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I'm away, but not unavailble - soon to offer virtual support

October 11, 2016

​Hi Everyone,No, that's not me.  I'm not that cute, but that's my little girl who's sad that Daddy's away.  Yes, I've had to take a hiatus to better meet my families needs with a contract position as a hospital case manager.  Those pesky benefits are expensive, so off I went to far off lands to share my smile while keeping the lights on at home.Being a clinician that has the ability to help people solve their problems is what makes me tick, whether it's in a role of a case manager or leading a group of people.  Being in the trenches everyday with patients and families in crisis provides me with the opportunity to stay informed, and supports my need to make a difference in this world.  It also provide direct access to knowledge that increases my ability in finding new ways to better support people transitioning to the community.  What has been very interesting in my role is to discover that I'm encountering the same issues that occur in my own backyard in this far away land.  This...

Anticipatory Grieving - 4 Ways to Prepare for the Impact of Alzheimer's

September 17, 2016

“People think it's just forgetting your keys, she says. Or the words for things. But there are the personality changes. The mood swings. The hostility and even violence. Even from the gentlest person in the world. You lose the person you love. And you are left with the shell... And you are expected to go on loving them even when they are no longer there. You are supposed to be loyal. It’s not that other people expect it. It’s that you expect it of yourself. And you long for it to be over soon.”   ― Alice LaPlante, Turn of Mind It was 1987, and I was just beginning to learn about the impact that Alzheimer's has on people and those they love.  In the auditorium that day there was a sense of excitement of dreams and hopes to soon be realized.  I was a joyful teenager, and it was the day I was finally going to graduate from high school.  In the audience I was supported by a hoard of family members, who would have to endure the typical...

Thoughts for the Day - Happiness

September 17, 2016

Good Morning,I hope your day is off to a good start.  I wanted to share some thoughts about happiness, and the impact it has in our lives.  It's a strong emotion, feeling, quality that can be hugely beneficial in our lives.“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” ― Abraham Lincoln“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ― Mahatma Gandhi“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.” ― Audrey Hepburn“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” ― Gabriel Garcí­a Marquez“It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” ― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People​

Expect the Best with the Results of a Positive Attitude

September 17, 2016

"An Expectant Attitude" Attitude is one of the most important ingredients in determining success or lack thereof for all people. Successful people have one thing in common - an expectant attitude of success.Most people begin each morning in neutral and react to events of the day. You can be one of the successful people in life by starting each day with a positive attitude, a gratitude for the opportunities you have, and an expectancy of the best for yourself.People tend to live up to expectations. We get out of life just about what we put into it. Our environment becomes a mirror of our spirit, our attitude, and expectations. If we keep a great attitude, we get great results. If we have a fair attitude, we accomplish fair results, and if we have a poor attitude, we accomplish poor results.The world will give you back what you expect, so expect the very best. Don't be defensive or doubtful. Nothing changes unless you do. Before you can do something, you've got to be something. Know...

I hate my cubicle - 4 Steps to Beating Workplace Burnout

August 22, 2016

Workplace issues seem to be on the rise as people are required to give more of their time to work.  With the economy and challenges with unemployment rates throughout the nation, people often have to cope with bad work situations.  Sometimes this dissatisfaction can grow not only into a stressful situation, but can lead you head first into workplace burnout.Work related issues are often the source of burnout for people when they've experienced exposure to high levels of stress for extended periods, but what are the specific causes of the stress?Unclear communication from leaders - There are certain leaders who don't effectively communicate directives to his or her staff members.  When this behavior occurs consistently it fosters an environment for possible workplace burnout to develop.  o   Unrealistic expectations - Every work situation is going to encounter busy times that require increased workloads, but when the expectation creates a "nose is to the grindstone" environment then...

Holding Their Hands through Life – A Nurse’s Role in Patient-centered Care

August 9, 2016

What a special moment it is waiting in anticipation to hear that new cry of life, and a privilege to kneel at the bedside when a life leaves without regrets.  As nurses, our relationship with patients has always been unique because we are often the only healthcare professionals holding their hands through life.  We share the honor of participating in the joys of our patients improved health, and shed common tears at times when bad news is delivered that adds to their sorrows.  It is these experiences that have shaped our views and understanding that caring for a human being is truly a multidimensional experience.  It must involve meeting their physical needs with a healing experience, understanding how to meet their psycho-social to support their mental health, and finally seeing that each person has a spiritual component to their being that guides their actions and interactions.  These shared experiences with those we serve are the foundations that form the patient-centered care...

