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I was waiting to board the plane back to LA after delivering a keynote speech in Portland. The driver dropped me off about 3 hours before departure. In the guest lounge, I was in-the-deep with writing and editing. Purifying the message happens to be one of my joyful experiences. The […]
I have a growing sense of discomfort about the stream of messages that portray the most un-American of all traits: Helplessness. I don’t know about you, but the notion that we can’t change the world is killing us. In 2012, a young man walked into Sandy Hook […]
Basic Intelligence – Why Our Teachers Are Walking Out The Door?
Our nation’s schoolteachers are notoriously underpaid, especially when we recognize the impact they have in educating and taking care of our children. The Brookings Institute just released a study indicating that over a fourth of our teachers are leaving this year. We’ve heard the stories, many of them actually go […]
What I Most Want for America
I would dare say the July 4th holiday we just encountered was unlike anything we have experienced before. What happens when you take over 300 million citizens, put them in isolation for a year-and-a-half, give them time-on-their-hands to think, and force-feed them with constant reminders of their mortality? […]
Why We Will Never Get Over Fear
“I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway.” Taylor Swift “Courage is getting up on that horse even when you are scared witless.” John Wayne I know the “self-help” industry promotes the notion of fearlessness. The pursuit of fearlessness, in truth, is an enormous waste of […]
Words That Cut Our Power In Half
No Problem. Honestly. You Know. Utterly. Do You Know What I Mean? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I hope so. You Shouldn’t Have. It was Nothing. The way we unconsciously communicate to others determines how the world will engage with us. When the late and great Toni Morrison accepted […]
Anyone Sacrificing Their Life for a Mission?
I did. The door to my life’s work opened when my record producer suddenly died. I will never regret letting go of that career to help others find their ideal career. But the demands of Inspired Work grew and music, the primary language of my life, slipped away. […]
Loving One’s Work Used to be Nice. Today, it is Essential.
Much has been said about the divisiveness rolling through our country. Unfortunately, little is said about ending the source of that anger. Not long ago, our country celebrated a 3.8% unemployment rate. At the same time, about half of America’s workers characterized themselves as underemployed. Most of them were […]
2021 – The Year to Transform Work
This year, I realized that it really doesn’t matter whether I trust God or not. God goes on. But, I have learned that when I trust all will turn out and that spirit is right here, it is far easier to be happy. For years, many of our participants […]
Some of the Most Beautiful Words You Will Ever Hear from the Late Great George Carlin
As a fan, I was a relative latecomer to George Carlin. Then, he came to my old haunt the Comedy Store only to go on a tirade about the human arrogance behind Earth Day. “Save the Planet?” he yelled. He brought up that our planet is so much bigger […]