JumpStart- Relationship power of attorney

AUDIO SYNOPSIS Have you ever picked the wrong person to date (or even marry?) Of course, we all have.  The problem is not that we attract bad partners – –  the problem is that we invite them into our lives and give them the key to our heart. If you or...

JumpStart- Giving up

AUDIO SYNOPSIS You may not expect me to JumpStart the value of Giving Up but sometimes it’s the right strategy. Doing something now “just because we said we would” a long time ago makes no sense.  BUT, does this mean we give up on things just because they get...

JumpStart- Self Reliance – Part 12

AUDIO SYNOPSIS “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your...

JumpStart- Self Reliance – Part 11

AUDIO SYNOPSIS “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson You think you’re special. You think you’re a unique individual. You think you’re one-of-a-kind, cut from your own cloth, unlike anyone else,...

JumpStart- Self Reliance – Part 10

AUDIO SYNOPSIS As we wind-down this 12-Part Series on Ralph Waldo Emerson, I want to break away from Self Reliance and discuss three other Emerson quotes not found in that book.   Today is one of my favorites: “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty...

JumpStart- Self Reliance – Part 9

AUDIO SYNOPSIS I am psyched that you guys are loving this series on “Self Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.  And thank you for continuing to leave your comments so we can all engage. Today’s quote is, “A man is to carry himself in the presence of all opposition...

JumpStart- Self Reliance – Part 8

AUDIO SYNOPSIS “Whoso would be a man must be a non-conformist. He would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at less sacred but the integrity of our own mind. “ Think of someone who...

JumpStart- Self Reliance – Part 7

AUDIO SYNOPSIS “The nonchalance of boys who are sure of a dinner, and would distain as much as the Lord to do or say ought to conciliate one, is the healthy attitude of human nature.” -Emerson As I sit here writing this, two brothers are playing the game Marco Polo in...

JumpStart- Self Reliance – Part 6

AUDIO SYNOPSIS “Trust thy self: every heart vibrates to that iron string.” – Emerson Have you ever sat down and written out a personal resume? I did recently and it gave me an overwhelming sense of self-confidence. All of us doubt ourselves from time to time. Making...

JumpStart- Self Reliance – Part 5

AUDIO SYNOPSIS “God will not have his work made manifest by cowards.“ – Emerson Over the years, I have been approached by dozens of bright-eyed, optimistic young people who want to create some sort of a movement or nonprofit to improve other people’s lives. Sadly, to...

JumpStart- Self Reliance – Part 4

AUDIO SYNOPSIS “There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion.“ – Emerson If you could be anyone other than yourself who would...

JumpStart- Self Reliance – Part 3

AUDIO SYNOPSIS “For always the inmost becomes the outmost - and our first thought is rendered back to us by the trumpets of the last judgment.“ – Emerson I love this quote from “Self-Reliance“ by Ralph Waldo Emerson because it succinctly explains the field of...