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Bloom All Over Again

  1. 1. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman The theater was packed © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  2. 2. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman with an anticipating crowd © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  3. 3. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman who was eagerly awaiting the next act. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  4. 4. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman The performer briskly stepped out onto the stage. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  5. 5. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman The audience buzzed with excitement and titillation. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  6. 6. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman This guy had presence. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  7. 7. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman One look at him © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  8. 8. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman and you could tell © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  9. 9. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman that he was a funk music artist in the tradition of James Brown. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  10. 10. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman He wore those iconic 1970s-style platform shoes. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  11. 11. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman His hair reminded you © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  12. 12. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman of a James Brown-type hairdo. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  13. 13. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman He had on a white shirt that was buttoned down halfway. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  14. 14. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman He also wore a denim jacket bespeckled with fake jewels © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  15. 15. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman and that had the word “Tennessee” spray painted on the back. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  16. 16. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman Forty-nine-year-old Dexter Haygood is a self-described © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  17. 17. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman “Rock and Roll Soul Man”. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  18. 18. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman And for him, this was an opportunity of a lifetime. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  19. 19. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman He had chased his dream of becoming a successful music artist for decades. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  20. 20. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman Now he stood before four powerful X Factor judges, © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  21. 21. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman the live crowd © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  22. 22. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman and a TV viewing audience of over 12 million people. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  23. 23. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman This once-in-a-lifetime chance was even more meaningful for Dexter © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  24. 24. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman because he had fallen on hard times. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  25. 25. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman He was homeless and lived out of his car. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  26. 26. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman You wouldn’t know it from his personality though. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  27. 27. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman He was upbeat and funny; a real character. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  28. 28. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman “What are you going to sing?” Simon Cowell asked. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  29. 29. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman Dexter responded, “’Sexy Machine’ by James Brown!” © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  30. 30. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman The audience cheered. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  31. 31. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman Yet, Simon sighed and threw up his hands in disgust. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  32. 32. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman “I know what’s coming,” he groaned. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  33. 33. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman The music started and Dexter began to dance and sing. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  34. 34. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman The crowd had fun. Some clapped. Others danced. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  35. 35. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman Yet, after only a few brief moments, Simon stopped the act. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  36. 36. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman He judged © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  37. 37. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman – and his colleagues agreed – © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  38. 38. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman that Dexter was acting too much like James Brown © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  39. 39. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman and not enough like himself. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  40. 40. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman Dexter’s pizzazz and personality quickly changed to a sunken face, © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  41. 41. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman a countenance weighed down with the heavy pain of a lost dream. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  42. 42. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman He blew it. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  43. 43. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman But then Simon looked at him inquisitively and said, © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  44. 44. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman “I’d like to hear you sing something else.” © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  45. 45. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman He told Dexter that he had 15 seconds to sing a new song, © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  46. 46. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman but this time he would not have musical accompaniment. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  47. 47. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman Simon then commanded, “Go!” © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  48. 48. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman Dexter paused. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  49. 49. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman His face shivered as he fought back tears. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  50. 50. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman You could imagine that each small twitch © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  51. 51. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman represented years of singing in smoke-filled night clubs, © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  52. 52. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman tons of hours spent rehearsing his craft © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  53. 53. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman and a lifetime spent on the road or listening to painful rejections. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  54. 54. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman It all came down to this. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  55. 55. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman Dexter had to start over in the middle of his X Factor audition. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  56. 56. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman He found his courage and then put everything he had into bellowing, © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  57. 57. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman “It’s a man’s world!” © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  58. 58. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman The audience went crazy as Dexter continued, “It’s a man’s world!” © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  59. 59. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman “But it would be nothing without a woman or a girl!” © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  60. 60. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman As he sang this familiar tune, © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  61. 61. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman he gained more confidence with each word © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  62. 62. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman until he commanded the song and the stage. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  63. 63. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman All four judges voted for Dexter. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  64. 64. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman He cried. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  65. 65. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman The audience gave him a standing ovation. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  66. 66. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman Dexter was victorious that night because he started over. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  67. 67. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman Leaders if you want to be successful, you must learn to start over. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  68. 68. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman No matter what happened last year; © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  69. 69. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman no matter how many mistakes you made; © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  70. 70. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman no matter how many decisions you regret; © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  71. 71. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman no matter how many opportunities you lost; © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  72. 72. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman no matter how many things you wish you had said differently: © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  73. 73. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman Today is your Dexter moment. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  74. 74. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman Start over! © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  75. 75. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman Although the New Year occurs during the winter season, © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  76. 76. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman think of it as your own personal spring time. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  77. 77. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman I challenge you to bloom all over again. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  78. 78. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman Interaction Please share this slideshow with your family, friends and colleagues and add your comments below. © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com
  79. 79. Bloom All Over Again By Jonathan Michael Bowman Jonathan Michael Bowman is an attorney and keynote leadership speaker. As President & CEO of Clear Picture Leadership®, he educates and inspires leaders to achieve a bold vision despite the obstacles. He is also a fine art photographer. He uses his images during his presentations as a metaphor to illustrate key points. Contact Jonathan today. Website: www.ClearPictureLeadership.com Email: Jon@ClearPictureLeadership.com Phone: 614.657.4295 Featured Fine Art Photography Click here to experience “Bloom” © 2014 Clear Picture Leadership® All rights reserved. www.ClearPictureLeadership.com

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