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Brian Patrick Cork is living the Authentic Life

opportunities to Shine, really


we face many instances where we don’t have control over what happens.

however, we always have the opportunity to control how we react.

and, that can determine what we do, and how well we do it.

the objective always being to finish well.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

4 Comments to

“opportunities to Shine, really”

  1. Avatar November 20th, 2009 at 7:04 pm alesoa Says:

    governing (of behaviour, of situation, …) is composed of direct action and observing. So when it seems to you that you lost control you can have peace and just observe to decide how to act …

  2. Avatar November 20th, 2009 at 7:24 pm Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    Thank you alesoa.

    And, welcome, here.

    Thats sounds like: perception equals reality.

    It also makes me think: pick your battles wisely.

    Is that in-line with your comment?


  3. Avatar November 28th, 2009 at 7:14 am Bob Cork (distant cousin) Says:

    The suggestion regarding “we can control how we react” reminds me of another situation, where the key was my response, and I am having a tough time remembering what it was……regardless of that past event, however, the point is valid and certainly makes sense….and is helpful.

    Actually, I have had two other “devastating” situations when my “cherished” employment was taken from me and I was devastated.

    The first one, I realized, was a result of my own stupidity and improper action.
    So, painful though it was, I accepted the end result as something I brought on myself.

    The other one…when I went to lunch with the boss for my first review, expecting to be told things were going fine, I was instead being told that I was not a “team player” and that I was being fired. I was absolutely devastated.
    He had approached me about the job because he was impressed with the way I handled a large, very public event in my prior job….and now I was being fired from the job I thought I was born to have. That night I got drunker (or more drunk?) than I had ever been, and was lucky to get home alive. Thank God, and my wife, for helping me through that devastating situation..(haven’t had a drink since then)…as for that boss? he ended up divorcing his wife and marrying one of his secretaries, so I decided he wasn’t much of a role model….and I survived his axe…..the current situation is not one I expected to be facing at 66, but I am, and I still have the same wife who saw me through that tough one in 1973, and all six of our kids are grown and doing well, each with a foundation of a college education that I never had, and Sancho, my cat, still loves me…so I look at my current situation of being unemployed to be temporary….and one of these days I will have the job I need….and want….
    Bob Cork….in Bradenton, Florida

  4. Avatar December 2nd, 2009 at 2:21 am Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    So… Now you have an opportunity to be an inspiration.

    As hard as you have worked for others, all of your life, maybe it’s time to knuckle down and do it for yourself. For example, independently represent a product you believe in and can evangelize. Or, go find a publisher for your stories or book. You’ve tried, but how much effort, really?

    I believe in you. Obviously, Willy does as well. Maybe it’s time you really started believing in yourself.


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