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How They Beat The Odds - Every Time

"We bring you joy."
Neville DeAngelou

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Fascinating people boldly transforming their lives before us. Discussion for your group:

What are you most afraid to try?

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You would be on point thinking, 

as much as you have the deepest abiding respect for the courage, character and conviction of an icon who assailed insurmountable odds to place an enduring mark on this universe, that icon is not you.

You are different.

Your journey is different.

Your space is different.

Your time is different.

Your odds will never be the same as anyone else's even if both of you are bent on the same achievement.

_ Neville
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Generosity Is Limitless

My offering to the church whether it is in time or in talent or in treasure is limitless, that there is no end to what we are able to do.

I am so grateful that there is no end to the limitless ways in which we are able to give our generosity to God and through the church, because I see that limitless generosity being offered through so many different ways in which we live our lives.

Our generosity, our limitlessnsess in our hospitality to one another.

That limitless affirmation of God's grace.

I am glad that I believe in a God who is not limited.

I am glad that I believe in a God who doesn't limit God's love to me just to ten percent, but who gives me that lavish love of God one hundred percent, one hundred percent of the time, and demonstrates that generosity to me in so many different ways.

It is that limitless love of God that God calls on us to limitlessly lavish upon God's people and God's creation.



Fetching Water

That is a cool thing shared.


Love - Martin Luther King Jr

Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing there is a field. I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.



Mission Impossible

How They Beat The Odds - Everytime


Let your light shine.


a Strong sense of Belonging


. . . perfectly imperfect . . .


Outcomes are manifestations of preceding behaviors given the particularities of each environment. Duly, successful ascent to the summit of one's choosing requires much more than knowledge, intention and willpower.
Champion odds-beaters are a league of their own.


Welcome to 'how they beat the odds - every time,' Episode 7, curated by your host Neville DeAngelou. We are exploring some of the world's most incredible events, achievements, individuals, schemes, and stories for actionable discoveries to test if we also can beat those odds.



action: the fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim. deed, undertaking, maneuver, endeavor, effort, move, behavior, conduct, activity, exertion, undertaking, act

What for?


Along our remarkable journey of life and learning on Mission Impossible we share what we find. We challenge ourselves (and you) toward the reaches of our highest ideals: to be our best, do our utmost, achieve our finest wherever necessary and practicable, redesigning the contours of possibility, reshaping human capability. Join our posse. Share your finding. We welcome your perspective. EMBRACE !!! (Total ownership of beliefs and behaviors. Learner. Lover. Lifter. Server. Alert to realities or circumstance - the fact or truth of a prevailing environment / system.) We have found those to be pillars of some odds-beater's infrastructure, temperament, and push. What the outsider (onlooker, spectator, admirer, etc.,) often sees is action and outcome. What the beneficiary hears and feels is impact. We entertained a stock question: what is the odd-beater's ultimate purpose - why is he or she so gung-ho pressing through such odds, who wiith, and how? High performance, mediocre performance, low performance, what's the big deal? Come along; we've found something special: what catapults these odds-beaters into the supersphere. How about you? What have you uncovered this time around? Share.


should our creeds be seeded for growth or set for stone
- does our tribe inspire miracles or madness -

an enormously enriched life

Revelation + Mystery. Greatness. Champion. Super force. Phenomenal. Unbeatable. Incredible. Beautiful. Why such hyperbole? Does that not wrenk of better-than, of jibbery-pokery, of jacked-up, of one shove - splutter? Out of balance, out of rhythm, out of focus, it probably does. However, for a people gratified in this full embrace, who are journeying joyously through a world stacked with shuffling odds, ultimately, not an iota of it is anything but outstanding and fantabulous. The woman with the issue of blood (bliblically referenced) was not seeking notoriety or attention or to prove herself holier-than-anyone! Jesus' feeding of thousands (pick the number) with a few loaves of offered bread was not in compettion for the acclaim of most spectacular miracle worker in town. The uniquely complex Rosetta Mission - landing of an orbitter with its probing instruments on the comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko - was not deployed to upstage the extraordinary feats of, say, missions to mars. Any number of these like-willed extraordinary outcomes we find to be more demonstrative of the remarkable brilliance of human commonality designed equiiped for wholeness and mastery than occasions to pursue jaw-dropping wows.

untamed - practice of human potential

Behavior: There is a fascinating dynamic between behavior and belief - a kind of tension - one that is very predictive of outcome. Habits and routines create our patterns of behavior, the choices of which we make within the confines of our circumstance and environment. But what kinds of behaviors ought one to adopt and cultivate? "After all, what is the code and concept of life, of living of humanity, if it is not to find one's calling and to have that calling be greater than one's self, if it is not to pursue that calling and to complete it with joyous self-respect?" Flight Of The Fused Monkeys. What habits and routines should one employ to assure one's preferred behavioral patterns? Should one accept the circumstance one is in or seek to defy it; work within one's environment, leave it, or change it. These are decisions most of us, if not all healthy adults, face. These are decisions our phenomenal odds-beaters frequently make against all odds. (See RMD)

Beliefs: Throughout this season we have wrestled and dealt with beleifs from many different angles, all of which are worth reviewing and updating time and again, for their pivotal importance to everything we do. However, here I'd like to bring to our attention just one important aspect of belief as it relates to our current undertaking. We like to think of our beliefs as fact-based. In fact, broadly speaking, across societies beliefs have more to do with belonging than with truth. We adopt beliefs, adhere to beliefs and accept beliefs to maintain our tribal identify even in the face of knowledge or evidence that certain of those beliefs have no firm foundation. Those beliefs become prevailing realitiy and some folks will even promote or defend them to the death. To undermine those beliefs or that belief system is to undermine their very identiy, it destabalizes the very foundation of who they are. Beliefs are no small matter. It is the glue in a great many bonds. (See RMD)


a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship.

tour de force


Bond: No, no, not James of 007 vintage, and yet still, perhaps so. Here are two quotes that might at first glance seem at odds, nevertheless, enjoy equal simultaneous unquestioned currency in the joyous lives of these oddsbeaters. (1) "The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when." Simon Sinek. (2) "But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls." Khalil Gibran. On these buoyant waters our oddsbeaters stand, walk and run. The soul is light. Awesome. Pure love is flawless. Eternally strong.


