Motivation Monday: Candor

Is honesty always the best policy?  Is it better to tell someone the truth, or tell them what they want to hear and keep them happy?  If someone tells you about an idea they are excited about, do you tell them if you feel it’s bad? Or do you pump them up and tell them they can do it, inspiring them?  If a friend is in a bad situation, do you give them the harsh truth, even if they end up hating you for it? Or do you let them discover the answer for themselves? People like to be reassured...

Motivation Monday: Opportunity

Opportunity.  It means you have a chance.  One Chance, to give it everything you have to claim what you’ve always wanted.  Chances like this don’t come along often.  You’ve spent years working hard, educating yourself, building your list of contacts, doing the work for free, all in hopes of getting a shot at the big time.  But are you willing to give everything you’ve got to change your entire life? Are you willing to take a leap and give up everything you’ve worked on just for a shot at the big time? Not everyone is willing to risk it.  We...

Motivation Monday (on Tuesday): Following Through

When I was in University, I was a frosh week rep / spirit leader, meaning we played games and got new students excited about being part of an educational community.  It also gave them a chance to get out of their norm and shake it up, while making some new friends. As part of the training for this, every rep in the school saw a motivational speaker before the week began.  I’ve seen motivational speakers before, in high school,  but I never remembered them.  This guy stuck with me.  It wasn’t because he was funny, he didn’t have some gimmick,...