For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement. I have learned that my very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their senior year.
Why do we fear risk? What keeps us from living out the things we want most? The safe zone. It is why that new business idea you've been thinking a...
Having come to a place in my career now that could be considered success, I've realized that success isn't for me. Now, before you write me off, let me explain.
With success being often defined as "making it," through the acquisition of money, recognition and power, it has been difficult for me to fit the journey of my migrating interests into this definition.
Reflection gives me the opportunity to slow down and enjoy life's greatest moments. So as I celebrate another birthday, I am blessed to be living on purpose, gaining new wisdom and embracing the joy of the journey.
Seeking new and rewarding relationships is one of the most powerful ways to achieving lasting success, both socially and professionally. Connecting and networking is about building the right relationships to propel you into a happier and more rewarding life.
Ultimately, it is up to us to create our own happiness. Nobody else can shoulder that responsibility or take the blame for our discontent. Why should we waste another minute living up to someone else's expectations or ignoring our authentic path and vision?
Life is one big unknown. Signs like the one I saw on the building one night are reminders that when a ton of bricks hits you square in the face, pick them up and starting building your new career.
How bad do you want it? How much will you give? The answers to these two questions will do more than guide you; they will reveal you.
In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.
The late Steve Jobs, Apple founder, lost the company he built to investors only for him to buy it back a few years later because he had learned from his own initial shortcomings. A vital component to managing fresh opportunities is not fearing to take risk.
To us high school students, everything feels like the absolute be-all and end-all. And I'll be the first to admit that I stress about the smallest things. But, after interning for Healthy Living I've realized I haven't taken any measures to try to alleviate that stress. So I'm starting now with a few things I've decided are just not worth my anxiety.
Create a purpose that gets you up in the morning and makes you dream dreams at night. Ground your goals in service so you become a force of nature, lifting yourself and others to higher levels than you've ever been before, innovating everything in your life to become more uniquely powerful in the universe.
No one is going to knock on your front door and bring you the job you want, the partner you want, the body you want, or sunshine in a box. The only thing that will be delivered to your front door is what you have bought and paid for -- whether by money or effort or love.
When we think that this inner voice is us, all we're hearing is negative things over and over again on repeat, then suddenly we think we're a worthless person incapable of achieving anything. Not only that, but when this voice runs our life, we're not even living in this world.
As a universally misunderstood lot, artists tend to hate talking to people. Whether you're in the industry or a layperson, our best friend, family member, or colleague, we don't want to talk to you. It's not because of rampant introversion or elitism in creative people. It's because you're not good at talking to us.
People often fear passion. It is misunderstood and sometimes applied in the wrong way toward the wrong things. But the clearer your path and the stronger your passion, the greater your chances of success.
Good daily habits create a flow and consistency that grounds you throughout the day.
The only thing perfect is our imagination. It's good to leave it that way. Expectations tend to lead to huge let downs. The truth is, it's likely your life is missing much more than just one thing to make it flawless.
Is there somewhere you want to travel that you haven't yet been to? Have you wanted to take a painting class? Do you want to write a book? Maybe you want to adopt a dog or a cat? Get married or divorced? Sell your house? Buy a house? What are you waiting for?