Posted in June 2018

be an opportunity maker

I had a chance to play golf this morning, so early that I was the first one off the tee.  Two other guys showed up after I hit, but wasn’t interested in playing.  As I bounded around the course, I was thinking how this could have been a great opportunity to meet a couple of … Continue reading

life lessons for your 30’s

Sometimes I get sent some really interesting articles; today, I was actually cleaning out my bookmark files and found this really great article that someone sent me a couple of years ago. As I continue to help people develop the best version of themselves, this is a great article – not only for people in … Continue reading

passive aggressive people

This post will be a little bit off the beaten path, but it was such an interesting article that I just had to share it. Another one of my favorite bloggers share an interesting piece about passive-aggressive people.  If you deal with anyone like this, he definitely shares a few words of wisdom.  Check it … Continue reading

entrepreneurial spirit

Hi everyone!  Almost missed today! I’ve been working on a proposal to create the “Life Design Institute” on my campus (UNCG); in final stages of writing my proposal to propose the Institute. No links today, but would appreciate feedback. One of the things that I’ve been pondering is a comprehensive definition of the “entrepreneurial spirit.”  … Continue reading

passion vs purpose

What would happen if we helped students pursue majors based on how they want to serve (purpose) instead of what they’re interested in (passion)?  Would they be better students if we helped them choose majors based on their purpose instead of pursuing majors based on their passion?   Here’s a study that may support the former… I’m … Continue reading

what education could (or should?) be…

On my walk into the office today, I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of education. Even though there have been a few bumps in the road in my desire to seek change, I will still push forward. One of my biggest inspirations is Wayfinding Academy in Portland, Oregon – a school that’s focused … Continue reading


Even though it’s late on Sunday, I still have to write a post every day for a year! Have you every heard a song that just hits home HARD?!  The song listed for today’s blog is a song that reminds me a lot of my childhood – and even parts of my life today. For … Continue reading

purpose questions #2

I’ve been know to be a little transparent – or as my wife Rebecca would say – blunt.  I guess that’s from growing up in North New Jersey, where brutal honesty is the norm.  Seems to work for me most of the time. For this next set of purpose questions, I’m going to share an … Continue reading

students own their learning

A quick deviation from purpose exploration… This morning, I decided to watch a couple of inspirational videos to get me charged for the day.  Today, I’m going to post one of my favorite TED Talks – one that had me explore the possibility where students could create their own curriculum, based on how they want … Continue reading

purpose questions #1

It’s good to be home and back at work, especially after my flight from Charlotte, NC to Greensboro, NC got cancelled yesterday – and no other flights going out until the following morning.  Thankfully, with the AWESOME help of Ursula Dudley Oglesby of Dudley Beauty Corporation and Brian Dalton from BB&T, I did not have … Continue reading