Finding Our Passion

Fortune What?
Fortune What?

Finding our passion and pursuing our dreams with sheer determination is something we all dream about.

When is the best time to ease off the dreaming and ramp up the doing? It really depends. There’s so much to consider. So much to take into account.

Have you given up?

Eventually, most people give up. I almost did too. Then a small child was born. He changed my life and my purpose. He was and is the catalyst that inspires me to work tirelessly.

Over time, my five daily blogs have slowly, but surely been getting better. It’s funny sometimes, to think that many readers have no idea how hard I work in my professional position with a Fortune 100 company.

All this blogging is extra. Ya with me? Extra. What are you doing that’s extra? That’s hard?  That’s difficult? That you love so much you can’t stop?

My blogs are so basic and simple it’s almost embarrassing.  When there’s some “spare” time, I’ll be looking to take another step to jazz up the blogs.  I’ll be clicking here for more WordPress Theme tips.

Do you let what you can’t do stop you from what you can?

Stories Make It Stick

Three things Lee Cockerell told me when I asked his advice on public speaking, in 1999:

  1. Be passionate
  2. Tell stories
  3. Use personal examples

Here’s a fourth tip.  Benchmark.  Click here to do that right now.

Make your day GREAT.  It’s up to you.  Always has been.  Always will be.  Be inspired. Or not.

National Speakers Association

Public speakers who get paid are called Professional Speakers. Professional Speakers who become certified through The National Speakers Association are designated as CSP – Certified professional Speaker.

Public speaking is the greatest fear humans have, even greater than the fear of dying.  Mastering this fear has certain benefits that are challenging to explain.

National Speakers Association ( NSA ) Winter Conference – You Tube video update:

If you are an accomplished or an aspiring Professional Speaker, NSA is guaranteed to help you succeed, no matter your current skill level.

jungle jeff Triple Shot?

jungle jeff triple shot?  Yep.

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Keynote Speaker Phillip Van Hooser

Disney fans, jungle jeff readers, Executives, Leaders, entrepreneurs, and everyone else visiting jungle jeff today, I’ve got a special opportunity for you.

It is my distinct pleasure to introduce you to Phillip Van Hooser, MBA, CSP, CPAE, and President Elect – The National Speaker’s Association (NSA).

The reason I feel so compelled to do this is because I met Phil, and got to know him, at the 2009 NSA Winter Conference at The Walt Disney World Resort a few months ago.

I particularly want to share his June 15 blog post entitled, The Truth About Managing Change.

Phil’s blog post on managing change struck a chord with me, when I read this excerpt:

“A transformational leadership approach says, “It’s already broken, or it’s going to break. How can we seize the opportunities we have now to make it better?”

In these turbulent times, we have the opportunity to use a level of creativity and innovation that rarely, if ever, gets tapped.

Creativity involves risk.  Risk jeopardizes consistency.  Consistency is the hallmark of quality service.  Quality service is how you build your brand.

If your brand is actually your reputation, you might go as far as saying that your very reputation is on the line.

Scary, eh?

Our rewards in life are directly linked to the level of creativity, and it’s inherent risk, we demonstrate.

I hope you have time to visit Phil’s website, view a few of his videos and read his blog.  If you are looking for inspiration and practical ideas, you won’t have to look far.

Make it a GREAT day, because if you don’t, who will?  If not today, when?  Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