February 19, 2019

High Tea, Scones and Recessionomics 101 At Institute of Courage, August 9

 

Times may be tough, but high tea, scones and some tough love might be the tonic we need to shock us out of the recession that hit so hard last year.

Michael O’Rourke of the Institute of Courage is inviting Topanga residents to participate in a common-sense discussion about riding out the economic storm on Sunday, August 9, at 4 p.m.

“Hard times are the best times to take stock of how we’ve been doing things and look for new paradigms,” says the hairdresser millionaire who has no formal education, changed countries three times, and started all over again each time. He is a model entrepreneur who is not afraid to fail, which he has done many times only to bounce back stronger and smarter.

“This economy is a gift,” he remonstrates with an energy that not only motivates but uplifts anyone he talks to. “We’ve been given a new opportunity to better ourselves, learn new values and learn to work together. That’s the new world to me.”

PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL O’ROURKE

High Tea, Scones and Recessionomics 101 At Institute of Courage, August 9

Michael O’Rourke of the Institute of Courage will present a new-world mentality as it applies to practical steps we can take to face our individual challenges during this time of economic uncertainty.

O’Rourke, who does 200 motivational shows a year in 28 countries that distribute his multi-million-dollar hair products business, will be presenting that new-world mentality as it applies to practical steps we can take to face our individual challenges.

He will address topics familiar to everyone: home foreclosures, debt settlement, health management, education, jobs and more, in the context of his “count your blessings, work hard and work together” philosophy.

Referring to his 25 years as a boxer, he advises, “For now, you may have to downsize, simplify and stay down for the duration until things change. But when you come up, come up swinging. If you have a skill, learn to multiply it, take care of the people who work with you, be respectful and humble.” Admitting to his competitive nature, he laughs and says, “I’m a 100 percent lunatic. You must keep your vision and never waver. Just drive it!” says the man who sometimes, after a round of shows, finds himself asleep on the floor next to the hotel bed still dressed in his tuxedo.

The event will be held at The Institute of Courage, 1135 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290. All are welcome but R.S.V.P. is required: (310) 455-0285.