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Insight and Inspiration for Living Your Legacy

 
Melanie Booher - "They're going to stay for the culture." tips from podcast guests May 27, 2022

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from a conversation with author and HR consultant, Melanie Booher. Tune into the entire conversation here...

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The Difference Between Dreams & Desires personal development May 25, 2022

Langston Hughes' poem Dreams was one of the few we encouraged our sons to memorize while homeschooling them.

Do you know it? Here it is.

Dreams, by Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly. 

Hold fast to dreams
For...

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Where the Art of Living REALLY Begins art of encore living personal development purpose May 23, 2022

The art of living—what does that mean to you?*

What it means to live well and how one does it are central preoccupations of most ancient philosophical and spiritual disciplines.

Despite the lack of a definitive answer, we don't talk much about the art of living well these days. Why is...

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Işıl Uysal Calvelli - "Be the possibility." tips from podcast guests May 20, 2022

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from a conversation with Işıl Uysal Calvelli author of The Gift of Being Unfulfilled at Work. Tune into...

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What Purpose Isn't personal development purpose May 18, 2022

For those who seek to make a difference, purpose is crucial.

And yet...

It is a term that is often confused or conflated with other ideas like vision, mission, or goal. I teased apart the difference between purpose and passion already. Here's my current attempt to do the same with these...

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The Difference Between Purpose & Passion personal development purpose May 16, 2022

Purpose and passion are terms that are often conflated and used interchangeably.

That is unhealthy and dangerous.

Here are five distinctions I make in my work helping others define the difference only they can make (AKA "their purpose") and living more passionately.

  1. Purpose is your reason for...
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Dr. Kate Lyzenga-Dean tips from podcast guests May 13, 2022

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from a conversation with Dr. Kate Lyzenga-Dean founder of KLMD Wellness. Tune into the entire...

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Where the Art of Living Begins personal development purpose May 11, 2022

The art of living is the central concern of most ancient philosophical and spiritual traditions. 

And yet, we rarely discuss how to live a good life in our educational and occupational institutions.

Why is that?

I honestly don’t know. Yet, these questions have been my...

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Commencement on Purpose personal development purpose May 09, 2022

The local high school prom was last weekend here in Floyd, VA. That means commencement season is right around the corner.

Commencement is a fascinating word. It’s the day and ceremony marking the end of an academic journey, celebrated with speeches, awards, and certificates, and...

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"If the only thing that you're entitled to is that you will die..." purpose tips from podcast guests May 06, 2022

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes with a twist. This insight from a conversation I had with Meridith Grundei and Joseph Bennett on...

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The Purpose Paradox personal development purpose May 04, 2022

Do you know your life’s purpose?

If you answered, “No,” you’re not alone...

According to recent polls, only 25% of people in the United States have a clear sense of purpose and meaning in their lives.

57% are searching for greater purpose and meaning.

Purpose is how we...

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Emergence personal development May 02, 2022

As a coach, I hear the word "transformation" quite a bit. Maybe too much...

In Seth Godin's Akimbo Workshops, where I served as a head coach for four years, "transformative" is the number one word students use to describe their experience after completing a program.

"Transformative" is...

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