15 things you probably never knew or thought about....

August 5, 2016

1. At least five people in this world love you so much they would die for you. 2. At least fifteen people in this world love you in some way. 3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you. 4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you. 5. Every night, someone thinks about you before they go to sleep. 6. You mean the world to someone. 7. If not for you, someone may not be living. 8. You are special and unique. 9. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you. 10. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it. 11. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world. 12. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you probably won't get it, but if you believe in yourself, probably, sooner or later, you will get it. 13. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget the rude remarks. 14. Always tell...

Bad News - How to deal with the storms in your life?

August 4, 2016

Do you ever feel like a black cloud is hovering over your head?  Of does it seem just like when things were starting to progress in a positive direction the other shoe falls off?  Yesterday was a day like that for me.  We received some news concerning my wife's health that we weren't expecting, and it seemed like a kick in the stomach.  We all have these moments, and have to figure out a way to live through the storms of our lives.​I wish I could say that I initially dealt with the news well, but that wouldn't be the case.  It's hard to see the people we love suffer, and know what to do in these challenging times.  Thankfully, I woke up this morning with some clarity on how to face the storms in my life.  Here it goes:5 Ways to Weather the Storm in Your LifeSit with the News - When we encounter a new storm in our life, whether it is bad news or a difficult change, we need to sit with the news.  We need to have the time to absorb what we just learned, were just told, or saw what...

COPD - Figuring Out if You have any Risk Factors

August 3, 2016

Good Morning,As a nurse, this year I've seen a huge rise in the number of respiratory infections for both smoker's and also non-smokers.  I wanted to provide some information specifically on COPD since it seems to be on the rise, some many seniors in our community struggle with this disease.  Therefore, please read this article and see your medical provider if you feel you may be at risk. I will start posting various articles or my own blogs on disease management topics that I currently see impacting those I serve in an effort to help increase awareness on how to best manage chronic illnesses.  Take care, and feel free to contact me if I can ever answer any questions for you.  DaveThe following article is from Harvard Women's Health WatchHome » Newsletters » Harvard Women's Health Watch » June 2014 » COPD: Could you be at risk? COPD: Could you be at risk?JUN 2014COPD is a lung condition that includes both emphysema (damage to the air sacs of the lungs) and chronic bronchitis...

Take Action Today...

August 3, 2016

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ” Walt Disney “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” Napoleon Hill“Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” Thomas Jefferson“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” Dr. Seuss   “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot​

Generosity

August 2, 2016

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ― John Holmes“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” ― John Bunyan  “That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.” ― Simone de Beauvoir“For it is in giving that we receive.” ― Francis of Assisi  “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” ― Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version ​

Navigating the Waves of Life's Adversity with 4 Actions

August 2, 2016

Good Afternoon, Many years ago I was the guy holding up my hand in that boat zooming across the water.  I was part of a Marine boat company as their chosen "squid", "doc", and Navy Corpsman.  As a boat company, we used that luxury liner you see as our mode of transportation from the "haze grey and underway" (ship) to the sandy beach shore.  During these training ops things didn't always go as planned because we encountered bad weather, were plagued by engine issues, or had injuries occur along the way.  The only thing you could control was how you chose to ride out the mission's adversity.  It was crucial to hang on tight or get abrupt splash into the ocean, keep your head up to avoid the boat smacking you in the face with the next large swell, and stay focused when you hit the shore to complete the training required.  Just like those wet tired Marines knew that there were expected and unexpected challenges that may occur, we too have to have that awareness so we can successfully...

Empathy - 3 Reasons for Adding this Missing Ingredient to Healthcare Reform

August 2, 2016

Good Afternoon,These days there is a huge effort to change the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in America.  Great minds are coming together to formulate plans that will not only decrease costs, but improve the quality of care and services to patients.  One aspect that needs to be central to these discussions is how to deliver empathetic care to the populations being served.  Merriam - Webster defines empathy as, "the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions : the ability to share someone else's feelings".  Why is empathy such a vital ingredient to the healthcare reform discussions?Empathy connects clinicians and providers to the mission of meeting the needs of patients For numerous years the concept of professional boundaries has been positively promoted in the training of clinicians and providers to help maintain objectivity.  The challenge with this ideology is that in many cases it has removed the human element to care, and has...

Standing at the Edge of Something Great, Jump to Get it!

