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We are thrilled to share our speeches from P20 Talks 2016 in Goa, India, hosted by Parenting 2.0 and The Global Presence. The Talks were focused on relating a personal story to a critical life skill. We would sincerely appreciate our 220 Community sharing, liking, and promoting these on social media including YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn!
Whether you run a business or not, a type of professional/family/personal retreat is a powerful way to reflect on where you are, be grateful for how far you've come in your life and everything you have, decide on your vision for the future, and then go execute.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to our 220 Community!
The book focuses on six people (including Joseph and I) that pursued their passions regardless of the associated risks, obstacles, fear, social pressures, and negative internal dialogue that we all face. The book is set to come out in early 2017.
In June, Michael Brindley passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 16 from natural causes. Michael was one of my students. Michael was my friend
As Jamie Foxx once said, "What's on the other side of fear? Nothing." Many times, fear is a result of limiting perceptions we create in our own heads. Just like we're hesitant to jump in the rain before we get wet, or take a chance on ourselves, or risk failing at something new and challenging, or going after our ultimate goals, the scariest part comes at the beginning- before we've tried anything at all. Once we go for it, it's never as bad as we imagined it would be- and it's often much, much better.
We are honored to be featured as a resource in the chapter on promoting student resilience and grit. One of our quotes can also be found on the book jacket! (both below)
We can’t believe it. Although it started with a small summer camp in 2009, this week we are celebrating our company’s one-year anniversary. One full year gone by, one full year since we made the jump, one full year since we started 220. One full year working in the career of our dreams.
The fact is, whether we are talking about an elite performer across any profession, they put in the time it takes to achieve their ultimate goals. Sure, maybe some of them had some natural talent or another slight advantage. But vision, commitment, and hard work always catch up to talent and any other advantage left untrained and stagnant.
Today should be the day. The day you start working towards that goal you've always wanted to start, but have never been able to get going. To eliminate the habit you've always wanted to break, or the start the habit you've always wanted make. Not tomorrow, today: the day you read this post.
Now those of you who know Jordan at all are probably smiling or laughing right now. It's pretty common any time someone hears his name (I know I do). There are a lot of reasons for that, including but not limited to...
Appreciating the small things makes our days seem longer, richer, and more fulfilling. It can make problems that would normally ruin our day seem trivial, and make those regular moments seem special every single time.
Legendary college basketball coach Jim Valvano (known as Jimmy V) said it best in his Arthur Ashe Award Acceptance Speech recognizing his illustrious career and his inspirational battle against cancer: "If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special."
The YES Group student-leaders left for the summer with new "unrealistic" individual goals and action plans related to academic achievement, leadership development, and communication skills.
You only get so many July 4th's in your lifetime, so make sure to appreciate the opportunity you have this weekend to spend time with your family, friends and loved ones. Start a new tradition. Try a new recipe. Do something as small as a dance or karaoke contest, a board game, or even telling someone you appreciate them. Make this 4th of July count.