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Ryan Avery. At age 25, Ryan is the youngest World Champion of Public Speaking in history. He currently works as the Director of Marketing and Communications at Special Olympics Oregon.

“What is the hardest thing that you ever had to work for?”

This is a request for your experience.  I want your help. Yesterday, I came across an interview with Ryan Avery, 2012 World Champion of Public Speaking on the blog of Paul Sohn: How to Speak Like a World Champion of Public Speaking. The question that really struck me and has left me deep in thought […]

A Good Life: Be Real, Be Whole, Be Innovative

How to achieve Work/Life Balance? Have you ever wondered if “work/life balance” exists?  How do some of the world’s most successful professionals find harmony in work and with the rest of “life”? This post is based on a conversation with Dr. Stew Friedman.  He is the author of Leading the Life You Want. What is a good life? […]

What do you know now that you wish you knew then? #1

Last month, I asked my email subscribers a question:  What do you know now that you wish you knew then? (and wish you did).  Imagine you are having a coffee with a younger version of yourself. What would you say?  (If you still feel that you are the younger self… what would you ask the […]

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Intentionality and Defiance

As I grow ever older, staying fit requires ever greater intention.  I sometimes wish to myself that it might be a little easier, but then quickly realise that this is my inner saboteur distracting me. If you are going uphill then you are going towards success.  I so often want writing to become easier.  I […]

The Chosen Sacrifice

No written word, no spoken plea Can teach our youth what they should be Nor all the books on all the shelves Its what the teachers are themselves Anonymous, quoted by John Wooden (at 4:12 in the video below) What is True Success? John Wooden’s simple answer:  to know you did your best.  It is […]

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