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Stay Connected and Inspired. Community Manager, Michael Pereira
Episode 18522nd August 2022 • Your Positive Imprint • Catherine Praiswater
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Inspiration Monday!! Social media community manager Michael Pereira explains if we choose to learn lessons, then that is how we uplift and shift our lives and the lives of people around us. Transformation is bigger than change. Stay connected and inspired!


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Catherine:

The universe can dream a bigger dream for you than you can dream for yourself.

Catherine:

That is what your positive imprint is all about.

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It's a variety show filled with life stories, challenges, and inspiration with a goal to inspire you, to identify and act upon your own positive imprints.

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What's your P.I.?

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Music by Chris Nole.

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ChrisNole.com.

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You can check out his music from his website as well as Spotify.

Catherine:

Hello, I'm Catherine host of the show.

Catherine:

Well, my guest Michael Pereira, has been on my show episodes 68 and 108 will.

Catherine:

Now he is coming on board to work as your positive imprint's community manager for the next three months.

Catherine:

I am so excited.

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So surprise!

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Today's episode is quotes from the ever inspiring Michael Pereira.

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What a great way to get to know your positive imprint's community manager.

Catherine:

Thanks for listening.

Catherine:

Your positive imprint.

Catherine:

What's your PI.

Michael Pereira:

The universe can dream a bigger dream for you than you can even dream for yourself.

Catherine:

I love this quote.

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These are words from Michael Pereira, Broadway performer.

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Michael saw a need to bring Broadway to Paris.

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But something unexpected occurred.

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A pandemic.

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The citizens of our world faced COVID.

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Businesses are forced to close, including Broadway in Paris.

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Dreams can go in different directions.

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We're not just Americans and French and, and Brazilians.

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We are citizens of the world.

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we must come together in, in heart, in, in intention and integrity and morals and help change this world because it is our job to do it.

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It's our job to do it and to take responsibility for it.

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And it's important to keep going and keep reading and keep informing yourself and find

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new ways of thinking of things, because if you do find yourself stuck, angry, um, resentful, depressed.

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there is always a way out.

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There's always a way out.

Catherine:

high integrity pays off

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Doing what is right.

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Not, what's always easy, but what's right.

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And I, I saw that from afar and I saw that high integrity always paid off and working hard, always paid off and supporting others, especially your loved ones and your family always paid off.

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Even if it wasn't.

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But it, it did pay off.

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It is my deep, deep belief that the universe wants you to live your very best life.

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It wants you to be the, the biggest grandest fullest version of yourself.

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I never got panicky before, but I do feel a little panicky at times,

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Because of this pandemic and because of the, the forced kind of, insulation that we all had to go through I took it as a moment to deep dive more into myself and into, , what is going on with me and with the world.

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And I believe that this was, , necessary to go inward and see what really matters and what we really want in our life, in our lifetime here.

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I do think of our time here on this planet as a school.

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If we choose to learn these lessons, then that is how we uplift and shift our lives and the lives of people around us.

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past is done.

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It only exists in our mind.

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It's completely done with.

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The past does move us forward

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These life experiences that are bringing us to a different level in life.

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The day that our lockdown became official in France, I was supposed to teach, uh, uh, 5:30 that afternoon.

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I thought to myself, well, I'm just going to go teach anyway.

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And I, you know, went on to Facebook live

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. And to my great surprise, some odd 70 people showed up and I was like, Oh, that's cool.

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And then I just kept doing it, uh, again and again, the next day and the next day and the next day.

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And at the end of it all, I gave 80 free classes and between 800 and a thousand people would come and go during the, those 50 minutes.

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But I'm here to tell you that it gave me hope to do this, and it gave me a purpose.

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And I'm incredibly grateful for it.

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This is one of the great gifts of this pandemic.

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I, I always tried to look at what the gifts are from, from situations that aren't particularly pleasant.

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And I believe that this pandemic has shown us that we are all the same, whether you are rich or poor black or white gay or straight,

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we all have the same feelings.

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We all have the same emotions.

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And.

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And this, this situation has hopefully taught us that and has helped us grow in our empathy and compassion for others because it has been a global, situation.

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I wanted to create a a sub platform where we could keep each other inspired and motivated because when people are isolated, when we have been alone or

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kind of

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wane And I thought it was so important to be able to keep people

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connected and inspired.

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Principles.

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You can either choose to play them,

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Shallow, or you can play them deep.

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And I believe the deeper that you take them the more power they, they have in your life.

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It's not my quote, I don't know whose it is, but you know what you focus on expands and as you focus on the good in your life,

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well,

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then more good will

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come.

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I'm not a guy that normally says, I don't know,

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And I use the word transformation because it needs, it's a bigger word.

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It's a more powerful word than change because when you change, you can change back.

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But when you transform, it's done,

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you're,

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you're different.

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When a Caterpillar becomes a butterfly fly, it can't go back.

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So I do believe that there is some transformation happening.

Catherine:

You Rose to this challenge and it's much appreciated.

Michael Pereira:

My hope is that we really come together more so than ever in this time and that we don't forget our neighbors.

Michael Pereira:

Every single listener out there has the power to make a change, to choose something better, to help a friend, to not judge; to accept the differences.

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Listen, I, I'm not perfect.

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I am no enlightened being I'm far from it, but I, I did my very best and worked really hard to always see the positive side of it.

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Well again, Michael, welcome to your positive imprint.

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Well, remember the next three weeks are well more surprises here on your positive imprint.

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And don't forget to follow, subscribe, or download this podcast.

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Your positive imprint.