“We are all role models. Our only choice is to be a good or bad one.”

— Cathy Burnham Martin – American author, voiceover artist & dedicated foodie


That is a theme that I’ve used for dozens of presentations to young people for a great many years on the business and public speaking circuits. So often we humans get thinking that only movie stars, politicians, and professional athletes should be held to a higher standard. (Oh, yeah… some celebs forget to think about that little detail.) I simply believe that we all must hold ourselves to a higher standard, for the sake of our souls and the world around us, and because someone impressionable and vulnerable is watching, even if we don’t think we are worthy of such influence.

(Photo by Jose M.)

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!