Wisdom From the Jazzman
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Pub Date: 01/01/2013
Price: $14.95 USD / $15.95 CAD
Trim: 6 x 9
Format: Trade Paper
BISAC Category: Body, Mind & Spirit/Inspiration & Personal Growth, Self-Help/Affirmations
Wisdom From The Jazzman was inspired by the author’s nightly motivational segment on his radio show, starting back in 2001. Each segment is based upon life experiences, wisdom learned through his spiritual journey. Once he began the series he realized through the many emails, phone calls and comments from those he came in contact with that he was helping people to open their eyes to the realities they face day to day, thus making life easier to go through. Marriages were being saved, finances restored, business decisions improved, attitudes changed, relationships were energized and life looked better. This book is motivational and spiritual road map to overall success. Wisdom From The Jazzman will open eyes free minds and motivate you towards your realizing your dreams.
Jay Lang is a 38 year Radio & Television Broadcast veteran, President/CEO of Smooth Jazz America Broadcasting, Station Manager at Hampton University’s 88.1 WHOV in Hampton, Virginia, Air Personality at Washington, DC’s 96.3 WHUR, an accomplished songwriter, internationally known voiceover talent with Studio Center Worldwide Audio and host of “Lights Out Hampton Roads” on 88.1 WHOV broadcast nightly worldwide. In addition to working on air, he became entertainment editor for Night Moves Magazine from 1982-1986, Host/Producer of Soundtrack, a weekly TV entertainment show on WWBT 12/ Richmond, worked films, produced recordings, promotes concerts, and served as producer/host of Hampton Roads Weekend Magazine (a weekly one hour public affairs program). Active in the Audio/Video Ministry at his spiritual home, First Baptist Church Of Glenarden. He is also Founder & Chairman of the H J Lang Foundation, seeking to soon establish itself as a 501C3 non-profit organization focused in 3 areas: music and arts, healthcare research, and education.
Wouldn’t it be great to have someone providing you with a constant supply of encouragement? Well when you get in the habit of encouraging yourself, that’s exactly what you can have. All day long, you think and say things to yourself. You have the power to choose precisely what those thoughts and those words will be.
Choose to make them positive, uplifting, encouraging. And make good use of the thousands of opportunities you have each day to provide yourself with support and direction. When you catch yourself mentally beating up on yourself, decide then and there to stop it. How’s that helping the situation? It’s not. Maybe you don’t get encouragement at home or at work. So what? Give yourself a few words of real, sincere encouragement.
Instead of talking about someone who’s fallen short, get in the habit of offering encouragement those you come in contact with whenever you get the chance. What goes around comes around. That’ll make them more likely to send encouragement in your way.
Sometimes on business and life we take on more than we can bear. Doing what you say you can and will do is very important and an indication of your character. Before you accept a task or commitment, be prepared to do whatever’s necessary to see it through to completion. You did say you could do it. Follow Through.
That sometimes means personal sacrifices. Realize that. Listen, if you can’t do it, just say so. Biting off more than what you can chew just to get ahead can come back to haunt you if you can’t meet the deadlines. It’s better to say, “Let me check my schedule” to buy yourself some time to decide whether you can see the task through rather that saying yes and falling short of the desired goal. Then you appear incapable to handle the challenges. Follow Through.
A no sometimes when asked to take on more of a load, can get you more respect that saying yes and making a mess of it. Do and accept only what you know you can do effectively or are committed to seeing through and you’ll come way ahead in the end.
Take A Stand….Walk Away
Are you ever tempted to do something you know is wrong? Maybe you’re about to do something wrong right now. Do you find yourself around people or circumstances that tempt you to compromise? You mind’s telling you no but your body’s telling you yes. Before you do something you’ll live to regret once the thrill is gone, Take A Stand…Walk Away.
You keep saying you’ll kick that habit but you keep putting yourself in temptations way. You have the power within you to do what many mature, strong, sound men and women do when they’re faced with temptation – RUN!! That’s right run. You are a person of excellence and integrity. When temptation comes, your response needs to be the same – RUN! Run from it. Just Take A Stand… Walk Away.
Encourage Others Each Day
Life doesn’t always deal you good cards. Each day you have opportunities to reach out and encourage someone else, either in person, by pen or email. Even in the grocery store, believe it or not. Smile and be friendly, strike up a conversation with someone else in line, not only will the time in line pass much faster, but you’ll also make a big difference in the life of the person you encouraged while waiting.
In order to receive blessings you have to be a blessing. That’s how it works, so Encourage Others Each Day. At the office, on the street, in the restaurant, the department store anywhere you run into someone who may need some inspiration. Just think. That may be the only word of encouragement they receive all day! Remember you’ve been placed there for a reason! Instead of walking by someone tomorrow without speaking, which we often do, say hello with a smile. If you run onto someone who’s losing their confidence, don’t let it happen lift them up as much as you can to set them back on track. Encourage Others Each Day.
It may be just what they needed at that moment. When you help those around you, you’ll begin to see more peace, joy and victory in your life. So take the time to Encourage Others Each Day.