Tag Archives: purpose

(#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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(#268) P.R.I.D.E for Student (Life) Success


Choose well, my friend. QUESTION: What do you think would give first-year college students the best advantage for success when they arrive on campus? QUESTION: What do you believe would give new employees the best advantage their first day on … Continue reading

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(#267) You Get to Create the Path


We are all artists painting our own lives. While facilitating a Texas faculty resilience workshop, I presented the following R.D. Laing quote to the audience: The range of what we think and do Is limited by what we fail to … Continue reading

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(#257) Sunsets and Sunrises


“You are where I was. And I am where you will be.” This week represents a major life demarcation for me.  After 33 years of classroom teaching, I will be retiring from my college. I am not retiring, however, from my … Continue reading

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(#241) What If?


Rather than setting a list of “me-too” goals, why not imagine the “what if” of our future selves?  Think of your future and fill in the blank: “What if _____? In a recent TED talk, psychologist Dan Gilbert examined the … Continue reading

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(#231) Rookie Mistakes and Life Lessons


The takeaway for me is not that we made errors but we have taken time to reflect and grow. We just passed the halfway point of our semester.  It is a natural reflection point to examine where we have been … Continue reading

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(#230) Your Habits—Your Choices


As Aristotle said, “Excellence is not an act, but rather a habit.” Ever wonder what separates the achievers from the non-achievers (besides what they actually achieve)? In the November issue of Success Magazine, Tom Corley outlines what he calls “Rich … Continue reading

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