Posts filed under: Motivation

Learn what a "lollipop moment" is all about and how each of us demonstrates leadership and may never know it....
Everyone has advice for young people upon graduation. This video narrates the well-known, "Wear Sunscreen" and is as good as it gets....
I first heard this poem quite a few years ago. It's been a favorite of mime, and serves as a cautionary tale for those who set the bar for themselves increasingly low....
What's your all-time favorite Super Bowl commercial? For me, it is one that aired in 2013. It tugged at our heartstrings, and turned out to be the most talked-about commercial of the day. The voice is unmistakable...Paul Harvey. The message...
When most people say, "It can't be done," what they really mean is, "I don't know how to do it." In today's world of limitless possibilities, proclaiming, "It can't be done" generally puts one behind the eight-ball. The poem illustrates...
As graduations take place in high schools and colleges across the country, this Franciscan Blessing reminds us that challenge and struggle are the precursors to happiness and success....
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They...
  We have all heard the adage, “Money can’t buy happiness.” In this TEDxCambridge Talk, Michael Norton argues money can buy happiness. The caveat is how you spend that money. According to Norton, spending money on others results in increased...
Literature abounds with quotes about the importance of friendships and choosing our friends wisely. This compilation, set to the music of a beautiful and familiar tune, serves as a good reminder. Enjoy the music and a timeless message about choosing...
My introduction to this poem was as a junior high student. It hung at the top of the chalkboard in the band room. The message was clear back then. If your tone isn’t as good as you would like, don’t...