Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day... first... let me address this...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

SNOW DAYS: Joe Daddio made this and it should go viral!!!

And it should!!!

Leaders have this 'presence' thing...

Something funny just happened.

I'm sitting in a production studio where I work and the door opens... I have my back to the door and I hear this voice...

"Hello Toby Knapp..."

I just smile and say the name of this person who walked in...

She's not based here anymore, but has a home and family here, so she sometimes works from our building - especially when the weather gets ridiculous and whatnot.

Anyway, what I'm getting at is that leaders have this presence. It's not the same for all, some have more presence than others, but generally when I'm in the room with a leader, I sense this presence. It's unique to each person, unique to each leader and it certainly evolves over time.

We chatted about life, Kyla, industry-related stuff... it's like she never left...

Sometimes, I miss that presence. Because presence is, I think, a part of the chemistry which makes any organization great. We all add our presence to the total team makeup for a time and that's what helps to breed success.

But --- like any organism --- we continue to grow. New leaders evolve. Other leaders move on toward what they need to grow into as they continue to become... And new a new presence adds itself to the fold.

Adds itself. Never replaces. Because once you've added your DNA -- your "stuff" to something... it's forever changed. You've forever left a mark.

I guess that's the fabric of what they'd call building a dynasty.

Here's to your presence...


SHOUTOUT: @dccelebrity what's up!

CALIENTE: JLO + ENRIQUE have been busy!

Splash News // Enrique In Puerto Rico

First off, make love... not fight... let's HOOK tonight! 

JLO and ENRIQUE have been busy bringing the heat this winter... with JLO filming the video for the WORLD CUP ANTHEM in MIAMI... while ENRIQUE took his private jet - CARNE EN LAVOCA UNO - to Puerto Rico for a Valentine's Day concert!

CALIENTE indeed!

Splash News // JLO in Miami 

There are times when it's good to remember...

At times, I pause to remember... that it is good to remember that everything we have, we have because we've worked really hard.

Really, really hard.

We've worked hard to get what we have now. We didn't always have it. No one is just 'born' with it these days. Even those who are... have to prove that they're worthy of it.

And so we go to work.

We work tirelessly. We press on, driven. We look at what we think is impossible and we say to ourselves, "we'll find a way."

The world says we won't be able to do it. That we won't be able to pull it off. That we can try but that - for what ever reason - we aren't good enough to get what we want.

Some say we're dreaming, and that we'll never do better than right now.

But... they say that because they're not dreamers. They just do. What they're told. What they need to do. What their 'checklist' of 'best practices' says they need to do.

We, however, dream.

Some can't understand it. It's not that they don't want to, surely they would if they could.

They're just not us.

It's not what they're programmed to do.

Because we're not like them.

We dream. And then, we do.

And that doing... is the work. The hard... really hard work... which we do... which makes dreams come true.

Keep dreaming.