Come, let us all be friends for once, 
Let us make life easy on us, 
Let us be lovers and loved ones,
The earth shall be left to no one.

Yunus Emre


Back In Action

reclaiming lost ground for keeps


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- balance - - focus -












Sweet Embrace

2:26 AM - The Gathering


Through the hustle and bustle of life it is easy to be tempted by the alluring offer of a pill that fixes everything. Not only does no such pill exist, were it, what would living mean? Don't we discover meaning in the tussle? Doesn't the ever present rustle alert us that life itself is an ever-recurring topsy turvy swirly of change? Embracing the likes of these, every new day we are awakened to an opportuniy to choose life, to choose joy, to choose happiness, to choose positive or negative, to choose hardship and pain, to choose not the same as we chose yesterday, to embrace the freedom to learn and grow, to rise if we should fall, to climb higher if we are put low, to be human - fully human - authentically so, knowing the very wind that makes one tree strong blows another to the ground. May we be healthily rooted in love and joy and peace and wonder, if we so choose. Indeed, we are intended for each other.


“Go your way. Eat the fat, drink the sweet drink, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Nehemiah 8:10


"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
Albert Einstein


"Joy is the simplest form of gratitude."
Karl Barth


"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world."
Helen Keller


"The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
Christopher McCandless













The Essential You. The Authentic You.

Your character is the fabric of your physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and material strength, stamina, flexibility, sturdiness, resilience; the size, the shape, the texture, the quality of that fabric, are continually determined by you. When you understand this, when you accept this, you will set yourself free.

- Riding Moby Dick



Things fall apart even amongst stars and we are consumed with figuring out what to glue back together and what to let alone, and how. Some of us turn to art and science for measures of meaningful understanding. Some fight those against that doing. Some turn to spirit, some to culture, some to traditions, some to power for their knowledge. Stilll things fall apart. There is a restlessness in the human spirit eager to keep itself in one piece and to turn that oneness into something so big it will never lose its screws or rust or evaporate. We are constantly seeking how to achieve this.

uncover your encode

choose fertile ground

be conditioned for the elements

know why you are here - in the field you are in

"It will profit us all, even when the certainties of our lives are shattered or the bliss of our victories make us giddy, not to forget that the wise one said, 'To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the sun.'" (Riding Moby Dick)




“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou



Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. 
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. 
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us. 

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? 
You are a child of God. 

Your playing small 
Does not serve the world. 
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking 
So that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, 
As children do. 
We were born to make manifest 
The glory of God that is within us. 

It's not just in some of us; 
It's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, 
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. 
As we're liberated from our own fear, 
Our presence automatically liberates others.

- Marianne Williamson



I am that I am - belonged.

'The sweet pleasure of belonging'

kindness goodness love
faithfulness gentleness joy
patience self-control peace

Smile. Live. Love. Laugh. Look. Listen. Learn. Be awesome. You are powerful beyond measure. You are not alone. You can do all things. I am you. You are me. We are one. Keep Sharing.


So, are you an odds-beater?

Not sure? What is your foundation?

Discovery: Odds-beaters have a firm foundation stabilized in a strong sense of belonging - a bond - a connection to who they are, a connection to what they are about, an awareness of the certainty of uncertainty, a tenacity to doing what it takes, a resolve to getting it done. These can turn unfavorable odds into trading chips. They are phenomenal. They love their work. At times it is a symphony. At times it is a dance. At times it is a pain in the ass. At times it is a joy. These embrace it all.

Action Plan: Be connected to who and what you are. Build and be an effective leader of your external team - those with whom and for whom you belong - acquire the necessary skills. (LISTEN. STAND FIRM. BUFFER EXTRANEOUS NOISES. KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. EMBRACE THE PROCESS.) Avoid being stuck in patterns of the past - even though they may have served you well then. The present is an entirely different world. You have more tools and access at your finger tips than Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, and your grandma and grandpa ever had. Way more. Jump for joy. Use your toolkit, being sure to take into account the long view. Reality will keep surprising us. (How about you?) What leadership skills do you find valuable for your external team?

We are accompanied.
Balance - Focus - Rhythm


Dare to lead. Check this out - Be the best that you can be!

The Hunks I Dreamed by Neville DeAngelou

Every new era is marked by a challenge that reveals the true nature of its character, its soul, its heart, our very being; a challenge so pervasive, so corrosive, so corrupting, it indulges our need for respite; a challenge that demands a new breed - A Breed Beyond The Hero.







Something To Consider

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You are

strong - brave - capable - valued - gifted - possessed of joy, hope, peace and love - treasured - entrusted - loved - courageous


May our light shine on sprinkled seeds along The Journey.

"Live Your Life - Live it well. You are worth it."


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