"Ten percent are great leaders; 80% are followers; 10% are bad leaders." So says Tim Lautzenheiser, affectionately called Dr. Tim by the music community. Dr. Tim founded Attitude Concepts for Today, an organization dedicated to developing student leadership in music ensembles.
He is the top name in music education, delivering keynotes and workshops across the country. I was privileged to interview him for my podcast, …Continue
Added by James Divine on September 24, 2015 at 7:05am — No Comments
What is more risky? To pursue something you love that you have a talent for, or take the safe job that you feel no connection to and hope doesn’t drive you to despair? Putting on a false face everyday, pretending that you care, going through the motions, hoping you meet the productivity benchmarks. Certainly this is the case in many workplaces. We have workplaces full of people working at only 25 to 30 percent of their true capacity. I believe that the only way to do your best, most…Continue
Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience. ~ Clarence Day
I talk with quite a number of people who want to make a career change but don't have the educational requirements an…Continue
After graduating college, I was surprised to find many people who had never gone to college who were making tons more money than me running their own business, and without the loads of student loan debt. I was also surprised to find people who had earned masters degrees waiting tables. How could this be? Wasn't it supposed to be the other way around? That's what my high school guidance counselor had taught us. The overall point he made to us high school seniors was: Smart people go to…Continue
The Charmed Life. What kind of life would you live if money was of "no object," time wasn't a concern, and you had no educational barrier? What does YOUR charmed life look like to you? This is the question we ALL ought to answer for ourselves, the question that seems very critical to answer, if we are ever to figure out what we truly want to pour our time into. I still think of it as, "What do I want to be when I grow up?" :-) This is not been an easy task. For me, there are days when…Continue
I made a decision with my friend to start a podcast. After feeling left behind when I was not accepted into a certain program I was hoping to, I felt so down. Actually, I was angry. I never get…Continue
I have been working with nonprofit organizations for many years successfully increasing sponsorship partnerships on a regular basis. Because of my success I have chosen to share my secrets with nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurs. Since we launched this program in September 2013, we have helped organizations bring in over $1,000,000 in sponsorships dollars!
Our community is growing and I want you to be a part of it. My…
Welcome to 'Monday Mastery' with Brian Holmes! Each Monday morning, we provide you a video segment that is designed to encourage, motivate, challenge, and develop you as a leader and influencer. In this segment, Brian begins a new series of segments on 'The 7 Mountains…
Added by Brian A. Holmes on April 8, 2014 at 1:27am — No Comments
It is a particularly desirable choice for entrepreneurs, speakers, nonprofit leaders, authors, associations, board of directors, event planners, entertainers, journalists, sports, political, and media outlets and those who can identify…
In her own words – “I’m a high-school and college drop-out who had a daughter at 19, got fired from her job, divorced at 25, and moved home with her mama.” (Jump to podcast.)…Continue
Added by Joel Boggess on October 17, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
Yes, I am still here. I've just been busy working on a few fun and exciting projects that are intended to enrich lives. As matter of fact, I've started a company called Impactful Living, Inc. as a result of it all.
Curious about the projects? Here is what is…Continue
Ok, so I know I'm not very active here. Quite honestly I am very busy living, and growing my business, but I felt like this was too exciting to not share.
The last 3 1/2 years has seen me spending increasing amounts of time teaching music to kindergarten and first grade students at Lakeview Elementary in Lakeside, CA. It started out so humbly and innocently as an offer to help a pre-K class with music. Our twins were enrolled there for this semester long class they called "Early…Continue
Anyone that spend much time with me these days is well aware of my disappointment in our schools. This brilliant video sums it up very well from a student’s perspective. It also sums up my biggest challenge a parent.
I want kids to be freed from the box for which our outdated school system has built. How will…Continue
Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them. ~ Marvin J. Ashton
by Pete Ferguson
As a young manager at…Continue
Some days I get to work in the morning, and I can not concentrate for the life of me. I'm an elementary school teacher, so focus is pretty important if I want to keep my sanity.
But, the thing is that I don't want to continue being an elementary school teacher. I've tossed some ideas around in the past about how to maneuver out of the classroom, and into a "specials" teacher job, such as a library media specialist, or a technology integration specialist. But, really, I don't want…Continue
Added by Dorian Tsukioka on December 3, 2012 at 10:43pm — No Comments
I want the kind of passion I see in my husband when he is doing something new in programming. He is excited. He wants to "work". I am still looking for my passion. I am interested in doing a little bit of this and trying a little bit of that but I don't know what I am really passionate about. What can I do well enough that I wouldn't consider work?
I used to think that I needed to get an education and the jobs will be there. Needless to say my education did not bring jobs to me on a…Continue
Hello all, hope that business is going well (or will be going well).
I wanted to just post an introductory entry about me and my endeavor and some of the questions that I have - feel free to respond as you want to, praise and criticism are equally accepted.
I'm starting a business called Graduate With Success which is based a lot on the model that Dan Miller has going except I'd like my greatest effort to be as a speaker. I've got several products (a book, a manual and a…Continue
Last week I wrote about the lessons I have learned while guiding my middle school students through a fun and challenging design project. http://tinyurl.com/9g88xxs
New post today at andylammers.wordpress.com about teaching science! http://wp.me/2wAgG
Added by Andy Lammers on August 12, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments