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Daily Inspiration: "Your imagination is your dream machine. Keep it well tuned!"

By Jim Carroll
"Your imagination is your dream machine. Keep it well-tuned!" #FuturistJim Carroll I'm down in Disney World today for a keynote, and so of course, imagination is a theme! Folks who succeed pursue big dreams and bold visions - and to fuel their dreams, they are fuelled by the energy from a vivid imagination. Many of us aren't taught how to be imaginative; much of the structure that surrounds us seems designed to hold us back and make us conform. That's why I ...
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By Josh Sundquist
My one man comedy show "We Should Hang Out Sometime" made the cover of this local Santa Monica newspaper! (Read it) The story published the same day as the one-year anniversary of the show AND the same day the biggest earthquake in 20 years hit during the middle of my performance. What. A. Day.
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The 10-year question.

By Jon Acuff
Last January, I went skiing with three friends to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It was an amazing trip and one of my favorite mountains I've ever visited. It didn't hurt that Wyoming is home of the Walt Longmire books, the best mystery series I've read in years. It was my first time to the state and worth the trouble of getting there from Nashville. (Our flight was canceled and we had to rent a car for the five-hour drive over the snow-covered Teton pass at midnight.) One afternoon, while riding up in the gondola, we met a ...
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An Innovative Way to Improve Behavior

By Josh Linkner
Early education in high-risk urban areas is a complex and seemingly overwhelming challenge. Often dubbed the "school to prison pipeline," kids in troubled classrooms with negative peer influences and little family support too often end up incarcerated or repeating the cycle of poverty. Despite committed teachers and administrators, these problems are expansive with far too few resources to combat the challenges. Typically, when young kids get in trouble, they are sent to detention where they ...
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Leadership Lessons from the FIFA 2019 World Cup

By Ivan Joseph
I must admit it is with mixed emotions that I have been watching the FIFA Women's World Cup. After getting knocked at the CONCACAF Qualifiers last June, it is hard not to be a little envious of the teams that made it there and feel like we should have been there. For the record, I am the Head Coach of the Guyana Women's National Team. However, in my heart of hearts, I know we are not ready. I wanted to share with you three observations that this Women's World Cup has reminded me of that ...
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Video: Speed Things Up - You Need to Reinvent Your Products, Continuously!

By Jim Carroll
Product lifecycles as a concept are dead. Nothing lasts forever. What you sell today will be obsolete tomorrow, if it isn't already from the olden days today. Organizations need to reinvent their product line on a continuous basis. Here's a short clip to help you understand why. To book Jim Carrollfor your next event, visit hisprofile: The post Video: Speed Things Up - You Need to Reinvent Your Products, Continuously! ...
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Daily Inspiration: "Try as you might, you can't mask your mistakes and hide your failures forever!"

By Jim Carroll
"Try as you might, you can't mask your mistakes and hide your failures forever!" - Futurist Jim Carroll Transparency will always win in the long run, authenticity is the new basis for image evaluation, and honesty will always win out in the end. Your world has likely become so complex that each and every day, you are like Jane Jetson: you put on a brave mask, some body armor, protect yourself with some attitude - and charge out into the world! ...
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Daily Inspiration: "It's your future. Take it into your own hands!"

By Jim Carroll
"It's your future. Take it into your own hands!" - Futurist Jim Carroll It's your future. No one is going to hand it to you on a silver platter. You've got to figure it out and direct how it will unfold. That means taking personal responsibility and ownership for the decisions that you'll make along the way. You can blame others for the mistakes that you might make, in the same way that you can't think that your personal success is the result of the effort of other people. ...
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Time to Rethink Homework!

By Evan Robb
By: Harvey Smokey Daniels The greatest source of tears and heartbreak in our family, over all of our child-raising years, washomework. Like by far. Like 90%. Those unbidden, meaningless assignments, mechanical worksheets, and odd-numbered math problems constantly led to friction, battles, resistance, weeping, and regret. It felt like the school was sending little hand grenades home with our kids, timed to explode just before a peaceful, playful, or relaxing evening could break out. That relentless assault on our family ...
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Live Inspired Podcast: Thriving in Pain: Kevin Hines' Story of Survival + Hope (ep. 164)

By John O'Leary
John O’Leary is joined by prominent suicide awareness + prevention activist Kevin Hines and how he’s thriving in pain on the Live Inspired Podcast.More than 1,700 people have jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge with the aim of taking their own life. Today’s guest is one of the 25 known survivors.Kevin Hines suffers from bipolar disorder with psychotic features. At 19, he was suffering silently and it resulted in his attempt to take his own life.Today, Kevin ...

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