You Need This Japanese Word: Ikigai

Koh-nee-chee-wah, readers!  That’s Japanese for “Hello.” The English language is full of Japanese words, like emoji, tsunami, karaoke, haiku, koi, tofu and, of course, sushi. But my favorite Japanese word is ikigai, and that’s the topic of today’s blog. The English language doesn’t have a word for ikigai, but it roughly means, “your reason for…

A Resolve Worth Keeping

You achieve your happiest and highest performing version of yourself the moment you step into your strengths and act upon your purpose.

Day in the Life of a Motivational Speaker

By request, I’m re-sharing a Day in the Life of a Motivational Speaker. Do you think your job is glamorous? Spend a day on the road with me, and try not to become envious…

Living Legacy

Last week, an ambulance took away my next door neighbor, Don. Last night, he entered hospice care. How can we honor the legacy of those who went before us?

Your Future Has Already Started

A few weeks ago, I was asked to speak at a SkillsUSA conference in St. Louis, MO. SkillsUSA has over 300,000 members across the United States and its territories, and the association boasts more than 13,000 school districts that participate. In addition to delivering the keynote address, the organizers asked if I would be willing…