Why We Must Talk to Young People About Their Dreams

I’ve shown others how to define their direction and create attainable goals for more than three decades. How I do it and why I do it completely changed during a conversation with high school students – and a mistake I made when I asked a question. Several years ago, I guided a group of seniors […]

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7 Ways to Recognize Your Calling

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world,” declared author, Émile Zola, “I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” To live out loud means to recognize your life purpose and to act on the work you know is yours to do. Sometimes the noise of life screeching around you makes […]

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7 Reasons Why You Need a Dream

“A dream is the visualization of your goal and the motivation for your soul,” insists Kristoffer Howes, entrepreneur and CEO of Weal Media. Michael Gerber, author of Awakening the Entrepreneur Within, describes a dream as “a statement of the greater good you want to create in the world.” What’s your dream?  A dream moves and […]

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Create Personal Vision and Mission Statements

How do you set goals and pursue your passion if you don’t know what direction you’re headed? As a speaker and educator, I’ve shown others how to create strong vision and mission statements for more than 30 years. I didn’t write my own vision and mission statements until I lost my job. When the school district where I was […]

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How to Write Awesome New Year’s Resolutions

The art of New Year’s resolutioning is not for the faint of heart. Cavett Robert said, “Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.” Benjamin Franklin added, “How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults or resolution enough to mend them.” […]

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