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Beyond The Hero
Neville DeAngelou

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Neville DeAngelou

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Like any good mother, her desire was to have her child grow bright and bold, and to be full of good humor and wit, and to be generous and courageous and kind.

For, being such, how could anyone not have the most beautiful story?

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 complete it with joyous self-respect?

_ Neville


Imperfectly Perfect

The Long Game

Aerospace scientist, teacher and philanthropist, Dr Abdul Kalam, proved to us that a remarkable dream is not the one we see while sleeping, rather it is the one that will not let us sleep. He also said, "If you want to leave your footprint in the sands of time, do not drag your feet." In other words, let heaven and earth experience the full stamp of your presence.

Our understanding of balance, surplus, deficit and debt, as revealed in the process of being authentic and in our pursuit of just cause and through our moment-by-moment living out of dreams designed to fullfil purpose and divest passion, has proven to be a bright awakening!

"Let there be light."


The overwhelming provisioning capacity of nature and the creative capability of creation, as partly demonstrated through our previous episode - Surplus - is awesome! It re-inforces our sense of the incredible generosity of nature and the amazing power of decision. However, when we began exploring the current episode - deficit - we were immediately struck by a confounding dilemma: how can there be deficit in a world of revolving surplus? Is this a false narrative? How can there be shortages in a satisyfing barn of plenty? What are we missing?

The Long Game!

Life did not begin when any one of us present physically entered this universe and will not end when any one of us present expires from it. We are all part of a continuing story, participants of a long game, individuals oftimes wandering or lost in a maze of short games where decisions fear no boundary and hubris reigns aplenty. Therein lies the nature of a knotty dilemma.

Welcome to our third episode of Getting It Done - deficit - curated by Neville DeAngelou, overheard saying, "Yes, Mr Gloom, I assure you we are both looking through the same window. You see shortage. I see room for growth. It's weird, I know. But delightful."


We see through a glass - darkly.


Actionable discoveries continuously shared - smartly - particularly those that uplift, inspire, promote harmony, expand opportunities, exemplify beauty, and reveal wonder, in other words, those proven to strengthen our emboldened exercise of genuine love through all of love's fertile dimensions, supplying those of us who are blessed and inspired to take action with necessary skillsets to be awesome in our real world. Namaste. Share.

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Dreamers Hill

How often do you or when last have you stepped into the UNFAMILIAR to uncover, discover and recover, or to examine and heighten your natural senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste, touch), or to develop and enhance your super-human faculties (perception, will, reason, imagination, memory, intuition)?


BREATHE. Health-giving activities are available FREE on RyoSports.com (fitness for your total being). Enjoy. Take some time to recognize who you are, what you are, where you are.

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How Do you Do It?

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SCENARIO: Caller ID indicated War Room. Jack grabbed the phone up to his ear. "Jack?" Yes, he responded. "Fred Boyles!" A steely chill gripped Jack's chest. "Is there anything you are doing you cannot pause immediately to meet me?" I can meet you now, sir. "Go to Ms Jones' office. She will escort you to me." Yes, sir! "Our meeting is confidential." Yes, sir! The weirdest combination of thoughts criss-crossed Jack's mind and he stumbled twice during the five minutes it took through three secured entrances to reach the War Room. Why would the CEO, five levels above his grade, want him in the War Room? There was neither whisper nor rumor of the CEO being in town.

Jack is one of four production managers. His team: 15 engineers and 7 robots. Budget: $1.2M. YOY Production Increase Target: 11%. This is the first week of 4Q. $400K is left in Jack's budget. He implemented 3 "bold-move" innovations and is on target to better YE Production Target by 1%, but his recall rate increased to 0.003. One team member is on maternity leave, one just back from surgery, and two are scheduled for vacation in 4Q. His Next-Year Budget submission requests $1.7M for a projected YOY Production Increase of 15% and a recall rate of 0.001 conditioned on a staff increase of two engineers and two robots. He titled his annual Company Wide Transformational Initiative submission How To Boost Moral & Productivity In The Era of Robots.

"Have a seat." Jack recognized three of the five executives present. Neither his boss nor his boss's boss were there. Max, the CFO, placed a charted tablet in front of Jack. "I have all your numbers and submissions," the CEO declared, "and five minutes to make a tactical decision. Highlight in red five engineers your team will operate without if I decide to reduce your staff today." Jack's finger-shake was visible under the fierce light. Jack red-lined five names and paid attention to every word spoken. "Highlight in blue," the CEO continued, "two members of your team fully competent to deliver the team's targets should I decide to move you to another role today." Mark tried in vain to contain his shaking. He highlighted two names accordingly. "Good. I've decided to freeze your budget at spend and offer you up to 4PM tomorrow to submit to Joanna a new 4Q plan satisfying a production increase of at least 15% with a recall rate no greater than 0.001 and with clear indicators of accountability throughout the quarter. If your plan is approved you will be required to meet weekly with our new Galactic Achievement Counsel led by Joanna. This is a highly confidential strategic move by the company. Every word uttered in this room is confidential and we need your team to perform par excellence. If your plan is not approved we have what we need for our next move. Jack, is this an action you can deliver on time and an event you can lead to success?"

