Monthly Archives: October 2018

Have you asked for directions before and someone seemed so sure of the information they gave you later to find out they were completely turned around and now you have to walk another 10 minutes and just to get back to where you started? Frustrating, right!

So I don’t really need to go on with this keynote.

Stop giving advice in areas you are not sure of. BE Certain with the information you give people. BE Certain the advice YOU are receiving works for you and your situation. 

Many have walked ten minutes outside of where they could be because they’ve listened to the wrong advice. Frustrating!

BElieve, BE Free, BE YOUtiful… BE!

Keone Dent

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Many times we pass up a good book just by looking at the cover. You know the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover”. The saying goes for people as well. I judge people in my head but i always give a chance as I know with some books the initial cover does the actual story no justice. However, let it be known if the first few chapters of a person ain’t allowing me to really know them, then I just cant!!!! 

You ever read a book and the first couple of chapters are no good? Sometimes it begins to pick up a bit later but it’s just so hard to get through to the good parts. I’m like that with people. I am patient but seriously if I cant read who someone is from being around them for a while then there is just no point reading the entire story. To me a person who holds back is suspicious. Not saying that being private or not so open is a bad thing because it’s not, for them. It’s just not something I want in my life as open and vulnerable is the way to be with me since it’s what I always give. 

If you are okay with people only showing half of who they are, then cool, but BE Careful, you don’t want the story to end up twisting on you and then your lost because you didn’t follow the story from beginning. Most people tell you who they are anyway from jump. That is if someone is genuinely who they are, they won’t be able to “hide” their true selves. You can however miss who the are of you aren’t really paying attention. This is why it is very important to BE Reading everything about a person. I mean really get into their story. Every detail, twist and turn! It can be a great adventure, one you’ve been waiting for. It can also be a horror story and that’s why for me if I cant read someone from their first few chapters, I disengage from the entire story. I don’t need no plot twists in my life. Thank you but Nevermind. 

BElieve, BE Free, BE YOUtiful… BE!

Keone Dent

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****This keynote could be very sensitive as I believe in God if you don’t just replace God with the universe or higher power. ****

So if you are anything like me and i bet you aren’t lol, people have been disappointing you left and right. Okay, people have been disappointing ME left And right!

I can speak of how they treat others and how they treat the earth and the things in it in general but i will just speak of what i feel I have been going through. 

You know, When I get on a plane I coach myself. “This is going to be a great flight”! I’m going to smile and speak to everyone, give great service, 2 drinks even if they want it with no hesitation. I’m gonna laugh and joke and even sit in their laps. Kidding about the latter. And then boom, one person ruins it for all the other 300 passengers with some sly ass remark or just all their bitterness and negativity. And for the rest of the flight I give everyone the bare minimum that I am required to give. 

Out in the world I say hello to people and smile attempt to be personable and there are many times it’s not genuinely returned if returned at all. 

In my personal life, I often times feel lonely. I feel like I’m constantly telling my relationships and friendships and family how to love me. How to respect me. Make me happy and how to be there for me. It becomes such a task that I don’t actually enjoy when everything is aligning as I may often times overlook the good because I’m so used to the bad. 

Truth is there is a problem with ME expecting the world and everyone in it to please me. To really show up for me. No matter who they are!!! Family or friend or lover! They are all flesh and apart of the world. They too are missing things and become a bit jaded or tired of constantly doing and not receiving. I get it! I really do! 

What I’m learning to do is not depend so much on the world and the people in it! Still loving them and accepting their support when needed and available. But really just letting go and enjoying the things the universe/God/higher power has provided! That is peace of mind in knowing that I got me and that’s blessing enough. 

It’s time we start meditating and digging deep within ourselves for the peace we crave. It’s time we stop expecting the people of the world to be everything we need and realize that the universe has provided the knowledge and wisdom for us to really BE Still and seek within ourselves. It’s time!!!! Time to love without expectation, give without return, live with no regrets, breathe, be happy and truly peaceful within our lives! It’s possible. If we just tap out of the world and BE spiritual! In touch with the world outside of our world that we know. Begin to BElieve in something as we start to doubt all the tangible things we already know. So go ahead. Start seeking God/the universe/ your higher power. You may end up finding yourself. Actually i know you will. 

BElieve, BE Free, BE YOUtiful… BE!

Keone Dent

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Imagine hiring someone to be your assistance in a Fortune 500 company, after going through over 50 applicants and then constantly hearing they want more. More money, more vacation, a better office. You JUST hired them!  Annoying right?

Damn right! 

So imagine how we sound/look to the universe, in my world God. Constantly blessing us and we act so ungrateful! Complaining about what the next person has and why we deserve it. Crying and pleading for just this “one chance” “work this out” “what about this” “that”. Yeah what about it? What about coming in second. BE Thankful you placed and were able to even compete. What about your little .25 cent raise? BE Thankful you have a job and received recognition. I can go in and in and you know it. 

Let’s just seriously count our blessings and BE Thankful for what we have. Of course reach for better things and make things happen but really learn to celebrate in what is already yours, so quickly can these things be taken away. 

BElieve, BE Free, BE YOUtiful… BE!

Keone Dent

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There are so many good people in this world. Many of those good people we call friends and we trust our friends. For the most part right? Do know however that friends and also family alike are walking flesh, human if you will, and sometimes humans don’t always have your best intentions in mind. Not that they are out there to hurt you but some information can be stored and used the wrong way intentionally or unintentionally. 

Complaints are something that we all have. No matter how yen you are or put together. There are things in life we don’t like or agree with and situations we are placed in that are not our favorite and therefore when you are an expressive person as I am you find yourself venting to those few people who you trust and feel comfortable with. Many of us however will vent to anyone who is willing to listen and we must BE Careful!

More yet let’s BE Mindful of who we are complaining to. 

First I would like to offer a journal or diary as venting to ourselves and just releasing the feelings though words can be very therapeutic. Or the root word therapy can be provided by a professional Therapist who I also BElieve is a great source to “complain” to.  Keep your complaints to a minimum! I not saying you shouldn’t express your emotions or feelings but there is a difference when it comes to the word complaint. 

When we are complaining, what are we complaining about and who are we complaining to? Do they even care? Do they have our best Interest in mind? Are they truly listening and can they offer a solution? Are they trust worthy? Etc etc! This is why it is very important to BE Mindful of who we are venting/complaining to. You don’t want your information to land into the wrong “reporter” and before you know it there is a slew of audience members waiting for the updates. 

BElieve, BE Free, BE YOUtiful…Be!

Keone Dent

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