TRWBS #209 – Dream Again II
Broadcast Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016
As children, we dream. And as adults, sometimes we see our dreams come true. And sometimes we don’t. The question is: do we continue dreaming? Or do we pack up our dreams and stuff them so far down into our soul that we never see, feel or experience their magic manifested in the reality of our lifetime? And by dreaming, we are not referring to the “fantasies” observed in the sleep state. Your dreams do include those night-time visions, but are not limited to them. There is a conscious dreaming that is not only possible, but useful to you in the waking state of your everyday life. It is the difference between dreams and fantasies. In this show, we are talking about how dreams evolve through the life cycle – how childhood visions grow into the deferred dreams of adulthood. We’ll detail out how you can halt that from happening. We are also exploring the process of resurrecting long-lost dreams. Where do you begin? We’ll show you. And, as always, we are connecting the dots of your dreams to your higher life purpose. In our second hour, we talk to author and life-stylist Harriette Cole, who shares with us her Dreamleaper program. Harriette also dives deep into the art, style and importance of crafting an effective “elevator pitch” – a confident statement that speaks to who you are in this world and how to engage and influence prospective clients. She’ll walk you through it. [The Robert Wesley Branch Show #209: Dream Again: Part Two – originally broadcast on Saturday, May 7, 2016] #TheRobertWesleyBranchShow
In this episode: Writer-podcaster-recovering television producer Robert Wesley Branch; television executive producer and business development consultant Michele Wilson; civil rights investigator Dante Bonner; writer-playwright-director Dwayne V. Wiggins, Jr.; and jazz singer Mai Maiesha Rashad. [The Robert Wesley Branch Show #209: Dream Again II – originally broadcast on Saturday, May 7, 2016] #TheRobertWesleyBranchShow
Follow our Flow! (Some of the more memorable moments of this conversation.)
- [[7:22] – [8:24]] Be Well, Be Encouraged, Be Inspired Every Day (Theme from The Robert Wesley Branch Show). © 2013 Written by Mai Maiesha Rashad and Robert Wesley Branch. Arrangement and vocals by Mai Maiesha Rashad. Keyboards by Leroy Scooter Taylor. Drums and additional instrumental parts by Derek Redfootz.
- [8:47 – 36:00] The Evolution of a Dream – I share my dream story: from childhood to adulthood. And I honor my brother-mentors: James Baldwin, Melvin Lindsey, Max Robinson, Les Brown and Montel Williams.
- [45:32 – 48:08] I talk in more detail about one of my mentors: Melvin Lindsey. And I refer to this Jacqueline Trescott-penned (March 18, 1992) Washington Post article: Shelter from a Fatal Storm; Deejay Mel Lindsey, Fighting AIDS with a Family Embrace. And here’s another Post article about Melvin, this one by Ruben Castaneda: Quiet Storm Radio Host Melvin Lindsey Dies at 36. Finally, check out this one too: Post article about Melvin Lindsey (from February 3, 1979, written by Roger Piantadosi). Melvin Lindsey was a good man, gone too soon. He was my mentor. And he is missed.
- [[49:54] – [56:10]] I’m talking about how offended I was by the Roots re-boot on the History Channel.
- [[56:10] – [57:46]] We’re talking about the estate of Marvin Gaye and how “tight” they are with protecting his musical legacy across multimedia platforms.
- [[57:46] – [00:00]] Talking about Prince and the fact that they transitioned without leaving a last will and testament. Was this irresponsible of him? How will this affect his musical legacy?
- [[1:08:29] – [1:20:16]] Talking about our society’s celebrity-worship culture, about how we deify celebrities and sometimes fail to see them as everyday people with problems and addictions just as we have. More specifically, why is it so hard for people to accept that Prince was a drug addict? For whatever his reasons were and however he came to that place, he was addicted to opioids. Why can’t we call a thing a thing?
- [1:20:16 – 1:48:46] Life-stylist Harriette Cole joins the conversation, discussing her Dreamleaper
- [[1:59:59] – [2:02:02]] Dwayne’s Inspired Moment (“It’s not the load that weighs you down, it’s how you carry it.”)
- [[2:06:24] – [2:26:37]] De-briefing on the Harriet Cole interview and diving deeper into the art and skill of crafting an effective elevator pitch that briefly, effectively, and succinctly describes who you are and lays out your call to action when unexpectedly meeting someone you seek to influence or engage in business. In fact, from this after-chat came the topic for our next show (“Am I ready right now or do I need to percolate more?”).
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Robert Wesley Branch is a writer, podcaster, and recovering television producer. District of Columbia born. Maryland raised. Yoga developed. God made.
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