1. 4 Tips To Keep Your Passion Alive in Work & Life!

    4 Tips To Keep Your Passion Alive in Work & Life!

    Periodically Ask Yourself:

    1. What made me fall in love with ___________ in the first place?
    Make a list and actively appreciate those things.

    2. What is something new I can fall in love with now?
    A new hobby or skill set, a friendship, an organization, an interest?

    3. What can I eliminate that might be blocking my passion?
    Unresolved problems, negative people or forces, long-term upsets, low-value time-suckers, lack of organizational or leadership skills?

    4. What most excites me in life?
    Oprah Winfrey said “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

    Give yourself permission to explore your passions; the more alive you allow your passions to be in your life and your work, the more rewarding your experience will be!

  2. MAY: Graduations, Moms & Mastery

    Author's Son Collin's College Graduation '06

    The month of May is known for graduations and attendant celebrations. This May, I have a niece, Sarah, graduating from college and a nephew, Nicholas,

    graduating from the IBEW program to receive his Journeyman Electrician’s License. Both Sarah and Nick have worked long and hard on their coursework, expanding their minds and their skill sets along the way.  Their graduations are hard earned and well deserved (and we are very proud of them!).

    It got me thinking about graduations themselves and how we don’t really need to restrict them to the month of May or to getting degrees from our venerable institutions (although those are important accomplishments).  To “graduate” means “to complete a course of study.” It also means to “change” and to “go through progressive steps.”

    One evening I was out to dinner with a number of my good women friends; we were talking about the fact that the real “raising” of our children was in the past. Although we had all poured our hearts and souls and brains (and, as one of them said, we have the damage to prove it!) into years of going through all of the progressive steps to raise them to be the best human beings they could be, it was a fait accompli. They had “graduated” and left the nest. And we realized . . . we had GRADUATED, too, and consequently, we are (Read more…)

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