Motivational Monday: Look On The Bright Side

Happy Spring!! Yesterday was mild and sunny; the perfect first day of spring. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you.”- Walt Whitman As we talked about self reflection last week and goals the week past, this quote brought everything full circle for me. It is so easy to…

From Recognition to Implementation

Self-Reflection.  We all have heard about it.  We have maybe even told others they should think about doing some.  But what is it? Oxford dictionaries defines it as “Meditation or serious thought about one’s character, actions, and motives.”  And it can serve as a valuable tool for setting, re-setting, and reaching one’s goals.   Self…

Motivational Monday; Teachable Moments

  “One day at a time, one moment at a time.”- Anonymous When I look around me, I see a world spinning, sometimes out of control. Especially of late, I have been overwhelmed with everything that is happening in the world, in the USA, and in my own life. I already tend to take too…

Demystifying Vulnerability

Two years ago I had the opportunity to do some professional development at a week long intensive “school” put on by our governing body.  This experience definitely helped me to grow in many ways as a professional.  But there was one part of that week that will stick with me for probably the remainder of…

Motivation Monday – Bucket Lists

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey Last week, Richelle and I both wrote about the inspiration we drew from Ben Nemtin’s Opening Session Keynote at the NIRSA annual conference.  And although I think both of us have had information and tips surrounding Goal Setting hammered into…

Peace, Love, & NIRSA : Reflection & Purpose

“We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.”  – Anais Nin First an apology for not posting last week.  We were both attending our annual conference, learning, growing, and networking.  Time with computer access was limited but we are back at it this week. There are/have been many instances…

Wisdom Wednesday: Manageable Change

Whether it be personally, physically, or professionally really tangible goals are hard to identify, write, and then achieve. Don’t beat yourself up about achieving all of the things right away. Look for that 10%.

Creating Team Culture

“Your culture is a combination of what you create and what you allow.” – Craig Groeschel   Every month I hold leadership meetings for my student leaders.  I tend to spend half the meeting reviewing procedures and policies, and allowing students to share their successes from the previous month.  The other half of the meeting,…

Motivational Monday (Failure & Education)

  “Failure is nothing more than a chance to revise your strategy.”-Unknown I’ve always been told it takes a year to truly know your job. Being almost half way through my first academic year at my new job, I have started to evaluate the programs I have created, implemented, and/or changed over the last 8 months. There…

Motivational Monday (It’s Going Up, on a Tuesday)

  “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paul Coelho After all the changes we have seen already in our country, on top of my firm belief that leading by example is one of the top characteristics of great leadership, this quote went up on my office whiteboard this week….

Goal Setting 101: Planning with Purpose

Goal setting 101 At some point in almost all of our lives, someone talks to us about goal setting.  Most often, it is a way for parents, teachers, coaches, employers to have us formulate a plan for the future.  A goal acts as a written statement showing what we are working towards.  In the fitness…