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The people who cross your path…

by Amanda on December 3, 2010

There are times when you just don’t feel inspired to write. I have had a patch like that and so my blog has been a bit thin for new material.  Then I reconnected with someone I admire.

About 5 years ago I went to an evening seminar in London given by a guy name Nic Askew. I had come across a video of his on the web somewhere and really liked his unique way of making short films which brought out the real essence of a person. His style is both intense and gentle at the same time.  I can’t remember what made me decide to go – curiosity most likely since I am almost terminally curious!

Through his interviewing, camera and editing and his guitar playing, Nic brings an interesting tone to his film making. I hired him to do a video and it was very good. We lost touch but I found him again and he told me that he had moved to the States. I am really pleased to see his work is flourishing there and I want to share a couple of his recent films on two important concepts for mediators, coaches, and others. Curiosity and Non-Judgment.

The first features Seth Godin and the second David Roche. I think they are beautiful and moving films. What do you think?

Thanks Nic, for inspiring me to write again!


CURIOSITY from Nic Askew on Vimeo.


THE SECOND GLANCE from Nic Askew on Vimeo.

2 comments
Jason Dykstra
Jason Dykstra

Hi Amanda,
Welcome back to the blogging world! I did not know about Nick Askew before, so thanks for drawing him to my attention! Great short videos, very inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Jason

Amanda
Amanda

Thank you Jason! Sometimes if you don't have anything specific or positive to say, it's best not to speak! I think that goes for blogging too. Blogging doesn't have to be about good things all the time but if the tone of your writing is in anyway wrong then it really is best to wait until you feel differently.

I think we all need to go into to 'receive mode' sometimes and listen before we speak. I guess I have been listening.

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