Lessons in Perseverance from a Precocious River


Sparked by an I AM Mindful Meditation, I’ve recently added to our repertoire…
I AM the River ~ A guided meditation for Xtraordinarily Changing the World from Within ~ this quote comes. This gem will be available in our book The Mad Hero’s Handbook for Life, launching Sept 2016 and with our online program The 30-day XG Adventure. But until that time comes, felt compelled to share this Musing from The Booth with you.

All that is around us is within us, the capacities of creation
are ours to tap and use for our divine designs.

Water shifts, stills, carves, churns, chides in rumbling-murmur boulders in her wake, but is ever undaunted by the mission born of necessity and instinct.

There is nothing this liquid power cannot endure or overcome.

Overtime her mark is made, sometimes by roaring and thrashing, but more oft by gentle yet tenacious acts, slow, sure, determined, undeterred.

Take heed my fellow Xtraordinary Game-Changers, wisdom whispers as we watch, bubbling brook, steady stream and listless lake, to torrent river rush and finally the vastness of the sea.

  • Take each day in stride, clear of the path that calls, unrelenting in your desires expressed in action

  • Moment by moment, ride the waves of time, knowing that the impact that appears before you in the now is merely a glimpse of what can be when you create and carve and deliver your visions over days, weeks, years.

  • Understand that as you look back over your life, that it will become abundantly obvious, that it was your commitment over, under, through all the adversity faced, that made all the difference.

To your life of legacy, however unintentional but achieved none-the-less because you began, persevered and flowed with, even thrived because of, all life’s test.

Your reward is a canyon of achievements etched
with the love you expressed and offered to the world.

Up up up, in, over, through my #XtraordinaryGameChanging friends,



About jennifermaki

Jennifer Maki is Writer, Seeker, Speaker, Pilgrim, Ingenuity Junkie, Mentor and Motivator for wildly free ones, poised influential Type A to Type C ones, innately wise wee-ones, and all the cape-donning wannabes in between. She has a background in Communications, Marketing, Inner Leadership Development and Team Dynamics for more than 15 years, spanning the British West Indies, Europe, US and Canada. "From corporate, and agency, to non-profit, I've been amazed to have had opportunity to build powerful campaigns for rockin' the socks off ideas via creative flair, practical planning and old-fashioned roll-yer-sleeves-up perseverance with teams and inventors brilliant beyond compare. But what really fuels me? My life-long study of the tenacity and depth of the human spirit; people put to the real tests who come out swinging and inspiring despite the odds; the ordinary heroes who reveal the potential for extraordinary within us all." The Result: Writings, workshops, coaching, retreats, community-building events and keynotes, delivered through her biz and passion, Project YES! Life, designed to empower people, companies and communities to question, listen, think and deliver their YES! "But most amazingly, I get to be a mom and a LifeSchooling one at that. And my two brilliant boys and I are thrilled to have recently launched our vision and movement to ignite and fuel heroism in the world via The Phone Booth Project. Check us out and gain your rightful place within the League of Xtraordinary Game-Changers at www.jennifermaki.com."
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