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Category Archives: Passion
(#406) Purpose and Authenticity
Mortality salience often leads you to ask questions about the meaning in your life. In his book, The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World’s Happiest People, Dan Buettner builds a case for well-being consisting of three strands: pleasure, … Continue reading
Posted in authenticity, fortitude, generativity, Goals, Gratitude, Integrity, intentionality, Life lessons, Passion, Purpose, resilience Tagged authenticity, community, happiness, meaningful life, purpose, resilience 2 Comments
(#364) Your Legacy
Whatever you build, destroy, hand down, create, or undo will be your legacy. Legacy: Something handed down from one generation to the next; from one person or group to another. Whether for good or ill someone or some entity passed … Continue reading
Posted in generativity, Goals, inspiration, legacy, Passion, resilience, self-efficacy, sharing Tagged accomplishment, goals, legacy, mentor, sharing, teaching 1 Comment
(#339) Learning From The Low Vibrations
At times, we find ourselves caught up in the low-vibrations of negativity and defeatism. Draw on the strength within, around, and above. Nine words. As I read my editor’s comments and reread my entire manuscript, nine of my words jumped … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, authenticity, confidence, courage, Failure, Goals, hope, Life lessons, listening, mindset, Motivation, Passion Tagged achievements, courage, failures, goals, mistakes, motivation, reflective practice, self-reflection 1 Comment
(#317) Finding Your Passion Is Just The Beginning
Once we discover what we feel is our passion (or at least, our interest that could become a passion), the work has only begun. One day in class, a thirty-something student raised her hand to ask a question about my … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, creating your future, Critical Thinking, Discipline, Dreams, focus, fortitude, Goals, Grit, growth, habits, Passion, resilience Tagged accountability, dreams, effort, fortitude, goals, grit, growth, passion, perseverance, persistence, resilience, self-efficacy 1 Comment
(#303) Give Your All Stars the Spotlight
Find a way to let your colleagues share what they are proud of and how they do it. At times, the execution of appropriate recognition can move from the sublime to the ridiculous. I remember years ago sitting in a … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, awareness, Being REMARKABLE, branding, Gratitude, Life lessons, Passion, Personal growth, Personal Wellbeing, Reflective practice, retrospective, teamwork, Values and virtues, wisdom Tagged appreciation, authenticity, branding, corporate training, employee recognition, faculty development, goals, gratitude, growth, motivation, passion, public speaking, reflection, remarkable, resilience, staff training, teaching, teaching and learning, team building 1 Comment
(#302) Show Muscles
We can end up doing things that look good, feel good, or make a splash while ignoring the support system behind each of those choices. My trainer, Charles, recently introduced me to a new (for me) exercise in the gym. … Continue reading
Posted in core values, courage, faculty development, fitness, generativity, Gratitude, Integrity, Life lessons, life success, mindset, Passion, Personal growth, Personal Wellbeing, Physcial health, Purpose, resilience, Success, wisdom Tagged accountability, core values, courage, fitness, fortitude, gratitude, health, integrity, mindset, motivation, resilience, support, wisdom, work ethic 2 Comments
(#301) Authenticity: What Does It Look Like For You?
As you live your life Please take my cue To thine own self be true In a TEDx talk, psychologist Maria Sirois states, “When we are authentic all of the parts get to exist.” All of our parts get to exist. Often, … Continue reading
Posted in authenticity, Dreams, Goals, intentionality, Passion, Personal growth, Personal Wellbeing, Purpose, Reflection, Reflective practice, relevance, risk-taking Tagged authenticity, dreams, goals, intentionality, motivation, reflection, regrets, relationships, relevance, resilience, risk-taking 3 Comments
(#298) Do You Have “Hell, Yeah” Goals?
When you establish new goals, consider these four components. Give your goals a second R.E.A.D. During one of my recent podcast recordings, film producer Pepper Lindsey posed an intriguing question: “What does success look like to you?” (This podcast will air on … Continue reading
Posted in Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, awareness, Balance, Being REMARKABLE, branding, confidence, core values, courage, creating your future, Dreams, fortitude, Grit, growth, habits, life success, Life's purpose, little pleasures, Motivation, Passion, Personal growth, Relationship, relevance, tenacity Tagged career, career coaching, courage, curiosity, fortitude, goals, joining a team, life coaching, logic, motivation, passion, personal branding, resilience, well-being 24 Comments