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Monday, December 31, 2018

Dear Hannah: Daddy's Home (The Podcast Series)


 
Dear Hannah,

I have written and sold two magazine articles.

One was about how I financed my college education.

That was published in 1994.

The other was about coming home to take care of our newborn daughter (Hannah), and to become "me" on a full-time basis.

I learned the same lesson twice with these experiences.

You must tell your own story.

When you sell stories, the purchaser turns your story into the one they want to tell ... the one that they think will sell.

In their version, you may become a much tamer, controllable, sanitized version of yourself.

Your voice may morph into their voice.

So why put yourself through this?

Well, one part of my story they did not edit was my byline ...

"Derrick Brown's (derrick.s.brown@att.net) "standup storytelling" about love, change, equality, power, (self-)control, and purpose can be found at http://reachthenteach.com ."

This will allow anyone who wants "the rest of the story" to connect with us to learn it.

That opportunity is valuable, and may be worth the pain of being edited beyond recognition.

Because it is still "my" story.

Let me tell it now.



Love,

Daddy


Derrick Brown & Knowledgebase Present ...
"Daddy's Home"

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1.       
I have written and sold two magazine articles.

One was about how I financed my college education.

That was published in 1994.

The other was about coming home to take care of our newborn daughter (Hannah), and to become "me" on a full-time basis.

I learned the same lesson twice with these experiences.

You must tell your own story ...
2.       
I needed to change my approach to handling myself and others - and its hidden impact on my career and interpersonal interactions.

My period of self-reflection concluded that my ...
3.       
I believed in the plan I had crafted, but knew that its success depended on time and finance.

I had to literally buy enough time to reach the goals via ...

"The Wedding Planner"
"Peacemaker"
"Selling Lesson Plans?"
"Music To My Ears"
"Without A Song"
"Lights, Camera, Action"
4.       
I believed in the plan I had crafted, but knew that its success depended on time and finance.

I had to literally buy enough time to reach the goals via "Working From Home".
5.       

I film and write about hope, healing, and change.

The cameras I use (Flip cameras) and the best 3 pieces I have written ("Johney", "U Can't See Me", and "Stand Your Ground") each have stories worth sharing.
6.       
Some of my best ideas (including songs like "Daddy's Gon' Get The Milk") have come to me while taking you for walks.
7.       

Freedom ain't free.

Financing my projects required buying lots of time.

That meant Daddy had to leave home to hustle while Mommy was at home during the Summer.

This helped us learn how to craft our exit plan before we entered.
8.       

Sometimes the cause masks the agenda.

Sometimes our agendas mask our issues.

Count all the costs of victory.

Conquer conceit, then conquer defeat.
9.       

Everything must change - and STAY changED.

Change begins with me and the renewing of my mind.

It then continues through efforts to effect small-group discipleship (equipping others to equip others).
10.    

I am Keisha's husband.

I am your father.

My name means "leader of his people".

I am a "standup storyteller".

I fuse rap, spoken word (poetry), oration (traditional public speaking), singing, and teaching into messages of hope, healing, and change that I write, direct, and produce to help people who help people.


About Derrick Brown (Standup Storyteller)


I am Keisha's husband, and Hannah's father.

I am a “standup storyteller.”

I fuse rap, spoken word (poetry), oration (traditional public speaking), singing, and teaching into messages of hope, healing, and change that I write, direct, and produce to help people who help people.

Everything must change - and stay changED.

Tradition begins and ends with change.

Change begins with me and the renewing of my mind ... then continues through efforts to effect small-group discipleship (equipping others to equip others) with audiences that respect and embrace mentoring, mediation, and problem solving as tools of change.

I am the product of my mentoring relationships, peacemaking (and peacekeeping), and problem-solving ability.

My education began when I finished school.

After school, I enrolled in a lifelong curriculum that includes classes in ministry, entrepreneurship, stewardship, literacy, numeracy, language, self-identity, self-expression, and analysis / synthesis.

My projects execute a ministry that has evolved from wisdom earned through lessons learned.

I want to share this wisdom to build teams of "triple threat" fellows - mentors, mediators, and problem solvers.

We will collaborate in simple, powerful ways that allow us to help people who help people.

I now know that power is work done efficiently (with wise and skillful use of resources, interests, communication, and expertise).


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