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What Are Your Lifetime Goals

The thought of lifetime goals hit me really hard the other day as I was thinking about certain relationships in my life.  Many are amazing, and filled with – love laughter that sometimes hurts joy from being surrounded with kind and caring people authenticity when it comes to openness, opinions and constructive feedback or criticism memories that make you smile and some that may you cry in depth conversations that challenge you, make you think and leave you a better human being and other relationships in my life are – strained because of misunderstandings that haven’t yet been resolved awkward […]

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Be Someone’s Guide

There are events that happen throughout your life that you’ll remember forever. Events that have a special place not just in your heart, but in those around you. You can plan for these moments, but many times they’re just going to happen without you having any control whatsoever.  My experience as a marathon guide all happened completely out of my control. Many years ago I was running a marathon in Sacramento, California and about halfway through the race I started passing runners that had the word GUIDE on their backs and they were tethered to another runner with a rope, […]

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No More (Traditional) Meetings

How many meetings that you attend are a complete waste of time? My apologies upfront for starting this blog post with such negativity, but something has to be done. I use to think it was just me who didn’t enjoy sitting in a room, at a table with other people and spending hours on end talking or mostly listening, without having any clear objectives or takeaways.  But then I started traveling around the country speaking and consulting with other educators and I realized I wasn’t alone! “I need more time in the day.” Hey, I get it.  Then stop having […]

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My #OneWord for 2020 – OTHERS

For years I’ve written a #OneWord post leading into the new year. I’ve chosen MORE and TEAM and other words as my focus. My word for 2020 is OTHERS. I spend a lot of time alone on airplanes, in rental cars, hotel rooms, talking with other educators from around the country and most importantly spending time with my wife and two kids.  In all of those moments there’s always one profound thought that I’m thinking about.  It’s NOT about you.  It’s about the people around you. It’s about your students and what makes them excited about learning. It’s about the […]

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Six Strategies to Help Achieve Your Goals

Goals are something I think about – a lot. “What’s next for you?” “Do you have some new ideas or projects you’re working on?” “It’s been awhile since I’ve done something big, lots of ideas rolling around but I’m just not sure what to do next?” Is there something you’ve been wanting to do since you were eighteen? You’ve always had this ambition to travel the world and write a blog about your experiences, but aren’t sure how to put it all together. Maybe you’ve run ten half-marathons and completing a full marathon is next on your list…….but. This is […]

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My Top 10 Favorite Books of 2019

To be clear and completely upfront, this post could have had forty-five books recommended, but thankfully I whittled it down to my favorite Top 10 for 2019. In 2020 I’m going to keep better track of the books I read, because in all I read between forty-five and fifty books. “How do you have time to read so many books Adam?” I don’t watch television. I don’t read magazines. I fly A LOT which gives me quiet and uninterrupted time to read. It’s fun and great for my brain so I make the time – and you can too! Not […]

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