What would you do?


During this series we are getting things done in fresh new ways with fresh new applications using solid working principles and employing exciting innovations.

Each episode includes real life scenarios underscoring our central theme, alongside informed insights, actions and recommendations from exceptional creators, influencers and producers.

In a remarkably innovative way you've not experienced before, each episode will transform one of the seven deadly sins into a fresh new lens and a BS Meter that will further enhance our abilites to get things done superbly well.






Today's pivot QUESTION: what tactical or strategic decision do you need to make in order to accomplish what you now need to get done?

- What is your decision realizing you now have ALL the information necessary?



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What Is In Your Personal Toolkit?

A nice array of lenses is a good tool set to have in one's personal toolkit - lenses that enhance abilities to see teeny-weeny things as well as galactagatious things, lenses that create opportunities to observe through white light and black light and every other color of hide-and-seek light. That is a handy set to have and own. Lenses. See if you've got any in your toolkit - perhaps left there by ancestry, perhaps gifted by favor of experience, perhaps promised through the generosity of new neighbors, neighbors like the kind not yet known or heard or readily noticed before this new discovery. A nice array of lenses. See if you've got a nice set. If you do, you might also need a new set of 'references' to go along with it in order to gain useful insight from what is being observed, or to appreciate due resonance, or to experience a certain annointing (requisite flexibility available from its unction), or to uncover sparkling gems (new wealth that's been there all along). So awesome! What if you got it and don't know you got it? That happens a lot. We might need help. See if there is a help-sign in the toolkit. One might need a flashlight. They are available. Openmindedness, they are sometimes called. You might be dazzled, but don't be bamboozled. And don't abandon the toolkit. Why would anyone do that? Unless, of course, we are not seeing it yet. Or might it be, for our chronic doubting, we are stuck waiting for angels to dust it off for us and for such angels to jump into it and sing hymns to us? Oh-dear! We have slipped an extraordinary set of organic SDS lenses into your toolkit for you to use as best suited to your dreams and needs.


To further enhance your toolklt, to be more proficient with your toolset, or to create tools uniquely suitable to your tasks and needs, you are welcome to consult freely with our regularly updated PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT and associated playlists - styled for your convenience. Click. Take. Peruse. Use freely.


This episode's fresh new lens is envy: def - "a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else's possessions, qualities, or luck." (Which of LIFE'S virtues would you consider a counterpoint to envy? 100 points. To compare your answer see Flight Of The Fused Monkeys - Listen to it - Read It.)

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a Fresh New Lens:

E-N-V-Y : a lack of gratitude and humility OR an urgency to be better and do better?


Happiness is a state of mind




"An infinity of forests lies dormant in the dream of an accorn."

_ The Tea Lover




Re-assess your 'shared' values.

Are they a true 'value' set or a traditional 'vanity' set?

Are they profitable values: do they divide or differentiate?

You will be better and do better when you know better!



Persistence. Tenacity. Perseverance. Determination. Resolve. That obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. Oh, boy! We highly recommend persistence. It takes practice.

One of my sisters (I have a few) - long time no see, this one still living in London - was visiting with me for her vacation during these past two weeks. And, as you know, people notice things. This one having not seen me for soooo long, she noticed things. And there is very little breath between noticing and revealing - M-hm! - and said to me, "Every time you cross my mind or someone mentions your name or I read about you here on out I'll think, 'oh-boy!' And laugh like you do."

Apparently, I say, "Oh-boy," a lot, then laugh rather than speak out what is running through my mind. Oh, boy. For sure, I do laugh a lot. Our world is a funny world. Isn't it? No?

