How to Write Tangible Goals

Michael stopped me as I headed to my car after a vision and mission workshop. Members of the small business buzzed about the collaborative process in the parking lot and excitedly swapped ideas about goals in the future. “How do I make this goals process personal?” he asked. He whispered his desire to start a small […]

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On September 30, 2013, posted in: Blog by

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Is It Time to Give Up?

“I’m so confused by all of the conflicting messages I’m getting,” cried Anne. “I don’t know why I got myself into this.” Anne’s dream was to create a nonprofit organization that brought school supplies to Third World villages.  She felt discouraged because she had not reached a fraction of her fundraising goal. “I don’t know […]

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On September 16, 2013, posted in: Blog by

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Got a Dream? Write It!

At the end (and at the beginning) of the romantic-comedy, Pretty Woman, a man crosses the street and shouts to no one in particular, “Welcome to Hollywood! Everybody comes here has a dream. What’s your dream?” When was the last time someone asked you about your dream? Do you remember your response? I asked “What’s your dream?” to a group […]

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Holding Fire

When I was five, I loved to warm my hands by a fire.  Roast marshmallows.  Twirl sparklers.  As I got older, I looked to other people to tell me who I was and what I wanted. As adults, moments of clarity come when we are forced to make a decision.  Motivated by the proverbial “fire […]

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