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How does a Blind Judge Build Mental Resilience? 

In one of my interviews with Richard Bernstein a Blind Chief Judge, from the Supreme Court of Michigan, I asked him for his perspective of what it takes to build Mental Resilience. What does Richard need to do daily to stack up against his mental tenacity such that he could cope sitting on the bench to pass judgements for 25 cases a week?  
 Crimes range from simple misdemeanour (petty crimes) to million-dollar Fraud within companies, between individuals, embezzlement, divorce, murder, and many other litigation issues that come across the bench.  

Richard shares the mental strength that he puts to wade through these cases. As a blind judge, what does it take for Richard to keep up with the case briefs, as he cannot read nor write? How does Richard as a physically impaired person, soak in this data? Why does he walk 20km a day? Why does he compete in triathlons? How does he balance the emotional highs and lows, working with a broad cross-section within the community? How does he do the required research and case citations to wade through for an outcome?  

On soaking in the data, how does Richard pull it all together and still maintain composure whilst on the bench? Is there a secret to it all? 

I have raised questions around this subject, for more on it I would sincerely urge you to listen to my Ten News Interview with Judge Richard Bernstein  

Cheers,
David Nair

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Your Why – Destiny: Chance or Choice?

Direction is vital, not important for Life. It just provides the person with inner wholeness and peace, just because they understand where they are going. Every time you walk out of your front door, you know where you are going – for a stroll, walk, jog, shop, work, holiday destination. 

In the same context, there is a plan to build anything- a home, station condominium, hotel. In all those constructions there are reams of architectural drawings made for a structure to stand upright. In all the sessions that I conduct, I ask my participants, show me your plan for your life, show me your purpose, why are you here on this earth. They look perplexed and bewildered. Some go to the extent of saying – What? Their glazed look says it all.

Fulfilment is a right, not a privilege. This is what most human beings long for, that happiness and contentment

To find Fulfillment you need to understand exactly, Why, you do what you do. Once you understand your Why, you are able to articulate what makes you fulfilled and better understand what drives your behaviour when you are at your natural best. This will allow you to make definitive choices for your Life, Career and Business. Thereby being that person of Influence that can inspire others to buy from you, work with you and support you in your causes.

Finding the right direction in Life is an existential problem for all of us. A Life without Purpose is a Life without a destination. The purpose of Life is a Life of Purpose. When you commit to living a life with a purpose, amazing things happen.

Viktor E. Frankl, a prisoner from the Nazi concentration Camps, author of the book “Man’s search for Meaning” put it succinctly, “Those who have a Why to Live can bear any How.” With all the agony and brutality whilst in the concentration camps, what kept Frankl from giving up his relentless fight for his life was his purpose –“the will to live” He found meaning in his struggle and that is what gave him the power to push forward through unimaginable pain.

The first book is “I eXceL – Wired for Success” – Personal Excellence Blueprint.

David deep dives into his second book Your Why – The Driver.   Destiny – Choice, or Chance.

 For more details on his online programs and live workshops please write to: support@davidnair.net

Cheers,

David Nair

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2021 in Uncategorized

 
 
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