July 30, 2016

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.” ― Maya Angelou“It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.” ― Lou Holtz“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ― Jane Goodall“It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.” ― Babe Ruth“Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” ― Leo Buscaglia

7 Steps to Finding Happiness at Work

July 28, 2016

7 Steps to Finding Happiness at WorkBe grateful for your job.  Remind yourself how nice it is to pay your bills and feed yourself.Choose to be positive.  Look for the things you enjoy about your job - the people, your ability to use your skills and knowledge, and the chance to make a difference.  Remind yourself about the importance of your work.  If your job and company weren't important they'd be out of business and you'd be unemployedLook for opportunities to grow and learn.  Even if you've been doing the same thing for years, you can focus on picking up some new skills that will make you more valuable to your current employer and future ones.Realize change is part of life both personally and professionally.  Try to get on board quickly with new changes, and encourage others to do the same.Stay aware of company news and possible changes.  Being informed reduces anxiety, and can help improve others perception of you.Ask for regular feedback.  Don't get caught off guard at...

A Look at approaches that support making healthy changes in life

July 28, 2016

Good Afternoon,Today I'm going to be discussing various behavior change theories, and how they directly impact an individuals ability to achieve improved health outcomes.  As a case manager working with patients and families daily, it is my goal to achieve positive outcomes that improve my clients quality of life.   I hope you find the information useful, and I encourage you to leave your comments following this post.*All information provided here was from   Behavior Change Theories Utilized in Health PromotionHealth Belief ModelThe health belief model is a psychological health behavior change model developed to explain and predict health-related behaviors, particularly in regard to the uptake of health services.[1] The health belief model was developed in the 1950s by social psychologists at the U.S. Public Health Service[1][2] and remains one of the most well-known and widely used theories in health behavior research.[3][4] The health belief model suggests that people's beliefs...

The 5 T's to Ensuring You Have a Successful Hospital Stay

July 28, 2016

The 5 T's to Ensuring You Have a Successful Hospital StayHave you or one of your loved ones ever ended up in the hospital?  I would imagine for the majority of us the answer would be a resounding yes.  What was the stay like?  Did you feel like you had a clue about why you were there, and what they were doing?  For a lot of people the response to that question may be just the opposite with a resounding no.  The difference in those experiences can truly be altered to some degree by your own actions when you or a loved one has been hospitalized.  As someone who has been a patient, sat at the bedside next to my loved one, and been the nurse delivering the care I believe there are 5 T's that can make the difference in your stay.Type of Patient - Admission StatusWhen you come to the hospital whether it is in the back of a speeding ambulance or walking through the double doors on your own, you'll initially be evaluated in the emergency room to be assigned an admitting ...

Fuel for your Soul

July 28, 2016

​Good Morning,Here's a couple thoughts provided by a variety of people focused on encouraging all of us to pursue our passions and potential.  I hope you find it as inspirational as I did this morning.  Have a great day!“Be the change you want to see in this world.” ~ Gandhi “The meaning of life is to give life meaning.” ~ Ken Hudgins “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~ Steve Jobs “A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein “Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one is watching.” ~ Satchel Paige “The biggest adventure you can ever...

Reaching Our Potential - Maslow's Roadmap

July 28, 2016

Good Morning,I have a few questions for you this morning:What do you want to achieve in life?  big question I knowHow do you plan to achieve your goals or get to that desired destination?The reason I ask is because I want to review Maslow's Hierarchy of needs, and how using some personal motivation that resides in each of us can help us achieve our goals and destiny.The Pyramid of Needs Physiological Needs - air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sleep, and intimacy Safety Needs - protection from the elements, security, order, law, limits, stability, freedom from fear Social Needs - belonging, affection and love - from co-workers, family, friends, and lovers Self Esteem Needs - achievement, mastery, independence, status, dominance, prestige, self-respect, respect Self-Actualization - realizing personal potential, self-fulfillment, seeking personal growth and peak experience.What is the importance of the Pyramid in understanding how to reach our potential?  Maslow believed that when...

Gratitude - Your Attitude Makes all the Difference...

July 27, 2016

​“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” Eckhart Tolle“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” John F. Kennedy“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” Marcus Tullius Cicero“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” Neal A. Maxwell

An Attitude of Gratitude - Reframe Your Thinking

July 27, 2016

​Gratitude - feeling or being gratefulHow often do you stop throughout your day, and think about the good things in your life?  Completing that process is called being grateful.  Having a sincere appreciation for both the people and possessions in your life.  This feeling or emotion is often praised as the "father of all emotion".  I personally believe that most likely stems from the fact that every known major religion has an aspect of gratefullness in their practices.  Believers are exhorted to give thanks for the good in their lives, and in some faiths even in tough challenges.Why does giving thanks matter?  That may seem like a silly question or not depending on your personal view of this emotion.  Either way, an attitude of gratitude has been proven to be a very beneficial component in the lives of people who remind themselves of the good in their lives.  There are a number of studies that support this concept, and have shown results that include improved...

