people who want to be engaged and you make changes that people respect and desire.

This year, 2012, you’ll certainly find that, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (see Acts 20:35). When you lead by serving and by giving, people follow.

Patrick McFadden is a blogger, career coach, and marketer.You can connect with on twitter @mcfaddenteaches and Facebook. His new FREE e-book “Profitable Passion” comes out in September.  Subscribe here or follow this blog to get a copy when it releases.

Relationship Building – “There is no more noble occupation in the world than to assist another human being.”

Antoinette is an artist. Her relationship building skills are by far her best asset.  Her business has grown from referrals, and most of her repeat clients have been with her for years where she served as a sales professional.  “I have always believed that if you build a relationship first, the client will eventually buy what you are selling when the need arises,” Ms. Charles says.

Antoinette E. Charles is a photographer, visionary, entrepreneur, and certified MBE/DBE, DDOT – DBE. Her website is

Connected – “All progress occurs because people dare to be different.” — Harry Millner

Rich Carter is in the architecture/construction industry, which is going through a major change and transition with BIM Technologies. Mr. Carter is an out-of-the-box thinker. He is creating art by changing minds and teaching BIM introduction lessons.  Rich says, “An important part of this is to read people and make a real relational connection quickly. I like to find out about the person rather than what they do.”

Rich Carter is an Architectural designer / BIM Coordinator bSa. Read his newspaper and connect with him on Twitter at

Harmony – “Be the change you want to see in the world.”  – Mahatma Gandhi

LaKeisha is making changes in communities. Her performing arts ministry uses their gifts and talents to bring awareness to issues effecting communities. Ms. Stanton quotes, ” We accept all people, no matter their color, shape, or size. We take people from different walks of life and train them. It is remarkable to see their progress.”

LaKeisha P. Stanton  is the Founder/President of Impulse Acting Ministries. You can connect with her on Facebook at and view her YouTube channel here

Viewpoint – The real act of discovery is not in finding new lands, but in seeing with new eyes. – Marcel Proust

Deidre has a niche. While most tutoring businesses focus on K-12 education, she targets adults because they are faced daily with life responsibilities and obligations. “There is always something new to learn, which is why I am constantly striving to improve the business from the customer’s viewpoint”, says Ms. Simpson.

Deidre M. Simpson is the Principal of Conqueror Prime Group, offering instruction and test preparation for adults and professionals. In addition, freelance writing and editing for the education industry are also available. Connect with her on Twitter at @ConquerorPrime. Visit her at and at

               Purpose– “People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents. – Andrew Carnegie

Tonya runs a non-profit organization that prides itself on providing professional expertise, creative designs, clinical approaches, and positive ideas to help children, families, communities, and businesses grow.  She’s on a mission to enhance the lives of children, families, and communities through empowerment, education, practical life skills opportunities, and offering a holistic approach to serving the disadvantaged and underserved.

Tonya Pulliam is the CEO of Pulliam Innovative Consulting Firm, You can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter at @PICF_CEO.

Adversity“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”~ African Proverb

Ty Berkeley is a unique individual.  He’s able to show humility at all times, even in moments of adversity. He says, “I have put my pride and self-gain aside to ALWAYS keep God first and to be a blessing to someone else.”  He intentionally approaches life with the  eyes to find positivity in every bad situation instead of allowing it to control or consume him. He sees his life as being transparent enough to serve as an example of how you can be yourself and enjoy life while serving God.

Ty Berkeley is a speaker, songwriter, worship leader, and Christian hip-hop artist. You can connect with at and at He also helps with a daily devotional website,

Opportunity – “Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.” — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Dwayne definitely takes advantage of all the opportunities that come his way. He’s author of The 7 Winning Ways to College Success: From High School to College Graduate , founder of  “The College Success Roundtable”(tm) and the soon to be released “From Worry to Winning: The 7 Winning Ways to Personal Success”(tm). Dwayne quotes, “My personal mission is to help one million youth to stay in school, plan for success, and graduate on time.”

Dwayne Bennett is a keynote speaker, guest lecturer, trainer, and seminar presenter.  You can connect with at and “Stop Worrying and Start Winning” all your organizational goals!

Respect “No road is long with good company.” – Turkish Proverb

You’re always in good hands with Charles Green.  Charles is known for patience, respect, and integrity with his customers.  Dignity is more important than wealth for Charles, and it should be for everyone else.

Charles Green is a marketer and also offers computer repair services. You can contact him at and

Thank you to everyone who participated in this project and a special thank you to Deidre M. Simpson!

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