Here is a share of a video, I found today about his TEDx talk at TEDxJacksonHole. There are more talks on “passion” and other topics [http://www.tedxjacksonhole.org]; but his talk on passion addresses justice, trial lawyers, and providing a voice to the powerless in his fight for the people and representing the less fortunate against the rich and powerful.
I supply this post because Gerry is an excellent speaker even after all these years and at this age. He’s a motivation speaker on justice and trial lawyers.
I had the privilege a few years back to meet him and speak with him. I even have a picture taken with him when we were both a little younger.
But consistent with this post is a little more on the motivational side of the house at the beginning of a new year. The beginning of a new year with a host of resolutions. And an end of year when we look back and reflect. A time to look to the future and see where and what we want to be and how we wish to get there, be there, and stay there.
Every business should have a “noble purpose”. Something more than making money, but covers your passion. By passion, I am not talking about the common meanings associated with love and ardor for a person, but a less common meaning. A meaning used often but not sure exactly what it means. By the way, “noble purpose” is not my slogan. It was key to a book by Lisa Earle McLeod whose web page with more details on her books is http://www.mcleodandmore.com/…/noble-purpose-strategy-not-…/. BTW this is a link to her about page which summarize what I am saying. You can figure out in more detail why I feel this is a fitting post at the start of 2017.
What is your passion in life? That which is a strong enthusiasm for something or anything that means something to you. My added point to this is do you have a passion that energizes you, brings that smile, puts pep in that step? Few do…. Many want.
And as Thomas Jefferson so eloquently stated – “I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.”
This video on passion and trial warriors protecting each of us from the powerful is an eloquent and persuasive argument against voting away your right to a jury trial and the protection if afford your family and friends and others for the putative promise of saving a few pennies on your insurance premiums and a few more bucks for your doctors.