Browsing All posts tagged under »dreams«

Be the Hero of Your Story

May 18, 2010

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– photo by wallyg via Flickr.com Today Josh Hanagarne, the World’s Strongest Librarian, wrote about Hercules and what his modern Labors might look like. That got me to thinking about heroes.  Heroes are sometimes born for the work (Hercules couldn’t help it as the son of Zeus), sometimes they choose the hero’s quest (Theseus choosing […]

Google Owns Its Space. Do You?

May 11, 2010

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[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=google&iid=7744174″ src=”7/b/7/5/New_Goojje_web_8569.JPG?adImageId=12819282&imageId=7744174″ width=”380″ height=”201″ /] What do the following words have in common? Xerox Kleenex Bandaid Google Did you guess?  They’re all brand names.   AND – the companies involved became so good in their industries – their space – that their brand names became synonymous with their products. For a long […]

Are You the Designer or Engineer of Your Life? Or Are You a Cog in the Machine?

May 4, 2010

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Chris Guillebeau at the wonderful blog The Art of Non-Conformity posed this question: How will your choices change the world today? His words moved me: Everyone else is counting on you. We need you. I can’t wait to see how your choices will change the world. All of us make mistakes, sometimes big ones, so you […]

What’s holding you back? Think again

March 23, 2010

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My friend Donna sent me an article about a group of runners who will be running the Monument Avenue 10K race this coming weekend (along with me and 37,000 of our closest friends :))  These runners face the same challenges that every runner faces: finding time and discipline to train, nursing injury, trying to exceed […]

Look again – discover a whole new world

January 27, 2010

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So, I had a job interview the other day, which did not go as well as I hoped.  But!  I did get to go downtown, and I was leaving just before sunset, which is a wonderful time for taking pictures.  Thus, my trip was a 2-fer in the goal achieving space, took a step in […]

Glorious, joyful YOU

January 13, 2010

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[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=joyful+dance&iid=256151″ src=”0252/d8cc567e-f5ab-4cbf-bea7-4cfe65e28162.jpg?adImageId=8968054&imageId=256151″ width=”380″ height=”269″ /] Stop. Right now, stop and think.  Have you found your calling, your sweet spot?  Are you still looking? Picture yourself completely, deeply, thoughtlessly engaged in that glorious, joyful something.  What makes you grin and laugh and dance?  What fills your heart with gladness? Savor that feeling for […]

Achieving your outrageous goals with MAGIC!

December 30, 2009

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[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=magic&iid=5102865″ src=”2/1/4/9/Person_waving_magic_044f.jpg?adImageId=8732567&imageId=5102865″ width=”234″ height=”321″ /] Magic!  That’s all we need – something that will make achieving our goals effortless, mythical, astonishing.  When guilt and longing (and procrastination and intimidation) fail to make it happen, magic will help you achieve your goals. Well, okay, I don’t actually have a magic trick to make […]

Outrageous Goals – Outrageous Ideas, we got ’em

December 26, 2009

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Everyone have their outrageous goals for 2010?  No?  Just for those of you who might be feeling stuck, or unmotivated or blase about your goals for 2010, here are some ideas to get your brains going: Find your calling, follow your passion – Start a blog! This one’s not just for writers.  Even if you’re […]