Tagged with Life

your bliss list…

A good friend of mine sent me the following article from Reader’s Digest a couple of days ago, titled “Guided By Bliss” based on the book “The Bliss List” by JP Hansen.  You can read the article at: http://issuu.com/conciergemarketinginc./docs/bliss_list_readers_digest The premise is that you can achieve your career (and life) goals by identifying those things … Continue reading

bring on the learning revolution…

As I go through New Student Orientation this month, I think about another incoming class of first-year students coming to campus, wondering if they: (1) know what they are here to do, and (2) have any ideas what they expect from the institution.  Yesterday, after my colleague Jennifer and I finished speaking with the students … Continue reading

is career services dead?

Hello everyone!  For those interested in the career and personal development of students, you might find this piece interesting… On May 15th, there was an article in InsideHigherEd.com titled “Career Services Must Die,” based on comments from Andy Chan, Vice President for Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University.  You can read the article at: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/05/15/career-services-it-now-exists-must-die-new-report-argues. … Continue reading

embrace life…and its limitations!

Good morning all!  I thought I would provide you with two quick thoughts today… First, a poem that was delivered to me via e-mail this morning: “LIFE” by Mother Teresa Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life … Continue reading

Why am I doing this?

Read another great post on The Story of Telling blog… Why am I doing this.  Questioning what’s important. In the blog post, she asks one question for people to consider: Why am I doing this? Her question (and blog) made me think…and I am thankful for going with my gut and taking my current position … Continue reading

the meaningful life…

Hello everyone! One of my dear friends, Jane Harris, share this essay and podcast with me this weekend, titled, “Fail Safe: Debbie Millman’s Advice on Courage and the Creative Life.”  You can view the essay and/or listen to the podcast here: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/05/15/debbie-millman-look-both-ways-fail-safe/ Interestingly, Jane sent this article to me as I just started reading, “How … Continue reading

every student needs a champion…

This weekend, I decided to spend part of my “retreat” at the beach watching videos.  My wife Rebecca likes to spend time sitting at the beach; since I don’t feel much of a need to get a tan (see my picture here), I thought I would look for inspiring talks and videos to use for … Continue reading

the role of an educator…

I just finished reading a wonderfully short and sweet blog post by one of my favorite authors, Bernadette Jiwa, titled “The Role of a Marketer.” She states that marketers think that their job is to change how people feel about what they (the marketers) do (and what they have to offer).  She believes that the … Continue reading

On Course Conference presentation downloads…

Hello everyone! Recently got back from the 2013 On Course National Conference in Costa Mesa, California – and had a great time!  Presented a full-day workshop on Thursday (Creating a Life That’s On Course), a concurrent session on Friday (Finding Your Why to a Meaningful Life), and another concurrent session on Saturday (Relax, reflect, Relate: … Continue reading