Tag: Passion

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Mom, Memories and Miracles

Two events in 2010 changed the trajectory of my life forever. I was driving home on June 22, 2010. As usual, I was talking to Mom. We talked about everyday things like my kids and when we would see each other next. I told her that I had been stranded at home the day before because every road to work was flooded due to … Read More Mom, Memories and Miracles

The Future of Women & Megatrend #2: Living with Purpose and Meaning

The tools and technologies that help people create their own businesses and design their lives in ways that best suit them, are also fueling Megatrend #2:  Living with Purpose and Meaning. Purposeful living is shaping everything from healthcare to education. Our society is quickly evolving into an era characterized by shared purpose and meaning. Personal fulfillment is a growing trend in business and entrepreneurship. … Read More The Future of Women & Megatrend #2: Living with Purpose and Meaning

Fun is Valuable: So Just Say “Yes!”

Now, there is even more proof that fun is valuable!  Media titan, Shonda Rhimes, recently gave a compelling TED Talk, “My Year of Saying Yes.”  She discusses the value of saying yes, but also provides valuable insights on why we should play and have fun-especially with our children. Ms. Rhimes is a leader and role model for women in the modern age.  She is … Read More Fun is Valuable: So Just Say “Yes!”

To Change Yourself, Change Your World (and Your Brain)

Science can help people stick to their goals.  I posted a SMARTER Intentions coaching guide on Ask Dr. Connie on December 31, 2015 to help people set their true intentions for 2016.  If you are already struggling a bit, brain science offers a little help! Kira Newman, from the University of Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, suggests changing your environment.  Newman suggests some simple … Read More To Change Yourself, Change Your World (and Your Brain)

SMARTER Intentions and Authentic Goals: A Coaching Guide from AskDrConnie.com

All true intent is realized.  This simple yet profound truth is usually overlooked when people set goals.  If you really don’t intend to lose 15 pounds (you just want to lose weight without really trying), then don’t set a goal around weight loss.  New Year’s resolutions are often short-lived because they are not true intentions.  I am a believer in setting intentions, so I … Read More SMARTER Intentions and Authentic Goals: A Coaching Guide from AskDrConnie.com

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

  It has been a full week!  One of the big events:  Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. The Tweet by Melissa Stewart connected me to the story behind Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.  Wendy Diamond, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Founder and CEO, started Women’s Entrepreneurship Day with great passion and purpose. She is giving women a global voice.  To learn more, read the article published in Fortune about Wendy … Read More Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Growing Trends: The Rise of Good Bacteria and the Demise of Shampoo?

As creative entrepreneurs and innovators continue to embrace the “natural ingredients and fewer chemicals” trend, we may be soon be talking about using shampoo “way back when”…. Growing trends changing the future and our daily routines: The end of shampoo and the rise of good bacteria! #trends…http://t.co/Jl9ySeWWYc — Dr. Connie (@askdrconnie) August 15, 2014   I just love it when people embrace, “Be You … Read More Growing Trends: The Rise of Good Bacteria and the Demise of Shampoo?

Tune in to 1110 KFAB this Wednesday!

My radio connection, Clint Bellows, invited me to “appear” on 1110 KFAB this Wednesday afternoon!  Tune in after 2:30 PM and join the conversation about leading your own life with purpose, passion and fun! You can listen live by going to KFAB.com.  Looking forward to having a great conversation on Wednesday! Go Wild with KFAB! -Dr. Connie   Clint Bellows invited me to be … Read More Tune in to 1110 KFAB this Wednesday!

Go Wild with Confidence Hits #136,936 on Amazon!

Celebrating a publishing milestone with my family today!  It always feels good when you take a step in the direction of your dreams.  Best-seller status here I come!   My book, Go Wild with Confidence! hit #136,936 on Amazon today. Getting closer to best-seller status every day 🙂 pic.twitter.com/khruUrYzq6 — Dr. Connie (@askdrconnie) May 31, 2014

All roads lead to Kimmel…

Originally posted on Kimmel Education & Research Center:
Our parking lot tells the story! Even with Highway 75 under road construction, we have lots of activity at Kimmel Education and Research Center today. A visit by Chuck Schroeder, Executive Director of the University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute, started out the day and later this morning, Dr. Wayne Moore, UNL Extension Associate Director/Associate Dean,…

Fred: The Key Indicator of “Gone-to-Muchness”

I think Fred is trying to tell me something! Granted, Fred usually gets pretty upset when I get the suitcase out and start packing.  But, this was the first time he actually sat in it!  Animals have great instincts, and he is sharing an important message with me. It has been a busy couple of months and it is now time to do some … Read More Fred: The Key Indicator of “Gone-to-Muchness”

Future-Focused Leadership: Cooperation, Creativity and Purpose

Interestingly enough, the hottest jobs at Facebook require a “human touch.”  Why?  They are looking for people who can close sales because their revenue relies heavily on ads (Anders, 2014).  Perhaps the most future-focused distance learning administrators should consider blending “high-human touch” with “high-tech” in new and interesting ways that holistically add value to the lives of learners. Future-focused leaders in distance learning are … Read More Future-Focused Leadership: Cooperation, Creativity and Purpose

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