Ever Wish To Be A Bird?

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It has taken a long time for spring to arrive in Iowa.  But the birds are returning which is nice to see and to hear. This post is to remind you of the wonders of the world.  Stay curious.  Being interested is interesting.  Have you ever wondered how birds can fly? For some reason, watching this video clip reminded me …

What I Learned from a Year of Interviewing Sages

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This post is a summary of what I learned from a year of interviewing Sages about leading, living, and sage-ing or positive aging.  My podcast this month (Friday, April 13th) will include more details.  I hope you can find 20 minutes to listen to my next podcast.  Since I learned a lot, I think you will too. In 2017, I launched my podcast series titled Becoming …

To Become a Sage: Look for Role Models

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Since I blog about leading, living, and sage-ing or positive aging, this post is for everyone who wants to better understand the concept of sage-ing.  Learn from watching others.  Look for role models.  Become a seeker. I was fortunate in the early 90s to meet a sage named Dr. Elmer Burack.  It was at a professional conference and a total coincidence. …

The Key to Developing more GRIT

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The last two blog posts have been about how to become more resilient.  My thinking has been stimulated by reading the book GRIT:  Why Passion and Resilience are the Secrets to Success by Angela Duckworth.  This post is my opinion on what is the key to developing more grit.  If you are in a position to influence the lives of others (parent, …

How to Grow Grit

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This post is for anyone and everyone who wants to understand the qualities that lead to outstanding achievement.  It is written for anyone who wants to work smarter or live better.  Read on to learn how to grow grit. According to research, Angela Duckworth concludes in her book GRIT:  Why passion and resilience are the secrets to success that talent is …

GRIT: The Secret to Success

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This post is written for anyone who wants “in” on the secret to success.  If you have ever wondered:  Why the people at the very top of your field are at the top?  What do you think makes them special?  How did they likely get there?  What is the secret to success?  If so, then this post is for you.  …

Finding Your Why: Summary

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This is a summary post on my series about Finding Your WHY.  Based on Simon Sinek’s work, your WHY is what gives you purpose and meaning regardless of age or stage of life.  Your WHY can add passion to your life and help you prioritize by aligning activities on purpose.  NOTE:  Watch for my monthly podcast Becoming a Sage this …