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“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Tuesday Tidbit: On Thanks Giving (two words)

In just over a week, the country will be celebrating Thanksgiving. In most workplaces, leaders will be dealing with extra time-off requests, distracted team members, and out of the ordinary events like food drives and team potlucks. You might even be distracted... read more

BFP Inspiration Moment: Be A Reflection

Here is a quick inspiration to start your week. Consider sharing it with others, perhaps adding a comment about why you were inspired. What does your reflection say? Photo taken in September, 2012, Westerville,... read more

Thoughts on Developing Self-Confidence

Self-confidence is a feeling of trust in your own abilities, your own ideas, your own actions, your own qualities and your own judgment. Most successful people have a healthy amount of this trustbut almost everyone lacks self-confidence at some time. It’s not an all... read more

It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. -Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

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Final Reflection on #100HappyDaysForEl2015

Below is the final ten day installment of my 100 happy days campaign. On the one hand, I’m sad to see it come to an end. On the other hand, it served its purpose and I’m glad I decided to do this exercise again. So what did I learn? Nothing I didn’t already... read more

Tuesday Tidbit: Hire A Vet!

“Best bet, hire a vet!” I think I have been seeing that phrase since I was a kid in the ’60s and Viet Nam veterans were coming home from the war without jobs waiting for them. Hire a veteran is more than a patriotic thing to do. There is real benefit to... read more

BFP Moment: Thank You Veterans

The BFP Moment is a quick inspiration to start your week. Consider sharing it with others, adding a comment about why you are inspired. November 11 is Veterans Day in the U.S. If you have the opportunity, thank a veteran for their service to our country. Many of them... read more

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I always try to see the upside of life, filtering everything through my positive attitude. Whether dealing with everyday life or elevating emerging leaders, we can learn from the past, must live fully in the present and be ready for an exciting future. Join me on the journey.

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Book Review: It’s Your World

Book Review: It’s Your World

It’s Your World; Get Informed, Get Inspired, & Get Going! written by Chelsea Clinton and published by Penguin Young Readers, September 15, 2015. What are the world issues that our children should know about? What are some ways that children are making a difference... read more

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Book Review: Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Book Review: Start With Why; How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, by Simon Sinek; published by the Penguin Group in 2009. When you pull a book out of my leadership library, the amount of highlighted text is usually a good indicator of how much I enjoyed...