Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Went to the movie “Invictus” tonight starring Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon and Directed by Clint Eastwood.

Not much of a rugby fan but went for the wisdom of Nelson Mandela, the first ever black South African President. He inspired a losing national rugby team to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup, which in turn united the whole country for one common goal in an apartheid torn country.

This poem “Invictus” inspired Nelson Mandela while he was imprisoned. The same poem inspired the captain of the Rugby Team.

Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the Pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll.

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.

I wish you the same inspiration I received from it and I also wish you a Merry Christmas and the Happiest New Year…. FRED


Connect 2 Communication by Fred Shadian

Connect 2 Communicate

“Network Your Way to Personal & Professional Success”

Saturday February 6th and Sunday February 7th, 2010

Vancouver, BC Canada

Message from Fred Shadian:

After years of research and doing hundreds of workshops and interviews, I made a commitment to write my book called “Connect 2 Communicate” – Network Your Way to Personal & Professional Success – which is scheduled to be published  in February 2010.


During the last year many people have approached me to coach them with business, sports, health and wealth aspects of their lives.

I wanted to be sure, I mean 100% sure, that I created the best of the best training program that I could offer. If you have ever attended any of my workshops then you know that I put my heart and soul into the material and deliver what I promise and I am offering a 100% Real Money Back Guarantee.*

Here are some of the key areas that we will focus on:

Creating a compelling Purpose, Vision & Mission

Activating the Burning Desire within your heart

A Systematic approach to taking massive action

Learning Strategies you can apply to any skill

The 5-C’s Communication Model

A Conflict Resolution Communication Model

Vibrational Body Alignment or speaking while using your whole body

Networking principles to open doors upon your path

Vibrational Oneness principles for every aspect of your life


Date: Saturday February 6th and Sunday February 7th, 2010

Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Contact: Fred Shadian at 604-725-8897 or fredshadian@me.com

www.onenessretreatcenter.com & www.fredshadian.com

(please only apply if you have a warrior spirit. This workshop is not for the faint of heart).

Investment: $987.00 for the two day workshop, followed by 3 tele-seminar mastermind events, and 3 thirty minute one-on-one coaching sessions via telephone (once a week for three weeks).

Bonus Gifts worth over $1000.00

*100% Real Money Back Guarantee*

What does this mean to you?  If, by the end of the workshop, you are not 100% satisfied that you got your money’s worth then simply return your material and you will receive a full refund; no questions asked.  Actually, forget about satisfied, I want you to be 100% Inspired and  Empowered!

“Our Mission and Vision is to make this event available to everyone who is sincere about empowering their lives and the lives of others.”  (Anyone with genuine financial concerns please voice them).



“The Nido Effect” by Fred shadian

“The Nido Effect”

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending an exclusive symposium with the godfather of public speaking, Dr. Nido Qubein.  It was held at High Point University in North Carolina where, for the past five years, he has held the position of president.

There is no experience quite like the live experience.  I was in total awe as I walked through the hallways of HPU and observed the phenomena that Dr Nido Qubein and his staff have created. I have decided to call this “wow” experience “The Nido Effect.”

I must have said “Wow” more times in those two days than I have all year……Wow, this university looks amazing!  Wow, the staff are incredibly helpful and friendly! Wow, the students love this university!  Wow, Nido Qubein is a living genius!

HPU was founded in 1924.  Students come from 44 states and 55 countries.

Nido Qubein became president of HPU on January 2005.  At that time enrollment of new students was 412 and was on the decline.  In 2006 enrollment increased to 534 students.  In 2007 enrollment was 749.  In 2008 it went up to 883. In 2009 it was 1030 and enrollment for 2010 is expected to be around 1150-1200.

They have constructed 13 new buildings using the model of the “real world” environment similar to what students will move on to after leaving the university.  They’ve created a TV station, a radio station, a stock exchange, a boardroom, and a robotics dept.

The Wow effect is in everything they do and create.

They offer free snacks on the way to class to model “giving and abundance.”

They offer free personalized christmas postcards to model “connection of family and friends.”

They have a free ice cream truck on campus to model “Joy.”

They offer free rentals of GPS and Amazon Kindle Reader.

They offer a free high-tech laundry service that will text your phone once your laundry is done.

They have a free arcade, a free movie theater, and free wireless throughout the campus.

The belief is that by offering things for free to the students this will help to alleviate financial worries and allow them to focus on higher education in a vibrant learning environment.

“People will always rise to the level of expectation of their environment and what is expected of their performance.” Nido Qubein

“Most people tend to shrink their dreams to match their incomes.” Nido Qubein

“If You’re Not Earning All You Want, Change the Way You’re Doing

Business.” Nido Qubein

For more about Nido Qubein check out www.Nidoqubein.com or www.highpoint.edu

Fred Shadian

Nido R. Qubein School of Communication

The Godfather of public speaking Nido Qubein by Fred Shadian

I will be spending the next two days at an exclusive symposium with the godfather of public speaking Nido Qubein.  It is being held at High Point University, of which he happens to be the current president.

This is one of many high profile positions he is involved with.  For more, check www. Nidoqubein.com


While there, I’ll be tweeting about what I am learning and the wisdom of Nido Qubein.

Here are a few gems:

“Most people tend to shrink their dreams to match their incomes” – Nido Qubein

“If You’re Not Earning All You Want, Change the Way You’re Doing

Business” – Nido Qubein

Nice quotes….. How exactly do you do that?

Stay tuned for the update 🙂

FRED