Beyond High School, What’s Next?

Beyond High School, What’s Next? I recently spoke to a medium-sized group of middle school students about resiliency.  When I asked them how many of them knew what their plan was after high school, every single hand went up!  I was shocked because this was the...

Tips for Teens: School Achievement

Tips for Teens: School Achievement In this mini-series, I have been writing about tips for teens that they can use right now to change their lives.  Today I would like to discuss these three: 1) Motivated to achieve, 2) Educational Goals, and 3) Current school...

Find Those Sparks

Find Those Sparks Today I want to encourage you to find those sparks in young people.  Sparks represent the goodness that is inside them.  It is their gifts, their particular way of thinking, or their caring attitude, maybe it is just how they think.  When you notice...

Perseverance

Perseverance Look closely at this lovely little girl and you will see she has had some kind of surgery.  She had to learn what perseverance was very early in life. A Thank-you to Melissa Labellarte on Unsplash   As I sit on my deck and watch the birds for the evening...

Price To Pay

Price To Pay My mentor John Maxwell is fond of saying, “Anything worthwhile is always uphill.”  When we start to believe that and not try to look for shortcuts, then we begin to realize that there is a Price To Pay for success, for personal victory, for...

Be Relentless

Be Relentless Take the opportunity now to be relentless in letting go of the past and in pursuing the greatness that awaits you. When we want something to the level that is consuming our passion, then rise up and relentlessly pursue the victory that awaits you.  You...