Leaving A Legacy - What are you going to do in life?

July 27, 2016

​Good Morning,Earlier I put some quotes up by Winston Churchill.  The reason I did that was to prepare for this posting.  Leaving a legacy.  I think we all have an idea of what that means, but are we acting and doing things in our lives to actually make that happen?To leave a legacy means living your life with a sense of purpose.  Attempting to be part of the bigger picture, but I understand that is not the desire for all of us.  I just had that conversation with someone yesterday, and we have very different views on making an impact.  Neither of us are wrong, we just have different perspectives and dreams.What is important is that your cultivating a legacy for yourself.  It could/should be with your kids, co-workers, friends, and other people you may influence.  It is about people thinking of you as a giver, a mentor, someone that showed kindness when no one was looking.  It's about being the best people we can be.I encourage you today to look at the ways in your...

The 6 P's for Achieving Your Goals

July 27, 2016

"Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, and others make it happen."Michael JordanIn life it's all about trying to make things happen, and bringing your dreams to life through action.  There are tons of people that want others to benefit from their ideas, but don't have a proven process for achieving success.  Seeing something to completion is hard, but provides the opportunity for personal growth through character development.  The 6 P's for Getting it Done is your road map for achieving your goals:Purpose:  The first step in getting things done is understanding the reason behind what you're trying to accomplish.  If you don't have a reason or aren't crystal clear about  the result you want to achieve, you'll just spin your wheels instead of reaching that chosen destination.Passion:  You have to be excited about what you're doing because if you're not, then no one else will be either.  That passion has to be constant in varying levels just like...

10 Ways to Become "Happy, Wealthy, and Wise"...

July 27, 2016

​​ "Happy, Wealthy, and Wise", that doesn't seem like the correct phrase.  That's because historically it started with healthy, but if a person pursues these three characteristics the result should be improved health.  With these distinct differences how can a person accomplish all three?  Happy - glad, joyous, satisfied, and pleaseWealthy - valuable and large material possessWise - having the power of discerning and judging rightly.(Webster's New American College Dictionary)Pursuing a life balance is the key to meeting the needs and responsibilities in life, and becoming "Happy, Wealthy, and Wise".  Here are 10 ways that will lead to achieving this pursuit.Right - Everyone needs a belief system or a personal mission that provides their purpose for living. Something to to be passionate about that gives directed guidance to their steps in life. Relationships - Everyone needs to connected to other people in life that provide mutual feeling of love, friendship, and...

Happiness - Spread it Around...

July 27, 2016

Hi,Here are a couple of quotes concerning our pursuit of happiness in life.  I apologize that there has been very little content from me this week.  As I said before I've been working on the book, and spending some time with family.  I'm so excited to share what we have with everyone.  Have an amazing rest of the day.  Take care.  Dave“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”  Abraham Lincoln“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”  Mahatma Gandhi“It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”  Mark Twain“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in...

4 Steps to Designing your Happiness

July 27, 2016

"4 Steps to Designing Your Own Happiness"​ There is one thing in life that can reroute our lives, and determine whether outcomes are positive or negative.  Happiness.  The challenge with that perspective is that it's wrong because happiness is a feeling or a perception people have about  that can be changed.  Which is good news because that means we're in control of Designing Our Own Happiness by creating a lasting foundation based on a specific processes that build the lasting foundation needed to retain happiness through life's storms.   Here is the 4 step process to gain that lasting happiness:  Define - The first step is to define your happiness.  What is it that you believe provides you with that sense of accomplishment or feeling of completeness in life that keeps you enthused about living?  It seems that for most of us it can be divided into three broad categories:Power - For some people it's the ability to control their own destiny or their path in...

Developing Wisdom - 4 Steps for Making Decisions That Lead to Your Success

July 27, 2016

​Developing Wisdom - 5 Steps for Making Decisions That Lead to Your Success​ Life is full of choices you have to make each day that create outcomes that can significantly affect your life.  It is these challenges that can change your direction and destiny in life if the wrong decision is made.  Therefore, it is easy to become paralyzed by fear when facing such a crucial decision, and not take the opportunity to control the situation that can determine success in your life.So what can you do to "Make Decisions that Lead to Success"?  Just like professional athletes who train themselves to compete so they win consistently, you need to follow a decision making process that results in providing a consistent positive outcomes that enhances your life.Here are "4 Steps for Making Decisions that Lead to Success":Explore - The first step for any decision that has to be made is to "Explore" why the decision is necessary.  What are the ramifications if it wasn't made or...

