Archive | Inspirational Speaker
01
Mar

Life and Leadership lessons from Tina Fey

By chance, at my local library, I found an audiobook of BossyPants by Tina Fey. While I am sure reading this autobiography is quite hilarious, the audio version is read by the often sarcastic Fey to the listener’s delight. We get to travel with her, from her awkwardness with boys to her unmitigated love for […]

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22
Jan

How Henri Matisse Can Create Your Success

History has created many pearls of wisdom for us to string together. As a speaker and author, I am always searching for stories that enlighten us about our journey to success and prosperity. One such story I recently stumbled upon involves the famed painter, Henri Matisse. As most know, Matisse is one of the great […]

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22
Dec

Don’t Be Perfect this Holiday Season

The holiday pressure is on. The pressure to be perfect. To have that perfect Christmas tree with the perfect lights. To cook that perfect holiday feast for your guests. To keep that perfect holiday cheer. Carl Jung, the most famous psychologist this side of Sigmund Freud, once declared, “Perfection belongs to the gods: the most […]

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06
Dec

Doing Good Promotes Good Business-Just ask Patagonia

’Tis the season to open the heart. As the holidays roll into our lives, we expand our circle and begin to think more of those individuals who are less fortunate. Some of us volunteer at a homeless shelter or serve dinner at the local soup kitchen, while others open their wallets and give more generously […]

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23
Nov

Giving Thanks is more than just for Thanksgiving

This Thursday is the day we give thanks. According to my eighth-grade history teacher, Thanksgiving represents our thanking the Native Americans for helping the Pilgrims to have a bountiful meal when they were on the verge of starvation. But this holiday has grown much greater than its origins and acts as a day when we […]

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10
Nov

The Purpose Driven Career-You can have it!

Growing up in Los Angeles, our seasons consisted of lots of sunshine, a few days of rain, more sunshine, repeat. Now living for almost two decades in Middle Tennessee, I have grown very fond of the passing of the seasons. My favorite is currently upon us, when our world turns red, orange and bright yellow. […]

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12
Oct

How Can Star Wars help you to Thrive?

The recently release book, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe, reminds us how dominate this movie franchise has become. According the author, Chris Taylor, this franchise has earned a whopping $37 billion in revenue. While most of that money has come from merchandise rather than movie tickets, it illustrates the immense popularity of the Star […]

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17
Sep

Feel the Power of Pride

This month, Serena Williams gave a virtuoso performance to win the U.S. Open. She dominated the tournament. To anyone who saw this tennis match, it was obvious that all her opponents were clearly outmatched and outgunned. Her strength and speed were too much too handle for the women’s tennis world — Serena did not lose […]

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07
Sep

Let it Be is more than a Beatles’ philosophy

My first album was “Let it Be” by the Beatles. There are so many songs on the album that are pure magic, like Across the Universe, Long and winding Road, and of course, the theme song “Let it be”. I played that album until the grooves wore out. Then, by chance, I came across the […]

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16
Aug

Vision is essential to your success and happiness

Superstar. That is the vision for Rory McIlroy. In a recent interview, Rory did not tell the media that he wants to win more tournaments or majors, or even stay No. 1 in the golfing world. His vision is much greater. After winning last week’s PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy has four majors under his belt […]

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