Be Bold

“Creativity is by its nature an act of boldness and rebellion.  You are not accepting the status quo or conventional wisdom.  You are playing with the very rules you have learned, experimenting and testing the boundaries.  The world is dying for bolder ideas, for people who are not afraid to speculate and investigate.  Creeping conservatism will narrow your searches, tether you to comfortable ideas, and create a downward spiral—as the creative spark leaves you, you will find yourself clutching even more forcefully to dead ideas, past successes, and the need to maintain your status.  Make creativity rather than comfort your goal and you will ensure far more success for the future.” ~ Robert Greene, Mastery

Proceed and Be Bold – How To Grab Life By The Horns.

Matt Hogan speaking at the 2015 East Coast Championship Banquet

**The following is the speech that I prepared and read for Master Khechen’s 2015 East Coast Championship Banquet on March 12, 2016.  While you may not recognize some of the names and context, the underlying message still holds some powerful thoughts and reflections worth sharing with you today.  Enjoy!

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Our East Coast Championship Banquet is a time for our Association to reflect on the year in passing.

It gives us an opportunity to pause in our pursuits and to simply enjoy and embrace all that has happened – and all that is here.

One of the most significant events from 2015 was the opening of our brand-new Master Khechen location in Cheektowaga under the leadership of Master Khechen, Mr. Parker, and Mr. Jimenez.

Who, over the course of only a few months of being opened have welcomed over 100 students into the program!

In hindsight, it was a brilliant move on Master Khechen’s behalf to add a fourth location to our Association – but several months ago, when we were venturing into the unknown, unsure of how things would turn out – it felt scary, rash, and questionable.

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