Choose Wisely - The Importance of Decisions...

July 27, 2016

“The greatest accomplishment began as a decision once made and often a difficult one.” Michael Rawls“Not making a decision is actually a decision. It's the decision to stay the same.” Lysa TerKeurst“The sign of a good decision is the multiplicity of reasons for it.” Mary Doria Russell“You are defined by the decisions you make. When one bites you...the way you respond to it either makes or breaks you.”  Benjamin Bayani“Feelings should never supersede rational thought... so, if you feel that you've got the answer, you should think some more.” Julie Ann Elliott-Morton

Time - Life's Precious Commodity...

July 27, 2016

​​Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.   Lord Chesterfield The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business--or almost anywhere else for that matter.   Lee Iacocca   You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.  Charles Buxton The more business a man has to do, the more he is able to accomplish, for he learns to economize his time. Sir Matthew Hale Spare moments are the gold dust of time. Bishop Hail

Try, Try, and Try again...

July 27, 2016

Good Morning,Well I think for most people it's that special day to either send them off for their very first day or their starting another "First Day of School".  One thing we know about all these wonderful kids is that they will be trying to do all sorts of things, and sometimes succeeding and sometimes not.  It is like that for all of us throughout life, so how we do we keep going?  Here are some quotes to inspire you today in your efforts.  Take care, Dave.“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” ― Robert F. Kennedy“It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt, Looking Forward “Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” ― Tim Fargo“A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new” ― Albert Einstein“To try and fail is at least to learn; to fail to try is...

Joy - Dancing in the Movie

July 27, 2016

​Good Morning,Joy is a word that doesn't seem to be used very often or just in certain circles, but it's a great word that should really impact each of our lives. "the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/joy).The other day I expereinced this elation that overhauled the bad day I was having.  I've been busy lately quite a bit, hence the lack of post, and needed to have some fun to get me out of my funk.  My wife and I decided that we would take our newly turned 3 year old daughter to her first movie.  Some of you might be thinking as I often have "this is no place for a kid that small".  I'm glad to report that my daughter did extremely well watching "RIO 2" because we sat in the very front where she could move around a little.  It was so fun to see how she enjoyed the movie, but my feeling of pure joy came after the movie during the credits.  As the...

Making it is all about hanging on...

July 27, 2016

​Life can seem hectic at times, and feel like we're just trying to hang on.  In those moments we have to press on and move ahead with confidence and purpose.  If you've hit a bump in the road or feel like your just hanging on, here's some thoughts to help you on your journey today.Take care,DaveYou may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. Maya AngelouMany of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas A. EdisonCourage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. Mary Anne RadmacherIf you fell down yesterday, stand up today. H.G. WellsWhen you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Randon Acts of Kindness...

July 27, 2016

​It seems sad these days that there is such a lack of courtesy and kindness for one another.  I'm still holding out hope that things can change, but it requires the effort of each of us.  It takes looking for opportunities carry out random acts of kindness when we see the opportunity.  Will today be the day you act in kindness toward someone else jus because.  Here's a couple thoughts to support your actions.  Take care.Dave“Don't wish...DO! Don't try...BE! Don't think...KNOW! And above all: Bless a stranger with a small, yet powerful, random act of kindness. You feel me?” ― T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"    “Kindness carries no price tag neither does it require making a purchase. A random act of kindness can change someone's life...choose to be kind always.” ― Kemi Sogunle “Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together...

Going Against the Grain - 5 steps to achieving your dreams...

July 27, 2016

​Have you ever had a dream, a desire, or a destiny you felt pulled to chase in your life?  Most people will answer that question with an emphatic yes.  Have you ever had a dream, a desire, or destiny in life that you pursued even when it meant encountering problems and going against the grain?  The emphatic yes answers to this question often decrease dramatically because people lose sight of their dream for one reason or another.  It can be a challenge to accomplish your dreams in life when you're faced with difficulties along the way, but learning how to press forward past the obstacles in your path allows you to make the dream a reality.Here are 5 steps to achieving your dreams:1.  Clarify - The first step to achieving your dream is to understand it, have a plan to achieve it, and be able to clearly communicate it to others.  If you aren't clear on where you're going or what you're doing then it will be impossible to have other people see your vision.  Next...