Their American Dream Is Alive and Well!

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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau As part of my business, I have taught hundreds of job search/career planning workshops for displaced workers during the past 20 years. As you might expect, many of those displaced workers had been with their employers for many […]

What Will Be Your Legacy?

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“The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.” –William James (The “Father” of American Psychology) I will never forget my wife’s paternal grandfather, John Dangerfield West, because he impacted my life in a special way. My fondest memory of John was seeing him at a family, holiday […]

“Someday,” I Am Going To…

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“Many people approach life as though they will live forever on this planet. They get caught up in the day-to-day grind of existence and put off their most cherished dreams for ‘someday.’ I am now old enough to know that ‘someday’ never comes for many people. They wake one fateful day to discover that their […]

It’s About Time—Improve Your Life with this Simple Tool!

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Over my career, I have had the privilege of teaching workshops and delivering keynote speeches for some of the most respected professional development companies in the world (FranklinCovey, Shipley Associates, etc.). Another of those companies was DAY-TIMER—the time management company. My mentor there, Warren (Trapper) Woods (affectionately known as “Father Time” to those of us […]

When Was Your Last Renaissance?

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Many years ago, the then Rector of Boston’s Trinity Church, Phillips Brooks (famous for writing the lyrics to the Christmas Song, “O Little Town of Bethlehem”), was asked by an interviewer, “When were you born?” In response, Mr. Brooks said, “I will tell you about it. It was one Sunday afternoon about 3:30 just after I had […]