When Everything I Thought About “Finding Your Calling” was Wrong

We’ve been conditioned to believe that “finding your calling” is the ultimate career goal. So how do we find something we care enough about to give everything we have to achieve that goal?

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Are You Taking This For Granted?

Life zips by and it’s easy to forget all the incredible things we’ve been given. Now’s the time to stop and ask yourself, are you taking this for granted? It’s never to late to appreciate what’s around you.

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Things I Want to Tell My Kids on Graduation Day

As Heidi Oran prepares for her sons to graduate, she’s compiled a list of “Things I Want to Tell My Kids on Graduation Day.” They’re lessons we can all use.

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Happy “Graduation”

While preparing for his ten year old’s third formal graduation ceremony, Justin Kanoya wonders if maybe we’re taking this whole graduation thing a bit too far.

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Four Life Lessons Learned While Traveling Solo

Sometimes what you learn on a trip can be the best souvenir you bring home. Maya James shares four lessons learned while traveling solo.

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The 6 Stages of Graduation

Whether you are donning the cap and gown this season, chances are you are either approaching a graduation or had one in the not too distant past.

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The Long Road to a High School Diploma

Earning a high school diploma isn’t only important, society has deemed it almost necessary for survival. What happens to those who don’t graduate? Here’s one story.

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The Power of 3 Simple Words

It’s been said that we don’t only learn from good examples. The United debacle can serve as lesson about the power of 3 simple words.

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Can You Keep a Secret?

Can You Keep a Secret? Do you ever try? Maya James shares what she’s learning about making decisions and silencing the noise that surrounds her.

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Four Essential Leadership Ladders

Leadership ladders leave individuals and places better than before. In family, self, organization, and community, leadership ladders matter.

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How Writing Just Might Save My Life

I think social media is trying to kill me. And it’s working with an accomplice, the current state of the world. I suspect I’m not alone in this paranoid delusion. I know that I can’t be the only person whose feeds have slowly morphed from a land of vacation pictures, inspirational quotes, and sales pitches…

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When Patience Pays Off

  Ask a “successful” person for advice on how they achieved that success and one common answer will always be “you gotta have patience.” It’s often surprising to find out that someone’s success didn’t just happen during the past year or month and that the proverbial “overnight success” is not really a thing. Somewhere along…

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