But seriously. Persistence. Tenacity. Resolve. You too, I'm sure, have been encouraged to keep pressing on. I am encouraging you to do so too. And to keep you on the pressing-on, you probably have been given a certain compelling reason: a what-if! That what-if you stopped when one step more, there is your pot of gold! Oh-boy! A what-if you give-up when just one day more you would have made it! Oh-boy! That makes sense, doesn't it? It does! It surely does! And quite compelling. But it is also a trapdoor for fools! Oh-boy! You might have persisted to the end of thy kingdom come in pursuit of "it" and "it" was never ever there along that path! Ohhhhh-boy! You'll be soooo mad! And who will you be mad at? Don't look at me! Or you might well be in the right place at the wrong time. Ooops! Pesistence is a necessity, in my way of thinking. Tenacity is a god-sent-strength, is my experience. Perseverance is superpowerful. But NOT SO when uncoupled from INSIGHT, from WISDOM, from - well - you will be far the better off knowing your smart coupling! Or else, oh boy! And why would anyone hang well-informed stupidity on God or blame bad-thinking on bad luck? There are some marvelous things when standing alone they fall short, yet hand-in-glove - oooh-we - surplus! Superb. Is your persistence superbly coupled? Yes? Then don't put a period where God got a comma! (Just a laughing-boy's limited insight. Awesome!)




The clock chimes. Then minutes tick away. The clock chimes again. Then minutes tick away. The clock chimes again. Then minutes tick away. The clock chimes again. Then minutes tick away. The clock chimes again. Then minutes tick away. The clock chimes again. Then minutes tick away. The clock chimes again. Then minutes tick away. The clock chimes.


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"Know what you own. Understand what you claim. Believe you can achieve what you conceive then call it by its name. Mine! The extent to which you have this clarity of mind, this purity of understanding, this strength of belief, you have the fire, the fuel, the impetus, the passion, the determination, the willpower you require to pursue and retrieve your truest desire. But do not claim what does not belong to you. It will not keep you . . . it will suffer you but for only so long."

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You are valued. You are important. What you experience is important. Your intention matters. You are a whole being. You are a true wonder. You diminish yourself whenever you pit valued elements of who you are against vital elements of who you are: your intuitive self against your intellectual self, your rational self against your emotional self, your gut against your heart against your head. Don't be put at war against yourself: you are a masterpiece. An intricate being. Human!

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Life: it is a dance. It gets better with practice; its music is in your heart and in your soul and in your blood and in your bones. Life; it is a dance. It gets better with practice. You have a partner – your spirit. You can have a party if you like, but choose smartly who you invite, for life – your life – is a dance. It gets better with practice, unless you stop the music or so crowd your dance floor there is no space to move or be moved within it. Explore. Yes, life; it is a dance. It gets better with practice until the dance becomes the dancer and the dancer becomes the dance and life and all of existence becomes a singular flow. Yes, life; it is a dance. It gets better with practice. Dance.


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BS Meter: Pride

What number is your BS meter showiing today? Is it positive or negative? is it in the judgmental range or the gratitude range? Is it indicating need for a boost or a suppressant? Are you gaining proficiency using your BS Meter? You are probably discovering, like we have, that a lot depends upon the narrative we allow ourselves to live with and our willingness to take responsibility for our reigning narratives. Narratives are super important; these can increase our deficit or totally erase it. LOOK. LISTEN. CHERISH.



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.


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let your light shine


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.

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"I practice a lot."


I Dreamed You series by Neville DeAngelou


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The Great Teller shares An Epic Truth

Across the nation and around the world there is a long rumble.

It is a rumble so loud it strikes ready ears as a distant clap of a fierce thunder. It is a rumble so low, it rides beneath the noise of a thousand human fears; it can no longer be heard. Fear of flight, fear of heights, fear of sand, fear of snow, fear of monsters in the closet, fear of bugs in the pillow, fear of cats, fear of bats, fear of strangers at the door, fear of being lost, fear of being laughed at, fear of being stuck in the toilet bowl, fear of whites, fear of blacks, fear of browns, blues and yellows, fear of nakedness, fear of the unknown, fear of being hurt.


2:26 AM - The Gathering

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.

May our light shine on sprinkled seeds along The Journey.

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

Listen. Learn. Lead.


Standard problem-solving steps repeated: 1) Understand the problem. 2) Devise a workable plan to solve the problem. 3) Test your plan where applicable. 4) Implement the plan. 5) Interpret the results. 6) Use that feedback.

Something to Consider: How do you ensure you are in the right time at the right place? How are you assured you have not settled for a facade or a replica when the wealth of your dream is just above you or just beneath you or just beside you, or perhaps within you? Does it even matter? - (A Place Called Ah.)

We are accompanied.
Balance - Focus - Rhythm


When life doesn't care about your plans! Check this out - What would you do?


Don't Scream by Neville DeAngelou


Who killed Father Francis? (A new DETECTIVE sereis featuring The Dean). Vivacious revelations of love, legacy and forgiveness. Against a rich tapestry of modern life we are treated to a searing, powerfully sensuous and unforgettable thrill. Outcomes are rarely as expected. Turning points are eminently enlightening. Your discoveries willl light you up. (All formats) (All Major Platforms).




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