Live on Purpose – Day 5

This post intentionally short and challenge-based. Read Live on Purpose if you have questions about the structure of this post or this 10-day challenge. Day 5 – List Your Threats We’re half way through our 10-day challenge. We’re on the final step of our personal SWOT analysis. Threats are different from weaknesses. They are the things that may…

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Live on Purpose – Day 4

This post intentionally short and challenge-based. Read Live on Purpose if you have questions about the structure of this post or this 10-day challenge. Day 4 – List Your Opportunities Yes, we are doing a SWOT analysis on ourselves! Don’t skip ahead though. Focus on your opportunities for now and pick up to five. Write these down. You’ll…

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Live on Purpose – Day 3

This post intentionally short and challenge-based. Read Live on Purpose if you have questions about the structure of this post or this 10-day challenge. Day 3 – List Your Weaknesses The title speaks for itself. Consider them your blind spots, we all have them. Evaluate each one on your list and pick up to five and write them down. You’ll…

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Live on Purpose – Day 2

This post intentionally short and challenge-based. Read Live on Purpose if you have questions about the structure of this post or this 10-day challenge. Day 2 – List Your Strengths I think the title speaks for itself. Don’t limit yourself as you think about your strengths, but as you wrap up your list, start to evaluate each one…

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Live on Purpose – Day 1

This post intentionally short and challenge-based. Read Live on Purpose if you have questions about the structure of this post or this 10-day challenge. Day 1: Ask The Right Questions Happy New Year! It’s time to do some self-reflection. Ponder and answer the following questions to the best of your ability. What gets you out of bed…

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Live on Purpose

Several people have asked me why I call myself a Purpose Ambassador. It was a title given to me by Aaron Hurst, author of The Purpose Economy. At first, I used it because it is a pretty cool title, isn’t it? Like most titles, they’re just words that we paste into our signatures and the…

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10 Lessons I Learned in 2014

I did a lot of reading, learning and changing in 2014. There are a few things that definitely worked and other things that I know will work, but take more effort an will power on my part to make a true positive change. Some things were lessons learned through experience and conversations with my family,…

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How I’ve Come to Love Sales

A couple months ago, I gave a presentation on the topic sales despite my aversion to sales. I cringe at the sound of the word and yet, in June of 2014 I found myself promoted to Director of Partnerships at CauseLabs, managing all of our relationships and, that’s right, sales. What I’ve learned in the…

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Instead of The News

The news is gruesome. I can hardly turn it on without hearing of death and destruction. I prefer to fill my brain with better things, though I can’t completely disconnect from current events. Earlier this year I found a email newsletter service called theSkimm, which sends me a daily recap of what’s going on in…

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Our Relationship to Poverty

Flying over Mexico city.

Last week I was asked to share my relationship to poverty. I spoke about my childhood, one deeply impacted by economic hardship. Though truth be told, this was my mother’s story of poverty, not mine because as a baby, I didn’t recognize our suffering; I felt only her immense love for me. As we were sharing,…

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