Tag Archives: goals

(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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(Issue #553) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2020


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

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(Issue #550) By The Numbers


Be aware of  and understand the assumptions you make when establishing your goals. So, we’ve made it to the last month of 2020. You might feel like you need a long hot shower or an extended meditation retreat. Or a … Continue reading

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(Issue #548) Honor. Celebrate. Embrace. (Reprise)


Pay attention to where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re headed.  Scrolling through my Instagram feed, I came across this quote by Vern Law: “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” … Continue reading

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(Issue #546) What If?


The what if mindset can end up creating an emotional vulnerability that leads to debilitating self-doubt. A creative writing strategy consists of two words to help a writer build suspense, give depth to character personalities, and provide unexpected plot twists. … Continue reading

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