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Joe Brodnicki "Self-actualization coaching and training; e-learning design architect and developer" RSS Feed (Hendersonville, TN USA)

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Step By Step
Step By Step
Price: $15.68
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cowboy music brought up-to-date, August 6, 2014
This review is from: Step By Step (Audio CD)
The truth is that I just got this to hear how he performed a song he wrote, Jaded Lover (I'm a long-time fan of Jerry Jeff Walker). Pyle's voice, writing and sparse instrumentation bring the simple cowboy sound up-to-date (all right, there's a few songs that mention horses and cowgirls, but the themes are modern and not nostalgic). The music has an un-self-conscious subtle humor and a down-to-earth sensibility that's refreshing and grounded.

I don't many five-star ratings anymore (I think the standard is pure delight), but Chuck Pyle's a treasure as a writer and performer. Kick back and enjoy.


3-Minute E-Learning : Rapid Learning and Applications, Amazingly Lower Cost and Faster Speed of Delivery
3-Minute E-Learning : Rapid Learning and Applications, Amazingly Lower Cost and Faster Speed of Delivery
by Ray Jimenez
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Down in the weeds" approach to creating e-learning that matters, July 28, 2013
Jimenez presents an approach to increase the value of e-learning events by methodically and systematically (as well as efficiently)designing training that has an impact on performance.

It's a bit radical and learner-focused. You get the 'how-to' (maybe in m ore detail than you want, but it adds up to a masterful product and system to create e-learning).

Don't buy it if you don't want to do the work. Grab it and study it if you're really serious about e-learning design that matters.


This Is the Blues with Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
This Is the Blues with Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Priceless, July 7, 2013
Studs Terkel interviews Sonny, Brownie, and Big Bill. The collection Includes some good, off-the-cuff performances. Historically and musically satisfying! Highly recommended for folk-blues fans.


Honky Tonk Heroes
Honky Tonk Heroes
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5.0 out of 5 stars A breakthrough in 1973---still holds up today!, March 25, 2013
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This review is from: Honky Tonk Heroes (Audio CD)
After a while of asking myself what made a five star, I decided it needs to be groundbreaking or the best-of-its-kind. This one makes the former and gets in the discussion for the latter.

Mainstream country music in 1973 was more of the same-old with the best 'country' music being made by non-country musicians. Along with Willie Nelson's Redheaded stranger, Honky Tonk Heroes changed all that. Waylon's voice is pure country. Billy Joe Shavers' songs are real country (Old five and Dimers Like Me), and the arrangements a sparse and powerful.

Still great stuff.


Go the Road
Go the Road
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strong instrumentals and vocals, well-written songs, not pretentious---hard to catagorize, February 19, 2013
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This CD took some time to grow on me and now I really like it. The songwriting and instrumentals and vocals are creative and interesting (read that, no commercial potential in a good way---you have to pay attention to enjoy it!).

If you like acoustic music that's hard to label and and not self-consciously 'creative' or 'cool', then give this a listen.

Thanks to John Cowan for supporting them. I wouldn't have found this otherwise.


Is Self-Esteem Just a Big Con?: (and other personal development winsights...)
Is Self-Esteem Just a Big Con?: (and other personal development winsights...)
Price: $3.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It *is* all in how you look at it---This is true for yourself and the way you live, July 5, 2012
When figuring out a tough problem, my father often started out with this frame of mind: "It's all in how you look at it." This book can help you embrace that truth and learn how to use it to your advantage. You can reali-ize the person you want to be (or, maybe really are and is waiting to emerge) and the life you want to live.

Mr. Cartwright gives ways to get beyond pesky concepts like self-esteem, failure, problems, and others that limit us. The way we relate to ourselves, the frameworks inside our mind (how we define and structure the world--beliefs, values, etc.) and others determines the quality of our lives.

While you may be familiar with the ideas, the approach to them may be a bit different for you. Read with an open mind (most of us a bit resistant to fundamental change, so accept the challenge and hang with it).

