Tag Archives: passion

(#325) Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Lunch Money


Don’t let anyone deny who you are. I have often joked with friends not to let anyone take their lunch money. For me, it has been an off-handed reminder to them not to let anyone take advantage of their good … Continue reading

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(#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

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(#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

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(#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

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(#295) His Heart Created A Wonderful Life


Stay healthy and hug a little longer. A few days ago, the world lost a wonderful soul. My friend (dating back more than 40 years to our college days) Royce Duncan made the transition from this world to what lies … Continue reading

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(#286) Seeking Passion? Embrace Curiosity!


Be curious about your inspiration…curiosity will lead to your passion. In June of this year, I treated myself to a four-day solo retreat.  I spent those days reacquainting myself with a manuscript I had written fifteen years ago. Fifteen years! … Continue reading

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(#282) The Story of the Lavender Farmer


“It has been a saga, but I am determined to be successful, and continue to learn from each chapter,” she said.  “Thank heaven they come one at a time.” In addition to my time on stage or facilitating smaller workshops, … Continue reading

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(#278) Common Goal-Achieving Challenges


Treat yourself with respect on the way to your goals. Just about one year ago, I wrote a blog post titled “Motivation: What Gets You Going—And Keeps You Going?”  and I encouraged the readers to identify a motivational best practice … Continue reading

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(#274) Igniting Passion: Seven Superlative Student Stars


They spoke directly to the power of teaching and the importance of relationships in life.  This past Thursday I had the honor to deliver the keynote address for the annual faculty convocation at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). The organizers … Continue reading

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(#272) Grit: What Keeps You Moving Toward Your Goals?


“If at first you don’t succeed try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point being a damn fool about it.” -W.C. Fields- Resilience. Passion. Tenacity. Grit. Well-being. Balance. Mindset. When these concepts are tossed around, they can apply to situations in … Continue reading

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