Plain Ordinary Dragon was originally born as a concept back in 2006, while I was going through the Dale Carnegie class “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. During one of the exercises, I came to realize just how amazing each and every person in the class was, if, I took the time to really get to know & understand them. Not just the folks who have accomplished impressive feats, built businesses, hiked the Appalachian Trail, or participated in historic events, but the single mom who has overcome a deck of life stacked against her to successfully stand on her own terms or the woman who lost her family in 9/11 or, You.
While this may not be a radical idea, it was an enlightening one for me. To understand, everyone who we meet or pass by, has an amazing story – or truth – we can learn from, or can enrich our lives, is inspirational & empowering. Once we understand how special each one of us is, we begin to understand how amazing we ourselves truly are. We begin to understand the power we hold. We begin to be able to access it & use it to improve our lives & the lives of those we come into contact with each day.
No matter how plain, no matter how ordinary, we are Dragons. And dragons are beautiful. Dragons are powerful. These mystical creatures, we are, have talents & gifts we have yet to fully comprehend, let alone master.
I’m just a plain ordinary dragon, but I’m strong & powerful beyond measure.
You may be just a plain ordinary dragon, but you are beautiful & worthy in your own way.
We may be plain ordinary dragons but we are amazing creatures.
Our purpose at POD is to help you to discover, uncover & understand how amazing and special you really are, then apply it to your life with gratitude and work ever toward mastery of yourself so you can choose to create the life you envision. The life you are meant to live.
You are unique. You are the only one of you. No one else can be you. No one else can do the things you do, & that’s intrinsically valuable.
We need you. We need your voice. It’s the only one able to share your truth with a world desperate to hear it.
Dragons, we welcome you!
Plain Ordinary Pausing
Today we pause the PODcast. Thank you to all who have supported it.
Plain Ordinary Hindsight is 2020
Let's reminisce about this past year and look forward to the next.
Plain Ordinary Conversations with David Hope
Today we talk with Irish songsmith David Hope. We talk about his journey, some politics, music, children's hospitals, writing therapy, and so much more. Find out more about him on the show and check out more at the links below.
David’s Website (everything David Hope): http://davidhope.ie (David Hope Website )
David's Christmas song https://itun.es/i6hC9BN (Christmas Day)
https://www.facebook.com/davidhopeofficial (David on Facebook)
https://davidhope.bandcamp.com/merch (David Hope on Bandcamp)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PDO1SH6CVk (Someone Else’s Mind Video) Official Version
https://youtu.be/DBdut0VfgJM (Blind Leading the Blind Video)
Things we mentioned in the show
https://www.facebook.com/kidsclassicsmusic (Kids Classics) - Organization bringing music to kids and elderly
https://www.amazon.com/Utopia-Realists-How-Can-There/dp/1408890267/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8andqid=andsr= (Utopia for Realists) by Rutger Bregman
Mick Flannery —> https://www.mickflannery.com (https://www.mickflannery.com)
Plain Ordinary Perspective
Today I talk a little bit about perspectives and action
Plain Ordinary Conversations - Emma Isaacs
Oh My Goodness! Do I have a conversation for you today! We get to talk with the ever inspiring Emma Isaacs. Take a listen, and don't forget to visit the links below!
Emma's Website: https://www.emmaisaacs.co.uk/ (https://www.emmaisaacs.co.uk/)
Listen to her podcast here --> https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/creative-ways-podcast/id1501003193 (Creative Ways Podcast)
See her on Instagram:
Here --> https://www.instagram.com/emmaisaacsdesign/?hl=en (Emma Isaacs Design)
Or Here --> https://www.instagram.com/creativewayspodcast/ (Creative Ways Podcast)
And if you want to check out the book we talked about, you can do it here (not an affiliate link) --> https://www.franklincovey.com/7-habits-book/ (7 Habits of Highly Effective People)
Plain Ordinary Frustration
Today we talk about overcoming our attitude about any situation.
Love the Message and the Concept!
I can’t get enough of Elliot’s interviews and appreciation for the dragons in our midst. Thank you, Elliot, for reminding us that every single person has a story to tell, a lesson to share, and advice to share!
Now is the perfect time to listen to Plain Ordinary Dragons - to keep our eyes open to all of the richness in each of our experiences, and to hear the lessons learned by people who may have lived lives different than our own!
Like hanging out with a good friend.
I love this podcast. Elliot is like hanging out with a wise abs insightful friend who helps you gain perspective on what’s really going on in life. It’s an easy and enjoyable listen and I highly recommend this podcast. Thank you, Elliot for reminding all of that we are no plain ordinary dragons!
Elliot interviews the backbone of our society and culture...the plain ordinary people (Dragons!) that instill our culture with creativity and intelligence...they may not be “famous” on the level of superstars, but in their communities they are consequential and necessary, and they deserve to have this forum to be acknowledged.