Only As Big As You Make It

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | 2 Comments
Only As Big As You Make It

There are certainly many habits that make me who I am. I diligently work at being deliberate about all aspects of life and I think that’s a fundamental must. Then I work to create solid habits from that foundation. Everyone struggles, to some degree, with fear, stress, lack of confidence and various other worries. Then […]

Choosing Empathy

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | No Comments

In order to truly serve humanity, we must develop and foster our ability to empathize. There must be a constant flexing of our empathetic muscles. We must embrace the risk of deeply engaging with other humans. It opens us up to disappointment, hurt, confusion, difficulty, betrayal and the unknown. When you empathize, you allow your […]

The People With Power

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | One Comment

“The power in people is so much stronger than the people in power.” {Bono} Now, more than ever, the people have the power. We have the knowledge, access and the tools for change. We have the ability to create momentum and alter the status quo like never before. We are democratizing our global society more and more each day. […]

Hold Fast

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | One Comment

If you want to be a world changer, you must embrace your idealism. Hold fast to your ideals so passionately that your life becomes a mechanism for bringing them into fruition, no matter how outlandish. Today, more than ever, it’s easy to be an idealist. We have more information, connectivity and inspiration at our fingertips […]

Strategize

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | No Comments

Strategy isn’t a skill. It’s a discipline. It’s the result of being acutely aware of your surroundings, examining past experiences, listening intently, calculating, planning, playing out scenarios, accounting for variables and then making a logical decision based on those filters and analysis. It takes patience, determination and years of trial and error to master. It […]

Million Dollar Mindset | Sara Martin

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | 2 Comments

I don’t know if I’ve ever reposted someone’s blog before, but this one was very well written, and worth passing along. Sara Martin is an excellent blogger, and very much of the same beliefs and lifestyle that I write about here. In Sara’s post, she writes about the psychological and emotional journey she went on while […]

NEW BLOG FEED

Friends, I am so appreciative of everyone that subscribes to my blog. Unfortunately, due the ole Google and Feedburner merger, my subscribers are lost in cyber space. After months of trying to recover them, we’re still no further along than before. The record is gone. So I need to create a new blog feed. I’ll […]

Patience Begets Peace

Posted by on May 27, 2012 in Philanthropy | No Comments

Conflict is inevitable, especially if you care enough to push for change. Common reactions to conflict are to avoid it entirely, deny it or fight it. Governments and other democracies tend to find it easier, and quicker to just attack and destroy the opponent, rather than try and work it out. It’s more efficient in […]

Break the Silence

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Philanthropy | No Comments

The proliferation of the internet has resulted in a substantial increase in worldwide accountability. Big industries can’t get away with sweatshop labor as easily as before. Tyrannical dictators are being tracked down. Famines are being addressed. We’re watching now. And we’re empowering the masses. I’m grateful for this increasing phenomenon. However, this dynamic also intimidates […]

Keep Her Sacred

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in Philanthropy | One Comment

In 1927, the Grand Council of American Indians made a statement about the colonization of America by “the white man”. Today we would call it “development”. “The white people, who are trying to make us over in their image, they want us to be what they call “assimilated”, bringing the Indians into the mainstream and […]