STRENGTHS
- Give practical ways to make the changes suggested. This is not just 'about' self-development, it gives ways to help develop
- Not a linear book---look at the table of contents and dive into what interests you.
- Practical on the most fundamental level---self. If you believe you have to change yourself to change the world, then here is a way to start/continue/or expedite the process.
- Lots of good content

WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO MAKE IT A FIVE
- I have a vision problem and the typeset/layout made it a bit hard for me to read. Worth dealing with the problem, though.
- The book is a collection of useful processes and concepts, but didn't seem to hang together as a whole for me. To get the most out of it, the reader is going to have to bring a strong frame of self-development to pull all the great content together.

RECOMMENDED! Give it a read. Put it down and work on a chapter for a while. Then come back to it. While this is a short book, it's not meant as a quick read. Take your time and get the most out of it. You may even want to come back and keep refining some of these life-changing concepts.

DISCLOSURE: The author is a close friend and valued colleague. While I may be a bit prejudiced, I also can attest to his level of knowledge and passion not just about the topic, but about the helping people. Above all, he practices what he preaches and lives this stuff as an honest, authentic, gloriously fallible human being!


Sweet Man
Sweet Man
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5.0 out of 5 stars A hidden gem-pure guitar, April 27, 2012
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I haven't given out a five-star rating in a while (ground-breaking), but Hacksaw Harney deserves one. This is a country blues player's dream. Harney, while a delta native, shows his versatility and great skill on east coast sounding material (Ragtime Blues, Home Skeen Blues) and delta-style material.

See the other review of this album for more info about Harney. He didn't record much and any of his early work appears to be lost.

There is only one vocal (he was a weak vocalist. Roy Bookbinder says he had a speech impediment). This makes it harder to identify with and relate to the person (listen to and compare with Bill Broonzy's work. You'll notice some similarities in style, but Broonzy's star status rings through on his vocals).

If you want to hear some great, old-style country blues guitar work, this deserves a listen. Hats off to Hacksaw, Adelphi records, modern technology (the original recordings had a buzz that made them unlistenable), and whoever cleaned up the tapes and released this.


Stars in My Crown
Stars in My Crown
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice mix of original/comtemporary stuff and traditional music. Good musicianship., April 12, 2012
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This review is from: Stars in My Crown (Audio CD)
Jorma brings some contemporary music (Fur Peace Rag, Living in the Moment, Heart Contemporary), some tributes to the Rev. Gary Davis (There's A Table Sitting In Heaven, Roy Bookbinder's The Preacher Picked the Guitar), few spirituals, and other material to make a diverse-sounding, well-crafted CD.

The guitar work is understated and the vocals are unique to Jorma' style (whuch might turn a person if you haven't heard him before.

To the folks who object to the Christian music---get over yourselves. It's an important part of the tradition that shaped Jorma's style. A lot of the old music was 'secular' music with 'sacred' words.

Probably not a good CD for first timers, but consistent in quality with most of his work.

Three stars because it's doesn't break any new ground (5 star) or rates as a 'best-of-its-kind (4 star).


This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark
This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fitting tribute to a great songwriter, January 19, 2012
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I'm usually disappointed by tribute collections---most sound like they're going through the motions. This gets five stars because it's what a tribute CD should be---singers well-matched to songs doing thoughtful arrangements and interpretations. Guy Clark's songs run the gamut of a lifetime and experience. If you can't identify with them, you get the story, the sentiments, and the characters.


Personal Keys to Self-Help Success: Hard won insights to personal transformation
Personal Keys to Self-Help Success: Hard won insights to personal transformation
by Douglas Cartwright
Edition: Paperback
Price: $20.19
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read the book. . .do the work. . .live life more fully!, April 25, 2011
First, let me admit three things: Doug is my good friend, my coach, and I really have read the book in some detail. Doug gets beyond the obvious stuff like telling you what you need to do: he gives you tools so you know *how* to create a better life for yourself. It's easy to say, "You need to have better attitude," yet something else to show you how to do it. "Personal Keys to Self-Help" gives you the fundamentals to create the internal frameworks for lasting change (attitude, thought/meaning-making processes). Next, you get the means to deal with each day as it happens and to focus your efforts to get what you want. "Personal Keys to Self-Help" presents a realistic (not pie-in-the-sky) approach to personal development. One warning: You will need to do the work. The good news: You'll be in a much better position to the right thing at the right time the right way to make the most of your life AND enjoy it all along the way!


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