How to Inspire Teamwork & Collaboration

“The only place ‘success’ comes before ‘work’ is in the dictionary,” insisted Vince Lombardi, legendary football coach of the Green Bay Packers. “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” Lombardi passionately rallied team spirit and established a collaborative commitment to excellence among his players.  He believed “the achievements of […]

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How to Clear Clutter & Clarify Your Purpose

Wendell Berry, author of Farming: A Hand Book, said, “Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.” Clutter builds up and creates its own unique chaos without our notice – until it becomes unbearable. When your space is cluttered, it leads to cluttered thinking. “Clutter is stress,” explains Barbara […]

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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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What to Do Next When You Don’t Know What to Do

When I left my job, I had no idea what I was going to do next. I had college degrees. I had more than 30 years of experience as a teacher and program director. I was excited because new opportunities were in front of me. My only problem? I had no idea what I wanted […]

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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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