Tag Archives: goals

(Issue #618) Getting There, Not Being There


On the way to being there what do we miss along the path of getting there. ~~~~~ In his book No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, Michael J. Fox helps us understand his journey with Parkinson’s Disease … Continue reading

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(Issue #607) Who Are Your  Coffee-Cup People?  


We have to be mindful and reach out to those whose values and virtues help build a nurturing, dependable, responsible, friendly, brotherly (sisterly), courageous, hopeful community with high expectations. ~~~~~ In the fall of 2002, I traveled to San Antonio, … Continue reading

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(Issue #605) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2021


May you create, share, and savor powerful moments in the coming year and beyond. ~~~~~ Video recommendation for the week: A short gratitude video from me to all of you who have read, shared, and commented on my blog posts.  … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Music as Social Capital


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. In 2003, the Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts and Recreation committee supported an idea that led to the founding of two music events: Acoustic Night and Songwriters Night. Acoustic … Continue reading

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(Issue #590) 115 Years Ago


Little did they know in 1924 that, in about the time it took them to finish high school,they would enter sixteen years of sacrifice. Among the memorabilia at thee Fernandina Beach Schoolhouse Inn is a photo of the a 1924 … Continue reading

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(Issue #586) Good, Not-So Good, and Why (x5)


Go beyond listing a goal statement.Before acting, make sure you understand the why of your what. I have written separate posts on this blog about bright spots, not-so-bright spots, weak signals, and the five whys. Today, let’s look at how … Continue reading

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(Issue #578) That Was The Longest Twenty Minutes Of My Life!


I know that when I put the audience first, I succeeded. This past week, a community committee on which I serve asked me to share ideas about presentation skills. Specifically, strategies to help speakers connect with an audience.  We’ve all … Continue reading

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(Issue #563) Your Future Self


What do you want to say to your Future Self? In 2012 I discovered a tool to help my students challenge themselves and then hold themselves accountable for that challenge. The site: FutureMe. In short, FutureMe allows users to craft … Continue reading

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(Issue #556) Gratitude. Pride. Lessons.


A quick strategy to acknowledge thanks, achievement, and growth. All of which help with resilience. An article I read suggested an alternative to a gratitude journal: a Power Journal. It inspired me to keep my own for 30 days. Here’s … Continue reading

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(Issue #555) Tags And Quotes To Ponder


Ten concepts that help guide us. Blog posts typically have “tags” associated with them. The tags connect blog topics over time. Think of them as an index to find common concepts and themes. Below you will find the Top Ten … Continue reading

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